Timofey Mozgov Is A Heavy Hitter In The Local Commercial Circuit

Yesterday, we learned that Timofey Mozgov starred in a fantastic local commercial in which he wore a backwards jersey and repeatedly looked off-camera, but now we know that's not his only spot. Here's another one with him talking to his "favorite day-time bartender." Timofey Mozgov has a favorite day-time bartender? » 3/27/15 12:05pm Today 12:05pm

Trey Burke Goes Down With Incredibly Strange Non-Contact Neck Injury

Down one and bringing the ball up the court against the Trail Blazers with 30 seconds left, Jazz point guard Trey Burke ... had a neck spasm? Pinched nerve? Got shot by a sniper? Was stung by a bee? Punched by an invisible leprechaun? Whatever happened, it sent Burke down to his knees in an incredible amount of pain. » 3/25/15 11:34pm Wednesday 11:34pm

Khris Middleton Hits Game-Winning Three To Cap Frenzied Final Seconds

Khris Middleton is starting to make a habit of hitting game-winners from a very specific spot on the floor. Down two to the Heat with eight seconds remaining, Jerryd Bayless's missed layup was heading out of bounds before Zaza Pachulia tracked it down and chucked it backwards. His save found Middleton perfectly, who… » 3/24/15 11:10pm Tuesday 11:10pm

Rick Pitino Says Players Should Be Allowed To Skip College

It's only been since 2006 that high schoolers were banned from jumping straight to the NBA, so it's not as if the current system—which has mainly supplied a series of one-and-dones—has inertia on its side. But basketball programs want more: the Pac-12 presidents have pitched the Power Five on making all freshmen… » 3/22/15 1:03pm Sunday 1:03pm

Marcus Smart Ejected After Punching Matt Bonner In The Balls

Celtics fans are hoping Marcus Smart is the next Kevin Garnett, and if this blast to Matt Bonner's nuts is any proof, the rookie is already embracing some of KG's finishing moves. This one, in particular, finished Smart's night; he earned the ejection, and Boston fell 101-89 to the Spurs. » 3/21/15 12:14am 3/21/15 12:14am

The Thunder Hold A Tight Grip On Their Players' Media Availability

Russell Westbrook doesn't necessarily care for the media, and he doesn't try to hide that. He and Oklahoman reporter Berry Tramel had a tense exchange in January, with the Thunder point guard outright saying he didn't like Tramel. Grantland's Bryan Curtis looked into the media-team relationship in Oklahoma City and… » 3/20/15 4:15pm 3/20/15 4:15pm

Kevin Durant Out Indefinitely With Persistent Foot Soreness

Thunder GM Sam Presti held a press conference today to announce that his team is super boned. Well, he didn't say that specifically, but that's about all there is to be gleaned from his announcement that Kevin Durant, who was supposedly close to returning to the team after missing the last 13 games with a foot injury,… » 3/20/15 1:02pm 3/20/15 1:02pm

The Timberwolves Signed A Guy Because He Was Nearby

The closest race in the NBA is at the bottom, where Minnesota and New York are neck and neck for the league's worst record—and the best shot at the No. 1 overall draft pick—with Philly and Los Angeles not far ahead. Last night's T-Wolves/Knicks tangle at MSG had the feel of a championship game—a poorly played, poorly… » 3/20/15 9:08am 3/20/15 9:08am

LeBron James Called This Dwyane Wade Game-Winner

Old Man Dwyane Wade's been on a nice little run lately, averaging nearly 30 points per game over his last seven. He dropped 32 on the Portland Trail Blazers last night, the most important of which came by way of this smooth, game-winning jumper at the tail end of the fourth quarter. The Blazers probably should have… » 3/19/15 9:38am 3/19/15 9:38am