1. 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 6,469 reads 8 comments

  2. 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 75,610 reads 175 comments

  3. 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 2,689 reads 4 comments

  4. Do You Need a Top-10 Player to Win an NBA Title?

    One way or another, stars determine who wins the NBA championship. Any prospective title-winner must either have one of the league's elite, top-10 studs on the roster, or have the good fortune of its proverbial stars being perfectly aligned...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 24,465 reads 96 comments

  5. NBA Refutes Tim Donaghy's Claim That Referees Bet on Blazers-Rockets Game 1

    Former NBA commissioner David Stern quickly swept the Tim Donaghy gambling scandal under the rug in 2007, but the disgraced former referee forced the league to acknowledge him again on Wednesday...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 38,590 reads 144 comments

  6. Paul George's Heroics Won't Solve Indiana Pacers' Bigger Problems

    Like most NBA stars, Paul George is a terrific eraser. On the strength of his own brilliant play, he can temporarily make critics forget their gripes about his team's numerous shortcomings...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 2,113 reads 8 comments

  7. Adjustments Golden State Warriors Need to Make to Beat Los Angeles Clippers

    If Mark Jackson figures out the hidden tweak that saves the Golden State Warriors from defeat against a seemingly superior Los Angeles Clippers outfit, he's a much better coach than any of us have given him credit for being...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 5,674 reads 7 comments

  8. How Dwight Howard Can Save Houston Rockets and His Reputation

    It's not often a superstar like Dwight Howard gets a chance to reform his legacy a full decade into his career. But if the Houston Rockets big man takes the fight to Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge , he can do exactly that...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 3,042 reads 14 comments

  9. LaMarcus Aldridge Proving Ready to Embrace the Superstar Spotlight

    LaMarcus' Aldridge's otherworldly 46-point, 18-rebound effort in the Portland Trail Blazers ' Game 1 victory over the Houston Rockets was about more than setting fire to the narrative that Rip City was going to be an easy out...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 1,946 reads 17 comments

  10. What Team Gives Carmelo Anthony the Best Chance to Win?

    Carmelo Anthony wants to win—just ask him. With free agency looming after 'Melo's inevitable exercise of an early-termination option in his contract this summer, he'll get a chance to pursue success on the open market...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 28,533 reads 191 comments

  11. Can Golden State Warriors Slow Down Dominant Blake Griffin?

    At the rate Blake Griffin and his Los Angeles Clippers are torching the undermanned Golden State Warriors , missing center Andrew Bogut is going to want to renegotiate his contract this summer...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 4,204 reads 69 comments

  12. Blake Griffin's Monster Game 2 Exposes Warriors' Weak Interior Defense

    Blake Griffin 's 35-point eruption in the Los Angeles Clippers ' 138-98 Game 2 dismantling of the Golden State Warriors might seem like an outlier...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 21,634 reads 105 comments

  13. Grizzlies' Efficiency in OT Win Proves Only Near Perfection Can Beat OKC Thunder

    The Memphis Grizzlies can absolutely pull off the first-round upset over the Oklahoma City Thunder . All it'll take is three more games of nearly flawless basketball...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 34,486 reads 246 comments

  14. Kendrick Perkins Forces Overtime with Buzzer-Beating Tip Against Grizzlies

    Kendrick Perkins followed up an errant miss by Russell Westbrook with a putback that sent Game 2 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies into overtime on Monday...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 14,177 reads 30 comments

  15. The Most Influential Behind-the-Scenes Figures of the NBA Playoffs

    Everybody thinks NBA playoff success depends on high-profile, face-of-the-franchise players like LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant . There's a good reason for that: To a large extent, it's true...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 934 reads 1 comments

  16. Serge Ibaka Blocks Ed Davis and Gives Him the Dikembe Mutombo Treatment

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka snuffed out an Ed Davis dunk attempt in Game 2 of OKC's first-round matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 18,085 reads 18 comments

  17. Report: Chicago Bulls 'Increasingly Optimistic' About Landing Carmelo Anthony

    The NBA salary cap is reportedly rising, and with it, Carmelo Anthony 's chances of joining the Chicago Bulls as a free agent this summer. Per Marc Stein of ESPN : But sources close to the situation told ESPN...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 23,877 reads 80 comments

  18. Can Jeff Teague Make NBA Playoffs His Coming out Party?

    Jeff Teague 's career has been on the kind of quiet, easy-to-miss climb that doesn't conform to our preferred NBA breakout narrative. For five years, it was easy to ignore him...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 5,748 reads 22 comments

  19. LeBron James Passes Larry Bird for 8th in Career Playoff Scoring

    With two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of the Miami Heat 's 99-88 Game 1 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday, LeBron James swished the second of two free throws ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 38,040 reads 237 comments

  20. Charles Barkley Calls out Indiana Pacers as 'Wussies and Dogs'

    Charles Barkley has never been shy about firing off his honest opinion. After an embarrassing Game 1 loss to the Atlanta Hawks , the Indiana Pacers found themselves squarely in the Chuckster's crosshairs ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 60,746 reads 207 comments

  21. Gregg Popovich Says His Wine Routine Is Stifled by Noon NBA Game Start Times

    San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich likes two things: wine and winning. Actually, he likes four things: wine, winning, precision offense and airtight defense. Or maybe five things; I'm not sure how he feels about cheese pairings...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 15,473 reads 9 comments

  22. What's the Plan If Indiana Pacers Flame Out in NBA Playoffs?

    Normally, it would be crazy to talk about making wholesale changes to the Indiana Pacers after seeing just one playoff loss to the eighth-seeded Atlanta Hawks ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 31,450 reads 240 comments

  23. Jermaine O'Neal Must Be More Than Vocal Leader for Warriors to Survive

    OAKLAND—Jermaine O'Neal 's job description just expanded. All season, the 35-year-old vet has functioned as the Golden State Warriors ' emotional center, the most respected ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 2,253 reads 25 comments

  24. 2014 NBA Playoffs: Will There Be a First-Round Upset?

    With a terrifyingly physical team occupying the No. 7 seed in the West and a highly vulnerable former powerhouse stumbling into the playoffs with the East's top seed, you'd think the 2013-14 NBA postseason would be ripe for a first-round upset...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 4,516 reads 21 comments

  25. Report: Members of Cavs Organization Doubt Kyrie Irving Is Worth Max Contract

    A lost season marked by top-down dysfunction and a whole bunch of losing has the Cleveland Cavaliers questioning the wisdom of breaking the bank on Kyrie Irving ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 1,790 reads 13 comments