1. Warriors Flash Fatal Flaw vs. Pacers and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    It's results like Sunday's 104-98 loss to the Indiana Pacers that give a certain kind of MVP voter—the one who bolds, italicizes and underlines "valuable" in the award's ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 128,940 reads 259 comments

  2. Can Russell Westbrook Keep Carrying the Load Without Kevin Durant?

    With Kevin Durant set to miss more time because of injury, the Oklahoma City Thunder need Russell Westbrook to take over. That's not going to be a problem...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 28,995 reads 177 comments

  3. Golden State Warriors Still Have 1 Giant Left to Slay

    A lot has changed for the Golden State Warriors since they fell to the San Antonio Spurs , their decades-long NBA overlords, on Nov. 11...

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  4. 10 NBA Players Who Could Still Be on the Move After 2015 Trade Deadline

    The NBA trade deadline brought a whirlwind of activity and left everyone—teams and outside observers alike—dazedly trying to piece together what all went down. Guess what? More action is on the way...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 49,535 reads 94 comments

  5. Reggie Jackson Gets Fresh Start, Massive Opportunity with Detroit Pistons

    The Detroit Pistons are prepared to give Reggie Jackson something the Oklahoma City Thunder never did: a chance to prove himself as a first-unit leader for the long term...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 19,017 reads 83 comments

  6. 2015 NBA Rookie Ladder: Can Anyone Challenge Andrew Wiggins?

    The top two positions in the NBA Rookie of the Year race are looking more solid than ever following the 2015 All-Star break, but the rest of the ladder is rife with change...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 22,475 reads 35 comments

  7. Jeremy Lin Playing His Way Out of Los Angeles Lakers' Future

    Jeremy Lin 's time with the Los Angeles Lakers hasn't gone well, but the good news — for him anyway — is that it's probably almost over...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 27,578 reads 73 comments

  8. 5 Disgruntled Names Looking for New Homes at NBA Trade Deadline

    The NBA trade deadline approaches, and with it, the last chance for some unhappy hoopers to find their basketball bliss elsewhere. As jobs go, being an NBA player is better than most...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 47,151 reads 75 comments

  9. Amar'e Stoudemire Now Becomes Best Free Agent Available on Midseason Market

    Amar'e Stoudemire was liberated from the New York Knicks via a buyout Sunday, and it might surprise you to know he's the best unaffiliated talent available at the moment...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 104,103 reads 161 comments

  10. Russell Westbrook's Historic All-Star Night Shows Climb Up NBA Superstar Ladder

    Regular season, playoffs, backyard pickup or 2015 NBA All-Star Game , Russell Westbrook 's basketball intensity dial is always, always cranked three notches past the max...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 67,577 reads 184 comments

  11. Best Potential Trade Packages, Scenarios and Landing Spots for Isaiah Thomas

    The Phoenix Suns ' preference to trade Isaiah Thomas so they can restore Goran Dragic 's major role in the rotation, as reported by ESPN's Marc Stein , indicates one of two things...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 3,920 reads 11 comments

  12. Re-Grading the Greatest All-Star Dunk Contest Slams of All Time

    The 2015 NBA Sprite Slam Dunk Contest is going old-school, adopting the back-to-basics, gimmick-free format that allows the dunkers in the field to do what they do best...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 105,071 reads 105 comments

  13. George Karl's History Suggests Success Ahead for Sacramento Kings

    The process has been a mess, but it appears the Sacramento Kings will end up with the right result: George Karl is inching closer to becoming the team's next head coach...

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  14. Watch for These 'Passing of the Torch' Moments at 2015 NBA All-Star Game

    The NBA All-Star Game is an exhibition, a celebration, a proving ground and, sometimes, a generational pivot point. Old and new eras collide as greats running out of time wave goodbye, soon to be replaced by boisterous youth shouting their hellos...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 19,717 reads 40 comments

  15. Ultimate Guide to 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend

    NBA All-Star Weekend is nearly here, and if the actual showcase is as exciting as the pre-break run-up, we're in for a treat...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 15,492 reads 32 comments

  16. The Case for Every NBA Playoff Bubble Team

    Nearly two-thirds of the 2014-15 NBA season is gone, and the playoff picture in both conferences is somehow fuzzier than it was in November...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 24,250 reads 65 comments

  17. Grading Mo Williams, Adreian Payne Trades Between Wolves, Hawks, Hornets

    In their latest effort to secure a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the Charlotte Hornets pulled off a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves to bring in one of only four players to score at least 50 points this season: Mo Williams ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 50,679 reads 64 comments

  18. Gregg Popovich Wins 1,000th Game with Milestones Ahead & Other Monday Takeaways

    If you expected Gregg Popovich to get emotional about his 1,000th NBA win, you probably didn't see him react to the first 999...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 40,257 reads 85 comments

  19. Sunday NBA Roundup: Are Memphis Grizzlies the NBA's Most Disrespected Team?

    Marc Gasol will be the Memphis Grizzlies' lone representative at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game in New York, and that's starting to look a little silly...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 70,362 reads 285 comments

  20. George Karl Hire Would Reveal Old Red Flags for Sacramento Kings

    George Karl may be the right coach for the Sacramento Kings , but everything leading up to his possible hiring feels familiar in all the wrong ways...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 11,990 reads 10 comments

  21. 5 Snubs Who Should Challenge Kevin Durant 1-on-1 for 2015 All-Star Spot

    Kevin Durant has a proposition for any Western Conference All-Star snubs who think they deserve the spot he got, despite missing half the season due to injury. Come and get it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 58,882 reads 181 comments

  22. Playoffs Start Now for Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Oklahoma City Thunder are running out of time. Early-season injuries to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook set OKC back...

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  23. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson Dueling Each Other Should Terrify NBA

    In the midst of a Golden State Warriors season that has been dominant to the point of tedium, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have consistently found ways to keep things interesting...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 52,334 reads 195 comments

  24. The Best Option at Every Position on the 2015 NBA Trade Market

    The real renovation of an NBA team happens over the summer, when general managers draft, swap and sign talent according to whatever overarching roster vision they've settled on...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 65,250 reads 99 comments

  25. Breaking Down What Draymond Green Is Really Worth in NBA Free Agency

    The first thing you realize when trying to figure out what Draymond Green—the Golden State Warriors ' defensive dynamo, emotional barometer and soon-to-be restricted free agent—is worth is that there are no other Draymond Greens...

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