1. Luke Walton Will Be an NBA Head Coach Next Year, but Where?

    As far as NBA coaching prospects are concerned, rises through the ranks don't get much meteoric than Luke Walton's...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 69,439 reads 142 comments

  2. Who Would Win a 7-Game Cavaliers-Warriors Series Right Now?

    The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors know each other well from their six-game showdown in the 2015 NBA Finals...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 70,986 reads 443 comments

  3. 1 Thing on Every NBA Team's Holiday Wish List

    The NBA pretty much owns Christmas Day. This year, like every year, will feature a quintuple-header of nationally televised games for hoops heads to enjoy while unwrapping their Star Wars figurines and hoverboards in front of family and friends...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 155,158 reads 239 comments

  4. Why There Will Never Be Another Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant is the last of many dying breeds in today's NBA . He's the last man standing from the 1996 draft. While Bryant, the No...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 64,494 reads 273 comments

  5. Superstar Rankings: Identifying the NBA's 10 Best so Far

    What makes an NBA superstar? Is it explosive scoring? Stuffing the stat sheet in more ways than one? How about flashy plays, be they thunderous dunks, killer crossovers or ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 99,304 reads 293 comments

  6. Biggest Question Facing Each NBA Contender

    The Golden State Warriors might appear destined to defend their NBA title, but it won't be a cakewalk to the Larry O'Brien Trophy...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 47,612 reads 262 comments

  7. Battle-Tested LeBron James-Kevin Love Partnership Reaching New Heights

    In the immortal words of Meat Loaf , "Don't be sad, 'cause two out of three ain't bad." The Cleveland Cavaliers are living, breathing, balling proof of as much...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 102,812 reads 265 comments

  8. NBA Rookie Ladder: Which Youngsters Are Topping the Charts in Mid-December?

    The NBA 's newest rookie class is off to a roaring start. Each of the top four picks from the 2015 draft has at least flashed star potential, with Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis sustaining strong play for most of the 2015-16 season...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 132,104 reads 224 comments

  9. The Most Troubling Statistic for Every NBA Team

    It's tough to watch an NBA game and come away with a clear idea of exactly what happened. Sure, LeBron James bowling his way to the basket, Stephen Curry catching fire from deep and Kobe Bryant doing the exact opposite are simple to discern...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 63,120 reads 32 comments

  10. As Long As Lakers Are Terrible, Scars from the Chris Paul Trade Veto Remain

    Want to piss off a Los Angeles Lakers fan? Or perhaps you'd like to make one of them cry, curse loudly or stare blankly into the abyss. Just say these two words: "Basketball reasons...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 72,177 reads 166 comments

  11. NBA Teams in Need of Shake-Ups

    It's been six weeks since the 2015-16 NBA season began in earnest, and big changes, rumored and otherwise, are already afoot. The Houston Rockets, sluggish out of the gate, sacked their head coach, Kevin McHale, 11 games into the campaign...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 17,988 reads 27 comments

  12. Why NBA Fans Should Thank Golden State Warriors and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    The Golden State Warriors haven't just owned the NBA this season; they've turned the world's best basketball league into their own. It's a subtle distinction that makes a big difference...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 127,256 reads 347 comments

  13. Dwyane Wade Channeling Vintage 'Flash' and Thursday NBA Takeaways

    It hasn't quite been the five stages of grief, but everyone in the NBA has dealt with the news of Kobe Bryant 's retirement differently. LeBron James was saddened to see the Mamba call it quits...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 32,887 reads 170 comments

  14. With and Without Chris Paul, Clippers Need Everything from Blake Griffin

    LOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers knew he had something special on his hands. Before he left Boston to coach the Los Angeles Clippers in June 2013, Rivers reconnected with Tony Brown, a former assistant of his with the Celtics ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 8,436 reads 19 comments

  15. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Cavaliers Can't Take Nights Off Against Improving East

    In his latest NBA masterpiece, Sports Illustrated 's Lee Jenkins profiled an older, wiser LeBron James, who, nonetheless, may be more prone than ever to fits of disgust: ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 31,566 reads 191 comments

  16. Why Your Favorite NBA Team Won't Win the Title: December Edition

    Last month, we picked apart every NBA team's case for title contention with the full force of a summer's worth of fresh snark...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 31,001 reads 56 comments

  17. Nothing Wrong with Second Best: NBA's Top No. 2 Options

    More and more, old-school NBA truisms are going the way of the northern white rhino . Last season, the Golden State Warriors swept at least three of them from the basketball lexicon...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 28,968 reads 78 comments

  18. Building the NBA's All-Efficiency Team

    Kobe Bryant 's sad slide into mediocrity is just the latest sign that the end is nigh—not just for the Black Mamba's Hall of Fame career, but also for the reign of the NBA 's volume-shooting, isolation-heavy scorers...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 51,394 reads 126 comments

  19. Tuesday NBA Roundup: How Long Can Record-Setting Warriors Keep Streak Alive?

    The Golden State Warriors don't just break molds; they remake them in their own image. The same player can't be both the best shooter and best ball-handler in the NBA ? Behold, Stephen Curry ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 133,223 reads 292 comments

  20. Kristaps Porzingis or Karl-Anthony Towns: Whose Start Is More Impressive?

    The NBA 's early Rookie of the Year race is as crowded as it's been in quite some time. So far, though, Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis seem to be leading the pack...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 31,916 reads 309 comments

  21. 5 NBA Player Rivalries We Want to See Fire Up in 2015-16

    Russell vs. Wilt. Magic vs. Bird. MJ vs. Zeke. The Dream vs. The Admiral. KG vs. Duncan. What do these and other great NBA player rivalries have in common? Quite a bit, actually...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 28,910 reads 82 comments

  22. Cleveland Cavaliers Inching Closer to LeBron James' Expectations

    In the wake of back-to-back losses to divisional opponents, the Cleveland Cavaliers made it clear that they'd come correct against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 61,290 reads 177 comments

  23. Rajon Rondo Is a Surprising Source of Calm Among Wild Card Sacramento Kings

    Of all the new faces in the Sacramento Kings' locker room—eight, to be exact— Rajon Rondo has had the most metaphorical scars. A torn ACL in his right knee in January 2013 seemingly sapped Rondo of his former star power...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 10,267 reads 11 comments

  24. Coming-Out Party Begins Now for Kristaps Porzingis and Tuesday's NBA Takeaways

    Don't bother even trying to pump the brakes on the Kristaps Porzingis hype train now. After Tuesday night's spectacular showing, it could soon run right off the tracks—if it hasn't already...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 81,405 reads 230 comments

  25. 5 NBA Coaches Already on the Hot Seat

    The NBA 's annual furniture sale could soon be in full swing. Less than a month into the 2015-16 season, seats around the Association are already heating up and, in some cases, singeing the behinds of head coaches...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 13,840 reads 21 comments