1. NBA Free Agents 2015: Projecting Most Likely Destinations for Top 15 Available

    In addition to the typical concerns big-name free agents must juggle, this season's crop will face the curveball of a rising salary cap and the attendant allure of short-term deals...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 13 hours ago 129,322 reads 280 comments

  2. Keys for Golden State Warriors to Close Out Series with Houston Rockets

    The Golden State Warriors will make tactical tweaks ahead of their second shot at a closeout win against the Houston Rockets in Game 5 on Wednesday, but the real secret to advancing will be avoiding freak accidents...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 18 hours ago 20,238 reads 58 comments

  3. Hawks vs. Cavaliers: Analysis, Predictions for Eastern Conference Finals Game 4

    Three straight defeats at the hands of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have delivered unwelcome clarity to the reeling Atlanta Hawks...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 day ago 35,856 reads 166 comments

  4. Should Dwight Howard Be Suspended for Game 5 for Incident with Andrew Bogut?

    A day after Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford earned a flagrant-2 foul and an ejection for dropping an elbow on Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Matthew Dellavedova, the NBA found itself immersed in another controversial officiating decision...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 day ago 148,453 reads 370 comments

  5. Paul Pierce Gamble Would Be Worth It for Hamstrung Los Angeles Clippers

    The Los Angeles Clippers badly need rotation help, and Paul Pierce might soon be in a position to provide some. According to David Aldridge of NBA.com : " The Wizards could stand pat if Pierce decides to return to D...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 day ago 16,582 reads 61 comments

  6. LeBron James, Cavaliers Making Quick Work of Atlanta Hawks Because They Must

    When the final buzzer sounded on the 114-111 overtime win that gave the Cleveland Cavaliers a 3-0 Eastern Conference Finals lead over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, two men hit the floor for very different reasons...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 days ago 310,022 reads 615 comments

  7. NBA Conference Finals Prove Postseason Elite Live by the 3, Thrive by the 3

    This year's NBA champion will be a jump-shooting team, and that's going to make some people think. The Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 days ago 15,589 reads 37 comments

  8. Finding Blueprints for Minnesota Timberwolves to Make Playoffs in 2015-16

    Barring a trade, the lottery-winning Minnesota Timberwolves will start the 2015-16 NBA season with the last three No. 1 draft picks suited up in their colors. That fact alone should give Wolves fans plenty of hope...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 days ago 3,127 reads 2 comments

  9. Nikola Mirotic Must Play Bigger Role for Evolving Chicago Bulls Next Season

    The Chicago Bulls have a handful of action items on their self-improvement list this summer, and the most important one is committing more minutes to Nikola Mirotic...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 days ago 13,759 reads 109 comments

  10. Los Angeles Clippers Face Franchise Crossroads This Offseason

    On the heels of a profoundly disappointing collapse in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Los Angeles Clippers have some decisions to make...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 days ago 31,619 reads 78 comments

  11. Rockets vs. Warriors: Analysis and Predictions for Western Conference Finals

    After six months of regular-season competition and two highly competitive playoff series, the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets are all that remain of a historically brutal Western Conference...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 9 days ago 82,183 reads 626 comments

  12. Heart, Head and Wallet Destinations for NBA's Top 2015 Free Agents

    NBA free agency presents players with serious internal battles, as competing concerns of the head, heart and wallet pull them in different directions. That struggle will play out with some big names this summer...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 13 days ago 172,437 reads 285 comments

  13. 2015 NBA Playoffs Heat Check: Updated Rankings at Every Position

    The NBA playoff field is thinning as the second round winds down, which is making it easier to pick out the truly influential stars at each position...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 13 days ago 30,508 reads 106 comments

  14. Warriors Cooking with Familiar Recipe to Reclaim Regular-Season Identity

    The Golden State Warriors ' 98-78 bulldozing of the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday was a study in reclamation...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 13 days ago 83,429 reads 241 comments

  15. Pau Gasol's Return Is Only Shot Chicago Bulls Have to Keep Series vs. Cavs Alive

    Pau Gasol is officially listed as probable for Game 6, and he may be the only thing standing between his Chicago Bulls and definite elimination against the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 14 days ago 31,949 reads 95 comments

  16. Warriors' Key Adjustments Leave Grizzlies with Nowhere to Turn

    The Golden State Warriors changed things up in a decisive Game 4 win against the Memphis Grizzlies , seizing momentum with critical defensive tweaks that allowed everyone (no, ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 15 days ago 20,517 reads 45 comments

  17. Best Potential Replacements for Monty Williams as New Orleans Pelicans Coach

    The New Orleans Pelicans are moving on from head coach Monty Williams. Fighting significant injuries to key rotation players Jrue Holiday and Ryan Anderson, Williams led the ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 15 days ago 69,634 reads 194 comments

  18. Stephen Curry's MVP Performance Gets Warriors Back on Track vs. Grizzlies

    The Golden State Warriors evened things up at 2-2 against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday by playing like the total-package, weakness-free engine of devastation they resembled all season long...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 15 days ago 50,521 reads 210 comments

  19. Chicago Bulls Left Searching for Front-Line Answers Without Pau Gasol

    The Chicago Bulls ' front line was supposed to be a source of strength this season, but it has never looked weaker than it does right now...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 16 days ago 13,963 reads 122 comments

  20. Houston Rockets Facing Crisis of Leadership as Playoffs Slip Away

    Landing at the bottom of a 3-1 second-round series hole against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday was bad, but the way the Houston Rockets dove headlong into the pit was worse...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 16 days ago 91,113 reads 478 comments

  21. Steve Kerr Facing Toughest Test Yet as Golden State Warriors Head Coach

    Like most 67-win campaigns, the Golden State Warriors ' brilliant 2014-15 season never gave them the opportunity to get familiar with adversity...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 17 days ago 59,737 reads 241 comments

  22. Houston Rockets' Stars Shine to Avert Playoff Disaster vs. Los Angeles Clippers

    It took more than six quarters of second-round postseason basketball, but the Houston Rockets finally found the urgency they needed to secure a win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 20 days ago 57,836 reads 294 comments

  23. Eastern Conference Is Wide Open in Race to 2015 NBA Finals

    With one NBA postseason round gone, the Eastern Conference field sits at four teams, and not one of them can rightly be called the favorite...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 21 days ago 19,984 reads 72 comments

  24. Re-Signing Goran Dragic Would Set Table for Miami Heat to Rise Again Next Season

    Re-signing Goran Dragic this summer is the most important step the Miami Heat must take if they want to return to Eastern Conference contention. From the looks of it, it'll also be the easiest...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 22 days ago 24,400 reads 99 comments

  25. NBA Playoffs 2015: Updated Odds for Every Remaining Team to Win a Title

    As the second round of the 2015 NBA postseason rolls on, a clearer picture of the true title contenders is beginning to emerge. Or maybe that should be singular: title contender...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 22 days ago 71,383 reads 297 comments