1. The 'And Now for Something Completely Different' Awards, Part 2

    You already know Stephen Curry and Paul George secured Player of the Month honors, and you're well aware that Luke Walton and David Blatt were the top coaches in November...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 51,848 reads 92 comments

  2. Monday NBA Roundup: Byron Scott, Lakers Preparing for Post-Kobe Era All Wrong

    In a season that has been little more than an icon-servicing exhibition, Byron Scott and the Los Angeles Lakers , held captive by the presence of Kobe Bryant , don't have many good ways to prepare for a post-Bryant world...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 60,778 reads 182 comments

  3. Spurs Quietly Building the Antidote to Golden State Warriors

    Without climbing inside Gregg Popovich's head, we can't know for sure if the San Antonio Spurs ' throwback reliance on size and slow pace is a personnel-fueled necessity during a ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 132,382 reads 467 comments

  4. 2015-16 NBA Power Rankings: How Teams Stack Up in Early December

    Following a Thanksgiving hiatus, NBA power rankings return—this time with a whole lot more Paul George and an appropriate portion of praise for Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 172,246 reads 676 comments

  5. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Anthony Davis Has Golden Opportunity Ahead

    If every crisis is just an opportunity in disguise, Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans are right where they want to be...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 25,102 reads 101 comments

  6. Making the Case for Stephen Curry as NBA's Most Improved Player

    Stephen Curry has forced us to reconsider a lot of what we believed about the NBA this season. Shot-selection norms, perimeter-based offenses, the outer limits of individual ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 46,209 reads 207 comments

  7. Golden State Warriors Refuse to Lose and Monday NBA Takeaways

    For the inhuman, unfathomable, still undefeated Golden State Warriors , this was supposed to be the one that got away...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 88,663 reads 214 comments

  8. Kawhi Leonard's Evolution Just Won't Stop

    It's a good thing Kawhi Leonard just keeps getting better. Someday, the historically successful San Antonio Spurs might just need another superstar leader...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 46,949 reads 126 comments

  9. Toronto Raptors Exorcising Last Year's Demons and Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    If you're reluctant to buy this year's Toronto Raptors as viable threats in the East, you're forgiven. That's what they were supposed to be last year (and, for the most part, ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 65,375 reads 233 comments

  10. 5 NBA Teams That Need to Sound the Early-Season Alarm

    Slow starts are never ideal in the NBA , but some are serious enough to incite real panic. Whether it's the full manifestation of a weakness that had been lurking beneath the surface ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 49,179 reads 180 comments

  11. Monday NBA Roundup: Kevin Durant's Return Propels Thunder Back to Elite Status

    Here's hoping the rest of the NBA enjoyed that six-game stretch when the Oklahoma City Thunder , sans Kevin Durant , were the same up-and-down, Russell Westbrook -dependent exhibit of mediocrity they were a year ago...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 32,942 reads 89 comments

  12. Counting the NBA's Dead Money

    It says something about the bizarre world of NBA salary-cap management when teams guided by the axiom that every dollar counts so often pay millions of them for absolutely nothing...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 40,550 reads 36 comments

  13. 2015-16 NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up After 3 Weeks of Action

    The NBA 's 30-team hierarchy is stabilizing after roughly three weeks of play, separating into a trio of distinct categories: a woeful underclass of hapless failures, a select few superpowers and a teeming horde of around 20 middle-class outfits...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 226,660 reads 394 comments

  14. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Anthony Davis and Pelicans Learning Pain of Lost Season

    Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder know the sting of a wasted season, and it looks like Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans will soon know it, too...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 89,936 reads 135 comments

  15. And Now for Some Completely Different NBA Awards

    The NBA is a dynamic organism, and the most interesting parts of every season are the changes that arise...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 27,675 reads 55 comments

  16. Houston Rockets Defense Continues to Be Glaring Issue and Monday NBA Takeaways

    Shoulders slumped, feet shuffling and eyes downcast, a defeated Houston Rockets team retreated to its bench after the third quarter of a 111-95 loss to the Boston Celtics. The remaining 12 minutes didn't matter...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 99,442 reads 308 comments

  17. Ranking the NBA's Most Dangerous 1-2 Punches Under 25

    The process of acquiring multiple promising young talents is almost never pleasant in the NBA , but the results can be pretty exciting...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 88,675 reads 265 comments

  18. NBA Power Rankings: Contenders Fighting for Spots Behind Untouchable Warriors

    If you've been even a casual follower of the NBA this year, you're well aware of how little mystery there is about the identity of the league's best team...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 192,066 reads 564 comments

  19. Mavericks Must Move on from DeAndre Jordan Saga and Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    It's not clear if anyone who actually plays for the Dallas Mavericks or Los Angeles Clippers cares about DeAndre Jordan's offseason change of heart, but there's no doubt Mavs fans and team owner Mark Cuban have some thoughts on the matter...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 63,869 reads 172 comments

  20. Envisioning the Perfect, Uncompromising End to Kobe Bryant's Career

    Despite Kobe Bryant's controlling, detail-obsessed perfectionism, he doesn't get to decide if the end of his spectacular NBA career is here...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 15,484 reads 58 comments

  21. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Thunder Win Big as Wizards Fail to Impress Kevin Durant

    Fans at the Verizon Center came prepared to do whatever it took to woo Kevin Durant (which ironically included booing him), but a 125-101 Oklahoma City Thunder win against a ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 27,408 reads 96 comments

  22. Blake Griffin Is Changing His Game, Again

    It's generally been a safe bet to say whichever version of Blake Griffin currently exists is the best one yet...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 14,127 reads 41 comments

  23. NBA Power Rankings: It's the Golden State Warriors and Everyone Else

    It's been less than two weeks since the 2015-16 NBA season kicked off, and already we've got some serious shaking going on in our second edition of power rankings...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 345,503 reads 752 comments

  24. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Knicks Showing Signs That Better Basketball Is on Its Way

    This is going to sound like backhanded praise, but the New York Knicks are bad in a lot of the best ways...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 111,360 reads 123 comments

  25. We're Watching History in the Making with Golden State Warriors

    Four games into their title defense, the Golden State Warriors are, quite clearly, better than everyone else in the league...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 months ago 35,568 reads 206 comments