1. 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 ...

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  2. 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 4 months ago 41,040 reads 91 comments

  3. 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 4 months ago 6,454 reads 23 comments

  4. 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 4 months ago 454,247 reads 787 comments

  5. 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 4 months ago 33,264 reads 58 comments

  6. 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 4 months ago 20,683 reads 37 comments

  7. 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 4 months ago 483,220 reads 676 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 66,271 reads 152 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 14,862 reads 21 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 67,504 reads 261 comments

  11. Washington Wizards Use Defense as Calling Card to Rip Through Eastern Conference

    It's no surprise that the Washington Wizards are currently creeping toward pole position in the East. They won 44 games in 2013-14, but they looked like a far better team than that while nearly sneaking their way into the conference finals...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 11,062 reads 56 comments

  12. 2014-2015 NBA Power Rankings at the Quarter Mark of the Season

    Can you believe it? A quarter of the 2014-15 NBA season has already come and gone. It seems like only yesterday basketball fans were wondering when Kevin Durant would be back, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 487,436 reads 703 comments

  13. Cleveland Cavaliers Riding Improved Defense Toward Top of Eastern Conference

    Everyone and their mother could've predicted that these Cleveland Cavaliers wouldn't have any problems scoring points...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 2,928 reads 7 comments

  14. No. 2 Best City to Be a Sports Fan: Los Angeles/Anaheim

    How much does where you live matter as a sports fan? The short answer is: It depends. If you're an Alabama football fan, there's no better place to live than Tuscaloosa. If you're a Red Sox fan, there's no worse place to live than New York City...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 9,234 reads 34 comments

  15. Flip Saunders' Message to Rookie Studs: 'You Get What You Earn'

    LOS ANGELES — There's something tantalizing about teenagers in the NBA . Something about the innate talent that brought them to basketball's biggest stage at such a young age, and the prodigious potential that could keep them there...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 8,500 reads 14 comments

  16. The Business of Being a Bench 'Superman' in the NBA

    Playing in the NBA is a privilege earned by and reserved for only the world's most elite basketball players. Starting is a privilege among the privileged. But coming off the bench has its perks...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 49,500 reads 45 comments

  17. Cleveland Cavaliers' 6th Straight Win Is Most Convincing Performance Yet

    It's still way too early to crown the Cleveland Cavaliers as anything close to NBA title favorites, but if their latest trip across the 49th parallel was any indication, they're at least inching closer to contention...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 56,242 reads 288 comments

  18. 2014-15 NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up in Early December

    The theme of injuries is a tired, boring but nonetheless unavoidable one in the world of sports, including the NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 381,701 reads 477 comments

  19. 2014-15 NBA Power Rankings at the End of November

    We all have something to be thankful for: friends, family, good fortune, the basic fact of drawing breath and being alive. The NBA , too, has plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 251,674 reads 632 comments

  20. Ranking the 10 Most Surprising Hot Starts in the NBA

    Can you believe that the 2014-15 NBA season is already nearly month old? It seems like only yesterday that the San Antonio Spurs were collecting rings and eking out a home win over the Dallas Mavericks...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 41,244 reads 77 comments

  21. Can the Dallas Mavericks' Record-Setting Offense Last All Season?

    Ever wonder what happens when the NBA 's most unstoppable force meets its most moveable object? Well, wonder no more...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 23,229 reads 79 comments

  22. 2014-15 NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up After 3 Weeks of Action

    If the NBA were Hogwarts—and with all the witchcraft and wizardry its players are able to pull off from night to night, it just might be—we'd still be waiting for the Sorting Hat to split all 30 teams into their respective houses...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 293,578 reads 417 comments

  23. Lakers Showing Signs of Life After Terrible Start to 2014-15 Season

    Don't plan to attend a parade down Figueroa Street just yet, Los Angeles Lakers fans. Don't even sit on StubHub for seats at Staples Center beyond mid-April, unless you're eager to support the Los Angeles Clippers ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 42,139 reads 104 comments

  24. New Orleans Pelicans' Roster Must Keep Pace with Anthony Davis' Ascent

    In case you've taken up residence under a rock since the 2014-15 NBA season began, here's a quick update: Anthony Davis is really, really, really, really good...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 1,760 reads 0 comments

  25. Charlotte Hornets Falling Short of Amplified Expectations in Early Stages

    There was something decidedly kitschy about last season's Charlotte Bobcats . They were a squad that was simultaneously on the rise and facing a clear expiration date...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 2,465 reads 9 comments