1. Is Gordon Hayward Really Worth the Max?

    Gordon Hayward is to this year's NBA free-agent market what Russia once was to Winston Churchill: a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside what might be a max contract...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 47,774 reads 252 comments

  2. Predicting Final Roster for USA's 2014 FIBA World Cup Team

    Never fear, America! Team USA's exit from Brazil doesn't spell the end of the Red, White and Blue's pursuit of a World Cup crown this summer. That is, if you're willing to consider the FIBA World Cup of Basketball...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 96,467 reads 510 comments

  3. Best Potential Free Agents for Los Angeles Lakers to Replace Jodie Meeks

    Jodie Meeks ' tenure in Tinseltown didn't work out so well for the Los Angeles Lakers , though, the work he did therein paid off in spades for him. According to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski , Meeks will sign a three-year, $19...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 57,695 reads 137 comments

  4. Hidden Gems on 2014 NBA Free-Agency Market

    There's much more to NBA free agency beyond the whereabouts and future plans of the biggest stars in basketball. In the end, the league only has one LeBron James, one Carmelo Anthony and one Dirk Nowitzki to split between 30 teams...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 77,611 reads 75 comments

  5. Wizards' Marcin Gortat Extension Dwindles Free-Agent Center Pool for Miami Heat

    It seems like only yesterday that the Miami Heat were poised to beef up their roster around LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh . That's probably because that (pretty much) was yesterday...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 41,397 reads 159 comments

  6. How Michael Jordan Can Dominate a New Facet of the NBA

    Winning hasn't always come as easily or as naturally to Michael Jordan as his hagiography might suggest. His Airness failed to make the cut for his high school's varsity squad as a sophomore...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 44,065 reads 85 comments

  7. Can Andrew Wiggins Be the Alpha Dog of Cleveland Cavaliers' Future?

    I'm not a psychologist, nor do I play one on TV, but it seems to be the status quo that the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft should be a true leader, a future superstar, a singular personality who can be the alpha dog on a good (if not great) team...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 47,468 reads 297 comments

  8. Will Sixers' Joel Embiid Steal-and-Stash Be Home Run of 2014 NBA Draft?

    The only thing guaranteed to be more delayed than Joel Embiid 's reaction to getting picked just behind Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker in the 2014 NBA draft is the satisfaction ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 18,016 reads 87 comments

  9. NBA Power Rankings: Where Do Teams Stack Up After 2014 Draft?

    The 2014 NBA draft itself wasn't as eventful as anticipated. The craziness of 2013 gave way to relative calm this year, despite the depth of talent available and the long line of pick-deprived teams looking to score some of it...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 838,903 reads 740 comments

  10. Pros and Cons of Los Angeles Lakers Re-Signing Nick Young

    It's official: The Swag is back. On the free-agent market, that is. The Los Angeles Lakers announced on Wednesday that Nick Young will not be opting into the second year of his contract with the Purple and Gold...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 13,197 reads 53 comments

  11. 6 Moves Miami Heat Must Make to Keep LeBron James in South Beach

    LeBron James' decision to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat and into free agency doesn't necessarily indicate a desire to flee South Beach...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 50,025 reads 99 comments

  12. NBA Draft 2014: 10 Predictions for Thursday Night

    You'd have an easier time guessing exactly what Russell Westbrook will wear to opening night 2014 than you would predicting what will become of Thursday's NBA draft ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 12,609 reads 11 comments

  13. Rudy Gay's Future with Sacramento Kings About More Than Money

    Rudy Gay's decision to opt into the final year of his contract with the Sacramento Kings should come as no surprise...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 14,386 reads 18 comments

  14. Could the Boston Celtics' Future Hinge on Kevin Love Trade?

    There will be no standing pat for the Boston Celtics this offseason. Not after going 25-57 in the wake of parting ways with Paul Pierce , Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers last summer...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 13,944 reads 86 comments

  15. Pressure Is on Big 3 to Stick Together, Not on Miami Heat to Keep Them

    Pat Riley knows what he's doing this summer. "We don't need to rebuild," he told reporters during the opening remarks of his exit interview Thursday. "We need to retool...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 11,505 reads 20 comments

  16. Laker Fans Can Take Solace in Recent History of No. 7 NBA Draft Picks

    Barring another unforeseen shakeup atop the 2014 NBA draft, the Los Angeles Lakers won't have a prayer of pegging either Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker to be Kobe Bryant 's running mate/successor with the No...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 41,641 reads 105 comments

  17. Inside LA's Summer Pro-Am Hoops Institutions, the Drew League and Venice Beach

    Dr. Luther Gulick's instructions were simple. The superintendent of physical education at the YMCA International Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts, asked a young ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 23,682 reads 12 comments

  18. Should NBA Fans Be Rooting for Spurs and Heat in Tiebreaker 2015 NBA Finals?

    Three-peats are nothing new for the NBA . The Los Angeles Lakers of the Kobe Bryant -Shaquille O'Neal vintage put one together. The Chicago Bulls did it twice in an eight-year span, with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen leading the way...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 37,108 reads 313 comments

  19. Pros and Cons of Philadelphia 76ers Selecting Andrew Wiggins in 2014 NBA Draft

    The City of Brotherly Love is abuzz with all things Andrew Wiggins at the moment. According to multiple reports out of Philadelphia, the 76ers squired Wiggins about town in ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 9,219 reads 25 comments

  20. Ranking the Last 10 NBA Championship Teams

    Today's NBA marks the passage of time not with ticking clocks, but with San Antonio Spurs championships...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 109,962 reads 365 comments

  21. NBA Power Rankings 2014: Stacking Up All 30 Teams, Post-NBA Finals

    The last time we sized up the way the league's best and worst stacked up against one another, 16 teams still had a chance—however small it may have been—to hoist up the Larry O'Brien Trophy in the middle of June...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 418,504 reads 272 comments

  22. Up Against Ropes in NBA Finals, How Will LeBron James Respond?

    Do or die. We've seen LeBron James in situations like the one he'll face on Sunday, when the Miami Heat return to the Alamo City in search of a season-saving victory. Thirteen times in his career has James faced imminent elimination...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 49,939 reads 537 comments

  23. San Antonio Spurs' Defensive Adjustments Force Miami Heat's Weaker Hands

    Game 3 of the 2014 NBA Finals will be remembered chiefly for the San Antonio Spurs' evisceration of the Miami Heat's defense, and rightfully so. The Spurs' first half, in which they scored 71 points on a Finals-record 75...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 13,566 reads 48 comments

  24. Bradley Beal Talks Video Games, Wizards' Future and Relationship with John Wall

    Bradley Beal isn't just a great shooter, though he's certainly that. He's also a burgeoning playmaker, a fierce competitor and, at the tender age of 20, one of the NBA 's brightest young stars...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 2,762 reads 4 comments

  25. LeBron James Joins Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Larry Bird in Elite Stat Area

    Another day, another statistical milestone for LeBron James . In Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals, James became just the third player ever —after Michael Jordan and Kobe ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 24,011 reads 99 comments