1. 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 26,465 reads 125 comments

  2. 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 11,092 reads 38 comments

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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 13,445 reads 59 comments

  6. 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 52,655 reads 195 comments

  7. 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 185,229 reads 366 comments

  8. 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

  9. 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 8,329 reads 66 comments

  10. 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 7,629 reads 19 comments

  11. 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 39,640 reads 100 comments

  12. 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 26,216 reads 115 comments

  13. 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 12,638 reads 47 comments

  14. 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

  15. 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 66,866 reads 309 comments

  16. 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 15,029 reads 22 comments

  17. Dion Waiters Tweets He Would Not Accept Bench Role Next Season

    Newly instated Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt has some roster finagling to do. Dion Waiters has been kind enough to set some parameters for him, within a tweet ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 268,296 reads 458 comments

  18. Los Angeles Lakers Taking Smart Approach to 2014 Free Agency

    Offseason contingency plans are hard for NBA teams and fans to swallow if they aren't smart. Lucky for the Los Angeles Lakers and their fans, then, that they're proud owners of perhaps the savviest backup plan out there...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 47,136 reads 230 comments

  19. Carmelo Anthony's Commitment a Huge Win for New York Knicks' Future

    Stuck in the throes of residual regret, seemingly caught in a web of regular-season opportunities gone awry, the New York Knicks have tasted victory once again by re-signing Carmelo ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 9,932 reads 102 comments

  20. Snubs & Surprises of USA Basketball World Cup Roster

    Team USA is now in session. Just not for everybody. With the FIBA World Cup in Spain only weeks away, Team USA revealed its training camp roster, per USA Today 's Sam Amick ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 149,779 reads 361 comments

  21. How Tom Thibodeau Should Manage His Stellar New Chicago Bulls Frontcourt

    Tom Thibodeau 's basketball genius is going to be tested next season. This is a good problem for the Chicago Bulls head coach to have—the byproduct of an embarrassment of riches up front...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 25,524 reads 167 comments

  22. Risks and Rewards of Pursuing Lance Stephenson in NBA Free Agency

    Initial free-agency dominoes have already fallen, thrusting the Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson to the forefront of available and attainable talent...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 8,376 reads 6 comments

  23. 7 Takeaways from Day 3 of 2014 Las Vegas NBA Summer League

    Who misses the NBA 's Orlando Summer League? Not I. Summertime in Orlando was fun, but the Las Vegas Summer League has been even better, as the action has unfolded while the free-agency pieces begin falling into place...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 76,649 reads 136 comments

  24. Are Cavaliers Smart to Consider Filling Bench with LeBron James' Heat Buddies?

    Being LeBron James ' friend has its advantages. There's (likely) free Nike gear involved, chalk-toss lessons to dabble in and, sometimes, the promise of a job. This is the kind of pull the NBA 's best player possesses...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 28,666 reads 91 comments

  25. Real Pressure Begins Now After Carmelo Anthony's Re-Signing with NY Knicks

    Re-signing Carmelo Anthony is only the beginning. After much ado, after a protracted period of doubt, indecision and slight confusion, the New York Knicks got their guy...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 39,393 reads 257 comments