James Herbert

CBS Sports Writer /

NBA playoffs 2019: After dismantling Blazers, Draymond Green says he's the best defender ever

The Warriors forward plays defense with the confidence of a world-class playmaker

2019 NBA Playoffs: Raptors waste Kyle Lowry's best effort in Game 1 loss to Bucks

Toronto looked great for most of Wednesday's game, but couldn't finish Milwaukee off

After NBA Draft Lottery, Pelicans VP David Griffin has Zion Williamson as lifeline in quest to keep Anthony Davis

Perhaps the biggest winner of Tuesday's NBA Draft Lottery has a unibrow

NBA Playoffs: 5 conference finals questions, including Kawhi Leonard vs. Giannis and Blazers' chances against Steph Curry

What will the Giannis vs. Kawhi battle look like? Will Stephen Curry tear apart the Blazers? And more!

NBA playoffs 2019: James Harden's Rockets failed in postseason again, but that doesn't have to destroy them

As awful as Houston feels after its loss to the Kevin Durant-less Warriors, it must keep aiming high

NBA Playoffs 2019: In the background of Kawhi Leonard's legendary shot, the Sixers' offense collapsed in Game 7

Philadelphia's late-game execution was disappointing, considering its talent and the desperate nature of the situation

NBA Playoffs: Even with Kawhi Leonard and Nikola Jokic, Raptors' and Nuggets' Game 7 fates will rest on shooters

Denver and Toronto have been erratic from long range, but they must let it fly with their respective seasons on the line

NBA playoffs 2019: Rockets squander golden opportunity in crushing Game 6 loss to Warriors

Houston's season is over, and it has no one to blame but itself

NBA Playoffs 2019: Lessons to learn from Rodney Hood, the Blazers' reclamation project

The 26-year-old wing is thriving against the Nuggets, a reminder of the importance of fit, empowerment and matchups

NBA Playoffs 2019: In Kevin Durant's absence, Warriors face toughest challenge they've ever had

Without Durant, it is unclear that Golden State can sustain its offense against this particular team

NBA Playoffs 2019: To slow down Warriors, Rockets have picked up the pace

Ahead of Game 5, the Rockets have remembered that they need to run

2019 NBA Playoffs: How 76ers might address offensive woes in series against Raptors

The series is tied 2-2, but Philadelphia has some stuff to figure out

NBA playoffs 2019: Raptors adrift in Game 3 loss to Sixers, and they need to find themselves quickly

Despite Kawhi Leonard's heroics, the Raptors' offense has lost its way

NBA Playoffs 2019: Blazers go all-in on slowing down Nuggets' Nikola Jokic, but at what cost?

Portland put more pressure on the Nuggets star on Wednesday, winning despite a torrent of open 3s

NBA Playoffs: Obvious moves in Raptors-76ers series, featuring Joel Embiid's pump fake and a simple adjustment

When opposing players leap at him on the perimeter, Embiid doesn't even get it

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.