1. 6 NBA Players Who Must Make 'The Leap' in Their Third Season

    Don't listen to Littlefinger . The Climb isn't all there is. In the NBA , the Leap comes next. After scaling the Rookie Wall. After surviving the Sophomore Slump. In the careers of so many of the league's greats, Year 3 was the key...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 19,507 reads 14 comments

  2. Stephen Curry Does It All to Extend Golden State Warriors' Picture-Perfect Start

    Stephen Curry , Stephen Curry, Stephen Curry, Stephen Curry...and Stephen Curry. I could go on like this, but that would be too easy—though still not as easy as Curry made it look to play NBA basketball on Thursday night...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 64,198 reads 242 comments

  3. Pumping the Brakes on the Kristaps Porzingis Hype Train

    The NBA 's rookie class of 2015 is off to a strong start, but no first-year player has seen a more dramatic turnaround in his personal stock than Kristaps Porzingis...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 43,267 reads 74 comments

  4. Wesley Matthews, Mavericks Both with Much to Prove as Dallas Eyes Post-Dirk Era

    It was a long night for the Dallas Mavericks, another one of many they've had in recent years against the Los Angeles Clippers. They moved the ball. They got good shots. They played together...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 8,875 reads 20 comments

  5. Warriors Slow Andre Drummond's Fast Start and Monday NBA Takeaways

    Are you an up-and-coming NBA team that's excited about the new season? Maybe you've got a great, young big man who's ready to step up not only as his team's centerpiece, but also as one of the league's pre-eminent players...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 84,530 reads 171 comments

  6. For Championship-or-Bust Lakers, Current Drought Feels Familiar

    The 2015-16 NBA season is barely old enough to fit in a complete Master Cleanse , and already doom and gloom has descended upon the Los Angeles Lakers...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 9,302 reads 24 comments

  7. What's Wrong with Anthony Davis and the Pelicans to Start 2015-16 NBA Season?

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans. The worst, because getting swept by the Golden State Warriors in his first playoffs series probably stunk...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 43,370 reads 113 comments

  8. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Are Hawks the Team to Challenge LeBron James, Cavs in East?

    What does LeBron James do on a Tuesday night when his Cleveland Cavaliers are resting up for the New York Knicks on a Wednesday? Well, he might lend some words of praise to ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 34,713 reads 253 comments

  9. Why Your Favorite NBA Team Won't Win the Title

    In the wise words of W.C. Fields (aka your grandparents' favorite comedian), "I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 156,057 reads 293 comments

  10. The Key to Keeping Kevin Durant in Oklahoma City? Russell Westbrook

    For the last five years, if not longer, the relationship between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook has been the subject of fascination, speculation, discussion and exaltation...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 37,537 reads 186 comments

  11. Did LeBron James Really Make the Right Decision Leaving the Miami Heat?

    For many of the NBA 's all-time greats, two words come up constantly when discussing their respective legacies: what if? What if Michael Jordan hadn't tried his hand at baseball? ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 132,394 reads 203 comments

  12. Los Angeles Clippers Relying on DeAndre Jordan's 'Huge Voice' More Than Ever

    LOS ANGELES — Watch a Los Angeles Clippers game, be it on TV or in the stands at Staples Center, and you'll see plenty of DeAndre Jordan ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 12,251 reads 27 comments

  13. Each NBA Team's Franchise Centerpiece Entering 2015-16 Season

    What makes a good centerpiece? No, not the ones you see decorating tables at Halloween and Thanksgiving, but the ones that serve as the linchpins of NBA rosters...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 71,859 reads 284 comments

  14. 1 Bold Prediction for Top 20 NBA Stars Heading into 2015-16

    Evaluating the cream of the NBA 's current crop is much easier once the real games begin. No one can predict the future, but that speculative aspect is what makes it fun, right? ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 40,578 reads 237 comments

  15. Ranking the Top 5 Candidates for Every Major NBA Award Entering 2015-16 Season

    Crystal balls are mighty popular this time of the year in the NBA . How else are we supposed to peer into the future, with only preseason scrimmages to go on? Even all of the world's ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 33,063 reads 96 comments

  16. Predicting the 1st-Time NBA All-Stars of the 2015-16 Season

    First-timers always have a part to play in the NBA All-Star Game. They're the league's lifeblood, the cream of the crop making its way steadily toward the top. In the 16 years since the All-Star Game was last cancelled in 1999, an average of 6...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 50,004 reads 148 comments

  17. With Tony Parker in Decline, Loaded Spurs Must Find Ways to Mask New Weakness

    The San Antonio Spurs don't rebuild; they reload. When age and injuries started to exact their tolls on David Robinson's body, the Spurs snagged Tim Duncan with the No. 1 pick in the 1997 NBA draft...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 49,350 reads 85 comments

  18. Everything You Need to Know About the Sacramento Kings' 2015-16 NBA Season

    The Sacramento Kings aren't waiting to move into the Golden 1 Center before they start winning again. Instead, the team is charging full-steam toward ending its nearly decade-long playoff drought before vacating Sleep Train Arena in 2016...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 7,903 reads 21 comments

  19. From Lottery Winners to Contenders, Cleveland Cavaliers Have Come a Long Way

    It was a sight that was at once surprising and disappointing in how surprising it was. Anthony Bennett, like a young Anthony Mason, barreling through the lane, rising over traffic and putting his poor opponent on a poster...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 34,678 reads 244 comments

  20. NBA's What to Watch: Heart of the Preseason Edition

    The NBA is back! Well, maybe not all the way, but preseason play is close enough. After a summer spent scrounging for hoops in summer leagues, at pro-ams across the country ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 12,907 reads 127 comments

  21. What to Watch for in Kobe Bryant's 20th and (Perhaps?) Final Season

    Kobe Bryant hasn't called it quits just yet. Every time he's been asked if the 2015-16 NBA season will be his last, he's answered with some variation of "We'll see." "Maybe it is, maybe it isn't," he said at Lakers media day...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 6,791 reads 36 comments

  22. Everything You Need to Know About the L.A. Clippers' 2015-16 NBA Season

    After dancing with disaster time and again, the Los Angeles Clippers are looking to make that all-important leap from good to great. Their last two campaigns ended in heartbreak and disappointment...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 9,479 reads 28 comments

  23. What Could Michael Jordan Have Earned in Today's NBA?

    On Oct. 6, 1993, Michael Jordan sent shock waves through the sports world by announcing his retirement from the Chicago Bulls and the NBA ...

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  24. Do Cleveland Cavaliers Have to Choose Between Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson?

    Training camp is a time for every NBA team to get a feel for what the coming season has in store. For the Cleveland Cavaliers , their return to business in Independence, Ohio, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 93,374 reads 230 comments

  25. NBA Predictions 2015-16: Win-Loss Projections for Every Team

    Do you hear that? The bouncing of balls? The squeaking of sneakers? The chirping of platitudes and cliches into microphones and audio recorders? That must mean the new NBA season is fast approaching...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 251,226 reads 825 comments