1. Future Power Rankings for the 2016 NBA Lottery Teams

    Finishing outside the NBA 's playoff picture means you had a bad season. It doesn't, however, mean your future isn't bright, as some lottery squads are brimming over with young talent still learning on the job...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 125,792 reads 365 comments

  2. OKC Thunder Discover Late-Game Formula in Critical Game 4 Win over Spurs

    As evidenced by their 111-97 victory over the San Antonio Spurs to even up the series 2-2, the Oklahoma City Thunder don't understand how narratives are supposed to work...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 62,964 reads 190 comments

  3. Have You Heard the One Where Kevin Durant Joins the Spurs This Offseason?

    Currently locked in a tough second-round battle against the San Antonio Spurs , Kevin Durant may find himself in the same matchup next season. Wearing a different uniform. A black one...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 57,867 reads 152 comments

  4. Cleveland Cavaliers' 3-Point Barrage Sends Statement to Atlanta Hawks, NBA

    The Atlanta Hawks set the series' early tone with a furious Game 1 comeback. Though it still ended in defeat, the second half proved they weren't going to roll over for the Cleveland Cavaliers and bow out of the second round without a fight...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 294,362 reads 420 comments

  5. 6 NBA Teams Most Likely to Make a Trade During the 2016 Draft

    Before and during the 2015 NBA draft, 15 trades came to fruition and involved 19 of the league's 30 teams. One year earlier, the world tried to process 13 separate draft-day and near-draft-day swaps that featured 21 franchises making moves...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 118,865 reads 204 comments

  6. Bizarre Game 2 Finish Helps Oklahoma City Thunder Exorcise Personal Demons

    Thanks to a bizarre ending and some outstanding fourth-quarter play, the Oklahoma City Thunder managed to steal home-court advantage away from the San Antonio Spurs with a 98-97 Game 2 victory...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 70,649 reads 213 comments

  7. Sunday NBA Playoffs: Klay Thompson Showing Alpha-Dog Swagger Without Steph Curry

    Beating the Houston Rockets without Stephen Curry was one thing. While James Harden and Dwight Howard refused to coalesce and the entire team displayed a stunning lack of ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 111,407 reads 206 comments

  8. Hawks Eye LeBron James, Cavaliers After Clearing Historical Playoff Hurdle

    A tougher test now awaits in the form of the Cleveland Cavaliers , but the Atlanta Hawks finally did the impossible by beating the Boston Celtics in a playoff series...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 12,957 reads 93 comments

  9. NBA Restricted Free Agents Likely to Change Teams During 2016 Offseason

    Andre Drummond isn't going anywhere, since the Detroit Pistons will surely match any offer sheet he signs once he becomes a restricted free agent this summer. Ditto for Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 52,871 reads 110 comments

  10. Tuesday NBA Playoff Roundup: Clippers' Season Unravelling After Injuries

    Once in possession of a 2-1 series lead over the Portland Trail Blazers and faced with the possibility of playing a Stephen Curry -less version of the Golden State Warriors in ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 80,129 reads 152 comments

  11. Are Golden State Warriors Too Dependent on 3-Pointers Without Stephen Curry?

    Though the date of Stephen Curry 's eventual return from his latest injury is uncertain, one thing is crystal clear: The Golden State Warriors will need to forge ahead in the 2016 ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 24,622 reads 164 comments

  12. Spurs Taking Plenty of Positives into 2nd Round Following Sweep of Grizzlies

    One never knows what might happen in an NBA playoff series, as injuries and prolonged stretches of unexpected ineffectiveness can turn a matchup 180 degrees...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 22,407 reads 87 comments

  13. Oklahoma City Thunder Regaining Urgency, Reclaiming Series vs. Dallas Mavericks

    During Thursday night's 131-102 victory, the Oklahoma City Thunder presumably wanted to make it clear the Dallas Mavericks weren't their true enemies. Sure, there's been some animosity during the first-round series...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 11,009 reads 17 comments

  14. Celtics Have No Answers for Hawks Defense and Tuesday NBA Playoff Takeaways

    With nine minutes, 33 seconds remaining, Terry Rozier received a tough transition feed from Evan Turner and found the bottom of the net on a reverse layup, giving the Boston Celtics their 50th and 51st points of the night...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 77,919 reads 163 comments

  15. Are the Golden State Warriors the Wave of the Future or a Statistical Anomaly?

    NBA historians can wax poetic about any era's best shooters, but we've never seen anything like Stephen Curry and his record-setting 402 triples this season...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 47,270 reads 233 comments

  16. NBA Saturday Roundup: Celtics, Hawks Lay Foundation for Classic Playoff Series

    In a series widely expected to be a lengthy one , the Atlanta Hawks could've sent a deafening message. But instead of punctuating Game 1 with an exclamation point, they merely survived and advanced, limping to the finish and a 102-101 victory...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 21,739 reads 70 comments

  17. NBA Superstar Rankings: Playoffs Edition

    The NBA playoffs are upon us, and that means a number of established stars are no longer relevant. As we update the March 28 edition , we're no longer concerned with players ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 26,664 reads 86 comments

  18. NBA Playoff Bracket 2016: Round-by-Round Guide to the Postseason

    The real NBA season begins now. We've already eliminated 14 teams from the championship field, but only one will remain after four rounds of playoff battles...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 193,085 reads 481 comments

  19. How Much Better Would Peak Michael Jordan Have Made Your Team This Season?

    The Philadelphia 76ers are getting a free Michael Jordan. So too are the Golden State Warriors. The San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat? They can have clones as well, since every team is getting a carbon copy of the man who torched the NBA for 32...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 104,605 reads 150 comments

  20. Friday NBA Roundup: Jazz Loss Means Race for West's Final Playoff Spot Rages on

    The Utah Jazz shouldn't be in this position. After a brutal 102-99 overtime loss to the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers, the fight for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference drags on...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 35,631 reads 139 comments

  21. The Definitive 2016 Offseason Shopping List for Every NBA Team

    Every NBA team has a plan for the offseason, though some will certainly have more to do than others. And the difference isn't solely determined by the quality of the squad in 2015-16...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 49,849 reads 75 comments

  22. Play That Man!: Potential NBA Diamonds in the Rough Who Deserve More Burn

    With only a handful of games remaining before the NBA transitions from the regular season to the playoffs, lottery-bound teams don't have many reasons to remain competitive...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 46,739 reads 76 comments

  23. Storylines for Every NBA Fan to Watch During the 2016 NBA Playoffs

    Intriguing storylines have been omnipresent during the regular season, but they're all mere appetizers before the main course—the NBA playoffs...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 12,789 reads 45 comments

  24. Thursday NBA Roundup: LeBron James Won't Win MVP but Deserves Recognition

    What a difference two days can make. Tuesday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers dropped a game against the Houston Rockets , losing by six points while LeBron James wore a suit and helped Tyronn Lue coach ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 113,924 reads 293 comments

  25. Ranking the Best Trios During 2015-16 NBA Season

    The concept of the "Big Three" is quickly shifting. Premier NBA teams no longer need to bring three megastars together in order to compete for a title, though some (such as ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 year ago 24,648 reads 63 comments