Brooklyn Nets' D'Angelo Russell has arthroscopic knee surgery Brooklyn Nets' D'Angelo Russell has arthroscopic knee surgery

After leaving a game last week with a left knee contusion, Brooklyn Nets' D'Angelo Russell had arthroscopic surgery, no time on when he'll be back.        

today, 0:19
Cavs' Isaiah Thomas on hip rehab: 'I see what people say' about my ability Cavs' Isaiah Thomas on hip rehab: 'I see what people say' about my ability

Isaiah Thomas opened up in an extended conversation with USA TODAY Sports about what's motivating him during rehab.        

yesterday, 18:22
Cavs' Rose out at least 2 more weeks with ankle injury Cavs' Rose out at least 2 more weeks with ankle injury

Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose out at least 2 more weeks with left ankle injury        

today, 0:11
Gordon Hayward on bench for Boston Celtics game vs. Golden State Warriors Gordon Hayward on bench for Boston Celtics game vs. Golden State Warriors

The long road back from the season-ending leg and ankle injuries has begun for Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward. Outpourings of goodwill and well-wishes from other athletes -- via texts, e-mails and social media -- are spurring Hayward on each day. But there's something about being back around one's teammates that can help one keep pushing forward on the grueling injury-rehab trail.

yesterday, 13:53
The Detroit Pistons Can Finally Trust Andre Drummond

big man was at a crossroads of sorts last June after finishing an underwhelming 2016-17 season. A team expected to take a step from playoff qualifier to contender in Stan Van Gundy's third year as coach and czar instead found itself outside of the playoffs. Rather than come up with creative ways for the Pistons to return to prominence, Van Gundy was listening to trade calls on draft night as...

yesterday, 13:40
Early Report Card Grades for NBA's Newest Alphas

Don't you just love passing judgment on the 's latest crop of top dogs? This past summer's deep draft class and flurry of player movement have thrust more than a few into new alpha-option roles. And, fortunately for the nitpicker in all of us, most have played enough for us to grade their performances from afar, like a gossiping gaggle of middle-aged retirees with nothing better to do. Every...

yesterday, 13:31
Need a Scapegoat for Cavaliers' Struggles? Don't Look at Kevin Love

CLEVELAND — For Kevin Love, trade rumors are as much a part of his life as three-point attempts from the wing. Since his arrival in Cleveland in the summer of 2014, Love's not being a member of the has been just as much of a discussion point as his work with the team, as countless outlets and fan bases look to place him elsewhere. Prior to his five-year, $110 million contract extension in the...

yesterday, 13:00
Super-Early Grades for CBB's Top Freshmen in the 2017-18 Season

After years of anticipation, we finally got our first (college basketball) look at many of the top prospects for the 2018 NBA draft. Although, in the case of possible No. 1 overall pick Michael Porter Jr., that first look lasted less than two minutes, and we're not sure when the next look will be. Yesterday, we published some to the start of the season. If you read that piece and were wondering...

yesterday, 13:00
Warriors' Stephen Curry quips 'very, very likely' to meet Celtics in Finals Warriors' Stephen Curry quips 'very, very likely' to meet Celtics in Finals

Stephen Curry rolled with the punches when asked about the possibility of facing the Celtics in the NBA Finals.        

yesterday, 17:29
LeBron James' daughter is already hooping LeBron James' daughter is already hooping

LeBron James shared a wonderful video of his 3-year-old daughter Zhuri going to work on a miniature...        

yesterday, 17:50