1. Unique 2015-16 Rookie Class Will Leave Its Mark on NBA History

    This year's NBA rookies won't revolutionize the league like the class of 1984, which featured Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley and John Stockton...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 31,856 reads 62 comments

  2. Warriors' Quest for History Now Relies on Perfection and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    On Monday, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr insisted his squad wasn't playing to break the NBA record for regular-season wins. "We're not really pushing for this," Kerr told  USA Today 's Sam Amick ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 128,042 reads 257 comments

  3. NBA Saturday Roundup: Don't Underestimate Spurs or Raptors as Second-Best

    Think the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will waltz to a rematch in this year's NBA Finals? Think again...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 46,717 reads 168 comments

  4. The One 2016 Free Agent Each NBA Team Should Already Be Eyeing

    NBA superstars are always in short supply, but that will especially be the case in July. The vast majority of teams will be flush with cap space to suit at least one max salary, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 9,204 reads 11 comments

  5. Despite Decline, Free-Agency Market Will Treat Dwight Howard Like a Superstar

    Dwight Howard doesn't dominate the NBA like he once did with the Orlando Magic . At 30, nearly four years after having a herniated disc removed from his back, he may never be ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 13,016 reads 48 comments

  6. Saturday NBA Roundup: Eastern Conference Middle Class Is Officially Legit

    The Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors have been the clear class of the East thus far, but both could be susceptible to playoff upsets at the hands of the conference's second tier...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 81,316 reads 272 comments

  7. Each NBA Team's Most Promising Prospect

    March Madness must be a strange time to be a young player in the NBA . Here they are, slogging through the dog days of an 82-game season, while their old college buddies sprint to a photo finish in the NCAA tournament...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 168,328 reads 241 comments

  8. 7 Players Who Will Define the 2016 NBA Playoff Picture

    With three weeks to go during the 2015-16 NBA regular season, there's still wiggle room in the playoff picture on either side of the league's 16-team bracket...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 3,129 reads 3 comments

  9. Dwight Howard, James Harden Must 'Figure It Out' Now and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    During a recent chat with USA Today 's Sam Amick , Dwight Howard insisted all is well between him and James Harden , and the two Houston Rockets stars have the rest of the season and playoffs to “figure out how to make this thing work...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 52,772 reads 171 comments

  10. The 2016 NBA MVP of Every Age Group

    Stephen Curry hasn't just changed the way the NBA thinks about defending point guards and shooting threes; he's also forced us to find new ways to talk about the MVP race...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 26,096 reads 31 comments

  11. Ranking the Top 10 Free-Agent Targets of the 2016 NBA Offseason

    If you think March Madness is going to be crazy in college basketball, just wait until July Lunacy in the NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 142,753 reads 220 comments

  12. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Hype or No Hype, Spurs' Dominance Can't Be Overlooked

    Two days after the time change and nearly a year since an epic seven-game playoff series, the San Antonio Spurs have sprung forward, while the Los Angeles Clippers have fallen back...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 42,323 reads 134 comments

  13. 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 6 months ago 45,216 reads 203 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 18,379 reads 25 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 40,342 reads 97 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 24,900 reads 26 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 45,535 reads 142 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 121,142 reads 225 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 53,590 reads 176 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 214,739 reads 130 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 72,563 reads 244 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 68,723 reads 62 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 312,694 reads 428 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 90,065 reads 99 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 178,630 reads 300 comments