1. Young NBA Prospects Who Must Turn Potential into Production in 2016-17

    Like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, the process of transforming a prospect into a bona fide NBA rotation player requires nurturing, time and patience—much more for some than for others...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 19 hours ago 113,170 reads 209 comments

  2. Don't Count LA Lakers Out of the Russell Westbrook Hunt Just Yet

    The Los Angeles Lakers showed significant vital signs during this year's NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. D'Angelo Russell knocked down clutch shots, commanded L.A.'s offense and poured in 21...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 days ago 57,242 reads 41 comments

  3. Best- and Worst-Case NBA Comparisons for the Top 10 Rookies in 2016-17

    Comparing college and international kids to seasoned NBA veterans before the draft is no easy feat—and it wasn't mine to complete this year ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 days ago 53,140 reads 150 comments

  4. NBA Summer League 2016: Top Takeaways from July 15 in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS — Friday was Getaway Day at NBA Summer League . For pretty much everyone affiliated with the 16 teams that participated, the end couldn’t come soon enough...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 days ago 69,267 reads 125 comments

  5. NBA Summer League 2016: Top Takeaways from July 14 in Las Vegas

    It’s become an annual tradition at  Las Vegas' NBA Summer League: A parade of Big Blue. From John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins , to Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 13 days ago 30,337 reads 31 comments

  6. NBA Summer League 2016: Top Takeaways from July 13 in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS — In the honest-to-goodness NBA , the stars shine brightest during the playoffs. In the version put forth at Las Vegas Summer League, the postseason is as good a time as any to sit top talent...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 14 days ago 31,716 reads 18 comments

  7. NBA Summer League 2016: Top Takeaways from July 12 in Las Vegas

    Scratches scrawled across one arm, ice pack on the opposite shoulder, no shirt in sight, Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons approached the media scrum in the bowels of the Thomas ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 15 days ago 91,266 reads 156 comments

  8. How Las Vegas Summer League Paved the Path for an NBA Superpower

    Kevin Durant can't believe it. Here he is, the NBA 's most coveted free agent, sitting through pitch after pitch at a manse in the Hamptons, pondering his professional future...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 16 days ago 48,365 reads 36 comments

  9. NBA Summer League 2016: Top Takeaways from July 9 in Las Vegas

    It took a while, but an honest-to-goodness basketball game broke out between the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers at the 2016 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas on Saturday...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 18 days ago 148,206 reads 264 comments

  10. Way-Too-Early 2016-17 NBA Rookie Award Predictions

    The 2016 NBA draft already feels like a distant memory. We've seen Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown, the Nos. 1 and 3 picks, ball out for the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics, respectively, at the Utah Summer League...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 21 days ago 74,358 reads 179 comments

  11. 2016 NBA Free Agency: Everything You Need to Know from Day 5

    The NBA celebrated the Fourth of July with an incredible spectacle, thanks to Kevin Durant 's shocking decision to join the Golden State Warriors. The league spent the next day picking up the pieces...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 22 days ago 79,586 reads 74 comments

  12. With Drew League Popularity Soaring, Even NBA Stars Must Follow Protocol to Join

    These days, Dino Smiley, the director of the Drew League, gets all sorts of calls. This one “totally surprised” him. On the line was a representative of Kristaps Porzingis, the New York Knicks’ rookie sensation...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 25 days ago 76,466 reads 31 comments

  13. 2016 NBA Free Agency: Everything You Need to Know from Day 2

    If Day 1 of 2016 NBA free agency was marked by big names staying put (with the exception of Dwight Howard ), Day 2 was all about players spreading their wings in search of new situations...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 25 days ago 236,986 reads 180 comments

  14. Grizzlies Refuse to Sink out West with Mike Conley, Chandler Parsons Signings

    The Memphis Grizzlies ' offseason playbook looks like something straight out of Monty Python . Where once the Grizzlies looked to be dead in the dangerous waters of the NBA 's Western Conference, they're now getting better...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 26 days ago 19,544 reads 75 comments

  15. 5 NBA Teams That Should Be Active in Trade Talks During 2016 Offseason

    There are a million ways for NBA teams to improve their players—from strength training and skill drills to sleep science and nutrition education—but only three methods to improving their rosters...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 29 days ago 114,063 reads 149 comments

  16. Kenneth Faried Is Still Hustling

    Kenneth Faried isn't known as "The Manimal" for nothing. Now five years into his NBA career, the 26-year-old dreadlocked forward out of Morehead State is still hungry for more—more rebounds, more dunks, more explosiveness and more wins...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 52,152 reads 69 comments

  17. NBA Free Agents 2016: Predictions for Top 20 Names on the Market

    Bedlam or boredom? This summer's NBA free-agent market figures to feature bits of both, in different ways...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 319,974 reads 390 comments

  18. Players Most Likely to Hit Trading Block After 2016 NBA Draft

    Serge Ibaka , Victor Oladipo and Thaddeus Young were among the most noteworthy chess pieces to move Thursday around and during the 2016 NBA draft...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 361,582 reads 312 comments

  19. NBA Draft 2016: Teams That Can Afford to Gamble

    Thursday's NBA draft could be a free-for-all, with executives placing long-shot bets. There's an underwhelming crop of talent beyond Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram, and the roll ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 40,882 reads 40 comments

  20. 2016 NBA Free Agents: 15 Sleepers You Need to Know

    Contrary to popular belief, this summer won't be Kevin Durant 's alone. Nor will LeBron James be the only other free agent to slice off a sizable chunk of the NBA 's rapidly expanding revenue pie...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 118,153 reads 84 comments

  21. Dominique Wilkins Talks Finals, Difference Between Today's and Yesterday's NBA

    Unlike some of his NBA peers from yesteryear, Dominique Wilkins doesn't begrudge where the game of basketball is going. "T hese guys are great players today, make no mistake about that," Wilkins told Bleacher Report...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 16,147 reads 35 comments

  22. 10 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NBA Draft

    The 2016 NBA draft is shaping up to be one of the wackier affairs in recent memory. Beyond LSU's Ben Simmons and Duke's Brandon Ingram presumably becoming the first two picks, everything else is still up in the air...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 218,190 reads 272 comments

  23. Inside the Glamour-Free Life of an NBA Draft Long Shot

    LOS ANGELES — Damion Lee’s phone rang around half past three in the afternoon on a Tuesday. His agent, Aaron Goodwin, was on the other end. “Are you still in Oakland?” Goodwin asked...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 89,592 reads 21 comments

  24. NBA Playoff Predictions We Got All Wrong

    When it comes to predicting the NBA playoffs, everyone and their mother seems to have a crystal ball handy. But nobody's perfect. Few get called out for the accuracy of their prognostications, and even fewer cop to their own results...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 96,104 reads 124 comments

  25. 2016 NBA Draft: Teams Under the Most Pressure to Hit Big

    Why do NBA teams pour so many of their resources into the draft? Why do they spend so much time, money and effort scouting players around the world, poking and prodding them at the ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 month ago 132,246 reads 360 comments