1. Arron Afflalo Talks Adapting to Blazers, Brian Shaw Firing, Kendrick Lamar

    LOS ANGELES — Changing teams at the trade deadline is never easy, not even for a seasoned NBA veteran like Arron Afflalo ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 hours ago 14,474 reads 17 comments

  2. Friday NBA Roundup: Russell Westbrook's Incredible 1-Man Show Continues

    Russell Westbrook isn't a bona fide basketball superhero, but in February, he came darn close—about as close as the Oklahoma City Thunder came to sweeping a tough road back-to-back without winning either game...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 days ago 62,679 reads 274 comments

  3. 2015 NBA Power Rankings: Breaking Down All 30 Teams at the End of February

    The end of February brings with it the beginning of the NBA 's regular-season stretch run. The league's roster tinkering is all but done. Per NBA rules, any player signed after March 1 is ineligible for postseason play...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 days ago 473,162 reads 687 comments

  4. 2015 NBA Power Rankings: Post-Trade Deadline Standings for All 30 Teams

    Before we dive into this week's NBA power rankings, let's take a moment to breathe deeply, relax and set aside the madness that ensued in the lead-up to Thursday's trade deadline...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 13 days ago 502,243 reads 436 comments

  5. Best Potential Trade Packages, Scenarios and Landing Spots for Reggie Jackson

    Reggie Jackson has done his darndest to ignore the nearly constant swirl of trade speculation that's surrounded him this season...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 15 days ago 34,505 reads 87 comments

  6. Potential Trade Packages for NBA's Best Available Players Entering 2015 Deadline

    Just because there's no actual pro basketball until Thursday night doesn't mean the NBA is quiet right now. Quite the opposite, actually. The run-up to the Feb...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 16 days ago 54,648 reads 144 comments

  7. 7 NBA Teams with the Most at Stake Following the 2015 All-Star Break

    Technically, the All-Star break isn't the half-way mark of the 2014-15 NBA season. Only the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics have more than 30 of their 82 games left on their respective dockets...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 17 days ago 20,877 reads 67 comments

  8. Zach LaVine Brings Back Dunk Contest in Preview of What Lies Ahead

    The Slam Dunk Contest has long been the marquee event of All-Star Saturday, but it's undoubtedly lost some of its luster over the years...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 18 days ago 183,303 reads 182 comments

  9. NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2015: Grading Every Dunk and Every Participant

    The folks at Barclays Center in Brooklyn were treated to the "Zach LaVine Show" during the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday night. The rookie out of UCLA dominated the competition from start to finish...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 19 days ago 83,912 reads 134 comments

  10. Stephen Curry 'Frustrated' Referees Still Aren't Putting Him on Free-Throw Line

    Apparently, Chef Curry brought the pot with him to the Big Apple, and he's not afraid to stir it. And, when it comes to not getting the respect from referees that an NBA superstar might otherwise expect, Stephen Curry may have a point...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 19 days ago 14,997 reads 46 comments

  11. Age Is Just a Number for NBA's Most Efficient Teams

    The Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks and Portland Trail Blazers have a lot in common these days. Each will have at least two representatives in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game, courtesy of phenomenal first halves to the 2014-15 season...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 20 days ago 9,926 reads 14 comments

  12. Rising Stars Challenge 2015: Projecting the Ceiling of Every Participant

    If you want to catch up on the current state of affairs in the NBA , you can tune into the All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 20 days ago 91,435 reads 253 comments

  13. 2015 NBA Power Rankings: Who's Hot and Who's Not at All-Star Break?

    The City That Never Sleeps will be a bit rowdier than usual as the NBA and its affiliates descend on New York City for All-Star Weekend. The tumult of the 2014-15 season so far has certainly taken its toll on the festivities...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 20 days ago 201,572 reads 455 comments

  14. With Blake Griffin Out, Clippers Pinning Hopes on Chris Paul

    LOS ANGELES — Now more than ever, it's fitting that Chris Paul is the face of State Farm. Like a good neighbor, Paul has been there whenever the Los Angeles Clippers have needed him during a challenging 2014-15 NBA season...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 21 days ago 6,476 reads 41 comments

  15. Rockets Proving Plenty Dangerous Without Dwight Howard and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    Prior to Tuesday's showdown with the Phoenix Suns, the Houston Rockets insisted that they'll be fine without Dwight Howard , whose knee problems could keep him out through March...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 22 days ago 27,107 reads 130 comments

  16. Best- and Worst-Case 2015 NBA Trade Deadline Scenarios for Every Team

    It's that time of year again. The NBA All-Star Game is right around the corner. Phone bills are rising faster than tensions in Ukraine. The same goes for the intensity of the voices on both ends of the lines...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 24 days ago 302,085 reads 236 comments

  17. NBA Roundup: Cold-Blooded Anthony Davis Steals Russell Westbrook's Thunder

    Anthony Davis couldn’t have picked a much better time to notch his first trey of the 2014-15 NBA season. With 1...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 27 days ago 45,167 reads 125 comments

  18. 2014-15 NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up After 50 Games

    February is usually the busiest month of the NBA regular season. There's the All-Star Game and all of the ancillary events and parties that entails, plus the trade deadline and the flood of rumors and massive phone bills that entails...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 27 days ago 522,367 reads 685 comments

  19. NBA Youngsters on the Cusp of All-Star Status

    As The Who once said (and would say), the kids are alright. And those kids, who are still alright, are due to make their respective marks on the 2015 NBA All-Star Game in New York City on Feb...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 80,867 reads 178 comments

  20. Hawks Taking Warriors' Title of NBA's Best Team and Other Friday NBA Takeaways

    The Larry O'Brien Trophy isn't awarded in January, but if it were, the Atlanta Hawks would be planning their victory parade right now. The Hawks officially overtook the Golden State Warriors for the NBA 's best record on Friday...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 66,005 reads 340 comments

  21. NBA Power Rankings 3 Months into 2014-15 NBA Season

    Time flies when you're having fun, and the 2014-15 NBA season has been nothing if not that—devastating injuries aside, of course...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 482,045 reads 638 comments

  22. Jordan Clarkson Is Clear-Cut Choice at Point Guard for Los Angeles Lakers

    Jordan Clarkson is the best of a bad situation. The Los Angeles Lakers lost Steve Nash to a season- and possibly career-ending injury before the 2014-15 NBA season began and have hardly seen or heard from him since...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 27,913 reads 89 comments

  23. DeAndre Jordan Is Building Undeniable 2015 NBA All-Star Case

    LOS ANGELES — In so many ways, DeAndre Jordan is already an All-Star. He's one of the three most important players on a Los Angeles Clippers squad that, heading into an eight-game road trip, is starting to look like an NBA title contender...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 18,945 reads 185 comments

  24. Everything You Need to Know About Dark-Horse ROY Contender Jusuf Nurkic

    LOS ANGELES — Jusuf Nurkic still has a lot of learning to do—about the NBA , about basketball, about America, about the English language...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 44,963 reads 46 comments

  25. 2014-15 NBA Power Rankings as Season's 2nd Half Begins

    The second half of the 2014-15 NBA season is off to what might be best described as an intriguing start. The Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors are still flying high...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 510,547 reads 819 comments