1. Why You Need to Watch Team USA and the Men's Olympic Basketball Semis

    We've got four teams and roughly 10 times that many intriguing storylines left in the men's basketball portion of the Rio Olympics. It's elimination time now...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 13,245 reads 18 comments

  2. Australia Proves Its Case as Top Challenger to Team USA

    If Australia hadn't shown up to win, if it hadn't fought like crazy, if it hadn't legitimately put a scare into Team USA and maybe even deserved to win Wednesday, whatever remaining Olympic basketball drama there was in Rio would have evaporated...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 162,671 reads 255 comments

  3. USA vs. Australia: TV Time, Live Stream, Prediction for 2016 Olympic Basketball

    With Team USA's throttling lesser foes while presumptive threats Spain and France appear shockingly meek, Wednesday's meeting between the U.S. and Australia suddenly looms large...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 13,283 reads 3 comments

  4. Team USA Springs Momentary Leaks in Blowout Win over Venezuela

    Venezuela's 113-69 loss Monday highlighted something everyone watching the Rio Olympics already knew: It takes more than a good quarter to beat Team USA. Much more...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 54,973 reads 114 comments

  5. Olympic Basketball Roundup: Dario Saric and Croatia Fearlessly Disrupt Day 2

    Dario Saric and Croatia likely won't collect a gold medal in Rio, but they'll gladly accept their new status as Olympic underdog darlings...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 23,054 reads 8 comments

  6. 7 International NBA Players to Watch at 2016 Summer Olympics

    The 2016 Summer Olympics are a sports buffet that is too expansive to consume entirely. Even if you confine yourself to the 12-team basketball field, you still can't take it all in...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 27,542 reads 32 comments

  7. Burning Questions for Team USA Men's Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics

    The biggest question is already settled: The USA men's Olympic basketball team will win gold in Rio. Sorry for spoiling the suspense...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 20,805 reads 17 comments

  8. Tiering Olympic Men's Basketball Teams by Watchability

    Getting to the 2016 Rio Olympics requires planning, precision and hard work. So does making sure you don't waste a second of those precious two weeks in August watching suboptimal basketball...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 25,344 reads 43 comments

  9. Ranking Each Team USA Men's Basketball Player at 2016 Summer Olympics

    The USA men's basketball team will kick off its 2016 gold-medal pursuit in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, taking a dozen of the NBA 's biggest names into international competition...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 38,411 reads 67 comments

  10. Golden State Warriors' Dreams Get Real as Kevin Durant Lights Up Oracle Arena

    OAKLAND, Calif. — The dreamlike idea of Kevin Durant playing for the Golden State Warriors got real Tuesday, when Team USA faced China in a pre-Olympic exhibition at Oracle Arena...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 104,102 reads 163 comments

  11. Who Got the Best and Worst Contracts at Each Position During 2016 NBA Offseason?

    Virtually every NBA team had money to burn in the 2016 offseason, and some spent it wisely in free agency. Others, unfortunately, might as well have literally set it on fire...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 124,979 reads 231 comments

  12. The Biggest Hole Every NBA Team Has to Fill After 2016's NBA Free-Agent Frenzy

    The din of NBA free agency has mostly died down now, and 30 NBA teams taking stock of their reformed selves are reaching the same conclusion: Nobody's perfect...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 225,845 reads 284 comments

  13. NBA Summer League 2016: Top Takeaways from July 11 in Las Vegas

    Jamal Murray's Las Vegas Summer League breakout was far from perfect, but you'd better believe the Denver Nuggets will take it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 months ago 72,148 reads 145 comments

  14. NBA Summer League 2016: Top Takeaways from July 10 in Las Vegas

    Depending on which aspects of his game you focus on, saying Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons arrived as advertised is either praise or condemnation...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 months ago 79,658 reads 174 comments

  15. NBA Power Rankings 2016-17: How Draft and Free Agency Have Shaken Up the League

    The NBA draft is exciting, and everyone loves the intrigue and optimism attached to rookies. But the biggest movers in this post-draft edition of Bleacher Report's power rankings didn't rise or fall based on the amateur talent they added...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 months ago 335,960 reads 687 comments

  16. 2016 NBA Free Agency: Everything You Need to Know from Day 6

    For Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat, business got personal. As a result, Wade—an iconic 13-year veteran for whom a Miami exit seemed impossible—agreed to a deal with ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 months ago 194,368 reads 283 comments

  17. Dwyane Wade's Message to Miami Heat Is Clear: Loyalty Is a 2-Way Street

    Kevin Durant 's move to the Golden State Warriors gave the sports world's windiest bloviators carte blanche to huff and puff about loyalty...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 months ago 8,753 reads 11 comments

  18. 2016 NBA Free Agency: Everything You Need to Know from Day 4

    Kevin Durant 's decision to join the Golden State Warriors nuked the NBA news cycle, which makes it easy to overlook the fallout headed the Oklahoma City Thunder's way...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 months ago 124,533 reads 262 comments

  19. 2016 NBA Free Agency: Everything You Need to Know from Day 3

    With Kevin Durant 's series of courtship rituals completed and deals closing all around the league on the third day of NBA free agency, the Golden State Warriors went to their closer...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 months ago 204,208 reads 327 comments

  20. Despite NBA Finals Collapse, Golden State Warriors Still Hold All the Cards

    The Golden State Warriors got the wind knocked out of them in the NBA Finals, a deflation that hurt doubly because they could hardly catch their breath before hitting a foundation-shaking free-agency session...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 months ago 4,003 reads 0 comments

  21. Sorry, but We're Going Here: NBA Free-Agency Questions Nobody Wants to Ask

    The news leaks, up-to-the-second reporting, bidding wars and player meetings of NBA free agency breed chaos...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 months ago 91,618 reads 105 comments

  22. 2016 NBA Free Agency: Updated Rankings for Top 5 Available at Each Position

    Positional designations are getting hazier these days, but organizing the top 2016 NBA free agents into five widely understood categories may still be the best way to illustrate the depth (or lack thereof) of this summer's class...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 months ago 215,964 reads 235 comments

  23. The Biggest Hole Every NBA Team Still Must Fill in 2016 NBA Free Agency

    The NBA draft is long on optimism and short on immediate, meaningful impact. It takes time for rookies—even the very best ones—to fill in the gaps on their new rosters...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 months ago 166,507 reads 282 comments

  24. Would Kevin Durant Signing with Golden State Warriors Ruin the NBA? Hardly.

    With the obvious exception of Oklahoma City Thunder fans, everyone in their right mind ought to be rooting for Kevin Durant to join the Golden State Warriors. Not everybody will, of course...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 months ago 183,856 reads 675 comments

  25. Boston Celtics Left with More Questions Than Answers After Puzzling Draft Night

    It won't make disgruntled Boston Celtics fans any happier, but the disappointing night that materialized Thursday was always a possibility. Boston, in theory, controlled the 2016 NBA draft...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 months ago 40,543 reads 49 comments