The Pacers have released guard AJ Price ... Jimmy Butler turned down a four-year, $40 million-plus extension offer from the Bulls ... Carmelo Anthony came close to joining the Bulls? ... Russell Westbrook will start against the Knicks ... 




The five most electrifying dunkers ever

Former NBA player Eddie Johnson makes his picks for best dunkers ever and Michael Jordan is not at No. 1.



Players that got waived on Thanksgiving

It was not a happy Thanksgiving on these players' households.



Who's better: Dirk Nowitzki or Hakeem Olajuwon?

They are quite probably the two top international players in the history of the NBA. But who's No. 1?



Movember in the NBA

A bunch of NBA players took part in Movember and Spurs forward Boris Diaw won.



Surprise contenders are looking legitimate

The Houston Rockets are for real, says USA Today Sports' Sam Amick.



LeBron talks Ferguson

LeBron James weighed in on the Ferguson decision and why he feels it's important to support all families.



How would Kentucky fare against the Sixers?

Would an incredibly talented college team have a chance against a lowly NBA squad such as Philadelphia? Eddie Johnson opines.



NBA players react to events in Fergurson

The NBA Twittersphere is abuzz with talk about the Michael Brown ruling and the protests in Ferguson, Missouri.



How are 2014 draftees PERforming?

Unlike last season, most of the best performers in this rookie class are top picks.



Eddie Johnson: Which duo would I play with?

Michael Jordan/Kobe Bryant or Magic Johnson/LeBron James?



Catching up with Al Horford

Hawks big man Al Horford talks with HoopsHype about his return from injury, coach Mike Budenholzer and more.



Jimmy Butler predicts Bulls title despite slump

Sam Amick talks about the mood around the Chicago Bulls these days.



Lakers fans describe 2014 in one word

Another transition year for the Los Angeles Lakers. Used to success, fans are not taking it too well.



Which NBA stars are missed the most right now?

USA Today Sports' Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt discuss Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade and other big names sidelined due to injury.



Who's better: Kobe Bryant or DeMar DeRozan?

This wouldn't even be debatable not so long ago, but what about now?



These players received the biggest pay raises in the NBA this season

Not that they were hurting for cash, but the wallets of these five players just got a lot heavier this year.