1. Eastern Conference Is Wide Open in Race to 2015 NBA Finals

    With one NBA postseason round gone, the Eastern Conference field sits at four teams, and not one of them can rightly be called the favorite...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 23 days ago 19,999 reads 72 comments

  2. Re-Signing Goran Dragic Would Set Table for Miami Heat to Rise Again Next Season

    Re-signing Goran Dragic this summer is the most important step the Miami Heat must take if they want to return to Eastern Conference contention. From the looks of it, it'll also be the easiest...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 24 days ago 24,451 reads 99 comments

  3. NBA Playoffs 2015: Updated Odds for Every Remaining Team to Win a Title

    As the second round of the 2015 NBA postseason rolls on, a clearer picture of the true title contenders is beginning to emerge. Or maybe that should be singular: title contender...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 25 days ago 71,677 reads 297 comments

  4. Blake Griffin's Triple-Double Puts Clippers in Driver's Seat vs. Rockets

    With Chris Paul out and the beleaguered Los Angeles Clippers barely recovered from a brutal first-round series, the Houston Rockets approached Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals confident they could win at half-speed...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 25 days ago 47,101 reads 231 comments

  5. Warriors Have No Choice but to Max Out Draymond Green in 2015 NBA Free Agency

    It's hard to remember when it happened, but at some point during Draymond Green's breakout year—amid the floor burns, buried threes and vice-grip rebounds—a growing fear gripped fans of the Golden State Warriors ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 25 days ago 68,974 reads 136 comments

  6. Do Gassed Clippers Have Enough Left to Compete with Rested Rockets?

    The Los Angeles Clippers gave everything they had in their first-round victory over the San Antonio Spurs . Now, they'll have to give a little more...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 26 days ago 30,935 reads 280 comments

  7. Stephen Curry Emerges from Craziest MVP Race in Recent Memory

    Stephen Curry triumphed over a vast, incredibly competitive MVP field by playing as though the exploits of his superstar peers were merely distractions from his own unwavering MVP narrative...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 26 days ago 153,844 reads 505 comments

  8. Predicting the Next Wave of NBA MVP Candidates

    Even for the very best players in the league, the circle of NBA life is brutally predictable. Every MVP, no matter how seemingly invincible, eventually cedes his spot to the next star in line...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 26 days ago 69,991 reads 362 comments

  9. Memphis Grizzlies Season Rides on Mike Conley's Return vs. Golden State Warriors

    The Golden State Warriors toyed with the opposition in a 101-86 Game 1 win on Sunday, outshooting, out-passing and out-defending the gritty Memphis Grizzlies with relative ease...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 26 days ago 26,563 reads 83 comments

  10. Chasing 1,000: The NBA's 3-Point Revolution Has Only Just Begun

    The Houston Rockets set an NBA record by making 933 three-point shots this season, a mark that, for now, represents the pinnacle of NBA long-range prowess...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 29 days ago 30,982 reads 38 comments

  11. Has LaMarcus Aldridge Played His Final Game with the Portland Trail Blazers?

    If the Portland Trail Blazers ' Game 5 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday was the final chapter of LaMarcus Aldridge 's story in Rip City, it'll be a disappointing one...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 121,727 reads 355 comments

  12. 8 NBA Up-and-Comers Who Deserve Bigger Roles Next Season

    Not every NBA player can make Kawhi Leonard's brisk, uninterrupted ascent to superstardom. Some require more time to grow, while others just need better luck and the right opportunities...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 39,106 reads 133 comments

  13. Cleveland Cavaliers About to Find Out How Valuable Kevin Love Really Is

    Kevin Love probably won't miss the memories of his first season with the Cleveland Cavaliers , but his team is sure going to miss him as its postseason run continues...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 53,966 reads 248 comments

  14. NBA Roundup: Deron Williams, Bucks Turn Eastern Conference Playoffs Upside Down

    The narrative saying the first round of this year's NBA playoffs lacked excitement and unpredictability died on Monday, and Deron Williams killed it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 131,683 reads 186 comments

  15. Everything You Need to Know About NBA-Bound Brazilian Marcelo Huertas

    After a sterling career overseas, Brazilian combo guard Marcelo Huertas is ready to give the NBA a try...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 8,854 reads 13 comments

  16. Complete 2015 All-NBA First Team and Second Team Predictions

    Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis just spent the first round of the NBA playoffs trying to knock each other out, but they're about to wind up on the same team, which can mean only one thing...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 92,153 reads 300 comments

  17. First-Round Sweep Puts Toronto Raptors' Future in Limbo and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    The Toronto Raptors had no answer for the Washington Wizards. Now, the freshly swept Raps will face an offseason of top-to-bottom organizational questions...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 109,792 reads 314 comments

  18. How a Generation of Aussie Ballers Established Themselves in the NBA

    San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills does not spend time idly. He does things with a purpose, and when no purpose readily presents itself, he gets a little antsy...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 58,351 reads 97 comments

  19. 5 NBA Restricted Free Agents Likely to Change Teams During 2015 Offseason

    Restricted free agency is the NBA 's greatest oxymoron. Players hit the market with what may seem like all the liberty in the world, but both they and the team they most recently played for know that freedom is really just an illusion...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 111,447 reads 268 comments

  20. How Far Can San Antonio Spurs Go Without a Healthy Tony Parker?

    The San Antonio Spurs notched a huge Game 2 win over the Los Angeles Clippers without getting anything from Tony Parker , and the most surprising thing about that result may be that it shouldn't have been surprising at all...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 12,322 reads 51 comments

  21. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Tim Duncan's Historic Night Propels Spurs to Crucial Win

    Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs took down the Los Angeles Clippers in a 111-107 overtime win Wednesday that provided what might have been the perfect example of how both star ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 105,789 reads 275 comments

  22. Anthony Davis' Playoff Arrival Highlights Pelicans' Flawed Construction Plan

    Anthony Davis' postseason excellence indicates the New Orleans Pelicans had the right idea when they opted to build a win-now roster around the transcendent superstar. They just picked the wrong guys to do it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 16,662 reads 62 comments

  23. Predicting 6 Players Who Will Exceed Expectations in the 2015 NBA Playoffs

    The NBA playoffs will play out on terms decided by superstars like Stephen Curry , LeBron James and Chris Paul ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 16,702 reads 49 comments

  24. Does LaMarcus Aldridge's Future Ride on Portland Trail Blazers' Playoff Run?

    Falling apart physically and looking woefully overmatched in their first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies , the Portland Trail Blazers may soon face the disappointment of a quick postseason exit...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 8,033 reads 36 comments

  25. Draymond Green Using Playoffs to Shed Underrated Label for Good

    Draymond Green made four shots in the Golden State Warriors ' 97-87 Game 2 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday. Four. And he absolutely dominated the contest...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 69,105 reads 384 comments