1. 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 13 hours ago 2,201 reads 14 comments

  2. 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 day ago 57,461 reads 42 comments

  3. 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 3 days ago 145,321 reads 193 comments

  4. 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 7 days ago 140,419 reads 333 comments

  5. 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 8 days ago 91,008 reads 505 comments

  6. 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 9 days ago 121,249 reads 901 comments

  7. 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 9 days ago 63,185 reads 104 comments

  8. 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 10 days ago 53,416 reads 115 comments

  9. 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 10 days ago 132,986 reads 119 comments

  10. Report Card Grades for Every NBA Team's 2015 Offseason

    The frenzy of free agency is over now, giving way to the closest thing there is to a lull in the NBA 's year-round schedule. For a few restorative weeks, we get to catch our breath...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 days ago 300,569 reads 931 comments

  11. San Antonio Spurs' Offseason Gives Golden State Warriors New Fuel for Title

    It's hard to be better than historically great, but the Golden State Warriors will draw motivation from a familiar source as they look to follow up one championship season with another...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 14 days ago 38,085 reads 193 comments

  12. Million-Dollar Men: How the NBA's Biggest Earners Made Their on-Court Cash

    By the time Kevin Garnett finishes out his two-year, $16 million contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, he will have been banking NBA salaries for more than half of his life...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 15 days ago 154,279 reads 212 comments

  13. Ranking the Top 10 NBA Free Agents Remaining on the 2015 Market

    The biggest names in NBA free agency have been off the market for a while now, and teams looking for help on the margins are stuck picking through what's left...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 16 days ago 158,581 reads 235 comments

  14. 5 NBA Free Agents with Most to Prove During 2015-16 Season

    You'd think that signing multiyear, multi-million-dollar contracts would be an indicator freshly paid NBA free agents had already proved everything they had to...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 17 days ago 130,752 reads 297 comments

  15. Deron Williams Now Facing Last Chance to Revive Reputation and NBA Career

    Deron Williams has work to do on two fronts as he leaves the Brooklyn Nets . Following a buyout which David Aldridge of NBA...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 18 days ago 42,680 reads 95 comments

  16. LeBron James' Short-Term Contract Is Latest Proof He's in a Class by Himself

    LeBron James belongs to a species all his own in today's NBA , and the most recent confirmation of that fact is his two-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers . ESPN...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 20 days ago 150,203 reads 561 comments

  17. Gerald Green Offers Perfect Fit at Bargain Price for the Miami Heat

    In signing Gerald Green , the Miami Heat proved that adding a player defined occasionally by his wildness can be the safest, smartest move...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 21 days ago 33,356 reads 132 comments

  18. NBA Summer League 2015: Top Takeaways from Wednesday

    Five days into NBA Summer League action, we're starting to see trends develop that could have real impacts on the still-distant regular season...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 21 days ago 83,779 reads 113 comments

  19. Monta Ellis Signing Allows Indiana Pacers to Move into Future

    Newly signed Monta Ellis and the Indiana Pacers can help each other, but you have to look past the superficial incongruity to see how...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 22 days ago 22,471 reads 47 comments

  20. Spurs Need Revitalized Manu Ginobili in 2015-16

    Manu Ginobili included a hashtag as a nod to Tim Duncan in the tweet announcing his return to the San Antonio Spurs —mostly in jest...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 23 days ago 33,844 reads 103 comments

  21. Everything You Need to Know from Day 6 of 2015 NBA Free Agency

    NBA free agency raged on unchecked Monday, maintaining the tweet-fueled, scoop-hungry frenzy that began July 1 and still refuses to quit nearly a week later...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 23 days ago 32,481 reads 68 comments

  22. NBA Summer League 2015: Top Takeaways from Monday

    Monday offered a double dip of NBA offseason action, with the third day of Orlando Summer League play giving way to the freshly revived Utah Summer League later in the evening...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 23 days ago 73,303 reads 81 comments

  23. Everything You Need to Know from Day 5 of 2015 NBA Free Agency

    The NBA free-agency wave crested early, as $1.4 billion in contracts were issued on the very first day of the July negotiating period, according to ESPN Stats & Information...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 24 days ago 112,273 reads 160 comments

  24. Best Potential Landing Spots for Jordan Hill in 2015 NBA Free Agency

    Jordan Hill 's free agency comes at a tricky time, which makes finding him a suitable destination complicated. In June, the Los Angeles Lakers set him free by declining the final year and $9 million of his contract...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 25 days ago 27,298 reads 28 comments

  25. Ed Davis Signing Latest Value Deal for Rebuilding Portland Trail Blazers

    The Portland Trail Blazers are probably going to lose LaMarcus Aldridge, so they're taking a high-volume, low-cost approach to finding his replacement...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 27 days ago 8,854 reads 10 comments