1. Surprising Studs Emerging from 2014-15 NBA Preseason

    Sparkling preseason performances are like mirages in the desert: They look great at first blush but vanish upon closer inspection...

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  2. NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up at 2014 Training Camp

    What's a grain of salt worth in the NBA ? That question is typically and most accurately answered during the preseason, wherein the vast majority of the results are best taken with that tiniest pinch of sodium chloride...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 304,546 reads 367 comments

  3. Predicting the Next Wave of Young NBA Talent to Get Contract Extensions

    Kyrie Irving got his max money from the Cleveland Cavaliers before LeBron James made them title contenders again. The Morris twins re-upped with the Phoenix Suns for a combined $52 million...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 14,370 reads 36 comments

  4. Predicting Fallout from NBA Draft Lottery Reform

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and the 30 owners who employ him will have much more to discuss at the next Board of Governors meeting than the league's shiny new national television deal ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 20,717 reads 60 comments

  5. Julius Randle at Center of L.A. Lakers' Transition to Life After Kobe Bryant

    The Los Angeles Lakers have been careful to temper expectations for Julius Randle. On paper, the rookie out of Kentucky may seem an obvious choice to receive the torch that Kobe Bryant 's carried for years, albeit in large part by default...

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  6. 10 NBA Players Due for Big Role Changes in 2014-15

    So much of the excitement surrounding NBA training camps stems from seeing familiar faces in new places...

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  7. Early NBA Preseason 2014-15 Title Odds for All 30 Teams

    The NBA preseason is nothing if not a spectacle of speculation. Media days are rife with players and coaches answering questions about their hopes and expectations for the upcoming campaign before there's been so much as a productive dribble...

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  8. The Coolest Post-NBA Careers

    By and large, the opening of NBA training camps is cause for celebration. Throngs of media descend upon practice facilities from sea to shining sea, where players and coaches alike ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 25,648 reads 24 comments

  9. Is It Time for Blake Griffin to Take Charge of Los Angeles Clippers' Fate?

    PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — The Los Angeles Clippers ' media day brought with it a predictable peppering of questions concerning the team's fourth-quarter collapse in Game 5 of last season's second-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

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  10. The Good, the Bad and the Interesting from Friday's Round of NBA Media Days

    The NBA is back...sort of. Training camps across the league are nearly underway, but before the best and brightest ballers on planet Earth get back to the business of playing ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 92,136 reads 32 comments

  11. How the NBA's Uncertain Salary Cap Could Impact Contract Extensions

    The NBA 's salary cap means something different to everyone. To the league's owners, it's a friend. It protects from wasteful spending by penalizing that behavior, all the while keeping down their labor costs...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 8,561 reads 15 comments

  12. NBA Predictions 2014-15: Win-Loss Projections for Every Team, Pre-Training Camp

    Last week, yours truly took a somewhat wild stab at sorting out the NBA 's 30 depth charts ahead of training camps opening. This week, we're tipping things off by cranking the Speculation-O-Meter up to 11 ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 350,994 reads 600 comments

  13. Projecting Every NBA Team's Depth Chart, 2014 Training Camp Edition

    The air is cooling, the leaves are changing colors and football's demons are rearing their ugly heads once again. That can only mean one thing.....

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 132,238 reads 413 comments

  14. How Great Will LeBron James' Economic Impact Be in Cleveland?

    What does LeBron James mean to Cleveland? That depends on who you talk to. To the Cleveland Cavaliers and their long-suffering fans, James' return to his roots in Northeast ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 30,877 reads 18 comments

  15. Everything You Need to Know About Los Angeles Clippers' Joe Ingles

    Dante Exum isn't the only wonder from down under who's set to debut in the NBA during the 2014-15 season. According to Eurobasket ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 8,082 reads 8 comments

  16. Could Basketball Ever Become the Most Popular Sport in the World?

    Much has changed on the global basketball scene since the original Dream Team stormed its way to Olympic gold some 22 years ago. The sport is now a fixture in most (if not all) of the countries on Earth...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 57,295 reads 66 comments

  17. The NBA's Most Fertile Foreign Frontiers

    Basketball doesn't stop when the NBA season ends. Instead, the game goes global, with international tournaments and overseas tours by the sport's biggest stars to fill the summer months...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 92,197 reads 163 comments

  18. 2014 NBA Offseason Awards

    I wish I could say the NBA 's summer of 2014 is almost over, but, unfortunately, I can't. We still have to sit through the entire month of September before training camps open, and we won't have any meaningful regular-season games to watch until Oct...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 96,495 reads 176 comments

  19. Meet Thon Maker, the 7-Foot Phenom Who Has College and NBA Scouts Salivating

    GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — You don't have to watch Thon Maker play basketball to get at least an inkling of how special he is and what he might become. The slender 7-foot physique...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 684,484 reads 352 comments

  20. NBA Power Rankings, Post-Kevin Love Trade

    At long last, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Cleveland Cavaliers can make it official. They don't have to keep their Love a secret. Their Kevin Love trade, that is...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 530,133 reads 790 comments

  21. Predicting NBA Stat Leaders for Every Major Category During 2014-15 Season

    Numbers have long been an integral part of sports fandom , but never quite to the extent that they are today, particularly in the NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 80,202 reads 313 comments

  22. Steve Ballmer, Clippers Start Washing Away Stain of Donald Sterling Era

    LOS ANGELES — April 29, 2014 feels like a distant memory now for the Los Angeles Clippers and their fans, and not just because that day came four months ago...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 57,475 reads 112 comments

  23. Projecting Every NBA Team's Starting 5 for 2014-15 Season

    It's all well and good that the NBA has released its schedule for the 2014-15 season, but what good is it to drool over marquee matchups if we don't know which players are actually ...

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  24. LeBron James Turns Cleveland Cavaliers into Top Destination for NBA Ring Chasers

    Ray Allen is still mulling his options in free agency. So, too, is Shawn Marion. Both could very well wind up with the Cleveland Cavaliers , just like Mike Miller and James Jones already have...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 32,908 reads 59 comments

  25. Way-Too-Early Predictions for Every Major NBA Award Winner in 2014-15

    Your crystal ball would probably need a crystal ball of its own to figure out who's going to lay claim to the NBA 's most important superlatives in 2014-15...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 235,590 reads 521 comments