Basketball

NBA
Basketball

Five “seeding games” to look forward to in the NBA bubble

While it is easy to skip ahead and focus on the potential NBA playoff matchups when the season resumes in Orlando, there are sure to be some thrilling moments in the final games of the regular season (eight for each of the 22 teams heading into the bubble) before we get to the postseason. The Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks appear locks to finish with the number one seeds in their respective conferences, but almost everything else is up

NBA
Basketball

NBA refresher: Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers

As the NBA moves towards a late-July restart, this week the Toronto Raptors became the first team to arrive in the Orlando hub that will host the abridged finale to the regular season – eight games for each team plus the potential for a play-in tournament for the eighth seeds – and then the usual playoff format. Make no mistake, the 2019/20 NBA championship race is wide open. A four-month hiatus, just a very brief training camp and the absence

NBA
Basketball

NBA refresher: Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz

Despite the ever-evolving landscape, the NBA continues to work through the countless steps required before the 2019/20 season can resume. A late July restart, featuring 22 of the 30 teams, is becoming increasingly likely, but there are a number of key hurdles still to clear. A four-month hiatus, just a very brief training camp and the absence of fans in the arena are major variables in the race for the 2019/20 championship, but a wide open playoff picture should add

Thunder
Basketball

NBA refresher: Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets

While there are various hurdles still left to clear, the NBA remains focused on a return to action in late July restart, featuring 22 of the 30 teams. A four-month hiatus, just a very brief training camp and the absence of fans in the arena are major variables in the race for the 2019/20 championship, but a wide open playoff picture should add another fun layer. Looking ahead to the abridged finale to the regular season – eight games for

NBA
Basketball

NBA refresher: Dallas Mavericks and Memphis Grizzlies

Live NBA basketball could be just over a month away! As the league continues to work through the countless steps required before the players can return to action, a late July restart, featuring 22 of the 30 teams, is becoming increasingly likely. A four-month hiatus, just a very brief training camp and the absence of fans in the arena are major variables in the race for the 2019/20 championship, but a wide open playoff picture should add another fun layer.

Nuggets
Basketball

NBA refresher: Portland Trail Blazers and New Orleans Pelicans

With every passing day, live basketball grows a little bit nearer. As the NBA continues to work through the countless steps required before the players can return to action, a July 31 restart, featuring 22 of the 30 teams, is becoming increasingly likely. A four-month hiatus, just a very brief training camp and the absence of fans in the arena are major variables in the race for the 2019/20 championship, but a wide open playoff picture should add another fun

NBA
Basketball

NBA refresher: Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns

As the NBA continues to work through the countless steps required before the players can return to action, a late July restart, featuring 22 of the 30 teams, is becoming increasingly likely. A four-month hiatus, just a very brief training camp and the absence of fans in the arena are major variables in the race for the 2019/20 championship, but a wide open playoff picture should add another fun layer. Looking ahead to the abridged finale to the regular season

NBA
Basketball

NBA refresher: Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors

As the NBA prepares to return to action in late July, featuring 22 of the 30 teams, the unprecedented circumstances and surroundings have thrown the championship race wide open. A four-month hiatus, just a very brief training camp and the absence of fans in the arena mean that many of the usual criteria for picking the favourites have to be thrown out of the window. As we gear up for an abridged finale to the regular season – eight games

Celtics
Basketball

NBA refresher: Boston Celtics and Miami Heat

The NBA has announced its plans to return to action on July 31, featuring 22 of the 30 teams in a single location setup, and these unprecedented circumstances and surroundings have thrown the championship race wide open. A four-month hiatus, just a very brief training camp and the absence of fans in the arena mean that many of the usual criteria for picking the favourites have to be thrown out of the window. As we gear up for an abridged

NBA
Basketball

NBA refresher: Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers

As sports leagues across the globe start to return to action, the NBA is expected to follow suit in late July, featuring 22 of the 30 teams. But make no mistake, the unprecedented circumstances and surroundings have thrown the championship race wide open. A four-month hiatus, just a very brief training camp and the absence of fans in the arena mean that many of the usual criteria for picking the favourites have to be thrown out of the window. As

NBA
Basketball

NBA refresher: Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards

With the NBA expected to return to action on July 31, featuring 22 of the 30 teams, the unprecedented circumstances and surroundings have thrown the championship race wide open. A four-month hiatus, just a very brief training camp and the absence of fans in the arena mean that many of the usual criteria for picking the favourites have to be thrown out of the window. As we gear up for an abridged finale to the regular season – eight games

NBA
Basketball

NBA approves plan to return for a unique end to the season

After suspending its season on March 11, the NBA has reached agreement on a plan to get back on the court and, barring major setbacks, crown a 2019/20 champion. Commissioner Adam Silver, faced with the impossible challenge of finding a solution that would keep owners and players happy in these challenging times, received the necessary buy-in for 22 teams to travel to Orlando and gear up for a provisional July 31 start date. A brief tune-up period before we enter

NBA
Basketball

NBA with key decisions still to make despite progress towards return

Against the backdrop of the current barren sports landscape, the NBA appears to be inching closer to an uplifting return to action and the chance to crown a 2019/20 champion. As discussions continue around the option of using Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando as the bubble for players and coaches, the notion of resuming the season is gathering momentum. Timing remains unclear, but a late July restart is still in play. Finding the right format to finish

Jazz
Basketball

Bogdanovic injury leaves Jazz vulnerable if NBA returns this season

The 2019/20 season does not look like being one that the Utah Jazz will remember fondly, with hopes of competing for an NBA championship fading steadily throughout the campaign. From the challenge of finding the right role for Mike Conley to friction between Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell amid the suspended season, the franchise has faced choppy waters all year. The Jazz got another dollop of bad news this week, with Bojan Bogdanovic ruled out for the rest of the

Kevin Durant
Basketball

Suspended NBA season opens door for Durant return

Within hours of Kevin Durant’s torn Achilles injury in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals, it became clear that the two-time Finals MVP could miss all of the 2019/20 season. Despite that scenario becoming a firmer reality, Durant left the Golden State Warriors and signed with the Brooklyn Nets as soon as free agency opened, with a view to getting back on the court for the 2020/21 campaign. April, May and June 2020 were considered too soon given the

NBA
Basketball

NBA offseason preview – The restricted free agents

In some respects, it is hard to get too excited about restricted free agents in the NBA, with a player’s current team typically well placed to match any offer. Here are five of the names to watch out for: Brandon Ingram, New Orleans Pelicans This is surely a no-brainer. Ingram, part of the Anthony Davis trade last summer, emerged as an All-Star this season and is in line for a max contract from the Pelicans. Despite the team’s difficult year,

Spurs
Basketball

NBA offseason preview – The “player option” group

Looking ahead to this NBA offseason, there is a small group of stars who must decide whether to pick up their player option or test the free agent market. The suspended season, and the possibility of salary cap implications, make this choice a little trickier. Here are some names to keep an eye on as we edge closer to the summer. Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers For some months, it has been apparent that Davis is set to opt out

Raptors
Basketball

NBA offseason preview – The unrestricted free agents

With no indication as yet on when (or if) the NBA will be back to complete the 2019/20 season, it is natural to shelve thoughts around this year’s contenders and start glancing ahead to the offseason. Over the coming weeks, we will look at three groups of players worth monitoring as the NBA’s suspended season drags on – the unrestricted free agents, the restricted free agents and those with player options. The first group contains a range of options capable

NBA
Basketball

Unsung heroes from the 2019/20 NBA season (so far)

The 2019/20 NBA season remains in limbo, with a clear desire around the league to finish the campaign but an awareness of the challenging path to doing so. At this point, it is hard to imagine any basketball in April or May. The enforced break has made it possible to take a step back and reflect on the season to date – the surprises, the disappointments, the breakout stars. Here we take a look at five role players who were

NBA
Basketball

Examining what a post-hiatus NBA season might look like

With no NBA games to watch and no playoff race to monitor, it is only natural that attention has shifted to how the league might be able to complete the season after the enforced hiatus. An initial 30-day break in NBA action has been confirmed, but this should likely be viewed as the minimum length of the league’s break. It is of course still entirely possible than the season will be cancelled, without a champion. But, taking a more positive

Featured Offer

More News

JOIN US NOW FOR ALL THE LATEST UPDATES FROM BETTING.COM