1. Disaster Scenarios Where Los Angeles Lakers' Mediocrity Could Linger

    If you hadn't noticed, things aren't exactly looking up for the Los Angeles Lakers right now. Dwight Howard 's gone, Kobe Bryant 's on the shelf with a torn Achilles, Pau Gasol's ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 39,672 reads 191 comments

  2. A Brief NBA History Lesson for Houston Rockets Owner Leslie Alexander

    Hey there, Leslie Alexander! Wait, can I call you Les? How often do you have to deal with stupid "Les is more" puns? Can I workshop a few with you right now? You're right, this is neither the time nor the place...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 9,855 reads 40 comments

  3. Do Minnesota Timberwolves' Free-Agency Moves Make Them Playoff Contenders?

    The Minnesota Timberwolves have been plenty active in retooling their roster since the end of the 2012-13 NBA season. But, as the late, great John Wooden once said, "Never mistake activity for achievement...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 11,857 reads 136 comments

  4. Ranking NBA Stars Who Have Most to Gain from Working with Hakeem Olajuwon

    The summer of 2013 is shaping up to be the busiest one yet for Hakeem Olajuwon . The trickle of stars seeking help from the Houston Rockets Hall of Famer and all-around NBA legend ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 36,076 reads 79 comments

  5. Why Metta World Peace's Amnesty Hurts Lakers Nation More Than D12's Exit Does

    July 10th, 2013 will go down as a tough day in the history of the Los Angeles Lakers . Because, according to Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register , that's when the Lakers ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 23,131 reads 54 comments

  6. Blueprint for Los Angeles Lakers' Version of 'Rebuilding' Process

    The Los Angeles Lakers aren't like most NBA teams. They compete for championships as if by birthright. They've missed the playoffs just five times in their 65-year history and have won 16 championships in 31 trips to the NBA Finals...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 31,778 reads 129 comments

  7. Why NBA Teams Shouldn't Hoard Cap Space for 2014

    It's the latest trope to hit the NBA . It's the saving grace of fading franchises in major markets, like the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks. It's the long-shot hope of a mid-tier team like the Cleveland Cavaliers...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 78,840 reads 412 comments

  8. See Free Agency Through the Eyes of an NBA Journeyman

    Matt Barnes knows a thing or two about NBA free agency. He's been one on eight different occasions, including this one, and has worn the jerseys of eight different franchises in his 10 years as a pro...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 15,642 reads 27 comments

  9. How Dwight Howard Signing Shakes Up NBA Free Agency

    So Dwight Howard is off the market, as is former Atlanta Hawks star Josh Smith , thereby ending what will go down as arguably the longest five-day stretch in the history of NBA free agency ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 150,523 reads 461 comments

  10. NBA Power Rankings, Post-Dwight Howard Signing with Houston Rockets for 2013-14

    It's alright, everyone. You're free to go about living your lives as you normally would've again. The "Dwightmare" is over; Howard informed the Lakers of his decision Friday evening...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 563,718 reads 986 comments

  11. Pros, Cons of LA Lakers Signing & Trading Dwight Howard vs. Watching Him Walk

    Dwightmare 2013 has (hopefully) reached its final hours, with the "action" as riveting or as frustrating as it's ever been for NBA fans, depending on where they stand with Dwight Howard ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 22,288 reads 23 comments

  12. How the Los Angeles Lakers Rebuild Their Front Line If Dwight Howard Goes

    Watch out, Los Angeles Lakers fans! The sky is falling! Earl Clark is leaving town! Okay, so maybe I'm being facetious about the impact of losing Clark to the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 52,291 reads 195 comments

  13. How NBA 'Stars' Can Evolve into Legit Superstars Next Season

    The NBA 's seasonal "Circle of Life" usually entails the ceremonial lifting of at least one Simba -like figure to new heights of basketball brilliance...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 29,309 reads 146 comments

  14. Winners and Losers of Clippers-Suns-Bucks Three-Way Deal Involving Eric Bledsoe

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have our first major trade of the NBA 's 2013 free-agency period! And no, the deal that'll send Andrea Bargnani to the New York Knicks doesn't count.....

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 189,562 reads 255 comments

  15. Dwight Howard Rumors: Latest on D12's Free-Agency Decision

    Dwightmare 2.0 is well under way, with wine-and-dine meetings soon to give way to what figure to be days (if not weeks) of deliberation for Dwight Howard ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 91,925 reads 520 comments

  16. Are Brooklyn Nets Repeating Los Angeles Lakers' 2012-13 Mistakes?

    Once upon a time, an NBA team playing in a major media market—with an aging roster, a bloated payroll, and outsized expectations—shocked the league by acquiring two soon-to-be-Hall-of-Famers in a desperate push to win a championship...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 15,374 reads 68 comments

  17. Odds Dwight Howard Ends Up with Each Potential Free-Agency Suitor

    Dwightmare 2013 is off and running! What? You're not excited about it? I for one can empathize. The NBA and those who love it have been plagued by the question of Dwight Howard ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 133,842 reads 394 comments

  18. Andrew Bynum vs. Greg Oden: Which Injury-Prone Big Is Better Free-Agent Gamble?

    Andrew Bynum hasn't played in an NBA game in over a year. Greg Oden's been out of action for nearly four years himself. And yet, both have already garnered plenty of interest on the league's newly reopened free-agent market...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 47,612 reads 147 comments

  19. The Billionaire Behind the NBA's Newest Super Team, Mikhail Prokhorov

    How is it that the Brooklyn Nets —already capped and taxed up the you-know-what while employing the likes of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez—can afford to ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 158,040 reads 119 comments

  20. Some NBA Draft Busts Are Made, Not Born

    What if? It's a simple question but a dangerous one. It begs us to consider counterfactuals in a serious light, to use hindsight to judge a situation based on hypotheticals , to which there are no definitive answers...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 43,838 reads 70 comments

  21. NBA Power Rankings: Post-2013 Draft Edition

    Another year, another whirlwind of an NBA draft. Except the 2013 edition seemed zanier than usual, didn't it? And not just because it was David Stern's last at the podium before he retires...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 115,106 reads 509 comments

  22. Andrew Bynum Sweepstakes Have Officially Begun After Nerlens Noel Trade

    Hey, NBA general managers! Listen up! According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports , the Philadelphia 76ers have traded Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 53,470 reads 60 comments

  23. Ricky Rubio's Advice for NBA Draft Prospects

    The 2013 NBA Draft may lack the budding superstars that sputtering franchises crave, but that doesn't mean this year's international crop need be overlooked...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 7,139 reads 3 comments

  24. Breaking Down the NBA's Biggest 2013 Free-Agent Dilemmas

    There's no need to weep for the NBA 's free agents, unless you're worried about one of them ditching your favorite team for another place to play...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 19,505 reads 12 comments

  25. Has LeBron James Finally Earned Back America's Trust?

    Winning takes care of everything—not just what goes on between the lines or inside the locker room. And not just because Tiger Woods and Nike said so ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 12,647 reads 81 comments