James Herbert

CBS Sports Writer /

When an NBA trade falls apart, but the players don't know: Wizards hit hard by deal-that-wasn't

Wizards players Kelly Oubre and Austin Rivers found out they were traded after a loss -- but they weren't

NBA injury report: Return timeline, updates, impact for Al Horford, DeMarcus Cousins, Paul Millsap, other injured stars

A regularly updated look at the injuries that are causing the biggest stir across the NBA

'That's Pretty Interesting': Tony Parker a perfect match for Kemba Walker, Hornets; Knicks' Frank Ntilikina still enigmatic

Also: Mavs mania, Nerlens Noel's touch and Justise Winslow stretching his game

With Most Improved Player buzz building, Raptors' Pascal Siakam will not slow down

Toronto's starting power forward is doing it all, but he still feels like he's playing catch-up

'That's Pretty Interesting': Grizzlies rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. not shying away; dreaming of Thunder raining 3s

Also: A Ben Simmons-Jimmy Butler mixtape, some deception from J.J. Barea and an extremely mad Marc Gasol

Noah Vonleh finally playing his complete game, rewarding Knicks for having faith in him

On his fourth team in five years, it's a good time for the 23-year-old big man to be making good on his potential

Why now? Bulls bewilder again with decision to fire Fred Hoiberg during injury-riddled season

The timing, not the decision, is what's at issue here

'That’s Pretty Interesting': Wolves' Dario Saric talks trade from 76ers; E'Twaun Moore is the floater king

Also: Spencer Dinwiddie’s finishing, the emergence of Jerami Grant and a 7-foot wing named Brook Lopez

Jrue Holiday’s job is to do everything for the Pelicans, and he absolutely relishes it

Holiday, simultaneously a 'dirt worker' and a 'low-maintenance superstar,' talked to CBS Sports about doing it all

'That's Pretty Interesting': The Clippers are a superhero team, the 76ers' feeling-out process and more

Also: Why Evan Turner is Andre Iguodala’s biggest fan, a regrettable Knicks decision and a habit that drives this writer crazy

After 17 years in the NBA, Richard Jefferson is a rising star living his other dream

Embracing his new challenge, Jefferson is ‘100 percent at peace with not playing basketball’

For breakout star Josh Richardson, being as aggressive as Heat need him to be is a 'constant battle'

The Heat wing is having a career season thanks to his new mindset

What to make of Kevin Durant-Draymond Green drama and how it impacts Warriors' NBA title chase and free agency

Our NBA experts dive into the wild situation going on in Golden State in the latest 3-Man Weave

NBA storylines: If Jimmy Butler trade means Dario Saric is unleashed by the Timberwolves, we're all winners

Also, Pascal Siakam is the Spin Doctor, and the Knicks aren't what we were told they'd be (yet)

Magic's mindful Aaron Gordon is trying to stay out of 'mental prison'

The forward has always been hard on himself, but he told CBS Sports he's more relaxed and less stressed than ever before

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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