1. My Experience Coaching Hungry Hoopers with $1 Million on the Line

    Dylan Murphy recalls his experience as head coach of Ants Alumni in "The Basketball Tournament," a single-elimination, winner-take-all tournament for $1 million...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 year ago 66,612 reads 37 comments

  2. Can Roy Hibbert Transform the Los Angeles Lakers' Broken Defense?

    Say what you will about Roy Hibbert 's offense, but his dominance as a rim protector cannot be denied. Over the past several seasons for the Indiana Pacers , he anchored one of the best defensive units in the league...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 year ago 6,643 reads 12 comments

  3. Should D'Angelo Russell's Summer League Game Have Los Angeles Lakers Concerned?

    It's no secret that D'Angelo Russell of the Los Angeles Lakers struggled at Las Vegas Summer League. Despite his 11.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game, Los Angeles stumbled to a 1-4 record...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 year ago 47,048 reads 124 comments

  4. Early Impressions of Karl-Anthony Towns at 2015 NBA Summer League

    Drawing significant conclusions from NBA Summer League is always dangerous, but Karl-Anthony Towns has already shown why the Minnesota Timberwolves selected him with the first pick in the 2015 NBA draft...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 year ago 15,054 reads 18 comments

  5. How Greg Monroe Can Thrive at Center of Milwaukee Bucks' Attack

    No one expected Greg Monroe to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks . With the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks in the chase for his services, the former Detroit Pistons power ...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 year ago 14,591 reads 47 comments

  6. How Does Jahlil Okafor Fit Alongside Nerlens Noel for Philadelphia 76ers?

    For the Philadelphia 76ers , Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid were not and could not be reasons to pass up Jahlil Okafor, whom the Sixers selected with the third pick in the 2015 NBA draft...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 year ago 26,098 reads 93 comments

  7. Is Phil Jackson Right About LeBron James' Frequent Traveling?

    Earlier this season against the Miami Heat, Kendrick Perkins of the Cleveland Cavaliers caught the ball near the top of the key...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 year ago 122,858 reads 118 comments

  8. Where Can the Golden State Warriors Trade David Lee This Offseason?

    Sixty-seven wins in the regular season. A small-ball revolution with undersized power forward Draymond Green manning the center position. A barrage of three-point shooting and off-the-bounce playmakers...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 year ago 158,727 reads 223 comments

  9. How Cleveland Cavaliers Are Exploiting Stephen Curry's Defense in the NBA Finals

    The Golden State Warriors have thrived all season due to their ability to switch on defense with a handful of like-size wing players...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 year ago 108,773 reads 258 comments

  10. The Biggest X-Factors for Cavs and Warriors in 2015 NBA Finals

    With so many quality players featured, the 2015 NBA Finals won't just be about Stephen Curry and LeBron James ...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 year ago 20,003 reads 71 comments

  11. Head-to-Toe Breakdown of LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry 2015 NBA Finals Matchup

    When the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers face off in the 2015 NBA Finals , LeBron James and Stephen Curry will deservedly garner most of the attention...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 year ago 234,725 reads 1065 comments

  12. Breaking Down the Houston Rockets' Guide to Defending Stephen Curry

    Statistics from the Golden State Warriors ' Game 1 win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night in the Western Conference Finals clearly indicate that Stephen Curry had his way...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about over 1 year ago 7,591 reads 68 comments

  13. Breaking the Label: How Blake Griffin Has Gone from Dunker to Complete NBA Star

    For most of Blake Griffin 's career, he's lived in the offensive shadow of Chris Paul and Lob City. His athleticism, ferocious dunks and ability to overpower his way to the rim clouded the perception of his game...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about over 1 year ago 18,904 reads 109 comments

  14. Breaking Down How the Los Angeles Clippers Can Slow James Harden

    For seven out of eight quarters in the second-round playoff series between the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets (tied 1-1), James Harden has not quite been himself...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about over 1 year ago 1,350 reads 3 comments

  15. Grizzlies Will Present Brand-New Playoff Challenge for Hungry Warriors Squad

    The Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors couldn't be more philosophically or systemically opposed for their second-round series matchup...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about over 1 year ago 36,296 reads 242 comments

  16. The Sky Is the Limit as John Wall Breaks Through His Projected Ceiling

    The expectations that come with being the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft have always hovered over John Wall ...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about over 1 year ago 10,391 reads 58 comments

  17. Breaking Down Klay Thompson's Picture-Perfect Jump Shot

    From a technical standpoint, Klay Thompson 's jump shot is as close to perfect as it gets. Not every player can fire three-pointers off the dribble like Stephen Curry . Not every player can load and release as quickly as Ray Allen...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about over 1 year ago 17,712 reads 21 comments

  18. Are Memphis Grizzlies Poised to Be the NBA's Most Disappointing Playoff Team?

    The Memphis Grizzlies ' recent skid is a troublesome sign for their own NBA title aspirations. They've lost four of their last seven games, and three of those defeats have come ...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about over 1 year ago 5,592 reads 19 comments

  19. Breaking Down DeAndre Jordan's Evolution into an Elite Rim Protector

    The Los Angeles Clippers ' DeAndre Jordan is arguably the most athletic center in the NBA , and his ability to block shots has never been in question...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about over 1 year ago 11,693 reads 73 comments

  20. Dwyane Wade Then vs. Now: How 'Flash' Is Reinventing His Game with Age

    At 33 years old and carrying the mileage of 12-plus NBA seasons, Dwyane Wade is not the player he used to be. This isn't to say that Wade isn't as effective, dominant or potent a scorer...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about over 1 year ago 20,920 reads 49 comments

  21. Is Rajon Rondo a Bad Fit with the Dallas Mavericks?

    Not much has gone right for the Dallas Mavericks since the acquisition of Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics ...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about over 1 year ago 22,926 reads 109 comments

  22. Breaking Down Why Goran Dragic Is a Good Fit Alongside Dwyane Wade

    The acquisition of Goran Dragic has kept the Miami Heat afloat in the Eastern Conference playoff race...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about over 1 year ago 13,844 reads 29 comments

  23. Breaking Down How Amar'e Stoudemire Is Fitting in with Dallas Mavericks

    On the surface, the recent acquisition of Amar'e Stoudemire by the Dallas Mavericks doesn't make a ton of sense. Stoudemire is a shoot-first, offensive-minded player who provides next to nothing as a defender...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about over 1 year ago 8,215 reads 13 comments

  24. Breaking Down Pau Gasol's Surprising Resurgence for Chicago Bulls

    Pau Gasol 's resurgence as a top-flight center this year for the Chicago Bulls has been a function of decreased pressure...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about over 1 year ago 7,459 reads 16 comments

  25. How Draymond Green Evolved into an Elite NBA Defender

    Measuring progress, or even success, is difficult on the defensive end of the floor. Outside of pure one-on-one, isolation defense, it's difficult to judge performance without knowing the schematics behind what a player's team is doing...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about over 1 year ago 4,807 reads 32 comments