1. Brandon Jennings' Injury Won't Derail Detroit Pistons' 2015 Playoff Push

    The post- Josh Smith Detroit Pistons found a version of Brandon Jennings nobody had ever seen before. Now that Jennings is done for the year, they'll have to hope the other things they found after waiving J-Smoove on Dec...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 9,513 reads 15 comments

  2. NBA All-Star Game 2015: Biggest Snubs and Surprises from Fan Voting

    If you can't find a reason to complain about the fan-selected starters for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game , you're just not trying. The league released the results of fan voting on Jan...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 241,862 reads 431 comments

  3. Predicting NBA's Biggest Names Who Will Be Traded Before 2015 Deadline

    The NBA 's buyers and sellers have been uncommonly busy ahead of the 2015 trade deadline, but there are still plenty of moves to be made. Many of the most obvious transactions have already taken place...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 74,149 reads 119 comments

  4. Golden State Warriors Proving They've Got as Much Fight as Flash

    The Golden State Warriors keep finding new ways to do the same thing: win. In a 126-113 evisceration of the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, the Dubs built a massive early lead on the strength of dirty work...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 56,247 reads 343 comments

  5. Philadelphia 76ers Rebuild Showing the Risks of Constant Losing

    The Philadelphia 76ers had to know growing pains were ahead when they embarked on a long-term rebuilding plan. But they might not have expected them to hurt this much, this soon...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 3,425 reads 20 comments

  6. A Brief History of Nick 'Swaggy P' Young Pushing Kobe Bryant's Buttons

    The chief export of Nick Young is confidence, a fact made plain by his self-styled Swaggy P nickname, shot selection and, more than anything else, his willingness to harass Kobe Bryant ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 24,752 reads 39 comments

  7. The Secret to Stephen Curry's Superstar Evolution

    Stephen Curry understands the power of reputation, and he's using his to victimize defenders in cruel new ways during a career year...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 52,162 reads 65 comments

  8. New York Knicks Snap Franchise-Record Losing Streak and Monday NBA Takeaways

    For the New York Knicks, Jan. 19 will be long remembered as the day the hurting stopped. Thanks to a 99-92 win over a New Orleans Pelicans squad missing Anthony Davis and Jrue ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 37,242 reads 83 comments

  9. Draymond Green Looks Like NBA's Next Defensive Superstar

    Draymond Green has earned lots of labels in his breakout season with the Golden State Warriors : leader, heart and soul, tone-setter. This summer, he might get a new one. Pioneer...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 26,276 reads 53 comments

  10. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook Clicking Just in Time and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    Forty games into the 2014-15 season, the Kevin Durant - Russell Westbrook combo finally looks like the league's top one-two punch again. Better late than never...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 26,877 reads 124 comments

  11. Atlanta Hawks Leaving No Doubt About Their Place Among NBA's Elite

    When did the last of your misgivings about the Atlanta Hawks ' status as conference-devouring monsters desert you? Was it when they won 14 of their first 20 games? Was it when ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 38,624 reads 180 comments

  12. Doc Rivers Falls Short Shaping Los Angeles Clippers into Title Contenders

    Doc Rivers has earned a reputation as a good NBA coach. He's got a ring, he commands respect and his leadership chops are now beyond reproach after the way he stewarded his team through the trying Donald Sterling saga last spring...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 23,970 reads 83 comments

  13. Cavaliers and Clippers Share Same Fatal Flaw for NBA Title Hopefuls

    The Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers have a lot in common as fringe title contenders: star power, potent scoring attacks and, unfortunately, defenses that are mucking everything else up...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 6,740 reads 14 comments

  14. L.A. Clippers Trying to Prove Contender Status and Other Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    In the latest reminder that the line between contender and pretender status is still awfully blurry in the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Clippers went into the Moda Center and ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 26,934 reads 143 comments

  15. Peril and Promise Await Next Brooklyn Nets Owner

    There's a lot wrong with the Brooklyn Nets . But not everything, and most of it will pass eventually. Whoever writes a massive check for the franchise will do it because he or she knows all the things that are right will last...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 7,396 reads 17 comments

  16. 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 8 months ago 32,413 reads 60 comments

  17. 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 8 months ago 41,062 reads 44 comments

  18. 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 8 months ago 26,436 reads 114 comments

  19. 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 8 months ago 7,032 reads 28 comments

  20. 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 8 months ago 83,392 reads 226 comments

  21. 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 8 months ago 71,310 reads 288 comments

  22. 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 8 months ago 81,491 reads 218 comments

  23. 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 8 months ago 17,665 reads 32 comments

  24. 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 8 months ago 22,819 reads 115 comments

  25. 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 8 months ago 19,738 reads 60 comments