CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 12: at the United Center on February 12, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Cavaliers 113-98. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Eastern Conference Semi-Finals Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls

After a confrontational close to the first round for both teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls are primed for the Eastern Conference matchup that we all expected. The Bulls will hope to leave the Cavaliers seeing red with their physical grit-and-grind defense while Cleveland plans a stampeded of their own, centered on the two-pronged […]

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 10:  Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz looks to pass the basketball in front of Kostas Papanikolaou #16 of the Houston Rockets during their game at the Toyota Center on January 10, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Rudy Gobert: Most Improved Lottery Player

Buried on the bench for much of last season, Rudy Gobert became one of the league’s most dominant defensive big men, and helped the Utah Jazz finish the season as one of the league’s hottest teams.

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 21: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers tries to drive around Kelly Olynyk #41 of the Boston Celtics in the first half during Game Two in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena on April 21, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Kevin Love, Kelly Olynyk

Can’t Get No Love

When Kevin Love made it clear that his time in Minnesota was coming to an end, he found himself traded into the ideal situation in Cleveland with top point guard Kyrie Irving and the best basketball player on the planet, Lebron James.

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 20:  Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots over Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors in the first quarter during the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 20, 2015 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The New Orleans Pelicans are playing well, but their inexperience could cost them

What’s surprising, and a bit disheartening, is that the New Orleans Pelicans could play very well throughout their entire playoff series against the Golden State Warriors and still get swept in four games. That’s the reality the Pelicans face after Monday night’s defeat, which saw them go down 2-0 in the playoff series. New Orleans […]

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