1. Ranking the Top 5 Candidates for Every Major NBA Award Entering 2015-16 Season

    Crystal balls are mighty popular this time of the year in the NBA . How else are we supposed to peer into the future, with only preseason scrimmages to go on? Even all of the world's ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 33,775 reads 96 comments

  2. Predicting the 1st-Time NBA All-Stars of the 2015-16 Season

    First-timers always have a part to play in the NBA All-Star Game. They're the league's lifeblood, the cream of the crop making its way steadily toward the top. In the 16 years since the All-Star Game was last cancelled in 1999, an average of 6...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 50,181 reads 148 comments

  3. With Tony Parker in Decline, Loaded Spurs Must Find Ways to Mask New Weakness

    The San Antonio Spurs don't rebuild; they reload. When age and injuries started to exact their tolls on David Robinson's body, the Spurs snagged Tim Duncan with the No. 1 pick in the 1997 NBA draft...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 49,485 reads 85 comments

  4. Everything You Need to Know About the Sacramento Kings' 2015-16 NBA Season

    The Sacramento Kings aren't waiting to move into the Golden 1 Center before they start winning again. Instead, the team is charging full-steam toward ending its nearly decade-long playoff drought before vacating Sleep Train Arena in 2016...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 7,982 reads 21 comments

  5. 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 1 year ago 34,790 reads 244 comments

  6. 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 1 year ago 12,971 reads 127 comments

  7. 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 1 year ago 6,829 reads 36 comments

  8. 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 1 year ago 9,579 reads 28 comments

  9. 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 1 year ago 833,910 reads 235 comments

  10. 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 1 year ago 93,502 reads 230 comments

  11. 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 1 year ago 254,036 reads 825 comments

  12. 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 27,992 reads 155 comments

  13. 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 60,779 reads 97 comments

  14. 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 35,144 reads 40 comments

  15. 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 22,901 reads 66 comments

  16. 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 42,636 reads 190 comments

  17. 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 10,411 reads 93 comments

  18. 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 over 1 year ago 137,870 reads 168 comments

  19. 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 over 1 year ago 79,046 reads 151 comments

  20. 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 over 1 year ago 32,651 reads 132 comments

  21. 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 over 1 year ago 62,228 reads 256 comments

  22. 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 over 1 year ago 77,313 reads 384 comments

  23. 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 over 1 year ago 61,005 reads 109 comments

  24. 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 over 1 year ago 30,202 reads 44 comments

  25. 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 over 1 year ago 66,416 reads 246 comments