NBA trade deadline 2023: The Naz Red market and what it means for the Wolves

It’s very simple. Until the Feb. 9 NBA Trade Deadline, speculation will run wild, and the Minnesota Timberwolves are no exception to that rule. There are anywhere from 4 to 5 players that are being speculated about a possible transfer, and among the players who seem to be high in that hierarchy is the Hilton … Read more

NHL and NBA should discipline James Dolan for facial recognition: NY pol

A Manhattan elected official is calling on the NBA and National Hockey League to punish Madison Square Garden CEO James Dolan for his “egregious use of facial recognition technology” to ban people they don’t like from events. Sen. Brad Hoelman-Segal wrote in a Jan. 27 letter to the NBA and NHL commissioners. He added, “I … Read more

Rocket Trading 2.0 Scenarios: What I’m Hearing About John Collins, Miles Turner, and More

Summer is coming. While this may be a somewhat cheesy nod to Game of Thrones, it is an important reminder of the change that is on the horizon for the Houston Rockets. The 11-37 franchise is once again designed for a big lottery pick—the spoils of a rebuild—but over the coming months, that roster will … Read more

NBA trade deadline: Could the Celtics be in the market for a help in Frontcourt?

With the trade deadline approaching, the Celtics have good reason to feel confident. They lead the NBA with a record of 35-14, on their way to the team’s highest winning percentage in a season in over a decade. They have the best net rating of the league at +5.9. They performed at a higher level … Read more

Knicks second unit is finally healthy finding its rhythm

Two games after Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau moved to his new second unit in early December, Obi Tobin suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right fibula. When he returned a month later, RJ Barrett, the player who always plays for the reserves, came off with a torn right index finger. Finally, Thibodeau’s second quintet … Read more

2023 NBA trade deadline buyer’s guide: What each contender needs, how they’ll get it, and what they’ll give up

Getty Images You’ve likely heard it repeated that this NBA season has no obvious frontrunner, but the parity runs quite a bit deeper. We could, in fact, argue that this season contains more parity than any other in NBA history. Here are some relevant numbers: The Boston Celtics lead the NBA with a net rating … Read more

Sacramento Kings victory ray: More than a happy story or a rallying cry

Sacramento, Calif. – Few words can bring the Sacramento athletic community together more than these three: “Light the beam!” The Sacramento Kings have acceded to that request several times this season, lighting a ray of victory and placing themselves among the top three in the NBA’s Western Conference standings. For those unfamiliar, Sacramento shines lasers … Read more

Evaluating the Raptors at the NBA Trade Deadline: Hollinger and Curren

As the February 9 NBA trade deadline approaches, the Toronto Raptors have emerged as one of the most formidable teams in the league. If they decide this team, 21-27 and 11 in the Eastern Conference heading into Monday’s games, doesn’t have a future and put up four of the most experienced rookies on the market, … Read more

The Kings tied the NBA record with three made in a quarter against the Grizzlies

Sacramento Kings forward Keegan Murray (13) hits a jump shot over Memphis Grizzlies forward Xavier Tillman (2) in the second half in an NBA basketball game on Monday, January 23, 2023, at Golden 1 in Sacramento. Murray scored 20 points and nine rebounds. The Kings won 133-100. Sarah Nevis snevis@sacbee.com The Kings fired lasers and … Read more