Golden State Warriors installed as early NBA title favorites for next season; Celtics, Nets next

The Golden State Warriors are the favorites to win next year’s championship, but that could change during an offseason with big-name free agents on the market. The Warriors are 5-1 to win the 2023 NBA title at Caesars Sportsbook, followed closely by the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics, who are each listed at 6-1. The … Read more

Hollinger’s Top 75 NBA Draft prospects: Jabari Smith No. 1, plus tiers and breakdowns of 2022 class

Are you watching the NBA Finals? Are you watching them and thinking about what they might mean for this year’s draft? We’re in a little bit of a weird place, right? The consensus top three players are fours and fives, but all the value is in big wings. Unlike a year ago, there isn’t an … Read more

NBA’s top free-agent small forwards in 2022: Bruce Brown, Nicolas Batum lead thin market

If you’re looking for a small forward … well, you might want to keep looking. Small forward is probably the weakest position in the free-agent market, especially if you’re looking for floor spacers capable of starting. Only three players at this position — one of whom is a suspect shooter, and another is coming off … Read more

NBA’s top free-agent shooting guards in 2022: James Harden, Bradley Beal, Zach LaVine and more

Hollinger’s Free-Agent rankings and projections:Top 25 free agents by BORD$ projectionsTop point guards by BORD$ projections At least in theory, it’s a stellar NBA shooting-guard market when free agency begins. Three max-caliber All-Stars headline the offerings at this position, although that excitement might fade quickly with the reality that all three players seem overwhelmingly likely … Read more

2023 NBA Finals odds, futures: Kyrie Irving Lakers rumors

Commercial Content 21+ Rumors, chatter, uncertainty; let the speculation begin! Even before we crown a champion between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors, we can look at the 2023 NBA Finals odds and speculate on who could end up here this time next year. So, let’s look at some potential offseason storylines, and see … Read more

NBA’s top free-agent point guards in 2022: Kyrie Irving, Jalen Brunson and more

Point guard is probably the strongest position in this year’s free-agent market, with a max-ish player in Kyrie Irving, a rising star in Jalen Brunson and several other players worth more than the midlevel exception. Center is the only other competition, and we’ll get to that in a few days. We’ve already broken down the … Read more

The Top 25 NBA free agents by BORD$ projections in 2022

Ready for free agency yet? While the Warriors and Celtics do battle in the NBA Finals, the league’s other 28 teams are already full-speed ahead into the offseason. Although teams are forbidden from agreeing to deals until June 30, and no executive would dare to have a handshake agreement before that time (certainly I would … Read more

All signs pointing to Kyrie Irving returning to Nets

Despite a report that the Nets are “outright unwilling” to re-sign Kyrie Irving long term — and speculation about him being traded — all indications strongly point toward a reunion between Brooklyn and its All-Star point guard.  Irving has until June 29 to decide whether he will opt out of the final $36.5 million year … Read more

Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman’s Boardroom is a 25-person company. What’s next?

On the morning after the Nets’ Play-In game victory in April, Rich Kleiman said he received a text message from Kevin Durant. In it, Durant pitched Kleiman on a young Philadelphia designer he wanted Boardroom to partner with for a capsule collection. This, Kleiman said, is not irregular. Durant has a quotidian interest in Boardroom, … Read more