• Front-Office Perspective: What it was like working with Kevin Garnett

    During my 20-year tenure with the Nets, Kevin Garnett, who announced his retirement Friday, was the only player who made me feel intimidated. Sure there were times I felt nervous, like training camp in 1995, when I was fresh out of college and shuttling All-Stars Kenny Anderson and Derrick Coleman…

    Bobby Marks
  • How Kevin Garnett's fire, intensity changed the league

    The legendary power forward leaves the game with a lasting legacy after transforming two franchises.

    By Chris Mannix
  • Paul George's message to LeBron: 'I'm ready for you'

    Paul George defends LeBron James in the 2014 playoffs. Paul George posted photos on social media of him taking bites of his gold medal from the Rio Olympics, a clichéd image that represented closure for an uncommon chapter of his life. Finishing the task for Team USA meant the end of reliving his…

    Michael Lee
  • Front-Office Insider: The cost of losing Chris Bosh

    Chris Bosh is owed $75.8 million. With The Vertical’s report Friday that Miami increasingly believes Chris Bosh’s Heat career is over, Front-Office Insider Bobby Marks takes an in-depth look at the potential short- and long-term salary-cap ramifications for the Heat. Chris Bosh is currently owed…

    Bobby Marks
  • Sources: Heat increasingly believe Bosh's career with franchise is over

    After a battery of medical examinations, the Miami Heat have declined to clear All-Star forward Chris Bosh for training camp and increasingly believe that his career with the franchise is over, league sources told The Vertical. Another bout of blood clotting was a significant part of the failed…

    Adrian Wojnarowski
  • Bucks acquire Michael Beasley

    Michael Beasley averaged 12.8 points in 18.2 minutes a game for the Rockets last season. The Milwaukee Bucks acquired Houston forward Michael Beasley in a trade on Thursday, a stop-gap move to soften the loss of leading scorer Khris Middleton. Milwaukee sent point guard Tyler Ennis to the Rockets…

    Adrian Wojnarowski
  • Why Yao Ming's marketing impact is still felt today

    With NBA player shoe deals set to expire Sept. 30, there are several key players who will be signing new deals for the upcoming season. Thanks almost entirely to newly enshrined Hall of Famer Yao Ming, the shoe deal and marketing landscape for NBA players has taken on a more global scale in the…

    Nick DePaula
  • Sources: Metta World Peace to return to Lakers

    Metta World Peace has been a positive influence on the young Lakers. Metta World Peace has reached agreement on a deal to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources told The Vertical. World Peace, 36, has been working out daily with the Lakers, and the two sides finalized a contract for…

    Shams Charania
  • The potential benefits of the NBA academy initiative

    A primer on the NBA academy initiative, which will invest in existing facilities and programs across the globe to facilitate more international players moving onto the path of becoming NBA players. Eventually, China could become home to three NBA-sponsored academies, a reflection of how crucial…

  • Vertical Pod with JJ Redick: Matt Barnes

    The Kings forward opens up about his on-court persona and league reputation.

    The Vertical Staff
  • Vertical Pod with Woj: Bryan Colangelo

    The 76ers president of basketball operations discusses his previous jobs and his plan for the team.

    Yahoo Sports
  • Summer rewind: Golden State Warriors

    The Warriors were the big winners in the summer of Durant, but there are still concerns.

    Bobby Marks
  • Vertical Pod with Chris Mannix: Mark Price

    The University of Charlotte coach and former NBA All-Star talks shooting and adjusting to the college game.

    Yahoo Sports
  • Why the 'Greek Freak' isn't just another $100M man

    It was one of those frigid December days in the suburbs of Milwaukee, and Giannis Antetokounmpo slid open the glass doors of his apartment and let the biting winds of Lake Michigan rush over him. “Look at the water!” Giannis bellowed. Giannis Antetokounmpo is a unique franchise cornerstone.

    Adrian Wojnarowski
  • Sources: Giannis Antetokounmpo agrees to $100M extension

    The deal, which is nearly a max contract, is expected to be signed on Tuesday in Milwaukee.

    Adrian Wojnarowski
  • Sources: Rudy Gay informs Kings he'll opt out and likely not return

    Rudy Gay averaged 17.2 points last season. Forward Rudy Gay has informed Sacramento Kings management that he plans to use his 2017 player option to become an unrestricted free agent and considers himself unlikely to negotiate a new deal to return to the franchise, league sources told The Vertical.…

    Adrian Wojnarowski
  • Adidas exec makes leap to sports rep firm

    Chris Grancio was a longtime adidas exec. After a decade at adidas shaping the brand’s basketball brand as its sports marketing head, Chris Grancio has made a fairly unprecedented leap to become the chief marketing officer of the newly launched Independent Sports & Entertainment company, one of…

    Nick DePaula