1. Dikembe Mutombo: Georgetown Greats Should Help Roy Hibbert Fix 'Shocking' Woes

    Everybody's got an opinion on what's gone wrong with Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert , but Dikembe Mutombo 's thoughts on the matter carry some extra weight...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 2,703 reads 3 comments

  2. Marcin Gortat Posterizes Ian Mahinmi in Game 2 of Wizards vs. Pacers

    Marcin Gortat threw down a thunderous right-handed jam over Ian Mahinmi in the first quarter of the Washington Wizards ' Game 2 tilt with the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 24,830 reads 24 comments

  3. Mark Jackson Dismissal Gives Warriors Roster Wake-Up Call It Can Handle

    The Golden State Warriors have some legitimate concerns to address in the aftermath of Mark Jackson's firing, but the integrity of the locker room isn't one of them...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 16,095 reads 42 comments

  4. Spurs Game 1 Dismantling of Blazers Sends Clear Reminder of Yearlong Dominance

    We all spent a lot of time leading up to the second-round series between the Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs picking out matchups that favored the upstart Blazers ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 23,248 reads 128 comments

  5. What's Next for Mark Jackson After Being Fired by Golden State Warriors?

    Judging by the faction of the public utterly outraged by his firing from the Golden State Warriors , per USA Today 's Sam Amick (h/t Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 5,387 reads 10 comments

  6. Dunk of the Night: Monday, May 5

    Blake Griffin threw down a right-handed hammer to close out the third quarter in the Los Angeles Clippers ' 122-105 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night. In a nice change of pace, Griffin's slam wasn't the result of a lob...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 373 reads 1 comments

  7. Chris Paul Exposing Russell Westbrook's Shortcomings Early in OKC-LAC Series

    The Los Angeles Clippers ' decisive 122-105 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday was educational on a lot of levels, but there was no bigger lesson than this: Russell Westbrook is not in Chris Paul 's league...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 80,203 reads 463 comments

  8. Do Portland Trail Blazers Present Major Matchup Problems for San Antonio Spurs?

    The Portland Trail Blazers weren't fazed when the entire West wanted to play them in the first round of the NBA playoffs, which means they probably won't be concerned about matching up with the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs in the second...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 8,066 reads 50 comments

  9. Toronto Raptors Sign Coach Dwane Casey to 3-Year Contract Extension

    Dwane Casey didn't have to wait long for the payoff after his expectation-defying Toronto Raptors bowed out of a competitive first-round series with the Brooklyn Nets ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 15,225 reads 51 comments

  10. Should Golden State Warriors Pursue Steve Kerr to Replace Mark Jackson?

    If the Golden State Warriors move on from Mark Jackson, a coach who has the support of his players and back-to-back playoff berths under his belt, they'd better be sure a superior option is available...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 21,531 reads 158 comments

  11. Atlanta Hawks' Surprisingly Competitive Postseason Is Only the Beginning

    An entertaining first-round series earned the recently eliminated Atlanta Hawks a handful of labels: They were "pesky" and "spirited," "feisty" and "gutsy"—all nods to their fun style and competitive play...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 5,823 reads 30 comments

  12. Golden State Warriors Have a Lot of Questions to Answer Before Taking Next Step

    The Golden State Warriors would rather be talking about "what comes next" in terms of schemes for stopping Kevin Durant in the second round of the NBA playoffs...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 27,534 reads 133 comments

  13. Complete All-NBA First Team and Second Team Predictions

    Putting together the All-NBA First Team was easy enough, probably because the second team was sitting there next to it, functioning as a safety net where guys who narrowly missed the cut in the first go-round could land...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 83,731 reads 458 comments

  14. Did Houston Rockets Ruin Portland Trail Blazers' Golden Opportunity?

    Up 3-1 and in possession of every shred of momentum in the series, the Portland Trail Blazers had a chance to deliver the knockout blow to the Houston Rockets in Game 5 on Wednesday...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 42,100 reads 266 comments

  15. Mike D'Antoni's Resignation Opens Door for the Los Angeles Lakers' True Rebuild

    Mike D'Antoni was a symbol of one of the Los Angeles Lakers ' darkest eras, and now that he's gone, a brighter one can officially begin...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 46,334 reads 209 comments

  16. Mark Jackson Has One Last Chance to Save His Job with Golden State Warriors

    Adjustments have never been Mark Jackson's strong suit. But with his Golden State Warriors facing a 3-2 deficit to the Los Angeles Clippers and potential elimination from the ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 4,982 reads 51 comments

  17. Report: Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson Meet to Discuss Free Agency

    Given his track record, you might have expected Phil Jackson to begin his courtship of Carmelo Anthony by lending the New York Knicks forward books on Eastern religion or taking him on a vision quest in the Mojave...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 38,001 reads 209 comments

  18. Have the Oklahoma City Thunder Dug Themselves a Hole Too Deep?

    The Oklahoma City Thunder 's 100-99 overtime loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night put them a single game behind in the series and a single game away from first-round elimination...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 31,534 reads 316 comments

  19. Wizards Enter 2nd Round of Playoffs Heavy Favorites Regardless of Opponent

    The Washington Wizards find themselves in a strange situation these days, and it's not just because they're advancing to the second round of the NBA playoffs for just the third time since 1979...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 63,158 reads 266 comments

  20. If Silver's Ruling Disappointed Players, Warriors Had Bold Protest Planned

    In an NBA day filled with momentous decisions and dramatic gestures, the Golden State Warriors almost made one of the biggest...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 266,877 reads 265 comments

  21. NBA Owners Universally Support Adam Silver's Punishment of Donald Sterling

    If NBA Commissioner Adam Silver seemed especially forceful and confident when handing down Donald Sterling's lifetime ban on Tuesday, it was probably because he knew he had the unanimous backing of every owner in the league...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 25,142 reads 83 comments

  22. UCLA Cancels $3 Million Research Gift from Donald Sterling Foundation

    Individuals, sponsors and businesses have spent the past few days disassociating themselves from recently banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 70,696 reads 118 comments

  23. Who Has the Edge in Dallas Mavericks-San Antonio Spurs Best-of-3 Series?

    The series between the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks was supposed to be among the easiest to predict in the NBA playoffs' first round. So much for that...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 15,062 reads 61 comments

  24. Why There's No Hope for Indiana Pacers

    The Indiana Pacers haven't been officially eliminated from the NBA playoffs just yet, but it's hard to see any way for them to avoid that fate after watching them drop a critical Game 5 at home to the Atlanta Hawks ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 117,710 reads 498 comments

  25. Magic Johnson Buying the LA Clippers Would Be Proper Ending to Sterling Saga

    The story of the Los Angeles Clippers under Donald Sterling is a sad one, rife with ugly personalities, a whole lot of losing and the overriding sense that nothing good ever survives the karmic poison its bigoted, slumlord owner injects...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 3,125 reads 15 comments