1. Why Doug McDermott Should Start Right Away for the Chicago Bulls

    Doug McDermott should have the Chicago Bulls and head coach Tom Thibodeau acting out of character next season. Rookies and generally inexperienced players are traditionally shunned from Chicago's rotation this side of Thibs ' rule...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 19,506 reads 138 comments

  2. 6 Most Puzzling Signings During 2014 NBA Free-Agency Period

    Let's get weird. The NBA 's offseason has been all kinds of weird, after all. Some free-agency transactions have made loads of sense...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 118,383 reads 221 comments

  3. Why Winning Over Kobe Bryant Is Los Angeles Lakers' Biggest Offseason Victory

    Offseason victories come in all forms, and the Los Angeles Lakers , firmly fixed to a finespun rebuild, won theirs by not losing Kobe Bryant . Viewed pessimistically, the Lakers' offseason can be seen as discouraging...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 21,167 reads 98 comments

  4. Why Julius Randle Is the Los Angeles Lakers' Most Pivotal Player Next Season

    Too much of the Los Angeles Lakers ' future is veiled by mystery and chance, little of which will change during the 2014-15 NBA season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 14,674 reads 94 comments

  5. Why the Chicago Bulls Are Legitimate Threat in Kevin Love Trade Sweepstakes

    When the Minnesota Timberwolves finally relent and trade Kevin Love , it will be to a team dangling the right combination of promising assets...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 19,026 reads 127 comments

  6. Can Kobe Bryant and Jeremy Lin Coexist in Los Angeles Lakers' Backcourt?

    Jeremy Lin and Kobe Bryant might just be the Western Conference's starting backcourt for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, but the Los Angeles Lakers are looking for something more than champions of popularity...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 40,145 reads 131 comments

  7. LeBron James Signing with Cleveland Cavaliers Will Spawn New NBA Superteam Model

    Burrowed between LeBron James ' decision to spurn the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the ongoing Kevin Love saga is a superteam obituary...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 22,220 reads 83 comments

  8. Boston Celtics Have Nothing to Lose by Gambling on Evan Turner's Future

    Late free-agency transactions don't get any safer than the Boston Celtics signing Evan Turner . After splitting last season with the Philadelphia 76ers and Indiana Pacers , the former No...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 13,047 reads 64 comments

  9. LeBron James' Future Better Tied to Andrew Wiggins Than Kevin Love

    LeBron James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers preaching responsibility, waxing patience and selling uncertain visions that made, and continue to make, more sense when bound to rookie Andrew Wiggins instead of Kevin Love...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 85,773 reads 358 comments

  10. Why Lakers Fans Should Cherish Kobe Bryant's 2014-15 Campaign

    Enjoy the next chapter of Kobe Bryant 's career, Los Angeles Lakers fans, because, for one last time, it's going to feel familiar. Injuries have polluted what figured to be an age-abolishing twilight not two years ago...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 26,495 reads 125 comments

  11. Is Iman Shumpert or JR Smith Better Trade Bait for New York Knicks to Dangle?

    Phil Jackson never stops searching for roster upgrades. Not even in late July. And most certainly not when he finds the New York Knicks with too many guards...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 11,094 reads 38 comments

  12. Cleveland Cavaliers Signing Andrew Wiggins Won't Stop Kevin Love Trade Rumors

    Signing Andrew Wiggins to his first NBA contract won't mean the Cleveland Cavaliers are removing themselves from the Kevin Love sweepstakes...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 80,897 reads 233 comments

  13. Erik Spoelstra Is Key to Miami Heat Reclaiming Status as Contenders

    Of all the fate-forming keys that will invariably shape the Miami Heat 's post- LeBron James direction, none are more important than Erik Spoelstra himself. Rarely are coaches thrust into the limelight like this...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 4,741 reads 88 comments

  14. Should LA Lakers Tank 2014-15 Season?

    Tanking is everywhere in the NBA . Last season, it was in Tinseltown, where the Los Angeles Lakers quickly came to realize that Kobe Bryant wouldn't turn Dwight Howard 's departure into instant gains...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 13,454 reads 59 comments

  15. Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh Need Miami Heat to Land Legitimate Point Guard

    There is no replacing LeBron James, the world's best basketball talent, and yet the Miami Heat have done a fantastic job offsetting the gaping holes he created when he left for the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 52,658 reads 195 comments

  16. NBA Store Sells Out of LeBron James Cavaliers Jerseys

    Want to celebrate LeBron James ' return to Northeast Ohio with a Cleveland Cavaliers replica home, away or alternate jersey? Well, you can't...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 185,239 reads 366 comments

  17. Pau Gasol Signing with Chicago Bulls Takes Major Pressure Off Derrick Rose

    Two season-ending injuries to Derrick Rose later, the Chicago Bulls can no longer plan for him to be their knight in brilliant red armor...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 26,110 reads 106 comments

  18. Indiana Pacers Poised for Major Regression After Lance Stephenson's Departure

    Lance Stephenson was never, at any point, the glue holding the Indiana Pacers together. But he was a prominent, irreplaceable Band-Aid preventing them from (just barely) bleeding out...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 8,331 reads 66 comments

  19. Will Josh Smith Trade Dictate Greg Monroe's Future with Detroit Pistons?

    Greg Monroe's future with the Detroit Pistons is tied to the always-aggressive Stan Van Gundy and his ability to make sense of a roster still overrun with questions and confusion and overlapping, incompatible talent...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 7,638 reads 19 comments

  20. Los Angeles Lakers Find Fantastic Free-Agent Steal with Ed Davis Signing

    Someone call the cops. Free agency has been burglarized—ransacked of logic and sensibility. Our culprit is the Los Angeles Lakers , who stole—yes, stole— Ed ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 39,641 reads 100 comments

  21. Is Jason Smith Signing the 1st Step to Bigger Things for New York Knicks?

    “I want to be fiscally responsible. We’ ve been a taxpayer team for some time and we want to eliminate that...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 26,219 reads 115 comments

  22. Houston Rockets Lack Chips to Chase Rajon Rondo or Kevin Love

    Cap flexibility. Trade exceptions. Draft picks. The Houston Rockets have them all. They just don't have enough of them — or enough of anything — to make their idealized visions come true...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 12,641 reads 47 comments

  23. Should Cleveland Cavaliers Chase Kevin Love Trade at All Costs?

    Kevin Love can turn the now-LeBron James-piloted Cleveland Cavaliers into an NBA powerhouse, into an on-paper juggernaut that begins contending for championships immediately...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 12,351 reads 111 comments

  24. Charlotte Hornets Take Smart Gamble on Lance Stephenson's Future

    Way to go, Charlotte. Smart free-agency gambles have been everywhere during the NBA offseason. The Cleveland Cavaliers were super smart to clear enough cap space for LeBron James...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 66,867 reads 309 comments

  25. Stephen Curry Talks Steve Kerr, Klay Thompson and Warriors' Offseason

    Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors plan on going places next season. But they have an offseason to work through first. Speaking with Bleacher Report in promotion of the BOOMco ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 15,037 reads 22 comments