1. The Most Underappreciated NBA Player at Every Position

    Theoretically speaking, no quality NBA player should ever go without a considerable modicum of appreciation in today's hyper-connected world...

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  2. NBA Power Rankings: How Each Team Stacks Up to Start 2015

    Happy 2015, everyone! The new year brings with it, among other things, a new set of power rankings, albeit in the same, old format. The turning of the calendar from 2014 forward comes with plenty of significant change across the NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 520,168 reads 843 comments

  3. 1 New Year's Resolution for Each NBA Team in 2015

    What's your New Year's resolution? Is it to get back in the gym? Start cooking for yourself? Maybe you're trying to travel more in 2015, or save up for something big. Maybe your resolution is to not resolve to do anything at all...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 273,631 reads 224 comments

  4. Dante Exum Learning to Navigate NBA During Rocky Rookie Season

    LOS ANGELES — It wasn't all that long ago that Dante Exum was back in his home country of Australia, running summer camp drills with eager youngsters at the Institute of Sport, where he played prior to his arrival in the NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 4,275 reads 13 comments

  5. How Much Better Will the Detroit Pistons Be Without Josh Smith?

    It's not at all uncommon for a breakup to benefit both parties. If the circumstances of a given union are so dire as to even consider a split, chances are, that relationship wasn't going to last in any healthy way anyway...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 41,148 reads 91 comments

  6. Top-Seeded Warriors Still Far From Panic Mode after 2-Game Skid in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES — Even the most legendary teams in NBA history have run into rough patches. The 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers lost back-to-back games before ripping off a record 33 wins in a row and dropping four out of six immediately thereafter...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 6,462 reads 23 comments

  7. 2014-15 NBA Power Rankings: How All 30 Teams Shake Out After Christmas

    The gifts have been unwrapped, the stockings unstuffed, the eggnog snogged and the relatives eschewed. Christmas is over, which for much of the sports-consuming public, means the NBA season has only begun...

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  8. There's More to Life in the NBA Than Winning Championships

    Herm Edwards never played or coached basketball at a high level, but there's a reason the ex-NFLer's famous postgame rant is still so popular in the sports world. That is because it's true...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 33,322 reads 58 comments

  9. OKC Thunder's Supporting Cast Key to Surviving Without Kevin Durant

    So far, all indications are that Kevin Durant 's right ankle will be fine. The Oklahoma City Thunder 's staff had to convince Durant to sit out the second half of the team's 114-109 ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 20,726 reads 37 comments

  10. 2014-15 NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up After 7 Weeks of Action

    That rumbling you're feeling beneath your feet? That's just the NBA landscape shifting during the heart of the holiday season...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 483,430 reads 676 comments

  11. Stock Up, Stock Down for the Maligned 2013 NBA Draft Class

    The 2013 NBA draft got a bad rap coming out of the gate, albeit one that was somewhat deserved. Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 pick, struggled mightily in his debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 66,391 reads 152 comments

  12. Greg Monroe Heard About Trade Rumors from 'Little Kid' on Instagram

    LOS ANGELES — In today's social media-crazed sports world, news can and often does come from anywhere. Greg Monroe knows a thing or two about that...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 14,923 reads 21 comments

  13. Early Starting Lineup Predictions for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game

    The 2015 NBA All-Star Game is still more than two months away, but the process of choosing which 10 players will start between the East and West in New York has already begun. In truth, the voting, which opened on Dec...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 67,785 reads 261 comments

  14. Washington Wizards Use Defense as Calling Card to Rip Through Eastern Conference

    It's no surprise that the Washington Wizards are currently creeping toward pole position in the East. They won 44 games in 2013-14, but they looked like a far better team than that while nearly sneaking their way into the conference finals...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 11,080 reads 56 comments

  15. 2014-2015 NBA Power Rankings at the Quarter Mark of the Season

    Can you believe it? A quarter of the 2014-15 NBA season has already come and gone. It seems like only yesterday basketball fans were wondering when Kevin Durant would be back, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 487,753 reads 703 comments

  16. Cleveland Cavaliers Riding Improved Defense Toward Top of Eastern Conference

    Everyone and their mother could've predicted that these Cleveland Cavaliers wouldn't have any problems scoring points...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 2,936 reads 7 comments

  17. No. 2 Best City to Be a Sports Fan: Los Angeles/Anaheim

    How much does where you live matter as a sports fan? The short answer is: It depends. If you're an Alabama football fan, there's no better place to live than Tuscaloosa. If you're a Red Sox fan, there's no worse place to live than New York City...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 9,680 reads 34 comments

  18. Flip Saunders' Message to Rookie Studs: 'You Get What You Earn'

    LOS ANGELES — There's something tantalizing about teenagers in the NBA . Something about the innate talent that brought them to basketball's biggest stage at such a young age, and the prodigious potential that could keep them there...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 8,607 reads 14 comments

  19. The Business of Being a Bench 'Superman' in the NBA

    Playing in the NBA is a privilege earned by and reserved for only the world's most elite basketball players. Starting is a privilege among the privileged. But coming off the bench has its perks...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 49,569 reads 45 comments

  20. Cleveland Cavaliers' 6th Straight Win Is Most Convincing Performance Yet

    It's still way too early to crown the Cleveland Cavaliers as anything close to NBA title favorites, but if their latest trip across the 49th parallel was any indication, they're at least inching closer to contention...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 56,276 reads 288 comments

  21. 2014-15 NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up in Early December

    The theme of injuries is a tired, boring but nonetheless unavoidable one in the world of sports, including the NBA ...

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  22. 2014-15 NBA Power Rankings at the End of November

    We all have something to be thankful for: friends, family, good fortune, the basic fact of drawing breath and being alive. The NBA , too, has plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 251,869 reads 632 comments

  23. Ranking the 10 Most Surprising Hot Starts in the NBA

    Can you believe that the 2014-15 NBA season is already nearly month old? It seems like only yesterday that the San Antonio Spurs were collecting rings and eking out a home win over the Dallas Mavericks...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 41,430 reads 77 comments

  24. Can the Dallas Mavericks' Record-Setting Offense Last All Season?

    Ever wonder what happens when the NBA 's most unstoppable force meets its most moveable object? Well, wonder no more...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 23,449 reads 79 comments

  25. 2014-15 NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up After 3 Weeks of Action

    If the NBA were Hogwarts—and with all the witchcraft and wizardry its players are able to pull off from night to night, it just might be—we'd still be waiting for the Sorting Hat to split all 30 teams into their respective houses...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 293,769 reads 417 comments