1. Why Miami Heat Need Greg Oden, and What FA Chase Proves of Bigs in Today's NBA

    There's a misconception that's been floating around the NBA since Mike D'Antoni's "Seven Seconds or Less" Phoenix Suns took basketball by storm: that size doesn't matter, that the true center is a relic of basketball's glorious past...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 46,731 reads 110 comments

  2. The Reverse NBA Power Rankings: Who's Tanking Hardest for Andrew Wiggins?

    Don't worry. You're not going crazy. Everyone in the NBA is, indeed, tanking. Or, at least, it seems that way, doesn't it? If you're not the Miami Heat, the San Antonio Spurs, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 41,456 reads 149 comments

  3. Would 3rd Straight Heat Title Keep LeBron James in Miami After 2013-14?

    In the NBA , superstars don't leave their teams after winning championships. They don't leave future titles on the table. And they certainly don't ditch three-peats...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 24,907 reads 179 comments

  4. Definitive Los Angeles Lakers Fan Guide to Surviving 2013-14 Rebuilding Season

    Let's face it, folks. The Los Angeles Lakers aren't going to be any good next season. Heck, they might even stink up the Staples Center like it's 2004-05 (or worse) now that Kobe Bryant 's down and Dwight Howard 's out...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 22,547 reads 91 comments

  5. Has LeBron James Become the Most Popular Athlete in the World?

    LeBron James is the king of basketball these days—and, boy, is it ever good to be the King . He's led the Miami Heat to the last two NBA championships, won four of five ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 99,848 reads 223 comments

  6. Will Houston Rockets Belong to James Harden or Dwight Howard in 2013-14?

    Somehow, Los Angeles—the sprawling, star-studded metropolis that it is—wasn't big enough for Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 37,800 reads 336 comments

  7. One Burning Question Each NBA Team Must Answer Before Next Season

    The 2013 NBA Summer League is coming to a close, which, for all you hoops heads out there, means that the next two months will be awfully devoid of the sound of sneakers squeaking and leather balls bouncing...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 137,425 reads 447 comments

  8. NBA Power Rankings: Stacking Up Every Team After 2013 Free-Agent Frenzy

    You know that NBA free agency has just about run its course for the summer when Brandon Jennings and Gerald Henderson are the biggest names left on the market...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 600,239 reads 1459 comments

  9. Andrew Wiggins Talks Expectations and His NBA Future

    Bright lights are nothing new for Andrew Wiggins. The precocious kid out of Canada has been dealing with them for more than a year now, ever since he exploded onto the prep basketball scene...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 33,395 reads 48 comments

  10. Paul George Previews 2013-14 Indiana Pacers and Dishes on Andrew Wiggins

    A year ago, Paul George was just another guy trying to make a name for himself with the Indiana Pacers . Now, he's a bona fide NBA All-Star with an even brighter future ahead of him...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 37,435 reads 80 comments

  11. What It's Like to Play with Kobe Bryant Through the Eyes of Past Teammates

    What's it like to work with Kobe Bryant ? What's it like to interact with one of the greatest and most competitive players in NBA history on a daily basis? Depends on whom you ask...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 60,197 reads 323 comments

  12. The Definitive Strategy for Dominating the NBA Offseason

    NBA offseasons are like cats: There are many ways to skin 'em. In a proverbial sense, that is. (Please, PETA, don't come after me!) For some teams, that means scrapping ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 15,043 reads 16 comments

  13. Is Los Angeles Clippers' Vaunted Bench Mob Even Stronger Than Last Year's Group?

    The Los Angeles Clippers raised the franchise's bar for excellence to new heights last season. They won a team-record 56 games, put together just the third perfect month in NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 19,002 reads 50 comments

  14. Why Nick Young Is Perfect Replacement for Metta World Peace with LA Lakers

    There's no replacing Metta World Peace. Not because the NBA free-agent market is absent wing players who could replicate the 33-year-old ex-Ron Artest's production (12...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 16,208 reads 37 comments

  15. Brooklyn Nets Making a Mockery of NBA Salary Cap, but to What End?

    It's no secret that Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov enjoys hip-hop and even dabbles in the lyrical arts from time to time. Such would seem to be the natural outgrowth of a business partnership with rap mogul Jay-Z...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 116,947 reads 359 comments

  16. Why Andrew Bynum to Cleveland Cavaliers Is the Smartest Signing of the Summer

    It's not every day that an NBA team signs a 25-year-old All-Star for a "down payment" of just $6 million...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 13,722 reads 30 comments

  17. 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 1 year ago 39,688 reads 191 comments

  18. 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 1 year ago 9,897 reads 40 comments

  19. 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 11,874 reads 136 comments

  20. 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 36,090 reads 79 comments

  21. 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 23,140 reads 54 comments

  22. 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 31,817 reads 129 comments

  23. 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 78,867 reads 412 comments

  24. 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 15,652 reads 27 comments

  25. 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 150,548 reads 461 comments