LaMarcus Aldridge's extension means the Spurs most likely can't sign a max free agent outright next summer. So how do they chase the Warriors now?
Jackson seems to have found his groove at the plate, but his play behind it is a different story. Plus, more notes from the Arizona Fall League.
Who will make the playoffs, and who is headed to the lottery? Kevin Pelton projects the NBA standings and the 2017-18 record for every team.
With the Packers' franchise QB injured, an already volatile NFC playoff picture was jumbled even further. We put all 16 teams into one of four different categories, based on their chances of contention.
After Aaron Rodgers' injury, Eric Karabell examines Green Bay's other fantasy options and if they are still relevant. Plus, highlights from Week 6.
The 2018 NFL draft is loaded with quarterbacks -- six in the first round isn't out of the question. Our experts go back and forth on college football's best signal-callers and where they project to be picked.
Which players are ready to take the next big step forward this season? Here are eight leading candidates, led by Flyers blueliner Ivan Provorov.
The Cavs shed salary but lose Richard Jefferson, and the Hawks pick up draft picks. Kevin Pelton grades the trade.
Kentucky's Big Blue Madness is always one of the biggest recruiting events of the fall, and John Calipari is welcoming several five-star prospects.
Kris Bryant, Cody Bellinger, Jose Altuve. These are the players you want at the plate in crucial postseason situations. But who will be most important in the League Championship Series?
From New York's impressive lefty to two Cardinals pitchers with 100-MPH fastballs, there has been plenty to see in early action in Arizona.
USA Basketball's junior national team camp featured many young players with NBA potential. These were the best 15 from the 2019 and 2020 high school classes.
Kevin Pelton provides team-by-team analysis of transactions and injuries from the preseason.
What were the Sixers' alternatives during extension negotiations with star center Joel Embiid, and how might his complicated new deal actually work?
Clayton Kershaw, Justin Verlander, Masahiro Tanaka. These are the pitchers you want on the hill in the postseason. But who will be most important in the LCS?
USA Basketball's junior national team camp featured many young players with NBA potential. These were the best 12.
Here are the key takeaways from the measurements at Kentucky's pro day.
The stakes are high for former lottery picks Jahlil Okafor, Emmanuel Mudiay and Mario Hezonja as they enter make-or-break seasons before they can sign new contracts. How do they project?
The rookie quarterback is lighting up defenses, and the Texans look much different since he took over. Here's what the tape tells us about his performance so far, and whether it's sustainable.
Few NBA point guards help their teams win immediately, notes Kevin Pelton. Will Lonzo Ball, Markelle Fultz and Dennis Smith Jr. be exceptions?
To make things as easy as possible for you, we've consolidated our experts' key tips into a downloadable/printable PDF cheat sheet to give you the winning edge in your drafts.
When it comes to superstar skippers, last year's World Series managers are high on our list. But who's No. 1?
A backup catcher on the defending world champs, a starting pitcher moving to the pen and a middle reliever with lights-out stuff. We identify the under-the-radar players who could be difference-makers this postseason.
How likely are D'Angelo Russell, Stanley Johnson and Justise Winslow to make big leaps before becoming extension eligible next year?
Which NHL team has the best group of talent born in 1993 or later? We rank them 1-31 here, with a trio of Canadian teams leading the way.
Kentucky has a fresh set of faces this season. That's not a surprise. The Wildcats aren't the only ones taking the floor with a new roster. Then there are the anti-Kentuckys, the teams that will send familiar names onto the court.
Two of the nation's best edge defenders will meet when NC State hosts Louisville on Thursday night. Here's where they rank among Todd McShay's top prospects for next year's draft.
If you want to make the most of your drafts, be sure to select several of the players our expert keeps putting onto his fantasy hoops squads.
From Bryce Harper in D.C. to a pair of Dodger sluggers, this postseason is full of young talent. Which rising stars are ready to shine in the playoffs?
Andrew Miller helped propel Cleveland to the World Series in 2016. The Yankees have an elite pen. But who's best? We rate the 10 relief corps in the playoffs.
Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler was nearly traded this offseason. Might he be moved before the trade deadline at the end of October? We asked NFL execs to assess how likely a deal is for a handful of players, along with the possible return.
How will your team perform the next three seasons? Kevin Pelton and Bobby Marks forecast the future for every NBA franchise.
How the rankings for all 30 NBA teams -- in terms of players, management, money, market and drafting -- were put together by Kevin Pelton and Bobby Marks.
Los Angeles led the majors in wins, but its lineup isn't the most dangerous in the playoff field. Which ones are ready to light up scoreboards in October?
GM Sandy Alderson can make a clean break from the drama and disappointments of the Mets' 2017 season by putting a fresh face in Collins' place after the longtime manager resigned on Sunday.
In Week 6's college football look-ahead, Will Harris checks in on a prematurely written-off Nebraska team, examines Utah's chances against Bryce Love and Stanford, and applies the notion of defensive revenge to this week's Pitt-Syracuse test.
After a 2016-17 campaign in which Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine electrified the NHL, here's who should be on your radar as the top rookies this season.
The youth movement is in full swing in the NHL, including the winner of the 2016-17 Hart Trophy. Who are the top young players beyond Connor McDavid?
The Astros are built for offense, but that requires them to overpower the Red Sox or Indians in the postseason. Which team is best stacked to save a championship?
What will the 2019 NBA draft look like under new lottery odds? Who are the potential stars? Jonathan Givony projects the top 30 prospects in the class.
Does your favorite team need a franchise quarterback? This might be the draft for you. Mel Kiper's latest ranking of the best NFL prospects for the 2018 draft is here.
What moves should Cleveland make after signing Dwyane Wade? And what does Wade's buyout mean for the Bulls?
Rebuilding Philadelphia is looking for a new skipper. A former star player could fill the void -- if the team doesn't look elsewhere for a more experienced candidate.
The Royals won it all in 2015, but with core players departing as free agents, they are among the clubs now focusing on their winter priorities.
The secret is out about Kareem Hunt, but the way Kansas City uses him is unique. Here are the hidden keys to every team's game.
From an offense stacked with sluggers from top to bottom to an all-time great pitching staff and a bullpen that's lights out, we examine each playoff team's greatest asset.
Here is a complete roster breakdown for each team, along with the top storylines to watch over the next three weeks.
Acing your draft isn't just about sleepers and breakouts. Avoiding players who will wreck your roster is just as important. Eric Karabell won't be drafting Dwight Howard, Nikola Jokic and others. Here's why.
Nothing is impossible, but it's going to be difficult for these 10 players to produce at the level at which they're being paid this season.
Should the Patriots, Steelers and Cowboys all expect to make the playoffs again? And which of 2016's most disappointing teams look primed for a rebound? Here are early projections for every team.