1. NBA Rookie Stock Watch: Can Michael Carter-Williams Outpace Surging Challengers?

    Michael Carter-Williams' stranglehold on the NBA 's Rookie of the Year award may be loosening in the season's final two weeks. Since the last edition of Stock Watch, MCW has maintained his stat-stuffing ways...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 11,815 reads 39 comments

  2. Los Angeles Lakers Match Record for Most Losses in Franchise History

    The Los Angeles Lakers made history on Sunday, but probably not the kind fans of the Purple and Gold are used to...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 17,829 reads 104 comments

  3. Kyrie Irving Rips Cleveland Browns Wide Receiver Josh Gordon over Criticism

    Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving might have just become the first NBA player to draw a 15-yard penalty. Irving laid out the Cleveland Browns' Josh Gordon in response to comments the wideout made about the Cavs' locker-room strife...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 286,246 reads 327 comments

  4. Will Unstable Coaching Situation Impact Golden State Warriors Playoff Chemistry?

    The Golden State Warriors are in uncharted territory. Darren Erman —the second high-level Dubs assistant coach to lose his job in the past two weeks—is gone, and ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 2,220 reads 13 comments

  5. What If LeBron James Runs out of Gas in the Playoffs?

    Whenever things have looked grim during the Miami Heat 's Big Three era, they've been able to rely on LeBron James , the one unshakable pillar steadying their organization with his singular greatness...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 15,706 reads 158 comments

  6. 'Silent Joe' Johnson Gets an Improbable Technical, Then Apology

    Brooklyn Nets wing Joe Johnson isn’t a talkative guy, so his technical foul against the New York Knicks on April 2 was particularly rare...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 3,487 reads 10 comments

  7. Phil Jackson Won't Let Powerhouse Sports Agency Control NY Knicks

    New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is a free spirit, so it’s no surprise he’s asserting his independence from the highly influential Creative Artists Agency...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 15,976 reads 32 comments

  8. Joakim Noah Says Bulls Won't Intentionally Lose for Better Playoff Matchup

    It's been a long time since anybody questioned the toughness of Joakim Noah , but the do-it-all center still likes to offer the occasional reminder that he and his Chicago Bulls are as hard-nosed as ever...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 25,926 reads 135 comments

  9. LeBron James Says He Will Play Every Remaining Game This Season

    As Dwyane Wade 's DNP total continues to rise in advance of the NBA playoffs, LeBron James assured everyone that he doesn't plan to follow suit. Instead, he'll be suiting up...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 11,956 reads 64 comments

  10. Does the On-Off Switch Really Exist in the NBA?

    When an NBA player reaches a certain status, we tend to minimize whatever regular-season adversity he encounters, falling back on the common refrain that he'll "flip the switch" when it matters...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 9,200 reads 34 comments

  11. Blake Griffin Dunks on 3 Guys Including DeAndre Jordan

    Apparently tired of dunking on single opponents, Blake Griffin hammered home a putback jam on a trio of unsuspecting players Wednesday night. And one of them was DeAndre Jordan...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 54,234 reads 32 comments

  12. Is Dirk Nowitzki Somehow Getting Better?

    Most assumed Dirk Nowitzki 's German-engineered jumper would age well, but nobody expected this. Playing in his 16th season, the nearly 36-year-old first-ballot Hall of Famer is having one of his best years ever...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 11,301 reads 41 comments

  13. Omer Asik Shoots Ugly Air-Ball Free Throw Against Brooklyn Nets

    The Barclays Center is supposed to be a state-of-the-art facility, but judging by Omer Asik 's foul shot on Tuesday night, there's clearly a draft in the arena...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 16,260 reads 51 comments

  14. Can the Toronto Raptors Win in the 2014 Playoffs?

    The Toronto Raptors have already blown away the modest expectations of a fanbase who expected a tanking teardown this year. With a little luck, they could add to the franchise's best-ever season with a playoff run...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 6,809 reads 35 comments

  15. Can Any Western Conference Playoff Team Be Counted Out?

    When the list of teams that could conceivably win an NBA title is longer than the list of teams that aren't a threat to win a round, that's a clue you've got a historically deep conference...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 8,229 reads 67 comments

  16. How Can Indiana Pacers Fix This Mess Before the Playoffs?

    The Indiana Pacers —beaten, battered and bowed—aren't broken. Maybe it's crazy to say that, especially after the merciless 103-77 beating the ruthlessly functional San Antonio Spurs laid on the Pacers on March 31...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 3,516 reads 21 comments

  17. Sacramento Kings Pull April Fools' Day Pizza Guy Jersey Prank

    Sacramento Kings point guard and pizza pitchman Isaiah Thomas is always happy to tell fans he's a "pizza guy...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 16,709 reads 18 comments

  18. Ranking the Best Big 3's of 2013-14 NBA Season

    The Miami Heat have won a pair of titles behind the collective work of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh , but plenty of other high-powered trios put their own stamp on the 2013-14 NBA season...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 75,485 reads 221 comments

  19. Is This the Best Toronto Raptors Team Ever?

    This year's Toronto Raptors are easily the most successful in recent franchise history, but are they the best version of the club to ever exist? That's harder to say...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 19,359 reads 76 comments

  20. David West: 'I Would Say' That Indiana Pacers Have Hit Rock Bottom

    Following an incomprehensibly disappointing 90-76 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers , David West and the Indiana Pacers are struggling to explain the team's woeful month of March...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 20,218 reads 158 comments

  21. 2014 NBA Playoff Odds: How the Postseason Looks Entering April

    Exactly half of the teams in the NBA already know their playoff fates, but as April approaches, the other half are fighting to secure their less-secure postseason futures...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 40,091 reads 82 comments

  22. Michael Carter-Williams Has Interesting Plan to Learn Name of Every NBA Referee

    Philadelphia 76ers rookie Michael Carter-Williams hasn't become familiar with winning in his first year in the league, but he's done plenty to acquaint himself with the NBA 's officials...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 9,693 reads 16 comments

  23. How Far Can Al Jefferson Carry the Charlotte Bobcats?

    Al Jefferson has already completed the Herculean task of hauling the Charlotte Bobcats out of NBA purgatory and into the promised land of playoff contention. So it's hardly fair to ask any more of the 29-year-old post-up savant...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 3,544 reads 24 comments

  24. Jodie Meeks Endorses Sleeved NBA Jerseys, Wants to Wear Them More

    Though many of the NBA 's more outspoken players have come out against sleeved jerseys, Los Angeles Lakers guard Jodie Meeks is one of the few who has voiced his support...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 14,319 reads 65 comments

  25. Can LaMarcus Aldridge Save the Portland Trail Blazers' Season?

    LaMarcus Aldridge is nearing a return to action, but his comeback might not be enough to reverse the Portland Trail Blazers ' terrifying slide down the Western Conference standings...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 1,290 reads 8 comments