1. Is Rudy Gay a Desperate or Inspired Pick for Team USA at 2014 FIBA World Cup?

    Rudy Gay is that odd sort of player who polarizes fan bases and leaves no room for qualified opinions or middle ground, which is part of the reason his late-stage addition to Team USA is so fascinating...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 22,446 reads 83 comments

  2. Will Cleveland Cavaliers Come to Regret Trading Andrew Wiggins Away?

    The Cleveland Cavaliers ' decision to trade Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love , as was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports , proves the organization is all about the present...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 17,760 reads 68 comments

  3. How Kevin Durant's Withdrawal Changes Team USA for 2014 FIBA World Cup

    If there were more than one Kevin Durant , very few previously inaccessible light bulbs would go unchanged, that creepy kid in the treehouse would probably have a few more ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 12,595 reads 38 comments

  4. Kevin Love Instantly Gives LeBron James Something Chris Bosh Never Could

    LeBron James left Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat behind because he wanted to play with younger talent, save northeast Ohio and right the wrong of his departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010—in some order...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 493,284 reads 378 comments

  5. Kevin Durant's Team USA Withdrawal Provides Golden Opportunity for Derrick Rose

    Derrick Rose has walked the comeback trail for so long that it's hard to remember a time when his every step wasn't viewed as incremental progress toward some unreachable destination...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 20,584 reads 36 comments

  6. Best Potential Fixes to NBA Draft Lottery System

    Change is on the horizon for the NBA draft lottery, and we have the Philadelphia 76ers to thank. Actually, we owe our gratitude (or rancor, depending on your perspective) not so ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 38,597 reads 188 comments

  7. Is There Hope in Sight for Minnesota Timberwolves After Losing Kevin Love?

    You'd be forgiven for thinking the Minnesota Timberwolves are cursed after news of Kevin Love 's departure became official, but the truth isn't quite so severe as that...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 5,559 reads 36 comments

  8. Is USA Still FIBA World Cup Favorite Without Kevin Durant and Other Lost Stars?

    Kevin Durant 's withdrawal from Team USA cost the club its reigning MVP and clear leader, and it may have also done serious damage to America's status as the team to beat at the FIBA World Cup...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 61,310 reads 239 comments

  9. Why Anthony Davis Will Make New Orleans Pelicans the Surprise Team of 2014-15

    Anthony Davis will put the New Orleans Pelicans on the map in 2014-15, but he won't have to do it alone. That's not an attempt to understate AD's potential greatness...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 5,241 reads 21 comments

  10. Los Angeles Lakers Must Leave Past Behind to Truly Move Forward

    The past is a great place to linger when the present doesn't have much to offer, as is the case now with the Los Angeles Lakers . But if L.A...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 18,537 reads 75 comments

  11. Why New York Knicks Are Still Far from Elite in Improved Eastern Conference

    Don't tell Earl Monroe, but the New York Knicks have a long, long way to go before anyone mistakes them for a serious contender in the Eastern Conference...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 16,589 reads 156 comments

  12. How John Wall Can Take Next Step Toward Superstardom

    John Wall 's dismissal from Team USA's FIBA World Cup roster isn't a disaster for the Washington Wizards ' up-and-coming point guard, but it proved something important about ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 20,123 reads 58 comments

  13. Can Phoenix Suns and Eric Bledsoe Avoid an Ugly Breakup?

    The realities of restricted free agency have twisted the relationship between Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns into something it never should have become. Now, the only question is whether that relationship is too damaged to save...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 6,720 reads 28 comments

  14. DeMarcus Cousins Would Be 'Crushed' If He Doesn't Make 2014 USA FIBA Roster

    DeMarcus Cousins has never been one to hide his true feelings. In many cases, his emotional honesty has resulted in on-court outbursts that have earned ejections and, more broadly, a reputation as a hothead...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 2,370 reads 21 comments

  15. How Chicago Bulls' Scheme and Ceiling Adjust to Derrick Rose's Return

    Derrick Rose 's two lost seasons taught the Chicago Bulls a tough lesson in an even tougher way: It's not enough to merely hope for the best. Preparing for the worst is just as important...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 10,209 reads 21 comments

  16. Will DeMarcus Cousins' Reputation Ever Recover If He's Left off FIBA Roster?

    After missing the cut in each of his past two invites to Team USA camp, DeMarcus Cousins is on the verge of learning the third time is definitely not the charm...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 7,061 reads 37 comments

  17. How Kyrie Irving Can Use 2014 FIBA World Cup to Prove Himself to LeBron James

    The world will be watching when Kyrie Irving takes the floor with Team USA for August's FIBA World Cup in Spain. More importantly, so will LeBron James...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 6,684 reads 26 comments

  18. Who's Responsible for the NBA's Corner Three Revolution?

    More than a decade ago, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich discovered the most valuable 21 inches on an NBA basketball court, and nothing has been the same since...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 14,188 reads 44 comments

  19. 2014 FIBA World Cup Offers Make-or-Break Opportunity for DeMarcus Cousins

    DeMarcus Cousins could be on the verge of creating an international incident at the FIBA World Cup this summer, a thought that both intrigues and terrifies Team USA, the NBA and fans of the volatile, talented big man...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 14,916 reads 46 comments

  20. How Will Kevin Love Trade Stack Up Against Recent Blockbuster Moves?

    The consensus is that Kevin Love will be leaving the Minnesota Timberwolves at some point this offseason as part of a blockbuster trade. Unfortunately, that's where certainty on the topic stops...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 5,213 reads 23 comments

  21. 2014 NBA Free Agency Proves Shooting Is King

    The premium on shooting in the NBA has quietly become a bigger story over the past decade or so, but it reached a point at which it was no longer possible to ignore during this summer's free-agency period...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 57,980 reads 84 comments

  22. What Will Make Steve Nash's Final NBA Season with Los Angeles Lakers a Success?

    It's a rare player who gets to write the ending to his own NBA story, but if Steve Nash plays a few things right in this, his final season, there's a good chance his last chapter will be one he's happy with...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 11,420 reads 71 comments

  23. Which Roy Hibbert Will Indiana Pacers Get Next Season?

    We saw two versions of Roy Hibbert last season, and the Indiana Pacers should be praying the better one shows up in 2014-15. Their season will depend on it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 4,789 reads 54 comments

  24. Ranking the Top 10 Duos in the NBA

    The buddy system is alive and well in the NBA . To prove it, we'll run down and rank the league's very best two-man tandems. Statistics, with an emphasis on last season's numbers will be immensely important...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 121,491 reads 547 comments

  25. Andrew Wiggins' Contract Gives Golden State Warriors One Last Shot at Kevin Love

    Now that Andrew Wiggins has signed his rookie contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers , this offseason's most interminable trade saga—the one involving the Golden State Warriors ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 15,116 reads 38 comments