1. Predicting the Next Wave of NBA MVP Candidates

    Even for the very best players in the league, the circle of NBA life is brutally predictable. Every MVP, no matter how seemingly invincible, eventually cedes his spot to the next star in line...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 70,158 reads 362 comments

  2. Memphis Grizzlies Season Rides on Mike Conley's Return vs. Golden State Warriors

    The Golden State Warriors toyed with the opposition in a 101-86 Game 1 win on Sunday, outshooting, out-passing and out-defending the gritty Memphis Grizzlies with relative ease...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 26,590 reads 83 comments

  3. Chasing 1,000: The NBA's 3-Point Revolution Has Only Just Begun

    The Houston Rockets set an NBA record by making 933 three-point shots this season, a mark that, for now, represents the pinnacle of NBA long-range prowess...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 31,043 reads 38 comments

  4. Has LaMarcus Aldridge Played His Final Game with the Portland Trail Blazers?

    If the Portland Trail Blazers ' Game 5 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday was the final chapter of LaMarcus Aldridge 's story in Rip City, it'll be a disappointing one...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 121,802 reads 355 comments

  5. 8 NBA Up-and-Comers Who Deserve Bigger Roles Next Season

    Not every NBA player can make Kawhi Leonard's brisk, uninterrupted ascent to superstardom. Some require more time to grow, while others just need better luck and the right opportunities...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 39,121 reads 133 comments

  6. Cleveland Cavaliers About to Find Out How Valuable Kevin Love Really Is

    Kevin Love probably won't miss the memories of his first season with the Cleveland Cavaliers , but his team is sure going to miss him as its postseason run continues...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 54,004 reads 247 comments

  7. NBA Roundup: Deron Williams, Bucks Turn Eastern Conference Playoffs Upside Down

    The narrative saying the first round of this year's NBA playoffs lacked excitement and unpredictability died on Monday, and Deron Williams killed it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 131,710 reads 186 comments

  8. Everything You Need to Know About NBA-Bound Brazilian Marcelo Huertas

    After a sterling career overseas, Brazilian combo guard Marcelo Huertas is ready to give the NBA a try...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 8,986 reads 13 comments

  9. Complete 2015 All-NBA First Team and Second Team Predictions

    Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis just spent the first round of the NBA playoffs trying to knock each other out, but they're about to wind up on the same team, which can mean only one thing...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 97,113 reads 300 comments

  10. First-Round Sweep Puts Toronto Raptors' Future in Limbo and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    The Toronto Raptors had no answer for the Washington Wizards. Now, the freshly swept Raps will face an offseason of top-to-bottom organizational questions...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 109,863 reads 314 comments

  11. How a Generation of Aussie Ballers Established Themselves in the NBA

    San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills does not spend time idly. He does things with a purpose, and when no purpose readily presents itself, he gets a little antsy...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 58,686 reads 97 comments

  12. 5 NBA Restricted Free Agents Likely to Change Teams During 2015 Offseason

    Restricted free agency is the NBA 's greatest oxymoron. Players hit the market with what may seem like all the liberty in the world, but both they and the team they most recently played for know that freedom is really just an illusion...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 112,795 reads 268 comments

  13. How Far Can San Antonio Spurs Go Without a Healthy Tony Parker?

    The San Antonio Spurs notched a huge Game 2 win over the Los Angeles Clippers without getting anything from Tony Parker , and the most surprising thing about that result may be that it shouldn't have been surprising at all...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 12,382 reads 51 comments

  14. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Tim Duncan's Historic Night Propels Spurs to Crucial Win

    Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs took down the Los Angeles Clippers in a 111-107 overtime win Wednesday that provided what might have been the perfect example of how both star ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 105,829 reads 275 comments

  15. Anthony Davis' Playoff Arrival Highlights Pelicans' Flawed Construction Plan

    Anthony Davis' postseason excellence indicates the New Orleans Pelicans had the right idea when they opted to build a win-now roster around the transcendent superstar. They just picked the wrong guys to do it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 16,672 reads 62 comments

  16. Predicting 6 Players Who Will Exceed Expectations in the 2015 NBA Playoffs

    The NBA playoffs will play out on terms decided by superstars like Stephen Curry , LeBron James and Chris Paul ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 16,773 reads 49 comments

  17. Does LaMarcus Aldridge's Future Ride on Portland Trail Blazers' Playoff Run?

    Falling apart physically and looking woefully overmatched in their first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies , the Portland Trail Blazers may soon face the disappointment of a quick postseason exit...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 8,068 reads 36 comments

  18. Draymond Green Using Playoffs to Shed Underrated Label for Good

    Draymond Green made four shots in the Golden State Warriors ' 97-87 Game 2 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday. Four. And he absolutely dominated the contest...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 69,152 reads 384 comments

  19. Hawks Carry Regular-Season Success into Playoffs and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    In a Game 1 win over the Brooklyn Nets that bore all the marks of their sterling regular season, the Atlanta Hawks proved they are who they were before the playoffs began: unselfish, intelligent and, ultimately, successful...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 18,408 reads 104 comments

  20. Golden State Warriors Sending Clear Message to Entire NBA Playoff Field

    Don't let the single-digit margin of victory or Anthony Davis' fourth-quarter explosion in Game 1 fool you...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 47,817 reads 95 comments

  21. Imagining an Injury-Free NBA Playoff Bracket

    Somewhere, there's an alternate NBA universe in which the 2014-15 regular season played out without pain. Injuries didn't crop up to hobble contenders, dash playoff dreams or, more positively, allow unsung heroes to rise in relief...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 3,349 reads 29 comments

  22. 6 Newcomers to the 2015 NBA Playoff Field That Everyone Should Be Watching

    The NBA playoffs aren't often a showcase for first-timers, but a handful of talents embarking on their maiden postseason voyages this year could provide just as much excitement as the more seasoned regulars...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 12,199 reads 33 comments

  23. How to Pick Your Adopted 2015 NBA Playoff Team

    Even in an era when fans are forgiving of loss-fueled long-term rebuilding plans, it still stings a little when your favorite NBA squad officially falls short of the postseason...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 66,099 reads 236 comments

  24. Russell Westbrook's Heroics Not Enough to Save OKC's Season

    Yet again, Russell Westbrook was heroic. And yet again, his heroism wasn't enough to save the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 14,747 reads 66 comments

  25. NBA Regular-Season Stats 2014-15: Tracking Scoring Leaders and More

    The 2014-15 NBA season is over and each team's achievements—playoff spots being chief among them—are already decided. So too are the individual honors. Here, we've kept tabs on key statistical races as the campaign came to an end...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 34,889 reads 95 comments