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David Aldridge

TNT Analyst

Making 24 predictions for the 2016-17 season

The Justice League? The Golden Great?...

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Steve Aschburner

Kyrie Irving's 2016-17 mandate: Lead Cavs in scoring

CLEVELAND -- Kyrie Irving wasn't even fully dressed when someone in the Cavaliers postgame locker room noticed a certain elevation to his wardrobe Tuesday night. Irving, stepping briefly from a scrum of media folks to toss a wet towel in a hamper, muttered almost to himself, "This is my sixth year in the league. I'd like to think there'd be some change in my style."...

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Fran Blinebury

A word to the wise: Don't overlook James Harden this season

Apologies to the Warriors of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and however many basketballs the brotherhood eventually needs to keep the scoreboards spinning....

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Scott Howard-Cooper

Early signs show Grizzlies' style changing

It was only the first quarter of the first game, but it was also the Grizzlies and three-pointers, enough to make seven baskets behind the arc in 13 attempt against the visiting Timberwolves a very encouraging start for the team that finished next-to-last in percentage on deep balls....

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Shaun Powell

These storylines will stand out most as 2016-17 takes flight

The National Basketball Association's 71st season begins tonight in the sports city that is the envy of all America. Flame will shoot from four torches attached to the giant overhead scoreboard inside Quicken Loans Arena (aka "The Q"), an arena that was somehow big enough to fit both the talent of LeBron James and the ego of Donald Trump in a summer to remember. Every seat will be filled, every lung will be empty when the Cleveland Cavaliers get their championship rings....

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Craig Sager


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John Schuhmann

Bulls aim for success despite lack of true 3-point shooting threats

The Chicago Bulls have names. Dwyane Wade. Rajon Rondo. Jimmy Butler....

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Sekou Smith

Hang Time Blog

Ian Thomsen

Celtics, Nets heading in different directions

BOSTON – The reporter wanted to know when the starting lineup would be announced. Would it be revealed at game time?...

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Lang Whitaker

All Ball Blog