1. Breaking Down Miami Heat's Best Free-Agent Pitch to Keep LeBron James

    It's tempting to argue the Miami Heat can keep LeBron James if they play their cards right, but that's putting things a bit too simply...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 14 days ago 4,252 reads 1 comments

  2. Tyson Chandler Trade Shows Knicks Preparing for Life Without Carmelo Anthony

    At first glance, it's hard to understand why the New York Knicks would take on more long-term cash while also dealing away Tyson Chandler in a multiplayer exchange with the Dallas Mavericks ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 15 days ago 34,082 reads 110 comments

  3. Best Potential Trade Packages, Scenarios and Landing Spots for Josh Smith

    As quickly as it hit the news cycle, rumors about Josh Smith leaving the Detroit Pistons in a multiplayer trade with the Sacramento Kings , as first reported by ESPN's Marc Stein , fizzled out...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 15 days ago 24,948 reads 81 comments

  4. Are Houston Rockets or Chicago Bulls a Better Fit for Carmelo Anthony?

    Carmelo Anthony will opt out of the final year of his contract with the New York Knicks, per Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal , opening himself up to suitors from South Beach to SoCal —and everywhere in between...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 16 days ago 27,929 reads 283 comments

  5. Golden State Warriors Building Championship Support System for Steve Kerr

    Steve Kerr is in the practically unprecedented position of facing championship expectations as he enters his first-ever season as an NBA head coach, which is why it's a very good ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 16 days ago 10,148 reads 18 comments

  6. Why Are Utah Jazz Targeting Cleveland Cavaliers' No. 1 Draft Pick?

    The Utah Jazz have apparently found their man, which is probably why they're making a serious play for the Cleveland Cavaliers ' No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA draft...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 16 days ago 38,061 reads 94 comments

  7. Klay Thompson Not Worth Golden State Warriors Whiffing on Kevin Love Trade

    The approach of the NBA draft brings misinformation, smoke screens and front-office posturing designed to create negotiating advantages...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 16 days ago 44,691 reads 261 comments

  8. Report: Dallas Mavericks Interested in Luol Deng During 2014 Free Agency

    Of course the Dallas Mavericks are reportedly pursuing free agent Luol Deng . It's what they do. Per Tim McMahon and Marc Stein of ESPN...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 17 days ago 17,311 reads 61 comments

  9. Redrafting the 2012 NBA Draft

    The 2014 NBA draft is creeping closer by the second, and teams around the league are eyeing the incoming crop of talent with equal parts excitement and fear. That first emotion, the hard-to-contain enthusiasm, is easy to explain...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 17 days ago 138,768 reads 261 comments

  10. Klay Thompson Trade Would Be Win-Win for LA Lakers and Golden State Warriors

    It's not every day a blockbuster NBA trade works out for all parties involved, but the potential exchange involving the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers —with ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 18 days ago 62,678 reads 219 comments

  11. Despite Runner-Up Finishes, Was 2014 LeBron James' Best Statistical Season Yet?

    LeBron James fell short this season, missing out on the MVP award and bowing out of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs in a gentleman's sweep that was hardly gentle...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 21 days ago 29,501 reads 135 comments

  12. Predicting the Next Wave of Max-Contract Free Agents

    A handful of NBA stars, some of whom aren't even technically free agents yet, are about to get seriously paid. Max-money paid, to be precise...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 21 days ago 41,136 reads 97 comments

  13. John Wall Talks Washington Wizards' Bright Future and Age Limit Increase

    Washington Wizards guard John Wall has been paying close attention to the Eastern Conference since his team was eliminated in the second round by the Indiana Pacers , and he sees something enticing: opportunity...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 23 days ago 6,600 reads 32 comments

  14. Why Lance Stephenson Is NBA's Most Complicated Free Agent

    Lance Stephenson couldn't get a rise out of LeBron James in the Eastern Conference Finals, but as the Indiana Pacers ' 23-year-old shooting guard prepares to hit free agency this ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 24 days ago 18,755 reads 78 comments

  15. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, R.C. Buford Discuss Duncan's Possible Retirement

    Nobody would hold it against Tim Duncan if he wanted to call it a career after winning his fifth NBA title, but the San Antonio Spurs ' franchise cornerstone may not be ready to walk away just yet...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 24 days ago 19,364 reads 49 comments

  16. Dunk of the Night: Sunday, June 15

    Manu Ginobili crammed home a vicious left-handed slam in the San Antonio Spurs ' NBA Finals-clinching 107-84 victory on Sunday night. Not bad for a 36-year-old who very nearly hung up his sneakers after last season's Finals defeat...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 24 days ago 292 reads 1 comments

  17. No End in Sight to Spurs' Dynasty Thanks to 2014 Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard

    Kawhi Leonard 's 2014 NBA Finals MVP Award may feel like a fitting end to the brilliant breakout season he enjoyed with the San Antonio Spurs . But it's actually just the beginning...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 24 days ago 58,825 reads 222 comments

  18. Pros and Cons of Cleveland Cavaliers Drafting Joel Embiid with No. 1 Pick

    You don't have to look too deeply into the Cleveland Cavaliers' NBA draft history to figure out why they're being so cautious about selecting Joel Embiid with the top overall pick...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 27 days ago 34,750 reads 115 comments

  19. What Would It Take for Carmelo Anthony to Walk Away from New York Knicks?

    If Carmelo Anthony leaves the New York Knicks , he'll do so carrying bags made lighter by the millions and millions of dollars he won't be taking with him. And that's really where any discussion about Melo 's future has to start: with the money.

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 28 days ago 8,627 reads 40 comments

  20. Despite Desires, Kevin Love Has No Control over What Happens Next

    For a guy locked into a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves through the 2014-15 NBA season, Kevin Love sure is acting like he's in charge of his own destiny...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 28 days ago 2,074 reads 16 comments

  21. Chris Bosh Says Miami Heat 'Must Win' Game 4 of 2014 NBA Finals

    Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat know better than anyone that the NBA Finals aren't over until somebody hoists that Larry O'Brien Trophy...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 28 days ago 11,692 reads 96 comments

  22. Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs Are 2 Sides of Same Coin

    It makes for better NBA Finals theater if we pretend the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs are wildly different...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 28 days ago 18,849 reads 158 comments

  23. Dunk of the Night: Tuesday, June 10

    LeBron James slipped behind the San Antonio Spurs ' baseline defense for this two-handed slam in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday. San Antonio would go on to win by a final of 111-92, taking a 2-1 edge in the series...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 29 days ago 213 reads 0 comments

  24. Miami Heat Players, Mario Chalmers React to Chalmers' Atrocious Game 3

    Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers has had better nights. It's just getting hard to remember what those felt like...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 29 days ago 24,172 reads 95 comments

  25. Kawhi Leonard Answers Call for Breakout Performance in Spurs' Game 3 Win

    After giving up home-court advantage in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs needed somebody to help them get it back. Kawhi Leonard was that somebody...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 29 days ago 102,282 reads 430 comments