1. Harrison Barnes Signing Is Good Enough (for Now) for Dallas Mavericks

    After striking out on a few top-level free agents (Mike Conley, Hassan Whiteside ), the Dallas Mavericks have once again cobbled a team around the ageless Dirk Nowitzki ...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 3 months ago 27,142 reads 62 comments

  2. Breaking Down How Bismack Biyombo Fits After Signing with Orlando Magic

    Last summer, nobody wanted Bismack Biyombo . A then-22-year-old free agent coming off four modestly productive years with the Charlotte Bobcats/ Hornets , Biyombo ended up signing ...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 3 months ago 70,637 reads 108 comments

  3. Breaking Down How Evan Turner Fits After Signing with Portland Trail Blazers

    The first day of NBA free agency often brings with it large contracts. Teams armed with cap space find themselves enamored with one player, and it results in deals that seem unexplainable...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 3 months ago 13,135 reads 25 comments

  4. New York Knicks Are Rolling the Dice on Derrick Rose But Aren't Betting Big

    On June 22, the New York Knicks swung a trade for Derrick Rose in a stunning predraft move. In exchange for the former All-Star point guard, Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round ...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 3 months ago 45,175 reads 163 comments

  5. Q&A with Karl-Anthony Towns: Rookie of the Year Favorite Talks Thibs and More

    Karl-Anthony Towns just finished one of the greatest rookie seasons in modern NBA history. Whenever the voting results are announced, Towns is likely to run away with the Rookie of the Year Award, if not win it unanimously...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 5 months ago 23,305 reads 66 comments

  6. Scott Brooks Gives Wizards a Better Pitch to Free Agents Than You Think

    The Washington Wizards reached an agreement with Scott Brooks on Thursday to make the former Oklahoma City Thunder top man the team's new head coach...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 5 months ago 22,987 reads 35 comments

  7. Blake Griffin Under Pressure as L.A. Clippers' Playoff Demons Loom

    LOS ANGELES — Just before the start of the 2015-16 NBA season, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers admitted if his team did not make a deep run in the playoffs, it might be time to shake things up...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 5 months ago 9,568 reads 27 comments

  8. NBA Playoff Berth Sets Stage for Paul George to Rejoin Superstar Ranks

    NEW YORK — In the summer of 2014, Paul George was riding high. He was coming off his second consecutive All-Star season, and his Indiana Pacers looked again like they'd be one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 6 months ago 33,836 reads 105 comments

  9. N.Y. Knicks, Kristaps Porzingis Pinpoint Rookie's Biggest Weaknesses

    NEW YORK — Missing the playoffs is an irrefutable disappointment for the New York Knicks , but the 2015-16 campaign has been a smashing success for rookie Kristaps Porzingis on an individual level...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 6 months ago 40,206 reads 106 comments

  10. Greek Freak Isn't the Only Milwaukee Buck Flashing Superstar Potential

    BROOKLYN — This time last year, the Milwaukee Bucks were right in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff field. Their rebuild was way ahead of schedule, only a year after finishing with the NBA 's worst record...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 6 months ago 34,069 reads 83 comments

  11. Damian Lillard Hates the Endless Steph Curry Comparisons for Good Reason

    NEW YORK — There's a Western Conference point guard tearing up the NBA this season. He spent his college years at a mid-major. He was picked in the first half of the lottery...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 7 months ago 48,726 reads 219 comments

  12. Without 'Entitlement Minutes,' Hyped Rookie Mario Hezonja Learning Humility

    NEW YORK — Heading into the 2015 NBA draft, we didn't hear mentions of European wingman Mario Hezonja as "two-way role player," a "three-and-D specialist" or "eventual starter...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 7 months ago 12,116 reads 25 comments

  13. 2015 March Madness Star Frank Kaminsky Searches for NBA Calling Card

    Last year, Frank Kaminsky was the best player on one of the best college basketball teams in the country. Now he's the eighth man for a Charlotte Hornets team fighting for its playoff life in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 7 months ago 36,350 reads 56 comments

  14. An Expert's Guide to Keeping Knicks Prized Rookie Kristaps Porzingis Healthy

    If his rookie season is any indication, the New York Knicks have a future star on their hands in Kristaps Porzingis...if he stays healthy. That's always the "big if" with young players, but especially so with players of Porzingis' size...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 7 months ago 19,963 reads 30 comments

  15. NY Knicks Should Be Backing Off the Triangle, Not Doubling Down on It

    The New York Knicks removed Derek Fisher from his position as head coach on Monday morning. On Tuesday, they lost for the 10th time in their last 11 contests, falling five full games back of a playoff spot in the process...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 8 months ago 31,352 reads 129 comments

  16. Are NY Knicks Already Looking Past Jerian Grant as Their Next Point Guard?

    Last June, the New York Knicks made a draft-day trade that was widely praised. Tim Hardaway Jr. was sent to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for the rights to the 19th overall pick, Notre Dame point guard Jerian Grant...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 8 months ago 34,744 reads 74 comments

  17. New York Knicks' Glue Guy Isn't Who Anyone Was Expecting

    It's difficult to join a losing team at midseason and make enough of an impact to the point where the team feels it has to bring you back—especially when you've barely been a bit rotation player in your career...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 8 months ago 16,836 reads 21 comments

  18. Nearing His Peak, Carmelo Anthony Can Be Even Better for NY Knicks

    Long thought of as a selfish player by many NBA fans, Carmelo Anthony is doing his part to change that, playing the best basketball of his career in the process...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 8 months ago 34,963 reads 119 comments

  19. Derek Fisher Showing Much-Needed Growth in 2nd Season as NY Knicks Head Coach

    Last season's New York Knicks were an outright disaster from the outset. The opening night roster was a mess, and it only got worse...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 8 months ago 18,715 reads 57 comments

  20. By the Numbers: Is Carmelo Anthony Missing Out on 'Superstar Calls'?

    One of the most common complaints echoed by many fans of the New York Knicks is that Carmelo Anthony "never gets any calls...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 9 months ago 25,460 reads 144 comments

  21. Don't Look Now, but Carmelo Anthony Has Become NY Knicks' Best Passer

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has almost always been regarded as a bit of a selfish player. The reasons for this are surface-level obvious: He takes a ton of shots —his 19...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 9 months ago 8,088 reads 53 comments

  22. New York Knicks Desperately Need a Spark from Their Backcourt

    It is at least somewhat strange that, in a league that guard play has increasingly dominated over the last few years, the New York Knicks have built a roster that places its talent mostly in the frontcourt...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 9 months ago 42,762 reads 247 comments

  23. Kristaps Porzingis Already Becoming Center of New York Knicks Defensive Identity

    Much of the talk around New York Knicks rookie sensation Kristaps Porzingis has centered on how he can potentially be a game-changing player on offense, and rightfully so...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 9 months ago 61,284 reads 207 comments

  24. Kristaps Porzingis-Carmelo Anthony Duo Showing Signs It Can Thrive Long-Term

    Despite the fact that New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis has exceeded all rational expectations and can only be described as "ahead of schedule," it is important ...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 10 months ago 21,824 reads 69 comments

  25. Porzingis-Mania Aside, Carmelo Anthony, Derek Fisher Hold Keys to Knicks' Hopes

    NEW YORK—The New York Knicks have already exceeded most expectations through the early part of the season by working to a 9-10 record through their first 19 games...

    Jared Dubin Written by Jared Dubin about 10 months ago 8,476 reads 41 comments