1. NBA Rookie Progress Meter: Devin Booker Joining Club of 1st-Year Elites

    The 2015 NBA draft will be well-represented in Toronto over Valentine's Weekend, just not during the All-Star Game itself. Of the first 15 picks, seven—including each of the top five—will suit up for the Rising Stars Challenge that Friday...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 day ago 26,307 reads 35 comments

  2. Los Angeles Lakers' Future Coming at Tricky Cost and Thursday NBA Takeaways

    With Mardi Gras right around the corner, the Smoothie King Center probably welcomed more than a few tourists in to see the New Orleans Pelicans get nipped by the Los Angeles Lakers, 99-96, Thursday night...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 days ago 66,174 reads 165 comments

  3. Buying or Selling the NBA's Latest Trade Deadline Rumors

    With two weeks to go until the NBA 's trade deadline on Feb. 18, front-office phones are blowing up with curious calls all across the league ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 days ago 37,164 reads 22 comments

  4. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Rockets Still Finding Their Way as James Harden Dominates

    You can count on one hand the number of NBA players who do as much for their teams as James Harden does for the Houston Rockets...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 days ago 10,555 reads 55 comments

  5. Austin Rivers Reveals the Secrets of the NBA's Best Handles

    LOS ANGELES— But seriously, who's got the best handle in the NBA ? Ask any NBA player the question and e xpect a spirited, albeit varied response...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 days ago 10,262 reads 13 comments

  6. Re-Drafting the 1st Round of the 2015 NBA Draft, Midseason Edition

    If NBA teams knew in June what they know now about the league's rookies, how many would ask for a mulligan? Would the Los Angeles Lakers, who've seen head coach Byron Scott berate No...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 days ago 153,583 reads 194 comments

  7. Is Blake Griffin Now the Most Expendable Member of Los Angeles Clippers' Core?

    With a few unfortunate punches, Blake Griffin may have single-handedly swung both the Los Angeles Clippers ' immediate fortunes and his own long-term fate with the team...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 days ago 19,150 reads 129 comments

  8. Thursday NBA Roundup: Have the Raptors Finally Earned '2nd Best' Label out East?

    The Cleveland Cavaliers' stiffest conference challenge could come not from the Windy City, the ATL, South Beach or Circle City, but rather the Great White North. So far, the Toronto Raptors have earned that distinction...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 days ago 60,986 reads 279 comments

  9. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Knicks Flash Compelling Potential Without Carmelo Anthony

    On a night when the biggest stars at Madison Square Garden were sporting either street clothes (Carmelo Anthony) or the visiting team's apparel ( Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 days ago 38,543 reads 119 comments

  10. 5 NBA Coaches with Jobs at Stake in 2nd Half of 2015-16 Season

    The Cleveland Cavaliers' shocking dismissal of David Blatt on Jan. 22 reinforced two truisms about the coaching carousel in today's NBA : No coach is safe, and no job is secure—unless ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 13 days ago 49,604 reads 140 comments

  11. 5 NBA Teams Most Likely to Hold Fire Sale Ahead of 2016 Trade Deadline

    If you thought Friday's #WojBombs were insane, just wait until Feb. 18, when the NBA 's trade deadline is scheduled to come and go. Right now, the deep ranks of playoff hopefuls could keep the market quiet...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 16 days ago 57,840 reads 79 comments

  12. 2015-16 Midseason Awards for the NBA's Rookie Class

    Half of an NBA season isn't enough time to predict which rookies will be superstars, role players and outright busts over the long haul...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 16 days ago 106,899 reads 287 comments

  13. Do Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant Deserve Starter Status in 2016 NBA All-Star Game?

    Kobe Bryant secured his 17th straight starting nod for the West while Dwyane Wade locked down his 10th start for the East in the last 11 seasons, according to Inside the NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 16 days ago 61,061 reads 190 comments

  14. Anthony Davis, Pelicans Slowly Finding Their Way and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    Does Anthony Davis read Bleacher Report? If his recent superb play for the New Orleans Pelicans—who took down the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-99 on Tuesday—is any indication, we may have our answer...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 18 days ago 18,026 reads 69 comments

  15. The NBA's Top Candidate for a 2nd-Half Breakout at Every Position

    When the 2014-15 NBA season began, the Utah Jazz looked like a run-of-the-mill lottery team. Some of their up-and-comers, like Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors, were finding their ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 22 days ago 44,515 reads 74 comments

  16. Thursday NBA Takeaways: It's Time to Recognize Spurs as the League's Best Team

    The last time the San Antonio Spurs hosted LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, they left the AT&T Center with a 128-125 overtime loss, courtesy of Kyrie Irving 's career-high 57-point night...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 23 days ago 66,434 reads 246 comments

  17. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Can Improved Knicks Return to the Playoffs This Season?

    The New York Knicks have seen more of the Boston Celtics over the years than they'd likely care to recall...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 25 days ago 43,251 reads 149 comments

  18. Ranking the NBA's Biggest Disasters of 2015-16 So Far

    The NBA is as good a place as any to test Sir Isaac Newton's Third Law of Motion—and not just because human bodies and basketballs are subject to the same gravitational forces...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 26 days ago 49,593 reads 70 comments

  19. NBA Rookie Progress Meter: Porzingis, Towns, Okafor Better Than Advertised

    Being an NBA rookie is a lot for anyone to handle. Whatever your skills and talents, there's a learning curve to coping with the challenges of holding on to a roster spot in the world's best basketball league...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 30 days ago 66,368 reads 122 comments

  20. Don't Expect Kevin Durant to Follow in Kobe Bryant's Footsteps as an L.A. Laker

    LOS ANGELES — Few NBA superstars on different squads have ever shared a bromance quite like the one between Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 48,609 reads 104 comments

  21. Thursday NBA Roundup: Hawks Need Vintage Kyle Korver to Truly Soar in the East

    If Kyle Korver were going to snap out of his extended shooting slump, a game against the Philadelphia 76ers for his Atlanta Hawks seemed as good an opportunity as any to do so...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 16,214 reads 90 comments

  22. Klay Thompson Proving He's Game's Best Shooting Guard and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    Confidence hasn't always been Klay Thompson's forte. During his rookie campaign with the Golden State Warriors, even those around the team might've mistaken the 11th pick in the 2011 NBA draft for a mute...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 57,421 reads 318 comments

  23. Why Your Favorite NBA Team Won't Win the Title: January Edition

    A new year brings a new set of gripes for every NBA team. Some squads, like the Phoenix Suns and Minnesota Timberwolves, saw strong starts to the 2015-16 season squandered during the holidays...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 115,344 reads 248 comments

  24. Serge Ibaka on State of the Oklahoma City Thunder

    If you were to choose one member of the Oklahoma City Thunder to swat away a potential game-winner, it would be Serge Ibaka . "He’s just one of those guys that has a knack for it," Kevin Durant said in praise of his longtime teammate...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 4,636 reads 11 comments

  25. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Improved 2nd Unit Will Keep Star-Studded OKC Among Elite

    The Oklahoma City Thunder already belong among the NBA 's elite. They boast two of the game's best players in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and the league's fourth-best ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 23,660 reads 106 comments