1. Biggest Lingering Questions for NBA-Best Golden State Warriors

    The Golden State Warriors ' 19-2 start, complete with a still-active 14-game winning streak and elite marks on both ends of the floor, would seem to have answered every possible question about the team's fitness going forward...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 9,585 reads 25 comments

  2. Breaking Down What's Behind the Terrible Miami Heat Defense

    The strangest thing about the Miami Heat 's start to the post-LeBron James era is the team's inability to stop. Get stops, that is, on defense. Losing James was bound to hurt the Heat on offense...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 6,111 reads 30 comments

  3. Kobe Bryant Calls Los Angeles Lakers 'Soft Like Charmin'

    Pat yourself on the back if you had Dec. 11 as the day Kobe Bryant 's frustration with the Los Angeles Lakers would reach its boiling point...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 256,982 reads 414 comments

  4. Warriors Give Steve Kerr Best Start in History and Other Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    Steve Kerr is officially off to the hottest start of any first-year head coach in NBA history. To accomplish that eye-opening feat, he had to lead his short-handed Golden State ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 66,905 reads 111 comments

  5. Bradley Beal Beats Magic with Game-Winning Alley-Oop at the Buzzer

    With less than a second remaining in a tied game against the Orlando Magic , Bradley Beal darted backdoor, caught a perfect lob from Andre Miller and guided the ball through the rim...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 2,928 reads 22 comments

  6. Best Potential Trade Candidates for Houston Rockets to Bolster Depth

    The Houston Rockets have a hefty trade exception burning a hole in their pocket, and despite their red-hot start to the 2014-15 NBA season, they're looking to make a move...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 31,405 reads 71 comments

  7. Projecting Michael Carter-Williams' NBA Future an Impossible Task Right Now

    Michael Carter-Williams ' bizarre situation with the Philadelphia 76ers makes it almost impossible to gauge his value today and, consequently, what he'll be worth in the future...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 7,784 reads 24 comments

  8. Trade Packages and Scenarios for Brooklyn Nets Stars on Trade Block

    The Brooklyn Nets tried buying, buying and buying until their roster was as bloated with past-prime talent as it was with oversized expectations...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 162,886 reads 330 comments

  9. Blake Griffin Hits Game-Winning 3-Pointer in Overtime vs. Phoenix Suns

    If his game-winning, step-back triple is any indication, Blake Griffin 's maturation from one-dimensional dunker to multifaceted offensive superstar is now complete...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 97,032 reads 221 comments

  10. John Wall Gets Emotional, Dedicates Wizards' Win to 6-Year-Old Cancer Victim

    John Wall played what might have been the best game of his life on Monday night, but nobody's going to remember his stat line...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 329,881 reads 192 comments

  11. Anthony Davis Is Beyond Compare, so Stop Trying

    Anthony Davis is something new. Something never seen before, something that represents—and may as well be from —the future. That is why the search for comparable players from the past never seems to yield any results...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 49,720 reads 195 comments

  12. Los Angeles Lakers Look Even Worse Than Expected and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    The Los Angeles Lakers fell to the New Orleans Pelicans by a final score of 104-87 on Sunday night, but they might have lost something far more valuable than a game in the process...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 75,899 reads 146 comments

  13. How Much Blame Does Kobe Bryant Deserve for Los Angeles Lakers' Pathetic Start?

    It's easy to pin this on Kobe Bryant . Watching this Los Angeles Lakers team—its league-worst defense , its players standing around dejectedly on offense watching a 36-year-old ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 31,249 reads 235 comments

  14. The One Thing Preventing Every NBA Title Contender from Winning It All

    As potent as the NBA 's top championship threats may seem, each one has its weakness. Inexperience, too much dependence on injury-prone players, an off-kilter balance between offense ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 64,156 reads 210 comments

  15. Philadelphia 76ers Avoid Infamy for Now, and Other Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    The Philadelphia 76ers may very well finish the season with the most losses in NBA history, but they avoided the record book on this night...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 39,327 reads 44 comments

  16. Shabazz Muhammad Rising Above Bust Label for Minnesota Timberwolves

    If you'd bet against Shabazz Muhammad having much of a meaningful NBA career after his throwaway rookie season, the odds would have been strongly in your favor...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 7,582 reads 14 comments

  17. Ranking the Biggest Mistakes from 2014 NBA Offseason

    It's too soon to proclaim LeBron James' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers a mistake, and the Miami Heat have looked surprisingly functional without him. So we'll have to dig deeper for the 2014 NBA offseason's biggest blunders...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 56,994 reads 97 comments

  18. Is Blake Griffin Developing or Declining?

    There's something different about Blake Griffin , something besides his missing Movember mustache—though we should probably take a mournful moment to grieve its passing...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 17,583 reads 85 comments

  19. Buying or Selling Washington Wizards' Hot Start and Monday NBA Takeaways

    The Washington Wizards' 107-86 win over the Miami Heat on Monday provided as many reasons for real optimism as it did pump-the-brakes caveats—an appropriate theme for a team one month into a season of "buts...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 28,669 reads 86 comments

  20. Full-Strength Chicago Bulls Flashing Their Potential and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    Homebound for the first time in nearly two weeks, the Chicago Bulls are a team on the rise. A 102-84 win over the Brooklyn Nets means Chicago will finish its annual circus road ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 46,968 reads 144 comments

  21. Monthly 2014-15 NBA Awards: Selecting the November Winner in Every Category

    The first full month of the 2014-15 NBA season is in the books, which means two things. First, we've almost passed the juncture when every observation has to be qualified with a "but it's still early" caveat...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 176,959 reads 313 comments

  22. Mark Cuban Wants NBA to Move Texas Teams to Eastern Conference

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has a plan to fix the growing chasm in quality between the NBA 's Eastern and Western Conferences. According to Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 74,073 reads 231 comments

  23. Nick Young: Right Message, Wrong Guy to Fix Los Angeles Lakers

    If Nick Young weren't Nick Young, one of the NBA 's most notoriously trigger-happy chuckers , his comments on Kobe Bryant might make a difference. But Nick Young is Nick Young...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 8,727 reads 9 comments

  24. Cleveland Cavaliers Destroy Magic in 'Must-Win' Game, and Monday NBA Takeaways

    For LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, this was how things were supposed to go. James got in, dominated and got out early in a 106-74 victory over the Orlando Magic on ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 94,173 reads 149 comments

  25. Kevin Garnett Names His Top 3 Trash-Talkers of All Time

    Kevin Garnett has been barking at NBA opponents for nearly two decades, so he's something of an authority on hardwood chatter. When he offers up his thoughts on the mouthiest opponents he's ever played against, we should probably listen...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 43,691 reads 57 comments