1. Hassan Whiteside Will Be Test Case in NBA's New Age of Rotations

    Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is a monster, but he's not the kind that scares everyone equally. So if you thought the Heat were going to reward him for his breakout season with more minutes and a bigger role, think again...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 19 hours ago 29,509 reads 151 comments

  2. How Point Guards Can Avoid Becoming the Next Rajon Rondo

    At various points in his NBA career, Rajon Rondo has been an upstart, a malcontent, an innovator, a playoff hero, a champion and an outcast...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 day ago 55,949 reads 158 comments

  3. Why Oklahoma City Thunder Are the NBA's Most Unsolvable Puzzle

    The spectrum of possibilities for the Oklahoma City Thunder 's future is broader than ever — which isn't necessarily a good thing...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 days ago 65,641 reads 127 comments

  4. The NBA's Tournament of Names: Which Team Comes out on Top?

    Anybody want to spend a few minutes imagining Anthony Davis trying to guard Magic Johnson? Great! Me too...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 days ago 62,200 reads 135 comments

  5. The Stifle Tower: Rudy Gobert's Ascent Is Unlike Any We've Seen Before

    It's appropriate that Rudy Gobert rejects convention. The Utah Jazz 's sky-scraping, shot-swatting interior force burst on the NBA scene last year by batting away everything: floaters, layups, baby hooks—even jump shots...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 days ago 39,481 reads 76 comments

  6. How the NBA Has Changed Around Kobe Bryant—And How Kobe Hasn't

    Kobe Bryant has been the unmoving eye of the NBA hurricane for 19 seasons—its stubborn, static center orbited violently by a maelstrom of change...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 14 days ago 147,488 reads 231 comments

  7. Which NBA Contenders Have the Biggest Windows to Win?

    We call them windows, and everybody in the NBA wants theirs. The only thing harder than the years of focused work it takes to prop one open is keeping it that way...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 15 days ago 89,611 reads 375 comments

  8. Data-Driven Philadelphia 76ers Just Have Questions, No Answers, with Joel Embiid

    The Philadelphia 76ers are a franchise devoted to rigorously quantifying the value of assets, which is why this whole Joel Embiid mess must be eating them up inside...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 16 days ago 45,196 reads 88 comments

  9. Team USA Basketball Showcase 2015: Reaction and Takeaways for Blue vs White

    Thirsty hoop fans wandering the basketball wasteland of mid-August stumbled on the oasis of Team USA's Basketball Showcase just in time...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 19 days ago 117,914 reads 165 comments

  10. Potential vs. Production: NBA Teams Face Big Challenge in Making the Call

    NBA teams hate nothing more than making decisions with limited information, but when it comes to critical calls on young, potential-laden talents, they have to do it all the time...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 21 days ago 26,443 reads 22 comments

  11. This Is When the NBA Finds Out About the Real Damian Lillard

    Despite a superstar profile and plenty of early-career accolades, Damian Lillard hasn't yet shown the NBA who he truly is. This year, stripped of a supporting cast and saddled with unquestioned alpha status, he will...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 22 days ago 55,389 reads 62 comments

  12. Brandon Bass Knows How to Impress the Mamba: 'Arguably the Best'

    Despite diminished skills and advancing age, Kobe Bryant remains the most important figure in the Los Angeles Lakers organization. And Brandon Bass knows it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 26 days ago 64,509 reads 176 comments

  13. Jamal Crawford Looking Like Odd Man Out for Rebuilt Los Angeles Clippers

    For the past three years, Jamal Crawford was the Los Angeles Clippers ' last resort—a player they needed to prop up a second unit with reliable (if inefficient) scoring in the absence of better options...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 27 days ago 53,855 reads 81 comments

  14. Andrew Bogut's Value to Golden State Warriors Has Never Been Higher

    Despite the small-ball surprise the Golden State Warriors sprung on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, big man Andrew Bogut remains critical to keeping the Dubs on top...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 28 days ago 31,098 reads 34 comments

  15. LaMarcus Aldridge Presents San Antonio Spurs a Challenge They've Never Had

    The San Antonio Spurs have done things the same way for almost two decades, but LaMarcus Aldridge 's arrival means they may have to do them differently this season...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 29 days ago 77,678 reads 126 comments

  16. Philadelphia 76ers Making Real Progress at Their Own Pace

    Everybody calm down. The Philadelphia 76ers are fine. They're better than fine, actually, because they're getting better...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 59,627 reads 85 comments

  17. Sacramento Kings, Demarcus Cousins Will Walk Fine Line This Season

    The Sacramento Kings are built for what's ahead. Not playoff contention, not an objectively successful season and probably not even a .500 record. Those goals are well beyond the Kings' capabilities...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 11,214 reads 23 comments

  18. The 30-Year Journey: Justin Dentmon's Tireless Effort to Make His NBA Mark

    From Carbondale, Illinois, to Qingdao, China—with stops in Texas, Venezuela, Toronto, Puerto Rico, Lithuania, Italy and Israel—Justin Dentmon's pursuit of the NBA dream has taken him to gyms all over the globe...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 62,366 reads 45 comments

  19. Final Steps for Cavs After Mike Miller Trade, Matthew Dellavadova Re-Signing

    After shipping out Brendan Haywood and his non-guaranteed contract Sunday night, per Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski , the Cleveland Cavaliers didn't waste time addressing their other remaining roster issues...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 148,062 reads 193 comments

  20. 5 NBA Players Who Will Enter Next Season on the Hot Seat

    The question in the NBA is never "what have you done for me lately?" It's "what will you do for me now ?" As we look ahead to the 2015-16 season, players with sterling track records will have to prove themselves anew...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 141,128 reads 333 comments

  21. Miami Heat's Offseason Gives LeBron James the Challenge He Desperately Needs

    LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers on a breezy run through the Eastern Conference playoff bracket last year, but he'll find a familiar challenger impeding his path in 2016...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 92,227 reads 505 comments

  22. All-Time Los Angeles Lakers vs. All-Time Chicago Bulls, Who Ya Got?

    Shaquille O'Neal might want to modify his claim that the Los Angeles Lakers ' all-time team would beat the Chicago Bulls ' version by 50 points. But he doesn't need to back off of it entirely...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 124,258 reads 902 comments

  23. Signing J.R. Smith Makes Sense in Cavaliers' Wild Free-Agency World

    The normal conventions of NBA free agency make J.R. Smith 's potential return to the Cleveland Cavaliers seem completely crazy...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 63,570 reads 104 comments

  24. Kevin Garnett Has Returned from Timberwolves' Past to Shape Franchise's Future

    A future this bright feels like a dream for the Minnesota Timberwolves , and it's up to Kevin Garnett to ensure it becomes a reality. Times have been tough lately for a franchise whose short history features an inordinate number of long years...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 53,914 reads 115 comments

  25. Ranking the Best Bargain-Bin Buys Remaining on the 2015 NBA Free-Agent Market

    The wildest spending of NBA free agency is over, and now teams in need of talent must turn to cheaper alternatives to fill out their rosters. Surprisingly, there are plenty of useful players still available...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 133,952 reads 119 comments