1. Byron Scott Facing Same Old Problems as Mike D'Antoni and Mike Brown

    Byron Scott is no different than Mike D'Antoni and Mike Brown, his two predecessors. Both inevitably crashed and burned amid substandard results that didn't measure up to the Los Angeles Lakers ' disproportionate expectations...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 7,701 reads 51 comments

  2. 6 NBA Teams Entering Make-or-Break Territory at NBA's Quarter-Season Mark

    Whoa, the 2014-15 NBA regular season is 25 percent of the way there. Not even Bon Jovi can believe it. Quarter-season marks aren't typically celebrated...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 31,502 reads 73 comments

  3. Stephen Curry Defends Mark Jackson, Calls Owner's Comments a 'Distraction'

    Stephen Curry still has Mark Jackson's back. It's been months since the Golden State Warriors canned Jackson...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 29,370 reads 90 comments

  4. Is Rajon Rondo Making Case to Stay with Celtics or Just Raising Trade Value?

    Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics are nearing a somewhat familiar fork in the road. Long the rumor-mill hub, Rondo continues to register splashy stat lines that are valuable both inside and outside the organization...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 5,870 reads 21 comments

  5. Are LA Lakers or Boston Celtics the Better Free-Agent Fit for Rajon Rondo?

    In due time, Rajon Rondo will have a decision to make. Does he remain with the Boston Celtics, the team that drafted him and is now deep into an extensive rebuild? Or does he ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 14,190 reads 135 comments

  6. The 1 Trade Target Every NBA Contender Should Consider Adding

    Championship-chasing NBA teams need help too. Most of the time devoted to trade speculation is spent on floundering and fringe squads that need significant upgrades in order to take the next required step...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 34,481 reads 75 comments

  7. Are Brooklyn Nets Ready to Blow Up Overpriced Core?

    It's a tale almost as old Mikhail Prokhorov's NBA ownership tenure. The Brooklyn Nets are overpaying for an on-court product that has already reached its apex...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 5,851 reads 17 comments

  8. Jordan Hill Stepping Up Yet Again for Los Angeles Lakers

    Jordan Hill is coming up huge for a Los Angeles Lakers contingent that is forced to find silver linings in small victories. A time-thwarting performance from Kobe Bryant . A burst of explosion from Ed Davis...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 12,042 reads 40 comments

  9. Who Has Had the More Successful Return: Derrick Rose or Kobe Bryant?

    Derrick Rose and Kobe Bryant are not united by age or roles or even team circumstances. By most measurements, they're vastly different—two different players from two separate eras traveling divergent paths...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 34,290 reads 149 comments

  10. 6 NBA Teams in Desperate Need of a Roster Shake-Up

    Flawed rosters can derail an NBA team's entire season—especially when said club has expectations to meet. Failing to play up to required standards demands change...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 40,107 reads 121 comments

  11. Los Angeles Lakers' Next Chapter May Not Go According to Plan

    When evaluating the Los Angeles Lakers ' lusterless state against immediate ambitions, it's important to understand that there is still time for them to change course...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 4,480 reads 16 comments

  12. NBA Blockbuster Trades That Should Happen During 2014-15 Season

    Good news, fellow NBA apologists. December is here, and with it comes a license for us hoops heads to shake things up, general manager-style...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 290,909 reads 586 comments

  13. Tough December Schedule Will Be True Test of Milwaukee Bucks' Place in East

    Although the Milwaukee Bucks continue to bask in the glow of their hot start to 2014-15, it is not the early-season victories and ladder-climbing, however impressive, that will determine their Eastern Conference standing...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 2,344 reads 5 comments

  14. Onus Is on LeBron James to Carry Cleveland Cavaliers for Now

    LeBron James cannot yet disperse the burden of winning among his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates. That cross is, for now, still his to bear alone...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 13,219 reads 35 comments

  15. Buying or Selling Portland Trail Blazers' 8-Game Win Streak?

    The Portland Trail Blazers have been here before, riding an extensive winning streak, staking claim in the Western Conference's championship race, establishing themselves as a premier, early-season powerhouse...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 2,525 reads 15 comments

  16. Rebuild Mode Would Be Empty Exercise for New York Knicks This Season

    Of the scant few luxuries the New York Knicks enjoy, an ability to rebuild without regard for 2014-15 is not among them. Impatience has often been cited as the force behind their transition-allergic rituals...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 6,671 reads 49 comments

  17. 5 NBA Teams That Should Strongly Consider a Coaching Change

    Too bad they don't make swinging-ax-proof suits. Most NBA coaches would purchase them by the dozen. Coaching is a fickle profession rife with turnover. Sideline meanderers lose their jobs frequently...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 48,001 reads 156 comments

  18. Why We Can and Can't Believe in the Toronto Raptors' Hot Start

    Hot starts can be misleading in the NBA , their existence both aesthetically appealing and totally temporary. In some cases, though, they're the beginning of something spectacular and sustainable...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 13,555 reads 56 comments

  19. Marc Gasol Playing Like True Superstar as Elite Memphis Grizzlies Roll

    Just as the Memphis Grizzlies are collectively underestimated, Marc Gasol has spent most of his NBA days being criminally underrated, his name and game a serial symbol for stardom on the outskirts superstardom...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 3,751 reads 22 comments

  20. The 10 NBA Players with the Most Trade Value Right Now

    Speculation is in the air. So too is stuffing. And gravy. Maybe that's what we're smelling. But we're also detecting a hint of NBA trade speculation...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 80,353 reads 199 comments

  21. Miami Heat Must Find Identity Outside Dwyane Wade

    In order to move on from LeBron James' departure, the Miami Heat need an identity. Less than 15 games into a season simultaneously teeming with promise and problems, they've found one...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 5,297 reads 11 comments

  22. Kobe Bryant Scoffs at Hometown Discounts as a 'Coup' Against Players

    Kobe Bryant isn't about to pat Dirk Nowitzki on the back. More pointedly, Bryant won't ever placate NBA owners by accepting a hometown discount or below-market contract...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 71,252 reads 388 comments

  23. Time to Stop Sleeping on Milwaukee Bucks

    Not one aspect of the Milwaukee Bucks ' start to 2014-15 was planned or projected—not the moxie or mettle with which they carry themselves, not the wins they've collected, ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 32,656 reads 54 comments

  24. Meet the NBA's Most One-Dimensional Teams This Season

    There are two sides to every basketball court. Did you know that? OK, good. Some NBA teams do not. Or at least, some NBA teams acknowledge there are two sides to every basketball court more often than others...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 53,833 reads 104 comments

  25. There Is No Comparing John Wall and Kyrie Irving Anymore

    Sometimes even the greatest of NBA disputes are terminated in an instant, bringing an end to warring parallels that tirelessly hoard headlines and dominate discussions for years...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 73,064 reads 206 comments