The Hook

Kevin Love's clock is ticking

Minnesota doesn't need to trade Kevin Love. But if things don't change, that might change in a year.

What Rondo is worth

Will the Celtics trade Rajon Rondo? That depends on how quickly Danny Ainge plans to rebuild his team and how desperate other teams are to get the point guard.

The best (and worst) of NBA All-Star Weekend

We zip through the best and worst things to strike at All-Star Weekend in New Orleans.

The Knicks' record is upside-down

Which teams have underachieved compared to expectations? You will be unsurprised to learn the identity for No. 1 in this category, and not just because I spoiled it in the headline.

Solving the Chandler Parsons dilemma

Houston can decide to pay Chandler Parsons this summer, or keep him cheap for one more year but risk losing him in free agency. What should the Rockets do?

4 cynical reasons the age minimum will rise

The NBA looks poised to raise the draft age minimum to 20 sometime soon. Here's why.

Did Gilbert's impatience doom Grant?

How much blame do the high expectations of the Cavaliers' owner deserve for the stalling out of the team and the end of GM Chris Grant's tenure?

Adam Silver's gauntlet: NBA should rival NFL

The new commissioner thinks pro basketball should rival pro football. Is it plausible?

The dishonest financial case to stay in college

Having an instant impact in the NBA is nice, but prospects who stay in school are forfeiting actual money for the promise of more money down the line. That's a problem.

How free agency can be scary

The NBA has lessened the pain from the biggest free agent mistakes teams can make, but July is still a frightful time for NBA teams with tough decisions to make.

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