1. The Door Is Officially Still Open on Kevin Durant's MVP Repeat Bid

    Between Anthony Davis going supernova, Stephen Curry starring for the NBA 's best team and injuries that have cost him nearly a third of the season, you might think Kevin Durant 's chance to repeat as MVP is long gone...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 32,409 reads 60 comments

  2. How Warriors Front Office Built the NBA's Most Potent Team

    As teams across the NBA try to rebuild exclusively through the draft, free agency or blockbuster trades, all of them should keep something in mind: It's easy to copy the Golden State Warriors ' blueprint for success through roster moves...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 41,053 reads 44 comments

  3. Buying or Selling the Detroit Pistons as a Playoff Team and Monday NBA Takeaways

    The Detroit Pistons' remarkable resurgence continued with a 114-111 win on the road over the Toronto Raptors, and a playoff dream that seemed dead just a few weeks ago is now very much alive...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 26,435 reads 114 comments

  4. Can David Blatt Save Cleveland Cavaliers' Season and His Job?

    David Blatt is supposed to be a basketball chameleon, a head coach renowned for tailoring style and strategy to personnel...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 7,032 reads 28 comments

  5. David Blatt Says Max Contract Player Kevin Love 'Not a Max Player Yet'

    Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt may not have said the wrong thing about Kevin Love , but he definitely picked the wrong time...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 83,370 reads 226 comments

  6. Is LeBron's New Supporting Cast Good Enough and Other NBA Sunday Takeaways

    LeBron James watched his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates fall flat against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night. And as his return to the floor draws closer, you have to wonder if he's asking himself, "Is this it?" First things first...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 71,300 reads 288 comments

  7. Watch Damian Lillard Throw Down the Hammer vs. LA Lakers

    Damian Lillard led the Portland Trail Blazers to a 106-94 road victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night with 34 points, seven assists and three rebounds...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 81,486 reads 218 comments

  8. Breaking Down the Detroit Pistons' Incredible Resurgence

    It's easy to link Josh Smith 's departure to the Detroit Pistons ' seven-game winning streak. It's also satisfying. His shot selection was frustrating, his effort level often disappointing...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 17,663 reads 32 comments

  9. Warriors Can Show Cavaliers What a Real Title Contender Looks Like

    The Jan. 9 meeting between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will be a study in evolution. The Warriors are at their end stage, basically perfected...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 22,818 reads 115 comments

  10. Do Midseason NBA Trades Ever Work for Championship Contenders?

    Any doubt about the Cleveland Cavaliers ' lofty short-term aims disappeared with the flurry of midseason trades that brought in Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith and Timofey Mozgov...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 19,729 reads 60 comments

  11. Toronto Raptors Might Need More Than DeMar DeRozan's Return to Compete for Title

    DeMar DeRozan 's impending return will help, but it's a mistake to think he'll single-handedly erase the defensive issues that have plagued the Toronto Raptors of late...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 6,735 reads 39 comments

  12. Ranking the Most Undervalued Targets on the 2015 NBA Trade Market

    The NBA trade winds are already blowing, as evidenced by the unforeseen gust that transported Dion Waiters to the Oklahoma City Thunder and sent J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Jan...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 37,467 reads 139 comments

  13. Buying or Selling the Hottest NBA Trade Rumors Entering 2015

    The Twitter-clogging, wholly unexpected three-way swap that redistributed J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Dion Waiters on Jan. 5 proved NBA trade season is already upon us...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 111,631 reads 88 comments

  14. Golden State Warriors Send Serious Statement and Monday NBA Takeaways

    By the time Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson hit the pine, awash in the deafening cheers of a full-throated crowd at Oracle Arena, the Golden State Warriors had said all they needed to say...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 46,452 reads 201 comments

  15. Ranking the NBA's New Bad Boys

    The NBA feels kinder and gentler than ever these days, but a few notable rebels ensure there's still enough mischief to keep things interesting. The list we've assembled features a different breed of league office-offender than we're used to...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 260,011 reads 268 comments

  16. Pistons Showing Stan Van Gundy's Post-Josh Smith Vision and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    There are a lot of perfectly good explanations for the Detroit Pistons' five-game winning streak—justifications ranging from their soft schedule to their improved perimeter ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 69,869 reads 90 comments

  17. Watch Ronnie Price Miss Wide-Open Slam Dunk Attempt vs. Indiana Pacers

    If all it took to throw down a sweet breakaway jam were belief, Los Angeles Lakers guard Ronnie Price would have completed one of the top plays of a busy Sunday night in the NBA ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 70,270 reads 55 comments

  18. DeMarcus Cousins: 'We're Not the Same Team' Since Mike Malone's Dismissal

    The Sacramento Kings ' 9-5 start feels like it never even happened, and DeMarcus Cousins has a theory as to why...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 35,039 reads 124 comments

  19. 5 NBA Players Who Will Make 2015 Their Career Year

    The appeal of a new year is mostly wrapped up in the sense of hope it brings—the belief, reasoned or not, that this year will be the best one yet...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 47,789 reads 98 comments

  20. Cavaliers End 2014 with Massive Uncertainty and Other NBA Wednesday Takeaways

    You’d be hard-pressed to find an NBA team more eager to bid hasty adieu to auld lang syne than the Cleveland Cavaliers—full circle as their 2014 has come, from utter dysfunction to prodigal hope and painfully, awkwardly back again...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 52,912 reads 163 comments

  21. NBA Teams with the Bleakest Futures Entering 2015

    As the calendar flips to 2015, a new year won't bring new hope for every NBA team. Lack of transformative talent, bloated contracts, messy front-office situations and missing draft ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 41,085 reads 167 comments

  22. Milwaukee Bucks in Ideal Rebuilding Position

    The Milwaukee Bucks just blew past their win total from all of last year, and nobody's remotely upset by that, which says pretty much everything about how perfectly their rebuild is going...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 7,169 reads 19 comments

  23. Chicago Bulls Beginning to Fulfill the Hype and Monday NBA Takeaways

    Derrick Rose wasn't just blowing smoke when he talked about the Chicago Bulls pulling together and flashing their championship potential...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 32,734 reads 163 comments

  24. New York Knicks' Future Rides on Shutting Down Carmelo Anthony Now

    The New York Knicks ' 2014-15 season is already a lost cause, but their present struggles don't have to compromise the franchise's future. They might, though, if the Knicks keep handling Carmelo Anthony 's persistent knee pain the same way...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 15,161 reads 116 comments

  25. How LeBron James Stacks Up Against Other NBA Legends at 30

    LeBron James has already built a career full of milestones. Turning 30 is just the next checkpoint on his road to the Hall of Fame. Except it isn't. Thirty is a big deal, particularly in LeBron's line of work...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 70,630 reads 165 comments