1. Ed Davis Signing Latest Value Deal for Rebuilding Portland Trail Blazers

    The Portland Trail Blazers are probably going to lose LaMarcus Aldridge, so they're taking a high-volume, low-cost approach to finding his replacement...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 29 days ago 8,879 reads 10 comments

  2. Free Agency Proving Big-Market Appeal Doesn't Work for Lakers, Knicks Anymore

    The New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers just spent a season as laughingstocks, and a free-agency period littered with pratfalls means the jokes won't stop coming any time soon...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 29 days ago 85,185 reads 443 comments

  3. Everything You Need to Know About Crazy Day 1 of 2015 NBA Free Agency

    Just as it does every year, NBA free-agency madness began at midnight. While the world slept, free agents and front-office decision-makers met to discuss branding opportunities, ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 30 days ago 254,414 reads 345 comments

  4. Adding 3-Point Shot Would Make Anthony Davis' Game Impossible to Stop

    Lockouts, mascot uprisings, Dennis Rodman usurping commissioner Adam Silver's throne—these far-fetched catastrophes make up the entire list of items that should scare the NBA more than the prospect of Anthony Davis striping triples...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 12,055 reads 46 comments

  5. Chicago Bulls Go All-in on Jimmy Butler's Future with New Max Contract

    The Chicago Bulls have officially done everything they can to assure Jimmy Butler remains their franchise cornerstone for as long as possible, as Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders reported Monday: Now all they can do is wait...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 29,022 reads 102 comments

  6. Luol Deng's Miami Heat Return Puts Rookie Justise Winslow in Perfect Spot

    At first blush, it seems like Luol Deng 's decision to return to the Miami Heat is bad news for rookie Justise Winslow. It was certainly a surprise, as these rapid-fire tweets from ESPN...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 62,417 reads 93 comments

  7. Mike D'Antoni's Path Back to NBA Should Lead Through Golden State Warriors

    Mike D'Antoni never came anywhere near the Golden State Warriors last season, but his influence was obvious in every small lineup, quick-trigger three and jailbreak transition attack...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 99,229 reads 109 comments

  8. The NBA's Worst Contract at Every Position

    It's hard to pinpoint bad NBA contracts these days, and it's only going to get harder. The last collective bargaining agreement effectively killed long-term deals, limiting commitments to a maximum of five seasons...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 178,337 reads 332 comments

  9. Alvin Gentry Already Proving He's Right Coach for Anthony Davis' Future

    A lot of coaches were vying for the chance to mold Anthony Davis, and it didn't take Alvin Gentry long to show why he beat out the rest of the contenders...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 27,048 reads 40 comments

  10. Cleveland Cavaliers' Best Bet Is to Run It Back with Roster in 2015-16

    Usually, when a team falls short of its goal and a cumbersome cap situation prevents meaningful roster improvement, it's cause for disappointment. But for the Cleveland Cavaliers , it's really not so bad...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 24,314 reads 17 comments

  11. NBA Draft Trades 2015: Tracking and Grading Every Deal

    NBA teams have been busy shuffling the deck ahead of the 2015 NBA draft, and we should expect the action to continue into and beyond the league's annual amateur selection process...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 243,126 reads 82 comments

  12. Nicolas Batum Trade Shows Blazers Ready for Change, Even If They Won't Admit It

    The Portland Trail Blazers kicked off what should be a wild summer of personnel moves, sending away Nicolas Batum in a major trade just a day before the 2015 NBA draft...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 105,695 reads 200 comments

  13. Is a LeBron James, Dwyane Wade Reunion with Cavs Real Rumor or Pure Fantasy?

    In the dreamscape of unfounded offseason NBA rumors, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have already teamed up for the Cleveland Cavaliers ' 2015-16 championship run. It's a delightful place, this fantasy land...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 121,724 reads 246 comments

  14. 5 Potential Trade Targets Cleveland Cavaliers Could Chase During 2015 Offseason

    The Cleveland Cavaliers were two wins short of a title last year, so you could make the argument that bringing back the same personnel and hoping for better luck on the injury front is a sound strategy...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 87,579 reads 159 comments

  15. Can the Los Angeles Lakers Build a Blockbuster DeMarcus Cousins Trade?

    You've got to admire the Los Angeles Lakers ' ambition, but you've also got to acknowledge the myriad obstacles between them and their reported target, Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 238,024 reads 793 comments

  16. Harrison Barnes Among NBA's Most Intriguing Early Contract-Extension Candidates

    The Golden State Warriors don't have to look far to see the urgency surrounding Harrison Barnes ' potential contract extension this summer. They inked Klay Thompson to an 11th-hour deal ahead of the Oct...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 34,017 reads 67 comments

  17. Ranking Phoenix Suns' Biggest Needs for 2015 NBA Offseason

    The Phoenix Suns took a step backward last season, dropping from 48 to 39 wins while trading away a pair of integral rotation pieces in Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 6,131 reads 32 comments

  18. LeBron James Is Officially NBA's Hardest Player to Coach

    LeBron James dragged a threadbare Cleveland Cavaliers roster to within two wins of an NBA title, an effort that showed why, for so many reasons, James is the easiest player in the league to manage...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 136,796 reads 328 comments

  19. David Griffin Deserves Praise as Cleveland Cavaliers' Overlooked Architect

    You can't give David Griffin credit for bringing LeBron James home; the allure of unfinished business and a hunger for legend-building took care of that...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 26,696 reads 98 comments

  20. Predicting the Next Wave of Max-Contract NBA Free Agents

    Max contracts don't mean what they used to, and that makes predicting which players will sign them this summer harder than ever. The concept of a max deal used to be simple: a four or five-year contract for 25, 30 or 35 percent of a team's salary cap..

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 37,998 reads 134 comments

  21. NBA Draft Prospect Delon Wright Follows Brother's Footsteps to NBA

    Delon Wright has been through the NBA draft process before, but June 25, 2015, will be the first time his role in the proceedings goes beyond harassing his brother...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 52,009 reads 56 comments

  22. Cleveland Cavaliers Must Let David Blatt Build off Lessons from NBA Finals Loss

    David Blatt deserves another shot. It's a shame that a coach who endured one of the most complicated, expectation-laden, pressure-ridden seasons in NBA history—a ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 10,267 reads 24 comments

  23. Andre Iguodala and Steph Curry Combine MVP Efforts to Fuel Warriors' Finals Win

    At the beginning of what would eventually become a season for the ages, the Golden State Warriors asked Andre Iguodala to sit down...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 102,507 reads 409 comments

  24. Golden State Warriors Using 2015 Finals to Offer Glimpse into the NBA's Future

    Stephen Curry remains the most obvious basketball mutation on a Golden State Warriors team one win away from a championship ring, but a hybrid lineup evolution has been just as important in pushing the Dubs to the brink of ultimate success...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 34,082 reads 158 comments

  25. Is Mike Malone the Right Coach to Get the Denver Nuggets Back on Track?

    Mike Malone might get the Denver Nuggets where they want to go, but only if one of the NBA 's most historically uptempo franchises is willing to travel more slowly...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 23,301 reads 87 comments