The Nets have officially signed six-time NBA All-Star Blake Griffin after he negotiated a contract buyout with the Detroit Pistons and became a free agent on Sunday. Griffin, 31, is no longer the highlight factory he once was a lob threat in Los Angeles, but he is still a capable scorer and playmaker who brings several distinct qualities to a loaded Nets team. Here’s how Griffin can help make ...
The Los Angeles Lakers don't resume their season until Friday, a day or two later than most clubs, and that was a very smart move by the NBA schedule-makers. For the Lakers, and for the NBA, these few days are critical. This is LeBron James' time to recharge.
While LeBron James was largely resting through the All-Star Game, the Brooklyn Nets were adding another piece for a run at his title. With James still near the top of his game and the Nets on top of the league in scoring, it’s easy to envision a coast-to-coast NBA Finals when a champion is crowned in July. But, when most teams resume play Thursday — the same date last season was suspended — the leaders in the Eastern Conference might be doing so without their two best players.