1. NBA Free Agents with Clear Red Flags Entering 2016 Offseason

    Beyond Kevin Durant and LeBron James, there are no slam dunks in this summer's NBA free-agent class. Even those two aren't without their blemishes: Durant's foot and James' 31-year-old body and rusty jumper...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 day ago 133,380 reads 161 comments

  2. Is This as Good as It Gets for the Toronto Raptors?

    You know it's been an unusual night for the Toronto Raptors when Bismack Biyombo is the BMOC—the Big Man On the Court...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 days ago 99,382 reads 215 comments

  3. Orlando Magic Find a Proven Winner Who Can Develop Young Roster in Frank Vogel

    The Orlando Magic can almost smell, taste and touch the end of their post- Dwight Howard playoff drought. They started the 2015-16 NBA season at 19-13 and finished with 35 wins—10 more than the year prior...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 days ago 28,871 reads 80 comments

  4. Heart, Head and Wallet Destinations for NBA's Top 2016 Free Agents

    The internal struggle of NBA free agency is real—or will be once the calendar flips to July. Come summer, a top-heavy class will have to battle with impulses that can lead players in competing directions...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 days ago 331,864 reads 476 comments

  5. To Max or Not to Max: Is Harrison Barnes Worth Leading-Man Money?

    Andrew Bogut is among the NBA 's ultimate "love him if he's on your team, hate him if he's not" players, and not just because of what he does on the court...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 days ago 54,259 reads 159 comments

  6. Promising Orlando Magic Roster Needs the Right Coach Right Now

    Sometimes, the NBA 's coaching carousel spins itself. On Thursday, Scott Skiles left the Orlando Magic spinning their wheels in search of a new head coach...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 14 days ago 10,642 reads 35 comments

  7. Pending Free Agents Who've Boosted Their Value in 2016 NBA Playoffs

    LeBron James and Kevin Durant aside, none of the NBA 's impending free agents who've partaken in this year's playoffs are guaranteed to break the bank this summer. DeMar DeRozan has been up and down for the Toronto Raptors...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 19 days ago 60,225 reads 73 comments

  8. NBA Playoffs 2016: Updated Odds for Each Remaining Team to Win a Title

    To bookies and erstwhile sports prognosticators, the NBA playoffs must be a breeze. Even with all that injuries can do to upset the apple cart (see: the Los Angeles Clippers), ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 21 days ago 44,109 reads 104 comments

  9. Grading Rookie Performances So Far in NBA Playoffs

    Most of the top rookies from 2015-16—Karl-Anthony Towns, Kristaps Porzingis , D'Angelo Russell, Jahlil Okafor, Devin Booker, etc.—have been reduced to spectators in this year's NBA playoffs...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 21 days ago 19,957 reads 39 comments

  10. The San Antonio Spurs' Machine Is Officially Off and Running

    It started with a bang. On the first possession of the first game of the San Antonio Spurs ' third NBA playoff go-around with the Oklahoma City Thunder , Kawhi Leonard drove ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 26 days ago 38,508 reads 154 comments

  11. Complete 2016 All-NBA Team Predictions

    It's one thing to fill out an NBA awards ballot, real or imagined. It's another thing entirely to predict how all the media folks tabbed to do so actually completed theirs...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 29 days ago 97,698 reads 369 comments

  12. 2016 NBA Playoffs Heat Check: Ranking Top Performers from Round 1 by Position

    The NBA playoffs are getting more interesting by the day. Some of the weaker elements (the Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons) have been culled from the herd...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 82,546 reads 194 comments

  13. Why We're Still Not Sure If the OKC Thunder Are Title Contenders

    These aren't the Oklahoma City Thunder you're looking for —not if you're expecting a bona fide NBA title contender, that is...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 36,293 reads 106 comments

  14. To Max or Not to Max: Is DeMar DeRozan Worth Leading-Man Money?

    Two games won't make or break DeMar DeRozan's foray into unrestricted free agency this summer. At least he should hope that's the case...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 37,309 reads 148 comments

  15. 1 Reason to Get Excited About Every NBA Non-Playoff Team's Future

    Do the NBA playoffs make you sad? Are you bummed that your favorite team is headed (back) to the draft lottery? Do you plan to spend the next couple of months pretending basketball ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 897 reads 1 comments

  16. Now We Know: Repicking the 1st Round of 2015 NBA Draft

    One NBA season isn't enough to judge a draft class in totality. The league won't know what to make of most of these 20-somethings for another few years, at least until they're all of legal age to purchase an adult beverage...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 119,352 reads 201 comments

  17. Top 8 Storylines Heading into Sunday's 1st-Round 2016 NBA Playoff Matchups

    Step aside, Stephen Curry . Cool down, Kevin Durant . Relax, Russell Westbrook . It’s time for the other half of the NBA playoff field to take center stage...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 35,828 reads 68 comments

  18. NBA Playoffs 2016: 1st-Round Predictions and Title Odds for All 16 Teams

    The road to the 2016 NBA title runs through Oakland, California. That was no mystery, what with the Golden State Warriors following up their first championship in 40 years with the winningest season in league history...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 2,862 reads 1 comments

  19. The Ultimate Guide to Beating the Golden State Warriors

    What’s to stop the Golden State Warriors from romping to their second straight NBA title? They are long on experience and confidence, with a banner in their back pocket...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 138,349 reads 322 comments

  20. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Playoff Scenarios Heading into Last Day of 2015-16 Season

    The finale of the 2015-16 NBA season will be one for the history books. While the Golden State Warriors battle the Memphis Grizzlies for win No...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 109,178 reads 162 comments

  21. NBA Saturday Roundup: Only Spurs Can Now Thwart Warriors' Quest for Destiny

    The Golden State Warriors' road to 73 wins—and a second straight NBA title—now runs through San Antonio...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 55,680 reads 166 comments

  22. NBA Power Rankings 2016: Sizing Up the Association Ahead of Season's Final Week

    The 2016 NBA playoffs are so close you can practically smell them. Players are resting left and right. Available postseason berths are dwindling, with just four of 16 still to be doled out...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 113,853 reads 224 comments

  23. Unique 2015-16 Rookie Class Will Leave Its Mark on NBA History

    This year's NBA rookies won't revolutionize the league like the class of 1984, which featured Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley and John Stockton...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 31,644 reads 62 comments

  24. Warriors' Quest for History Now Relies on Perfection and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    On Monday, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr insisted his squad wasn't playing to break the NBA record for regular-season wins. "We're not really pushing for this," Kerr told  USA Today 's Sam Amick ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 127,916 reads 257 comments

  25. NBA Saturday Roundup: Don't Underestimate Spurs or Raptors as Second-Best

    Think the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will waltz to a rematch in this year's NBA Finals? Think again...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 46,593 reads 168 comments