James Herbert

CBS Sports Writer /

Dwyane Wade is reuniting with LeBron James in Cleveland: 3 burning questions

It's worth wondering whether or not Wade will be in the Cavs' starting lineup

After blockbuster trade with Knicks, can the Thunder bring out Olympic Melo?

Carmelo Anthony has to change his game in Oklahoma City

The authoritative, indisputable, official list of the NBA's most interesting teams

The Sixers aren't championship contenders yet, but there is no more fascinating team

The authoritative, indisputable, official list of the NBA's 30 most interesting players

From Lonzo to Boban, here's a look at who to keep an eye on when the 2017-18 season begins

Assessing who's in line to take Cavaliers' spot as the East's rep in the NBA Finals

Is Boston really ready to become the class of the East? Will the Raptors ever break through?

Defense first: Checking the NBA going into 2017-18 while -- gasp! -- ignoring offense

Ten pressing questions about how the league's changed landscape from a defensive perspective

How to measure success for each Western Conference team in 2017-18 NBA season

The West is where more than 70 percent of the teams think of themselves as a lock to make the playoffs

How to measure success for each Eastern Conference team in 2017-18 NBA season

The Cavaliers are the only team that can reasonably say not making the NBA Finals is a failure

With Thomas-Irving trade in limbo, don't overlook Jae Crowder's importance to Cavs

The versatile forward could be the key to Cleveland improving next season

Heat, Cavs among potential destinations if Bulls' Dwyane Wade receives buyout

Evaluating where the future Hall of Famer might land up if he is freed from Chicago's rebuilding project

NBA schedule release: The 10 Warriors games you should circle on your calendar

These are the most important games that Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry will play in the 2017-18 season

If Kyrie Irving gets his trade, how much bigger would his role realistically grow?

The Cavs star already handles the ball as much as most franchise players do

Is Andrew Wiggins' potential for stardom worth a $148M bet by the Timberwolves?

The former No. 1 pick is in line for a maximum contract extension, which would come with significant risk

Race to the bottom: 11 NBA teams closer to Michael Porter Jr. than the playoffs

Some teams want to fight the Warriors, others want to 'fight' for the right to draft Michael Porter Jr.

Is Jonas Valanciunas more valuable as the Raptors' starting center, or as a trade chip?

Toronto's center has an uncertain future; can we still talk about this 25-year-old's potential?

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.