1. Oklahoma City Thunder: NBA's Most Unpredictable Wild Card in 2015 Playoff Race

    Everybody knows the Oklahoma City Thunder are dangerous, but what's changed lately is that nobody seems clear on what kind of danger they present. For a long time, it was simple...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 hours ago 10,622 reads 64 comments

  2. It's Finally Time to Doubt the San Antonio Spurs

    The San Antonio Spurs ' run has been defined by a few key traits: innovation, consistency, character and, as much as anything, a defiant attitude toward the conventional rules on dynasty lengths...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 day ago 4,067 reads 6 comments

  3. What's Next for Kevin Garnett After Feel-Good Homecoming with Timberwolves?

    Much of Kevin Garnett 's return to the Minnesota Timberwolves is ceremonial. He's no longer a heavy-minute on-court producer. He can't change entire games through force of will or athleticism anymore...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 days ago 44,883 reads 73 comments

  4. Andrew Wiggins' Ceiling Looks Higher Than Ever

    Andrew Wiggins ' ascent is picking up speed by the second, which makes determining how high he'll ultimately fly an increasingly tricky task. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft turned 20 years old on Feb...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 days ago 17,208 reads 35 comments

  5. Clippers Finally Feel Blake Griffin's Absence and Other Monday NBA Takeaways

    No moment from the Los Angeles Clippers' 90-87 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies highlighted the importance of injured star Blake Griffin better than the one featuring Chris Paul , ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 days ago 69,708 reads 192 comments

  6. Stephen Curry or John Wall: Which Elite Guard Would You Rather Build Around?

    Stephen Curry and John Wall will square off Tuesday night in a matchup that will make point guard aficionados everywhere giddy...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 days ago 30,055 reads 331 comments

  7. Warriors Flash Fatal Flaw vs. Pacers and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    It's results like Sunday's 104-98 loss to the Indiana Pacers that give a certain kind of MVP voter—the one who bolds, italicizes and underlines "valuable" in the award's ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 days ago 127,325 reads 259 comments

  8. Can Russell Westbrook Keep Carrying the Load Without Kevin Durant?

    With Kevin Durant set to miss more time because of injury, the Oklahoma City Thunder need Russell Westbrook to take over. That's not going to be a problem...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 days ago 28,561 reads 177 comments

  9. Golden State Warriors Still Have 1 Giant Left to Slay

    A lot has changed for the Golden State Warriors since they fell to the San Antonio Spurs , their decades-long NBA overlords, on Nov. 11...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 days ago 27,798 reads 83 comments

  10. 10 NBA Players Who Could Still Be on the Move After 2015 Trade Deadline

    The NBA trade deadline brought a whirlwind of activity and left everyone—teams and outside observers alike—dazedly trying to piece together what all went down. Guess what? More action is on the way...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 days ago 48,395 reads 94 comments

  11. Reggie Jackson Gets Fresh Start, Massive Opportunity with Detroit Pistons

    The Detroit Pistons are prepared to give Reggie Jackson something the Oklahoma City Thunder never did: a chance to prove himself as a first-unit leader for the long term...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 days ago 18,888 reads 81 comments

  12. 2015 NBA Rookie Ladder: Can Anyone Challenge Andrew Wiggins?

    The top two positions in the NBA Rookie of the Year race are looking more solid than ever following the 2015 All-Star break, but the rest of the ladder is rife with change...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 days ago 19,131 reads 29 comments

  13. Jeremy Lin Playing His Way Out of Los Angeles Lakers' Future

    Jeremy Lin 's time with the Los Angeles Lakers hasn't gone well, but the good news — for him anyway — is that it's probably almost over...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 11 days ago 26,801 reads 73 comments

  14. 5 Disgruntled Names Looking for New Homes at NBA Trade Deadline

    The NBA trade deadline approaches, and with it, the last chance for some unhappy hoopers to find their basketball bliss elsewhere. As jobs go, being an NBA player is better than most...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 11 days ago 47,113 reads 76 comments

  15. Amar'e Stoudemire Now Becomes Best Free Agent Available on Midseason Market

    Amar'e Stoudemire was liberated from the New York Knicks via a buyout Sunday, and it might surprise you to know he's the best unaffiliated talent available at the moment...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 12 days ago 103,603 reads 161 comments

  16. Russell Westbrook's Historic All-Star Night Shows Climb Up NBA Superstar Ladder

    Regular season, playoffs, backyard pickup or 2015 NBA All-Star Game , Russell Westbrook 's basketball intensity dial is always, always cranked three notches past the max...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 12 days ago 67,498 reads 184 comments

  17. Best Potential Trade Packages, Scenarios and Landing Spots for Isaiah Thomas

    The Phoenix Suns ' preference to trade Isaiah Thomas so they can restore Goran Dragic 's major role in the rotation, as reported by ESPN's Marc Stein , indicates one of two things...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 12 days ago 3,801 reads 11 comments

  18. Re-Grading the Greatest All-Star Dunk Contest Slams of All Time

    The 2015 NBA Sprite Slam Dunk Contest is going old-school, adopting the back-to-basics, gimmick-free format that allows the dunkers in the field to do what they do best...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 14 days ago 104,146 reads 105 comments

  19. George Karl's History Suggests Success Ahead for Sacramento Kings

    The process has been a mess, but it appears the Sacramento Kings will end up with the right result: George Karl is inching closer to becoming the team's next head coach...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 15 days ago 4,804 reads 4 comments

  20. Watch for These 'Passing of the Torch' Moments at 2015 NBA All-Star Game

    The NBA All-Star Game is an exhibition, a celebration, a proving ground and, sometimes, a generational pivot point. Old and new eras collide as greats running out of time wave goodbye, soon to be replaced by boisterous youth shouting their hellos...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 15 days ago 19,682 reads 40 comments

  21. Ultimate Guide to 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend

    NBA All-Star Weekend is nearly here, and if the actual showcase is as exciting as the pre-break run-up, we're in for a treat...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 16 days ago 15,441 reads 32 comments

  22. The Case for Every NBA Playoff Bubble Team

    Nearly two-thirds of the 2014-15 NBA season is gone, and the playoff picture in both conferences is somehow fuzzier than it was in November...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 17 days ago 24,204 reads 65 comments

  23. Grading Mo Williams, Adreian Payne Trades Between Wolves, Hawks, Hornets

    In their latest effort to secure a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the Charlotte Hornets pulled off a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves to bring in one of only four players to score at least 50 points this season: Mo Williams ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 17 days ago 50,338 reads 64 comments

  24. Gregg Popovich Wins 1,000th Game with Milestones Ahead & Other Monday Takeaways

    If you expected Gregg Popovich to get emotional about his 1,000th NBA win, you probably didn't see him react to the first 999...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 18 days ago 40,180 reads 85 comments

  25. Sunday NBA Roundup: Are Memphis Grizzlies the NBA's Most Disrespected Team?

    Marc Gasol will be the Memphis Grizzlies' lone representative at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game in New York, and that's starting to look a little silly...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 19 days ago 70,233 reads 285 comments