1. Golden State Warriors' Small-Ball Attack Offers Andrew Bogut Backup Plan

    The Golden State Warriors have run up the NBA 's best record on the strength of conventional lineups featuring Andrew Bogut at center. They've gone big by going big, in other words...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 11,068 reads 30 comments

  2. 2015 NBA MVP Race Tighter Than Ever and Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    Remember when the race for the 2014-15 NBA MVP felt like a two-man competition between Stephen Curry and James Harden ? Things just got a lot more crowded...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 107,381 reads 358 comments

  3. Which NBA Coaching Job Is More Attractive: Orlando Magic or Denver Nuggets?

    Unless Melvin Hunt and James Borrego blow the doors off during their interim head-coaching stints with the Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic , respectively, there'll be a pair of intriguing openings for long-term candidates this summer...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 13,172 reads 78 comments

  4. 2015 NBA Rookie Ladder: Andrew Wiggins Making Mockery of the Field

    Andrew Wiggins' long-term growth got a dose of nourishment when the Minnesota Timberwolves hooked back up with Kevin Garnett for a farewell tour...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 34,075 reads 35 comments

  5. Best Long-Term Candidates to Replace Brian Shaw with Denver Nuggets

    Brian Shaw 's run as Denver Nuggets head coach is over less than two years after it started, which means it's time to look ahead to his replacement...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 22,087 reads 91 comments

  6. Tempers Ignite in Goran Dragic's 1st Game Against Suns and Monday Takeaways

    Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic didn't exactly light up the Phoenix Suns in his first tilt against the team that traded him at the deadline, but there were fireworks all the same...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 81,086 reads 192 comments

  7. Resilient Golden State Warriors Dig Out of Deep Hole and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    The Golden State Warriors would probably prefer to win games without resorting to their Lazarus-like comeback skills, but it's nice to know they've got the power of resurrection at the ready just in case...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 29,722 reads 79 comments

  8. Oklahoma City Thunder: NBA's Most Unpredictable Wild Card in 2015 Playoff Race

    Everybody knows the Oklahoma City Thunder are dangerous, but what's changed lately is that nobody seems clear on what kind of danger they present. For a long time, it was simple...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 16,436 reads 76 comments

  9. It's Finally Time to Doubt the San Antonio Spurs

    The San Antonio Spurs ' run has been defined by a few key traits: innovation, consistency, character and, as much as anything, a defiant attitude toward the conventional rules on dynasty lengths...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 6,022 reads 7 comments

  10. What's Next for Kevin Garnett After Feel-Good Homecoming with Timberwolves?

    Much of Kevin Garnett 's return to the Minnesota Timberwolves is ceremonial. He's no longer a heavy-minute on-court producer. He can't change entire games through force of will or athleticism anymore...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 46,623 reads 74 comments

  11. Andrew Wiggins' Ceiling Looks Higher Than Ever

    Andrew Wiggins ' ascent is picking up speed by the second, which makes determining how high he'll ultimately fly an increasingly tricky task. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft turned 20 years old on Feb...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 19,519 reads 37 comments

  12. Clippers Finally Feel Blake Griffin's Absence and Other Monday NBA Takeaways

    No moment from the Los Angeles Clippers' 90-87 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies highlighted the importance of injured star Blake Griffin better than the one featuring Chris Paul , ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 70,025 reads 192 comments

  13. Stephen Curry or John Wall: Which Elite Guard Would You Rather Build Around?

    Stephen Curry and John Wall will square off Tuesday night in a matchup that will make point guard aficionados everywhere giddy...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 31,498 reads 332 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 128,949 reads 259 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 29,000 reads 177 comments

  16. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 27,952 reads 83 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 49,574 reads 94 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 19,025 reads 83 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 22,490 reads 35 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 27,584 reads 73 comments

  21. 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 47,153 reads 75 comments

  22. 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 104,107 reads 161 comments

  23. 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 67,580 reads 184 comments

  24. 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 3,927 reads 11 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 105,154 reads 105 comments