1. NBA Player Power Rankings: B/R's Top 30 Small Forwards at the Halfway Point

    Does LeBron James still take the cake among the NBA 's top small forwards? There's no doubt the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar is defending his championship with another stellar season, but plenty of contenders are coming for his crown...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 7 months ago 218,717 reads 216 comments

  2. NBA Player Power Rankings: B/R's Top 30 Shooting Guards at the Halfway Point

    Remember when the shooting guard position was in trouble? We don't. Even with Kobe Bryant retired, James Harden running the point for the Houston Rockets and Dwyane Wade no longer submitting MVP-caliber seasons, it's in great hands...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 7 months ago 275,775 reads 185 comments

  3. NBA Player Power Rankings: B/R's Top 30 Point Guards at the Halfway Point

    The point guards of today's NBA are no longer tasked solely with making teammates' lives easier. Those "pure" floor generals still exist, but the league's best at the position also do everything else...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 7 months ago 376,571 reads 376 comments

  4. Thursday NBA Roundup: Westbrook's MVP Chances Remain Strong, but Winning Matters

    When the NBA names the 2016-17 MVP, a game from early January could loom large for James Harden and Russell Westbrook ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 8 months ago 37,862 reads 88 comments

  5. Updated 2016-17 Win-Loss Projections for Every NBA Team

    It's no longer hard to differentiate between NBA bottom feeders and contenders. A handful of teams has emerged in each conference with no shot to advance past the 82nd game of the 2016-17 campaign...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 8 months ago 99,170 reads 132 comments

  6. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Joel Embiid Continues March Toward Rookie of the Year

    Whether on or off the court, Joel Embiid isn't the least bit boring, so we should've expected him to celebrate his second consecutive Rookie of the Month selection in style...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 8 months ago 53,388 reads 92 comments

  7. NBA Trade Deadline 2017: Every Team's Biggest Need at the Start of the New Year

    Fire up the walkie-talkies and prepare the smoke signals. It's trade season in the NBA , which means all lines of communication must remain open at all times...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 8 months ago 41,353 reads 32 comments

  8. 2016-17 NBA Superstar Rankings: Top 25 Players Heading into the New Year

    If it feels like the NBA has a giant conglomerate of elite talents this year, it's because that's true. Even as Russell Westbrook continues to throw up monstrous lines and average a triple-double, he hasn't run away with the 2016-17 MVP race...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 8 months ago 69,681 reads 116 comments

  9. Thursday NBA Roundup: Don't Sleep on Kevin Love's Value to Cavs Big 3

    Remember, the Cleveland Cavaliers ' Big Three is comprised of three stars: LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 8 months ago 32,358 reads 81 comments

  10. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Russell Westbrook's Greatness Can't Be Found in Stats Alone

    LeBron James may be "The King," but Russell Westbrook is the undisputed master of triple-doubles. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar emerged with his 15th trip-dub of the ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 8 months ago 41,159 reads 149 comments

  11. Chris Paul Proving Invaluable for LA Clippers and Other Thursday NBA Takeaways

    Chris Paul is valuable enough to the Los Angeles Clippers under normal circumstances, but his necessity skyrockets with Blake Griffin out of the lineup as the latter recovers from arthroscopic knee surgery...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 8 months ago 18,403 reads 23 comments

  12. Denver Nuggets Are Back to Maximizing Nikola Jokic's Star Potential

    DENVER — With 47 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of a Dec. 19 contest against the Dallas Mavericks , Nikola Jokic hauled in his 15th rebound of the night...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 8 months ago 18,412 reads 16 comments

  13. Updated 2016-17 Win-Loss Projections for Every NBA Team

    That look of consternation LeBron James is displaying in the above picture? Some of you might want to reserve that same stare for us, because we can't possibly pick every NBA team to make the playoffs...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 8 months ago 33,168 reads 26 comments

  14. Thursday NBA Roundup: Jabari Parker, Milwaukee's Young Stars Coming Together

    When you think of young NBA talent, who comes to mind first? Maybe you're picturing a single budding superstar such as Anthony Davis or Kristaps Porzingis...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 8 months ago 22,948 reads 37 comments

  15. Chicago Bulls Fail Litmus Test and Other Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    This was the Chicago Bulls ' big chance to prove their legitimacy. Playing in front of a packed United Center eager to cheer their team on to victory against former head coach ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 8 months ago 40,953 reads 92 comments

  16. NBA Then and Now: How 2016-17's Superstars Would Have Fared in the Past

    What if Russell Westbrook and Oscar Robertson were challenging for triple-doubles at the same time? Could Anthony Davis have held his own against the legendary centers who roamed ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 8 months ago 54,380 reads 59 comments

  17. Friday NBA Roundup: OKC Loss Can't Diminish Russell Westbrook's Historic Streak

    With 7:46 remaining in the fourth quarter, Russell Westbrook found himself in perfect rebounding position under the basket...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 8 months ago 36,598 reads 85 comments

  18. Thursday NBA Roundup: Warriors on Pace to Have Top Offense in League History

    The Golden State Warriors were held in check by an inspired effort from Rudy Gobert during a 17-point third quarter. But they were their typical high-scoring selves for the other 36 minutes of Thursday night's road matchup with the Utah Jazz ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 8 months ago 45,081 reads 70 comments

  19. Tuesday NBA Roundup: John Wall's Career Night Can't Mask Wizards' Struggles

    With 23.5 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, John Wall strode to the free-throw line and calmly knocked down a pair of freebies—his 10th and 11th of the night...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 9 months ago 18,839 reads 47 comments

  20. Wilson Chandler Emerging as Rare Bright Spot Amid Denver Nuggets' Struggles

    DENVER — No one could have predicted this type of breakthrough from Wilson Chandler. He'd missed the entire 2015-16 NBA season, continuing to heal a hip injury suffered in China one year prior...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 9 months ago 1,070 reads 2 comments

  21. 2016-17 NBA Fantasy Basketball: Best Buy-Low Trade Candidates

    Want to make the other members of your fantasy basketball league mad at you? Don't cheat. Collusion is bad . We're not recommending anything nefarious...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 9 months ago 20,067 reads 8 comments

  22. Thursday NBA Roundup: Clippers Erasing Any Doubt They Are Among League's Best

    The Los Angeles Clippers are true NBA title contenders. Truthfully, we should've known as much before Thursday night's 113-94 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers , but ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 9 months ago 17,043 reads 45 comments

  23. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Mike Conley's Injury Means Dark Days Ahead for Grizzlies

    Everything was finally going right for the Memphis Grizzlies . Other than Chandler Parsons and Tony Allen, the key pieces on Beale Street had been healthy and active during the early portion of the 2016-17 campaign...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 9 months ago 12,600 reads 17 comments

  24. 2016-17 NBA Awards: Naming Favorites in Each Category Through November

    The NBA doesn't hand out its major awards—Most Improved Player, Coach of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player—until the season has run its course...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 9 months ago 37,141 reads 84 comments

  25. 2016-17 NBA Superstar Rankings: Top 5 Players at Every Position So Far

    Is 2016-17 the NBA 's year of the youngster? Sure, veterans such as LeBron James, Kevin Durant , James Harden and Russell Westbrook are dominating...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 9 months ago 269,840 reads 425 comments