1. 10 NBA Players Primed for Big Second-Half Leaps in 2015

    We've passed the halfway point of the 2014-15 NBA season, which means slow starters are running out of time to speed up and dormant volcanoes of talent have only a couple more months to erupt...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 24,951 reads 68 comments

  2. Anthony Davis Ends Atlanta Hawks 19-Game Win Streak and Monday NBA Takeaways

    As the Atlanta Hawks piled up win after win during an undefeated January, it seemed as if it would take an act of God to stop the surge. Turns out it took Anthony Davis which, if you think about it, is pretty much the same thing...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 32,208 reads 146 comments

  3. NBA All-Star Reserves 2015: Full Roster List and Analysis for East and West

    A week after the voting public picked the starters for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, the coach-selected reserves were announced Jan. 29...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 58,768 reads 177 comments

  4. Cleveland Cavaliers Finding Their Firepower at Just the Right Time

    In some ways, Kyrie Irving 's 55-point eruption felt like an arrival—for him and for the Cleveland Cavaliers . It was actually something much scarier than that, though...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 10,757 reads 29 comments

  5. All-Star or Not, Kyrie Irving Reminds NBA He's Among Elite Talents

    NBA coaches submitted their All-Star reserve votes before Kyrie Irving went bonkers for buckets, so if the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard doesn't make the Eastern Conference roster, he'll be a casualty of bad timing...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 84,509 reads 464 comments

  6. 2015 NBA Dunk Contest Is Zach LaVine's to Lose

    The 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk returns in its purest form at this February's NBA All-Star Weekend in New York , which is good news for the best pure dunker in the field: Zach LaVine ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 6,637 reads 8 comments

  7. 2015 Midseason Worst of the Worst NBA Awards

    The 2014-15 NBA season has been one of the best in recent memory, featuring Anthony Davis' ascent to basketball Olympus, killer first halves by the Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks and tons of intrigue surrounding the league's top teams...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 45,329 reads 52 comments

  8. Anthony Davis Ready to Face Massive Challenge Ahead and Monday NBA Takeaways

    It's hard to figure out which is more remarkable: Anthony Davis' ongoing redefinition of the breakout season or the fact that he's had to be this phenomenal to give his New Orleans Pelicans a sliver of a chance at a playoff spot...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 27,913 reads 96 comments

  9. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson on Pace to Be NBA's Best Backcourt Ever

    Klay Thompson now has three Western Conference Player of the Week awards on the season after shredding the Sacramento Kings for an NBA -record 37 points in a single quarter, ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 34,962 reads 122 comments

  10. Atlanta Hawks Validating Claim for Multiple All-Stars and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    When the reserves for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game are announced on Jan. 29, there will probably be fewer than four Atlanta Hawks included on the list...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 17,364 reads 51 comments

  11. Brandon Jennings' Injury Won't Derail Detroit Pistons' 2015 Playoff Push

    The post- Josh Smith Detroit Pistons found a version of Brandon Jennings nobody had ever seen before. Now that Jennings is done for the year, they'll have to hope the other things they found after waiving J-Smoove on Dec...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 9,465 reads 15 comments

  12. NBA All-Star Game 2015: Biggest Snubs and Surprises from Fan Voting

    If you can't find a reason to complain about the fan-selected starters for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game , you're just not trying. The league released the results of fan voting on Jan...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 241,770 reads 431 comments

  13. Predicting NBA's Biggest Names Who Will Be Traded Before 2015 Deadline

    The NBA 's buyers and sellers have been uncommonly busy ahead of the 2015 trade deadline, but there are still plenty of moves to be made. Many of the most obvious transactions have already taken place...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 74,075 reads 119 comments

  14. Golden State Warriors Proving They've Got as Much Fight as Flash

    The Golden State Warriors keep finding new ways to do the same thing: win. In a 126-113 evisceration of the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, the Dubs built a massive early lead on the strength of dirty work...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 56,236 reads 343 comments

  15. Philadelphia 76ers Rebuild Showing the Risks of Constant Losing

    The Philadelphia 76ers had to know growing pains were ahead when they embarked on a long-term rebuilding plan. But they might not have expected them to hurt this much, this soon...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 3,411 reads 20 comments

  16. A Brief History of Nick 'Swaggy P' Young Pushing Kobe Bryant's Buttons

    The chief export of Nick Young is confidence, a fact made plain by his self-styled Swaggy P nickname, shot selection and, more than anything else, his willingness to harass Kobe Bryant ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 24,537 reads 39 comments

  17. The Secret to Stephen Curry's Superstar Evolution

    Stephen Curry understands the power of reputation, and he's using his to victimize defenders in cruel new ways during a career year...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 52,065 reads 65 comments

  18. New York Knicks Snap Franchise-Record Losing Streak and Monday NBA Takeaways

    For the New York Knicks, Jan. 19 will be long remembered as the day the hurting stopped. Thanks to a 99-92 win over a New Orleans Pelicans squad missing Anthony Davis and Jrue ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 37,232 reads 83 comments

  19. Draymond Green Looks Like NBA's Next Defensive Superstar

    Draymond Green has earned lots of labels in his breakout season with the Golden State Warriors : leader, heart and soul, tone-setter. This summer, he might get a new one. Pioneer...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 26,176 reads 53 comments

  20. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook Clicking Just in Time and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    Forty games into the 2014-15 season, the Kevin Durant - Russell Westbrook combo finally looks like the league's top one-two punch again. Better late than never...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 26,867 reads 124 comments

  21. Atlanta Hawks Leaving No Doubt About Their Place Among NBA's Elite

    When did the last of your misgivings about the Atlanta Hawks ' status as conference-devouring monsters desert you? Was it when they won 14 of their first 20 games? Was it when ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 38,608 reads 180 comments

  22. Doc Rivers Falls Short Shaping Los Angeles Clippers into Title Contenders

    Doc Rivers has earned a reputation as a good NBA coach. He's got a ring, he commands respect and his leadership chops are now beyond reproach after the way he stewarded his team through the trying Donald Sterling saga last spring...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 23,916 reads 83 comments

  23. Cavaliers and Clippers Share Same Fatal Flaw for NBA Title Hopefuls

    The Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers have a lot in common as fringe title contenders: star power, potent scoring attacks and, unfortunately, defenses that are mucking everything else up...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 6,738 reads 14 comments

  24. L.A. Clippers Trying to Prove Contender Status and Other Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    In the latest reminder that the line between contender and pretender status is still awfully blurry in the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Clippers went into the Moda Center and ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 26,930 reads 143 comments

  25. Peril and Promise Await Next Brooklyn Nets Owner

    There's a lot wrong with the Brooklyn Nets . But not everything, and most of it will pass eventually. Whoever writes a massive check for the franchise will do it because he or she knows all the things that are right will last...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 7,394 reads 17 comments