1. NBA Power Rankings: Post-Trade Deadline Standings for All 30 Teams

    Is anyone else relieved that the NBA 's trade deadline has come and gone? No more tracking ridiculous rumors or refreshing HoopsHype every five seconds. No more second-guessing anonymous "sources...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 278,506 reads 140 comments

  2. Happy Birthday, Chuck: Charles Barkley's Most 'Shaqtin a Fool' Moments

    Happy birthday, Charles Barkley ! The NBA Hall of Famer and TNT personality turned 51 on Thursday. To celebrate the Round Mound of Rebound's arrival on Earth on Feb...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 9,035 reads 3 comments

  3. Would a New Orleans Pelicans Tank Job Jeopardize Anthony Davis' Development?

    The New Orleans Pelicans find themselves in a precarious position with the NBA 's Feb. 20 trade deadline right around the corner...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 992 reads 2 comments

  4. Blake Griffin Rising to Elite Status Faster Than LA Clippers Can Keep Up

    Blake Griffin 's been on the fast track to superstardom since he first set foot in the NBA at the start of the 2010-11 season, but his play over the last month or two has further accelerated that already meteoric rise...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 5,353 reads 17 comments

  5. Can Lamar Odom Use Spanish Basketball as Springboard Back to the NBA?

    The last time Lamar Odom sought out a change of scenery, his NBA career fell into disrepair, to the point where he left the Dallas Mavericks on bad terms before washing out of the ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 862 reads 0 comments

  6. Will Kobe Bryant Ever Be Able to Be an Elite NBA Star Again?

    As great as the 2014 NBA All-Star Game turned out to be, it was still overshadowed, at least in part, by those who weren't fit to participate—chief among them, Kobe Bryant ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 9,519 reads 51 comments

  7. In Defense of the Greatest Spectacle in Sports, the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

    The NBA Slam Dunk Contest gets a lot of guff—far more than it deserves. It's practically an annual rite of midwinter for talking heads and McKayla Maroney types ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 11,136 reads 24 comments

  8. NBA Power Rankings: Who's Hot and Who's Not at All-Star Break

    I think I speak for most of the NBA when I say that All-Star Weekend comes as a welcome reprieve from the status quo. Not that I don't enjoy watching meaningful basketball as much as the next hoophead...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 346,544 reads 336 comments

  9. A Brief History of New Orleans Basketball, According to Voice of the Pelicans

    For the second time in six years, New Orleans will host the NBA 's All-Star Weekend, with one of the city's own making his debut as a local ambassador for the festivities. In 2008, Chris Paul played the part for the Hornets at New Orleans Arena...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 1,269 reads 0 comments

  10. The NBA's Addition-by-Subtraction All-Stars

    Sometimes, less is more. That lesson has come home to roost in a big way in the NBA so far through the 2013-14 season...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 10,681 reads 9 comments

  11. OKC Thunder Quietly Distancing Themselves from Western Conference Powers

    Holding the fort without Russell Westbrook would've been victory enough for these Oklahoma City Thunder ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 14,377 reads 79 comments

  12. Have Cleveland Cavaliers Blown Their 2nd Chance at LeBron James?

    Whatever opportunity the Cleveland Cavaliers might have had to lure LeBron James back to his home state appears to have gone by the wayside. Simply put, the franchise that took James No...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 16,084 reads 104 comments

  13. Kendall Marshall More Important Than Ever to Los Angeles Lakers' Future

    The 2013-14 NBA season has been a roller coaster for Kendall Marshall , to say the least. The Phoenix Suns traded him to the Washington Wizards on Oct. 25, who promptly waived him three days later...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 22,038 reads 56 comments

  14. Who's the Best In-Game Dunker in the NBA?

    Between the recent jam fest involving the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Clippers, Tobias Harris' game-winner against the Oklahoma City Thunder and the revealing of the stacked field ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 32,779 reads 157 comments

  15. Amid Los Angeles Lakers' Lost Season, Steve Nash Finds Reasons to Survive

    "Survive the day." That, according to Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding , has been Steve Nash 's mantra throughout this most trying of seasons for the future Hall of Famer ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 6,562 reads 14 comments

  16. NBA Power Rankings: How the Association Stacks Up in Early February

    January has come and gone. The concurrent hot streak of Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder are officially things of the past. But that doesn't mean the NBA 's dog days are over just yet...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 282,710 reads 199 comments

  17. The Biggest Flops and Busts of the 2013-14 NBA Season So Far

    Not to be a Danny Downer or a Negative Ned or anything like that, but I can't help but think of the 2013-14 NBA season as one marked by disappointment so far. The injury bug has ravaged the league's stash of superstars like (seemingly) never before..

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 42,914 reads 57 comments

  18. NBA Youngsters on the Cusp of All-Star Status

    We are (or should be) well past the point of talking about players who were "snubbed" from the 2014 NBA All-Star Game...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 72,551 reads 178 comments

  19. NBA MVP Odds 2014: Can LeBron James Catch Kevin Durant?

    The 2013-14 NBA MVP race has shifted considerably in just two weeks since we last looked at it . Kevin Durant extended his streak of 30-plus-point games to 12 before bringing ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 16,007 reads 60 comments

  20. Kevin Durant's NBA MVP Candidacy About Much More Than LeBron James

    The NBA is still months away from crowning an MVP for the 2013-14 season, but if the campaign ended today, Kevin Durant would most likely be the choice to break LeBron James ' stranglehold on the most prestigious award in basketball...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 1,864 reads 4 comments

  21. Even Al Jefferson Exposes Suddenly Starless Los Angeles Lakers

    If the Los Angeles Lakers haven't hit rock bottom yet, they sure are getting close. Six losses in a row and 18 in their past 21 outings would be sorry-enough indicators on their own...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 3,747 reads 12 comments

  22. Biggest Individual Winners from NBA's Trade Season so Far

    The winter trade winds have been awfully quiet around the NBA of late. Rumors are still swirling from time to time, though few would mistake the handful of transactions executed thus far for a landscape-shifting flurry...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 16,714 reads 12 comments

  23. NBA Power Rankings: OKC Thunder Red-Hot, Everyone Else on Red Alert

    You'd think that a week marked by All-Star Game announcements would be a great one for the NBA 's best teams...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 350,252 reads 277 comments

  24. Biggest Priorities and Challenges for Incoming NBA Commissioner Adam Silver

    Feb. 1, 2014 will mark the end of one era and the beginning of another in the NBA . On that day, David Stern will officially cede his throne as the commissioner of the league to long-time deputy Adam Silver...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 2,707 reads 7 comments

  25. Is Jason Kidd Actually a Good NBA Coach?

    For any rookie in any profession, there are learning curves and growing pains to overcome on the journey from basic competency to excellence...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 20,305 reads 38 comments