1. How LeBron James Stacks Up Against Other NBA Legends at 30

    LeBron James has already built a career full of milestones. Turning 30 is just the next checkpoint on his road to the Hall of Fame. Except it isn't. Thirty is a big deal, particularly in LeBron's line of work...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 68,562 reads 165 comments

  2. Oklahoma City Thunder Offensive Blueprint Being Exposed and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    Through three quarters, the Oklahoma City Thunder appeared to be on course for their second signature win of the holiday season. But an all-too-familiar brand of offensive collapse humbugged any hopes of that in the fourth quarter...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 28,689 reads 72 comments

  3. LeBron James Enters 30th Year Offering Flashes of Evolving NBA Game

    LeBron James has wrestled with pressure, expectation, doubt and even history during his career. Now, he's taking on mortality. Every player declines eventually. We just react a little differently when age catches up to a great one...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 16,823 reads 58 comments

  4. LeBron James: 'Right Now We Are Not Very Good in Every Aspect of the Game'

    The 103-80 loss to the last-place Detroit Pistons on Dec. 28 provided some strong evidence, but LeBron James made sure to remove any doubt that the Cleveland Cavaliers are struggling...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 71,212 reads 361 comments

  5. 7 NBA Players Who Deserve More Playing Time in 2015

    A new year means a fresh start. For a few underutilized NBA talents, a flip of the calendar should also bring more starts. Or at least more minutes...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 60,179 reads 101 comments

  6. Which of NBA's Unwanted Goods Has Most Value?

    Josh Smith might need a pick-me-up. So here's one: He is the best of the NBA 's undesired assets. Cut loose by the Detroit Pistons for what head coach and team president Stan Van Gundy called "shifting priorities," per Vincent Goodwill Jr...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 19,618 reads 28 comments

  7. James Harden's Monstrous Night Fuels Ferocious Rockets and Monday NBA Takeaways

    James Harden only needed three quarters to drive the point home: Nobody in today's NBA is tougher to stop...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 37,403 reads 224 comments

  8. Best Scenarios, Trade Packages and Free-Agent Landing Spots for Goran Dragic

    The Phoenix Suns bought point guard insurance over the summer, and it's beginning to look like the cost may have been greater than they anticipated...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 11,327 reads 53 comments

  9. Anthony Davis Serves Reminder of MVP Candidacy and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    Anthony Davis should be the leading candidate for this year's Most Valuable Player award, and he offered more support for that argument in the New Orleans Pelicans' 101-99 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 25,707 reads 166 comments

  10. Would Los Angeles Lakers Be Better Off Without Kobe Bryant?

    Kobe Bryant is the Los Angeles Lakers . That's the problem. Or, at least that's the problem for whatever percentage of Purple and Gold loyalists want a sustainable, functional ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 56,201 reads 325 comments

  11. Surprise Star Marreese Speights Talks Breakout Year and Warriors' Early Success

    Marreese Speights is in the midst of his career-best season with the Golden State Warriors , averaging 12.2 points and 5.3 rebounds in just 17.2 minutes per game off the bench...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 9,811 reads 12 comments

  12. Paul Pierce Providing Blueprint for Graceful NBA Aging

    Forget the 10 All-Star nods, the 2007-08 NBA Finals MVP and the championship ring. What Paul Pierce is doing now may be his most remarkable achievement yet...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 44,323 reads 10 comments

  13. Gap Between Eastern and Western Conferences Will Narrow with Patience

    It says a lot about the NBA 's Eastern Conference when the best compliment we can pay it is painfully backhanded. Nice work, East; the Grand Canyon between you and the West didn't get noticeably grander this season...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 2,827 reads 22 comments

  14. Atlanta Hawks Making a Power Play in the East and Other Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    You could argue that the Atlanta Hawks' 127-98 thrashing of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday was nothing more than a ledger-balancer or maybe just a study in the motivational power of vengeance...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 25,144 reads 141 comments

  15. Bucks Will Survive Without Jabari Parker for Now, but Long-Term Concerns Linger

    Jabari Parker 's knee injury won't sink the Milwaukee Bucks this season, but it could put a major damper on the franchise's future plans...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 32,481 reads 86 comments

  16. Los Angeles Lakers Handed Embarrassing Reality Check and Monday NBA Takeaways

    You could see it coming a mile away, but the inevitability of the Los Angeles Lakers' complete collapse on Monday didn't make it any easier to watch...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 68,638 reads 97 comments

  17. Which Western Conference Power Should Scare Spurs Most?

    The Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies will spend Tuesday night trying to smash each other to bits while the San Antonio Spurs , the indomitable reigning NBA champs ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 24,391 reads 166 comments

  18. Predicting NBA All-Star Rosters After First Quarter of 2014-15 Season

    A quarter of the NBA season is behind us, which means it's time to look ahead to the league's de facto halfway point: the 2015 NBA All-Star Game...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 38,820 reads 192 comments

  19. What Are the Sacramento Kings Doing Firing Head Coach Mike Malone?

    These were supposed to be the new Sacramento Kings : grounded in analytics, stable in leadership and advancing on innovation...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 53,373 reads 115 comments

  20. Kobe Bryant's History-Making Moment Leads Lakers and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    Kobe Bryant moved past Michael Jordan on the NBA 's all-time scoring list with a pair of free throws a little more than midway through the second quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers' 100-94 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves Sunday...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 19,711 reads 34 comments

  21. 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 9,589 reads 25 comments

  22. 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 6,127 reads 30 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 257,057 reads 414 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 66,908 reads 111 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 2,928 reads 22 comments