1. What's Driving Los Angeles Clippers' Fascination with Headcases?

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. The Los Angeles Clippers can hardly be considered one of the NBA 's more desperate teams—not yet, anyway. They currently sport a 14-8 record, good enough to lead the Pacific Division by two games...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 2,099 reads 9 comments

  2. Definitive Guide to Pacers vs. Spurs and Saturday's NBA Action

    If you've got NBA League Pass at your disposal, you may want to reconsider your weekend plans. For Saturday evening, at least...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 9,495 reads 31 comments

  3. Will the Real Monta Ellis Please Stand Up?

    Will the real Monta Ellis please stand up? (he's playing incredibly efficient basketball right now and is making smart decisions when selecting shots; the last few years, not so much...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 12,346 reads 36 comments

  4. How the Short-Handed Los Angeles Lakers Survived Without Kobe Bryant

    A 106-100 road win against the now-4-13 Sacramento Kings may not seem like anything worth highlighting, but for these Los Angeles Lakers , this victory might as well be a clarion call for optimism in the City of Angels...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 23,136 reads 64 comments

  5. NBA Power Rankings: How All 30 Teams Stack Up in Early December

    You know how I can tell the 2013-14 NBA season has just about reached the quarter mark? It's not the date on the calendar, though this milestone of the annual campaign usually falls right around early December...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 207,467 reads 370 comments

  6. NBA Awards Odds 2013-14: Predicting Winners at Season's Quarter Mark

    Last time we took a look at the races for the NBA 's six major awards, we were but a week into the 2013-14 season. Surely, it was too early to make any meaningful projections, regardless of the equestrian terms in which we couched them...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 39,313 reads 213 comments

  7. Which Team Is Worse, New York Knicks or Brooklyn Nets?

    Jason Kidd has already played a pivotal role in a handful of controversies during his first few months as the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 15,953 reads 83 comments

  8. Definitive Plan for Expanding the NBA Abroad

    The NBA is once again set to extend its reach beyond the U.S. and Canada. On Wednesday, the San Antonio Spurs and the Minnesota Timberwolves will go toe-to-toe at Mexico City Arena as part of the NBA Global Games Mexico City 2013...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 12,157 reads 25 comments

  9. The NBA Coach's Guide to Getting Fired

    Frank Vogel and Terry Stotts can rest easy. For a moment, anyway. On Monday, the NBA announced that the head coaches of the Indiana Pacers and the Portland Trail Blazers ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 11,471 reads 20 comments

  10. Are the New York Knicks the NBA's Most Dysfunctional Franchise?

    Nine. That's how many games the New York Knicks have now lost...consecutively. Only the Milwaukee Bucks , who quashed an 11-game skid this past weekend, have been victims of a more disspiriting slide so far through the 2013-14 NBA season...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 23,381 reads 100 comments

  11. Dunk of the Night from Friday's NBA Action

    Usually, you'd think the Dunk of the Night should actually count. But for this beautiful finish of a Greivis Vasquez lob by Derrick Williams —which was ultimately disallowed ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 5,676 reads 3 comments

  12. NBA's Best and Worst Individual Performances of November

    Can you believe it? The first month of the 2013-14 NBA season has already come and gone. Seems like only yesterday that we were all yapping about who would unseat the Miami Heat, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 33,231 reads 72 comments

  13. 7 Takeaways from Friday Night's Dramatic NBA Action

    Don't let all the blowouts fool you; the final Friday of November was, indeed, a thrilling one in the NBA . Of the 13 games on the schedule, six came down to the wire, with two requiring overtime to sort out winners and losers...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 29,812 reads 105 comments

  14. Russell Westbrook Exacts Cold-Blooded Revenge on Golden State Warriors

    Two games. Two thrilling finishes between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder . Two great shots by Russell Westbrook . Last time, Westbrook splashed through a deep three-pointer to put the Thunder ahead, 115-114, with just 2.

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 22,744 reads 80 comments

  15. NBA Power Rankings: How Will Derrick Rose Injury Reshape the Landscape?

    Injuries are as much a fact of life in the NBA as death and taxes are for the general population. Us hoops heads were reminded of this cruel reality in a big way during the week around the Association...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 282,536 reads 369 comments

  16. The Argument for LeBron James Returning to Cleveland Cavs in 2014 Free Agency

    Let me be clear: I don't think LeBron James will leave the Miami Heat in the summer of 2014, when he'll be eligible to opt out of his current contract...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 23,696 reads 91 comments

  17. Jason Kidd Has No Clue How to React to Brooklyn Nets Winning

    Forgive Jason Kidd for not knowing what to make of the Brooklyn Nets ' too-close-for-comfort 102-100 win over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 62,168 reads 63 comments

  18. Forces Conspiring to Keep Banged-Up Brooklyn Nets Afloat in Eastern Conference

    For the first time in what feels like forever, the Brooklyn Nets caught a break on Tuesday night. Unless, of course, you count their biggest break of all—playing in the downtrodden Eastern Conference...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 6,854 reads 14 comments

  19. Will Kobe Bryant's Lakers Farewell Tour Lead to Bitter Disappointment?

    There's no simple way to properly evaluate Kobe Bryant 's two-year, $48.5 million extension to extend his run with the Los Angeles Lakers to an even 20 years, per ESPN ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 6,788 reads 35 comments

  20. Pau Gasol Keeps LA Lakers Within Striking Distance of Western Conference Pack

    Pau Gasol 's long been one to lend a hand to those in need. For years, the sinewy Spaniard has served as an ambassador for UNICEF, doing his best to lift up strife-stricken communities in the farthest corners of planet Earth...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 8,843 reads 28 comments

  21. Brooklyn Nets Learning How Essential Brook Lopez Is to NBA Playoff Pipe Dreams

    Another night, another embarrassing loss for the Brooklyn Nets . A 111-81 wipeout on the road against the vastly improved Minnesota Timberwolves still isn't cause enough for ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 6,062 reads 13 comments

  22. Mark Cuban: Los Angeles Lakers Inquired About Dirk Nowitzki

    Can you imagine Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki , NBA rivals and superstar peers for well over a decade, suiting up for the same side? Okay, maybe it's not that tough to picture...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 46,467 reads 62 comments

  23. NBA Power Rankings: Can Miami Heat Unseat Indiana Pacers from Pole Position?

    Can you feel it? The rumbling in the NBA power rankings? They're moving and changing, just as the actual league that lay beneath them is sorting itself out...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 209,566 reads 375 comments

  24. Is This the Beginning of the End of Steve Nash's Iconic NBA Career?

    Perhaps Peter Vecsey was just trolling everyone—the Los Angeles Lakers included—when he tweeted out this panic-inducing nugget about Steve Nash the other night: ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 7,233 reads 55 comments

  25. Is This the Year of the NBA Sophomore?

    As the late, great and ever quotable Al McGuire once said , "The best thing about freshmen is that they become sophomores...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 17,984 reads 20 comments