1. Saturday NBA Roundup: It's Time to Stop Doubting the Toronto Raptors

    After practicing with the Cleveland Cavaliers in Los Angeles on Saturday morning, LeBron James sounded like someone who, while concerned about his squad's intermittent issues, was confident in its standing within the bigger picture...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 45,149 reads 203 comments

  2. 30 Bold Predictions for the Final Month of the 2015-16 NBA Season

    Crystal balls are hard to come by these days, what with Miss Cleo being off the air and all. Where else are NBA fans supposed to go for their late-season prognostications? Well, right here, for one...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 18,223 reads 25 comments

  3. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Carmelo Anthony's Timeline Out of Sync with Knicks' Future

    Five years after Carmelo Anthony forced his way to the Big Apple, folks in the Mile High City still aren't happy with him...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 40,297 reads 97 comments

  4. NBA Rookie Progress Meter: D'Angelo Russell Thriving in Return to Starting 5

    March can be a tricky time for NBA rookies. On the one hand, they're grinding through the dog days of the league's 82-game schedule, doing their darndest to avoid the proverbial rookie wall—assuming they haven't already crashed into it...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 24,723 reads 26 comments

  5. NBA Awards Odds 2015-16: Predicting Who Will Take Home the Hardware

    The Grammys and Oscars have come and gone, but that doesn't mean awards season is over. It's merely on hiatus until spring, when the NBA starts handing out its own hardware. There's still vigorous competition for the league's top honors...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 45,452 reads 142 comments

  6. Why Your Favorite NBA Team Won't Win the Title: March Edition

    The NBA has officially entered the dog days of the 2015-16 season. While the pros recover from their All-Star break hangovers to slog through the league's stretch run, the nation ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 121,063 reads 225 comments

  7. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum Leading Shocking Playoff Push

    Last season, when the Portland Trail Blazers looked like bona fide Western Conference contenders, LaMarcus Aldridge offered up a nickname for the team's blistering backcourt of Damian Lillard and Wesley Matthews...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 53,545 reads 176 comments

  8. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Nobody Wants to Face Damian Lillard, Blazers out West

    Come playoff time, no Western Conference club will be safe in the first round—not even the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 214,699 reads 130 comments

  9. Road Warriors Pushing Borders of 'Dub Nation' Beyond Oracle Arena

    LOS ANGELES — At a recent shootaround in Portland, Stephen Curry was asked if he'd noticed the swell of road support for the Golden State Warriors this season...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 72,347 reads 244 comments

  10. Ranking Every NBA Team's Starting 5, Post-2016 Trade Deadline

    A relatively quiet trade deadline left most of the NBA 's starting lineups intact after the All-Star break...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 67,792 reads 62 comments

  11. What Every NBA Team Should Do at 2016 Trade Deadline

    There's no point in predicting what will go down before the NBA 's trade deadline passes at 3 p.m. ET on Feb. 18. Teams are always talking—and leaking details of those chats to the media...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 312,284 reads 428 comments

  12. NBA Tuesday Trade Roundup: Pistons' Present, Future Brighter with Tobias Harris

    The Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic are both aiming to end long, painful playoff droughts. But in getting together to better meet those ends on Tuesday, only one came out with a prettier picture in both the short and long terms...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 90,019 reads 99 comments

  13. Even Splash Brothers Can't Overshadow Greatest NBA Dunk Contest Showdown Ever

    Last year , Zach LaVine put the NBA 's Slam Dunk Contest back on the map. This year, he and Aaron Gordon torched the map and drew their own...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 178,202 reads 300 comments

  14. In Kobe Bryant, Andrew Wiggins Finding Blueprint for Rising Stardom

    LOS ANGELES — In the waning minutes of a 119-115 Los Angeles Lakers win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Feb...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 52,361 reads 104 comments

  15. Stephen Curry Showing Up All MVP Competition and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    Save for the occasional update from Bleacher Report's Dan Favale , you probably haven't heard much about the NBA 's MVP race so far this season...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 66,174 reads 143 comments

  16. NBA Rookie Progress Meter: Devin Booker Joining Club of 1st-Year Elites

    The 2015 NBA draft will be well-represented in Toronto over Valentine's Weekend, just not during the All-Star Game itself. Of the first 15 picks, seven—including each of the top five—will suit up for the Rising Stars Challenge that Friday...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 28,111 reads 38 comments

  17. Los Angeles Lakers' Future Coming at Tricky Cost and Thursday NBA Takeaways

    With Mardi Gras right around the corner, the Smoothie King Center probably welcomed more than a few tourists in to see the New Orleans Pelicans get nipped by the Los Angeles Lakers, 99-96, Thursday night...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 67,892 reads 165 comments

  18. Buying or Selling the NBA's Latest Trade Deadline Rumors

    With two weeks to go until the NBA 's trade deadline on Feb. 18, front-office phones are blowing up with curious calls all across the league ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 39,353 reads 22 comments

  19. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Rockets Still Finding Their Way as James Harden Dominates

    You can count on one hand the number of NBA players who do as much for their teams as James Harden does for the Houston Rockets...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 10,703 reads 55 comments

  20. Austin Rivers Reveals the Secrets of the NBA's Best Handles

    LOS ANGELES— But seriously, who's got the best handle in the NBA ? Ask any NBA player the question and e xpect a spirited, albeit varied response...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 10,816 reads 13 comments

  21. Re-Drafting the 1st Round of the 2015 NBA Draft, Midseason Edition

    If NBA teams knew in June what they know now about the league's rookies, how many would ask for a mulligan? Would the Los Angeles Lakers, who've seen head coach Byron Scott berate No...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 155,257 reads 194 comments

  22. Is Blake Griffin Now the Most Expendable Member of Los Angeles Clippers' Core?

    With a few unfortunate punches, Blake Griffin may have single-handedly swung both the Los Angeles Clippers ' immediate fortunes and his own long-term fate with the team...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 19,658 reads 129 comments

  23. Thursday NBA Roundup: Have the Raptors Finally Earned '2nd Best' Label out East?

    The Cleveland Cavaliers' stiffest conference challenge could come not from the Windy City, the ATL, South Beach or Circle City, but rather the Great White North. So far, the Toronto Raptors have earned that distinction...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 61,170 reads 279 comments

  24. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Knicks Flash Compelling Potential Without Carmelo Anthony

    On a night when the biggest stars at Madison Square Garden were sporting either street clothes (Carmelo Anthony) or the visiting team's apparel ( Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 38,818 reads 119 comments

  25. 5 NBA Coaches with Jobs at Stake in 2nd Half of 2015-16 Season

    The Cleveland Cavaliers' shocking dismissal of David Blatt on Jan. 22 reinforced two truisms about the coaching carousel in today's NBA : No coach is safe, and no job is secure—unless ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 49,707 reads 140 comments