1. Everything Lakers Fans Need to Know About New Signee Ed Davis

    The Los Angeles Lakers are in an odd transitional phase these days, one in which they must secure talent to keep Kobe Bryant sane while also making sure not to tie up cap space for a serious rebuild in a couple of years...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 13 days ago 27,297 reads 45 comments

  2. 16 Takeaways from Day 6 of 2014 NBA Summer League

    "How's your bracket doing?" It's not typically a question you hear in July, is it? But with the NBA 's Las Vegas Summer League kicking off its tournament portion on Wednesday, a little dose of that familiar collegiate madness made its way to the pros.

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 13 days ago 76,691 reads 111 comments

  3. LeBron James' Contract with Cavs Sets Precedent for Other NBA Stars

    When LeBron James went home, he did it for the right reasons—reasons that, according to him, went "above basketball," per the heartfelt missive he released through Sports Illustrated 's Lee Jenkins ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 14 days ago 48,327 reads 126 comments

  4. Best Potential Landing Spots for Free Agent Ray Allen If He Delays Retirement

    Ray Allen is missing something these days, which sounds strange to say about a guy whose career has been marked by unparalleled long-distance accuracy. It's not shots the NBA 's all-time three-point king is missing, though; it's a job...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 14 days ago 71,670 reads 136 comments

  5. Dwyane Wade's Contract Gives Miami Heat What They Need Most

    The Miami Heat will pay Dwyane Wade $34 million over the next two years, but they'll owe him a heck of a lot more than that...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 15 days ago 30,524 reads 156 comments

  6. LeBron James' Return Puts New Level of Pressure on Kyrie Irving

    LeBron James ' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers is a boon for every player on the roster, but it could also make a few things tougher on some of them— Kyrie Irving in particular...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 15 days ago 22,737 reads 80 comments

  7. Timberwolves Must Face Reality, Trade Kevin Love Before Market Dries Up

    With every passing second, it gets harder to understand why Kevin Love is still a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 16 days ago 33,075 reads 218 comments

  8. Why LeBron James Is in for Rude Awakening in Return to Cleveland Cavs

    LeBron James is back with the Cleveland Cavaliers , and for now, the Rust Belt is alive with the pure jubilation that comes from a sense of the world being back in its proper alignment...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 16 days ago 55,791 reads 230 comments

  9. Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Pau Gasol with Chicago Bulls

    In terms of his quality as a human being, there's not much breadth of opinion on new Chicago Bulls big man Pau Gasol . Anyone who's ever heard or read anything about the Spaniard loves him...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 16 days ago 55,199 reads 229 comments

  10. Houston Rockets Quickly Reveal Logic of Passing on Chandler Parsons

    The Houston Rockets are short one heartthrob after declining to match the Dallas Mavericks ' three-year, $46 million offer sheet for Chandler Parsons , per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 17 days ago 56,075 reads 260 comments

  11. 8 Takeaways from Day 2 of 2014 Las Vegas NBA Summer League

    The second day of Las Vegas Summer League action got off to an unexpected start, and not just because New York Knicks rookie Shane Larkin hit an impossible, high-arcing floater to give his team a victory...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 17 days ago 72,978 reads 117 comments

  12. Is Signing Pau Gasol Consolation Prize or Missing Piece for Chicago Bulls?

    Pau Gasol isn't Carmelo Anthony, but the skillful Spaniard is exactly the guy the Chicago Bulls need to take them where they want to go...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 18 days ago 86,857 reads 484 comments

  13. After Missing on Carmelo Anthony, What Do Chicago Bulls Do Now?

    The Chicago Bulls failed to connect on their biggest free-agency swing, losing Carmelo Anthony to Phil Jackson, the New York Knicks and max money in a whiff befitting the Windy City...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 18 days ago 4,545 reads 3 comments

  14. Complete Guide to NBA Free Agent Signing Period

    NBA free agency has given us enough gut feelings, amorphous "sources" and clandestine surveillance of Dan Gilbert's private jet to last a lifetime. Talk, cheap as it is, has been in ample supply since the postseason concluded in June...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 21 days ago 32,294 reads 38 comments

  15. What Does an NBA Free-Agency Contract Look Like?

    NBA free agency arrives in the heat of summer, marked by endless what-ifs, pipe dreams and possibilities. It's a time for fantasizing—for envisioning team-and-player pairings that seem too good to be true...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 21 days ago 34,108 reads 21 comments

  16. Would Miami Heat Completely Start Over If LeBron James Leaves?

    Pat Riley talked big in the aftermath of the Miami Heat 's NBA Finals defeat, and though they weren't in the room, his words were aimed directly at LeBron James , Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 22 days ago 57,680 reads 314 comments

  17. Why Cleveland Cavaliers' Every Move Will Be Linked to LeBron James

    There may come a day when we won't scrutinize every Cleveland Cavaliers storyline for connections to LeBron James , but that day's not coming anytime soon...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 23 days ago 193,552 reads 482 comments

  18. If Not Kevin Love, What's Warriors' Best Free-Agency Backup Plan?

    All's quiet on the trade front for the Golden State Warriors lately, a marked change from the pre -draft bluster that made Kevin Love 's arrival seem like a real possibility. Maybe it still is...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 24 days ago 42,471 reads 81 comments

  19. New York Knicks Look Like Leader for Carmelo Anthony in Free Agency

    In the end, when the frenzy of free agency subsides and the biggest stars once believed to be "on the market" return, inevitably, to their former teams, we'll wonder why we ever believed Carmelo Anthony when he said he was out for more than money...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 27 days ago 60,460 reads 430 comments

  20. Keeping Pau Gasol Key to Los Angeles Lakers Luring More Free Agents

    Kobe Bryant 's fat contract puts the Los Angeles Lakers in a position where short-term contention is the only sensible plan, and they'll need Pau Gasol back in the fold to carry it out...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 27 days ago 6,934 reads 18 comments

  21. Would Chicago Bulls Amnestying Carlos Boozer Be Precursor to Bigger Move?

    Amnestying Carlos Boozer might not signal the Chicago Bulls are certain to pull off a massive, league-altering signing, but it sends the message that such a follow-up move is possible...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 27 days ago 3,231 reads 7 comments

  22. Spurs and Injured Patty Mills Both Win Big with 3-Year, $12 Million Deal

    You wouldn't normally say rotator cuff surgery and seven-month recovery times are good things, but for Patty Mills and the San Antonio Spurs , the point guard's bad break yielded the best possible results...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 27 days ago 9,203 reads 8 comments

  23. Why Greg Monroe Sign-and-Trade Could Be Win-Win for Both Sides

    Last resorts are rarely appealing, which is why the Detroit Pistons might balk at the mutually beneficial idea of moving Greg Monroe in a sign-and-trade deal...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 27 days ago 14,630 reads 73 comments

  24. Best Potential Free-Agent Landing Spots for Paul Pierce

    Paul Pierce is in a complicated free-agency situation, and not just because his former coach, Jason Kidd, with whom he shares an agent, just skipped town after a spectacularly unsuccessful power grab...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 28 days ago 37,737 reads 82 comments

  25. Best Bargains of the 2014 NBA Free-Agent Class

    Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and the rest of the top-tier, franchise-altering superstars in this year's NBA free-agent class aren't really on the market in a serious sense...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 28 days ago 104,611 reads 141 comments