1. 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 3 days ago 5,461 reads 64 comments

  2. 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 10 days ago 18,685 reads 114 comments

  3. 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 16 days ago 1,295 reads 3 comments

  4. 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 23 days ago 36,214 reads 244 comments

  5. 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 29 days ago 10,315 reads 58 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 6,882 reads 18 comments

  7. 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 1 month ago 5,533 reads 19 comments

  8. 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 1 month ago 11,508 reads 73 comments

  9. 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 month ago 19,955 reads 49 comments

  10. 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 2 months ago 22,807 reads 109 comments

  11. 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 2 months ago 13,597 reads 29 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 8,175 reads 13 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 7,325 reads 16 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 4,387 reads 32 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 9,474 reads 35 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 7,899 reads 13 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 5,722 reads 32 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 10,828 reads 16 comments

  19. 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 5 months ago 12,558 reads 14 comments

  20. 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 5 months ago 21,817 reads 92 comments

  21. 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 5 months ago 13,624 reads 33 comments

  22. 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 5 months ago 1,700 reads 3 comments

  23. 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 5 months ago 20,646 reads 29 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 4,586 reads 4 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 2,939 reads 11 comments