Julius Randle has played just one game as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. Yet, he's already managed to change the trajectory of the entire organization. That one game—the 2014-15 season opener against the Houston Rockets in which Randle broke his leg—played a part in Gary Vitti's decision to retire after 32 years as the […]
On July 19, the same day the Houston Rockets traded for point guard Ty Lawson, they also agreed to re-sign the highlight machine known as K.J. McDaniels to a three-year, $10 million contract, solidifying their already deep bench. McDaniels was acquired last year at the trade deadline in exchange for Isaiah Canaan and a 2015 second-round […]
With summer league complete, it's time to critique the top 10 draft picks following their first NBA action. These grades aren't just about production and points per game. We took efficiency into account, as well as the eye test. For the most part, we valued the positives over the negatives, unless the negatives raised legitimate […]
The guy in goggles lighting it up for the Los Angeles Lakers recently in Las Vegas Summer League, the one who might look familiar from the blur that was last season—that was Jabari Brown. On a team with a deep backcourt, the 22-year-old is trying to prove he can be more than an insurance policy. […]
From a memorable visit with Nelson Mandela, to the humanitarian efforts of Dikembe Mutombo, to the success of Basketball Without Borders -- and more - the connection between the NBA and Africa has been built and strengthened over the decades. Narrated by Toronto Raptors President and General Manager, Masai Ujiri.