1. How Washington Wizards Can Seamlessly Integrate Paul Pierce

    The Washington Wizards made a few key tweaks to their roster this offseason, but none will change what the team looks like on the court more than the move to replace Trevor Ariza on the wing with Paul Pierce ...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 23 days ago 8,399 reads 12 comments

  2. Without LeBron James, Chris Bosh's Role Set to Evolve Again for Miami Heat

    When Chris Bosh came to the Miami Heat in the summer of 2010, he did so as one of the best and most well-rounded scorers in basketball. He was coming off a season in which he averaged 24...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 1 month ago 22,515 reads 46 comments

  3. Why Atlanta Hawks Are a Real Threat in Remade Eastern Conference

    The Cleveland Cavaliers , regardless of whether they make their long-rumored trade for Kevin Love, are considered the presumptive favorites in the Eastern Conference...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 1 month ago 11,281 reads 46 comments

  4. Breaking Down What Isaiah Thomas Brings to Phoenix Suns

    Immediate reaction to the Phoenix Suns ' signing of Isaiah Thomas was extraordinarily polarized. On the one hand, you had the people who recognized the incredible value of the four-year, $27 million deal for a player of Thomas' caliber...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 1 month ago 3,478 reads 13 comments

  5. Breaking Down What Chandler Parsons Brings to the Dallas Mavericks

    Much has been made of Chandler Parsons ' value in the wake of his move to the Dallas Mavericks from the Houston Rockets , especially after comments made by Parsons himself, Dwight Howard and James Harden ...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 2 months ago 7,978 reads 36 comments

  6. Breaking Down What Lance Stephenson Brings to Charlotte Hornets

    Lance Stephenson was one of the most unusual free agents in recent memory. A second-round pick hitting free agency early is not unusual in and of itself; Chandler Parsons was a free agent this summer, too...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 2 months ago 5,164 reads 26 comments

  7. Why Phoenix Suns Have to Do Whatever It Takes to Keep Eric Bledsoe

    Restricted free agency is a tricky business. The overall concept is fairly intuitive —the "home" team has the right to match any offer sheet the restricted free agent signs ...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 3 months ago 3,747 reads 10 comments

  8. Breaking Down the Key Second-Tier Players in 2014 NBA Free Agency

    With half of the league seemingly placing its free-agent focus primarily on LeBron James and/or Carmelo Anthony, now is as good a time as any to remember that there are other fish in the sea as well...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 3 months ago 24,721 reads 50 comments

  9. How Carmelo Anthony Would Fit in Every Potential Free-Agent Destination

    Much ink has already been spilled about Carmelo Anthony 's free agent future, and much more will be spilled over the next few weeks about his decision on whether to opt out of ...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 3 months ago 4,303 reads 11 comments

  10. Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green Key in Spurs' Game 3 Romp over Heat

    Right from the start of San Antonio's Game 3 rollicking victory, Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green put the pressure on Miami...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 4 months ago 2,284 reads 9 comments

  11. How Heat Used LeBron James and Chris Bosh to Bounce Back vs. Spurs

    While there were numerous factors that contributed to the Miami Heat 's 98-96 Game 2 victory to knot the NBA Finals at one game apiece, there can be no doubt that the greatest factor was the world's best player dominating on the offensive end...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 4 months ago 6,352 reads 28 comments

  12. Fouls and Turnovers Doom Indiana Pacers in Game 4 Loss to Miami Heat

    In the wake of his team's 102-90 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Indiana Pacers small forward Paul George had plenty to say, most of it about the way the game was called by the referees...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 4 months ago 1,559 reads 6 comments

  13. How Spurs Took Out Thunder in Game 1

    The San Antonio Spurs took Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, 122-105 over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 5 months ago 2,807 reads 7 comments

  14. LeBron James Picks Apart Nets Defense in Game 4 Win

    There are some nights where LeBron James just has everything going and there is nothing the defense can do. Monday night against the Brooklyn Nets was one of those nights...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 5 months ago 7,451 reads 19 comments

  15. Brooklyn Nets Defense Comes Up Empty vs. Miami Heat in Game 1

    The Brooklyn Nets entered the season expecting to be a top-10 defensive team for a number of reasons but mostly because the presence of Kevin Garnett on a roster has essentially guaranteed that status for a while now...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 5 months ago 1,953 reads 11 comments

  16. Breaking Down the Wild Final Minutes of Mavericks-Spurs Game 4

    Early in the third quarter of Game 4, the San Antonio Spurs pushed their lead over the Dallas Mavericks to 20 points...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 5 months ago 12,698 reads 12 comments

  17. Tony Allen's Defense, Cuts and Chaos Key Grizzlies' Game 2 Victory over Thunder

    It's not very often that a player who attempts only four shots swings the outcome of a playoff game, but that is exactly what Tony Allen did for the Memphis Grizzlies Monday night...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 5 months ago 3,130 reads 25 comments

  18. How the Unconventional Brooklyn Nets Offense Works

    The Brooklyn Nets finished the regular season ranked 14th in offensive efficiency, according to NBA.com , having scored 104.4 points per 100 possessions...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 6 months ago 4,690 reads 5 comments

  19. Are Toronto Raptors Even Bigger Threat to Eastern Elites Than Chicago Bulls ?

    For months now, there's been talk in league circles of how the top two seeds in the Eastern Conference—the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers —should not want to see the Chicago Bulls in the playoffs, and for good reason...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 6 months ago 16,406 reads 89 comments

  20. Why Indiana Pacers Are in Danger of Missing 2014 NBA Finals

    Just over a month ago, the Indiana Pacers were 44-13, sitting high atop the Eastern Conference and in the midst of a five-game winning streak...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 6 months ago 3,179 reads 40 comments

  21. Why Washington Wizards Are Finally Thriving with John Wall

    John Wall is something of a passing impresario. He's proven throughout his four NBA seasons to be an extremely willing and creative disher, and as such, his per-36-minute assist ...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 6 months ago 3,927 reads 5 comments

  22. Why Mike Conley Is Critical to Memphis Grizzlies Success

    It's been quite a banner year for Mike Conley . He is one of 12 players currently averaging at least 17 points and six assists per game, and he's sporting career highs in player efficiency rating (19...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 7 months ago 1,996 reads 1 comments

  23. It's Time to Stop Overlooking Dwight Howard's Resurgence

    It wasn't all that long ago that Dwight Howard was considered the consensus third- or fourth-best player in the NBA ...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 7 months ago 16,376 reads 96 comments

  24. How Joakim Noah Is Keeping Chicago Bulls Alive

    It seems rather timely to be heaping praise on Joakim Noah so soon after what was likely his best game of the season...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 7 months ago 5,445 reads 25 comments

  25. Breaking Down What Makes New York Knicks Defense so Atrocious

    Mike Woodson indicated before this season that he wanted his Knicks to be a top-10 defense. It was a lofty, but appropriate goal to set for a team that fancied itself a contender...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 7 months ago 10,342 reads 33 comments