1. Are Chicago Bulls Championship Contenders with a Healthy Derrick Rose?

    Give credit to the Chicago Bulls for hanging around without Derrick Rose . But how good will they be when he returns? The optimists reason that because the team is already hovering ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 6,215 reads 32 comments

  2. Are Boston Celtics Just Old, 'Soft' or Both?

    Who are the new-look Boston Celtics ? They're supposed to be deep. They're supposed to be rebuilt and ready to run. They're supposed to be able to flip that contender switch whenever they want...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 1,780 reads 12 comments

  3. NBA Podcast: Most Annoying Players in Pro Basketball

    If these NBA players are on the opposing team, you flat-out loathe them. Heck, you may even have a difficult time standing them if they are on the team you root for...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 242 reads 17 comments

  4. NBA Podcast: Teams Doing More with Less

    Overachieving comes in many forms and against many different obstacles, but these NBA teams are getting it done...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 2,255 reads 4 comments

  5. NBA Podcast: Teams with the Best Rebuilding Pieces

    Options are always good, especially for these NBA teams who may be facing some rebuilding projects. It's not just about the bottom-feeders who need a complete overhaul either...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 4,662 reads 3 comments

  6. NBA Podcast: Early Favorites for NBA 6th Man of the Year

    The NBA 's Sixth Man of the Year is typically one of the most compelling awards races to follow. There are certainly plenty of deserving candidates early in the season. Good coaches, players and teams know that it doesn't matter who starts the game...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 2,585 reads 5 comments

  7. NBA Podcast: Ranking the Top 5 Centers in the NBA

    The growing stereotype is that "center is a dying position in the NBA." However, not only does picking the top five big men create quite a debate, but one quickly realizes that nearly ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 4,844 reads 22 comments

  8. NBA Podcast: Debating Whether NY Knicks Sit or Start Amare When He Returns

    The New York Knicks have a good thing going right now. Will Amar'e Stoudemire's impending return be a reinforcement or an impediment to their chemistry? No one debates the talent or ability of a healthy "STAT...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 5,344 reads 70 comments

  9. Worst Backcourts in the NBA

    A horrible backcourt can absolutely cripple an NBA team. These franchises have difficulty getting the ball down the court, stretching the floor, facilitating the offense, defending the opposition's guards and/or all of the above...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 285 reads 28 comments

  10. Dark-Horse Teams to Make an NBA Finals Run

    Every team dreams of making the NBA Finals, but these are the actual sleeper squads. Ask most NBA fans and pundits right now, and they'll tell you that the 2012-13 season is only a glorified four- or five-team race...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 40,488 reads 146 comments

  11. Los Angeles Lakers Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for 2012-2013 Season

    With the 2012-13 NBA season swiftly approaching, it’s time to take a look at the outlook for the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 27,594 reads 63 comments

  12. Philadelphia 76ers Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for 2012-2013 Season

    With the 2012-13 NBA season swiftly approaching, it’s time to take a glance at the outlook for the Philadelphia 76ers ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 133 reads 27 comments

  13. NBA Podcast: Predicting Biggest Central Division Surprises and Disappointments

    The Central Division may be missing its biggest star as the season begins, but that only opens the door wider for more intrigue In this episode of "Basketball by Association," NBA assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 4,466 reads 6 comments

  14. NBA Podcast: Central Division Complete 2012-13 Season Preview

    The Central Division is as uncertain as Derrick Rose 's knee. In this episode of "Basketball by Association," NBA assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 1,325 reads 2 comments

  15. NBA Podcast: Predicting Biggest Southeast Division Surprises and Disappointments

    We know we can count on the Miami Heat 's Big Three in the Southeast Division, but is anybody else a sure thing? In this episode of "Basketball by Association," NBA assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 2,352 reads 1 comments

  16. NBA Podcast: Southeast Division Complete 2012-13 Season Preview

    The Southeast Division is home to the defending NBA champs, its all-time worst team and everything in between. In this episode of "Basketball by Association," NBA assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 1,260 reads 3 comments

  17. NBA Podcast: Predicting Biggest Atlantic Division Surprises and Disappointments

    The Atlantic Division is already generating league-wide interest and buzz as the 2012-13 NBA season approaches. In this episode of "Basketball by Association," NBA assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 4,147 reads 12 comments

  18. NBA Podcast: Atlantic Division Complete 2012-13 Season Preview

    No longer the "Titanic," the Atlantic Division made the biggest changes and looks to be the most competitive grouping during the 2012-13 NBA season. In this episode of "Basketball by Association," NBA assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 4,028 reads 86 comments

  19. NBA Podcast: Predicting Biggest Pacific Division Surprises and Disappointments

    The Pacific Division has numerous moving parts and nagging questions as the 2012-13 NBA season tips off. In this episode of "Basketball by Association," NBA assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 1,391 reads 4 comments

  20. NBA Podcast: Pacific Division Complete 2012-13 Season Preview

    The L.A. Lakers brought in new headliners for the 2012-13 NBA season, but they're not the only show worth watching in the Pacific. In this episode of "Basketball by Association," NBA assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 5,649 reads 28 comments

  21. NBA Podcast: Cleveland Cavaliers Complete 2012-13 Season Preview

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have a new frontman with Kyrie Irving, but how long will it be until they rock again? In this episode of "Basketball by Association," NBA assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 2 years ago 4,436 reads 6 comments

  22. NBA Podcast: Sacramento Kings Complete 2012-13 Season Preview

    At what point will the Sacramento Kings turn all their "potential" into actual production? In this episode of "Basketball by Association," NBA assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 2 years ago 2,860 reads 6 comments

  23. Most Worthless Players in the NBA

    Which players are the most worthless in the NBA? "Value" is set through the amount compensated versus the level of production received. As Bleacher Report’s assistant NBA editors Ethan Norof and Joel C...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 2 years ago 41,828 reads 54 comments

  24. NBA Podcast: Golden State Warriors Complete 2012-13 Season Preview

    Lack of depth and injuries absolutely sank the Golden State Warriors last season. Now? They have enough usable bodies to compete, but can they stay healthy? In this episode of ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 2 years ago 4,319 reads 4 comments

  25. NBA Podcast: Minnesota Timberwolves Complete 2012-13 Season Preview

    The Minnesota Timberwolves have finally built a deep roster around Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio , but can they stay healthy enough to finally return to the postseason? In this ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 2 years ago 3,015 reads 6 comments