1. 8 Takeaways from Day 2 of 2014 Las Vegas NBA Summer League

    The second day of Las Vegas Summer League action got off to an unexpected start, and not just because New York Knicks Rookie Shane Larkin hit an impossible, high-arcing floater to give his team a victory...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 hour ago 12,282 reads 36 comments

  2. Is Signing Pau Gasol Consolation Prize or Missing Piece for Chicago Bulls?

    Pau Gasol isn't Carmelo Anthony, but the skillful Spaniard is exactly the guy the Chicago Bulls need to take them where they want to go...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 hours ago 62,591 reads 372 comments

  3. After Missing on Carmelo Anthony, What Do Chicago Bulls Do Now?

    The Chicago Bulls failed to connect on their biggest free-agency swing, losing Carmelo Anthony to Phil Jackson, the New York Knicks and max money in a whiff befitting the Windy City...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 hours ago 2,093 reads 2 comments

  4. Complete Guide to NBA Free Agent Signing Period

    NBA free agency has given us enough gut feelings, amorphous "sources" and clandestine surveillance of Dan Gilbert's private jet to last a lifetime. Talk, cheap as it is, has been in ample supply since the postseason concluded in June...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 days ago 31,329 reads 38 comments

  5. What Does an NBA Free-Agency Contract Look Like?

    NBA free agency arrives in the heat of summer, marked by endless what-ifs, pipe dreams and possibilities. It's a time for fantasizing—for envisioning team-and-player pairings that seem too good to be true...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 days ago 33,802 reads 21 comments

  6. Would Miami Heat Completely Start Over If LeBron James Leaves?

    Pat Riley talked big in the aftermath of the Miami Heat 's NBA Finals defeat, and though they weren't in the room, his words were aimed directly at LeBron James , Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 days ago 57,443 reads 314 comments

  7. Why Cleveland Cavaliers' Every Move Will Be Linked to LeBron James

    There may come a day when we won't scrutinize every Cleveland Cavaliers storyline for connections to LeBron James , but that day's not coming anytime soon...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 days ago 193,138 reads 482 comments

  8. If Not Kevin Love, What's Warriors' Best Free-Agency Backup Plan?

    All's quiet on the trade front for the Golden State Warriors lately, a marked change from the pre -draft bluster that made Kevin Love 's arrival seem like a real possibility. Maybe it still is...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 days ago 40,815 reads 81 comments

  9. New York Knicks Look Like Leader for Carmelo Anthony in Free Agency

    In the end, when the frenzy of free agency subsides and the biggest stars once believed to be "on the market" return, inevitably, to their former teams, we'll wonder why we ever believed Carmelo Anthony when he said he was out for more than money...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 days ago 60,302 reads 430 comments

  10. Keeping Pau Gasol Key to Los Angeles Lakers Luring More Free Agents

    Kobe Bryant 's fat contract puts the Los Angeles Lakers in a position where short-term contention is the only sensible plan, and they'll need Pau Gasol back in the fold to carry it out...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 days ago 6,879 reads 18 comments

  11. Would Chicago Bulls Amnestying Carlos Boozer Be Precursor to Bigger Move?

    Amnestying Carlos Boozer might not signal the Chicago Bulls are certain to pull off a massive, league-altering signing, but it sends the message that such a follow-up move is possible...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 days ago 3,033 reads 7 comments

  12. Spurs and Injured Patty Mills Both Win Big with 3-Year, $12 Million Deal

    You wouldn't normally say rotator cuff surgery and seven-month recovery times are good things, but for Patty Mills and the San Antonio Spurs , the point guard's bad break yielded the best possible results...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 days ago 9,014 reads 8 comments

  13. Why Greg Monroe Sign-and-Trade Could Be Win-Win for Both Sides

    Last resorts are rarely appealing, which is why the Detroit Pistons might balk at the mutually beneficial idea of moving Greg Monroe in a sign-and-trade deal...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 days ago 13,807 reads 70 comments

  14. Best Potential Free-Agent Landing Spots for Paul Pierce

    Paul Pierce is in a complicated free-agency situation, and not just because his former coach, Jason Kidd, with whom he shares an agent, just skipped town after a spectacularly unsuccessful power grab...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 days ago 37,623 reads 82 comments

  15. Best Bargains of the 2014 NBA Free-Agent Class

    Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and the rest of the top-tier, franchise-altering superstars in this year's NBA free-agent class aren't really on the market in a serious sense...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 11 days ago 104,400 reads 141 comments

  16. Does Shaun Livingston Signing Make Klay Thompson More Expendable for Warriors?

    Shaun Livingston brings the Golden State Warriors a whole lot of what they were missing last season, but he also brings an intriguing question: What does his arrival mean for ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 11 days ago 38,502 reads 195 comments

  17. Will Miami Heat Big 3's Pressure Play on Pat Riley Pay Off?

    Pat Riley made a stirring speech in the aftermath of the Miami Heat 's Finals defeat, using a 55-minute media address to lay down a challenge for LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 11 days ago 13,941 reads 51 comments

  18. Miami Heat Players Must Make Biggest Sacrifices Yet for Third Championship

    LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh gave up a little cash four years ago to chase championships together with the Miami Heat . If they'd like to continue that pursuit, now's the time to double down...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 12 days ago 16,199 reads 67 comments

  19. Is Chandler Parsons Really Worth Massive Payday He'll Command in Free Agency?

    Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons is about to field some big offers, as he hits free agency for the first time in his career this summer, but any team thinking about forking over superstar cash had better beware...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 13 days ago 6,672 reads 27 comments

  20. Why LeBron James Won't Walk Away from Miami Heat in Free Agency Now

    As the best basketball player on the planet, LeBron James was always going to have free-agent options. But with the Miami heat suddenly in a position to give him everything he ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 13 days ago 90,359 reads 238 comments

  21. Mark Cuban Says Dallas Mavericks Will 'Swing for the Fences' in Free Agency

    The Dallas Mavericks may not have max-level cash to spend, but that won't stop them from pursuing max-level free agents this summer. Per Tim McMahon of ESPNDallas .com , Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told 103...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 13 days ago 18,684 reads 50 comments

  22. Big 3 Opting Out First Step in Rebuilding Miami Heat Super Team

    Thanks to the concerted action of LeBron James , Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh , Phase One of the Miami Heat 's offseason overhaul is complete. Per Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 14 days ago 95,738 reads 537 comments

  23. Knicks' Draft Splash Shows Phil Jackson Already Shifting Franchise's Trajectory

    Phil Jackson 's first draft as president of the New York Knicks went pretty well, mostly because it proceeded in decidedly un -Knicks-like fashion...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 16 days ago 87,858 reads 153 comments

  24. Adam Silver's Righteous Reputation Grows After Isaiah Austin Gesture at Draft

    If anyone needed another indicator that Adam Silver's tenure as NBA commissioner was going to be vastly different than his predecessor's, the way he handled a brief, moving tribute to Isaiah Austin during Thursday's NBA draft provided it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 16 days ago 37,716 reads 40 comments

  25. The Biggest Steals from the 2014 NBA Draft

    The NBA draft is an annual tradition marked by anxiety, epic mistakes and, usually, ridiculous suits. But it's also an opportunist's dream...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 16 days ago 458,696 reads 417 comments