1. The Best Trade Chip Every Team Has to Dangle Before the 2015 NBA Draft

    If you work at the NSA and have proper clearance to comb through the country's phone records, you may have noticed a spike in calls between numbers belonging to NBA front offices over the past week or so...

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  2. 5 Starters Who Could Lose Their Spots to Incoming 2015 NBA Draft Prospects

    By and large, the 2015 NBA draft will be a cause for celebration. Teams across the league will have new hope for the future, while those prospects they select will be knee-deep in ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 days ago 55,200 reads 85 comments

  3. Los Angeles Lakers Can Add to Historic Big-Man Lineage with No. 2 Pick

    Being the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft is at once a blessing and a curse. As Bleacher Report's Howard Beck put it, " To be No. 1 is to be labeled a can't-miss star, a superstar, a savior...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 days ago 71,342 reads 252 comments

  4. 2015 NBA Power Rankings: Warriors Remain on Top Entering Conference Finals

    A month-and-a-half after the NCAA narrowed its field down to the Final Four, the NBA has followed suit. Where once 16 teams of disparate strength stood, now the four heartiest remain...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 days ago 214,008 reads 568 comments

  5. Rested James Harden Now Has No Excuse but to Show Up in Game 7 vs. Clippers

    LOS ANGELES — All season long, James Harden carried the Houston Rockets . On Thursday night, Harden's supporting cast put him on its back and put the Rockets in ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 13 days ago 41,695 reads 127 comments

  6. Houston Rockets May Be Unwatchable, but Ugly Style Is Only Hope for Survival

    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers have solidified themselves as the NBA 's answer to Triple H, heels turned against the tide, at least as far as normal decorum is concerned...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 19 days ago 77,953 reads 164 comments

  7. 2015 NBA Playoffs Heat Check: Ranking the Remaining Top Players by Position

    It's only taken two games per team for the conference semifinals of the 2015 NBA playoffs to obliterate the first round, at least as far as drama and intrigue are concerned...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 21 days ago 34,417 reads 158 comments

  8. Will Brad Stevens, Billy Donovan Reopen Coaching Pipeline Between NCAA and NBA?

    There may be a movement afoot in the NBA coaching ranks. That is, if you put any stock in the pop wisdom of TED Talks...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 24 days ago 17,334 reads 46 comments

  9. Los Angeles Clippers Ride Chris Paul's Heroics into 2nd Round of NBA Playoffs

    LOS ANGELES — Chris Paul had one good leg to work with. He'd pulled up lame with a left hamstring strain late in the first quarter and hobbled his way through the final ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 26 days ago 56,178 reads 307 comments

  10. 2015 NBA Playoffs Heat Check: Ranking the Top Remaining Stars by Position

    If you're like most folks, you probably haven't been all that impressed with the 2015 NBA playoffs so far. By and large, this year's eight series have lacked the overall drama that made last year's opening round so compelling...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 28 days ago 50,615 reads 139 comments

  11. San Antonio Spurs Bench Exposing Los Angeles Clippers' Fatal Flaw

    LOS ANGELES — There were more than a few moments during Game 5 when the Los Angeles Clippers seemed to have the San Antonio Spurs —and their hopes of defending their NBA title—on the ropes...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 29 days ago 22,635 reads 66 comments

  12. Jamal Crawford Is Key to Los Angeles Clippers Escaping 1st Round Alive

    Sunday's 114-105 Game 4 win over the San Antonio Spurs was an anomaly for the Los Angeles Clippers . Not because the Clippers beat the defending NBA champions in the Alamo City—L...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 4,808 reads 30 comments

  13. Dallas Mavericks' Season Slipping Away and Friday NBA Takeaways

    Chandler Parsons' bad knee sealed his fate for the season after Game 1 of the 2015 NBA playoffs. Rajon Rondo's bad back and poor performance all but ended his time with the Dallas Mavericks after Game 2...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 61,384 reads 342 comments

  14. 2015 NBA Playoffs Heat Check: Ranking the Top Performers at Every Position

    The 2015 NBA playoffs have already yielded a string of memorable performances from stars on both sides of the bracket. There's Tim Duncan turning back the clock in L.A...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 35,814 reads 128 comments

  15. Marc Gasol's Uncertain Future Fueling Memphis Grizzlies' Title Chase

    Marc Gasol already owns the most impressive resume of any player to come through the Memphis Grizzlies ' ranks—his older brother Pau included...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 20,258 reads 91 comments

  16. 2015 NBA Power Rankings: Who's on Top Heading into Playoffs?

    Playoffs? Playoffs?? No, Jim Mora . We're not kidding you. We, too, are excited for the NBA playoffs...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 70,986 reads 201 comments

  17. NBA Playoffs 2015: Complete Predictions Through the Finals

    At long last, it's time to bid farewell to the NBA season's 82-game slog and scrub our brains of all those wacky, end-of-season playoff scenarios and the mass confusion they inspired...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 431,967 reads 1233 comments

  18. Playoff Battles Grinding Down to Final Day and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    If you're seeking honest-to-goodness clarity to this wild and wacky NBA playoff picture...well, you'll have to wait until tomorrow—which, according to Annie, is only a day away ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 75,303 reads 322 comments

  19. NBA 2020: Predicting the League's Top 20 Stars in 2020

    The NBA is easily the most consistent and predictable league from year to year, but it is hardly immune to dramatic change over longer periods of time. Just think about what the league looked like five years ago...

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  20. NBA Power Rankings 2015: Sizing Up the Association Ahead of Season's Final Week

    To paraphrase the immortal Boyz II Men , it's so hard to say goodbye to the NBA regular season. It's a good thing, then, that we don't have to do that just yet...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 81,600 reads 408 comments

  21. Are the Lakers Losing Los Angeles?

    LOS ANGELES — If you were an alien who had only recently touched down in Los Angeles, you'd probably think this was a Clippers town and not the Lakers ' kingdom...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 23,340 reads 207 comments

  22. Ranking the Most Improved NBA Players This Season

    In the NBA , as in any competitive enterprise, if you're not getting ahead, you're probably falling behind. This is especially true for those youngsters still trying to establish themselves within the Association...

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  23. Despite Recent Struggles, Memphis Grizzlies Belong in NBA Championship Mix

    The NBA 's championship chase seems to have narrowed considerably since the middle of the 2014-15 season. Back then, as many as a dozen teams looked like they could conceivably lay claim to the Larry O'Brien Trophy...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 17,996 reads 125 comments

  24. What Painful 2014-15 Season Has Taught Us About DeMarcus Cousins

    It's been another run-of-the-mill, unfulfilling season for the Sacramento Kings , another trip through Punxsutawney by way of California's capital. The Kings have already sealed their ninth straight foray into the NBA draft lottery...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 13,539 reads 80 comments

  25. 2015 NBA Power Rankings: How All 30 Teams Shake Out in Early April

    April isn't just for fools. In the NBA , it's for clinchers as well. This past week alone, the Golden State Warriors locked down the top seed in the West, the Atlanta Hawks did ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 342,007 reads 505 comments