1. Monday NBA Roundup: Heat Look Like Dangerous Playoff Opponent for LeBron's Cavs

    Everybody already wanted to see it anyway, but a potential first-round matchup between the Miami Heat and LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers is starting to look intriguing for reasons beyond its emotional stakes...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 97,714 reads 410 comments

  2. Atlanta Hawks Have Star-in-the-Making with Dennis Schroder

    Dennis Schroder doesn't get many opportunities to shine—not with the Atlanta Hawks emphasizing systems over studs and Jeff Teague holding down the starting point guard job ahead of him...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 8,105 reads 24 comments

  3. Best and Worst First-Round Scenarios for Top Projected 2015 NBA Playoff Teams

    Every high-end playoff squad has a weak spot or two—even the seemingly bulletproof Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 74,246 reads 224 comments

  4. Anthony Davis' 1-Man Show Now Must-See TV and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    Whatever MVP camp you're in, wherever your NBA allegiances lie, no matter what your stance on personal grooming, you've got to accept something: Anthony Davis is now mandatory viewing...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 37,938 reads 144 comments

  5. Ranking the Top 5 NBA Players at Every Position Unveils New Top Dogs

    We're officially entering the stretch run of the 2014-15 NBA season, which means playoff brackets, awards positioning and contender credentials are all perfectly solidified with little chance of changing...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 39,803 reads 208 comments

  6. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Chris Paul Rains on Russell Westbrook's MVP Parade

    Chris Paul hasn't been a big part of the MVP conversation this season, but after he and the Los Angeles Clippers stymied a seemingly unstoppable Russell Westbrook on Wednesday, that discussion may have to change...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 42,289 reads 217 comments

  7. Projecting Every NBA Record LeBron James Will Hold by Retirement

    As LeBron James enters the stretch run of his 12th NBA season, the records are starting to fall. More will follow...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 38,111 reads 82 comments

  8. Survival Guide for Watching NBA's Worst Teams Down the Stretch

    If you're one of the lucky ones, part of a select group whose NBA allegiances lie with the title-chasing elite—the Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks or Cleveland Cavaliers, ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 49,859 reads 145 comments

  9. 2015 NBA Free Agents: Best Fits for the Top 20 in This Year's Class

    Consider for a moment the absurdity of the following statement: The 2015 edition of NBA free agency could be even wilder than the breathlessly anticipated free-for-all we saw in 2014...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 135,259 reads 287 comments

  10. Sunday NBA Roundup: Russell Westbrook's Legendary Run Shows No Sign of Stopping

    There are two forces in the known universe capable of keeping Russell Westbrook from continuing his assault on what you thought was possible on a basketball court: his own self-control and Kevin Durant 's presence on the floor...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 52,924 reads 183 comments

  11. Golden State Warriors' Supporting Cast Can Be X-Factor in 2015 Championship Run

    For a long time, the key to beating the Golden State Warriors was taking Stephen Curry out of the game and daring role players to pick up the slack...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 37,578 reads 124 comments

  12. Finding the Ideal Point Guard for Carmelo Anthony's New York Knicks

    For better or worse, the New York Knicks are heavily invested in Carmelo Anthony . So they'd better get to work this summer on finding the talent that will get the most out their injured franchise cornerstone...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 10,674 reads 51 comments

  13. Golden State Warriors' Small-Ball Attack Offers Andrew Bogut Backup Plan

    The Golden State Warriors have run up the NBA 's best record on the strength of conventional lineups featuring Andrew Bogut at center. They've gone big by going big, in other words...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 10,765 reads 30 comments

  14. 2015 NBA MVP Race Tighter Than Ever and Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    Remember when the race for the 2014-15 NBA MVP felt like a two-man competition between Stephen Curry and James Harden ? Things just got a lot more crowded...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 107,325 reads 359 comments

  15. Which NBA Coaching Job Is More Attractive: Orlando Magic or Denver Nuggets?

    Unless Melvin Hunt and James Borrego blow the doors off during their interim head-coaching stints with the Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic , respectively, there'll be a pair of intriguing openings for long-term candidates this summer...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 13,150 reads 78 comments

  16. 2015 NBA Rookie Ladder: Andrew Wiggins Making Mockery of the Field

    Andrew Wiggins' long-term growth got a dose of nourishment when the Minnesota Timberwolves hooked back up with Kevin Garnett for a farewell tour...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 34,006 reads 35 comments

  17. Best Long-Term Candidates to Replace Brian Shaw with Denver Nuggets

    Brian Shaw 's run as Denver Nuggets head coach is over less than two years after it started, which means it's time to look ahead to his replacement...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 22,061 reads 91 comments

  18. Tempers Ignite in Goran Dragic's 1st Game Against Suns and Monday Takeaways

    Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic didn't exactly light up the Phoenix Suns in his first tilt against the team that traded him at the deadline, but there were fireworks all the same...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 81,063 reads 192 comments

  19. Resilient Golden State Warriors Dig Out of Deep Hole and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    The Golden State Warriors would probably prefer to win games without resorting to their Lazarus-like comeback skills, but it's nice to know they've got the power of resurrection at the ready just in case...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 29,710 reads 83 comments

  20. Oklahoma City Thunder: NBA's Most Unpredictable Wild Card in 2015 Playoff Race

    Everybody knows the Oklahoma City Thunder are dangerous, but what's changed lately is that nobody seems clear on what kind of danger they present. For a long time, it was simple...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 16,423 reads 76 comments

  21. It's Finally Time to Doubt the San Antonio Spurs

    The San Antonio Spurs ' run has been defined by a few key traits: innovation, consistency, character and, as much as anything, a defiant attitude toward the conventional rules on dynasty lengths...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 6,015 reads 7 comments

  22. What's Next for Kevin Garnett After Feel-Good Homecoming with Timberwolves?

    Much of Kevin Garnett 's return to the Minnesota Timberwolves is ceremonial. He's no longer a heavy-minute on-court producer. He can't change entire games through force of will or athleticism anymore...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 46,553 reads 74 comments

  23. Andrew Wiggins' Ceiling Looks Higher Than Ever

    Andrew Wiggins ' ascent is picking up speed by the second, which makes determining how high he'll ultimately fly an increasingly tricky task. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft turned 20 years old on Feb...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 19,223 reads 37 comments

  24. Clippers Finally Feel Blake Griffin's Absence and Other Monday NBA Takeaways

    No moment from the Los Angeles Clippers' 90-87 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies highlighted the importance of injured star Blake Griffin better than the one featuring Chris Paul , ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 70,017 reads 192 comments

  25. Stephen Curry or John Wall: Which Elite Guard Would You Rather Build Around?

    Stephen Curry and John Wall will square off Tuesday night in a matchup that will make point guard aficionados everywhere giddy...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 31,270 reads 332 comments