Full Court Press: Rockets Shut Down Timberwolves, LeBron’s 46 Evens The Series

Apr 15, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) stands beside Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) in the fourth quarter in game one of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to the daily Full Court Press playoff edition, where we recap all of the day’s NBA action. Check back every night if you missed any NBA action and come back tomorrow for more NBA playoff fun.

Full Court Press: 76ers Dominate Miami, Pelicans Escape Blazers Comeback

Apr 14, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) reacts in front of Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) and forward Justise Winslow (20) after hi dunk during the third quarter in game one of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Every day, FPC NBA will recap the day's playoff matchups. Check back each night if you missed any of the day's action.

FPC NBA Draft Profile: Trae Young

Feb 27, 2018; Waco, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners guard Trae Young (11) shoots a 3-point shot over Baylor Bears guard Jake Lindsey (3) during the first half at Ferrell Center. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
Trae Young is an elite shooter, ball handler, and passer that fits perfectly in the modern NBA. His slight frame, lack of defensive ability, and poor decision making could hamper him, but Young has the upside to be a perennial All-NBA guard.

Boston Celtics’ Keys to The Finals

Feb 24, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Boston Celtics power forward Al Horford (42) drives past New York Knicks small forward Michael Beasley (8) and small forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
During FPC NBA's contenders series, the staff will analyze one of five teams who could potentially take home the Larry O'Brien trophy this season. These five teams include the Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, and Toronto Raptors. Here, Eduardo Monk...

NBA Draft Picks 26-30: 76ers Draft Shamet, Celtics Steal Williams

Jun 21, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Landry Shamet (Wichita State) greets NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number twenty-six overall pick to the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
The NBA draft is happening right now! Keep up with all of the picks in groups of five.

NBA Power Rankings: Trail Blazers On The Rise

March 5, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) moves the ball against Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
NBA Power Rankings: 3/6/18 Who rises and who falls in this week’s power rankings installment? (Team’s record, Change in ranking from last week. Records as of 2/26/18)   30. Memphis Grizzlies (18-45, -1) Over the last week, Memphis has posted the worst offensive rating in the NBA at 98.5....

FPC NBA Draft Profile: Marvin Bagley III

Choose Quality Full Resolution (4399 x 3224) Low Resolution (2199.5 x 1612) Headline: NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Midwest Regional-Kansas vs Duke Caption: Mar 23, 2018; Omaha, NE, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward Marvin Bagley III (35) handles the ball against Kansas Jayhawks guard Devonte' Graham (4) during the first half in the semifinals of the Midwest regional of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at CenturyLink Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
The general population overrates Bagley in my opinion. He has incredible athleticism and a good offensive skillset. He is the best rebounder in this class. However, Bagley is atrocious on the defensive end and has plenty of polishing to do with his game.

Full Court Press: Cleveland takes a commanding 2-0 lead against Toronto

Welcome to the daily Full Court Press playoff edition, where we recap all of the day’s NBA action. Check back every night if you missed any NBA action and come back tomorrow for more NBA playoff fun. May 3, 2018 Cleveland Cavaliers vs Toronto Raptors Three days ago,...

NBA Playoff Series Preview: Rockets vs Timberwolves

Mar 18, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose (25) defends Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) in the fourth quarter at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
This 1-8 matchup sees two teams who had lofty expectations. One team silenced all of their critics, dominating the NBA. They proved to the league that they are the best team in the NBA. The other team barely squeaked into the playoffs on the back of Taj Gibson and some bad Mike Malone playcalling.

FPC NBA Draft Profile: Luka Doncic

Slovenia's guard Luka Doncic (R) reacts during the FIBA Eurobasket 2017 men's Final basketball match between Slovenia and Serbia at Sinan Erdem Sport Arena in Istanbul on September 17, 2017. (Photo: OZAN KOSE, AFP/Getty Images)
Doncic burst onto the scene at the age of 13, where Real Madrid signed him to a contract. After starring on the Real Madrid B team in 2014, Madrid brought him up in 2015 to the main team, making him the youngest player to ever debut for the team.

Markelle Fultz Returns to The Court, The Saga Continues

Mar 26, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz (20) takes a shot as Denver Nuggets center Mason Plumlee (24) defends during the fourth quarter of the game at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports
On March 26, Markelle Fultz suited up for the Philadelphia 76ers for the first time since October 23rd. The 2018 number one pick missed five months of play with a scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder and had to relearn the lauded shooting...

FPC NBA Award Predictions

Apr 3, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket while Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (13) defends during the first quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports
With the NBA season winding down and the postseason comes closer, the FPC NBA staff makes their prediction for each NBA award. The awards include: MVP Rookie Of The Year Most Improved Player Of The Year Defensive Player Of The Year Sixth Man Of The Year Coach Of The Year Stay...

Marcus Smart Fined $1.5k, Further Proving His Point

Mar 3, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) lays on the court after sustaining an injury against the Houston Rockets during the fourth quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports
Following Saturday's down to the wire loss to Houston, of which many people suspect to be an NBA Finals preview, Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart had a few choice words about the officiating, which Adam Silver did not take a liking to: "You get certain...

How The Cavaliers Can Return to The NBA Finals

Feb 27, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll (9) in the third quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
During FPC NBA's contenders series, the staff will analyze one of five teams who could potentially take home the Larry O'Brien trophy this season. These five teams include the Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, and Toronto Raptors. For our last...

NBA Trade Deadline: Winners and Losers

Dec 8, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dwayne Wade (9) falls to the ground and is guarded by Indiana Pacers guard Cory Joseph (6) during the 4th quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
This NBA trade deadline was one of the noisiest in quite a while. Let's go over the winners and the losers of the day. Winner: Cleveland Cavaliers The opinion of the Cavs' bevy of trades this season has been very, very mixed. Overall, I think the...

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Oct 1, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; Indianapolis Colts free safety Malik Hooker (29) stiff arms Seattle Seahawks cornerback DeAndre Elliott (21) as he runs back an interception during the second half at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks won 46-18. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

FPC Colts Mailbag: Offseason Edition

Welcome to the first edition of FPC Colts Mailbag, where our managing editor, Ben Pfeifer, answers your questions. In this edition, we cover everything...

NFL Free Agency News

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The Jets stuck to their word and were busy in free agency this offseason. The team coughed up $187 million in contracts, with $81...

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How Will J.J. Wilcox Fit with Jets?

How Will J.J. Wilcox Fit with the Jets?

The Jets announced they have officially signed safety J.J. Wilcox, most recently of the Steelers. He played for the Cowboys prior to the Steelers....

3 Lions offseason acquisitions that will stand out in 2018

Each year, NFL rosters experience significant makeovers and it brings excitement to fanbases as they imagine which new players acquired in the draft or...

Seattle Seahawks Sign Brandon Marshall To A One-Year Deal

The Seattle Seahawks have signed free-agent wide receiver Brandon Marshall to a one-year contract.