Paul Suttor 4:20 PM It starts with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs and it doesn't get much easier from there. The SouthWest division is easily the hardest in the NBA.
Jon Tuxworth 6:00 PM The bright lights of the WNBA are calling but Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has one sage piece of advice for Stephanie Talbot - "don't go until you're ready''.
12:22 PM Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash may have played his last game in the NBA after being ruled out of the upcoming season because of a recurring back problem.
Roy Ward 11:13 AM Victorian centre Jordan Vandenberg has signed with the Knicks but may spend the season in the D-League.
Roy Ward The Rangers fought to the end but Adelaide scored its first win of the WNBL season.
Jon Tuxworth Santa will come early for the Canberra Capitals after coach Carrie Graf revealed injured superstar Lauren Jackson would be back on deck "well before Christmas".
Just a week ago, Bill Simmons said Utah's decision to use pick five on Dante Exum "has a chance to be one of this century's legendary bad lottery picks".
Adrian Proszenko Sydney may have won their most recent fixture against bogey team Perth, but the official NBL records show a 14-game streak in favour of the westerners.
Paul Suttor The Los Angeles Lakers used to own the Pacific division. This season they not only face the prospect of finishing at the bottom of it for the second year in a row, they are another Kobe Bryant serious injury away from being the worst team in the western conference.
Jon Tuxworth Basketball ACT will trial a zero tolerance policy to stamp out poor behaviour in its open men's and women's summer leagues, with acting chief executive officer Tom Moore admitting steps had to be taken to "provide them with a safe environment in which to play".
Four-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant, last season's NBA Most Valuable Player, was upbeat on Tuesday as he discussed starting the season on the sidelines.
Roy Ward Tape those ankles, rookie. Melbourne United star import Jordan McRae hopes to have a long NBA career ahead of him but he ran feet first into one of the oldest pot holes in professional basketball on Tuesday. Not taping his ankles before training.
Al Iannazzone Michael Jordan used to have a "Love of the Game" clause in his contract, meaning the world's most precious basketball commodity in his prime could lace 'em up anytime, anywhere and dunk on anyone - even if some decent college player egged him on in some podunk high school gym outside of Fresno, California.
Mike Wise Michael Jordan used to have a "Love of the Game" clause in his contract, meaning the world's most precious basketball commodity in his prime could lace 'em up anytime, anywhere and dunk on anyone - even if some decent college player egged him on in some podunk high school gym outside of Fresno, California.
Mike Bresnahan If you ever meet Jeremy Lin, don't bring up the "L" word. He doesn't like it. Definitely tries to create distance from it. That wild run in New York might as well have happened three decades, not three seasons, ago.
Jorge Castillo A year ago, the greatest basketball player Poland has produced was a member of the Phoenix Suns. Today, Marcin Gortat is a key contributor for the rising Washington Wizards on the court and a local celebrity in Washington off it. He is a rare quality center in today's spread-the-floor NBA and a rarer personality, a charismatic and brazen character unafraid to speak his mind, reveal his emotions and shave his head into a mohawk.
Michael Lee Before he ripped the bags of ice from his knees, reached for his green, turtle-shell shaped Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle backpack and walked out of a lounge inside the bowels of Toyota Center in his Mickey Mouse T-shirt, Dwight Howard burst into an old Gospel hymn.
Jeff Zillgitt The Miami Heat never truly were LeBron James' team, no matter how Dwyane Wade tried to spin it. It was thoughtful and generous for Wade to say so, but at most the two shared it, given Wade's long history with the franchise.
Michael Lee bc-bkn-bulls-rose 10-18 1034 (WPBLOOM All sports!) //Chicago Bulls confident they have the right supporting cast for Rose// By Michael Lee (c) 2014, The Washington Post.