1. Will Lakers Depart from 'Let's Make a Deal' Team-Building in Offseason?

    The futility of the Los Angeles Lakers ' present has forced the franchise's legions of fantasts to reflect on its glorious past and project a triumphant future, if only to stave ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 5,831 reads 15 comments

  2. The NBA's All-Sad All-Stars

    There's no need for Joe and Jane Six-Pack to pity anyone making millions to play basketball in the NBA . Even those trapped on terrible teams can count on their love of the game (and of hefty paychecks) to sustain them when the well of wins runs dry...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 24,951 reads 49 comments

  3. Did Patrick Beverley, Houston Rockets Awaken a Sleeping Giant in Oklahoma City?

    To say that Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley have "beef" would be to ascribe too much malice to livestock and undersell the burgeoning rivalry between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 27,962 reads 272 comments

  4. James Harden to Thunder Fans: 'You Loved Me When I Was Here... It's That Simple'

    James Harden hasn't let his past success with the Oklahoma City Thunder interrupt his antagonism of his old club as a member of the Houston Rockets ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 21,980 reads 152 comments

  5. Brooklyn Nets to Sign Jason Collins for Remainder of Season

    Jason Collins ' days of searching for gainful employment in the NBA are over—for the next month or so, at least...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 7,415 reads 78 comments

  6. Chicago Bulls' Refusal to Lose Carlos Boozer Points to Bigger Problems

    You could forgive those Chicago Bulls fans who've taken up residence in a fantasy land filled with "What If's" within the last few years...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 19,122 reads 114 comments

  7. Report: Lakers Not Considering Firing D'Antoni Despite Franchise's Worst Loss

    Mike D'Antoni 's job as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers is safe. For now, anyway. According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Dave McMenamin , Lakers general ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 36,551 reads 214 comments

  8. Which School Could Assemble a Stronger NBA Starting 5 Right Now, UNC or Duke?

    We here on the NBA side of the basketball world are hardly immune to the allure of college hoops. The pageantry, the passion, the sheer unpredictability of March Madness, the one ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 26,618 reads 94 comments

  9. NBA Power Rankings: Stacking Up All 30 Teams Before the Home Stretch

    It's that time of the year, folks. March Madness is here! No, not the NCAA tournament. That's still a couple weeks away. I'm referring instead to the silly season that is the stretch run of the NBA campaign...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 259,453 reads 355 comments

  10. Why Everyone in LA, Clippers Included, Should Root for a Quick Lakers Revival

    The history of the NBA in L.A. reads more like A Tale of Two Cities than it does the sort of rivalry that the city's basketball hotbed deserves...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 18,705 reads 87 comments

  11. How Much Better Are Los Angeles Clippers with Chris Paul Back?

    When it comes to controversial statements in today's NBA , "the Los Angeles Clippers are better with Chris Paul " has to rank near the bottom of the list, right next to "LeBron James is talented," " Kevin Durant can score" and "J...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 2,715 reads 6 comments

  12. LeBron James Hits the Deck After Dwight Howard Elbow to the Nose

    LeBron James ' protective masks may make him look like a superhero, though as Dwight Howard proved on Tuesday night, they hardly confer the power of invincibility to James' face...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 17,580 reads 42 comments

  13. NBA Sophomore Report Cards: Grading Campaigns of Top 2nd-Year Players

    Back in November, yours truly wondered if the 2013-14 NBA season would turn out to be " The Year of the Sophomore ." In many ways, that original query has proven prescient in the intervening months...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 40,799 reads 161 comments

  14. What's Changed for LaMarcus Aldridge?

    This past Saturday, LaMarcus Aldridge returned from a five-game, groin-strain-related hiatus to do his part in propelling the Portland Trail Blazers to a 102-96 win over the sliding Denver Nuggets ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 1,801 reads 3 comments

  15. Former Toronto Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo Admits He 'Tried to Tank'

    For those of you out there who are still skeptical about whether "tanking" is a strategy that NBA general managers actually pursue—and not just a figment of the basketball ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 22,959 reads 72 comments

  16. Watch Steve Nash Learn He's a Candidate for Stretch Provision for Lakers

    Steve Nash 's time with the Los Angeles Lakers has been all too replete with humbling moments. There was the collision with Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard that fractured his left fibula on Halloween 2012...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 14,300 reads 29 comments

  17. Lance Stephenson: 'I'm the Underdog'

    The glow of the limelight is a familiar, perhaps even comforting feeling for Lance Stephenson . He grew up with it, as a prep phenom and playground legend in his native Brooklyn...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 58,930 reads 254 comments

  18. NBA Power Rankings: Breaking Down All 30 Teams Entering March

    The final full calendar month of the 2013-14 NBA regular season is nearly upon us. April only lasts a couple weeks in the Association, and February didn't last much longer on account of the All-Star break...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 282,112 reads 267 comments

  19. What's Next for Jason Collins After 10-Day Contract with Brooklyn Nets Expires?

    Jason Collins is, indeed, a trailblazer. No, not a Portland Trail Blazer, though he could be once his current contract with the Brooklyn Nets expires...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 14,498 reads 3 comments

  20. Why 2013-14 San Antonio Spurs Could Be Gregg Popovich's Best Coaching Job Yet

    If there are any gaps in Gregg Popovich's coaching resume, you'd be hard-pressed to find them. Now in his 18th season at the helm of the San Antonio Spurs , Pop has amassed four ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 16,359 reads 46 comments

  21. Who Wins a 7-Game Clippers-Rockets Series?

    The Los Angeles Clippers and the Houston Rockets will meet for the third time in the 2013-14 NBA season on Wednesday in what's shaping up to be a battle of rising Western Conference powers...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 13,252 reads 198 comments

  22. Examining Why 5 Rumored Deals Fell Apart at 2014 NBA Trade Deadline

    There's an old saying in Hollywood: "If there's a 99 percent chance of something happening, there's a 100 percent chance that it won't happen...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 56,216 reads 44 comments

  23. NBA Trade Deadline Chips with Most to Prove

    Enough ink has already been spilled explaining why the 2014 NBA trade deadline was as quiet and calm as it turned out to be...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 35,246 reads 25 comments

  24. We Won't Appreciate This Year's Miami Heat Until 3-Peat Masterpiece Is Complete

    Somehow, it took a 22-point blowout of the Oklahoma City Thunder to put the Miami Heat front and center in the NBA 's collective consciousness again. Even though they've won the last two titles and played in three straight Finals...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 20,777 reads 113 comments

  25. NBA Power Rankings: Post-Trade Deadline Standings for All 30 Teams

    Is anyone else relieved that the NBA 's trade deadline has come and gone? No more tracking ridiculous rumors or refreshing HoopsHype every five seconds. No more second-guessing anonymous "sources...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 278,388 reads 140 comments