Paul Pierce believes his new team is primed to make a run at the Eastern Conference title -- though the veteran small forward has a bigger goal in mind for the Brooklyn Nets: capturing the NBA championship.
With the Philadelphia Inquirer reporting that Jason Kidd is in negotiations on a contract to become the next coach of the Brooklyn Nets, a league source tells ESPN's Stephen A. Smith that the team will still interview Brian Shaw Wednesday.
Stitches removed, out of a cast and with nearly six weeks of rehabilitation under his belt since surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon in his left leg, Kobe Bryant is still hoping for a return by the Los Angeles Lakers' 2013-14 season opener.
With head-to-head league playoffs starting in many ESPN.com leagues, Neil Tardy identifies some of the better matchups to exploit in Weeks 20-21 of the fantasy basketball season. Features team-by-team schedule strength.