1. Is It Time for Blake Griffin to Take Charge of Los Angeles Clippers' Fate?

    PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — The Los Angeles Clippers ' media day brought with it a predictable peppering of questions concerning the team's fourth-quarter collapse in Game 5 of last season's second-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

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  2. The Good, the Bad and the Interesting from Friday's Round of NBA Media Days

    The NBA is back...sort of. Training camps across the league are nearly underway, but before the best and brightest ballers on planet Earth get back to the business of playing ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 days ago 91,608 reads 32 comments

  3. How the NBA's Uncertain Salary Cap Could Impact Contract Extensions

    The NBA 's salary cap means something different to everyone. To the league's owners, it's a friend. It protects from wasteful spending by penalizing that behavior, all the while keeping down their labor costs...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 days ago 8,306 reads 15 comments

  4. NBA Predictions 2014-15: Win-Loss Projections for Every Team, Pre-Training Camp

    Last week, yours truly took a somewhat wild stab at sorting out the NBA 's 30 depth charts ahead of training camps opening. This week, we're tipping things off by cranking the Speculation-O-Meter up to 11 ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 days ago 284,422 reads 586 comments

  5. Projecting Every NBA Team's Depth Chart, 2014 Training Camp Edition

    The air is cooling, the leaves are changing colors and football's demons are rearing their ugly heads once again. That can only mean one thing.....

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 days ago 127,240 reads 416 comments

  6. How Great Will LeBron James' Economic Impact Be in Cleveland?

    What does LeBron James mean to Cleveland? That depends on who you talk to. To the Cleveland Cavaliers and their long-suffering fans, James' return to his roots in Northeast ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 13 days ago 28,234 reads 18 comments

  7. Everything You Need to Know About Los Angeles Clippers' Joe Ingles

    Dante Exum isn't the only wonder from down under who's set to debut in the NBA during the 2014-15 season. According to Eurobasket ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 14 days ago 7,121 reads 8 comments

  8. Could Basketball Ever Become the Most Popular Sport in the World?

    Much has changed on the global basketball scene since the original Dream Team stormed its way to Olympic gold some 22 years ago. The sport is now a fixture in most (if not all) of the countries on Earth...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 21 days ago 20,354 reads 57 comments

  9. The NBA's Most Fertile Foreign Frontiers

    Basketball doesn't stop when the NBA season ends. Instead, the game goes global, with international tournaments and overseas tours by the sport's biggest stars to fill the summer months...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 91,987 reads 163 comments

  10. 2014 NBA Offseason Awards

    I wish I could say the NBA 's summer of 2014 is almost over, but, unfortunately, I can't. We still have to sit through the entire month of September before training camps open, and we won't have any meaningful regular-season games to watch until Oct...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 96,254 reads 176 comments

  11. Meet Thon Maker, the 7-Foot Phenom Who Has College and NBA Scouts Salivating

    GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — You don't have to watch Thon Maker play basketball to get at least an inkling of how special he is and what he might become. The slender 7-foot physique...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 662,310 reads 356 comments

  12. NBA Power Rankings, Post-Kevin Love Trade

    At long last, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Cleveland Cavaliers can make it official. They don't have to keep their Love a secret. Their Kevin Love trade, that is...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 524,093 reads 801 comments

  13. Predicting NBA Stat Leaders for Every Major Category During 2014-15 Season

    Numbers have long been an integral part of sports fandom , but never quite to the extent that they are today, particularly in the NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 79,219 reads 315 comments

  14. Steve Ballmer, Clippers Start Washing Away Stain of Donald Sterling Era

    LOS ANGELES — April 29, 2014 feels like a distant memory now for the Los Angeles Clippers and their fans, and not just because that day came four months ago...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 57,000 reads 113 comments

  15. Projecting Every NBA Team's Starting 5 for 2014-15 Season

    It's all well and good that the NBA has released its schedule for the 2014-15 season, but what good is it to drool over marquee matchups if we don't know which players are actually ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 354,268 reads 419 comments

  16. LeBron James Turns Cleveland Cavaliers into Top Destination for NBA Ring Chasers

    Ray Allen is still mulling his options in free agency. So, too, is Shawn Marion. Both could very well wind up with the Cleveland Cavaliers , just like Mike Miller and James Jones already have...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 32,491 reads 59 comments

  17. Way-Too-Early Predictions for Every Major NBA Award Winner in 2014-15

    Your crystal ball would probably need a crystal ball of its own to figure out who's going to lay claim to the NBA 's most important superlatives in 2014-15...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 234,893 reads 521 comments

  18. Tracy McGrady, NBA Pros Mentor Basketball's Future at Adidas Nations

    GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — Tracy McGrady hadn't played organized basketball in months. He hadn't so much as shown his face at a basketball camp since he burst onto the scene at the Adidas ABCD camp in 1996...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 35,205 reads 22 comments

  19. What Kevin Love Trade Says About LeBron James' Clout in Cleveland

    It was only a matter of time (and will only be a matter of time now) until Kevin Love joined (and can join) the Cleveland Cavaliers as LeBron James ' next superstar sidekick...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 73,567 reads 342 comments

  20. Most Underrated Player on Every NBA Team Heading into 2014-15 Season

    The dog days of August are nearly upon us, folks. Even MLB, which rules the summer, tends to slow down, with its trade deadline gone and the pennant races still waiting to heat up in September...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 280,364 reads 441 comments

  21. What Would Make Byron Scott's First Season with Los Angeles Lakers a Success?

    We've already considered the best- and worst-case scenarios for Byron Scott's debut season as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 10,022 reads 72 comments

  22. Should Los Angeles Lakers Start Julius Randle or Carlos Boozer at Power Forward?

    The Los Angeles Lakers are stuck between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, they want to win, not only for the sake of Kobe Bryant (and his two-year, $48.5 million extension), but also because they're the Lakers and that's what they do..

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 38,351 reads 224 comments

  23. 5 Young NBA Players with Shots at Stardom During 2014-15 Season

    Year after year, the leaves change, the seasons turn...and new names approach the star-studded stratosphere atop the NBA . Last season saw a slew of precocious youngsters take that all-important next step...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 28,248 reads 168 comments

  24. Will Detroit Pistons Finally Turn Things Around in 2014-15?

    It's been more than five years since the Detroit Pistons were last seen in the NBA playoffs, six since they've won at least half their games...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 4,518 reads 46 comments

  25. Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Los Angeles Lakers' 2014-15 Season

    Byron Scott's back. Nick Young, Jordan Hill, Xavier Henry and Ryan Kelly are, too. Kobe Bryant will be. Steve Nash might be. Pau Gasol won't be. Jeremy Lin, Carlos Boozer, Julius Randle and Ed Davis are all first-timers...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 5,842 reads 11 comments