1. Cleveland Cavaliers Surging from Good to Great in Time for the 2015 Playoffs

    When the Cleveland Cavaliers smashed the Memphis Grizzlies on March 25, it was more than just a final missive to the Western Conference that not everyone in the East is a total pushover...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 day ago 30,490 reads 124 comments

  2. Steve Kerr's Undeniable Case for 2015 NBA Coach of the Year

    Stephen Curry might win the MVP, Draymond Green has a strong case for the Defensive Player of the Year Award, and either Andre Iguodala or Marreese Speights could take home some sixth-man hardware without surprising anyone...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 days ago 15,306 reads 144 comments

  3. Ranking the NBA's Divisions for the 2014-15 Season

    The chatter about the NBA 's conference imbalance has been a fine distraction this season, turning critical eyes away from the even more ridiculous (and similarly unfair) construct of divisions...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 days ago 11,707 reads 103 comments

  4. Robin Lopez Can't Stop Terrorizing NBA Mascots

    A very brave, very blue bear named Grizz decided he'd had enough of Robin Lopez 's serial NBA mascot abuse, and he fought back the best way he knew how on March 21...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 days ago 83,379 reads 50 comments

  5. 2015 NBA Playoff Odds: Latest Team Predictions for Season's Stretch Run

    If it seems like the NBA playoff picture is only getting murkier as we press toward the finish of the 2014-15 season, there's a reason for that. It's true...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 days ago 19,124 reads 50 comments

  6. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Warriors Even Score with Hawks in Possible Finals Preview

    If history is any guide, the Golden State Warriors did more than avenge their Feb. 6 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. They also assured themselves a Larry O'Brien Trophy in June...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 days ago 31,671 reads 198 comments

  7. Definitive MVP Breakdown: Which 2015 Superstar Has Edge with 1 Month Remaining?

    Usually, the race for NBA MVP sorts itself out as the season drags on. The field narrows, and the candidates drop off, get hurt or eventually regress. Usually, we don't make it to March with more than two or three viable options...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 days ago 31,757 reads 182 comments

  8. 2015 NBA Rookie Ladder: Nerlens Noel Does the Impossible

    Andrew Wiggins' uninterrupted reign atop the rookie rankings is over. Despite sustaining a steady upward trajectory for most of the season, Wiggins' chief competitor has engineered a productivity spike at just the right time...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 days ago 24,337 reads 32 comments

  9. Monday NBA Roundup: Heat Look Like Dangerous Playoff Opponent for LeBron's Cavs

    Everybody already wanted to see it anyway, but a potential first-round matchup between the Miami Heat and LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers is starting to look intriguing for reasons beyond its emotional stakes...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 11 days ago 97,512 reads 410 comments

  10. Atlanta Hawks Have Star-in-the-Making with Dennis Schroder

    Dennis Schroder doesn't get many opportunities to shine—not with the Atlanta Hawks emphasizing systems over studs and Jeff Teague holding down the starting point guard job ahead of him...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 11 days ago 6,719 reads 24 comments

  11. Best and Worst First-Round Scenarios for Top Projected 2015 NBA Playoff Teams

    Every high-end playoff squad has a weak spot or two—even the seemingly bulletproof Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 12 days ago 73,386 reads 224 comments

  12. Anthony Davis' 1-Man Show Now Must-See TV and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    Whatever MVP camp you're in, wherever your NBA allegiances lie, no matter what your stance on personal grooming, you've got to accept something: Anthony Davis is now mandatory viewing...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 12 days ago 36,824 reads 144 comments

  13. Ranking the Top 5 NBA Players at Every Position Unveils New Top Dogs

    We're officially entering the stretch run of the 2014-15 NBA season, which means playoff brackets, awards positioning and contender credentials are all perfectly solidified with little chance of changing...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 15 days ago 37,751 reads 203 comments

  14. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Chris Paul Rains on Russell Westbrook's MVP Parade

    Chris Paul hasn't been a big part of the MVP conversation this season, but after he and the Los Angeles Clippers stymied a seemingly unstoppable Russell Westbrook on Wednesday, that discussion may have to change...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 16 days ago 42,099 reads 217 comments

  15. Projecting Every NBA Record LeBron James Will Hold by Retirement

    As LeBron James enters the stretch run of his 12th NBA season, the records are starting to fall. More will follow...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 16 days ago 36,546 reads 82 comments

  16. Survival Guide for Watching NBA's Worst Teams Down the Stretch

    If you're one of the lucky ones, part of a select group whose NBA allegiances lie with the title-chasing elite—the Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks or Cleveland Cavaliers, ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 17 days ago 49,740 reads 145 comments

  17. 2015 NBA Free Agents: Best Fits for the Top 20 in This Year's Class

    Consider for a moment the absurdity of the following statement: The 2015 edition of NBA free agency could be even wilder than the breathlessly anticipated free-for-all we saw in 2014...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 18 days ago 131,241 reads 285 comments

  18. Sunday NBA Roundup: Russell Westbrook's Legendary Run Shows No Sign of Stopping

    There are two forces in the known universe capable of keeping Russell Westbrook from continuing his assault on what you thought was possible on a basketball court: his own self-control and Kevin Durant 's presence on the floor...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 19 days ago 52,840 reads 183 comments

  19. Golden State Warriors' Supporting Cast Can Be X-Factor in 2015 Championship Run

    For a long time, the key to beating the Golden State Warriors was taking Stephen Curry out of the game and daring role players to pick up the slack...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 19 days ago 37,407 reads 124 comments

  20. Finding the Ideal Point Guard for Carmelo Anthony's New York Knicks

    For better or worse, the New York Knicks are heavily invested in Carmelo Anthony . So they'd better get to work this summer on finding the talent that will get the most out their injured franchise cornerstone...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 22 days ago 10,474 reads 51 comments

  21. Golden State Warriors' Small-Ball Attack Offers Andrew Bogut Backup Plan

    The Golden State Warriors have run up the NBA 's best record on the strength of conventional lineups featuring Andrew Bogut at center. They've gone big by going big, in other words...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 22 days ago 10,634 reads 30 comments

  22. 2015 NBA MVP Race Tighter Than Ever and Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    Remember when the race for the 2014-15 NBA MVP felt like a two-man competition between Stephen Curry and James Harden ? Things just got a lot more crowded...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 23 days ago 105,900 reads 358 comments

  23. Which NBA Coaching Job Is More Attractive: Orlando Magic or Denver Nuggets?

    Unless Melvin Hunt and James Borrego blow the doors off during their interim head-coaching stints with the Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic , respectively, there'll be a pair of intriguing openings for long-term candidates this summer...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 23 days ago 13,076 reads 78 comments

  24. 2015 NBA Rookie Ladder: Andrew Wiggins Making Mockery of the Field

    Andrew Wiggins' long-term growth got a dose of nourishment when the Minnesota Timberwolves hooked back up with Kevin Garnett for a farewell tour...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 24 days ago 32,929 reads 35 comments

  25. Best Long-Term Candidates to Replace Brian Shaw with Denver Nuggets

    Brian Shaw 's run as Denver Nuggets head coach is over less than two years after it started, which means it's time to look ahead to his replacement...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 24 days ago 21,972 reads 91 comments