James Herbert

CBS Sports Writer /

NBA injury report: Return timeline, updates, impact for LeBron James, Chris Paul, Clint Capela, other injured stars

A regularly updated look at the injuries that are causing the biggest stir across the NBA

That's Pretty Interesting: The Celtics are erratic, but Marcus Morris is suddenly a stabilizing force

Also: Wilson Chandler has things to say, a mixtape of De'Aaron Fox blocking shots, checking in on Jarrett Allen and more

Inside the new, free Raptors: A reinvigorated veteran, a gunslinging coach and an elephant figurine

Danny Green and Nick Nurse explain the freedom at the heart of Toronto's league-best 33-12 record

That's Pretty Interesting: Kawhi Leonard's evolving passing game is setting the tone for Raptors

Also: A strange saying courtesy of Kevin Huerter, a Ryan Arcidiacano mixtape, looking at the Lakers' 'Death Lineup' and more

Four confusing questions, including Sixers' Jimmy Butler drama and Tom Thibodeau's untimely exit

Also: What's up with the Jazz? How the heck are the Spurs doing this?

NBA All-Star Game 2019: How many Warriors make the cut, Luka Doncic's chances and other questions on early voting

Also: Can Oklahoma City potentially have three All-Stars? Just how bleak is the East?

That's Pretty Interesting: Giannis Antetokounmpo has new tricks; Spencer Dinwiddie inspired by player before his time

Dinwiddie is blown away by Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Jahlil Okafor gets another shot and a look at what's spurring Spurs' success

Debating NBA season's biggest surprise so far, picking an MVP frontrunner and predicting a Finals matchup

Our NBA writers also reveal what has them most interested heading into 2019 and who they feel the Warriors face in the Finals

Business as usual for Giannis Antetokounmpo's 'elite' Bucks in NBA Christmas Day victory against Knicks

Milwaukee is a truly elite team, again showing it can overcome cold stretches by sticking with its winning formula

'That's Pretty Interesting': 3-and-D not enough anymore, Raptors' glaring flaw and monitoring Emmanuel Mudiay

Also: Sacramento is so lucky to have Nemanja Bjelica, and why in the world can't the Rockets rebound?

Everybody loves Ed Davis, the Nets big man who might be the NBA's best teammate

From Damian Lillard to Ben Wallace, those who know Davis raved about him to CBS Sports

When an NBA trade falls apart, but the players don't know: Wizards hit hard by deal-that-wasn't

Wizards players Kelly Oubre and Austin Rivers found out they were traded after a loss -- but they weren't

'That's Pretty Interesting': Tony Parker a perfect match for Kemba Walker, Hornets; Knicks' Frank Ntilikina still enigmatic

Also: Mavs mania, Nerlens Noel's touch and Justise Winslow stretching his game

With Most Improved Player buzz building, Raptors' Pascal Siakam will not slow down

Toronto's starting power forward is doing it all, but he still feels like he's playing catch-up

'That's Pretty Interesting': Grizzlies rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. not shying away; dreaming of Thunder raining 3s

Also: A Ben Simmons-Jimmy Butler mixtape, some deception from J.J. Barea and an extremely mad Marc Gasol

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.

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