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All Articles written by: Steve Aschburner

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Commissioner Adam Silver 'thrilled' for normalcy as NBA's 75th season begins

The NBA will play its usual 82-game, October-to-June schedule after two pandemic-shortened seasons.

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Is age just a number? The Lakers hope so

A veteran-loaded roster in L.A. hopes to prove NBA careers have more longevity now than during previous generations.

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What to expect from all 15 teams in the East this season

As the 2021-22 season nears, take a team-by-team look at the contenders, playoff teams and more in the Eastern Conference.

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10 key questions: Which second-year players will flourish?

Several youngsters made impressive marks in their rookie seasons, but a select few could really break out in the upcoming season.

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10 key questions: Which team is poised for a surprising, breakout season?

Two East squads have the roster pieces and intangibles to take a big step forward in 2021-22.

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10 key questions: How hard will it be for the Hawks to top last season’s success?

Atlanta must prove the wings it found late last season and in the 2021 playoffs were not a fluke.

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10 key questions: How can Zion Williamson take his game to next level?

With substantial offseason turnover in New Orleans, Zion Williamson could be asked to do even more this season.

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10 key questions: Will Jason Kidd get the best out of Luka Doncic?

The savvy former guard looks to bring his Hall of Fame expertise to Dallas.

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10 key questions: How will new Lakers mesh?

L.A. is leaning on a loaded roster of accomplished vets as it enters a pivotal season.

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10 key questions: Is Brooklyn the team to beat?

Brooklyn's star trio and deep roster of scorers and role players give it a serious shot to win the East in 2021-22.

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10 key questions: Does addition of Kyle Lowry make Miami better?

The hard-nosed veteran point guard will play a key role in the Heat's win-now mission.

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10 key questions: Can the Suns return to The Finals?

With a trio of stars leading the way and solid depth, Phoenix isn't likely to backpedal this season.

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10 key questions: What will be the Bucks' biggest challenge?

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the defending champs have high expectations this season, but their path will look different.

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Gratitude, pride mark 2021 Hall of Fame ceremony on 9/11

From humble thanks to a sense of accomplishment, the 2021 Class brought its own brand of emotion.

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Paul Pierce adds own Hall of Fame chapter to Celtics lore

In crafting his Hall of Fame path, Paul Pierce led Boston to an NBA title and became one of the greatest players ever in Celtics history.

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NBA celebrates 75th season with classic, anniversary matchups

A number of matchups in the 2021-22 season will tie together the NBA's past with its present.

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Second-year players finally get the chance to shine in Las Vegas

The 2020 draft class is hitting the floor at Summer League for the first time after last year's edition was cancelled due to COVID-19.

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver discusses state of the league as The Finals open

In a typically wide-ranging press conference, Silver discusses postseason injuries, social justice and more.

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Tobias Harris steps up for Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1

With Joel Embiid in first-half foul trouble, Tobias Harris picks up the slack en route to a playoff career-high 37 points in Game 1.

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Long-delayed Hall of Fame Class of 2020 ceremony finally on the cusp

Originally planned to take place eight months ago, the Hall of Fame's Class of 2020 ceremony will likely prove an emotional affair.

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60 things to know about Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett

Celebrate the trio's 60 combined NBA seasons with these key numbers.

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Bucks hoping to hit their peak at just the right time

Milwaukee has a new focus on strategy after spending the past two seasons dominating the regular-season standings.

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Developing Warriors still have eyes on making postseason push

The former champs remain confident that they can make some noise in the playoffs.

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NBA Play-In Tournament adds drama to trade deadline

Differentiating deadline sellers from buyers is that much tougher thanks to the NBA's new playoff format.

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With 7 internationals, Wizards reflect NBA's global reach

Rui Hachimura (Japan), Deni Avdija (Israel), Raul Neto (Brazil), Alex Len (Ukraine) and Davis Bertans (Latvia) are among the Wizards battling the Lakers on Monday night.

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5 takeaways after NBA All-Star starters revealed

With the 2021 NBA All-Star Captains and starters now official, here are five thoughts to consider with the reserves and draft still to come.

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Defensive Player Ladder: Rudy Gobert, Ben Simmons lead new weekly ranking

Shining a light on the defensive end with the debut ranking of the Top 5 defenders in the NBA.

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Knicks take a second shot on Derrick Rose in trade with Pistons

New York sends Dennis Smith Jr. and second-round pick to reunite Rose with Tom Thibodeau.

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5 takeaways from first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2021

Taking a look at the major storylines after early returns were released, including potential surprises.

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No magic formula to developing a potential 'unicorn' like Zion Williamson

The path Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo pursued in his rise could serve as a guide to New Orleans and its young phenom.

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Warriors' Andrew Wiggins benefiting from change of scenery

The former No. 1 overall pick is thriving in Golden State as he faces his former team twice this week.

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Pacers' All-Star Domantas Sabonis reaching new levels this season

The skilled big man has dominated during the first 10 games after missing the entire 2019-20 season restart in Orlando.

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5 takeaways from first 2 weeks of 2020-21 season

These players, teams and storylines have stood out during the opening weeks of the 72-game season.

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Chris Paul's play, presence commanding West-leading Suns

The 10-time All-Star has quickly made his mark in Phoenix before a matchup against the Clippers on Sunday.

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Jrue Holiday embraces the pressure of being Bucks' missing piece

Milwaukee's main offseason addition will have a chance to prove his value in back-to-back matchups against Miami this week.

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NBA again heads into unknown with another unprecedented season

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced the NBA to once again think outside the box as it embarks on the 2020-21 campaign.

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Talen Horton-Tucker and 5 takeaways from the start of preseason

Five days into a quick NBA preseason has already produced some noteworthy observations.