1. Potential vs. Production: NBA Teams Face Big Challenge in Making the Call

    NBA teams hate nothing more than making decisions with limited information, but when it comes to critical calls on young, potential-laden talents, they have to do it all the time...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 26,551 reads 22 comments

  2. This Is When the NBA Finds Out About the Real Damian Lillard

    Despite a superstar profile and plenty of early-career accolades, Damian Lillard hasn't yet shown the NBA who he truly is. This year, stripped of a supporting cast and saddled with unquestioned alpha status, he will...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 55,721 reads 60 comments

  3. Brandon Bass Knows How to Impress the Mamba: 'Arguably the Best'

    Despite diminished skills and advancing age, Kobe Bryant remains the most important figure in the Los Angeles Lakers organization. And Brandon Bass knows it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 64,612 reads 176 comments

  4. Jamal Crawford Looking Like Odd Man Out for Rebuilt Los Angeles Clippers

    For the past three years, Jamal Crawford was the Los Angeles Clippers ' last resort—a player they needed to prop up a second unit with reliable (if inefficient) scoring in the absence of better options...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 53,982 reads 81 comments

  5. Andrew Bogut's Value to Golden State Warriors Has Never Been Higher

    Despite the small-ball surprise the Golden State Warriors sprung on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, big man Andrew Bogut remains critical to keeping the Dubs on top...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 31,324 reads 34 comments

  6. LaMarcus Aldridge Presents San Antonio Spurs a Challenge They've Never Had

    The San Antonio Spurs have done things the same way for almost two decades, but LaMarcus Aldridge 's arrival means they may have to do them differently this season...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 78,209 reads 124 comments

  7. Philadelphia 76ers Making Real Progress at Their Own Pace

    Everybody calm down. The Philadelphia 76ers are fine. They're better than fine, actually, because they're getting better...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 59,757 reads 84 comments

  8. Sacramento Kings, Demarcus Cousins Will Walk Fine Line This Season

    The Sacramento Kings are built for what's ahead. Not playoff contention, not an objectively successful season and probably not even a .500 record. Those goals are well beyond the Kings' capabilities...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 11,295 reads 23 comments

  9. The 30-Year Journey: Justin Dentmon's Tireless Effort to Make His NBA Mark

    From Carbondale, Illinois, to Qingdao, China—with stops in Texas, Venezuela, Toronto, Puerto Rico, Lithuania, Italy and Israel—Justin Dentmon's pursuit of the NBA dream has taken him to gyms all over the globe...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 62,749 reads 45 comments

  10. Final Steps for Cavs After Mike Miller Trade, Matthew Dellavadova Re-Signing

    After shipping out Brendan Haywood and his non-guaranteed contract Sunday night, per Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski , the Cleveland Cavaliers didn't waste time addressing their other remaining roster issues...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 148,545 reads 193 comments

  11. 5 NBA Players Who Will Enter Next Season on the Hot Seat

    The question in the NBA is never "what have you done for me lately?" It's "what will you do for me now ?" As we look ahead to the 2015-16 season, players with sterling track records will have to prove themselves anew...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 141,249 reads 332 comments

  12. Miami Heat's Offseason Gives LeBron James the Challenge He Desperately Needs

    LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers on a breezy run through the Eastern Conference playoff bracket last year, but he'll find a familiar challenger impeding his path in 2016...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 92,678 reads 504 comments

  13. All-Time Los Angeles Lakers vs. All-Time Chicago Bulls, Who Ya Got?

    Shaquille O'Neal might want to modify his claim that the Los Angeles Lakers ' all-time team would beat the Chicago Bulls ' version by 50 points. But he doesn't need to back off of it entirely...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 126,857 reads 902 comments

  14. Signing J.R. Smith Makes Sense in Cavaliers' Wild Free-Agency World

    The normal conventions of NBA free agency make J.R. Smith 's potential return to the Cleveland Cavaliers seem completely crazy...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 63,724 reads 104 comments

  15. Kevin Garnett Has Returned from Timberwolves' Past to Shape Franchise's Future

    A future this bright feels like a dream for the Minnesota Timberwolves , and it's up to Kevin Garnett to ensure it becomes a reality. Times have been tough lately for a franchise whose short history features an inordinate number of long years...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 54,261 reads 115 comments

  16. Ranking the Best Bargain-Bin Buys Remaining on the 2015 NBA Free-Agent Market

    The wildest spending of NBA free agency is over, and now teams in need of talent must turn to cheaper alternatives to fill out their rosters. Surprisingly, there are plenty of useful players still available...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 134,063 reads 119 comments

  17. Report Card Grades for Every NBA Team's 2015 Offseason

    The frenzy of free agency is over now, giving way to the closest thing there is to a lull in the NBA 's year-round schedule. For a few restorative weeks, we get to catch our breath...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 304,517 reads 931 comments

  18. San Antonio Spurs' Offseason Gives Golden State Warriors New Fuel for Title

    It's hard to be better than historically great, but the Golden State Warriors will draw motivation from a familiar source as they look to follow up one championship season with another...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 38,612 reads 193 comments

  19. Million-Dollar Men: How the NBA's Biggest Earners Made Their on-Court Cash

    By the time Kevin Garnett finishes out his two-year, $16 million contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, he will have been banking NBA salaries for more than half of his life...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 154,728 reads 212 comments

  20. Ranking the Top 10 NBA Free Agents Remaining on the 2015 Market

    The biggest names in NBA free agency have been off the market for a while now, and teams looking for help on the margins are stuck picking through what's left...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 159,845 reads 235 comments

  21. 5 NBA Free Agents with Most to Prove During 2015-16 Season

    You'd think that signing multiyear, multi-million-dollar contracts would be an indicator freshly paid NBA free agents had already proved everything they had to...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 131,015 reads 297 comments

  22. Deron Williams Now Facing Last Chance to Revive Reputation and NBA Career

    Deron Williams has work to do on two fronts as he leaves the Brooklyn Nets . Following a buyout which David Aldridge of NBA...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 42,876 reads 95 comments

  23. LeBron James' Short-Term Contract Is Latest Proof He's in a Class by Himself

    LeBron James belongs to a species all his own in today's NBA , and the most recent confirmation of that fact is his two-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers . ESPN...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 150,373 reads 561 comments

  24. Gerald Green Offers Perfect Fit at Bargain Price for the Miami Heat

    In signing Gerald Green , the Miami Heat proved that adding a player defined occasionally by his wildness can be the safest, smartest move...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 33,651 reads 132 comments

  25. NBA Summer League 2015: Top Takeaways from Wednesday

    Five days into NBA Summer League action, we're starting to see trends develop that could have real impacts on the still-distant regular season...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 83,821 reads 113 comments