1. Kevin Garnett Has Found the Perfect Pupil in Trash-Talking DeAndre Jordan

    LOS ANGELES — DeAndre Jordan doesn't miss much on the defensive end—not a dribbler attacking the rim, not a cutter looking for a lob and definitely not a Los Angeles Clippers teammate slipping on an assignment...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 23,691 reads 19 comments

  2. 2017 NBA Rookie Ladder: New Year's Rankings for League's Next Wave

    The 2016 NBA draft class has so far proved to be as underwhelming as the year itself. Of the rookies on this top-20 list, only 12 were picked this past June. That could change over the second half of the 2016-17 season...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 90,185 reads 28 comments

  3. Thursday NBA Roundup: Warriors Don't Have Normal NBA Problems

    There are two types of teams in the NBA : the Golden State Warriors and everyone else. For everyone else, a 127-107 victory over any opponent, even the middling Detroit Pistons , might qualify as a noteworthy night...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 104,048 reads 185 comments

  4. Friday NBA Roundup: Warriors' Struggles vs. Elites Are Impossible to Ignore

    It's not often that a two-time NBA MVP gets overshadowed, let alone one who's helped revolutionize the modern-day NBA...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 96,114 reads 219 comments

  5. Grit-'N'-Grind 2.0: How the Memphis Grizzlies Finally Joined the Modern NBA

    LOS ANGELES — The Memphis Grizzlies don't own a Larry O'Brien Trophy. They've never won a game during the conference finals, let alone appeared in the NBA Finals during their 21 years in the league (the first six of which were in Vancouver)...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 12,937 reads 21 comments

  6. 15 Storylines That Will Define the Rest of the 2016-17 NBA Season

    Try as many might to leave 2016 in the rearview, the NBA doesn't wipe its slate completely clean. The nearly half-season that came and went before the calendar flipped set the stage for what's to come in 2017...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 24,144 reads 37 comments

  7. NBA 2016 Review: Looking Back at the Best and Worst of the Year in the NBA

    You thought you were all done with 2016, didn't you? The good, the bad, the ugly, the worse-than-bad, the worse-than-worse-than-bad...that was supposed to go the way of the dinosaurs once the clock struck midnight on Jan...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 39,190 reads 84 comments

  8. Saturday NBA Roundup: There Is No Doubting Giannis Antetokounmpo as a Superstar

    Giannis Antetokounmpo has long been a nuisance as far as the Chicago Bulls are concerned. A year-and-a-half ago, he was ejected from the Milwaukee Bucks' Game 6 blowout playoff loss for tackling Mike Dunleavy into the courtside seats...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 55,215 reads 74 comments

  9. Friday NBA Roundup: Isaiah Thomas Making Case as the Only Superstar Celtics Need

    It was the Boston Celtics' biggest game of the 2016-17 NBA season to date, and Isaiah Thomas was nowhere to be found down the stretch—and not because he was the shortest player out there...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 26,896 reads 69 comments

  10. LA Clippers' Depth Getting First Real Test Amid Injuries to Stars

    LOS ANGELES — If you took last spring's six-game playoff loss to the Portland Trail Blazers and stretched it out over approximately 30 games, it would look a lot like the Los Angeles Clippers ' 2016-17 season so far...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 11,131 reads 12 comments

  11. What a Time to Be a 5: Why NBA Bigs Are Launching More Threes Than Ever

    Joel Embiid entered the NBA with the tools to rule the paint. The arachnoid frame, with room to pack on mass. The footwork of a ballet dancer. The gliding strides of a gazelle...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 25,854 reads 39 comments

  12. Friday NBA Roundup: Warriors Rolling Ahead of Finals Rematch with Cavaliers

    To paraphrase the late, great Dennis Green , the Golden State Warriors are who we thought they were: the NBA 's leanest, meanest winning machine...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 52,688 reads 55 comments

  13. NBA Rookie Ladder: How the Top 10 Stack Up Entering 2017

    2016 can't come to an end soon enough f or most of the NBA 's current rookies . Sure, there was plenty of excitement on draft day...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 87,141 reads 61 comments

  14. Where Do Los Angeles Clippers Go from Here After Latest Blake Griffin Injury?

    PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — Through all their years together, and all the twists and turns therein, the Los Angeles Clippers have, like Liam Neeson in Taken , acquired a particular set of skills, for better or worse...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 17,705 reads 40 comments

  15. Friday NBA Roundup: Are Lakers or Sixers Better Off in Rebuilding Process?

    The last time D'Angelo Russell and Joel Embiid were spotted on the same court, they were buried on the depth chart together at Montverde Academy in Florida. "Our coach had guys in front of us," Russell told CSNPhilly...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 79,070 reads 189 comments

  16. Why Haven't the Portland Trail Blazers Taken That Next Step?

    LOS ANGELES — There's no place like home, especially after a long road trip. So many of the problems that plagued the Portland Trail Blazers through four straight losses ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 10,813 reads 26 comments

  17. LA Clippers Still Trying to Rediscover Early-Season Swagger

    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers scratched and clawed their way to a 121-120 win over the Portland Trail Blazers Monday night—and broke Lawler's Law along the way—but it was Blake Griffin who bore the brunt of the abuse...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 5,371 reads 11 comments

  18. 2016-17 NBA Superstar Rankings: The Top 25 Players in the Association Right Now

    The NBA is flooded with talent like never before, and the circumstances of the 2016-17 season have put so much of it on brilliant display...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 104,912 reads 176 comments

  19. Slumping Los Angeles Clippers Have Many Complaints, Few Answers

    PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — Marreese Speights ambled into the Clippers ' training facility, decked out in sweatpants and a self-referential "I Got 5 On It" shirt, looking every ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 9,429 reads 11 comments

  20. NBA Rookie Report Cards: How the Top 10 Shake out at 2016-17 Quarter-Season Mark

    What have the NBA 's rookies been up to since we last checked in before Thanksgiving ? Joel Embiid's still balling out for the Philadelphia 76ers, as is fellow 2014 draftee Dario Saric...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 36,346 reads 54 comments

  21. NBA Teams Entering Make-or-Break Stretches at 2016-17 Quarter-Season Mark

    There's no real pressure during the NBA regular season, right? Certainly not before Christmas Day, with the playoffs still four months away...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 23,051 reads 44 comments

  22. Friday NBA Roundup: Is Cavaliers' Coasting Cause for Concern?

    To paraphrase Frank Sinatra, what a difference a year makes. In a vacuum, the Cleveland Cavaliers' 111-104 loss to the Chicago Bulls looks bad. That it extends the team's losing streak to three games only worsens the optics for LeBron James and Co...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 20,676 reads 58 comments

  23. Clippers and Cavaliers Wouldn't Have Today's Stars Without Long-Forgotten Trade

    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers —who face off at Quicken Loans Arena Thursday night—can each trace their rise into the NBA 's elite to a single twist of fate...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 13,120 reads 7 comments

  24. Friday NBA Roundup: Warriors Can't Slow Down Now That They Finally Own 1st Place

    The Golden State Warriors were practically anointed NBA champions back in July, but it took them a month of the 2016-17 season to scale the standings...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 63,989 reads 146 comments

  25. NBA Rookie Report Cards: Grading the Class' Top 10 So Far

    It would be easy to spend the next 10 slides ragging on the NBA 's current rookie class. So far, the 2016 draft crew has looked as weak as advertised, especially with Ben Simmons still sidelined for the Philadelphia 76ers...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 129,838 reads 179 comments