James Herbert

CBS Sports Writer /

Did NBA's regular-season changes contribute to uptick in playoff injuries? Execs are asking smart questions

The NBA had a new participation policy, the In-Season Tournament and a change in officiating this season

Tyrese Haliburton says he'll do 'everything in my power to make sure' Pascal Siakam re-signs with Pacers

A day after Siakam spoke glowingly about his five months in Indiana, the public recruiting began

Celtics' Jrue Holiday snatches Game 3 victory from Pacers with clutch steal vs. Andrew Nembhard

Holiday pulled out his signature defensive move at the perfect time

Bulls' Lonzo Ball reveals he had another rare knee procedure: a meniscus transplant

Ball says he "firmly believes" he'll be playing for the Bulls on opening night next season

Cavaliers teammate questions Jarrett Allen for not playing through rib injury in 2024 NBA playoffs

Cavs president Koby Altman, meanwhile, defended the center

Cavaliers president says Donovan Mitchell is 'happy,' team doesn't need to make 'sweeping changes'

Koby Altman said Mitchell didn't have anything to do with the firing of coach J.B. Bickerstaff

Timberwolves coach Chris Finch explains why team needed 'rough film session' before Game 2 vs. Mavericks

Finch said it had been a long time since he'd been this disappointed in the team

Why Timberwolves' biggest issue vs. Mavericks is their non-Rudy Gobert minutes: 'We were soft'

Forget clutch woes and the drop-coverage debate, this was the Wolves' biggest problem in Game 1

How Pacers, Tyrese Haliburton threw away Game 1 vs. Celtics with uncharacteristic turnovers

The ball slipped away from the Pacers on Tuesday, and so did the chance for a Game 1 upset

Knicks could never slow down Pacers, who ran away from New York's banged-up, 'special' team in Game 7

New York's storybook season ended Sunday, with Indiana piling up points as it has all year

Knicks vs. Pacers: Josh Hart's abdomen injury hangs over New York after Indiana forces Game 7

Indiana responded on Friday; does New York have the bodies to do the same Sunday?

If 'frenzied' Pacers don't get out of their own way, Knicks will end their season in Game 6

Indiana needs to play with pace and poise to force a Game 7

How high-octane Pacers overwhelmed Knicks in Game 4, setting up daunting task for exhausted New York roster

The Pacers are the last kind of team the undermanned Knicks should want to see right now

Andrew Nembhard's 3 lifts Pacers over depleted Knicks, who looked listless late for the first time in Game 3

Undermanned and overburdened, New York finally appeared to wear down on Friday

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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