For the past few seasons the Celtics have been scrappy, smart, lucky, tough, overrated, injured, resilient and almost always very good. Now Kyrie Irving and his teammates will try to take to next the step.
At this time last year, Paul George was determined to return home when he hit free agency. But after a season with Russell Westbrook and the Thunder he realized that, while L.A. is where he is from, Oklahoma City is where he belongs.
Did the Rockets hit their ceiling last season? Can LeBron and the Lakers mesh in time to push for a playoff spot? Will Toronto prove enough this season to retain Kawhi Leonard? The Crossover answers those questions and more ahead of the 2018-19 season.
Tex Winter, a pioneer in the NBA world who brought the triangle offense to the pros, was far more than the man who helped Michael Jordan to six championships and the Lakers to a three-peat at the turn of the century.
The NBA is more unpredictable than it's ever been, with marquee players switching teams and conferences left and right. That said, The Crossover staff was still up to the task of picking the biggest plot twist for 2018-19.
He’s done it in Cleveland. He’s done it in Miami. Now LeBron James will try to win yet another title after making a high-profile move, this time to Los Angeles, where the King’s court is a fascinating mix of innocence and experience—and where the fan base demands banners.
The Jimmy Butler saga has dragged on to absurd levels, with practice ploys and pr stunts taking center stage. But while Butler might have taken control of the narrative surrounding his trade request, the truth is no one is winning here.
With the Warriors-Cavaliers rivalry officially over, we will have a different matchup in the NBA Finals for the first time in years. What could emerge as the new replacement? The Crossover's staff takes a stab at predicting which two teams we'll watch in June.
Michael Porter Jr. entered college basketball last year as one of the most prized recruits but an injury forced him to miss a majority of his freshman season. Now as a rookie with the Nuggets, he is preparing for his return to the court.