1. 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 5 months ago 87,336 reads 0 comments

  2. 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 5 months ago 82,017 reads 0 comments

  3. 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 5 months ago 145,246 reads 0 comments

  4. 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 5 months ago 85,805 reads 0 comments

  5. 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 6 months ago 84,771 reads 0 comments

  6. 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 6 months ago 61,330 reads 0 comments

  7. 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 6 months ago 2,359 reads 0 comments

  8. 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 6 months ago 41,257 reads 0 comments

  9. 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 6 months ago 196,031 reads 0 comments

  10. 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 6 months ago 213,118 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 6 months ago 396,345 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 6 months ago 182,512 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 6 months ago 53,203 reads 0 comments

  14. Dwight Howard Says He's Working on 3-Pointers, Adding Range to Extend Career

    For 13 seasons, Dwight Howard has been an old-school big man. During a Tuesday afternoon appearance on ESPN's The Jump , though, the Atlanta Hawks center made it clear he wants ...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 6 months ago 6,631 reads 0 comments

  15. Hawks GM Travis Schlenk Says Dwight Howard Is Still 1 of NBA's Best Big Men

    New Atlanta Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk believes center Dwight Howard remains "one of the best big guys in the league" and thinks he'll remain with the organization...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 6 months ago 10,182 reads 0 comments

  16. Metrics 101: Ranking Every NBA No. 1 Pick in the Lottery Era

    On June 22, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will stride across a stage at the Barclays Center and announce the newest No. 1 pick. That player, whether it's Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball or a surprise selection, will immediately be both blessed and cursed...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 7 months ago 262,286 reads 0 comments

  17. Dwight Howard Caught Speeding Before Hawks' Season-Ending Loss vs. Wizards

    Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard had a rough day on April 28. Not only did his team suffer a season-ending loss to the Washington Wizards , he was also pulled over for speeding and had his car towed...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 7 months ago 22,048 reads 0 comments

  18. NBA ASG Viral Sensation Jarrius 'JJ' Robertson Recovering from Liver Transplant

    Jarrius won the hearts of millions with his big smile and beaming charisma during the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. What a lot of those people didn't know was the hard-fought journey Jarrius had to take to get there...

    B/R Video Written by B/R Video about 7 months ago 69 reads 0 comments

  19. Dwight Howard Trade Would Only Return 2nd-Round Pick, Cap Space, Per NBA Execs

    If the Atlanta Hawks decide to trade Dwight Howard , the return for the 31-year-old center would be minimal...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 8 months ago 34,439 reads 0 comments

  20. Biggest Offseason Priorities and Targets for Atlanta Hawks

    For six games, the Atlanta Hawks gave the Washington Wizards all they could handle. A seventh wasn't in the cards for this crew, as Atlanta's 115-99 home loss Friday made all too clear...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 7,315 reads 0 comments

  21. Dwight Howard Vents About Benching vs. Wizards

    Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard was not pleased with his reduced minutes at the end of the regular season and in the playoffs, according to Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 8 months ago 42,761 reads 0 comments

  22. NBA Power Rankings: Who's Flexing After 2 Weeks of NBA Playoffs?

    With the first round of the NBA playoffs nearly over, we've swept the power-ranking field of the lottery flotsam and four teams already bounced from the postseason...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 73,658 reads 0 comments

  23. 7 Score in Double-Digits as Hawks Pull Away Late for 111-101 Win vs. Wizards

    The Atlanta Hawks just needed some home cooking. After dropping the first two games of their playoff series against the Washington Wizards on the road, they evened the battle ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 8 months ago 5,573 reads 0 comments

  24. NBA Free Agency: Regrading Biggest Moves from 2016 Offseason

    Is there anything better than hindsight? Exercising it makes you feel smart, and everything seems so obvious. It's a real self-esteem booster, and we'll deploy it here to retroactively grade the biggest free-agent signings of the 2016 NBA offseason..

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 141,717 reads 0 comments

  25. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Ranking Top 100

    You've seen how the league's best point guards stacked up against one another, learning whether Russell Westbrook or James Harden reigned supreme and how far down in the pecking order Stephen Curry sits on the heels of back-to-back MVPs...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 8 months ago 415,309 reads 0 comments