1. 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...

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  2. 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 3 days ago 95,358 reads 179 comments

  3. 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...

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  4. 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 6 days ago 437,392 reads 800 comments

  5. 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 ...

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  6. 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 11 days ago 56,627 reads 113 comments

  7. Projecting Every NBA Team's Starting 5 for 2014-15 Season

    It's all well and good that the NBA has released its schedule for the 2014-15 season, but what good is it to drool over marquee matchups if we don't know which players are actually ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 14 days ago 349,988 reads 419 comments

  8. LeBron James Turns Cleveland Cavaliers into Top Destination for NBA Ring Chasers

    Ray Allen is still mulling his options in free agency. So, too, is Shawn Marion. Both could very well wind up with the Cleveland Cavaliers , just like Mike Miller and James Jones already have...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 16 days ago 32,252 reads 59 comments

  9. Way-Too-Early Predictions for Every Major NBA Award Winner in 2014-15

    Your crystal ball would probably need a crystal ball of its own to figure out who's going to lay claim to the NBA 's most important superlatives in 2014-15...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 17 days ago 234,533 reads 521 comments

  10. Tracy McGrady, NBA Pros Mentor Basketball's Future at Adidas Nations

    GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — Tracy McGrady hadn't played organized basketball in months. He hadn't so much as shown his face at a basketball camp since he burst onto the scene at the Adidas ABCD camp in 1996...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 22 days ago 34,976 reads 22 comments

  11. What Kevin Love Trade Says About LeBron James' Clout in Cleveland

    It was only a matter of time (and will only be a matter of time now) until Kevin Love joined (and can join) the Cleveland Cavaliers as LeBron James ' next superstar sidekick...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 22 days ago 73,439 reads 342 comments

  12. Most Underrated Player on Every NBA Team Heading into 2014-15 Season

    The dog days of August are nearly upon us, folks. Even MLB, which rules the summer, tends to slow down, with its trade deadline gone and the pennant races still waiting to heat up in September...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 29 days ago 279,247 reads 442 comments

  13. What Would Make Byron Scott's First Season with Los Angeles Lakers a Success?

    We've already considered the best- and worst-case scenarios for Byron Scott's debut season as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 30 days ago 9,982 reads 72 comments

  14. Should Los Angeles Lakers Start Julius Randle or Carlos Boozer at Power Forward?

    The Los Angeles Lakers are stuck between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, they want to win, not only for the sake of Kobe Bryant (and his two-year, $48.5 million extension), but also because they're the Lakers and that's what they do..

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 38,142 reads 224 comments

  15. 5 Young NBA Players with Shots at Stardom During 2014-15 Season

    Year after year, the leaves change, the seasons turn...and new names approach the star-studded stratosphere atop the NBA . Last season saw a slew of precocious youngsters take that all-important next step...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 28,181 reads 168 comments

  16. Will Detroit Pistons Finally Turn Things Around in 2014-15?

    It's been more than five years since the Detroit Pistons were last seen in the NBA playoffs, six since they've won at least half their games...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 4,469 reads 46 comments

  17. Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Los Angeles Lakers' 2014-15 Season

    Byron Scott's back. Nick Young, Jordan Hill, Xavier Henry and Ryan Kelly are, too. Kobe Bryant will be. Steve Nash might be. Pau Gasol won't be. Jeremy Lin, Carlos Boozer, Julius Randle and Ed Davis are all first-timers...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 5,771 reads 11 comments

  18. Fully Rebuilt Dallas Mavericks Still Fly or Fall with Dirk Nowitzki

    The Dallas Mavericks have been arguably the NBA 's busiest team this offseason. They started off the league's silly season in June when they traded for Tyson Chandler and ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 21,943 reads 175 comments

  19. Byron Scott May Not Be L.A. Lakers' Long-Term Answer, but He Doesn't Have to Be

    It was only a matter of time until Byron Scott became head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers , as ESPN's Chris Broussard first reported Scott will soon be...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 18,551 reads 56 comments

  20. 5 NBA Players with the Most to Prove During 2014-15 Season

    Everybody in the NBA has something to prove. If you're a bona fide superstar, you're out to show that you belong among the best in basketball, preferably by carrying your club to a championship...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 87,741 reads 585 comments

  21. NBA Teams Not the Only Basketball Clubs Sifting Las Vegas for Talent in Summer

    LAS VEGAS — Thirteen miles from the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion, three hours before the 2014 NBA Summer League was set to tip off, the business of basketball continued apace...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 18,557 reads 11 comments

  22. NBA Power Rankings: Post-2014 NBA Free-Agent-Frenzy Edition

    That screeching noise that's invaded your ear holes the last few days? Don't worry, that's just the sound of the NBA offseason grinding to a halt. The NBA Summer League has packed up and left Las Vegas, and has long since vacated Orlando...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 729,472 reads 2049 comments

  23. Shannon Brown Uses Lakers Past to Fight for Knicks Future at NBA Summer League

    LAS VEGAS — It's not at all uncommon to watch a game at the NBA Summer League and wonder, "What's he doing here?" And not just when Flavor Flav decides to mosey on down to Cox Pavilion, clock bling and all...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 68,237 reads 83 comments

  24. Meet the Brazilian Mystery Prospect from the 2014 NBA Draft, Bruno Caboclo

    LAS VEGAS — It was just another game at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The mish -mosh of rookies, free agents, D-Leaguers and erstwhile basketball vagabonds representing ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 88,278 reads 174 comments

  25. 12 Takeaways from Day 5 of 2014 Las Vegas NBA Summer League

    LAS VEGAS — If Monday was a storm of excitement and activity at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Tuesday was the equivalent of clear skies and calm seas...

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