1. Cavaliers Officially Back Among East Elite and Other Thursday NBA Takeaways

    Not one month ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers looked like colossal failures. They sat under .500, had lost six in a row, couldn't play defense and were fading fast, watching as championship hopes devolved into erroneous excitement...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 82,305 reads 180 comments

  2. Orlando Magic Roster Offers Immense Potential, Promise for Next Head Coach

    Let the Orlando Magic 's head-coaching sweepstakes begin now. Yes, the search for Orlando's next sideline stalker can indeed be considered a sweepstakes...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 4,773 reads 20 comments

  3. Adam Silver: 'We Need to Make a Change' to NBA Playoff Seeding System

    Adam Silver looks at the disparity between the NBA 's Eastern and Western Conference and sees exactly what the rest of us do: a need for change...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 110,963 reads 249 comments

  4. Knicks' Looming Offseason Will Define Phil Jackson-Carmelo Anthony Marriage

    Experts and fans have long understood the New York Knicks ' rebuilding plan. The signs were, and remain, everywhere...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 8,066 reads 85 comments

  5. Dwight Howard Injury Gives James Harden Chance to Swing NBA MVP Race

    James Harden 's NBA MVP case is already strong. So strong, in fact, it's difficult—nigh impossible—for him to have a sturdier one. Dwight Howard 's latest injury gives him the opportunity to make the inconceivable a reality...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 3,513 reads 38 comments

  6. Race for Final Eastern Conference Playoff Seeds Is Tragic Comedy Again

    To say things are heating up within the NBA Eastern Conference's middle class would be a grossly spastic misinterpretation of what's happening as the playoff bracket begins to take shape...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 30,620 reads 168 comments

  7. Surprise Max-Contract Candidates for 2015 NBA Free Agency

    Surprise! Contract-year NBA players are always fascinating. They're playing for both now and later, trying to secure a raise or prolong their careers. Some free agents-to-be are open-and-shut cases...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 53,612 reads 118 comments

  8. 5 NBA Teams That Can't Afford to Let 2015 Trade Deadline Pass Without a Deal

    Gather 'round NBA cohorts. Yours truly has a secret, and he doesn't plan to keep it. February is a busy time of year for the Association. The league has All-Star rosters to produce, Damian Lillards to tick off and trade rumors to engender...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 56,992 reads 91 comments

  9. Rajon Rondo and Dallas Mavericks Aren't Living Up to Each Other's Expectations

    Rajon Rondo and the Dallas Mavericks are quickly finding out that success on paper doesn't automatically translate into on-court transcendence...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 31,775 reads 65 comments

  10. 7 NBA Coaches with Jobs at Stake in 2nd Half of 2014-15 Season

    Is it hot in here, or is it just me? It's not me, you say? It's really the second half of the 2014-15 NBA season yielding its customary list of coaches whose jobs may be at stake? OK, then...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 33,207 reads 144 comments

  11. NBA All-Star Rosters 2015: Biggest Snubs and Surprises

    It's NBA nitpicking time! The league announced the reserves for the 2015 Eastern and Western Conference All-Star teams on Thursday night, and as per usual, there are selections to applaud and snubs to lament...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 217,098 reads 436 comments

  12. Teams That Could Poach Free Agent Draymond Green Away from Warriors This Summer

    Draymond Green is sending Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob an unvoiced message, the gist of which is: Open that wallet, Joey...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 18,224 reads 47 comments

  13. Breaking Down Derrick Rose's Ugly, Slowly Improving Jump Shot

    Derrick Rose 's jump shot is finding twine at the right time for the Chicago Bulls . No, he hasn't suddenly become the sweet-shooting Stephen Curry . Rose's jumper is still seldom pretty...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 9,724 reads 33 comments

  14. 8 Trade Targets to Help Charlotte Hornets Survive Kemba Walker's Absence

    This Kemba Walker guy is pretty important to the Charlotte Hornets . Fighting for one of the Eastern Conference's final two playoff spots may not seem like much, but that's the Hornets ' reality...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 6,836 reads 17 comments

  15. Stephen Curry, John Wall to Play H-O-R-S-E-Like Game at NBA All-Star Weekend

    This is A-W-E-S-O-M-E. Stephen Curry and John Wall will wage a head-to-head battle sponsored by Degree during the 2015 NBA All-Star weekend. Degree is calling the event "Battle of the Game Changers...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 66,285 reads 85 comments

  16. 5 Sneaky Trade Ideas for 2015 NBA Title Chasers

    Rational sneakiness can go a long way in swaying the NBA 's championship race. Blockbuster trades receive more attention than any other transactions. That's what happens when household stars are involved...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 96,442 reads 173 comments

  17. Grading the 10 Biggest Moves of the 2014 NBA Offseason, Midseason Edition

    Last summer was big for the NBA . Players switched teams, franchises hired new coaches and, most importantly, immediate futures were enlivened. At least, they were supposed to be...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 138,329 reads 192 comments

  18. Joe Johnson Trade Would Be Right Player at Wrong Price for Charlotte Hornets

    Joe Johnson would be an ideal fit for the Charlotte Hornets —if not for the outrageous price tag attached to his services...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 7,295 reads 28 comments

  19. 6 NBA Teams Most Likely to Hold Fire Sale Ahead of 2015 Trade Deadline

    Any and all NBA buyers please make note: Some trade-deadline fire sales could be on the way. Trade season has been in full swing for a while now, and the rumor mill has shown no signs of slowing...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 54,235 reads 70 comments

  20. Best Candidates to Replace Kobe Bryant, LaMarcus Aldridge in 2015 All-Star Game

    Injuries have always been, and will forever be, the absolute freaking worst. But when those injuries claim NBA superstars—by reputation or current standard of craft—in ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 21,207 reads 60 comments

  21. Can Portland Trail Blazers Stay Elite Without Injured LaMarcus Aldridge?

    Another character-testing obstacle has reared its menacing head for the Portland Trail Blazers . Already dealing with the absences of Robin Lopez (hand) and Joel Freeland (shoulder) ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 15,378 reads 75 comments

  22. Happy Ending to Kobe Bryant's Career Hard to Imagine After Latest Setback

    Father Time has a cruel, heart-rending way of reminding the world he's undefeated. On the ninth anniversary of Kobe Bryant 's 81-point romp against the Toronto Raptors , the ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 8,713 reads 29 comments

  23. Kawhi Leonard's Worth Becoming Crystal Clear for San Antonio Spurs

    Kawhi Leonard has spent more than three years playing in the shadow cast by the San Antonio Spurs ' storied Big Three...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 16,411 reads 20 comments

  24. Chris Bosh Failing to Meet Huge Contract, Expectations for New Miami Heat

    Chris Bosh is failing the new-look Miami Heat . Pat Riley and the Heat were lauded for their swift recovery in the aftermath of LeBron James' departure. Bringing in a factotum like Luol Deng was shrewd...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 44,841 reads 210 comments

  25. Wildest Stats from 1st Half of 2014-15 NBA Season

    So long, first half of the 2014-15 NBA regular season. Farewell. Sayonara. Auf wiedersehen. Goodbye. It's been real and, dare I say, wild...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 39,959 reads 104 comments