1. Stephen Curry's Monster Game 5 Puts LeBron James, Cavaliers on the Ropes

    Through four NBA Finals games, the Cleveland Cavaliers fought their fight, relying on LeBron James' superhuman offensive control, a slow pace and a muck-it-up defense to keep the Golden State Warriors from taking a real swing...

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  2. NBA Free Agency 2015: The Biggest Dominos to Fall During the Offseason

    The preferred document of NBA free agency is not the shopping list. It is the flow chart, defined by quick if-then pivots, fallback options and mid-chaos freelancing...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 77,118 reads 190 comments

  3. Ersan Ilyasova Trade Signals End of Greg Monroe's Tenure with Detroit Pistons

    Greg Monroe is an unrestricted free agent this summer, which means he can sign anywhere he wants. But after the Detroit Pistons swung a deal for floor-stretching power forward ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 29,955 reads 38 comments

  4. Can Jordan Clarkson Fill the Los Angeles Lakers' Point Guard Hole for Good?

    With the second pick in the 2015 NBA draft, cap space to blow and free agents to consider, the Los Angeles Lakers have more than their share of offseason questions. It'd be nice if they knew Jordan Clarkson was a long-term answer at the point...

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  5. Golden State Warriors Must Return to Controlled Chaos in Game 4 of NBA Finals

    If the Golden State Warriors are going to salvage an NBA Finals that is rapidly slipping through their fingers, if they're going to grab hold of the title that seemed promised ...

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  6. Potential Landing Spots for DeMarre Caroll in 2015 NBA Free Agency

    NBA free agency is a strange months-long span of the offseason that gives rise to bizarre, unanswerable word problems. Example: Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll made $2...

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  7. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat Facing Obvious Free-Agency Problem Without Clear Answer

    If Dwyane Wade isn't in a Miami Heat jersey next season, we'll know something has gone horribly wrong. Perhaps it'll mean he's been conscripted into service as a fighter pilot against an alien invasion...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 36,762 reads 148 comments

  8. Klay Thompson's Big Night Can't Mask Golden State Warriors' Offensive Struggles

    It was fitting that Stephen Curry 's final act in the Golden State Warriors ' 95-93 overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers was a failed attempt to get the ball to Klay Thompson ...

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  9. That Was Fun: Wackiest Moments from the 2014-15 NBA Season

    Later on, in the dead of summer when we're all starving for NBA action, there will be time to catalog the conventional "best ofs" from the 2014-15 season. Let's get to the weird, funny, rule-bending and nonsensical stuff first...

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  10. Surprise Scenarios That Could Alter the Course of the 2015 NBA Draft

    You don't have to look back very far in the annals of NBA draft history to realize unpredictability often rules the day...

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  11. Is There Still Room for Old-School Coaching in Today's NBA?

    Tom Thibodeau was inflexible, resistant to managerial input and wildly successful as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls. And because that third thing didn't matter as much as the first two, he's out of a job...

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  12. Comparing Golden State Warriors Then vs. Now, 40 Years Between Finals Runs

    In the four decades since the Golden State Warriors last reached the NBA Finals in 1975, virtually everything about the league—from the shifting rules to the exploding media coverage to a growing global presence—has changed...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 7,115 reads 9 comments

  13. Best Move for Tom Thibodeau Is to Sit 2015-16 NBA Season Out

    The irony of telling Tom Thibodeau to take a break is enough to knock you over, but sitting out a year is the best move for the hard-driving, recently deposed Chicago Bulls head coach...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 22,957 reads 57 comments

  14. Why Stephen Curry Faces More Pressure Than LeBron James in 2015 NBA Finals

    There's enough tension to go around in the NBA Finals, but Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry faces a larger share than anyone. Including Rust Belt savior LeBron James ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 43,823 reads 343 comments

  15. Why Kyrie Irving Is Cavaliers' NBA Finals X-Factor

    The Cleveland Cavaliers ' NBA Finals dreams live and die with LeBron James; we all know that. But Kyrie Irving has a vital role to play in his team's matchup with the seemingly unbeatable Golden State Warriors ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 101,877 reads 422 comments

  16. The Most Undervalued 2015 NBA Free Agent at Every Position

    Everyone knows the best teams in the NBA build their rosters around superstars, but signing underrated free agents to below-market deals is nearly as critical to constructing a winner...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 49,937 reads 71 comments

  17. Jeff Van Gundy Emerging as Best Coaching Candidate for Anthony Davis' Pelicans

    Plenty of head coaching jobs have come and gone since Jeff Van Gundy last stalked a sideline in 2007, but none of them offered the chance to coach Anthony Davis...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 5,502 reads 21 comments

  18. 5 Chicago Bulls Players Most Impacted by Tom Thibodeau's Firing

    The Chicago Bulls and Tom Thibodeau have mercifully parted ways, and a handful of players on the roster will feel the fallout most...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 57,949 reads 105 comments

  19. J.R. Smith's Career Takes Unexpected, Welcome Turn with 2015 NBA Finals Trip

    You'll forgive J.R. Smith for savoring his podium moment after the Cleveland Cavaliers punched their ticket to the NBA Finals on Tuesday...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 115,657 reads 200 comments

  20. NBA Free Agents 2015: Projecting Most Likely Destinations for Top 15 Available

    In addition to the typical concerns big-name free agents must juggle, this season's crop will face the curveball of a rising salary cap and the attendant allure of short-term deals...

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  21. Keys for Golden State Warriors to Close Out Series with Houston Rockets

    The Golden State Warriors will make tactical tweaks ahead of their second shot at a closeout win against the Houston Rockets in Game 5 on Wednesday, but the real secret to advancing will be avoiding freak accidents...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 31,204 reads 93 comments

  22. Hawks vs. Cavaliers: Analysis, Predictions for Eastern Conference Finals Game 4

    Three straight defeats at the hands of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have delivered unwelcome clarity to the reeling Atlanta Hawks...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 36,505 reads 166 comments

  23. Should Dwight Howard Be Suspended for Game 5 for Incident with Andrew Bogut?

    A day after Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford earned a flagrant-2 foul and an ejection for dropping an elbow on Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Matthew Dellavedova, the NBA found itself immersed in another controversial officiating decision...

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  24. Paul Pierce Gamble Would Be Worth It for Hamstrung Los Angeles Clippers

    The Los Angeles Clippers badly need rotation help, and Paul Pierce might soon be in a position to provide some. According to David Aldridge of NBA.com : " The Wizards could stand pat if Pierce decides to return to D...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 18,710 reads 61 comments

  25. LeBron James, Cavaliers Making Quick Work of Atlanta Hawks Because They Must

    When the final buzzer sounded on the 114-111 overtime win that gave the Cleveland Cavaliers a 3-0 Eastern Conference Finals lead over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, two men hit the floor for very different reasons...

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