1. 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 3 months ago 23,090 reads 57 comments

  2. 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 3 months ago 43,877 reads 343 comments

  3. 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 3 months ago 101,909 reads 422 comments

  4. 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 3 months ago 49,970 reads 71 comments

  5. 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 3 months ago 5,536 reads 21 comments

  6. 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 3 months ago 58,127 reads 105 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 115,676 reads 200 comments

  8. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 264,005 reads 422 comments

  9. 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 3 months ago 31,207 reads 93 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 36,510 reads 166 comments

  11. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 155,756 reads 373 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 18,713 reads 61 comments

  13. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 312,486 reads 615 comments

  14. NBA Conference Finals Prove Postseason Elite Live by the 3, Thrive by the 3

    This year's NBA champion will be a jump-shooting team, and that's going to make some people think. The Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 15,696 reads 37 comments

  15. Finding Blueprints for Minnesota Timberwolves to Make Playoffs in 2015-16

    Barring a trade, the lottery-winning Minnesota Timberwolves will start the 2015-16 NBA season with the last three No. 1 draft picks suited up in their colors. That fact alone should give Wolves fans plenty of hope...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 4,000 reads 3 comments

  16. Nikola Mirotic Must Play Bigger Role for Evolving Chicago Bulls Next Season

    The Chicago Bulls have a handful of action items on their self-improvement list this summer, and the most important one is committing more minutes to Nikola Mirotic...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 14,522 reads 109 comments

  17. Los Angeles Clippers Face Franchise Crossroads This Offseason

    On the heels of a profoundly disappointing collapse in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Los Angeles Clippers have some decisions to make...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 31,826 reads 78 comments

  18. Rockets vs. Warriors: Analysis and Predictions for Western Conference Finals

    After six months of regular-season competition and two highly competitive playoff series, the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets are all that remain of a historically brutal Western Conference...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 82,385 reads 626 comments

  19. Heart, Head and Wallet Destinations for NBA's Top 2015 Free Agents

    NBA free agency presents players with serious internal battles, as competing concerns of the head, heart and wallet pull them in different directions. That struggle will play out with some big names this summer...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 173,993 reads 285 comments

  20. 2015 NBA Playoffs Heat Check: Updated Rankings at Every Position

    The NBA playoff field is thinning as the second round winds down, which is making it easier to pick out the truly influential stars at each position...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 30,685 reads 111 comments

  21. Warriors Cooking with Familiar Recipe to Reclaim Regular-Season Identity

    The Golden State Warriors ' 98-78 bulldozing of the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday was a study in reclamation...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 83,591 reads 241 comments

  22. Pau Gasol's Return Is Only Shot Chicago Bulls Have to Keep Series vs. Cavs Alive

    Pau Gasol is officially listed as probable for Game 6, and he may be the only thing standing between his Chicago Bulls and definite elimination against the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 32,250 reads 95 comments

  23. Warriors' Key Adjustments Leave Grizzlies with Nowhere to Turn

    The Golden State Warriors changed things up in a decisive Game 4 win against the Memphis Grizzlies , seizing momentum with critical defensive tweaks that allowed everyone (no, ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 20,579 reads 45 comments

  24. Best Potential Replacements for Monty Williams as New Orleans Pelicans Coach

    The New Orleans Pelicans are moving on from head coach Monty Williams. Fighting significant injuries to key rotation players Jrue Holiday and Ryan Anderson, Williams led the ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 69,790 reads 194 comments

  25. Stephen Curry's MVP Performance Gets Warriors Back on Track vs. Grizzlies

    The Golden State Warriors evened things up at 2-2 against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday by playing like the total-package, weakness-free engine of devastation they resembled all season long...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 50,633 reads 210 comments