1. Way-Too-Early Predictions for Every Major NBA Award Winner in 2014-15

    Your crystal ball would probably need a crystal ball of its own to figure out who's going to lay claim to the NBA 's most important superlatives in 2014-15...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 235,347 reads 521 comments

  2. Tracy McGrady, NBA Pros Mentor Basketball's Future at Adidas Nations

    GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — Tracy McGrady hadn't played organized basketball in months. He hadn't so much as shown his face at a basketball camp since he burst onto the scene at the Adidas ABCD camp in 1996...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 35,361 reads 22 comments

  3. What Kevin Love Trade Says About LeBron James' Clout in Cleveland

    It was only a matter of time (and will only be a matter of time now) until Kevin Love joined (and can join) the Cleveland Cavaliers as LeBron James ' next superstar sidekick...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 73,790 reads 342 comments

  4. Most Underrated Player on Every NBA Team Heading into 2014-15 Season

    The dog days of August are nearly upon us, folks. Even MLB, which rules the summer, tends to slow down, with its trade deadline gone and the pennant races still waiting to heat up in September...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 283,244 reads 441 comments

  5. What Would Make Byron Scott's First Season with Los Angeles Lakers a Success?

    We've already considered the best- and worst-case scenarios for Byron Scott's debut season as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 10,082 reads 72 comments

  6. Should Los Angeles Lakers Start Julius Randle or Carlos Boozer at Power Forward?

    The Los Angeles Lakers are stuck between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, they want to win, not only for the sake of Kobe Bryant (and his two-year, $48.5 million extension), but also because they're the Lakers and that's what they do..

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 38,694 reads 224 comments

  7. 5 Young NBA Players with Shots at Stardom During 2014-15 Season

    Year after year, the leaves change, the seasons turn...and new names approach the star-studded stratosphere atop the NBA . Last season saw a slew of precocious youngsters take that all-important next step...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 28,423 reads 168 comments

  8. Will Detroit Pistons Finally Turn Things Around in 2014-15?

    It's been more than five years since the Detroit Pistons were last seen in the NBA playoffs, six since they've won at least half their games...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 4,601 reads 46 comments

  9. Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Los Angeles Lakers' 2014-15 Season

    Byron Scott's back. Nick Young, Jordan Hill, Xavier Henry and Ryan Kelly are, too. Kobe Bryant will be. Steve Nash might be. Pau Gasol won't be. Jeremy Lin, Carlos Boozer, Julius Randle and Ed Davis are all first-timers...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 5,950 reads 11 comments

  10. Fully Rebuilt Dallas Mavericks Still Fly or Fall with Dirk Nowitzki

    The Dallas Mavericks have been arguably the NBA 's busiest team this offseason. They started off the league's silly season in June when they traded for Tyson Chandler and ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 22,131 reads 175 comments

  11. Byron Scott May Not Be L.A. Lakers' Long-Term Answer, but He Doesn't Have to Be

    It was only a matter of time until Byron Scott became head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers , as ESPN's Chris Broussard first reported Scott will soon be...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 18,629 reads 56 comments

  12. 5 NBA Players with the Most to Prove During 2014-15 Season

    Everybody in the NBA has something to prove. If you're a bona fide superstar, you're out to show that you belong among the best in basketball, preferably by carrying your club to a championship...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 87,945 reads 585 comments

  13. NBA Teams Not the Only Basketball Clubs Sifting Las Vegas for Talent in Summer

    LAS VEGAS — Thirteen miles from the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion, three hours before the 2014 NBA Summer League was set to tip off, the business of basketball continued apace...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 18,661 reads 11 comments

  14. NBA Power Rankings: Post-2014 NBA Free-Agent-Frenzy Edition

    That screeching noise that's invaded your ear holes the last few days? Don't worry, that's just the sound of the NBA offseason grinding to a halt. The NBA Summer League has packed up and left Las Vegas, and has long since vacated Orlando...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 730,893 reads 2042 comments

  15. Shannon Brown Uses Lakers Past to Fight for Knicks Future at NBA Summer League

    LAS VEGAS — It's not at all uncommon to watch a game at the NBA Summer League and wonder, "What's he doing here?" And not just when Flavor Flav decides to mosey on down to Cox Pavilion, clock bling and all...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 68,540 reads 83 comments

  16. Meet the Brazilian Mystery Prospect from the 2014 NBA Draft, Bruno Caboclo

    LAS VEGAS — It was just another game at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The mish -mosh of rookies, free agents, D-Leaguers and erstwhile basketball vagabonds representing ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 88,689 reads 174 comments

  17. 12 Takeaways from Day 5 of 2014 Las Vegas NBA Summer League

    LAS VEGAS — If Monday was a storm of excitement and activity at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Tuesday was the equivalent of clear skies and calm seas...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 73,790 reads 129 comments

  18. 16 Takeaways from Day 4 of 2014 Las Vegas NBA Summer League

    LAS VEGAS — It was hot and heavy day at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas on Monday. And that was just outside of Thomas & Mack Arena and Cox Pavilion, where temperatures settled comfortably (uncomfortably?) into triple-digit territory...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 111,293 reads 173 comments

  19. How Will Rest of Free-Agency Dominoes Fall After LeBron James' Decision?

    LeBron James ' latest spin around the NBA 's free-agency carousel is over. James announced his return to Cleveland through an essay given to Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 74,287 reads 146 comments

  20. NBA Power Rankings: Post LeBron James to Cleveland Cavaliers Signing

    The joys of victory and agonies of defeat are usually reserved for baseball players and soccer stars this time of year...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 1,526,966 reads 1595 comments

  21. Los Angeles Lakers Will Have Their Work Cut Out for Them at NBA Summer League

    Not a meaningless moment has passed since the Los Angeles Lakers ' miserable 2013-14 season came to a close...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 25,614 reads 70 comments

  22. Houston Rockets or Miami Heat: Which Is Better Fit for Free Agent Chris Bosh?

    What should he do ? No, not LeBron James—well, yes LeBron James, but what about Chris Bosh ? According to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski , Bosh would prefer to remain ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 27,299 reads 135 comments

  23. Los Angeles Lakers Have No Choice but to Roll Big Dice in Free Agency

    Carmelo Anthony may seem an odd fit next to Kobe Bryant , and LeBron James could be no more than a long shot to come to the West Coast, but what options do the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 40,419 reads 142 comments

  24. NBA Free Agency 2014: Early Winners and Losers

    It hasn't been long since the start of the NBA 's latest silly season, and...well, not much has happened thus far. At least, nothing of any concrete and/or earth-shattering importance...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 126,516 reads 137 comments

  25. 1 Burning Question for Every NBA Team Entering Weekend 1 of 2014 Free Agency

    Independence Day weekend seems as good a time as any to reset the situation in which the NBA finds itself after a few frenetic days of free agency. Some of the biggest names on the market (i...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 534,596 reads 387 comments