1. Which NBA Rookies Will Break out as Sophomores?

    The pessimist's view of this season's NBA rookie class is that there aren't any studs in it. Dario Saric and Malcolm Brogdon are battling it out for Rookie of the Year by default ...

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  2. The NBA's Ageless Wonders: Ranking the Best 30 Players over 30

    The NBA is a young man's league, but there are plenty of age-defying senior citizens (relatively speaking) still holding their own against the youth...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 days ago 89,545 reads 0 comments

  3. B/R NBA's 2-on-2 Sweet 16 Bracket: Which Duo Takes All in NBA Jam-Style Tourney?

    Tournaments and brackets are hot this time of year, and search engine optimization never rests. So we've compiled a fun little two-on-two tournament featuring 16 sets of NBA teammates, pre -ranked and set against one another for your entertainment...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 days ago 117,340 reads 0 comments

  4. NBA Power Rankings Entering Final Weeks of 2016-17 Season

    At this point, it might be easier to just alert you when we don't have chaos and rampant place-swapping in the top 10 spots of these NBA power rankings. Yet again, there's top-end shuffling afoot...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 12 days ago 123,854 reads 0 comments

  5. Which NBA Teams Need the No. 1 Seed Most in Both Conferences?

    Some NBA teams have historically cared more than others about playoff seeding, but this year, there's one club in each conference that should be pushing for the top spot harder than everyone else...

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  6. NBA Players Facing Likely Decline Next Season

    It's always a little painful to predict slippage among NBA players. Nobody wants to see decline on the horizon...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 15 days ago 56,247 reads 0 comments

  7. NBA Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Rank with 1 Month Left in Regular Season

    That low trembling you may have felt in the ground was probably the result of several giants crashing to earth at once in this week's power rankings. Way up at the top, two of last week's three best teams took dives...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 19 days ago 165,007 reads 0 comments

  8. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Can We Trust the Boston Celtics as Contenders?

    A road game against the Golden State Warriors may not seem like the best environment to judge whether we can trust the Boston Celtics. Then again, maybe it's the perfect one...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 20 days ago 36,930 reads 0 comments

  9. NBA Playoffs 2017: Way-Too-Early Round-by-Round Predictions

    Yes, these round-by-round playoff predictions are too early. It says so right in the title. At this stage, what we can't forecast over the season's final six weeks or so—health, hot streaks, cold spells—outweighs what we can...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 20 days ago 125,826 reads 0 comments

  10. Monday NBA Roundup: Warriors Finding Positives in Kevin Durant's Absence

    The Golden State Warriors have dabbled in transcendence these past few seasons, but the grounded approach they took in beating the Atlanta Hawks on Monday may matter more in their pursuit of another title...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 22 days ago 58,668 reads 0 comments

  11. 2017 NBA Power Rankings: Stacking Up All 30 Teams Before the Home Stretch

    You know we're hitting the stretch run when high-end NBA teams are surpassing last season's win totals and clinching playoff spots: The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors pulled off those respective tricks this past week...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 25 days ago 194,482 reads 2 comments

  12. Buddy Hield's Side of the Story: It's Not About Becoming Steph, Replacing Boogie

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Much of the talk around the biggest deal of this year's NBA trade deadline focused on who Buddy Hield isn't. He isn't DeMarcus Cousins , the player he was traded for (among other pieces going both ways)...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 27 days ago 46,173 reads 0 comments

  13. Laying Out 2017 MVP Cases for NBA's Top Candidates

    We've viewed the race for the 2017 NBA MVP award as a two-man affair (between James Harden and Russell Westbrook ) for so long that we've neglected other candidates' resumes...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 27 days ago 77,658 reads 0 comments

  14. 2017 NBA Power Rankings: Post-Trade Deadline Standings for All 30 Teams

    This week's NBA power rankings are going to be a little different. Instead of the usual week's worth of games to judge, we've got one night of competition and a whole mess of trades...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 262,737 reads 0 comments

  15. NBA Trade Deadline 2017: B.S. Meter on the Latest Rumors

    The big domino fell days before the 2017 NBA trade deadline, with DeMarcus Cousins unexpectedly joining Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans . Now, all we can do is scan the rumor mills and try to discern what's coming next...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 261,096 reads 0 comments

  16. NBA Power Rankings Heading into 2017 All-Star Game

    Change is afoot a s we head into the unofficial halfway point of the 2016-17 NBA season. Even if the absolute top spots in our power rankings aren't shifting, we've got a new entrant into the top five and several shifts in the top 10...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 116,061 reads 0 comments

  17. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Miami Heat Are Legitimate Threat to Make the Playoffs

    The Miami Heat won't put together another 13-game winning streak between now and the end of the season, but the underlying qualities that produced that run remain. And so should our faith in Miami...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 23,761 reads 0 comments

  18. It's Now or Never for DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — DeMarcus Cousins will spend the rest of the 2016-17 NBA season walking on eggshells...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 14,122 reads 0 comments

  19. Monday NBA Roundup: Any Criticism of Russell Westbrook Must Come with Sympathy

    I'm not sure anything could make Russell Westbrook angrier than knowing he was the object of pity, which is why we should probably whisper about how it's hard not to feel bad for the guy these days...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 60,284 reads 0 comments

  20. 2017 NBA Power Rankings: New York Knicks' Disastrous Free Fall Continues

    Against all odds, the New York Knicks are finding new ways to unravel. The discord, on-court ugliness and general dysfunction have them occupying their lowest power ranking position all season...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 188,182 reads 0 comments

  21. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Clippers Should Stay Far Away from Carmelo Anthony Trade

    Mountains of complicated logistics and prohibitive financial realities obstruct any trade sending Carmelo Anthony to the Los Angles Clippers. But what if they didn't? Pretend Melo's no-trade clause isn't an issue...

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  22. Monday NBA Roundup: Cavs vs. Wizards Has Potential to Be Epic Playoff Series

    It's far too early to know which matchup we'll get in the Eastern Conference Finals, but after watching the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards slug it out during an instant classic on Monday, we know which one we want...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 72,076 reads 0 comments

  23. 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...

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  24. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Steph Curry Has Dubs Separating Themselves Among Elites

    Stephen Curry is soaring into the stratosphere again, and he's helping the Golden State Warriors figure out just how high they can fly. Both developments are bad news for the rest of the NBA ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 30,814 reads 0 comments

  25. Ranking the Warriors' Top Western Conference Foes by Playoff Threat Level

    The Golden State Warriors are short on peers. Leaders in wins as well as offensive, defensive and net rating, they've distanced themselves from the rest of the league...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 10,087 reads 0 comments