1. Do Portland Trail Blazers Present Major Matchup Problems for San Antonio Spurs?

    The Portland Trail Blazers weren't fazed when the entire West wanted to play them in the first round of the NBA playoffs, which means they probably won't be concerned about matching up with the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs in the second...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 8,050 reads 50 comments

  2. Toronto Raptors Sign Coach Dwane Casey to 3-Year Contract Extension

    Dwane Casey didn't have to wait long for the payoff after his expectation-defying Toronto Raptors bowed out of a competitive first-round series with the Brooklyn Nets ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 15,201 reads 51 comments

  3. Should Golden State Warriors Pursue Steve Kerr to Replace Mark Jackson?

    If the Golden State Warriors move on from Mark Jackson, a coach who has the support of his players and back-to-back playoff berths under his belt, they'd better be sure a superior option is available...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 21,508 reads 158 comments

  4. Atlanta Hawks' Surprisingly Competitive Postseason Is Only the Beginning

    An entertaining first-round series earned the recently eliminated Atlanta Hawks a handful of labels: They were "pesky" and "spirited," "feisty" and "gutsy"—all nods to their fun style and competitive play...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 5,798 reads 30 comments

  5. Golden State Warriors Have a Lot of Questions to Answer Before Taking Next Step

    The Golden State Warriors would rather be talking about "what comes next" in terms of schemes for stopping Kevin Durant in the second round of the NBA playoffs...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 27,517 reads 133 comments

  6. Complete All-NBA First Team and Second Team Predictions

    Putting together the All-NBA First Team was easy enough, probably because the second team was sitting there next to it, functioning as a safety net where guys who narrowly missed the cut in the first go-round could land...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 83,660 reads 458 comments

  7. Did Houston Rockets Ruin Portland Trail Blazers' Golden Opportunity?

    Up 3-1 and in possession of every shred of momentum in the series, the Portland Trail Blazers had a chance to deliver the knockout blow to the Houston Rockets in Game 5 on Wednesday...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 42,084 reads 266 comments

  8. Mike D'Antoni's Resignation Opens Door for the Los Angeles Lakers' True Rebuild

    Mike D'Antoni was a symbol of one of the Los Angeles Lakers ' darkest eras, and now that he's gone, a brighter one can officially begin...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 46,298 reads 209 comments

  9. Mark Jackson Has One Last Chance to Save His Job with Golden State Warriors

    Adjustments have never been Mark Jackson's strong suit. But with his Golden State Warriors facing a 3-2 deficit to the Los Angeles Clippers and potential elimination from the ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 4,963 reads 51 comments

  10. Report: Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson Meet to Discuss Free Agency

    Given his track record, you might have expected Phil Jackson to begin his courtship of Carmelo Anthony by lending the New York Knicks forward books on Eastern religion or taking him on a vision quest in the Mojave...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 37,976 reads 209 comments

  11. Have the Oklahoma City Thunder Dug Themselves a Hole Too Deep?

    The Oklahoma City Thunder 's 100-99 overtime loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night put them a single game behind in the series and a single game away from first-round elimination...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 31,497 reads 316 comments

  12. Wizards Enter 2nd Round of Playoffs Heavy Favorites Regardless of Opponent

    The Washington Wizards find themselves in a strange situation these days, and it's not just because they're advancing to the second round of the NBA playoffs for just the third time since 1979...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 63,137 reads 266 comments

  13. If Silver's Ruling Disappointed Players, Warriors Had Bold Protest Planned

    In an NBA day filled with momentous decisions and dramatic gestures, the Golden State Warriors almost made one of the biggest...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 266,838 reads 265 comments

  14. NBA Owners Universally Support Adam Silver's Punishment of Donald Sterling

    If NBA Commissioner Adam Silver seemed especially forceful and confident when handing down Donald Sterling's lifetime ban on Tuesday, it was probably because he knew he had the unanimous backing of every owner in the league...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 25,116 reads 83 comments

  15. UCLA Cancels $3 Million Research Gift from Donald Sterling Foundation

    Individuals, sponsors and businesses have spent the past few days disassociating themselves from recently banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 70,658 reads 118 comments

  16. Who Has the Edge in Dallas Mavericks-San Antonio Spurs Best-of-3 Series?

    The series between the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks was supposed to be among the easiest to predict in the NBA playoffs' first round. So much for that...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 15,040 reads 61 comments

  17. Why There's No Hope for Indiana Pacers

    The Indiana Pacers haven't been officially eliminated from the NBA playoffs just yet, but it's hard to see any way for them to avoid that fate after watching them drop a critical Game 5 at home to the Atlanta Hawks ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 117,669 reads 498 comments

  18. Magic Johnson Buying the LA Clippers Would Be Proper Ending to Sterling Saga

    The story of the Los Angeles Clippers under Donald Sterling is a sad one, rife with ugly personalities, a whole lot of losing and the overriding sense that nothing good ever survives the karmic poison its bigoted, slumlord owner injects...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 3,109 reads 15 comments

  19. Has Donald Sterling Overshadowed, Doomed LA Clippers Playoff Run?

    Maybe the Los Angeles Clippers wouldn't have fallen behind early and eventually been buried by a spirited Golden State Warriors squad if Donald Sterling hadn't kidnapped the news cycle and contaminated his team...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 39,538 reads 292 comments

  20. Handing Out Blame for Chicago Bulls' Struggles in Game 4

    It's a good thing the Chicago Bulls aren't into finger-pointing. If they were, there would be opportunities aplenty for apportioning fault after a 98-89 loss to the Washington ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 22,443 reads 229 comments

  21. Jeff Van Gundy Claims NBA League Office 'Tried to Hurt Me with My Bosses'

    Jeff Van Gundy never held back on NBA officials as a head coach, and his continued criticism as an analyst has reportedly resulted in some scrutiny from the league office...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 59,958 reads 89 comments

  22. Undermanned Warriors Digging Their Own Grave Against Title-Ready Clippers

    The Los Angeles Clippers are doing what legitimate championship contenders are supposed to do in their first-round series against the Golden State Warriors : controlling things on both ends, exploiting mismatches and playing with an edge...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 21,383 reads 113 comments

  23. DeAndre Jordan Stuffs Harrison Barnes' Dunk Attempt out of Bounds

    DeAndre Jordan completely obliterated a third-quarter dunk attempt by Harrison Barnes, rudely palming the rock in midair and flinging it out of bounds...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 6,466 reads 8 comments

  24. Jabari Parker Compares Himself to Carmelo Anthony and Disses NY Knicks Roster

    Jabari Parker is just fine with being the next Carmelo Anthony , but he's not so keen on the All-Star small forward's New York Knicks teammates...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 75,544 reads 175 comments

  25. Gilbert Arenas Compares John Wall and Bradley Beal to Himself and Larry Hughes

    Gilbert arenas knows a thing or two about exciting backcourt duos, so he's probably qualified to comment on the Washington Wizards ' current tandem of John Wall and Bradley Beal...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 2,683 reads 4 comments