James Herbert

CBS Sports Writer /

NBA COVID tracker: Heat's Tyler Herro in protocols, Wizards' Wes Unseld Jr. cleared, returns to bench

Here's a running list of players in health and safety protocols along with every game postponed this season

Gary Payton II is here to stay: How the Golden State Warriors found a gem and Little Gary finally found a home

Anybody could have had Payton, who is locking down superstars, throwing down dunks and chasing a ring

Sixers' Morey: Ben Simmons trade 'less likely than likely' but Joel Embiid's play 'opens up possibilities'

Daryl Morey reiterated that Simmons could play for Philly again, adding that he'd be 'literally almost the perfect player' for Joel Embiid

Lonzo Ball injury update: Bulls guard to have left knee surgery, out 6-8 weeks

Ball's knee did not respond well to treatment, so he is having arthroscopic surgery

Domantas Sabonis injury: Pacers star suffers 'significant' ankle sprain vs. Lakers

Sabonis landed on Russell Westbrook's foot in the fourth quarter, but stayed in the game and hit a clutch 3

De'Aaron Fox reacts to trade rumors after Kings' loss vs. Pistons: 'I'm not worried at all'

There have been conflicting reports on Fox's status ahead of the trade deadline

NBA COVID fallout: Pacers' Lance Stephenson on his second 10-day, Nuggets still interested in DeMarcus Cousins

New rules stipulate that teams missing multiple players because of positive tests must sign replacements

Cam Reddish trade: Knicks land wing from Hawks for Kevin Knox II, protected 2022 first-round pick, per report

New York is reportedly acquiring the 22-year-old, who is extension eligible this offseason

Cam Reddish trade grades: Knicks bet on wing's upside, Hawks gain pick for future deal

A nice get for New York, but be careful judging this before Reddish's extension and Atlanta's next move

Blazers still plan to build around Damian Lillard, but could trade Robert Covington, Jusuf Nurkic, per report

Ahead of the NBA trade deadline, Portland is reportedly planning to be 'very active'

Bol Bol trade voided: Pistons-Nuggets deal falls through after failed physical, per report

The 7-foot-2 Bol appeared to be on his way to Detroit until a reported failed physical

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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