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  1. Fisher: Bargs can be a 'matchup problem'

    Ian Begley

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- After coaching him for the first time in an NBA game, Derek Fisher seems to be pretty optimistic about New York Knicks big man Andrea Bargnani. "Andrea's activity was good. He was versatile, just like I'd always observed from ...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  2. Minnesota Timberwolves GM Milt Newton optimistic, won't rush Rick...

    Minnesota Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton says he is optimistic the team can sign point guard Ricky Rubio to a contract extension before the season begins, but he says the team doesn't feel in a rush to do so.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2014
  3. Bo Ryan, Wisconsin Badgers capable of Final Four return

    Dick Vitale

    Wisconsin fans have reason to be optimistic about a return trip to the Final Four.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2014
  4. Cleveland Cavaliers will have a scary good offense in 2014 -- NBA...

    Kevin Pelton

    While numbers show a scary good offense, can the Cleveland Cavaliers step up defensively? That's up to new head coach David Blatt.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2014
  5. Melo optimistic about new-look Knicks

    Ian Begley

    NEW YORK -- A confident Carmelo Anthony believes the New York Knicks will create a "new culture" and "new identity" this season and leave any remnants of last season's 37-win nightmare in the rearview mirror. "I don't think we will have another s...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  6. Fan Forecast: Playoffs?! Playoffs?!

    Chris Forsberg

    Give Celtics fans this: They're an optimistic bunch. While no member of our Summer Forecast panel predicted Boston to make the playoffs during the 2014-15 season, that didn't stop 27 percent of our fan responders from suggesting that the Celtics coul...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  7. Fan Forecast: Cautiously optimistic

    Chris Forsberg

    Our annual Boston Celtics Summer Forecast series tipped on Monday with our panel of local bloggers offering their thoughts on the team's final record for the 2014-15 season. SUMMER FORECAST 2014 Throughout the month of August, we'll brea...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  8. LeBron James says Kevin Love would be key to title chase if acqui...

    Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein

    LeBron James is cautiously optimistic the Cleveland Cavaliers will soon acquire Kevin Love and believes he's a big piece in the chase for a title.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2014
  9. Indiana Pacers more optimistic about Paul George's return followi...

    The Indiana Pacers are still reeling from the devastating leg injury suffered by star player Paul George during Friday night's U.S. national team's intrasquad scrimmage at UNLV.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2014
  10. Are you optimistic about Bargnani?

    Ian Begley

    By most measures, Andrea Bargnani's season with the Knicks last year was a forgettable one. New York's offense was 6.8 points better (per 100 possessions) when Bargnani was on the bench. On defense, the Knicks allowed one fewer point per 100 poss...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  11. Coach K optimistic about Derrick Rose

    Jon Greenberg

    Derrick Rose made the initial 19-player cut for the U.S national team, as it prepares to practice in Las Vegas this month for August's FIBA World Cup championships in Spain. Now, Rose has to survive the next seven cuts to make the team. Rose wi...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  12. Fisher remains optimistic about Melo return

    Fred Katz | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

    It's been 10 days since the start of free agency, and still, Carmelo Anthony remains teamless. Now, after LeBron James has announced he will sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the market may start to move. Chris Bosh is reportedly heading back to...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  13. Source: Mavs confident they can keep Carter

    Tim MacMahon

    The Dallas Mavericks don't believe that signing Chandler Parsons to a huge offer sheet will cost them a chance to keep Vince Carter. A source said the Mavs are still optimistic about re-signing their sixth man. However, the three-year deal worth m...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  14. Mavs' talks with Carter 'trending well'

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavericks are increasingly optimistic that they'll reach a deal with Vince Carter for him to return to Dallas. "Things are trending well," a source said of the Mavs' negotiations with the 37-year-old sixth man. Carter has been one of the N...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  15. Knicks targeting Melo-Gasol combo

    Marc Stein

    The New York Knicks are increasingly optimistic about their chances of re-signing star Carmelo Anthony even as he readies himself to talk to other teams next week, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told ESPN.com that Knicks offi...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  16. New York Knicks like Carmelo Anthony chances, eye Pau Gasol

    Marc Stein

    The New York Knicks are increasingly optimistic about their chances of re-signing star free agent Carmelo Anthony even as Anthony readies himself to talk to other teams next week, according to sources close to the situation.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2014