Collective Bargaining News
Can WNBA players really count on the league's support?
WNBA players understand that even as the league celebrates its 20th anniversary season, it's still in growth mode. They know there's no foreseeable end for the need to play overseas after the WNBA season ends to supplement their incomes. They're used to armoring themselves against insults from that
What does McCollum's max mean for the future of the Blazers?
On Monday, Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum became the first player from the 2013 draft class to sign an extension to his rookie contract, a standard four-year, maximum deal that nonetheless has a host of interesting implications for the Blazers' future. Extending McCollum is the last
Rockets just gave James Harden a big raise: Good move or bad?
Can both the Houston Rockets and James Harden benefit from the extension the All-Star guard agreed to Saturday? Extensions have all but disappeared for veteran players in the NBA, the result of changes to the league's collective bargaining agreement that made it more lucrative for players to finish
Mark Cuban: Warriors being the bad guy will be good for NBA
LAS VEGAS -- Mark Cuban believes Kevin Durant 's decision to join the Golden State Warriors will benefit the NBA from a business perspective despite commissioner Adam Silver's concerns about the forming of a super team. Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks owner who has never shied away from going against
Free-agency winners and losers
The Kevin Durant aftershocks are quieting, so it's time to take an early look at winners and losers from another NBA free-agency whirlwind -- with a focus on teams we haven't covered since the shenanigans started July 1. WINNER: Golden State Warriors Duh . The potential lack of rim protection and
Silver: No Decision on Moving All-Star Game From Charlotte
NBA owners made no decision Tuesday after a lengthy debate about moving next year's All-Star Game from Charlotte because of North Carolina's law limiting protection for LGBT people. Commissioner Adam Silver said no vote was taken at the Board of Governors meeting, but the league realizes a decision
Free agency shows what NBA is all about
If you've found this free-agency period -- with its fractured long-term relationships and newly formed ominous alliances -- to be unsettling, maybe it's because your concept of the NBA doesn't fit the NBA's concept of the NBA. The NBA sent out a definition of itself last week. It was at the bottom
Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected
In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors ' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit
Shooting for the stars
Shooting and age. They make this monstrous new superteam, this juggernaut that just decapitated its biggest long-term threat in the West, unlike any that came before. Shooting makes every fit easier, because great shooters do damage even when they don't have the ball. This isn't the 2011 Miami