1. Kenneth Faried Ready for True Breakout Season with Denver Nuggets

    It's time for the Manimal to start growling and claiming some territory throughout the NBA 's 29 host cities...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 3,819 reads 8 comments

  2. Stars Who Must Step Up for Team USA at 2014 FIBA World Cup

    If you're expecting Team USA to sleepwalk its way to a gold medal at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain, don't. That would be a mistake...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 39,789 reads 45 comments

  3. 1 Player to Watch from Each Country Participating in 2014 FIBA World Cup

    Twenty-four teams will compete at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, set to be played throughout various locations in Spain starting August 30, but only one will emerge as a champion...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 117,652 reads 179 comments

  4. Do Dwight Howard and James Harden 'Eat Separately' from Rockets Teammates?

    Dwight Howard and James Harden 's leadership skills just continue to come under fire. UPDATE on Friday, August 8 at 5:50 p.m. ET by Adam Fromal Sometimes, a lot can be lost in translation...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 533,574 reads 507 comments

  5. Will LeBron James and Kevin Durant Dominate the 2014-15 NBA MVP Conversation?

    Over the last few years, any conversation about an NBA MVP has to start and end with the same two players. Kevin Durant and LeBron James ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 16,987 reads 232 comments

  6. Predicting the Next Round of Team USA Roster Cuts for 2014 FIBA World Cup

    Soon enough, the Team USA roster will have to shrink from 16 to 12 for the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain. The first round of cuts saw John Wall, Bradley Beal and Paul Millsap ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 42,092 reads 285 comments

  7. 6 Reasons You Should Watch the 2014 FIBA World Cup

    The FIBA World Cup doesn't tend to drum up as much excitement as the NBA season or another international competition you might have heard of—the Olympics...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 30,033 reads 75 comments

  8. Derrick Rose Facing Unprecedented Circumstances with Chicago Bulls Next Season

    This is going to be a rather strange year for Derrick Rose . He's getting an early start on the basketball festivities by training with Team USA and attempting to make the roster for the 2014 FIBA World Cup, earning rave reviews while doing so...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 36,844 reads 136 comments

  9. Kevin Love Trade Could Be Cleveland Cavaliers' Worst Nightmare

    "Could." The use of that particular modal auxiliary verb is quite important, because acquiring Kevin Love has the potential to be absolutely wonderful for the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 125,398 reads 326 comments

  10. Ranking the Top 10 NBA Trade Candidates with the Most Overall Value

    Not every player in the NBA is a legitimate trade candidate. The Cleveland Cavaliers would laugh uproariously if asked to deal LeBron James. The Oklahoma City Thunder would lose themselves in giggles if a proposal was made for Kevin Durant ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 96,101 reads 150 comments

  11. Predicting Which Team USA FIBA Players Will Make 2016 Olympic Squad

    Team USA is gearing up to compete in the 2014 FIBA World Cup, but the current action can also be used to figure out what will be happening in 2016...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 63,072 reads 162 comments

  12. Most Overpaid and Underpaid Players of 2014 NBA Free Agency

    Not every free agent lands a contract perfectly tailored to his talents, age and fit with his new (or old) roster...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 97,197 reads 185 comments

  13. Kyrie Irving Says Cavs Could Use a Guy Who Sounds Exactly Like Kevin Love

    It's pretty safe to say that Kyrie Irving would—wait for it—love to have Kevin Love on the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 39,011 reads 82 comments

  14. Everything You Need to Know About Denver Nuggets Rookie Jusuf Nurkic

    The Denver Nuggets just got even deeper. As announced by Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post , "[Jusuf] Nurkic, a 7-foot, 280-pound center, was the No. 16 pick in the NBA draft June 26 and signed a four-year contract worth $7 million...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 4,824 reads 7 comments

  15. NBA Predictions 2014-15: Win-Loss Projections for Each Team, Post-Free Agency

    With a few notable exceptions like Greg Monroe, Eric Bledsoe and Shawn Marion, most of the NBA 's marquee free agents have made their way to their homes for the 2014-15 season...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 351,652 reads 1007 comments

  16. How Much Pressure Is Kevin Durant Under to Win an NBA Title?

    It's time for Kevin Durant to win an NBA title. Even if the Western Conference is as stacked as it's ever been, featuring plenty of teams capable of knocking the Oklahoma ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 6,599 reads 126 comments

  17. 1 Bold Prediction for Every Top NBA Star Before 2014-15 Season

    Get ready to hit "Ctrl+B," or "Command+B" if you're using a Mac. It's time to get bold. Remaining realistic is important, as it would be nice if at least some of these predictions ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 142,055 reads 654 comments

  18. 5 Players Facing Toughest Uphill Climb to Crack Team USA FIBA Roster

    Even without Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge, Blake Griffin, Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and so many other prominent American NBA stars trying out for Team USA, the competition is still ridiculously difficult...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 42,660 reads 237 comments

  19. Byron Scott's Greatest Challenge as Los Angeles Lakers Coach Will Be on Defense

    The Los Angeles Lakers were a defensive dumpster fire during the 2013-14 season, one of the many reasons they weren't able to live up to even the most modest expectations while failing to make the playoffs for the second time in as many years...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 1,427 reads 25 comments

  20. Derrick Rose Entering Next Season as the Biggest Mystery in the NBA

    Edgar Allan Poe. Agatha Christie. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Dashiell Hammett. Ian Fleming. Stieg Larsson. Derrick Rose ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 29,450 reads 220 comments

  21. Ranking Best NBA Stars to Ever Wear No. 23

    In the NBA , few numbers resonate like No. 23. As soon as you see those two consecutive digits placed right next to each other, it's hard to avoid thinking of a certain Chicago Bulls legend...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 80,202 reads 172 comments

  22. Takeaways from Byron Scott's Introduction as Los Angeles Lakers Coach

    At long last, the Los Angeles Lakers have their coach for the 2014-15 season. The hiring process took a long time, even if the man who ended up with the job was widely considered the top candidate for quite a few weeks...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 35,339 reads 169 comments

  23. Depleted Team USA Frontcourt Not Cause for Concern at 2014 FIBA World Cup

    Though Team USA should still be favored to win at the FIBA World Cup this summer, it isn't exactly a complete lock to take home a gold medal...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 28,843 reads 117 comments

  24. Are Indiana Pacers in Danger of Falling out of the Playoffs Entirely?

    The Indiana Pacers may have earned the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference during the 2013-14 season, but that was almost entirely due to their success in the first half of the campaign...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 12,202 reads 234 comments

  25. 4 Players Who Must Step Up for Team USA at 2014 FIBA World Cup

    The refrain heard so often at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil will be more accurate if it's chanted during the 2014 FIBA World Cup, even if this is a different Team USA we're believing in...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 36,880 reads 62 comments