Devine covers the NBA, which he’s been doing since 2009. Before joining The Ringer, he did it for Yahoo Sports.
Are the Knicks Better Off Without Donovan Mitchell?
Leon Rose held his ground … but then the Cavs swooped in to make the deal he wouldn’t. Will New York regret not meeting Utah’s price, or will its prudence pay off in the long run?
If RJ Barrett Can’t Help the Knicks Land a Star, Can He Be One Himself?
Barrett’s new extension likely takes him out of any trade packages for Donovan Mitchell. Is his future role in New York supporting a marquee player like Mitchell, or can the former no. 3 pick still be the centerpiece of an offense?
Eight NBA Players Looking to Secure the Bag This Season
Which free agents are looking to cash in next summer? Here are eight of the most compelling Contract Year guys heading into 2022-23.
LeBron’s New Extension Quells Some Concerns, but Raises Others
Both the Los Angeles Lakers and James can put a positive spin on their new two-year deal, but they’ve also potentially locked themselves into a tricky predicament for the future
The Seven Most Intriguing Under-the-Radar Deals in NBA Free Agency
From a reclamation project in Detroit to the perfect plug in Miami, here are the signings you may have missed that could pay major dividends next season
Russell Westbrook’s Moment of Truth
For years, the relentless guard dominated the NBA, bending the game to his will. But for the last couple, he’s failed to get the message, both from Father Time and his coaches: Either adapt and accept a smaller role—or get out of the way.
Is Donovan Mitchell Really the Right Star for the Knicks?
New York has the pieces to bring Utah’s All-Star guard to Broadway, but it should be hesitant to go all in. As good as Mitchell is, questions remain about his ability to carry a team.
Deandre Ayton to the Pacers Makes Too Much Sense Not to Happen
Indiana is reportedly close to landing the Suns restricted free agent in a move that could accelerate its rebuild, but things might not be as simple as they appear. With Ayton, and restricted free agency at large, nothing usually is.
Five Lingering Questions About Nets-Lakers, the Knicks, and NBA Free Agency
Who blinks first in the Kyrie Irving trade talks? We examine that and more as the dust begins to settle in free agency and all eyes turn to the trade market and the season ahead.
The Biggest Takeaways From Day 2 of NBA Free Agency
It doesn’t get much bigger than the Wolves’ all-in bet on Rudy Gobert. Plus, the Celtics may have found their missing piece, Zion Williamson gets paid, and the Kings decide they’re going to shoot their way to the playoffs.