Slimmer OJ Mayo kicks off season with Bucks

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

O.J. Mayo says he has very few memories of last season.

Knicks stress defense, teamwork at West Point camp

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

A few days at the U.S. Military Academy can change the Knicks only so much. Notorious night owl J.R. Smith isn't going to start waking up at dawn like a cadet.

Kenny Smith, family to appear on TBS reality show

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Former NBA star Kenny Smith and his family will appear on a reality show on TBS in the spring.

Training camp essential for NBA's new head coaches

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers made an impromptu visit to Steve Kerr's office last week and couldn't stop staring at the walls.

Nothin' but Net: Coaching hot seat already burning

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

With NBA Media Day barely behind us, it's perfect fair and reasonable to already speculate as to which coaches will be fired soonest.

Bob Brookover: 76ers' future may be bright, but present is bleak

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

The big chill Monday inside the Wells Fargo Center was caused by the building's ice hockey configuration. The cold reality was provided by the return of the 76ers, the city's professional basketball franchise that wants you and its roster of NBA neophytes to believe it is building for a better tomorrow.

Heat Big 3 of perseverance: Wade, Bosh ... Haslem

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

MIAMI - The mind's eye still might want to see otherwise, but reality paints a different picture. So there, flashing intermittently on the AmericanAirlines Arena media mesh high above Biscayne Boulevard is a picture familiar but decidedly different.

Lakers' Scott has tough decisions to make

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Somehow, some way, it felt as if Byron Scott was a player again.

Bill Plaschke: Lakers' Bryant confronts his latest, greatest challenge

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

The official beginning of The Last Chapter was uncomfortable, unseemly, and undeniably perfect.

Time for Utah's youth movement to step up

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

The Utah Jazz rebuilding project has reached the point where it's time for the young talent to sink or shine.