For the Utah Jazz, it means creating a new offensive identity this season. Gordon Hayward signed with the Boston Celtics as a free agent in July after carving out a niche as Utah's primary scorer over the past few seasons. Now the Jazz, starting with their season opener against the Denver Nuggets
The Dallas Mavericks head into a new season determined to play with a new sense of urgency. Not an urgency as in making a playoff push, which figures to be an uphill battle in the stacked Western Conference, but urgency with the ball. The Mavericks were one of the more deliberate teams in the NBA offensively
The injury occurred when Hayward was bumped in the air by LeBron James and fell with his leg pinned under him. Hayward, 27, who signed a four-year, $128 million contract in the offseason with the Celtics, immediately called for help with his foot and ankle dangling in the wrong direction.
One team with a recent run of postseason appearances and another without begin jockeying for playoff position in the stacked Western Conference when the Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans tip off the season Wednesday night in Memphis. The Grizzlies (43-39) placed seventh and Pelicans (34-48) 10th in
The Washington Wizards turned in one of the NBA's surprise campaigns a year ago and enter the 2017-18 season among the Eastern Conference favorites. If Joel Embiid can stay on the court more often than not, the Philadelphia 76ers might be the team making the biggest rise. Following a 49-win season
Last season, the Miami Heat began what became a disappointing campaign with a 12-point road victory against the Orlando Magic. It was one of 11 wins during a difficult first half that ultimately cost Miami a playoff berth. Meanwhile, numerous reasons caused Orlando to miss the playoffs for a team-record
Oct 18 (Gracenote) - Standings from the NBA on Tuesday EASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Boston 0 1 0 - 2. Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 2. NY Knicks 0 0 0 0 2. Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 2. Toronto 0 0 0 0 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Cleveland 1 0 1.000 - 2. Chicago 0 0 0 0 1/2 2. Detroit 0 0 0 0 1/
A new home should help the Detroit Pistons erase the memories of a poor season. The Pistons will play the Charlotte Hornets in their first regular-season game at Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit on Wednesday. The Pistons had called The Palace of Auburn Hills home since 1988.
The Indiana Pacers and Brooklyn Nets have some similarities heading into their season opener Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers traded star forward Paul George, who announced he would likely leave Indiana after the 2017-18 season as a free agent, and have 10 new faces. The Nets, coming
Markelle Fultz gets to start the next chapter of his career in a familiar setting. The No. 1 pick in the draft will make his NBA debut for the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night at the Washington Wizards, about a half-hour from home. Fultz grew up in nearby Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in Prince George