1. Monday NBA Roundup: Kyrie Irving and Cavs Ready to Separate Themselves out East

    Even when slowed by early season injuries and the absent urgency of a team told all summer it wouldn't face a threat in conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers played well enough to keep doubts about their East supremacy to a minimum...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 34,291 reads 252 comments

  2. 2015-16 NBA Power Rankings: How All 30 Teams Rate Heading into 2016

    It finally happened. We’ve got a shake-up at the very top of this week’s NBA power rankings, and if you’ve been following along for most of the year, you probably saw it coming...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 77,176 reads 378 comments

  3. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Warriors Get Bitter Taste of Life Without Stephen Curry

    Not that it's a shock to anyone, but the Golden State Warriors learned that life without Stephen Curry is pretty rough...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 102,716 reads 594 comments

  4. One New Year's Resolution for Each NBA Team in 2016

    Most NBA teams are pretty good about hitting the gym regularly, and resolving to travel more isn't really viable for guys who spend six months crisscrossing the country on planes...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 89,615 reads 299 comments

  5. Monday NBA Roundup: Clippers Finding Silver Lining in Blake Griffin's Absence

    You'll never convince anyone that the Los Angeles Clippers are better off without Blake Griffin , but for the second game (and year) in a row, it looks like the superstar's absence could be a blessing in the long run...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 15,825 reads 59 comments

  6. 2015-16 NBA Power Rankings: How All 30 Teams Shape Up Heading into Christmas Day

    The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the Christmas miracle of fresh NBA power rankings. The gap between the top two teams has all but disappeared, and as usual, the ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 153,617 reads 391 comments

  7. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Rockets Need More Than James Harden's Scoring to Be Elite

    James Harden will need help if he's going to make the Houston Rockets matter again, and the irony is he'll have to do more on his own to get there. Confusing? Don't worry, it's not that complicated...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 52,467 reads 204 comments

  8. Philadelphia 76ers Are Trading in Bad for Boring

    If the Philadelphia 76ers ever get this thing right, they won't do it with the bold, innovative, grit-your-teeth-and-commit gambit that many called half-crazy and some called much worse...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 76,085 reads 116 comments

  9. Monday NBA Roundup: Kawhi Leonard Shrinking Gap Between Spurs and Warriors

    Kawhi Leonard didn't win the matchup against Paul George on Monday at the AT&T Center. He consumed it whole, transmuted it into pure photoelectric energy and released ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 85,001 reads 275 comments

  10. How Golden State Warriors Crush Opponents Early

    The Golden State Warriors break opponents early, blitzing the league with the most dominant first-quarter performances in the NBA . And it's only going to help them later...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 36,728 reads 95 comments

  11. 2015-16 NBA Power Rankings: Top Tier Separating Itself from the Rest of the Pack

    Big things have happened since last week 's edition of the NBA Power Rankings. The Golden State Warriors finally succumbed to the rigors of the road and the pressure of perfection, dropping their first game of the season to the Milwaukee Bucks...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 163,854 reads 528 comments

  12. Memphis Grizzlies Struggling with Style Revamp and Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    The Memphis Grizzlies and Chicago Bulls have been engaged this year in parallel efforts to shed their old-school identities in favor of more modern, pace-and-space attacks...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 9,678 reads 25 comments

  13. Historic Starts Across NBA Overshadowed by Ruthless Golden State Warriors

    NBA players and teams going unnoticed and unappreciated have the Golden State Warriors to thank. Of course, in a space where "nobody respects us" is a nauseatingly repeated motivational cliche, we know league-wide gratitude is unlikely...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 41,195 reads 153 comments

  14. Monday NBA Roundup: Divide Growing Between West's Elite and Middle Classes

    With a small subset of superpowers reigning over the chaos underneath, the NBA 's Western Conference is different this year...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 78,447 reads 281 comments

  15. Golden State Warriors' Forward Thinking Ensures Dynasty Potential

    Because every earthly comparison keeps failing, you've got to go celestial when searching for metaphors to explain this year's Golden State Warriors . Supernovas, solar flares, shooting stars—things like that...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 50,521 reads 95 comments

  16. 2015-16 NBA Power Rankings at the Quarter Mark of the Season

    Though "Golden State Warriors Shame 29 Other NBA Teams Into Quitting" was a finalist for the title of this week's power rankings, it's probably best we went with the quarter-pole angle...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 104,177 reads 327 comments

  17. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Charlotte Hornets Emerging as Surprise Threat Out East

    After a horrible 2014-15 season, the Charlotte Hornets have emerged to rank among the NBA 's most pleasant first-quarter surprises. Believe it or not, that was the easy part...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 34,646 reads 17 comments

  18. The 'And Now for Something Completely Different' Awards, Part 2

    You already know Stephen Curry and Paul George secured Player of the Month honors, and you're well aware that Luke Walton and David Blatt were the top coaches in November...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 51,549 reads 92 comments

  19. Monday NBA Roundup: Byron Scott, Lakers Preparing for Post-Kobe Era All Wrong

    In a season that has been little more than an icon-servicing exhibition, Byron Scott and the Los Angeles Lakers , held captive by the presence of Kobe Bryant , don't have many good ways to prepare for a post-Bryant world...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 60,708 reads 182 comments

  20. Spurs Quietly Building the Antidote to Golden State Warriors

    Without climbing inside Gregg Popovich's head, we can't know for sure if the San Antonio Spurs ' throwback reliance on size and slow pace is a personnel-fueled necessity during a ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 121,073 reads 461 comments

  21. 2015-16 NBA Power Rankings: How Teams Stack Up in Early December

    Following a Thanksgiving hiatus, NBA power rankings return—this time with a whole lot more Paul George and an appropriate portion of praise for Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 172,001 reads 676 comments

  22. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Anthony Davis Has Golden Opportunity Ahead

    If every crisis is just an opportunity in disguise, Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans are right where they want to be...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 24,978 reads 101 comments

  23. Making the Case for Stephen Curry as NBA's Most Improved Player

    Stephen Curry has forced us to reconsider a lot of what we believed about the NBA this season. Shot-selection norms, perimeter-based offenses, the outer limits of individual ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 45,359 reads 207 comments

  24. Golden State Warriors Refuse to Lose and Monday NBA Takeaways

    For the inhuman, unfathomable, still undefeated Golden State Warriors , this was supposed to be the one that got away...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 88,519 reads 214 comments

  25. Kawhi Leonard's Evolution Just Won't Stop

    It's a good thing Kawhi Leonard just keeps getting better. Someday, the historically successful San Antonio Spurs might just need another superstar leader...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 46,599 reads 126 comments