1. 2016 NBA Draft: Teams Under the Most Pressure to Hit Big

    Why do NBA teams pour so many of their resources into the draft? Why do they spend so much time, money and effort scouting players around the world, poking and prodding them at the ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 132,258 reads 360 comments

  2. The Most Undervalued 2016 NBA Free Agent at Every Position

    In some ways, LeBron James and Kevin Durant will be the most "undervalued" free agents this summer. They each are likely to sign for max salaries north of $25 million for 2016-17, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 24,292 reads 21 comments

  3. The Most Overvalued 2016 NBA Free Agent at Every Position

    NBA value is a tricky variable to sort out, especially this year. The league's new national TV deal with ESPN and Turner (Bleacher Report's parent company) will send the salary ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 43,619 reads 76 comments

  4. NBA Free Agents with Clear Red Flags Entering 2016 Offseason

    Beyond Kevin Durant and LeBron James, there are no slam dunks in this summer's NBA free-agent class. Even those two aren't without their blemishes: Durant's foot and James' 31-year-old body and rusty jumper...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 283,265 reads 194 comments

  5. Is This as Good as It Gets for the Toronto Raptors?

    You know it's been an unusual night for the Toronto Raptors when Bismack Biyombo is the BMOC—the Big Man On the Court...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 99,964 reads 215 comments

  6. Orlando Magic Find a Proven Winner Who Can Develop Young Roster in Frank Vogel

    The Orlando Magic can almost smell, taste and touch the end of their post- Dwight Howard playoff drought. They started the 2015-16 NBA season at 19-13 and finished with 35 wins—10 more than the year prior...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 29,136 reads 80 comments

  7. Heart, Head and Wallet Destinations for NBA's Top 2016 Free Agents

    The internal struggle of NBA free agency is real—or will be once the calendar flips to July. Come summer, a top-heavy class will have to battle with impulses that can lead players in competing directions...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 341,207 reads 476 comments

  8. To Max or Not to Max: Is Harrison Barnes Worth Leading-Man Money?

    Andrew Bogut is among the NBA 's ultimate "love him if he's on your team, hate him if he's not" players, and not just because of what he does on the court...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 55,463 reads 158 comments

  9. Promising Orlando Magic Roster Needs the Right Coach Right Now

    Sometimes, the NBA 's coaching carousel spins itself. On Thursday, Scott Skiles left the Orlando Magic spinning their wheels in search of a new head coach...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 10,988 reads 35 comments

  10. Pending Free Agents Who've Boosted Their Value in 2016 NBA Playoffs

    LeBron James and Kevin Durant aside, none of the NBA 's impending free agents who've partaken in this year's playoffs are guaranteed to break the bank this summer. DeMar DeRozan has been up and down for the Toronto Raptors...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 60,608 reads 73 comments

  11. NBA Playoffs 2016: Updated Odds for Each Remaining Team to Win a Title

    To bookies and erstwhile sports prognosticators, the NBA playoffs must be a breeze. Even with all that injuries can do to upset the apple cart (see: the Los Angeles Clippers), ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 44,304 reads 104 comments

  12. Grading Rookie Performances So Far in NBA Playoffs

    Most of the top rookies from 2015-16—Karl-Anthony Towns, Kristaps Porzingis , D'Angelo Russell, Jahlil Okafor, Devin Booker, etc.—have been reduced to spectators in this year's NBA playoffs...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 20,087 reads 39 comments

  13. The San Antonio Spurs' Machine Is Officially Off and Running

    It started with a bang. On the first possession of the first game of the San Antonio Spurs ' third NBA playoff go-around with the Oklahoma City Thunder , Kawhi Leonard drove ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 38,816 reads 154 comments

  14. Complete 2016 All-NBA Team Predictions

    It's one thing to fill out an NBA awards ballot, real or imagined. It's another thing entirely to predict how all the media folks tabbed to do so actually completed theirs...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 102,508 reads 371 comments

  15. 2016 NBA Playoffs Heat Check: Ranking Top Performers from Round 1 by Position

    The NBA playoffs are getting more interesting by the day. Some of the weaker elements (the Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons) have been culled from the herd...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 82,679 reads 194 comments

  16. Why We're Still Not Sure If the OKC Thunder Are Title Contenders

    These aren't the Oklahoma City Thunder you're looking for —not if you're expecting a bona fide NBA title contender, that is...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 36,339 reads 106 comments

  17. To Max or Not to Max: Is DeMar DeRozan Worth Leading-Man Money?

    Two games won't make or break DeMar DeRozan's foray into unrestricted free agency this summer. At least he should hope that's the case...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 38,143 reads 148 comments

  18. 1 Reason to Get Excited About Every NBA Non-Playoff Team's Future

    Do the NBA playoffs make you sad? Are you bummed that your favorite team is headed (back) to the draft lottery? Do you plan to spend the next couple of months pretending basketball ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 927 reads 1 comments

  19. Now We Know: Repicking the 1st Round of 2015 NBA Draft

    One NBA season isn't enough to judge a draft class in totality. The league won't know what to make of most of these 20-somethings for another few years, at least until they're all of legal age to purchase an adult beverage...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 119,983 reads 201 comments

  20. Top 8 Storylines Heading into Sunday's 1st-Round 2016 NBA Playoff Matchups

    Step aside, Stephen Curry . Cool down, Kevin Durant . Relax, Russell Westbrook . It’s time for the other half of the NBA playoff field to take center stage...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 35,882 reads 68 comments

  21. NBA Playoffs 2016: 1st-Round Predictions and Title Odds for All 16 Teams

    The road to the 2016 NBA title runs through Oakland, California. That was no mystery, what with the Golden State Warriors following up their first championship in 40 years with the winningest season in league history...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 3,029 reads 1 comments

  22. The Ultimate Guide to Beating the Golden State Warriors

    What’s to stop the Golden State Warriors from romping to their second straight NBA title? They are long on experience and confidence, with a banner in their back pocket...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 138,518 reads 322 comments

  23. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Playoff Scenarios Heading into Last Day of 2015-16 Season

    The finale of the 2015-16 NBA season will be one for the history books. While the Golden State Warriors battle the Memphis Grizzlies for win No...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 109,203 reads 162 comments

  24. NBA Saturday Roundup: Only Spurs Can Now Thwart Warriors' Quest for Destiny

    The Golden State Warriors' road to 73 wins—and a second straight NBA title—now runs through San Antonio...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 55,916 reads 166 comments

  25. NBA Power Rankings 2016: Sizing Up the Association Ahead of Season's Final Week

    The 2016 NBA playoffs are so close you can practically smell them. Players are resting left and right. Available postseason berths are dwindling, with just four of 16 still to be doled out...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 114,713 reads 223 comments