1. Can Team USA Sustain Defensive Identity Throughout FIBA Tournament?

    Whatever happens from here on out, Finland can safely say its 2014 FIBA World Cup run included a lead over Team USA...

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  2. Is Dion Waiters' Best Chance at Stardom Through a Trade?

    So much of becoming an NBA star has to do with the opportunity of timing; not only when and where you’re playing, but whom you’re playing with as well...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 4 hours ago 6,249 reads 39 comments

  3. Los Angeles Lakers' Paper-Thin Wing Depth Waiting to Be Exposed

    When you can count in your midst one of the two best shooting guards in NBA history, lack of wing depth shouldn’t be very high on the concern scale...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 8 hours ago 3,753 reads 18 comments

  4. Kevin Love Facing Toughest Test of NBA Career with Cleveland Cavaliers

    Beginning with remarks made in a 2012 interview with Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Spears , Kevin Love has made it clear that, incendiary individual statistics aside, playing for a winner is the only thing that matters...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 1 day ago 4,941 reads 16 comments

  5. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson's Team USA Experience Will Pay off for Warriors

    Of all the NBA teams that could use one more mini-leap from their two best players to launch themselves squarely into the championship conversation, the Golden State Warriors —with ...

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  6. Why Retaining Eric Bledsoe Could Backfire for Phoenix Suns

    With just weeks remaining before NBA teams officially open training camp, the league’s free-agent market—once a sea of tantalizing talent—has all but dried up...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 2 days ago 9,763 reads 26 comments

  7. For Amar'e Stoudemire, 2014-15 Season Is About Recapturing Pride

    Four years ago, Amar ’e Stoudemire’s stock was skyscraper-high. After seven stellar seasons with the Phoenix Suns (as well as the injury-decimated 2005-06 campaign), ...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 2 days ago 4,567 reads 25 comments

  8. Who Will Win an NBA Title First: Lakers or Celtics?

    With 33 championships between them, the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are without a doubt the cream of the NBA crop. But after decades of consistent dominance, both franchises have fallen on hard times...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 2 days ago 31,641 reads 266 comments

  9. FIBA Tournament Proving Derrick Rose's Climb Back Will Be a Slow One

    It was easy to believe, mostly because we all wanted to believe it, that Derrick Rose , a pair of injuries and lost years behind him, was officially ready to reassume his rightful place within the league’s point guard pantheon...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 3 days ago 42,685 reads 173 comments

  10. Who Should Start at Power Forward for New York Knicks in 2014-15?

    Throughout the 2013-14 campaign, “ Carmelo Anthony at the 4” became a rallying cry for fans of the New York Knicks , desperate as they were for some silver bullet capable of turning their team’s wayward season around...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 3 days ago 18,299 reads 104 comments

  11. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers Face Immediate Pressure to Win 2015 Title

    There was a time—a period of about a month, to be exact—when LeBron James could get away with calling the Cleveland Cavaliers ’ title chances “a long process,” ...

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  12. What Will Be the NBA's Next Great Positional Revolution?

    In what's become something of an annual rite of the summer's dog days, NBA TV has been giving heavy rotation to Hardwood Classics , a collection of memorable games from years and decades past...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 4 days ago 49,006 reads 108 comments

  13. Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor Suggests Kevin Love Could Struggle with Cavaliers

    Update by Zach Buckley at 10:35 a.m. ET on August 27, 2014 After Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor tossed a couple verbal jabs his way, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love responded with some choice words of his own...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 4 days ago 173,478 reads 359 comments

  14. Team USA Big Men Proving They Can Match Up with Spain at 2014 FIBA World Cup

    If their last two FIBA tuneups are any indication, Team USA’s template will be as follows: author a somewhat forgettable first half that gives the opponent a modicum of confidence, before steadily pulling away behind a balanced scoring effort...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 4 days ago 24,368 reads 53 comments

  15. Is Giannis Antetokounmpo Ready for NBA Stardom Already?

    Of all the rookies and prospects that captured our collective attention during the 2013-14 season, perhaps none was more captivating than the Milwaukee Bucks ' hyper-athletic first-round ...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 8 days ago 7,075 reads 42 comments

  16. Could Philadelphia 76ers Be Even Worse Than Last Year?

    Amid the pain of watching their team finish with the second-worst record in all the NBA last season, fans of the Philadelphia 76ers could at least rest easy knowing general manager ...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 8 days ago 10,212 reads 63 comments

  17. How Long Before Orlando Magic Catch Eastern Conference by Surprise?

    It’s around this time each summer when NBA prognosticators posit a handful of teams worth keeping half an eye on—not contenders, not guaranteed bottom-dwellers, but the purgatory-bound upstarts with the potential to shake things up a bit...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 8 days ago 5,725 reads 34 comments

  18. What Should New York Knicks Expect from Carmelo Anthony After Offseason Changes?

    Through the tumult of the New York Knicks ’ disappointing 2013-14 season, it was easy to see past the sequoia-thick silver lining of Carmelo Anthony authoring arguably the best season of his 12-year NBA career...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 8 days ago 4,214 reads 29 comments

  19. 76ers or Timberwolves: Which Team Is a Better Fit for Anthony Bennett's Future?

    In the impending trade slated to send Kevin Love to join LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers , per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Anthony Bennett has become something of a superfluous pawn...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 9 days ago 9,391 reads 29 comments

  20. Predicting How Stan Van Gundy Will Use Greg Monroe This Season

    To the casual fan, bringing back Greg Monroe for his $5.5 million qualifying offer probably seems like quite the coup for the Detroit Pistons ...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 9 days ago 3,589 reads 21 comments

  21. Unpleasant Roster Decisions Await Team USA After Dominican Republic Domination

    Judging by Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s recent rotational strategy, believing the final cuts for Team USA’s FIBA World Cup squad were made days ago would be a forgivable offense...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 10 days ago 117,435 reads 264 comments

  22. Can New York Knicks Sneak into Eastern Conference Title Hunt?

    If New York Knicks fans were still holding out hope that the 2014-15 would find them back in the conference-title title hunt, Carmelo Anthony ’s recent appraisal —“I ...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 10 days ago 8,907 reads 71 comments

  23. Is It Do or Die for the Golden State Warriors in 2014-15?

    From the outside peering in, the Golden State Warriors appear every bit the part of a championship contender: two of the NBA ’s most devastating shooters, a top-notch wing ...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 10 days ago 9,131 reads 43 comments

  24. Are We Expecting Too Much Too Soon from LeBron James' New Superteam?

    Following a summer of blockbuster signings and game-changing trades, the Cleveland Cavaliers —three superstars in tow and a basketball wizard at the wheel—look better on paper than a briefcase full of Woodrow Wilsons ...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 11 days ago 39,175 reads 265 comments

  25. Shawn Marion Signing Looks Better on Paper Than in Reality for Cavaliers

    There was a time when Shawn Marion was one of the most devastatingly versatile players in the league—a two-way monster as valuable to your fantasy basketball team as he was to the incendiary Phoenix Suns ...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 11 days ago 11,968 reads 25 comments