The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. One week into the NBA season and 23 teams have already taken their first L (or three of them in the case of the Thunder and Pelicans). The best
When he arrived as a rookie with the Golden State Warriors, the NBA had never seen anyone like Gilbert Arenas. It may never see anyone like him again. Here’s a truth: before the 2001 NBA Draft, Gilbert Arenas — who would potentially become a hoop star, but was still a college student at the time
Although James Harden has his sights set on Philadelphia, Joel Embiid apparently had another acquisition in mind: Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal. Inside reports from the Brooklyn Nets camp have indicated that there was a growing distance between Kevin Durant and James Harden for months on end, with Harden gradually withdrawing from the organization. With that
The action kicked off early with a handful of big trades days before the actual NBA Trade Deadline. Here are all the latest rumors and analysis of every completed deal. We’ve already seen a few of the biggest dominos fall with Domantas Sabonis and CJ McCollum both traded on Tuesday. Here are the deals we’ve
Just days after the Washington Wizards lost Bradley Beal for the remainder of the regular season, they got some scoring insurance in Kristaps Porzingis. Porzingis represents a shift for the Dallas Mavericks, who acquired him back in 2019 from the New York Knicks in hopes he’d add to a 1-2 scoring punch with Luka Doncic.
The Charlotte Hornets found their new center before the trade deadline, picking up Montrezl Harrell from the Wizards for two players and a draft pick. The NBA trade deadline had the Wizards making moves and the Hornets biding their time but the two eventually came together for a trade. Washington sent center Montrezl Harrell to
The Washington Wizards look set to be active on the trade market, including some motivation to move guard Spencer Dinwiddie. The Washington Wizards started this season nicely (10-3), but they’ve since faded to being outside the play-in tournament if the playoffs started today. A shakeup could be coming as the Feb. 10 trade deadline gets