Memphis Grizzlies New Orleans Pelicans top 2 Western Conference

Zion Williamson (l.) and Ja MorantImage: Getty Images The Golden State Warriors lost again last night. On Tuesday, the Phoenix Suns dropped a game to the lowly Houston Rockets for the second time this month. Those two wins account for 22.2 percent of the Rockets’ victories this season. The Denver Nuggets have a decent grip … Read more

Could Knicks trade Cam Reddish?

Cam ReddishPhoto: Getty Images As the trade market heats up as the NBA’s Dec. 15 moratorium nears, allowing players who signed new contracts this league year to be traded, the Knicks are expected to be active on the trade market. During this cycle, they’re on the other side of the Cam Reddish sweepstakes. Before the … Read more

Hey Adam Silver, glossy new trophies won’t fix the NBA’s regular season

Two pretty good basketball playersPhoto: Getty Images They say millennials are obsessed with trophies, but our elders have been expanding the ones propping up that industry. Commissioner Adam Silver’s quest to revitalize the regular season’s infrastructure has been his pet project for almost his entire eight-year stint. One day after Kawhi Leonard expressed his apathy … Read more

Chris Paul is going to lose any argument that’s anti Zion Williamson dunking

Zion in winter.Image: Getty Images The NBA season is nearly one-third over, and the team with the best record in the Western Conference is… the New Orleans Pelicans. They have the highest average point differential of any team in the conference by almost two points, outscoring teams by 7.1 points per outing. The team with … Read more

It’s bad for L.A. Lakers that Anthony Davis was hurt so much

The look on my face when AD says he’s 100 percent healthyImage: Getty Images Lakers camp has opened, and we have to pretend that this team is seriously moving forward with this roster for the rest of the season. New coach Darwin Ham is stressing defense, and LeBron James is following suit. Russell Westbrook, “a … Read more

NBA hypocritical in honoring Bill Russell

Isn’t that Bill Russell’s number, Alex Caruso?Image: Getty Images The honorable Bill Russell. Argue among yourselves about which player is the best in the history of the NBA, there is no name more revered in the 76-year history of the league than his. He was drafted into the league eight years into the NBL and … Read more

Celtics, Suns players shouldn’t have to answer for Udoka, Sarver

Jaylen Brown (left) and Marcus SmartPhoto: AP The question askers were there. The question answerers were not. All 30 teams participated in Monday’s NBA Media Day, but the national spotlight was only on two franchises. Better yet, two men: Suspended Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka and “current” Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver. “It’s a lot … Read more

Jeremy Lin the subject of new documentary on his 15 minutes of fame

Jeremy Lin is the subject of a new HBO documentaryImage: Getty Images The NBA lockout season of 2011-12 was really 11 years ago. Remember the LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant flag football game and the barnstorming tour the NBA stars went on playing in various gyms around the country? (I’m still upset that I missed … Read more

Will Celtics’ Robert Williams III career be shortened by injury?

RWIIIPhoto: Getty Images I hope Robert Williams III believes that it was worth it. I truly hope that he has no regrets about returning to the basketball court for the Boston Celtics, four weeks after meniscus surgery. Yes, it was the playoffs and the Celtics were the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. The … Read more

Trail Blazers hire Billups over Dawn Staley, Becky Hammon

Becky Hammon (right, with Las Vegas Aces owner Mark Davis)Photo: Getty Images Becky Hammon and Dawn Staley were literally right there. But, instead of making history by being the first NBA team to hire a woman as their head coach, the Portland Trail Blazers chose former point guard Chauncy Billups — and he led them … Read more