1. Kobe Bryant's Passing Is the Next Step in His Battle to Defeat Father Time

    Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players in NBA history. With five NBA championships, multiple scoring titles, an NBA MVP, two Finals MVPs and an 81-point game, he's a statistical giant...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 3 days ago 7,444 reads 23 comments

  2. Do We Have James Harden's Defensive Reputation All Wrong?

    James Harden 's struggles on defense are well-documented. Countless videos on YouTube , both from this past NBA season and his recent tenure with Team USA during the 2014 FIBA World Cup, demonstrate a complete lack of defensive effort...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 5 days ago 36,247 reads 145 comments

  3. What's Behind Kenneth Faried's Leap?

    When the Denver Nuggets drafted power forward Kenneth Faried , he was already known as a ferocious rebounder; it was the rest of his game that was lacking...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 10 days ago 11,951 reads 18 comments

  4. How Andre Drummond Can Evolve into the NBA's New Star Center

    It doesn't take much to surmise that Andre Drummond , the Detroit Pistons ' promising 21-year-old center, is dripping with superstar potential. He's 6'10", 270 pounds and can rumble down the floor quicker than most power forwards...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 12 days ago 6,474 reads 23 comments

  5. What Will Cleveland Cavaliers' New High-Octane Offense Look Like?

    With LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving at his disposal, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt has plenty of scoring options on his team...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 16 days ago 8,374 reads 18 comments

  6. Anthony Davis Is the Future of NBA Pick-and-Roll Defense

    At only 21 years old, New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis is already one of the top players in the NBA and Team USA's most important player at the FIBA World Cup...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 19 days ago 4,012 reads 7 comments

  7. 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 24 days ago 2,991 reads 1 comments

  8. 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 26 days ago 7,174 reads 19 comments

  9. 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 1 month ago 11,389 reads 14 comments

  10. 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 1 month ago 12,194 reads 67 comments

  11. 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 1 month ago 3,183 reads 20 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 21,509 reads 58 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 7,390 reads 45 comments

  14. 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 1 month ago 8,607 reads 55 comments

  15. 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 10,495 reads 29 comments

  16. 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 6,308 reads 62 comments

  17. 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 3 months ago 30,189 reads 56 comments

  18. 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 3 months ago 13,916 reads 36 comments

  19. 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 3 months ago 18,487 reads 130 comments

  20. 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 3 months ago 20,118 reads 79 comments

  21. 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 3 months ago 4,130 reads 3 comments

  22. 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 4,484 reads 11 comments

  23. 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 11,888 reads 31 comments

  24. 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 20,579 reads 210 comments

  25. 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 4 months ago 2,543 reads 16 comments