1. Dwight Howard Considered Retiring in 2015, Says 'Joy Was Sucked out of It'

    Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard said he considered retirement after struggling through the 2014-15 NBA season with the Houston Rockets...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 8 months ago 18,112 reads 0 comments

  2. Brace Yourself: These NBA Teams May Be Worse Than You Think in 2017-18

    Offseason NBA projections are indentured to optimism. Unless a team is unabashedly trying to plunge down the standings, the summer is a time to wax hope and confidence in renovated rosters—to bask in what's new and worship what's unknown...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 113,634 reads 0 comments

  3. Assembling Every NBA Team's Post-Free Agency 'Death Lineup'

    The 2014-15 NBA champion Golden State Warriors started something with their now-notorious "Death Lineup...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 148,080 reads 0 comments

  4. Predicting NBA Stat Leaders for Major Categories in 201​7​-1​8​

    Feel that? You know, that tingly twinge? It's the sensation of knowing the NBA 's opening night is less than a lifetime away. That means we better predict this season's individual stat kings before our dog-days cushion (mercifully) expires...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 50,198 reads 0 comments

  5. Road Maps for Teams Stuck in NBA Purgatory

    It's fine to win 35 games and miss the NBA playoffs...if it's part of a plan. But being stuck in the middle—rudderless and uncommitted to either abject failure or the pursuit of a championship—that's limbo...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 41,185 reads 0 comments

  6. NBA Metrics 101: Best Active Players to Never Win a Title

    Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker have four apiece—more than all but 26 players in NBA history. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem have three of their own...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 9 months ago 65,681 reads 0 comments

  7. Every NBA Team's Best and Worst Current Contract

    You take the good, you take the bad, bake in an NBA spin, and what do you have? The best and worst contract from every team. Inventorying each squad's crowning jewel and bookkeeping blemish is always pertinent in the aftermath of free agency...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 103,974 reads 0 comments

  8. Rain, Meet Parade: The Potential Downside to Every Big NBA Offseason Victory

    Congratulations to every NBA team that successfully pulled off one of the offseason's biggest coups. You're all summertime superstars, and your outlook, relative to the hand you've ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 83,326 reads 0 comments

  9. 'The Full 48' Podcast: Hornets GM Rich Cho Talks NBA Offseason, Michael Jordan

    Charlotte Hornets general manager Rich Cho joins Bleacher Report's Jordan Brenner on The Full 48 podcast to discuss the NBA offseason, including his team's decision to trade for Dwight Howard and the drafting of 11th-overall pick Malik Monk...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Bleacher Report NBA Staff about 10 months ago 5,803 reads 0 comments

  10. 1 Thing Every NBA Team Failed to Address This Offseason

    The NBA offseason is far from over. You won't start hearing Spaldings bouncing from coast to coast until the end of September...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 130,846 reads 0 comments

  11. Ranking Every Team's Projected Starting 5 After Free Agency

    Nothing generates NBA optimism like the post-free-agency haze. This is when everyone thinks their team's starters are terrific, sure to be better than last year because of new additions or a clean slate and increased familiarity...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 months ago 264,173 reads 0 comments

  12. Every NBA Team's Biggest Bonehead Offseason Decision

    Not to burst anyone's bubbles, but NBA offseasons typically aren't perfect. Making a mistake is easy. A momentary lapse in judgement can be all it takes to dole out a regrettable contract or overlook a key piece...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 10 months ago 141,795 reads 0 comments

  13. Biggest Hole Every NBA Team Still Needs to Fill

    Basketball's biggest garage sale —known formally as the 2017 NBA offseason —is winding down as both supply and demand dwindle. But the task of personnel management is a yearlong endeavor...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 10 months ago 87,336 reads 0 comments

  14. 5 Fresh Faces Could Claim NBA All-Star Spots in Weak East, According to Execs

    Did you hear about the Passover-like exodus that occurred this NBA offseason? Three of the Eastern Conference's top players migrated to the West. Two ( Paul George and Jimmy Butler) were traded...

    Yaron Weitzman Written by Yaron Weitzman about 10 months ago 82,017 reads 0 comments

  15. Dwight Howard Says Kobe Bryant Beef Was Media Creation in Twitter Q&A

    Dwight Howard 's lone season with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2012-13 featured more off-court drama than on-court success. However, the veteran center suggested Sunday that the reports of discord were overblown...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 10 months ago 145,246 reads 0 comments

  16. Metrics 101: NBA's New Western Conf. Dominates East at Nearly Every Position

    Paul Millsap has left the Atlanta Hawks for the Denver Nuggets. Paul George was traded from the Indiana Pacers to the Oklahoma City Thunder, bringing back only a modest return...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 11 months ago 85,805 reads 0 comments

  17. 10 Starting Lineups in Need of a Change During NBA Free Agency

    Imagine the NBA 's best one-man show, Russell Westbrook , adding a sidekick. Or the Houston Rockets following their Chris Paul pickup with a second star splash...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 11 months ago 84,771 reads 0 comments

  18. Dwight Howard's Sister, Tashanda, Rips Hawks, Atlanta After Trade to Hornets

    Dwight Howard 's sister, Tashanda, had some harsh words for the Atlanta Hawks a day after they dealt her brother to the Charlotte Hornets . Appearing on 92...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 11 months ago 61,330 reads 0 comments

  19. Dwight Howard Can Return to 'Really High Level,' Says Hornets' Steve Clifford

    One day after the Charlotte Hornets announced they acquired Dwight Howard from the Atlanta Hawks , head coach Steve Clifford believes the 31-year-old can return to being one of the NBA 's best centers...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 11 months ago 2,359 reads 0 comments

  20. From Superman to Journeyman: Can Dwight Howard Revive NBA Career in Charlotte?

    Dwight Howard is many things. Polarizing, imposing, captivating, just to name a few. His defensive impact might be overlooked and his remaining athleticism underestimated, but he is neither martyr nor patsy...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 41,257 reads 0 comments

  21. Dwight Howard Tweets About Paul George, Seemingly Unaware of Having Been Traded

    Apparently Dwight Howard doesn't follow Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter. Minutes after The Vertical editor dropped a # WojBomb about D12 getting dealt to the Charlotte Hornets, ...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 11 months ago 196,031 reads 0 comments

  22. Dwight Howard Traded to Hornets for Miles Plumlee, Pick and More

    The Charlotte Hornets have added a big piece to the lineup with the acquisition of Dwight Howard in a trade from the Atlanta Hawks, the Hornets announced on Tuesday. The Undefeated's Marc J...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 11 months ago 213,118 reads 0 comments

  23. Best and Worst Pick at Every NBA Draft Position over Past 20 Years

    The NBA draft runs on speculation. Nobody can know for sure how any pick will turn out as a player during his rookie season, let alone five years down the line...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 396,345 reads 0 comments

  24. Way-Too-Early 2017-18 NBA Title Odds

    It's right there in the headline: These 2018 NBA title odds are way too early. But what better way to assess where all 30 teams stand after the official conclusion of the 2016-17 ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 12 months ago 182,512 reads 0 comments

  25. Dwight Howard Says He Would Take Kevin Durant over LeBron James

    Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard appeared on ESPN's First Take on Wednesday and shared a hot take of his own: He believes Kevin Durant is the best player in the NBA , not LeBron James ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 12 months ago 53,203 reads 0 comments