1. Complete Predictions for Each Pro Event at 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend

    The NBA All-Star Weekend is a time to kick back and enjoy the best of the professional basketball's elite...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 9,563 reads 22 comments

  2. Shaqtin' A Fool: Hey Rook, You Got Clowned

    Caron Butler must really miss not having a rookie on the L.A. Clippers this year, because he decided to haze one from another team—during an actual game...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 34,039 reads 21 comments

  3. NBA Podcast: Predicting Buyers and Sellers at the NBA Trade Deadline

    It's becoming clear who's looking to add versus subtract at this year's NBA Trade Deadline. The sellers are watching their playoff chances go down the tubes, looking to improve their cap space, want to collect future assets or all of the above...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 6,330 reads 4 comments

  4. NBA Rookies Who Will Dominate in 2013-14 Season

    These rookies can look forward to big things as sophomores in the 2013-14 NBA season. While stellar first-year players like Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis should have no problem ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 37,269 reads 101 comments

  5. NBA Podcast: Key Under-the-Radar Names at the NBA Trade Deadline

    The biggest names on the NBA trade block are well-known , but these under-the-radar role players could be just as important when it's all said and done. The sellers are typically teams already out of the hunt...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 14,615 reads 4 comments

  6. Updated Dark Horses for the NBA Title

    Back in the day (October), it was easy to jump on the Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets ' contender bandwagons. We did . But now that we're halfway through the NBA season, it's time to admit that things have changed...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 47,377 reads 234 comments

  7. NBA Podcast: Best Landing Spots for Every Big Name on the NBA Trade Block

    NBA players are going to be moved before the February 21st trade deadline. But where are the best landing spots for the biggest names? We've already seen a recent multi-team trade ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 22,517 reads 20 comments

  8. NBA Free Agents Who Will Cash in

    A contract year is a good thing. If you play up to it. These key NBA free agents are doing just that, putting together strong seasons that raise ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 76,609 reads 79 comments

  9. NBA Podcast: Breakout Players for Second Half of the Season

    Get out your bandwagon tickets, because these trains are about to leave the station. They may have struggled and/or been incognito during the first 40-some games, but that's going to change...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 322 reads 7 comments

  10. Buying or Selling on the Biggest NBA Trade Chips

    NBA rosters are ripe for the trade deadline, and we could be heading toward another significant harvest of moves. With so many rumors growing on a daily basis, it's time to sort through the wheat and the chaff...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 63,988 reads 110 comments

  11. NBA Podcast: How to Fix the LA Lakers Before It's Too Late

    The Los Angeles Lakers are a train wreck. We can't turn away, and they can't seem to stop themselves from careening into oblivion...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 6,651 reads 49 comments

  12. Best NBA Players Under 23 Years Old

    They start so young these days. The NBA is blessed with a number of under-23-year-old basketball savants who are quickly climbing the superstar hierarchy. NBA Assistant Editors Ethan Norof and Joel C...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 13,946 reads 35 comments

  13. Updated Impact Meter for NBA Rookie of the Year Candidates

    Which NBA rookies are already shining in their first season? While Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers and the New Orleans Hornets' Anthony Davis have proven to be sure things, there are a handful of other names whose stock is on the rise...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 42,079 reads 74 comments

  14. Most Explosive Scorers in the NBA

    Some NBA players score with flawless technique. Others do it with smooth timing. For others, it's simply about brute strength. The guys on this list nab their points with sheer athletic explosiveness...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 509 reads 65 comments

  15. NBA Podcast: NBA's Most Surprising X-Factors This Season

    Which players have stepped up to become prime variables for their teams this year? Whereas superstars provide the consistent, baseline stats on a nightly basis, X-factors can turn the tide of a ballgame with their critical production...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 3,482 reads 1 comments

  16. Most Clutch Players in the NBA

    Final shot. The game is on the line. Who do you want to hand the ball to? It's a given that LeBron James , Kobe Bryant , Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony , James Harden and Paul Pierce will take the final looks for their teams...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 27,160 reads 215 comments

  17. NBA Podcast: Most Available NBA Trade Targets

    The early-season NBA trade market is slowly heating up again. So who can be had and for how much? We're still in the preliminary stages, where speculation swirls much faster than ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 11,089 reads 32 comments

  18. Next Wave of NBA Superstars

    The future of the NBA is awfully bright with this next generation of stars currently taking the league by storm...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 29,488 reads 114 comments

  19. NBA Podcast: Who Is the NBA's Best Pure Scorer?

    You know the stock argument by now. " LeBron James is the best player in the NBA , but Kevin Durant is actually the game's best scorer." But wait.....

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 7,122 reads 75 comments

  20. NBA Podcast: Do Warriors Need Andrew Bogut to Make Noise in the Playoffs?

    The Golden State Warriors are still without Andrew Bogut , but they're also a legitimate playoff contender enjoying their best early record in decades...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 5,378 reads 5 comments

  21. NBA Podcast: Are the LA Clippers Legitimate NBA Title Contenders?

    The Los Angeles Clippers are good. Really good. Yeah, it still seems as weird to write that as it is to read it...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 2,269 reads 18 comments

  22. Who's More Likely to Miss the Playoffs, Lakers or Celtics?

    This is not where the L.A. Lakers or the Boston Celtics expected to be. Hovering around .500. Banged up and struggling to acclimate to numerous new, underachieving faces. Seemingly rudderless, lacking energy and identity...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 23,446 reads 153 comments

  23. NBA Podcast: Are L.A. Lakers a Top-5 Team with a Healthy Steve Nash?

    Sitting under .500 and out of the Western Conference playoff picture, the L.A. Lakers still have a lot of questions to answer. They're certainly not going to get any younger ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 4,383 reads 44 comments

  24. NBA Podcast: Next NBA Head Coaches Who Are Going to Be Fired

    The NBA coaching hot seat warms up pretty quickly these days. Just ask Avery Johnson. While Johnson's release from the Brooklyn Nets was a little less surprising than Mike Brown's early-season L...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 5,035 reads 3 comments

  25. Is Kobe Bryant What's Wrong with the Lakers?

    What's wrong with the L.A. Lakers ? ESPN's Chris Broussard recently touched on the thought that Kobe Bryant 's ball dominance and shaky perimeter defense might be one of the ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 2 years ago 19,573 reads 186 comments