1. Amar'e Stoudemire Now Becomes Best Free Agent Available on Midseason Market

    Amar'e Stoudemire was liberated from the New York Knicks via a buyout Sunday, and it might surprise you to know he's the best unaffiliated talent available at the moment...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 103,790 reads 161 comments

  2. Russell Westbrook's Historic All-Star Night Shows Climb Up NBA Superstar Ladder

    Regular season, playoffs, backyard pickup or 2015 NBA All-Star Game , Russell Westbrook 's basketball intensity dial is always, always cranked three notches past the max...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 67,563 reads 184 comments

  3. Best Potential Trade Packages, Scenarios and Landing Spots for Isaiah Thomas

    The Phoenix Suns ' preference to trade Isaiah Thomas so they can restore Goran Dragic 's major role in the rotation, as reported by ESPN's Marc Stein , indicates one of two things...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 3,894 reads 11 comments

  4. Re-Grading the Greatest All-Star Dunk Contest Slams of All Time

    The 2015 NBA Sprite Slam Dunk Contest is going old-school, adopting the back-to-basics, gimmick-free format that allows the dunkers in the field to do what they do best...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 104,633 reads 105 comments

  5. George Karl's History Suggests Success Ahead for Sacramento Kings

    The process has been a mess, but it appears the Sacramento Kings will end up with the right result: George Karl is inching closer to becoming the team's next head coach...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 4,827 reads 4 comments

  6. Watch for These 'Passing of the Torch' Moments at 2015 NBA All-Star Game

    The NBA All-Star Game is an exhibition, a celebration, a proving ground and, sometimes, a generational pivot point. Old and new eras collide as greats running out of time wave goodbye, soon to be replaced by boisterous youth shouting their hellos...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 19,697 reads 40 comments

  7. Ultimate Guide to 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend

    NBA All-Star Weekend is nearly here, and if the actual showcase is as exciting as the pre-break run-up, we're in for a treat...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 15,479 reads 32 comments

  8. The Case for Every NBA Playoff Bubble Team

    Nearly two-thirds of the 2014-15 NBA season is gone, and the playoff picture in both conferences is somehow fuzzier than it was in November...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 24,238 reads 65 comments

  9. Grading Mo Williams, Adreian Payne Trades Between Wolves, Hawks, Hornets

    In their latest effort to secure a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the Charlotte Hornets pulled off a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves to bring in one of only four players to score at least 50 points this season: Mo Williams ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 50,560 reads 64 comments

  10. Gregg Popovich Wins 1,000th Game with Milestones Ahead & Other Monday Takeaways

    If you expected Gregg Popovich to get emotional about his 1,000th NBA win, you probably didn't see him react to the first 999...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 40,222 reads 85 comments

  11. Sunday NBA Roundup: Are Memphis Grizzlies the NBA's Most Disrespected Team?

    Marc Gasol will be the Memphis Grizzlies' lone representative at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game in New York, and that's starting to look a little silly...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 70,321 reads 285 comments

  12. George Karl Hire Would Reveal Old Red Flags for Sacramento Kings

    George Karl may be the right coach for the Sacramento Kings , but everything leading up to his possible hiring feels familiar in all the wrong ways...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 11,963 reads 10 comments

  13. 5 Snubs Who Should Challenge Kevin Durant 1-on-1 for 2015 All-Star Spot

    Kevin Durant has a proposition for any Western Conference All-Star snubs who think they deserve the spot he got, despite missing half the season due to injury. Come and get it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 58,826 reads 181 comments

  14. Playoffs Start Now for Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Oklahoma City Thunder are running out of time. Early-season injuries to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook set OKC back...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 15,848 reads 32 comments

  15. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson Dueling Each Other Should Terrify NBA

    In the midst of a Golden State Warriors season that has been dominant to the point of tedium, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have consistently found ways to keep things interesting...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 51,730 reads 195 comments

  16. The Best Option at Every Position on the 2015 NBA Trade Market

    The real renovation of an NBA team happens over the summer, when general managers draft, swap and sign talent according to whatever overarching roster vision they've settled on...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 65,197 reads 99 comments

  17. Breaking Down What Draymond Green Is Really Worth in NBA Free Agency

    The first thing you realize when trying to figure out what Draymond Green—the Golden State Warriors ' defensive dynamo, emotional barometer and soon-to-be restricted free agent—is worth is that there are no other Draymond Greens...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 8,197 reads 37 comments

  18. 10 NBA Players Primed for Big Second-Half Leaps in 2015

    We've passed the halfway point of the 2014-15 NBA season, which means slow starters are running out of time to speed up and dormant volcanoes of talent have only a couple more months to erupt...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 24,949 reads 68 comments

  19. Anthony Davis Ends Atlanta Hawks 19-Game Win Streak and Monday NBA Takeaways

    As the Atlanta Hawks piled up win after win during an undefeated January, it seemed as if it would take an act of God to stop the surge. Turns out it took Anthony Davis which, if you think about it, is pretty much the same thing...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 32,175 reads 146 comments

  20. NBA All-Star Reserves 2015: Full Roster List and Analysis for East and West

    A week after the voting public picked the starters for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, the coach-selected reserves were announced Jan. 29...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 58,593 reads 177 comments

  21. Cleveland Cavaliers Finding Their Firepower at Just the Right Time

    In some ways, Kyrie Irving 's 55-point eruption felt like an arrival—for him and for the Cleveland Cavaliers . It was actually something much scarier than that, though...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 10,745 reads 29 comments

  22. All-Star or Not, Kyrie Irving Reminds NBA He's Among Elite Talents

    NBA coaches submitted their All-Star reserve votes before Kyrie Irving went bonkers for buckets, so if the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard doesn't make the Eastern Conference roster, he'll be a casualty of bad timing...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 84,458 reads 464 comments

  23. 2015 NBA Dunk Contest Is Zach LaVine's to Lose

    The 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk returns in its purest form at this February's NBA All-Star Weekend in New York , which is good news for the best pure dunker in the field: Zach LaVine ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 6,616 reads 8 comments

  24. 2015 Midseason Worst of the Worst NBA Awards

    The 2014-15 NBA season has been one of the best in recent memory, featuring Anthony Davis' ascent to basketball Olympus, killer first halves by the Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks and tons of intrigue surrounding the league's top teams...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 42,476 reads 52 comments

  25. Anthony Davis Ready to Face Massive Challenge Ahead and Monday NBA Takeaways

    It's hard to figure out which is more remarkable: Anthony Davis' ongoing redefinition of the breakout season or the fact that he's had to be this phenomenal to give his New Orleans Pelicans a sliver of a chance at a playoff spot...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 27,910 reads 96 comments