Less than 48 hours after the Portland Trail Blazers announced that forward LaMarcus Aldridge would undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, the team's leading scorer and rebounder will return to action Saturday night.
Kevin Pelton projects how the Trail Blazers will fare without LaMarcus Aldridge, who is sidelined for up to eight weeks. Pelton writes that the NW division is now up for grabs, with the Thunder likely to make up ground.
Kevin Pelton writes that while most of the NBA seeks to mimic the Spurs' offense, that hasn't been such a good thing this season. He breaks down San Antonio's shooting woes and whether the team is likely to rebound.
Are the Thunder doomed, losing both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook for such a long stretch? Kevin Pelton take a historical look at NBA teams that have lost two stars to injury at the same time. Plus, news and notes from around the league.
Kevin Pelton examines the Chicago Bulls' 57-win projection for the 2014-15 season, noting that Derrick Rose's inclusion in the lineup has little impact on the team's forecast. Plus, news and notes from around the league.
Kevin Durant's injury should only cost the Thunder a couple of wins this season -- but in the competitive Western conference, that could still have a big impact on OKC's title chances. Kevin Pelton explains.
Though he might be Boston's defensive centerpiece, the true impact of Kevin Garnett's injury may be felt on the other end of the floor. Plus, Mo Williams sees a spike in his assist rate and bad news for the Dallas Mavericks and Orlando Magic.
Andrew Bynum is supposed to help the Lakers get over the championship hump. But few players have even attempted to return from a major injury so late in the season, let alone on a title-contending squad.