1. NBA Depth-Chart Projections for All 30 Teams Going into 2014-15 Season

    Just because the results don't count in the standings, the NBA preseason is far from pointless or meaningless. There are still plenty of roster spots for players to fight over and position battles to be won...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 279,221 reads 294 comments

  2. Los Angeles Clippers Won't Reach Title Potential Without Defensive Improvement

    PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — Ask the Los Angeles Clippers about what's gone wrong with their defense this preseason or what they can do to fix it, and you're bound to field a wide range of answers—or not much of an answer at all...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 1,661 reads 10 comments

  3. Is Los Angeles Lakers' Reliance on Steve Nash a Risky Proposition?

    This year was supposed to be different for Steve Nash . This was supposed to be the year that Nash finally came through for the Los Angeles Lakers , if only because this would be his last chance...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 3,489 reads 16 comments

  4. Surprising Studs Emerging from 2014-15 NBA Preseason

    Sparkling preseason performances are like mirages in the desert: They look great at first blush but vanish upon closer inspection...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 95,504 reads 89 comments

  5. NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up at 2014 Training Camp

    What's a grain of salt worth in the NBA ? That question is typically and most accurately answered during the preseason, wherein the vast majority of the results are best taken with that tiniest pinch of sodium chloride...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 304,461 reads 367 comments

  6. Predicting the Next Wave of Young NBA Talent to Get Contract Extensions

    Kyrie Irving got his max money from the Cleveland Cavaliers before LeBron James made them title contenders again. The Morris twins re-upped with the Phoenix Suns for a combined $52 million...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 14,321 reads 36 comments

  7. Predicting Fallout from NBA Draft Lottery Reform

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and the 30 owners who employ him will have much more to discuss at the next Board of Governors meeting than the league's shiny new national television deal ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 20,710 reads 60 comments

  8. Julius Randle at Center of L.A. Lakers' Transition to Life After Kobe Bryant

    The Los Angeles Lakers have been careful to temper expectations for Julius Randle. On paper, the rookie out of Kentucky may seem an obvious choice to receive the torch that Kobe Bryant 's carried for years, albeit in large part by default...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 21,855 reads 18 comments

  9. 10 NBA Players Due for Big Role Changes in 2014-15

    So much of the excitement surrounding NBA training camps stems from seeing familiar faces in new places...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 73,590 reads 162 comments

  10. Early NBA Preseason 2014-15 Title Odds for All 30 Teams

    The NBA preseason is nothing if not a spectacle of speculation. Media days are rife with players and coaches answering questions about their hopes and expectations for the upcoming campaign before there's been so much as a productive dribble...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 331,058 reads 611 comments

  11. The Coolest Post-NBA Careers

    By and large, the opening of NBA training camps is cause for celebration. Throngs of media descend upon practice facilities from sea to shining sea, where players and coaches alike ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 25,556 reads 24 comments

  12. Is It Time for Blake Griffin to Take Charge of Los Angeles Clippers' Fate?

    PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — The Los Angeles Clippers ' media day brought with it a predictable peppering of questions concerning the team's fourth-quarter collapse in Game 5 of last season's second-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 15,065 reads 93 comments

  13. The Good, the Bad and the Interesting from Friday's Round of NBA Media Days

    The NBA is back...sort of. Training camps across the league are nearly underway, but before the best and brightest ballers on planet Earth get back to the business of playing ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 92,116 reads 32 comments

  14. How the NBA's Uncertain Salary Cap Could Impact Contract Extensions

    The NBA 's salary cap means something different to everyone. To the league's owners, it's a friend. It protects from wasteful spending by penalizing that behavior, all the while keeping down their labor costs...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 8,536 reads 15 comments

  15. NBA Predictions 2014-15: Win-Loss Projections for Every Team, Pre-Training Camp

    Last week, yours truly took a somewhat wild stab at sorting out the NBA 's 30 depth charts ahead of training camps opening. This week, we're tipping things off by cranking the Speculation-O-Meter up to 11 ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 350,293 reads 600 comments

  16. Projecting Every NBA Team's Depth Chart, 2014 Training Camp Edition

    The air is cooling, the leaves are changing colors and football's demons are rearing their ugly heads once again. That can only mean one thing.....

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 132,144 reads 414 comments

  17. How Great Will LeBron James' Economic Impact Be in Cleveland?

    What does LeBron James mean to Cleveland? That depends on who you talk to. To the Cleveland Cavaliers and their long-suffering fans, James' return to his roots in Northeast ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 30,566 reads 18 comments

  18. Everything You Need to Know About Los Angeles Clippers' Joe Ingles

    Dante Exum isn't the only wonder from down under who's set to debut in the NBA during the 2014-15 season. According to Eurobasket ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 8,050 reads 8 comments

  19. Could Basketball Ever Become the Most Popular Sport in the World?

    Much has changed on the global basketball scene since the original Dream Team stormed its way to Olympic gold some 22 years ago. The sport is now a fixture in most (if not all) of the countries on Earth...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 36,224 reads 64 comments

  20. The NBA's Most Fertile Foreign Frontiers

    Basketball doesn't stop when the NBA season ends. Instead, the game goes global, with international tournaments and overseas tours by the sport's biggest stars to fill the summer months...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 92,135 reads 163 comments

  21. 2014 NBA Offseason Awards

    I wish I could say the NBA 's summer of 2014 is almost over, but, unfortunately, I can't. We still have to sit through the entire month of September before training camps open, and we won't have any meaningful regular-season games to watch until Oct...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 96,466 reads 176 comments

  22. Meet Thon Maker, the 7-Foot Phenom Who Has College and NBA Scouts Salivating

    GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — You don't have to watch Thon Maker play basketball to get at least an inkling of how special he is and what he might become. The slender 7-foot physique...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 679,951 reads 352 comments

  23. NBA Power Rankings, Post-Kevin Love Trade

    At long last, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Cleveland Cavaliers can make it official. They don't have to keep their Love a secret. Their Kevin Love trade, that is...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 529,983 reads 790 comments

  24. Predicting NBA Stat Leaders for Every Major Category During 2014-15 Season

    Numbers have long been an integral part of sports fandom , but never quite to the extent that they are today, particularly in the NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 80,155 reads 314 comments

  25. Steve Ballmer, Clippers Start Washing Away Stain of Donald Sterling Era

    LOS ANGELES — April 29, 2014 feels like a distant memory now for the Los Angeles Clippers and their fans, and not just because that day came four months ago...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 57,437 reads 112 comments