1. Luol Deng Raising Cleveland Cavaliers as Los Angeles Lakers Seek Similar Lift

    Luol Deng is going to be a pretty popular guy this summer. Assuming LeBron James, Dwyane Wade , Chris Bosh , Rudy Gay and Zach Randolph don't opt out of their current contracts, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 2,690 reads 6 comments

  2. Marc Gasol's Return Makes Kevin Durant's Challenge Even More Daunting

    It never gets any easier for Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the absence of Russell Westbrook ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 6,025 reads 23 comments

  3. Can the Los Angeles Lakers Still Lure NBA Superstars?

    There's never a "good" time for the Los Angeles Lakers to be terrible, but for this franchise, which prides itself on its tradition of winning, the failings of the 2013-14 NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 38,436 reads 242 comments

  4. It's Time for Los Angeles Lakers to Follow Clippers' Blueprint

    You could write a Harry Potter-sized novel with all the developments from Friday night's embarrassing 123-87 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers that the Los Angeles Lakers would like to forget...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 12,030 reads 87 comments

  5. Why Kobe Bryant's Injury Is the Ultimate Condemnation of His Contract

    The Los Angeles Lakers , of all teams, should've known better than to give Kobe Bryant a king's ransom to play until the age of 37. One needn't flash back far through the space-time continuum to understand why...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 40,953 reads 145 comments

  6. NBA Power Rankings: How Have Injuries to Star Guards Shaken Up Standings?

    The NBA 's injury train keeps chugging down the track and unfortunately has been picking up new passengers at nearly every stop...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 245,643 reads 255 comments

  7. Doc Rivers Knows Why He Left Celtics, but Blake Griffin Provides Reminder Anyway

    LOS ANGELES — I'll admit, I was foolhardy enough to ask Doc Rivers after his Los Angeles Clippers escaped with a 111-105 win over the Boston Celtics if the result did anything to validate his decision to bounce from Beantown this past summer...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 22,147 reads 28 comments

  8. See LeBron James, Derrick Rose Through Eyes of an NBA Commercial Director

    You probably don't know who Stacy Wall is, but if you're a fan of the NBA —or if you watch TV with any regularity—you've almost certainly seen his handiwork...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 42,759 reads 46 comments

  9. Doc Rivers All Business for Second Meeting Between Clippers and Celtics

    PLAYA VISTA, CA — As the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens once sang , "The first cut is the deepest, baby I know...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 3,351 reads 1 comments

  10. 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 9 months ago 40,453 reads 232 comments

  11. 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 9 months ago 3,041 reads 2 comments

  12. 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 9 months ago 68,167 reads 221 comments

  13. 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 9 months ago 31,258 reads 64 comments

  14. 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 9 months ago 255,296 reads 278 comments

  15. 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 9 months ago 6,441 reads 30 comments

  16. 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 9 months ago 40,832 reads 36 comments

  17. 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 9 months ago 39,007 reads 193 comments

  18. 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 9 months ago 1,957 reads 4 comments

  19. 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 9 months ago 21,526 reads 80 comments

  20. 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 9 months ago 145,243 reads 190 comments

  21. 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 9 months ago 26,363 reads 213 comments

  22. 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 9 months ago 57,607 reads 78 comments

  23. 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 9 months ago 51,489 reads 137 comments

  24. 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 10 months ago 187,316 reads 441 comments

  25. 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 10 months ago 67,367 reads 421 comments