1. Biggest Needs for Washington Wizards During 2014 Offseason

    The Washington Wizards were in the wrong place at the wrong time, matched up against a previously dominant Indiana Pacers team that had finally rediscovered its stride...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 14,319 reads 60 comments

  2. Nick Young Says God Nicknamed Him 'Swaggy P'

    You wouldn't normally turn to Nick Young for answers to the universe's biggest questions. Nonetheless, it seems Swaggy P is prepared to not only validate the existence of ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 16,090 reads 66 comments

  3. Unraveling the Mystery of San Antonio Spurs Swingman Kawhi Leonard

    In the wake of Kawhi Leonard taking control of a series-clinching victory for the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals, it's time, yet again, to try to make sense of the NBA 's quietest, most inscrutable star...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 32,569 reads 72 comments

  4. James Dolan Influenced Steve Kerr Spurning Knicks for Warriors

    Steve Kerr turned down the New York Knicks head coaching gig for a number of surprising reasons, but we should have seen one of the biggest ones coming a mile away: Mr. James L...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 16,469 reads 48 comments

  5. Will Paul Pierce Spurn Brooklyn Nets in Free Agency This Offseason?

    Paul Pierce has some good basketball left to give, but there's a good chance the Brooklyn Nets won't be the beneficiaries. An unrestricted free agent after completing the final season of his four-year, $61 million deal, Pierce has options now...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 2,504 reads 2 comments

  6. Steve Kerr Says Golden State Warriors 'Seems Like the Perfect Situation'

    Between the allure of Phil Jackson, the prestige of a flagship franchise and a smooth road to the postseason, there was a lot for Steve Kerr to like about the New York Knicks ' situation...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 9,212 reads 10 comments

  7. Portland Trail Blazers Must Use Offseason to Become Contender, Not Pretender

    The Portland Trail Blazers made great strides this season, but they'll have to make a few more over the summer to ensure the 2013-14 campaign is a starting point—and not a high point—in their path to legitimate contention...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 1,516 reads 3 comments

  8. What Steve Kerr Brings to Golden State Warriors That Mark Jackson Didn't

    Steve Kerr and Mark Jackson are two very different people, and you can bet the Golden State Warriors are perfectly happy about that...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 34,704 reads 94 comments

  9. Chris Paul Facing Greatest Challenge of His NBA Career

    Chris Paul has spent his entire career pretending the odds were stacked against him. Trailing the Oklahoma City Thunder 3-2 with his NBA playoff fate (and so much more) hanging in the balance, Paul doesn't have to pretend anymore...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 10,595 reads 90 comments

  10. Anatomy of OKC Thunder's Miracle Comeback vs. LA Clippers

    The story of Game 5 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers was supposed to be about Kevin Durant 's shocking disappearance and L.A.'s tightening choke hold on the series...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 68,622 reads 415 comments

  11. LeBron James Making Laughing Stock of Rivalry with Paul Pierce

    Paul Pierce 's mistake wasn't asking to guard LeBron James. It was letting the world know he'd made such a request. Because James lives in the world. He reads things, probably on a Samsung smartphone featuring his own eponymous app...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 24,025 reads 125 comments

  12. How Long Can Indiana Pacers Survive as Playoffs' Most Unpredictable Team?

    If you've given up on trying to figure out the Indiana Pacers , you're not alone. Up 3-1 with a chance to close out their second-round series against the Washington Wizards at home, the Pacers completely collapsed, losing 102-79...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 24,621 reads 156 comments

  13. The Double-Edged Sword of Chris Paul's Leadership

    Chris Paul seems angrier than usual in these NBA playoffs, and it's unclear whether that added aggression, that extra dash of feistiness , will be a good thing for the Los Angeles Clippers in the long run...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 4,521 reads 29 comments

  14. Kyrie Irving Was Not Consulted on Cleveland Cavaliers Firing Mike Brown

    The ax fell on Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown (again), and newly installed general manager David Griffin would like you to know that Kyrie Irving wasn't the one who swung it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 6,135 reads 44 comments

  15. San Antonio Spurs Show They're Human in Ugly Game 4 Loss

    The San Antonio Spurs squared off against a desperate Portland Trail Blazers team on Monday, and the result was predictable—if not predictive...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 22,162 reads 72 comments

  16. Paul George's Rediscovered Superstardom Elevating Pacers' Playoff Ceiling

    If the Indiana Pacers are serious about becoming the championship team we all thought they were in December, they'll have to do it by riding a rejuvenated Paul George ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 7,875 reads 86 comments

  17. Dream Options for Every NBA Head Coaching Vacancy

    Six NBA teams have openings at the head coach position, which means we're in for yet another offseason of speculation, unrealistic hope and, unfortunately, some serious disappointment...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 41,721 reads 104 comments

  18. Greatest Win in LA Clippers History Must Be Only the Beginning

    The Los Angeles Clippers notched what could have been the most significant victory in franchise history Sunday, riding an incredible fourth-quarter surge to steal Game 4 from the Oklahoma City Thunder by a final score of 101-99...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 25,493 reads 155 comments

  19. How to Attempt to Stop San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker

    If it was easy to slow down San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker , the Portland Trail Blazers would have done it by now...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 17,744 reads 97 comments

  20. Golden State Warriors Reportedly Believe Steve Kerr Won't Coach for Them

    The Golden State Warriors ' head coaching search hasn't been going on for very long, but it may already be time for them to scratch Steve Kerr 's name off the list of candidates...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 31,635 reads 72 comments

  21. LeBron James Following Michael Jordan's Vengeful Path to NBA Title

    The NBA playoffs don't need any additional excitement, but if LeBron James goes on the same kind of retaliatory surge Michael Jordan did when he lost out on a couple of MVP awards in his prime, we could see something truly special...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 60,898 reads 367 comments

  22. Russell Westbrook Reminding the NBA of His Superstar Credentials

    Russell Westbrook is uncompromising, frustrating and just as capable of throwing games away as he is of taking them by the throat. But he's also a flat-out superstar...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 4,605 reads 65 comments

  23. Greg Oden: 'I Know I'm One of the Biggest Busts in NBA History'

    Greg Oden is in a good mental space these days, and it's not just because he's playing basketball for a Miami Heat team that projects as a lock to make the NBA Finals...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 243,027 reads 466 comments

  24. What NBA Team Needs Steve Kerr the Most?

    Every NBA team with an head coaching vacancy wants Steve Kerr , with big-name, big-market franchises like the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors heading up the list of pursuers over the past couple of weeks...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 4,913 reads 17 comments

  25. Do LA Clippers Still Control Series with OKC Thunder Despite Game 2 Loss?

    There's a tendency to overreact after every game of a playoff series, so don't be surprised when the common spin on the Oklahoma City Thunder 's 112-101 win in Game 2 over the Los Angeles Clippers is that Kevin Durant and Co...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 34,907 reads 182 comments