1. Los Angeles Clippers Need More Than Roster Tweaks to Chase NBA Title

    As far as Western Conference contenders are concerned, the Los Angeles Clippers are stuck between a rock and a hard place...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 2,636 reads 24 comments

  2. Under-the-Radar NBA Players Likeliest to Break out in 2015

    The Foo Fighters kicked off their latest North American tour here in L.A. this past weekend. Naturally, that news got yours truly started on another Dave Grohl-centric music binge...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 26,707 reads 54 comments

  3. Max-Contract Questions a Fact of NBA Life for Kevin Love

    If David Blatt 's doubts about Kevin Love 's max-contract worthiness are giving you deja vu , then you're not alone...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 29,742 reads 164 comments

  4. Is Jeff Green Final Piece to Memphis Grizzlies' Championship Puzzle?

    Three years ago, Jeff Green underwent surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm in his heart. He missed the entirety of the 2011-12 NBA season that followed, but the operation saved his life, of which his basketball career was but a part...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 35,088 reads 53 comments

  5. Warriors Building Another Winning Streak and Other Friday NBA Takeaways

    Simple math will tell you that six isn't the same as 16, but for the Golden State Warriors, it could be in time...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 34,205 reads 111 comments

  6. 2014-15 NBA Power Rankings After 10 Weeks of Action

    The NBA that tipped off the 2014-15 season is practically unrecognizable now, with teams around the league nearing the 40-game mark...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 279,914 reads 697 comments

  7. Struggling OKC Thunder out of Excuses and Other Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    Remember how the Oklahoma City Thunder were supposed to take the NBA by storm once Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were reunited in health? Remember how this terrific tandem ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 33,000 reads 158 comments

  8. 5 Potential Small Forward Trade Targets for Los Angeles Clippers to Chase

    So far through the 2014-15 NBA season, the Los Angeles Clippers appear to have no fewer than two clear weaknesses: on the wing and off the bench...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 9,401 reads 32 comments

  9. Despite Rough Present, Timberwolves Are NBA's Most Promising Future Powerhouse

    A 12-game losing streak is never cause for celebration. Neither is a 10- year losing streak, even less so when those skids are simultaneous, as in the current case of the Minnesota Timberwolves ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 27,779 reads 59 comments

  10. Meet the NBA's Most Underappreciated Team, the Atlanta Hawks

    LOS ANGELES — You wouldn't have known it from any of the pregame buzz (or lack thereof) or the media horde (there wasn't much of one) or the crowd at Staples Center (it was ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 18,064 reads 135 comments

  11. Is the NBA Headed Toward Another Big-Man-Dominated Era?

    There's no escaping Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins , now that they're seemingly everywhere in the basketball world. On the court, both individually and in opposition to one another...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 60,953 reads 170 comments

  12. Kevin Durant Is Still the MVP We Know and Love

    Being a superhero doesn't render someone impervious to injury. Even Superman crumbled in the presence of Kryptonite...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 44,263 reads 262 comments

  13. The Most Underappreciated NBA Player at Every Position

    Theoretically speaking, no quality NBA player should ever go without a considerable modicum of appreciation in today's hyper-connected world...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 120,766 reads 280 comments

  14. NBA Power Rankings: How Each Team Stacks Up to Start 2015

    Happy 2015, everyone! The new year brings with it, among other things, a new set of power rankings, albeit in the same, old format. The turning of the calendar from 2014 forward comes with plenty of significant change across the NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 519,431 reads 843 comments

  15. 1 New Year's Resolution for Each NBA Team in 2015

    What's your New Year's resolution? Is it to get back in the gym? Start cooking for yourself? Maybe you're trying to travel more in 2015, or save up for something big. Maybe your resolution is to not resolve to do anything at all...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 273,440 reads 224 comments

  16. Dante Exum Learning to Navigate NBA During Rocky Rookie Season

    LOS ANGELES — It wasn't all that long ago that Dante Exum was back in his home country of Australia, running summer camp drills with eager youngsters at the Institute of Sport, where he played prior to his arrival in the NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 4,243 reads 13 comments

  17. How Much Better Will the Detroit Pistons Be Without Josh Smith?

    It's not at all uncommon for a breakup to benefit both parties. If the circumstances of a given union are so dire as to even consider a split, chances are, that relationship wasn't going to last in any healthy way anyway...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 41,060 reads 91 comments

  18. Top-Seeded Warriors Still Far From Panic Mode after 2-Game Skid in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES — Even the most legendary teams in NBA history have run into rough patches. The 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers lost back-to-back games before ripping off a record 33 wins in a row and dropping four out of six immediately thereafter...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 6,454 reads 23 comments

  19. 2014-15 NBA Power Rankings: How All 30 Teams Shake Out After Christmas

    The gifts have been unwrapped, the stockings unstuffed, the eggnog snogged and the relatives eschewed. Christmas is over, which for much of the sports-consuming public, means the NBA season has only begun...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 454,289 reads 787 comments

  20. There's More to Life in the NBA Than Winning Championships

    Herm Edwards never played or coached basketball at a high level, but there's a reason the ex-NFLer's famous postgame rant is still so popular in the sports world. That is because it's true...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 33,279 reads 58 comments

  21. OKC Thunder's Supporting Cast Key to Surviving Without Kevin Durant

    So far, all indications are that Kevin Durant 's right ankle will be fine. The Oklahoma City Thunder 's staff had to convince Durant to sit out the second half of the team's 114-109 ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 20,687 reads 37 comments

  22. 2014-15 NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up After 7 Weeks of Action

    That rumbling you're feeling beneath your feet? That's just the NBA landscape shifting during the heart of the holiday season...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 483,256 reads 676 comments

  23. Stock Up, Stock Down for the Maligned 2013 NBA Draft Class

    The 2013 NBA draft got a bad rap coming out of the gate, albeit one that was somewhat deserved. Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 pick, struggled mightily in his debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 66,283 reads 152 comments

  24. Greg Monroe Heard About Trade Rumors from 'Little Kid' on Instagram

    LOS ANGELES — In today's social media-crazed sports world, news can and often does come from anywhere. Greg Monroe knows a thing or two about that...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 14,865 reads 21 comments

  25. Early Starting Lineup Predictions for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game

    The 2015 NBA All-Star Game is still more than two months away, but the process of choosing which 10 players will start between the East and West in New York has already begun. In truth, the voting, which opened on Dec...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 67,538 reads 261 comments