James Herbert

CBS Sports Writer /

Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic talks 'Game of Thrones'-style battles in West, declares 'Nurk Fever is back'

The veteran center talked to CBS Sports about his lofty goals, what he'll remember about the late Paul Allen, and more

Suns' Ryan Anderson on chemistry with Devin Booker, the 'advanced' Deandre Ayton and his tough season

After a hard year in Houston, Phoenix's new sharpshooter told CBS Sports he is excited to be himself again

Mike Conley knows people forgot about him, says Grizzlies primed for rebound year: 'I got that edge back'

Healthy and happy, Memphis' leader tells CBS Sports he's mentally ready, with "everything to prove"

T.J. McConnell says Sixers have star power to make NBA Finals, ‘unstoppable’ Joel Embiid is ready for MVP talk

The guard told CBS Sports that Markelle Fultz's preseason 3-pointer was "special for all of us"

Will Barton explains how Nikola Jokic raises Nuggets' basketball IQ, says Jamal Murray will be 'dangerous and scary'

The 27-year-old wing told CBS Sports that he still thinks about last April's play-in game "all the time"

C.J. Miles sees a fire in Kawhi Leonard, says Raptors have bad taste in their mouths

The 31-year-old sharpshooter told CBS Sports that last season "didn't sit with me well"

Hawks' Kent Bazemore on Trae Young, Warriors comparisons and his 'summer of enlightenment'

The 29-year-old wing told CBS Sports that Atlanta GM Travis Schlenk "knows the model" used in Golden State

Heat's Udonis Haslem on loyalty, sacrifice and how the 'nastiest team in the NBA' handles Jimmy Butler rumors

The veteran told CBS Sports that Miami isn't the same team as last year and it should be in the East's top four

Zach LaVine is dunking like he did before ACL injury; says Bulls have seen your predictions

Entering his fifth season, the 23-year-old guard knows that the trade that sent him to Chicago looks pretty different now

Rookie Miles Bridges says Hornets have winning energy and explains why it was harder to score in college

The rookie forward told CBS Sports that he wants to guard multiple positions and keep Charlotte balanced

LeBron James' usage, Rockets' reclamation projects among NBA's 10 most interesting subplots for 2018-19

We also look at OKC's offense, Embiid's evolution, Mitchell's shooting and more

Tobias Harris expects Clippers to make playoffs in loaded West; would love to stay in Los Angeles with Boban

Coming off a career season, the forward told CBS Sports what he expects this season and how he became a reliable shooter

How to measure success for each NBA Eastern Conference team in 2018-19: Bar raised for Celtics, Raptors

The East has a trio of elite teams and many others aiming for a playoff berth. How will things shape up this season?

Pelicans' Solomon Hill knows the mental toll of injuries and how Anthony Davis can win NBA MVP

The forward told CBS Sports about losing his "saving grace" and how he can help New Orleans' defense stay great

Austin Rivers explains why he and the Wizards are 'heavily slept-on' and why his dogs hate D.C.

The guard told CBS Sports he sees a big role for himself in Washington and believes 'adding pressure can be good'

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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