1. What Makes Derek Fisher Such an Appealing Candidate for Head Coach?

    Derek Fisher has lived every second of his basketball life as if it were an audition. He's always been perfectly composed, put-together and polished...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 2,894 reads 5 comments

  2. NBA Finals 2014: Position-by-Position Matchup Preview

    Get ready for Game 8 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs . No, the league hasn't altered the format of the championship round...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 129,841 reads 820 comments

  3. Report: Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher to Meet About NY Knicks Coaching Vacancy

    Phil Jackson had to wait a few days and pay a few bucks, but he's finally getting his chance to sit down with Derek Fisher to discuss the New York Knicks ' head coaching vacancy...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 56,252 reads 88 comments

  4. San Antonio Spurs Big 3 Could Become Greatest Trio Ever with NBA Finals Win

    Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili are all out of awards to chase, but perhaps the unofficial distinction of the best Big Three ever will add a little motivation to their upcoming NBA Finals matchup against the Miami Heat ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 24,148 reads 112 comments

  5. Is Paul George the Leader Indiana Pacers Need?

    Paul George took a step forward in his fourth NBA season, but it might not have been big enough to prove to critics that he's the right guy to take the Indiana Pacers to the next level...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 32,860 reads 224 comments

  6. What's at Stake for Heat, Spurs Stars and Coaches in 2014 NBA Finals?

    If you ask LeBron James, Tim Duncan or even Gregg Popovich what hangs in the balance when the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat meet in a hotly anticipated NBA Finals rematch, you probably won't hear a lot of talk about "history" or "legacy...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 71,466 reads 511 comments

  7. Report: Lance Stephenson's Free-Agent Market 'Already Drying Up'

    At the midpoint of the 2013-14 NBA season, Indiana Pacers shooting guard Lance Stephenson was playing terrific ball for the league's most dominant team and appeared headed for a hefty payoff as an unrestricted free agent this summer...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 51,320 reads 188 comments

  8. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook Endorse Scott Brooks as OKC Thunder Coach

    Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks is sure to catch some heat this offseason, but at least he's got Kevin Durant 's support to lower the temperature a bit...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 38,402 reads 262 comments

  9. A Brief History of LeBron James in the NBA Finals

    Having dispatched the Indiana Pacers in six games, LeBron James punched a ticket to his fifth NBA Finals, and this one is going to count for more than any that have come before it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 52,528 reads 200 comments

  10. The Case for Alvin Gentry as the Cleveland Cavaliers' Next Head Coach

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are now certain that Mike Brown is not the head coach they want leading the franchise into a new era — and they only needed to fire him twice to figure that out...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 1,542 reads 2 comments

  11. Paul George, David West Key to Indiana Pacers Forcing Game 7 vs. Miami Heat

    Paul George and David West helped the Indiana Pacers extend their season longer than anybody expected, but they'll have to make an even bigger impact if they hope to push the Miami Heat to the brink in the Eastern Conference Finals...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 1,519 reads 5 comments

  12. Kevin Durant Thinks Perry Jones III Is the Best Athlete in the Entire NBA

    Maybe Kevin Durant is just trying to pump up teammate Perry Jones III in case the Oklahoma City Thunder need him at some point against the San Antonio Spurs ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 10,932 reads 25 comments

  13. Report: Joel Embiid Won't Meet with Other NBA Teams Until He Meets with Cavs

    The Cleveland Cavaliers will get first crack at Joel Embiid — and not just in the upcoming 2014 NBA draft. According to Andy Katz of ESPN...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 24,597 reads 99 comments

  14. Unpredictable Indiana Pacers Throw Another NBA Playoff Curve

    Call the Indiana Pacers ' 93-90 win over the Miami Heat in Game 5 lucky. Call it anomalous. Call it "nothing to worry about" if you're the Heat. Just don't call it out of character...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 6,723 reads 32 comments

  15. What Is Kyle Lowry Worth as Unrestricted Free Agent?

    There's little doubt the Toronto Raptors want unrestricted free agent Kyle Lowry back. What's harder to determine is how much they should pay to ensure his return...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 13,955 reads 51 comments

  16. Dwyane Wade Says His Health Will Not Dictate LeBron James' Free-Agency Decision

    Dwyane Wade saw the furious reaction of jilted fans who burned jerseys and wailed in the streets when LeBron James ditched the Cleveland Cavaliers , so it's easy to see why ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 18,790 reads 38 comments

  17. Can Russell Westbrook's Monster Game Propel OKC Thunder to Improbable Comeback?

    The Oklahoma City Thunder knew they'd have to fight to even their Western Conference Finals series against the San Antonio Spurs , so it's a good thing Russell Westbrook played like violence incarnate on Tuesday...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 34,342 reads 221 comments

  18. Is This the Beginning of the End for Lance Stephenson's Run with Indiana Pacers?

    If these are the last days of Lance Stephenson 's career with the Indiana Pacers , he's certainly making sure they're memorable...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 26,394 reads 84 comments

  19. Andrew Bogut Calls Stephen A. Smith a 'Wanker' over 'Andrew Bogus' Nickname

    It probably won't stop Stephen A. Smith from continuing his ridiculous, overly dramatic schtick in the future, but Andrew Bogut 's jab at the ESPN talking head was still pretty satisfying...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 63,049 reads 167 comments

  20. Mark Jackson Says LeBron James Is Greatest Small Forward in NBA History

    It's easy to discount coach-turned-commentator Mark Jackson's blustery rhetoric most of the time, but he actually married bombast and good sense when he offered some superlative praise ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 22,532 reads 250 comments

  21. Paul George Says Indiana Pacers 'Outplayed' Miami Heat in Game 4 Loss

    The Indiana Pacers never once held a lead in their 102-90 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals on Monday, but don't tell that to Paul George ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 165,923 reads 945 comments

  22. Miami Heat Exposing Indiana Pacers' True Ceiling

    The Miami Heat dominated the Indiana Pacers in a wire-to-wire Game 4 thrashing on Memorial Day, notching a 102-90 victory that, appropriately, reminded us all of an important truth...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 37,341 reads 387 comments

  23. LeBron James Throws Down Monster and-1 Reverse Slam

    LeBron James put his unparalleled combination of quickness and strength on full display during the second quarter of Game 4, blowing by Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill for a wicked reverse jam...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 90,053 reads 137 comments

  24. Frank Vogel Seemingly Attempts to Distract Shane Battier on 3-Point Attempt

    Things are getting desperate for the Indiana Pacers , and head coach Frank Vogel is trying every trick he can think of to give his team a chance against the Miami Heat ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 50,630 reads 45 comments

  25. Mo Williams Manufactured Beef with Troy Daniels in Rockets-Blazers Series

    Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams admitted his disagreement with Houston Rockets rookie Troy Daniels during the first round of the playoffs was all a ploy to get into the rookie's head, which makes Williams something of a tactical genius...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 22,666 reads 8 comments