With the start of the lockout, the NBA must remove references to players from its website. The NBA swapped out their normal layout for a simple page with some basic information and WNBA headlines.
I’m not sure why the league would dumb down the homepage, and leave everything behind it (like http://www.nba.com/news/ and the individual team pages) unchanged. This has since been changed, see this most recent post.
Hover over this image to show what the page looked like 2 days ago.