1. Golden State Warriors Building Championship Support System for Steve Kerr

    Steve Kerr is in the practically unprecedented position of facing championship expectations as he enters his first-ever season as an NBA head coach, which is why it's a very good ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 10,272 reads 18 comments

  2. Why Are Utah Jazz Targeting Cleveland Cavaliers' No. 1 Draft Pick?

    The Utah Jazz have apparently found their man, which is probably why they're making a serious play for the Cleveland Cavaliers ' No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA draft...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 38,238 reads 94 comments

  3. Klay Thompson Not Worth Golden State Warriors Whiffing on Kevin Love Trade

    The approach of the NBA draft brings misinformation, smoke screens and front-office posturing designed to create negotiating advantages...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 44,993 reads 261 comments

  4. Report: Dallas Mavericks Interested in Luol Deng During 2014 Free Agency

    Of course the Dallas Mavericks are reportedly pursuing free agent Luol Deng . It's what they do. Per Tim McMahon and Marc Stein of ESPN...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 17,473 reads 61 comments

  5. Redrafting the 2012 NBA Draft

    The 2014 NBA draft is creeping closer by the second, and teams around the league are eyeing the incoming crop of talent with equal parts excitement and fear. That first emotion, the hard-to-contain enthusiasm, is easy to explain...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 140,012 reads 261 comments

  6. Klay Thompson Trade Would Be Win-Win for LA Lakers and Golden State Warriors

    It's not every day a blockbuster NBA trade works out for all parties involved, but the potential exchange involving the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers —with ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 63,207 reads 219 comments

  7. Despite Runner-Up Finishes, Was 2014 LeBron James' Best Statistical Season Yet?

    LeBron James fell short this season, missing out on the MVP award and bowing out of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs in a gentleman's sweep that was hardly gentle...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 29,728 reads 133 comments

  8. Predicting the Next Wave of Max-Contract Free Agents

    A handful of NBA stars, some of whom aren't even technically free agents yet, are about to get seriously paid. Max-money paid, to be precise...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 41,274 reads 97 comments

  9. John Wall Talks Washington Wizards' Bright Future and Age Limit Increase

    Washington Wizards guard John Wall has been paying close attention to the Eastern Conference since his team was eliminated in the second round by the Indiana Pacers , and he sees something enticing: opportunity...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 7,013 reads 33 comments

  10. Why Lance Stephenson Is NBA's Most Complicated Free Agent

    Lance Stephenson couldn't get a rise out of LeBron James in the Eastern Conference Finals, but as the Indiana Pacers ' 23-year-old shooting guard prepares to hit free agency this ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 18,933 reads 78 comments

  11. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, R.C. Buford Discuss Duncan's Possible Retirement

    Nobody would hold it against Tim Duncan if he wanted to call it a career after winning his fifth NBA title, but the San Antonio Spurs ' franchise cornerstone may not be ready to walk away just yet...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 19,526 reads 49 comments

  12. Dunk of the Night: Sunday, June 15

    Manu Ginobili crammed home a vicious left-handed slam in the San Antonio Spurs ' NBA Finals-clinching 107-84 victory on Sunday night. Not bad for a 36-year-old who very nearly hung up his sneakers after last season's Finals defeat...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 381 reads 1 comments

  13. No End in Sight to Spurs' Dynasty Thanks to 2014 Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard

    Kawhi Leonard 's 2014 NBA Finals MVP Award may feel like a fitting end to the brilliant breakout season he enjoyed with the San Antonio Spurs . But it's actually just the beginning...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 59,097 reads 222 comments

  14. Pros and Cons of Cleveland Cavaliers Drafting Joel Embiid with No. 1 Pick

    You don't have to look too deeply into the Cleveland Cavaliers' NBA draft history to figure out why they're being so cautious about selecting Joel Embiid with the top overall pick...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 34,857 reads 115 comments

  15. What Would It Take for Carmelo Anthony to Walk Away from New York Knicks?

    If Carmelo Anthony leaves the New York Knicks , he'll do so carrying bags made lighter by the millions and millions of dollars he won't be taking with him. And that's really where any discussion about Melo 's future has to start: with the money.

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 8,691 reads 40 comments

  16. Despite Desires, Kevin Love Has No Control over What Happens Next

    For a guy locked into a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves through the 2014-15 NBA season, Kevin Love sure is acting like he's in charge of his own destiny...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 2,173 reads 16 comments

  17. Chris Bosh Says Miami Heat 'Must Win' Game 4 of 2014 NBA Finals

    Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat know better than anyone that the NBA Finals aren't over until somebody hoists that Larry O'Brien Trophy...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 11,823 reads 96 comments

  18. Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs Are 2 Sides of Same Coin

    It makes for better NBA Finals theater if we pretend the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs are wildly different...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 18,940 reads 158 comments

  19. Dunk of the Night: Tuesday, June 10

    LeBron James slipped behind the San Antonio Spurs ' baseline defense for this two-handed slam in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday. San Antonio would go on to win by a final of 111-92, taking a 2-1 edge in the series...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 246 reads 0 comments

  20. Miami Heat Players, Mario Chalmers React to Chalmers' Atrocious Game 3

    Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers has had better nights. It's just getting hard to remember what those felt like...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 24,432 reads 95 comments

  21. Kawhi Leonard Answers Call for Breakout Performance in Spurs' Game 3 Win

    After giving up home-court advantage in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs needed somebody to help them get it back. Kawhi Leonard was that somebody...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 102,484 reads 430 comments

  22. Jeremy Lin Reflects on Linsanity, Leaving NY, Possible Future Return to Knicks

    Jeremy Lin sat down with host Marc Lamont Hill for a wide-ranging interview on HuffPost Live Tuesday, and the Houston Rockets point guard candidly discussed everything from ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 22,298 reads 170 comments

  23. Is LA Lakers' Lengthy Coaching Search Good Patience or a Recipe for Trouble?

    The Los Angeles Lakers are taking their sweet time hiring a head coach, and the delay is raising some serious questions among fans who hoped a foundational piece of the organization's future would already be in place by now...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 5,979 reads 57 comments

  24. Chris Bosh: 'I Never Cared About Being a Superstar'

    Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh has two championship rings, nine All-Star appearances and perhaps most importantly a whole lot of perspective...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 3,960 reads 25 comments

  25. Did Miami Heat's Game 2 Win Do Irreversible Damage to San Antonio Spurs?

    The San Antonio Spurs have lost 90 playoff games since Tim Duncan joined the club in the 1997-98 season, so it might seem like their 98-96 defeat at the hands of the Miami Heat ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 74,502 reads 424 comments