1. Two Sets That Will Make Team USA Flourish During 2014 FIBA World Cup

    Team USA, the clear front-runner to win the 2014 FIBA World Cup, faces a dilemma. On one hand, head coach Mike Krzyzewski is fielding a roster far superior in talent to any other country and could steer the offensive ship toward isolation play...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 4 days ago 2,928 reads 1 comments

  2. Why Ricky Rubio Will Elevate Andrew Wiggins' Long-Term Ceiling

    Andrew Wiggins' departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers , arguably the best team in the Eastern Conference, to one of the worst in the West would appear to put a damper on his development prospects...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 7 days ago 6,705 reads 19 comments

  3. How Kevin Love Is a Pick-and-Roll Upgrade for LeBron James Over Chris Bosh

    Despite the immense talent that surrounded LeBron James during his first few years in Miami , he's never played with a true stretch 4...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 12 days ago 11,304 reads 14 comments

  4. Why Kevin Durant Would Be Foolish to Leave Oklahoma City Thunder

    With shorter contracts and greater movement in free agency shuffling personnel across NBA rosters, speculation about potential player moves is beginning earlier than ever...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 14 days ago 11,899 reads 67 comments

  5. Will Indiana Pacers' Defense Fall Apart Without Paul George?

    The departure of Lance Stephenson in free agency already left a big hole in the Indiana Pacers ' starting lineup, but the loss of Paul George to a gruesome leg injury during a Team USA scrimmage will prove even more devastating...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 19 days ago 3,083 reads 20 comments

  6. Breaking Down What Makes Ray Allen a Great Pairing with LeBron James

    LeBron James improves the play of every player with whom he shares the court. His ability to draw help defense and find the open man is virtually unparalleled, and defenses are ...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 21 days ago 21,472 reads 58 comments

  7. How Pau Gasol's Passing Will Help the Chicago Bulls

    The return of Derrick Rose and the acquisitions of Pau Gasol , Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott will undoubtedly help the Chicago Bulls improve one of the worst offenses in the league last year...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 26 days ago 7,275 reads 45 comments

  8. Why Trevor Ariza Is a Great Value Signing for Houston Rockets

    At first look, the Houston Rockets struck out completely this offseason. General manager Daryl Morey offloaded Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik to clear cap space for Chris Bosh or Carmelo Anthony, neither of whom signed with Houston...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 28 days ago 8,534 reads 55 comments

  9. Why Chandler Parsons Is an Excellent Complement to Dirk Nowitzki

    Maybe Chandler Parsons' three-year, $46 million contract is a bit bloated; maybe it isn't. But no matter how much you value a promising offensive piece with three-point range and ...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 month ago 10,416 reads 29 comments

  10. Why Lance Stephenson Will Take Major Pressure off of Al Jefferson

    There's no question that Al Jefferson had an outstanding season with the Charlotte Hornets last year...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 month ago 6,275 reads 62 comments

  11. How Andrew Wiggins Immediately Improves Cleveland Cavs Defense

    There's no question that Andrew Wiggins is poised to become an NBA star—elite athleticism, an explosive first step and a solid jump shot. While his offensive skills have a long way to go, the raw skills are there...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 2 months ago 30,130 reads 56 comments

  12. Why Jose Calderon Is a Good Fit for New York Knicks Triangle Offense

    With the acquisition of Jose Calderon , the New York Knicks gained a serious upgrade at point guard. Not only is Calderon a much better ball-distributor than former Knicks point guard Raymond Felton, but he's a much better shooter as well...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 2 months ago 13,774 reads 36 comments

  13. Is Chris Bosh Still Worth a Max Contract to Miami Heat in Free Agency?

    Chris Bosh 's role on the Miami Heat has always been somewhat muted. As the third wheel in the Big Three, his offensive statistics have suffered—the offense simply doesn't revolve around him...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 2 months ago 18,443 reads 130 comments

  14. Breaking Down How Carmelo Anthony Would Fit with Chicago Bulls

    With Carmelo Anthony exercising his early termination option to enter free agency on July 1, per Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski , much speculation has the Chicago Bulls pegged as the early favorite to land Anthony...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 2 months ago 20,102 reads 79 comments

  15. Gregg Popovich Setting the Standard in Modern Day X's and O's

    It's rather difficult to completely overhaul the normative logistics of NBA X's and O's. There are only five players on the court, and only so many ways they can screen and cut...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 2 months ago 4,059 reads 3 comments

  16. Breaking Down How NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard Shined for San Antonio Spurs

    The NBA Finals MVP is an individual award, and Kawhi Leonard had a wonderful series as an individual...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 3 months ago 4,379 reads 11 comments

  17. How Dwyane Wade's Hustle Is Hurting the Miami Heat Defense

    Even though the San Antonio Spurs offense was firing on all cylinders in Game 3, the Miami Heat defense certainly contributed to San Antonio's success...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 3 months ago 11,857 reads 31 comments

  18. How LeBron James Guarding Tony Parker Stops San Antonio Spurs Offense

    Game 1 and Game 2 of the NBA Finals played out largely the same: A back-and-forth affair with Miami slightly in the lead the whole way. In Game 1, cramping forced LeBron James out of the game and handed San Antonio the victory...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 3 months ago 20,529 reads 210 comments

  19. How San Antonio Spurs Should Defend Miami Heat Offense

    The San Antonio Spurs have always been ahead of the curve. They were the first team to take serious advantage of the shorter distance on corner three-point shots; they sacrificed ...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 3 months ago 2,513 reads 16 comments

  20. What Miami Heat Can Learn from 2013 NBA Finals vs. San Antonio Spurs

    It's not often that the NBA Finals features a rematch of the previous year's matchup, but that's what we have this year with the Miami Heat squaring off against the San Antonio Spurs ...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 3 months ago 9,758 reads 46 comments

  21. How Indiana Perfectly Defended the Last Play of Game 5

    With his Miami Heat trailing 92-90 in the waning moments of the game, Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra drew up an isolation play for LeBron James. In the past, these kinds of moments have been a focal point of James-centric criticism...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 3 months ago 1,821 reads 6 comments

  22. How Serge Ibaka Changes the San Antonio Spurs' Approach

    Without question, Serge Ibaka 's return to the Oklahoma City Thunder 's starting lineup propelled them to a 106-97 victory in Game 3...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 3 months ago 9,467 reads 107 comments

  23. Oklahoma City Thunder Defense Killing Their Chances vs. San Antonio Spurs

    The Oklahoma City Thunder were already facing a tough task in the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs , before they lost Serge Ibaka for the remainder of the playoffs ...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 3 months ago 2,460 reads 17 comments

  24. LeBron James' Defense Is Big Key To Miami Heat Success

    No one foresaw the Indiana Pacers ' offensive explosion against the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Every starter scored at least 15 points, and the Pacers were able to penetrate and dish with ease...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 4 months ago 6,392 reads 42 comments

  25. Oklahoma City Thunder Late-Game Strategy Killing Title Chances

    Game 5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder - Los Angeles Clippers series was, quite clearly, bananas. Missed calls, turnovers, crazy shots and replay controversy all played a part in handing ...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 4 months ago 2,939 reads 11 comments