1. Meet the NBA's New Wave of Undiscovered Studs

    All hail the next wave of NBA players preparing to forfeit their unknown labels. Some form of imagination is needed when selecting these unheralded studs. Their sample sizes, both for this season and their careers, are typically small...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 10,717 reads 14 comments

  2. The Biggest X-Factor on Every Projected 2016 NBA Playoff Team

    What could be better than mixing NBA playoff predictions with X-factor assessments? These playoff premonitions are generated using the league's current playoff picture, the most ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 57,204 reads 140 comments

  3. Stock Up, Stock Down for Top 2016 NBA Free Agents: Stretch Run Edition

    Let's trade some NBA free-agent stocks, shall we? Our pool of candidates will be plucked from a previous ranking of the top 20 names ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 23,950 reads 88 comments

  4. Despite Turnaround, Hope for New York Knicks Future Clouded by Uncertainty

    Measured against the 17-win fiasco of last season, the New York Knicks ' 2015-16 campaign hasn't been a major letdown. No NBA team is on pace to improve its winning percentage more than these Knicks ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 20,231 reads 85 comments

  5. 2016 NBA Free Agents: Best Fits for the Top 20 in This Year's Class

    Feel like making decisions on behalf of the NBA 's best 2016 free agents? Then you've come to the right place. Players earned their top-20 status here based on their performances this season ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 49,610 reads 185 comments

  6. Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs Are Tearing Down the Big 3 Concept

    In an era dominated not only by NBA superstars but also the process of collecting as many of them as reason allows, the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs are reinventing the superteam mold...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 63,519 reads 104 comments

  7. It's OK to Admit That Stephen Curry Is One of NBA's All-Time Greats

    Stephen Curry is not just a shooter. He is not a multiyear anomaly doomed to regress toward some assailable mean. And he most certainly isn't less of an NBA superstar than LeBron James, Kevin Durant or any of his other peers...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 64,860 reads 489 comments

  8. To Max or Not to Max: Dwight Howard and Other NBA Stars Facing Uncertain Paydays

    Get ready for a wild and crazy and wholly unpredictable NBA offseason. For the record, that's a summary of Commissioner Adam Silver's words, not mine, per USA Today 's Jeff ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 43,217 reads 61 comments

  9. Anthony Davis, Pelicans Offering Complicated Look at What Should've Been

    Blisteringly fast offensive sets. Lights-out three-point shooting. MVP-like detonations from Anthony Davis. Supporting explosion from Jrue Holiday. Wins over established championship contenders...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 73,732 reads 83 comments

  10. Laying out 2016 MVP Cases for NBA's Top Candidates

    This year's NBA MVP race would be an epic affair if not for the infinite pre -eminence being displayed by a certain superstar who shall temporarily remain nameless...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 113,020 reads 385 comments

  11. NBA Stars Most Likely to Make History in Season's Final Stretch

    That noise you hear is the sound of NBA records being broken. History is made each and every season, so this is hardly a new concept. But as the 2015-16 campaign winds down, a select few pursuits deserve our attention...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 84,891 reads 143 comments

  12. NBA Meme Mania: Stretch-Run Slogans for Each NBA Team

    Wouldn't it be cool if every NBA team had its own slogan for the stretch run of the 2015-16 regular season? Yes. Yes, it would. And that's why NBA # MemeMania is back : to hand out those end-of-year rallying cries...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 122,420 reads 114 comments

  13. Predicting Destinations for the NBA's Top Buyout Candidates

    Goodbye, NBA trade deadline. Hello, buyout season. The Association will still play host to a frenzy of player movement now that the trade deadline has passed...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 44,817 reads 28 comments

  14. NBA Trade Deadline 2016 Tracker: Updates, Reaction and Analysis

    It was real folks. Sometimes, it was even real fun. The 2016 NBA trade deadline has come and gone. It lacked blockbuster deals, but there was still plenty of action for us to shift through...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 965,882 reads 539 comments

  15. 2015-16 NBA Awards: Eastern vs. Western Conference Edition

    Year-end NBA awards are not doled out by conference, but that's all about to change. Hypothetically, of course...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 81,855 reads 230 comments

  16. If Records Weren't Everything, How Would NBA Playoff Bracket Look?

    What if the NBA 's playoff bracket evolved past wins and losses? The league has already modernized postseason seeding by eliminating incentives for division winners...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 39,904 reads 71 comments

  17. Free Trade: Superstar Blockbusters to Consider Ahead of NBA's Trade Deadline

    Calling all hypothetical NBA trade-lovers! Free Trade is back, and this time, with the Association's Feb. 18 trade deadline fast approaching, we'll be manufacturing superstar-headlined blockbusters for your enjoyment...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 330,637 reads 300 comments

  18. The Best Option at Every Position on the 2016 NBA Trade Market

    Here's the scenario: Your favorite NBA team is pursuing an upgrade at a certain position ahead of Thursday's trade deadline, and you're losing sleep trying to figure out the best, most realistic target...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 181,505 reads 214 comments

  19. NBA Rising Stars Challenge: Buy or Sell Each 'Rising Star' as a Future All-Star

    Not every participant in the NBA 's 2016 Rising Star Challenge is actually an All-Star in the making. Some of them are, sure. But the concept isn't supposed to be taken literally...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 217,515 reads 428 comments

  20. Red Light, Green Light: Evaluating NBA Trade Rumors Approaching All-Star Weekend

    The NBA 's Feb. 18 trade deadline is fast approaching, and the rumor mill is exploding accordingly . With most of the league's general managers at a standstill, waiting to make their next move, this hearsay is all we have...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 26,800 reads 20 comments

  21. The Numbers Game: NBA's Eastern Conference Finally Matching West's Depth

    The NBA has waited a long time for its Eastern Conference teams to catch up with the Western Conference. And, in many ways, it's still waiting. Indeed, all of the East's projected playoff participants are on pace to be over ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 25,757 reads 120 comments

  22. Progress Reports for Kevin Durant's Biggest Free-Agent Suitors

    Did you know Kevin Durant is going to be a free agent over the summer? OK, good. Just wanted to make sure. After all, no one is talking about Durant, or his future with the Oklahoma City Thunder, or any aspect of his impending free agency...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 121,064 reads 198 comments

  23. Friday NBA Roundup: Jimmy Butler Is One Piece Bulls Truly Can't Afford to Lose

    . The Chicago Bulls can lose Derrick Rose. They can soldier on without Nikola Mirotic. They can be just fine without Joakim Noah . They can win without Pau Gasol . They cannot survive without Jimmy Butler...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 31,318 reads 132 comments

  24. Getting Crazy with the NBA Trade Machine Ahead of 2016 Deadline

    Friends don't let friends lose themselves in ESPN's NBA Trade Machine shenanigans. Unless, of course, it's for the good of the Association's Feb. 18 trade deadline. Then it's OK...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 4,382 reads 2 comments

  25. Predicting Final Destinations for the Hottest Names on the 2016 NBA Trade Market

    Dust off those musty old crystal balls. The NBA 's Feb. 18 trade deadline is nigh, and the outcomes of the hottest rumors are ripe for the predicting...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 258,945 reads 282 comments