1. The NBA's Top Candidate for a 2nd-Half Breakout at Every Position

    When the 2014-15 NBA season began, the Utah Jazz looked like a run-of-the-mill lottery team. Some of their up-and-comers, like Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors, were finding their ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 44,656 reads 74 comments

  2. Thursday NBA Takeaways: It's Time to Recognize Spurs as the League's Best Team

    The last time the San Antonio Spurs hosted LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, they left the AT&T Center with a 128-125 overtime loss, courtesy of Kyrie Irving 's career-high 57-point night...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 66,581 reads 246 comments

  3. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Can Improved Knicks Return to the Playoffs This Season?

    The New York Knicks have seen more of the Boston Celtics over the years than they'd likely care to recall...

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  4. Ranking the NBA's Biggest Disasters of 2015-16 So Far

    The NBA is as good a place as any to test Sir Isaac Newton's Third Law of Motion—and not just because human bodies and basketballs are subject to the same gravitational forces...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 49,915 reads 70 comments

  5. NBA Rookie Progress Meter: Porzingis, Towns, Okafor Better Than Advertised

    Being an NBA rookie is a lot for anyone to handle. Whatever your skills and talents, there's a learning curve to coping with the challenges of holding on to a roster spot in the world's best basketball league...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 66,574 reads 122 comments

  6. Don't Expect Kevin Durant to Follow in Kobe Bryant's Footsteps as an L.A. Laker

    LOS ANGELES — Few NBA superstars on different squads have ever shared a bromance quite like the one between Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 49,041 reads 104 comments

  7. Thursday NBA Roundup: Hawks Need Vintage Kyle Korver to Truly Soar in the East

    If Kyle Korver were going to snap out of his extended shooting slump, a game against the Philadelphia 76ers for his Atlanta Hawks seemed as good an opportunity as any to do so...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 16,304 reads 89 comments

  8. Klay Thompson Proving He's Game's Best Shooting Guard and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    Confidence hasn't always been Klay Thompson's forte. During his rookie campaign with the Golden State Warriors, even those around the team might've mistaken the 11th pick in the 2011 NBA draft for a mute...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 57,788 reads 318 comments

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

    A new year brings a new set of gripes for every NBA team. Some squads, like the Phoenix Suns and Minnesota Timberwolves, saw strong starts to the 2015-16 season squandered during the holidays...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 115,483 reads 248 comments

  10. Serge Ibaka on State of the Oklahoma City Thunder

    If you were to choose one member of the Oklahoma City Thunder to swat away a potential game-winner, it would be Serge Ibaka . "He’s just one of those guys that has a knack for it," Kevin Durant said in praise of his longtime teammate...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 4,722 reads 11 comments

  11. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Improved 2nd Unit Will Keep Star-Studded OKC Among Elite

    The Oklahoma City Thunder already belong among the NBA 's elite. They boast two of the game's best players in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and the league's fourth-best ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 23,810 reads 106 comments

  12. Luke Walton Will Be an NBA Head Coach Next Year, but Where?

    As far as NBA coaching prospects are concerned, rises through the ranks don't get much meteoric than Luke Walton's...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 72,573 reads 142 comments

  13. Who Would Win a 7-Game Cavaliers-Warriors Series Right Now?

    The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors know each other well from their six-game showdown in the 2015 NBA Finals...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 71,142 reads 443 comments

  14. 1 Thing on Every NBA Team's Holiday Wish List

    The NBA pretty much owns Christmas Day. This year, like every year, will feature a quintuple-header of nationally televised games for hoops heads to enjoy while unwrapping their Star Wars figurines and hoverboards in front of family and friends...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 155,399 reads 239 comments

  15. Why There Will Never Be Another Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant is the last of many dying breeds in today's NBA . He's the last man standing from the 1996 draft. While Bryant, the No...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 64,785 reads 273 comments

  16. Superstar Rankings: Identifying the NBA's 10 Best so Far

    What makes an NBA superstar? Is it explosive scoring? Stuffing the stat sheet in more ways than one? How about flashy plays, be they thunderous dunks, killer crossovers or ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 105,545 reads 290 comments

  17. Biggest Question Facing Each NBA Contender

    The Golden State Warriors might appear destined to defend their NBA title, but it won't be a cakewalk to the Larry O'Brien Trophy...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 47,650 reads 262 comments

  18. Battle-Tested LeBron James-Kevin Love Partnership Reaching New Heights

    In the immortal words of Meat Loaf , "Don't be sad, 'cause two out of three ain't bad." The Cleveland Cavaliers are living, breathing, balling proof of as much...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 102,984 reads 264 comments

  19. NBA Rookie Ladder: Which Youngsters Are Topping the Charts in Mid-December?

    The NBA 's newest rookie class is off to a roaring start. Each of the top four picks from the 2015 draft has at least flashed star potential, with Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis sustaining strong play for most of the 2015-16 season...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 132,253 reads 224 comments

  20. The Most Troubling Statistic for Every NBA Team

    It's tough to watch an NBA game and come away with a clear idea of exactly what happened. Sure, LeBron James bowling his way to the basket, Stephen Curry catching fire from deep and Kobe Bryant doing the exact opposite are simple to discern...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 63,353 reads 32 comments

  21. As Long As Lakers Are Terrible, Scars from the Chris Paul Trade Veto Remain

    Want to piss off a Los Angeles Lakers fan? Or perhaps you'd like to make one of them cry, curse loudly or stare blankly into the abyss. Just say these two words: "Basketball reasons...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 73,353 reads 166 comments

  22. NBA Teams in Need of Shake-Ups

    It's been six weeks since the 2015-16 NBA season began in earnest, and big changes, rumored and otherwise, are already afoot. The Houston Rockets, sluggish out of the gate, sacked their head coach, Kevin McHale, 11 games into the campaign...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 18,099 reads 27 comments

  23. Why NBA Fans Should Thank Golden State Warriors and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    The Golden State Warriors haven't just owned the NBA this season; they've turned the world's best basketball league into their own. It's a subtle distinction that makes a big difference...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 127,439 reads 345 comments

  24. Dwyane Wade Channeling Vintage 'Flash' and Thursday NBA Takeaways

    It hasn't quite been the five stages of grief, but everyone in the NBA has dealt with the news of Kobe Bryant 's retirement differently. LeBron James was saddened to see the Mamba call it quits...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 33,036 reads 170 comments

  25. With and Without Chris Paul, Clippers Need Everything from Blake Griffin

    LOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers knew he had something special on his hands. Before he left Boston to coach the Los Angeles Clippers in June 2013, Rivers reconnected with Tony Brown, a former assistant of his with the Celtics ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 8,572 reads 19 comments