1. 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 1 year ago 21,572 reads 80 comments

  2. 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 1 year ago 145,353 reads 190 comments

  3. 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 1 year ago 26,474 reads 213 comments

  4. 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 1 year ago 57,797 reads 78 comments

  5. 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 1 year ago 51,560 reads 137 comments

  6. 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 1 year ago 187,268 reads 441 comments

  7. 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 1 year ago 67,460 reads 421 comments

  8. 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 1 year ago 16,077 reads 79 comments

  9. 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 1 year ago 6,521 reads 34 comments

  10. 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 1 year ago 4,188 reads 23 comments

  11. 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 1 year ago 109,575 reads 343 comments

  12. 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 1 year ago 40,526 reads 149 comments

  13. 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 1 year ago 1,400 reads 3 comments

  14. 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 1 year ago 232,684 reads 170 comments

  15. 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 1 year ago 46,097 reads 76 comments

  16. 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 1 year ago 4,484 reads 5 comments

  17. Even Totally Healthy Kobe Bryant Won't Cure All That Ails Los Angeles Lakers

    Better Kobe Bryant , same result for the Los Angeles Lakers . On Tuesday, the Black Mamba became the 10th different Laker to lead the team in scoring, with 20 points on just ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 15,812 reads 102 comments

  18. 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 1 year ago 2,161 reads 9 comments

  19. 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 1 year ago 9,566 reads 31 comments

  20. 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 1 year ago 12,686 reads 36 comments

  21. 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 1 year ago 23,279 reads 64 comments

  22. 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 1 year ago 207,599 reads 366 comments

  23. 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 1 year ago 39,475 reads 213 comments

  24. 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 1 year ago 16,082 reads 83 comments

  25. 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 1 year ago 13,180 reads 25 comments