1. Would NBA Ever Set Up Shop in Las Vegas?

    Construction is a constant in Las Vegas, where older resorts are frequently demolished to make way for newer, spiffier ones and the vast desert surrounding Sin City is always a target for expansion...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 40,289 reads 227 comments

  2. Los Angeles Clippers, Doc Rivers Scramble to Plug Holes in Chris Paul's Absence

    PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — The sailing has been anything but smooth for the Los Angeles Clippers of late...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 3,006 reads 2 comments

  3. The NBA's All-Injured Team

    Last week , we took a look at the best players from among the NBA 's most aged stars. This week, we're focusing on the top squad that could be gleaned from among the league's infirm...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 68,113 reads 221 comments

  4. The NBA's All-Old Team

    The average NBA player is getting older. Okay, that sounds stupid. Of course the average NBA player is getting older. Everyone is getting older, simply by virtue of the natural passage of time...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 31,246 reads 64 comments

  5. NBA Power Rankings: Ringing in 2014 with the Latest Hoops Hierarchy

    Happy New Year, everyone! Allow me to welcome you to 2014 with a brand-spankin'-new edition of the weekly NBA power rankings...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 255,246 reads 278 comments

  6. Andrew Bynum Could Help Clippers, Especially with Blake Griffin Shooting so Well

    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers ' lack of frontcourt depth didn't hurt them on New Year's Day against the visiting Charlotte Bobcats , not after a dominant second half that propelled the home team to a 112-85 flattening ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 6,419 reads 30 comments

  7. Doc Rivers Ends News Conference with Unprompted Endorsement of Johnny Manziel

    LOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers was jumping with joy on New Year's Day, and not just because his Los Angeles Clippers had beaten the stuffing out of the visiting Charlotte Bobcats , 112-85 ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 40,806 reads 36 comments

  8. The NBA's 'Golden Age' of Point Guards Is Only Getting Brighter

    Back in April, I pontificated on this time in basketball history constituting the "Golden Age" of point guards in the NBA . Nine months later, not much seems to have changed—not on the surface, anyway...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 38,974 reads 193 comments

  9. After Poor End to 2013, Los Angeles Clippers Work to Earn Respect in 2014

    PLAYA VISTA, CA — The Los Angeles Clippers were neither happy nor celebratory on the morning of New Year's Eve...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 1,942 reads 4 comments

  10. How to Build an NBA Franchise Around a Big Man in 3 Simple Steps

    Sometimes, it seems as though the NBA 's schedule-makers could double as storytellers, albeit unintentionally so...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 21,499 reads 80 comments

  11. NBA Power Rankings: Can Indiana Pacers Reclaim No. 1?

    Like most folks out there, the NBA takes it relatively easy during the heart of the holiday season. The entire league took off Christmas Eve, and only 10 took to the court on Christmas Day...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 145,222 reads 190 comments

  12. LaMarcus Aldridge Can Win MVP If Trail Blazers Keep Besting NBA's Top Stars

    Another test taken, another test passed for LaMarcus Aldridge and the 24-5 Portland Trail Blazers . This time, the NBA 's most surprising team took down the Los Angeles Clippers in a 116-112 overtime thriller at the Moda Center...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 26,320 reads 213 comments

  13. Jeff Teague, Eventually, Gets Buzzer-Beater to Drop in Double Overtime

    Jeff Teague took his sweet time getting off the last shot of double overtime for the Atlanta Hawks , but the ball itself took even longer to drop through the net to give the visitors a 127-125 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 57,555 reads 78 comments

  14. Are We Overvaluing 2014 NBA Draft Picks?

    You've probably heard plenty about the 2014 NBA draft by now, about the presumed depth of elite prospects likely on offer. You might even know the names of some of these superstars of tomorrow, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker chief among them...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 51,463 reads 137 comments

  15. NBA Power Rankings: Los Angeles Lakers' Rise Stunted by Kobe Bryant's Injury

    The approach of the holiday season—at least that which follows Hanukkah this year—has brought with it an eventful week in the NBA . The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers went head-to-head for the second time in eight days...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 187,300 reads 441 comments

  16. NBA Awards Odds 2013-14: Pinpointing Favorites for the Early-Season Hardware

    The NBA is still months away from naming the winners of its annual awards, but that doesn't mean we here at Bleacher Report can't take the opportunity to get in the giving spirit of the holiday season and take a look at the likely honorees...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 67,342 reads 421 comments

  17. Anthony Davis Will Have Pelicans Competing with NBA Contenders Soon Enough

    LOS ANGELES — Someday, the New Orleans Pelicans will probably be the toast of the NBA . Someday, Anthony Davis will be the one to carry the Pellies to victory against top-tier teams like the Los Angeles Clippers ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 15,826 reads 79 comments

  18. Is It Time to Take the Detroit Pistons Seriously?

    The Detroit Pistons currently sport a 12-14 record, with a negative point differential, against just the 12th-toughest schedule in the NBA so far through the 2013-14 season...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 6,457 reads 34 comments

  19. Los Angeles Clippers Take Next Step Toward "Gold Standard" with Win over Spurs

    LOS ANGELES — "The gold standard." That's how Doc Rivers referred to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday evening, even before his Los Angeles Clippers took care of the defending Western Conference champions at Staples Center in a 115-92 romp...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 4,163 reads 23 comments

  20. Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard Headed in Very Different Directions

    Let's delve for a moment into the murky world of NBA hypotheticals , highlighting Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers and Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 108,248 reads 344 comments

  21. Why Kyle Lowry Is Fool's Gold on NBA Trade Market

    Are we sure that Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri isn't the NBA 's Keyser Soze ? First, he tricked the New York Knicks into surrendering three draft picks, including ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 39,798 reads 149 comments

  22. Buying or Selling Brooklyn Nets' Three-Game Win Streak as Reason for Real Hope

    What a difference a week has made for the Brooklyn Nets . Since suffering through the humiliation of a 30-point loss on their home floor to the crosstown rival (and similarly stink-tastic) ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 1,344 reads 3 comments

  23. NBA Power Rankings: Who's Climbing, Who's Falling at Quarter-Season Mark?

    In putting together this week's edition of my NBA power rankings, I couldn't help but be reminded of Shel Silverstein's " Falling Up ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 232,677 reads 170 comments

  24. DUMMYBALL: How the NBA's Rich Teams Fell Behind the Future

    This past Dec. 8 marked the two-year anniversary of the end of the NBA 's last lockout. This date in 2011 marked the night that the owners and the players ratified the framework ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 46,044 reads 76 comments

  25. Donald Sterling, Not Superstar Egos, Doc Rivers' Biggest Hurdle with Clippers

    Doc Rivers has plenty on his proverbial plate with which to deal at the moment and not just because he's set to face the Boston Celtics , the team he coached for nine years, for the first time since bolting Beantown in June...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 4,402 reads 5 comments