1. How Jeremy Lin Can Blossom as Houston Rockets' Franchise Star

    Somewhere between February and July 2012, Jeremy Lin went from hottest athlete on the planet to overpaid bum. It's funny what money can do...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about almost 2 years ago 13,094 reads 96 comments

  2. Breaking Down How Steve Nash Will Make the L.A. Lakers Offense Elite

    Despite a 42-25 record last season, the Los Angeles Lakers were a pedestrian 15th in the NBA in scoring at 97.3 points per game. Starting off the season with Derek Fisher at point guard, the veteran struggled to the tune of 5...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about almost 2 years ago 4,860 reads 10 comments

  3. Fantasy Basketball Sleepers: Ranking the 5 Best at Each Position

    NFL season got you down? Favorite team not doing so well? Even worse, how's your fantasy team looking? Ehh, that bad, huh? Never fear, sports fans...

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  4. One Critical Key for Every NBA Team to Thrive in 2012-13 Season

    As good as some NBA teams may look on paper, nothing is ever decided until the leather hits the hardwood. Even with a Hall-of-Fame roster like the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat appear to have, nothing is guaranteed in the world of sports...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about almost 2 years ago 542 reads 1 comments

  5. How Every Top 15 2012-13 NBA Rookie Fits into His Team's Long-Term Plan

    The 2012 NBA draft class will soon hit the hardwood as the new season quickly approaches, bringing with them high expectations and a great deal of pressure...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about almost 2 years ago 7,387 reads 23 comments

  6. Fantasy Basketball Rankings 2012-13: Early Look at Top Sleeper at Each Position

    Experienced fantasy players know that to win a league one needs the right combination of drafting skill, key free-agent pickups and overall luck. When discussing drafting skill, it's easy to take a LeBron James or a Kevin Durant in the first round...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about almost 2 years ago 5,174 reads 0 comments

  7. NBA Trade Talk: Cleveland Cavaliers Have Assets to Pull Off a Major Deal

    Mostly buried at the bottom of the Eastern Conference the past two seasons, the Cleveland Cavaliers have quietly been building quite an impressive array of young talent and draft picks...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about almost 2 years ago 9,173 reads 37 comments

  8. Cleveland Cavaliers: Is Now the Time for Cavs to Part Ways with G Daniel Gibson?

    The second-longest-tenured Cavalier, Daniel Gibson, has become a fan favorite over the years with his ability to hit the three ball and overall scrappiness on the court...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about almost 2 years ago 3,966 reads 16 comments

  9. Cleveland Cavaliers: Pros and Cons of Dion Waiters as Team's Sixth Man

    Dion Waiters is an electrifying scorer from all areas of the court. Last season at Syracuse, he was one of the best in college basketball at splitting multiple defenders and getting to the hoop...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about almost 2 years ago 3,633 reads 16 comments

  10. 10 NBA Teams That Will Never Be a Factor in Free Agency

    When it comes to the NBA 's biggest game off the court, some teams just never seem to come out winners. Free agency can be both a blessing and a curse, but if played right and executed properly, teams can set themselves up for immediate success...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about almost 2 years ago 1,234 reads 2 comments

  11. Cleveland Cavaliers: Predicting Final 15 Man Roster for 2012-2013

    With training camp right around the corner, NBA teams must start considering who to keep and who to cut as the season draws ever closer. An NBA roster is allowed to carry 15 players, 12 of which can dress for a game...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about almost 2 years ago 8,017 reads 37 comments

  12. NBA: Projecting the 2012-13 Final Northwest Division Standings

    As the 2012-2013 NBA training camps are set to begin, perhaps no division in basketball carries as much potential as the Northwest...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about almost 2 years ago 682 reads 3 comments

  13. Cleveland Cavaliers: An NBA Star for 5 Young Player to Model Their Game After

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are a young team on the rise in the Eastern Conference, even if it'll be a few years before they are considered championship contenders...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about almost 2 years ago 6,468 reads 9 comments

  14. The Most Embarrassing Teams in the NBA Today

    Like any other professional sports league, the NBA has a wide variety of talent spread throughout. First there are the big-market teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and Boston Celtics, who continually find themselves at or near the top...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about almost 2 years ago 11,828 reads 29 comments

  15. 10 2012 1st-Round NBA Rookies with the Most to Prove in Their First Season

    The 2012 NBA draft class is sure to be a good one, with talent littered all over the first round. While some come into the league with decorated college careers, others are under ...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about almost 2 years ago 5,192 reads 22 comments

  16. One Thing Every NBA Team Must Work on in Training Camp for 2012-13 Season

    Training camp to NBA players is like filing taxes to the rest of us, nobody really wants to do it but it's something that needs to be done. Camp represents a lot of work, but is necessary to prepare for the upcoming season...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about almost 2 years ago 422 reads 1 comments

  17. Building the Ultimate NFL Team Using Current NBA Stars

    NBA and NFL players have a lot in common. Both are amongst the best athletes in the world (well, besides linemen and kickers) and get paid a lot of money to do what they do...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about almost 2 years ago 17,703 reads 72 comments

  18. Fantasy Basketball Sleepers: Late-Round Gems You Can Bank on

    Winning a fantasy championship in any sport is a test of knowledge, preparation, perseverance and a lot of luck...

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  19. How New-Look L.A. Lakers Can Exploit Miami Heat's Lack of Size

    While the Miami Heat are NBA champions, they certainly aren't without their share of weaknesses. Ranking 21st out of 30 teams in rebounding last season, the Heat are at a shortage when it comes to overall height and talent in the post...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about almost 2 years ago 9,743 reads 65 comments

  20. 7 NBA Teams That Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board

    In the NBA , teams can be placed into three categories. First off are the contenders, those that are regulars in the playoffs and could feasibly win a title in the near future with the roster they've put together...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about almost 2 years ago 690 reads 1 comments

  21. Cleveland Cavaliers: Who Should Start at Small Forward in 2012-2013?

    When examining the Cleveland Cavaliers roster, one position stands out as a major weakness. The Cavs small forward spot is once again extremely thin, with only Alonzo Gee (assuming he signs the qualifying offer), C...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about almost 2 years ago 4,945 reads 18 comments

  22. Could 1 of Miami Heat's 'Big 3' Join Los Angeles Lakers in 2014-15?

    Los Angeles seems to be a popular town these days. With the Dodgers under new ownership, the Kings' Stanley Cup win and the Clippers looking like an actual basketball team, times are good in L...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about almost 2 years ago 9,189 reads 120 comments

  23. 7 Free Agents Cleveland Cavaliers Should Pursue in 2013 Offseason

    While the Cavaliers have laid low in free agency this year, the plan could change next summer. Expected to be in contention for a playoff spot this season and almost assuredly reach ...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about almost 2 years ago 8,798 reads 65 comments

  24. 2013 NBA Mock Draft: How Next Year's Class Compares to 2012

    This years NBA draft was a loaded one, full of talent at every position and headlined by a tall shot-blocking center from Kentucky. Next years may not be much different...

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  25. Year-by-Year Comparison Between Cavaliers and Thunder Rebuilding Projects

    As the Cleveland Cavaliers continue their rebuilding process, one team stands as the shining example to follow. The Oklahoma City Thunder have set the bar for small market teams trying to rebuild through the draft...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about almost 2 years ago 4,269 reads 74 comments