The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at the Board of Governors meeting, according to Yahoo! Sports ... Nuggets releasing forward Quincy Miller ... Celtics trying to trade Will Bynum? ...




Preview: Miami Heat

Miami should remain competitive in the first year of the post-LeBron era, but championship dreams are certainly over.



Player poll: What's the right number of games for the regular season?

HoopsHype asked a bunch of NBA players whether the regular should be shortened or not.



Kevin Durant on injury: "Another bump in the road"

Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant sounded pretty about discussing his foot injury with the media.



Preview: Sacramento Kings

The Kings hope to work their way up in the Western Conference, but it remains a tough mountain to climb.



Preview: Indiana Pacers

With Paul George out due to injury, the Indiana Pacers return to the middle of the pack.



The Top 50 players in Magic history

Two dominant big men and a couple of flashy perimeter players top the Magic's list.



Preview: Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz put together an extremely young team that will have a hard time winning 30 games this year.



Which NBA teams are the hottest ticket?

It will not be cheap to watch Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Derrick Rose play on the road this season.



Five rookies to watch this season

Eddie Johnson on the first-year players that we should keep an eye on this season.



Preview: Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns have the strongest point guard trio in the league and will be extremely exciting to watch. Will that equal playoff success?



Key questions NBA superstars need to answer this season

Eddie Johnson talks about the challenges ahead for Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard and other big-name NBA players.



All the players Sam Hinkie has acquired as Sixers GM

Sam Hinkie has made tons of moves in his one year and a half as Sixers GM – even if they rarely involved decent NBA players.



Preview: Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons had the talent, but not the chemistry or effort. Will that change with Stan Van Gundy?



Preview: Memphis Grizzlies

Same old faces will make the Memphis Grizzlies competitive. Hard to picture them going far in the playoffs, though.


Karl Towns

Meet Kentucky's coolest 'KAT'

USA Today Sports' Larry Berger catches up with likely future lottery pick Karl-Anthony Towns of Kentucky.



Kevin Durant: A ton of mileage on his legs since going pro

Injured Thunder star Kevin Durant has played more minutes than all but one player since he entered the NBA in 2007.