1. NBA Power Rankings Halfway Through the 2015-16 Season

    Life really does come at you fast, and the latest proof is this: We've already reached the midseason edition of NBA power rankings. Seriously, how'd we get here? What happened to November and December...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 123,558 reads 349 comments

  2. Boston Celtics Embracing Chaos and Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    The Boston Celtics found themselves during a shocking late-game surge that produced a 103-94 win over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 27,143 reads 140 comments

  3. Benchwarming Days Fuel C.J. McCollum's Rise to NBA's Most Improved Player Status

    C.J. McCollum 's explosive scoring and dramatically improved facilitation skills have made the Portland Trail Blazers guard a legitimate candidate to win Most Improved Player honors in the NBA this season...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 15,518 reads 40 comments

  4. Which of the NBA's Surprise Playoff Contenders Are for Real?

    There are four* NBA teams capable of winning an NBA title this season, and you already know who they are...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 20,053 reads 95 comments

  5. Golden State Warriors' Greatness Matched Only by Their Fragility

    This wildly successful Golden State Warriors season somehow feels fragile. Wait, what? Is this crazy? Is it ridiculous to wring hands over this team? This 36-2 monster? ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 46,394 reads 163 comments

  6. The 'And Now for Something Completely Different' Awards: Volume 3

    Any honest assessment of the 2015-16 NBA season has to start with the admission that, almost halfway in, we still don't know what's going on...

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  7. 2015-16 NBA Power Rankings: Cavaliers Rising as Team Reaches Full Strength

    The first week of 2016 has been an eventful one in the NBA power rankings, with a shake-up in the top four signaling the emergence of a fully healed powerhouse...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 150,218 reads 569 comments

  8. Sorry, but We're Going Here: Answering NBA Midseason Questions Nobody Dares Ask

    The 2015-16 NBA season's encroaching midpoint brings with it the usual unanswered questions. Are the Golden State Warriors really the best team we've ever seen? Can ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 122,903 reads 460 comments

  9. Monday NBA Roundup: Kyrie Irving and Cavs Ready to Separate Themselves out East

    Even when slowed by early season injuries and the absent urgency of a team told all summer it wouldn't face a threat in conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers played well enough to keep doubts about their East supremacy to a minimum...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 34,342 reads 252 comments

  10. 2015-16 NBA Power Rankings: How All 30 Teams Rate Heading into 2016

    It finally happened. We’ve got a shake-up at the very top of this week’s NBA power rankings, and if you’ve been following along for most of the year, you probably saw it coming...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 77,536 reads 375 comments

  11. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Warriors Get Bitter Taste of Life Without Stephen Curry

    Not that it's a shock to anyone, but the Golden State Warriors learned that life without Stephen Curry is pretty rough...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 102,842 reads 594 comments

  12. One New Year's Resolution for Each NBA Team in 2016

    Most NBA teams are pretty good about hitting the gym regularly, and resolving to travel more isn't really viable for guys who spend six months crisscrossing the country on planes...

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  13. Monday NBA Roundup: Clippers Finding Silver Lining in Blake Griffin's Absence

    You'll never convince anyone that the Los Angeles Clippers are better off without Blake Griffin , but for the second game (and year) in a row, it looks like the superstar's absence could be a blessing in the long run...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 15,879 reads 59 comments

  14. 2015-16 NBA Power Rankings: How All 30 Teams Shape Up Heading into Christmas Day

    The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the Christmas miracle of fresh NBA power rankings. The gap between the top two teams has all but disappeared, and as usual, the ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 153,924 reads 390 comments

  15. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Rockets Need More Than James Harden's Scoring to Be Elite

    James Harden will need help if he's going to make the Houston Rockets matter again, and the irony is he'll have to do more on his own to get there. Confusing? Don't worry, it's not that complicated...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 52,562 reads 204 comments

  16. Philadelphia 76ers Are Trading in Bad for Boring

    If the Philadelphia 76ers ever get this thing right, they won't do it with the bold, innovative, grit-your-teeth-and-commit gambit that many called half-crazy and some called much worse...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 76,349 reads 116 comments

  17. Monday NBA Roundup: Kawhi Leonard Shrinking Gap Between Spurs and Warriors

    Kawhi Leonard didn't win the matchup against Paul George on Monday at the AT&T Center. He consumed it whole, transmuted it into pure photoelectric energy and released ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 85,107 reads 275 comments

  18. How Golden State Warriors Crush Opponents Early

    The Golden State Warriors break opponents early, blitzing the league with the most dominant first-quarter performances in the NBA . And it's only going to help them later...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 36,775 reads 95 comments

  19. 2015-16 NBA Power Rankings: Top Tier Separating Itself from the Rest of the Pack

    Big things have happened since last week 's edition of the NBA Power Rankings. The Golden State Warriors finally succumbed to the rigors of the road and the pressure of perfection, dropping their first game of the season to the Milwaukee Bucks...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 164,187 reads 528 comments

  20. Memphis Grizzlies Struggling with Style Revamp and Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    The Memphis Grizzlies and Chicago Bulls have been engaged this year in parallel efforts to shed their old-school identities in favor of more modern, pace-and-space attacks...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 9,745 reads 25 comments

  21. Historic Starts Across NBA Overshadowed by Ruthless Golden State Warriors

    NBA players and teams going unnoticed and unappreciated have the Golden State Warriors to thank. Of course, in a space where "nobody respects us" is a nauseatingly repeated motivational cliche, we know league-wide gratitude is unlikely...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 41,314 reads 153 comments

  22. Monday NBA Roundup: Divide Growing Between West's Elite and Middle Classes

    With a small subset of superpowers reigning over the chaos underneath, the NBA 's Western Conference is different this year...

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  23. Golden State Warriors' Forward Thinking Ensures Dynasty Potential

    Because every earthly comparison keeps failing, you've got to go celestial when searching for metaphors to explain this year's Golden State Warriors . Supernovas, solar flares, shooting stars—things like that...

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  24. 2015-16 NBA Power Rankings at the Quarter Mark of the Season

    Though "Golden State Warriors Shame 29 Other NBA Teams Into Quitting" was a finalist for the title of this week's power rankings, it's probably best we went with the quarter-pole angle...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 104,511 reads 327 comments

  25. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Charlotte Hornets Emerging as Surprise Threat Out East

    After a horrible 2014-15 season, the Charlotte Hornets have emerged to rank among the NBA 's most pleasant first-quarter surprises. Believe it or not, that was the easy part...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 34,727 reads 17 comments