James Herbert

CBS Sports Writer /

2018-19 NBA regular-season schedule takeaways: Lots of LeBron and Celtics vs. Sixers to watch this season

Here's 18 thoughts after the entire 2018-19 NBA schedule was released Friday

Jahlil Okafor must be more like Greg Monroe and 3 other NBA offseason thoughts

The former No. 3 overall pick and the former max player both signed minimum deals this week

NBA Christmas Day schedule 2018: Lakers vs. Warriors and other possible matchups we might see

The Warriors have to play LeBron's Lakers, right? How about Sixers-Celtics on Christmas Day?

NBA free agency 2018: Why these six teams decided not to make any big moves this offseason

So, the Heat decided they are just going to be exactly the same, huh?

The Rockets stayed great and flexible with their offseason moves, but what about the Lakers and Raptors?

Clint Capela is back on a bargain deal, and Houston's front office is not necessarily done

There was no good way for Raptors to trade DeMar DeRozan, and five other thoughts around the NBA

Toronto might not have handled the DeRozan trade perfectly, but it couldn't have dealt him without any hurt feelings

Kevin Love's extension with Cavs shows both sides need each other ... at least for now

The five-time NBA All-Star signed a four-year extension, but that doesn't mean he'll be in Cleveland forever

How Carmelo Anthony fits (and doesn't) with the Rockets, and 5 more NBA offseason thoughts

Can the Spurs sustain their defense? How weird will the Raptors be? What's up with the Bucks?

New Raptors coach Nick Nurse chases perfection with Kawhi Leonard trade only raising the stakes

Toronto's new coach is aggressive, creative and not afraid to get weird as he leads the team into a new era

Carmelo Anthony trade: Thunder send Melo to Hawks, get Dennis Schroder in reported 3-way deal

Atlanta is expected to waive the 10-time All-Star, who could soon be a Rocket

DeMar DeRozan-Kawhi Leonard trade: Spurs give former Raptors star chance to become undeniably elite

The All-Star might be hurt leaving the Raptors, but going to San Antonio could be the best thing for his career

Meet Zhaire Smith, the high-upside wing the Sixers think they can develop into a star

Smith, the No. 16 pick in the NBA Draft, wants to follow in the footsteps of Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan

2018 NBA free agency: Expectations for LeBron's Lakers; debating most improved team from summer moves

How far can we expect to see LeBron lead his Lakers in Year One? Which team suffered the most losses in free agency?

NBA free agency 2018: Jabari Parker, Marcus Smart among the top free agents still available

A bunch of deals have been agreed to, but guys like Clint Capela, Marcus Smart and Isaiah Thomas are still in limbo

Jack Cooley is the king of Las Vegas Summer League, and a 'star' hungry to prove he belongs in the NBA

Suns rookie Deandre Ayton might be the main attraction, but Cooley is much more than a sideshow

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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