1. From Lottery Winners to Contenders, Cleveland Cavaliers Have Come a Long Way

    It was a sight that was at once surprising and disappointing in how surprising it was. Anthony Bennett, like a young Anthony Mason, barreling through the lane, rising over traffic and putting his poor opponent on a poster...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 34,762 reads 244 comments

  2. NBA's What to Watch: Heart of the Preseason Edition

    The NBA is back! Well, maybe not all the way, but preseason play is close enough. After a summer spent scrounging for hoops in summer leagues, at pro-ams across the country ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 12,939 reads 127 comments

  3. What to Watch for in Kobe Bryant's 20th and (Perhaps?) Final Season

    Kobe Bryant hasn't called it quits just yet. Every time he's been asked if the 2015-16 NBA season will be his last, he's answered with some variation of "We'll see." "Maybe it is, maybe it isn't," he said at Lakers media day...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 6,828 reads 36 comments

  4. Everything You Need to Know About the L.A. Clippers' 2015-16 NBA Season

    After dancing with disaster time and again, the Los Angeles Clippers are looking to make that all-important leap from good to great. Their last two campaigns ended in heartbreak and disappointment...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 9,552 reads 28 comments

  5. What Could Michael Jordan Have Earned in Today's NBA?

    On Oct. 6, 1993, Michael Jordan sent shock waves through the sports world by announcing his retirement from the Chicago Bulls and the NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 833,746 reads 235 comments

  6. Do Cleveland Cavaliers Have to Choose Between Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson?

    Training camp is a time for every NBA team to get a feel for what the coming season has in store. For the Cleveland Cavaliers , their return to business in Independence, Ohio, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 93,483 reads 230 comments

  7. 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 12 months ago 253,865 reads 825 comments

  8. 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 1 year ago 27,956 reads 155 comments

  9. 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 1 year ago 60,772 reads 97 comments

  10. 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 1 year ago 35,130 reads 40 comments

  11. 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 1 year ago 22,873 reads 66 comments

  12. 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 1 year ago 42,596 reads 190 comments

  13. 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 1 year ago 10,247 reads 93 comments

  14. 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 1 year ago 137,855 reads 168 comments

  15. 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 1 year ago 78,955 reads 151 comments

  16. 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 1 year ago 32,626 reads 132 comments

  17. 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 1 year ago 62,220 reads 256 comments

  18. 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 1 year ago 77,292 reads 384 comments

  19. 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 1 year ago 60,984 reads 109 comments

  20. 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 1 year ago 30,183 reads 44 comments

  21. 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 1 year ago 66,330 reads 246 comments

  22. 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 1 year ago 97,748 reads 270 comments

  23. 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 1 year ago 120,681 reads 225 comments

  24. 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 1 year ago 72,922 reads 116 comments

  25. 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 1 year ago 166,189 reads 192 comments