1. 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 3 days ago 2,646 reads 11 comments

  2. 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 9 days ago 7,336 reads 47 comments

  3. 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 16 days ago 4,794 reads 21 comments

  4. 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 23 days ago 3,848 reads 20 comments

  5. 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 30 days ago 4,101 reads 10 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 8,454 reads 4 comments

  7. 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 1 month ago 7,053 reads 11 comments

  8. 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 1 month ago 11,055 reads 29 comments

  9. 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 1 month ago 13,433 reads 59 comments

  10. Jimmy Butler's Defensive Ability Takes Pressure off of Derrick Rose

    The return of Derrick Rose to the Chicago Bulls lineup has been much awaited. Multiple knee injuries have sidelined him for most of the past two seasons, and the Bulls' once promising ...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 month ago 8,988 reads 35 comments

  11. Can Doug McDermott Crack the Chicago Bulls' Rotation?

    Doug McDermott 's college career at Creighton University will go down as one of the greatest ever. He was twice named an All-American, conference player of the year three times and first team All-Conference in each of his four years...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 month ago 12,901 reads 29 comments

  12. Can Dwight Howard Still Return to Dominant Superstar Form?

    In April of 2012, when Dwight Howard was finishing out what would be his final season as the centerpiece of the Orlando Magic , he was a top-five player in the league...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 month ago 14,458 reads 95 comments

  13. How Dirk Nowitzki's New Shot Release Will Help His Production

    Speed and strength have never been the calling card of Dallas Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki . Footwork, craftiness and one of the deadliest jump shots ever have carried him for 16 NBA seasons and will one day lead him into the Hall of Fame...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 1 month ago 5,142 reads 13 comments

  14. Can Kevin Garnett Play the Role That Brooklyn Nets Desperately Need?

    Last season under Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd, Kevin Garnett 's minutes leash was strict. His 20.5 minutes per game average was a career low by far, and he rarely played for stretches of more than six minutes at a time...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 2 months ago 2,642 reads 12 comments

  15. The One Flaw in Tim Hardaway, Jr.'s Game That He Must Fix

    If his first season in the NBA was any indication, New York Knicks shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is a gunner. During runs of hot shooting, the bunches of points he poured in sparked the Knicks offense and carried the team...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 2 months ago 7,583 reads 26 comments

  16. 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 2 months ago 9,108 reads 28 comments

  17. 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 2 months ago 40,365 reads 150 comments

  18. 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 3 months ago 12,143 reads 18 comments

  19. 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 3 months ago 6,807 reads 23 comments

  20. 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 3 months ago 8,569 reads 18 comments

  21. 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 3 months ago 4,407 reads 7 comments

  22. 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 3 months ago 3,081 reads 1 comments

  23. 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 3 months ago 7,455 reads 19 comments

  24. 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 3 months ago 11,535 reads 14 comments

  25. 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 3 months ago 12,867 reads 65 comments