1. 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 5 months ago 10,117 reads 72 comments

  2. 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 5 months ago 38,766 reads 224 comments

  3. 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 5 months ago 28,495 reads 168 comments

  4. 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 5 months ago 4,641 reads 46 comments

  5. 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 5 months ago 5,990 reads 11 comments

  6. 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 5 months ago 22,188 reads 175 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 18,660 reads 56 comments

  8. 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 5 months ago 87,998 reads 585 comments

  9. 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 5 months ago 18,696 reads 11 comments

  10. 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 5 months ago 731,031 reads 2042 comments

  11. 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 5 months ago 68,614 reads 83 comments

  12. 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 5 months ago 88,990 reads 174 comments

  13. 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 6 months ago 73,813 reads 129 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 111,242 reads 173 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 74,287 reads 146 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 1,527,277 reads 1595 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 25,661 reads 70 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 27,327 reads 135 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 40,450 reads 142 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 126,555 reads 137 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 534,641 reads 387 comments

  22. Is Gordon Hayward Really Worth the Max?

    Gordon Hayward is to this year's NBA free-agent market what Russia once was to Winston Churchill: a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside what might be a max contract...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 47,708 reads 252 comments

  23. Predicting Final Roster for USA's 2014 FIBA World Cup Team

    Never fear, America! Team USA's exit from Brazil doesn't spell the end of the Red, White and Blue's pursuit of a World Cup crown this summer. That is, if you're willing to consider the FIBA World Cup of Basketball...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 96,448 reads 510 comments

  24. Best Potential Free Agents for Los Angeles Lakers to Replace Jodie Meeks

    Jodie Meeks ' tenure in Tinseltown didn't work out so well for the Los Angeles Lakers , though, the work he did therein paid off in spades for him. According to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski , Meeks will sign a three-year, $19...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 57,687 reads 137 comments

  25. Hidden Gems on 2014 NBA Free-Agency Market

    There's much more to NBA free agency beyond the whereabouts and future plans of the biggest stars in basketball. In the end, the league only has one LeBron James, one Carmelo Anthony and one Dirk Nowitzki to split between 30 teams...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 77,600 reads 75 comments