1. 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 1 day ago 11,358 reads 35 comments

  2. 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 9 days ago 22,476 reads 109 comments

  3. 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 16 days ago 13,531 reads 29 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 8,165 reads 13 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 7,241 reads 16 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 4,304 reads 32 comments

  7. Breaking Down Kyle Korver's Red-Hot Shooting Season for Surging Atlanta Hawks

    Atlanta Hawks sharpshooter Kyle Korver has been an elite three-point sniper ever since he entered the league out of Creighton in 2003...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 month ago 9,397 reads 35 comments

  8. Breaking Down the Kawhi Leonard Effect on the San Antonio Spurs

    In just seven games since his return to the lineup, Kawhi Leonard is already reaffirming his immense value to the San Antonio Spurs ' machine...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 month ago 7,863 reads 13 comments

  9. Breaking Down What's Behind the Chicago Bulls' Defensive Slide

    The Chicago Bulls are in a funk. What once looked like the best team in the Eastern Conference has slipped to fourth place, and the Bulls have only won four out of their past 10 games...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 2 months ago 5,721 reads 32 comments

  10. Breaking Down How Timofey Mozgov Changes the Cleveland Cavaliers' Defense

    Once Anderson Varejao went down for the season with a torn Achilles, the Cleveland Cavaliers scrambled to find a replacement on the trade market. Two first-round picks later and the Cavs have Timofey Mozgov , formerly of the Denver Nuggets ...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 2 months ago 10,727 reads 16 comments

  11. How the Golden State Warriors Became One of NBA's Best Defensive Teams

    It's easy to look at the Golden State Warriors and point to their offense as the source of their early season dominance...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 3 months ago 12,199 reads 14 comments

  12. Breaking Down What Makes Stephen Curry Lethal in the Pick-and-Roll

    When Stephen Curry 's name is mentioned among the league's best guards, his unparalleled shooting dominates the conversation. He consistently nails pull-up three-pointers in transition...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 3 months ago 21,719 reads 92 comments

  13. Breaking Down What's Behind the Surprising Start for Red-Hot Atlanta Hawks

    Maybe it's the market, maybe it's the years of playoff-bound but non-championship-contending teams. Whatever the reason, the Atlanta Hawks have always seemed to fly under the radar...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 3 months ago 13,622 reads 33 comments

  14. Inside the Los Angeles Lakers' Historically Bad Defense

    The Los Angeles Lakers are having a rough season by every metric. Offensively, their lack of quality ball-movers bogs down the offense and cycles in a constant flow of isolation basketball...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 3 months ago 1,697 reads 3 comments

  15. Is It Time to Retire the Triangle Offense in the Modern-Day NBA?

    It's easy to argue that the triangle offense is an outdated scheme that doesn't work in today's NBA , but don't give up on the system just yet. The critics say that it features the same, predetermined cuts and little individual variation...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 4 months ago 20,530 reads 29 comments

  16. Carmelo Anthony's Adjustment to Triangle Offense an Early Success for NY Knicks

    Even though the New York Knicks are 4-14 and among the worst teams in the Eastern Conference, Carmelo Anthony is adjusting to the new offense quite well. The nature of the triangle suits his game...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 4 months ago 4,575 reads 4 comments

  17. Breaking Down the New and Explosive Dallas Mavericks Offense

    The Dallas Mavericks are far and away the best offensive team in the NBA right now. Their 115.2 offensive rating ( via NBA...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 4 months ago 2,928 reads 11 comments

  18. How Erik Spoelstra Is Keeping the Miami Heat Rolling Without LeBron James

    The Miami Heat offense has not undergone a serious overhaul with the departure of LeBron James. Even though James has been the team's offensive focal point for the past four ...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 4 months ago 7,570 reads 47 comments

  19. The Bread-and-Butter Plays for Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant 's supreme confidence has always been both his greatest asset and most glaring weakness. A confident Bryant intimidates opponents, wills his teammates to greater heights and dominates the fourth quarter...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 5 months ago 4,873 reads 21 comments

  20. The Bread-and-Butter Plays for James Harden

    Within the Houston Rockets ' offensive system, James Harden 's leash is virtually nonexistent. The team's focus on three-pointers and two-point attempts in the restricted area ...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 5 months ago 3,946 reads 20 comments

  21. The Bread-and-Butter Plays for Chris Bosh

    With the departure of LeBron James to Cleveland , Chris Bosh will become a greater focal point in the Miami Heat offense. Playing alongside the All-Star, ball-dominant James and Dwyane Wade limited his touches and impact...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 5 months ago 4,142 reads 10 comments

  22. OKC Thunder Offense Will Be Searching for Answers Until Kevin Durant Returns

    Kevin Durant 's absence from the Oklahoma City Thunder due to a Jones fracture in his right foot is a devastating blow to a team with NBA championship hopes...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 5 months ago 8,561 reads 4 comments

  23. Washington Wizards Must Change Offensive Identity Without Bradley Beal

    Bradley Beal 's broken left wrist has the Washington Wizards retooling at a time when they should be refining...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 5 months ago 7,105 reads 11 comments

  24. How John Wall Can Take Next Step Up the NBA Superstar Ladder

    Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has always fought to live up to expectations as the first overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 5 months ago 11,119 reads 29 comments

  25. Is Kenneth Faried Worth His Massive $50 Million Contract Extension?

    Rumblings of a Kenneth Faried contract extension have been floating around for a while. The 2014-15 NBA season will be his fourth in the league, leaving him one year away from ...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 6 months ago 14,653 reads 59 comments