1. Does Shaun Livingston Signing Make Klay Thompson More Expendable for Warriors?

    Shaun Livingston brings the Golden State Warriors a whole lot of what they were missing last season, but he also brings an intriguing question: What does his arrival mean for ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 28 days ago 38,783 reads 195 comments

  2. Will Miami Heat Big 3's Pressure Play on Pat Riley Pay Off?

    Pat Riley made a stirring speech in the aftermath of the Miami Heat 's Finals defeat, using a 55-minute media address to lay down a challenge for LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 28 days ago 14,004 reads 51 comments

  3. Miami Heat Players Must Make Biggest Sacrifices Yet for Third Championship

    LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh gave up a little cash four years ago to chase championships together with the Miami Heat . If they'd like to continue that pursuit, now's the time to double down...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 29 days ago 16,280 reads 67 comments

  4. Is Chandler Parsons Really Worth Massive Payday He'll Command in Free Agency?

    Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons is about to field some big offers, as he hits free agency for the first time in his career this summer, but any team thinking about forking over superstar cash had better beware...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 6,832 reads 27 comments

  5. Why LeBron James Won't Walk Away from Miami Heat in Free Agency Now

    As the best basketball player on the planet, LeBron James was always going to have free-agent options. But with the Miami heat suddenly in a position to give him everything he ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 90,490 reads 239 comments

  6. Mark Cuban Says Dallas Mavericks Will 'Swing for the Fences' in Free Agency

    The Dallas Mavericks may not have max-level cash to spend, but that won't stop them from pursuing max-level free agents this summer. Per Tim McMahon of ESPNDallas .com , Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told 103...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 18,752 reads 50 comments

  7. Big 3 Opting Out First Step in Rebuilding Miami Heat Super Team

    Thanks to the concerted action of LeBron James , Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh , Phase One of the Miami Heat 's offseason overhaul is complete. Per Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 95,886 reads 537 comments

  8. Knicks' Draft Splash Shows Phil Jackson Already Shifting Franchise's Trajectory

    Phil Jackson 's first draft as president of the New York Knicks went pretty well, mostly because it proceeded in decidedly un -Knicks-like fashion...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 88,443 reads 153 comments

  9. Adam Silver's Righteous Reputation Grows After Isaiah Austin Gesture at Draft

    If anyone needed another indicator that Adam Silver's tenure as NBA commissioner was going to be vastly different than his predecessor's, the way he handled a brief, moving tribute to Isaiah Austin during Thursday's NBA draft provided it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 37,921 reads 40 comments

  10. The Biggest Steals from the 2014 NBA Draft

    The NBA draft is an annual tradition marked by anxiety, epic mistakes and, usually, ridiculous suits. But it's also an opportunist's dream...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 459,467 reads 417 comments

  11. Carmelo Anthony Has Much Better Free-Agent Options Than Los Angeles Lakers

    Carmelo Anthony has plenty of choices in front of him as a free agent this summer, but don't expect him to seriously consider the Los Angeles Lakers as one of them. Let's just get right into it: The Lakers are a terrible destination for Anthony..

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 30,035 reads 89 comments

  12. Best Potential Free-Agent Landing Spots for Luol Deng During 2014 Offseason

    Luol Deng has big free-agency plans this summer, which we know because he turned down a three-year, $30 million contract extension from the Chicago Bulls before they banished him to the Cleveland Cavaliers last year...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 11,960 reads 40 comments

  13. Rockets Clear Lane for LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony by Trading Omer Asik

    The Houston Rockets didn't pull off a trade for LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony. Not directly, anyway...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 33,542 reads 193 comments

  14. 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 1 month ago 4,296 reads 1 comments

  15. 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 1 month ago 34,185 reads 110 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 25,246 reads 82 comments

  17. 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 1 month ago 27,964 reads 283 comments

  18. 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 1 month ago 10,222 reads 18 comments

  19. 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 1 month ago 38,150 reads 94 comments

  20. 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 1 month ago 44,864 reads 261 comments

  21. 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 1 month ago 17,401 reads 61 comments

  22. 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 1 month ago 139,284 reads 261 comments

  23. 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 1 month ago 62,956 reads 219 comments

  24. 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 1 month ago 29,560 reads 136 comments

  25. 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 1 month ago 41,193 reads 97 comments