1. NBA Predictions 2015-16: Win-Loss Projections for Every Team

    Do you hear that? The bouncing of balls? The squeaking of sneakers? The chirping of platitudes and cliches into microphones and audio recorders? That must mean the new NBA season is fast approaching...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 253,682 reads 825 comments

  2. New LA Clippers Face Same Old Pressures and Expectations

    The more things change, the more they stay the same for the Los Angeles Clippers . Of the 17 players wearing the team's new threads in training camp, 10 are fresh faces—as Clippers, that is...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 27,941 reads 155 comments

  3. The Most Intriguing 2015 NBA Training Camp Battles to Track

    When it comes to roster decisions, NBA training camps aren't quite as brutal as, say, their NFL counterparts. Sure, some invitees will get cut, but by and large, most teams have a sense of who their best players are at any given position...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 60,742 reads 97 comments

  4. Jordan Clarkson: 'I've Got a Chip on My Shoulder' Heading into Next Season

    LOS ANGELES — In some respects, Jordan Clarkson has already arrived. The 23-year-old University of Missouri product earned first-team All-Rookie honors last season while bringing hope to forlorn fans of the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 35,123 reads 40 comments

  5. Inside the Most Important Summer of Bradley Beal's Life

    LOS ANGELES — Time is more precious than ever for Bradley Beal . Between his professional obligations, personal plans and pursuit of a spot on Team USA for next summer's Olympics, the 22-year-old can't waste a moment, even on the hardwood...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 22,861 reads 66 comments

  6. Projecting the NBA's Best Small-Ball Teams

    The Golden State Warriors employed small ball as a tactic to outlast the lumbering Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 42,407 reads 190 comments

  7. Can Doc Rivers the Coach Validate Doc Rivers the General Manager?

    In just two years with the Los Angeles Clippers , Doc Rivers has managed to consolidate organizational power in a way that few (if any) outside the owner's box have in the NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 10,058 reads 93 comments

  8. 7 Players on the Trade Bubble Ahead of 2015 NBA Training Camp

    Training camp is a tricky time for every NBA player. If you're a rookie, it's about proving you belong. If you're a veteran, it's about showing you can still hold your own against the young bucks...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 137,833 reads 168 comments

  9. What's Holding Anthony Bennett Back from NBA Success?

    For most NBA players, August and September are the dog days on the calendar. During these late summer months, player-organized minicamps , individual workouts and promotional trips overseas soak up the time not spent relaxing with friends and family.

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 78,912 reads 151 comments

  10. How Anthony Davis' Career Arc Stacks Up Against the NBA's All-Time Greats

    Anthony Davis has made it clear he belongs among the best players in the NBA today. Last season, the 22-year-old Chicago native finished among the top 10 in scoring, rebounding, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 32,613 reads 132 comments

  11. Kobe Bryant Is About to Enter the Most Challenging Season of His 20-Year Career

    If you hang around the NBA anywhere near as long as Kobe Bryant has, you're bound to run into your fair share of obstacles...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 62,213 reads 256 comments

  12. The Future of the NBA Point Guard Is Already Here

    If you've been watching the NBA in recent years, you might think there's a revolution going on, one that's totally twisting the traditional definition of what a point guard is and should do...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 77,278 reads 384 comments

  13. Scouting the NBA's Newest Overseas Additions from the 2015 Offseason

    The NBA is more global today than it's ever been. This summer alone, the league played its first exhibition in Africa, where it also conducted clinics as part of Basketball Without Borders, and is currently bringing basketball camps to the Caribbean .

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 60,960 reads 109 comments

  14. Philadelphia 76ers' Future Preparing to Arrive Right on Schedule

    The Philadelphia 76ers are a basketball disaster. General manager Sam Hinkie's tank-tastic approach to rebuilding is an affront to all that is sacred and holy about the NBA and the spirit of competition that guides it...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 30,174 reads 44 comments

  15. Can Karl-Anthony Towns Be Kevin Garnett 2.0?

    Karl-Anthony Towns was still in utero when Kevin Garnett first donned a Minnesota Timberwolves cap and, along with it, busted open the preps-to-pros pipeline into the NBA draft...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 66,311 reads 246 comments

  16. Carmelo Anthony's Place on Team USA Reminds Us of His Real NBA Stature

    Carmelo Anthony has been a part of USA Basketball for his entire adult life. Over the years, it's become a sort of sanctuary for the All-Star forward, a safe place where his game ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 97,723 reads 270 comments

  17. The Hassan Whiteside Effect: How the Miami Heat Center Is Changing the NBA

    Hassan Whiteside isn't like most D-League call-ups. But with the growth of the NBA 's lower division and the Miami Heat's stroke of genius in calling up Whiteside, there could be many more like him down the line...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 120,669 reads 225 comments

  18. Why Anthony Davis' $145 Million Record Contract Will Be a Monumental Steal

    Anthony Davis is still more than six months shy of his 23rd birthday. He's nearly two-and-a-half months away from starting his fourth NBA season, and has missed an average of 15...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 72,714 reads 116 comments

  19. Summer Showcases Remind Us Just How Special NBA Players Really Are

    Success on a basketball court, whether it's in the NBA or on a summer circuit, is as much about what you can do as having the opportunity to do it...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 166,152 reads 192 comments

  20. Quantity vs. Quality: Where Can Boston Celtics Find Their Next Star?

    If there is, in fact, a blueprint for rebuilding in the NBA , Danny Ainge has followed it to a T. Once it became clear that the Boston Celtics ' latest glorious era was coming ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 30,181 reads 72 comments

  21. Doc Rivers Digging into His Past to Shape Los Angeles Clippers' Future

    For all the advances in scouting and analytics in recent years, there's still no substitute for firsthand knowledge of a player's personality and capabilities in the NBA . Or, at least, that would appear to be Doc Rivers' modus operandi...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 24,774 reads 36 comments

  22. Phil Jackson Moving New York Knicks Forward After First Taste of NBA Failure

    The New York Knicks ' depressing 2014-15 season was an anomaly for everyone involved, most of all for team president Phil Jackson...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 70,000 reads 70 comments

  23. Can D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson Be Lakers' Backcourt of the Future?

    The Los Angeles Lakers , with D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson at the backcourt controls, didn't have to wait long for their first bout with the boo birds...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 118,117 reads 411 comments

  24. Paul Pierce Can Be Final Ingredient to Los Angeles Clippers' Title Recipe

    Paul Pierce is from Inglewood, a stone's throw from the Great Western Forum, where the Los Angeles Lakers played prior to their current occupation of the Staples Center...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 39,921 reads 162 comments

  25. Past to Present: How Julius Randle Is Shaping the Los Angeles Lakers' Future

    Julius Randle has played just one game as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers . Yet, he's already managed to change the trajectory of the entire organization...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 71,513 reads 133 comments