James Herbert

CBS Sports Writer /

NBA Quarterly Grades: Jazz earn highest mark; Lakers look ready to repeat as champs; struggling Wolves get F

Also, the Knicks are having themselves an impressive start to their season under Tom Thibodeau

Revisiting the 2020 NBA offseason: Lakers deserved the praise they received; Heat have more moves to make

A month into the season, we have a clearer picture of the moves that preceded it

Eight non-stars shining in 2020-21 NBA season as standout supporting characters

Eight remarkable role players, including the Rockets' Jae'Sean Tate, the Raptors' Chris Boucher and the Hawks' De'Andre Hunter

James Harden says in his introductory press conference that he and his Nets co-stars are ready to sacrifice

How will Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Harden make this new superteam work?

James Harden traded to Nets: In Brooklyn, it's time to go all-in again with their trio of stars

The Nets have cashed in (almost) all of their chips. Sound familiar?

Domantas Sabonis is the center of the Pacers' new and improved universe

In Indiana, everything revolves around the All-Star big man who has taken yet another leap forward

NBA early-season observations: Stephen Curry is doing everything, positive Knicks vibes

Also: Keldon Johnson is always in attack mode, Dillon Brooks is stretching his game and Steven Adams is indispensable

NBA early-season observations: A look at the remixed 76ers, Jaylen Brown's leap, Pacers' drastic shift

Also: Tyrese Haliburton's jump passes, Darius Bazley's emergence and more!

Back again: The 2020-21 Detroit Pistons season preview, starring Blake Griffin and an assortment of additions

Griffin has returned to a team that had an extremely busy offseason

Back again: The 2020-21 Orlando Magic season preview, starring more of the same

The Magic continue to do things their way. In other words, they project to be perfectly fine and nothing more -- again

Back again: The 2020-21 Houston Rockets season preview, starring James Harden … for now

This new-look roster is exciting! Wait, what's that elephant doing in this room?

Back again: The 2020-21 Milwaukee Bucks season preview, starring Giannis Antetokounmpo and a happy Holiday

Jrue Holiday is a Buck, and so are some new role players. This was enough to keep Giannis, but is it enough to get over the hump?

James Herbert is somewhat fond of basketball, feature writing and understatements. A former season-ticket holder for the expansion Toronto Raptors, Herbert does not think the NBA was better back in the days of hand checking and illegal defense. He joined CBS Sports in 2014 and lives in Brooklyn.