1. Bleacher Report Staff NBA Playoff Predictions

    This is why the NBA plays the regular-season games. So that Bleacher Report's merry band of round-ball soothsayers have an adequate sample off which to base playoff predictions...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Bleacher Report NBA Staff about 8 months ago 207,395 reads 0 comments

  2. NBA Standings 2017: Updated Playoff Picture, Bracket Heading into Final Games

    Before the 2016-17 season started, most fans expected a repeat NBA Finals, featuring the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. Defending champions the Cavaliers rank No. 2 in the Eastern Conference...

    Maurice Moton Written by Maurice Moton about 8 months ago 22,577 reads 0 comments

  3. NBA Teams That Could Look Drastically Different Next Season

    Take a screenshot of your favorite NBA team's roster now. There's a chance it looks a lot different by the start of next season. Continuity is a solid barometer for success in the Association...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 85,891 reads 0 comments

  4. NBA Metrics 101: Best Seasons That Didn't Result in MVP

    Not every great season in NBA history is rewarded with an MVP trophy. This year, another all-time campaign will go unrecognized...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 9 months ago 184,589 reads 0 comments

  5. NBA Power Rankings: Can Warriors or Cavs Reclaim Top Spot Before Playoffs?

    It's musical chairs time for the NBA 's elite, with major movement again occurring inside the top 10. There's even a new team occupying the No. 1 spot...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 9 months ago 226,031 reads 0 comments

  6. Dwight Howard Discusses Kobe Bryant, Magic Career, More with 'The Undefeated'

    Dwight Howard has been portrayed as a malcontent for much of his career, but he attempted to clear the air this week with Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 9 months ago 10,098 reads 0 comments

  7. Stephen Curry Sinks 3 While Dwight Howard and Dennis Schroder Bicker

    Dwight Howard and Dennis Schroder got a little too distracted while facing off against the Golden State Warriors on Monday. After Howard turned the ball over during the third quarter of the game, he and Schroder got into a debate...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Rivea Ruff about 9 months ago 8,693 reads 0 comments

  8. Current NBA Players Who Peaked Too Early

    The average progression of an NBA career features incremental annual improvement that leads to a peak stretch (right around the mid-to-late 20s), and then inevitable decline before retirement...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 9 months ago 143,388 reads 0 comments

  9. NBA Says Dwight Howard Incorrectly Ejected After 2nd Technical Foul

    Atlanta Hawks big man Dwight Howard was ejected in the third quarter of his team's 114-98 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday for picking up his second technical foul...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 10 months ago 22,324 reads 0 comments

  10. Dwight Howard Gives Game Jersey to Fan After Ejection from Hawks-Celtics

    Dwight Howard gave one fan at TD Garden a souvenir he won't soon forget. After coming close to fisticuffs with Boston Celtics center Al Horford , Howard decided to give one ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Rivea Ruff about 10 months ago 6,816 reads 0 comments

  11. Dwight Howard Shoves Al Horford over Hard Foul

    Dwight Howard isn't here for Al Horford 's defensive style. Howard and Horford almost came to blows over a foul during the third quarter of the Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics game Monday night...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Rivea Ruff about 10 months ago 2,897 reads 0 comments

  12. Best NBA Dunk Contest Slams Ever

    Topping the last two years of the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest will be a tall order for 2017's contestants. Aaron Gordon , who pushed Zach LaVine to the brink in Toronto last year, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 114,786 reads 0 comments

  13. 10 Franchises Who Succeeded After Losing a Big Star

    Afraid of making excuses, sports teams will always state the "next man up" line after losing a vital contributor. Although it's the mindset fans and the media want to hear, replacing a star is never so simple...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 10 months ago 928 reads 0 comments

  14. Fun with the NBA Trade Machine: Deals That Should, but Likely Won't, Happen

    Come one, come all. You're just in time to witness contrived chaos in advance of the NBA 's Feb. 23 trade deadline! Theorized madness is, after all, why the Trade Machine exists in the first place...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 162,811 reads 0 comments

  15. NBA Trade Deadline 2017: B/R Staff Pre-All Star Trade Deadline Predictions

    In light of the smog-thick haze engulfing the NBA mere weeks before its Feb. 23 trade deadline, 14 Bleacher Report writers received the go-ahead to expense fully functioning*, top-of-the-line crystal balls...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Bleacher Report NBA Staff about 10 months ago 495,794 reads 0 comments

  16. 2017 NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up After 50 Games

    Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are capitalizing on a corps of contenders working through flaws of one sort or another...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 months ago 148,181 reads 0 comments

  17. Dwight Howard Exacts Revenge Against Houston Rockets and Thursday NBA Takeaways

    The Atlanta Hawks, riding the contributions of Malcolm Delaney, DeAndre' Bembry and a red-hot Tim Hardaway Jr., stormed back from a seemingly insurmountable fourth-quarter deficit against the Houston Rockets, stealing a 113-108 victory Thursday...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 10 months ago 30,309 reads 0 comments

  18. Hawks vs. Rockets: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2017 Regular Season

    The Atlanta Hawks outscored the Houston Rockets 40-22 in the fourth quarter to come from behind and earn a 113-108 road victory Thursday night...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 10 months ago 3,512 reads 0 comments

  19. 2017 NBA Trade Rumors: Buying or Selling the Latest Potential Deals

    Feel that? It's a rush of wind generated by the NBA 's fast-approaching Feb. 23 trade deadline. Before we let it sweep us off our feet, there are potential deals to discuss...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 180,007 reads 0 comments

  20. Big Man Power Rankings: Is Joel Embiid Really the NBA's Most Skilled?

    James Harden is ready to crown Joel Embiid the king of NBA big men. "Offensively, he's just skilled, man," Harden said in a postgame interview Friday. "He's probably the most skilled big man we have in this league, man...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 133,799 reads 0 comments

  21. Knicks vs. Hawks: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2017 Regular Season

    Sunday's contest between the New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks didn't stand out for any particular reason when the NBA schedule was released, but it will surely be one of the most memorable contests of the entire season...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 11 months ago 14,607 reads 0 comments

  22. Kristaps Porzingis Gets Revenge on Dwight Howard with 1-Handed Poster Dunk

    Last year, Dwight Howard put Kristaps Porzingis on a poster. Ever since then, the New York Knicks star has had his mind on revenge. The 7'3" Latvian got it Sunday...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 11 months ago 5,158 reads 0 comments

  23. Hawks' Dennis Schroder Cracks Up as Dwight Howard Describes Team's 'Good D'

    According to Basketball-Reference.com , the Atlanta Hawks rank fifth in the NBA in defensive rating, allowing 105.6 points per 100 possessions. Dwight Howard 's postgame interview would have gone smoother if he had said that...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 11 months ago 37,078 reads 0 comments

  24. Dwight Howard Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation Surrounding Hawks C

    A few months into his three-year contract, the Atlanta Hawks have had discussions about trading center Dwight Howard . Continue for updates. Hawks, Pelicans Discussed Howard Thursday, Jan...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 11 months ago 19,975 reads 2 comments

  25. Dwight Howard Fakes High-Five, Dabs on Jeremy Lin During Nets-Hawks Game

    Got 'em. During the second quarter of Tuesday's Atlanta Hawks-Brooklyn Nets game, Hawks big man Dwight Howard duped his old pal Jeremy Lin. During a stop in the action, the 7-footer offered a hand to his former Houston Rockets teammate...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 11 months ago 10,588 reads 5 comments