NBA news round-up: Anunoby, Bogdanovic, Crowder and more as trade season hots up

Bojan Bogdanovic of the Detroit Pistons drives to the basket against Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls during the first half at United Center on...

It’s NBA trade season, so speculation is predictably in full flow as teams – whether championship contenders, pretenders or rebuilding teams – are all involved between now and the Feb. 9 deadline. Will any team satisfy Toronto’s big expectations in an OG Anunoby trade? What about Bojan Bogdanovic in Detroit, or the silence coming from the Suns about wantaway wing Jae Crowder? Read about all of that and more, with some free agent chatter to finish. Continue reading

After his 23-point gamewinning display vs. Atlanta, is Victor Oladipo an x-factor in Miami?

Victor Oladipo of the Miami Heat celebrates after defeating the Atlanta Hawks 97-94 in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round to advance to...

After posting his second-highest scoring total since eventually joining Miami in a trade from Houston 13 months ago, is two-time All-Star shooting guard Victor Oladipo now ready to be their x-factor as the postseason deepens, with questions over Kyle Lowry and Jimmy Butler? Continue reading

Preview: New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets – Who continues their momentum?

Brandon Ingram of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots the ball during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on January 29, 2021 at the Smoothie King...

Brandon Ingram had 28 points, Zion Williamson impressed with 21 on 13 shots alongside a career-high seven assists as the Milwaukee Bucks (11-7) had their two-game winning run snapped emphatically away from home overnight. Can they sustain that level of efficiency against a well-rested Houston Rockets (8-9) team in the second of their back-to-back slate? Continue reading

NBA Previews: Pacers-Cavaliers, Wizards-Bulls and Magic-76ers on New Year’s Eve

3 observations: Joel Embiid heroics pushes Sixers past Raptors at home

Read on for three NBA previews ahead of New Year’s Eve, as the 2020-21 season continues. Philadelphia will hope for another big performance by their star center Joel Embiid away to the unbeaten Orlando Magic (4-0), while Indiana and Washington target responses after suffering preventable defeats in their respective games against the Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls next. Continue reading