1. 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 9 days ago 28,214 reads 91 comments

  2. 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 10 days ago 39,188 reads 257 comments

  3. 9 Takeaways from Day 6 of Orlando Summer League

    Roughly one week later, the NBA 's Orlando Summer League is still going strong. Like, really strong. Free agency is still consuming our offseason lives. Breathe, check Twitter, go bonkers on Google, stalk LeBron James' website, then repeat...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 days ago 44,610 reads 40 comments

  4. Timberwolves Playing Risky Game by Turning Away Kevin Love Suitors

    Delaying Kevin Love 's inevitable departure has put the Minnesota Timberwolves in a sticky, risk-ridden situation...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 days ago 12,003 reads 62 comments

  5. 9 Takeaways from Day 5 of Orlando Summer League

    Paging all basketball-invested people: Day 5 of the NBA 's Orlando Summer League was big-time. Did you expect it to be anything else? Of course you didn't. You're smart...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 13 days ago 58,210 reads 79 comments

  6. OKC Thunder Badly Need Pau Gasol Pipe Dream to Pay Off

    This Pau Gasol chase really needs to work out for the Oklahoma City Thunder . It probably won't —that's the thing about pipe dreams—but so long as there's a chance ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 13 days ago 11,468 reads 50 comments

  7. Can Phil Jackson Make NY Knicks a Player in Free Agency?

    When the New York Knicks brought in Phil Jackson to run things, the hope was that he could strengthen their wait-and-see approach. Turns out Jackson doesn't like waiting very much...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 13 days ago 20,120 reads 45 comments

  8. 2014 NBA Free Agency Will Dictate Direction of Superteams

    More than the fate of individual players and teams is at stake during NBA free agency. Superteams have gradually transformed from an attainable free-agency standard that players ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 13 days ago 14,825 reads 31 comments

  9. 8 Takeaways from Day 4 of Orlando Summer League

    Allow Day 4 of the NBA summer league to be your escape. Forget about Carmelo Anthony's and LeBron James' free agency. Stop trawling your Twitter timeline in hopes of finding out what color socks they're wearing...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 14 days ago 53,306 reads 82 comments

  10. What's Taking Carmelo Anthony So Long to Pick His Next NBA Team?

    We're waiting on you, Carmelo Anthony . After more than a week of nonstop speculation and anonymously sourced chatter, the New York Knicks superstar is still a free agent...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 14 days ago 39,275 reads 156 comments

  11. Marcin Gortat's Re-Signing Puts More Pressure on Bradley Beal, John Wall

    Marcin Gortat 's new contract doesn't change much for the Washington Wizards . That's the problem. More pointedly, it's Bradley Beal and John Wall 's problem...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 14 days ago 7,530 reads 21 comments

  12. How Free-Agency Dominoes Will Fall After Carmelo Anthony's Decision

    Carmelo Anthony 's indecision has spawned NBA -wide irresolution. More than a week into his first career free-agency safari, Anthony has yet to choose where his future lies...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 14 days ago 102,824 reads 217 comments

  13. 9 Takeaways from Day 3 of Orlando Summer League

    Day 3 of the NBA summer league's a charm. The first two days of summer-league action were super informative and paved the way for scalding-hot takes that attempted to chart a youngster's career trajectory after just one or two performances...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 15 days ago 70,024 reads 107 comments

  14. Is LeBron James' Indecision Making Miami Heat's Reload Nearly Impossible?

    LeBron James isn't doing the Miami Heat any favors. Four years, four NBA Finals appearances and two championships later, you would think some kind of loyalty existed...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 15 days ago 17,499 reads 59 comments

  15. Kevin Love, Not Pau Gasol, Must Be Plan B for Chicago Bulls

    Insight is only as valuable as what you do with it, and the ever-intuitive Chicago Bulls are using theirs to pursue Pau Gasol instead of Kevin Love. This is to say they're using it wrong...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 15 days ago 32,047 reads 164 comments

  16. How Should Pat Riley's Backup Plan Look?

    Pat Riley is the man with the plan. Hopefully he's the man with many plans, because at this rate, the Miami Heat need more than one. Everything about the Heat's offseason was considered a formality at first...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 16 days ago 35,334 reads 150 comments

  17. Biggest Takeaways from Day 2 at Orlando Summer League 2014

    Let's go, Day 2. The Orlando Summer League continued on Sunday. Six different NBA teams were in action with the dual purpose of further evaluating prospects while providing hoops heads everywhere with a July basketball fix...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 16 days ago 58,404 reads 124 comments

  18. Best Potential Options for Indiana Pacers to Upgrade Point Guard Position

    Point guard wanted in Indiana. Strike that: Point guard desperately needed in Indiana. Floor generals are the key to offensive survival. The Indiana Pacers have none. Not a real one...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 16 days ago 16,885 reads 24 comments

  19. Rajon Rondo Must Use 2014-15 Season to Prove He's a Max-Contract Star

    Rajon Rondo wants what he isn't worth. Right now. Speaking on Rondo's future with Yahoo Sports Radio , former Boston Celtics player and current radio analyst Cedric Maxwell ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 16 days ago 42,334 reads 211 comments

  20. Are Oklahoma City Thunder a Real Threat to Sign Pau Gasol?

    Fresh off a Western Conference Finals elimination, the Oklahoma City Thunder are searching for that missing championship piece, and they're hoping they've found it in Pau Gasol ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 19 days ago 15,662 reads 103 comments

  21. How Los Angeles Lakers Can Go from Long Shots to Favorites for Carmelo Anthony

    Somehow, someway, the Los Angeles Lakers have been flying under the radar in their pursuit of superstar free agent Carmelo Anthony . Part of their understated status is self-inflicted...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 19 days ago 18,281 reads 71 comments

  22. Why Isaiah Thomas Is a Real Threat to Bolt Sacramento Kings in Free Agency

    As Darren Collison 's time with the Sacramento Kings begins, Isaiah Thomas ' Sactown reign may be drawing to a close...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 19 days ago 15,055 reads 48 comments

  23. San Antonio Spurs Make Most Sense of Any Contender for Pau Gasol in Free Agency

    After two years of injuries and systematic struggles, Pau Gasol stands before the NBA , a highly sought, title-thirsty free agent who would be wise to start doodling the San Antonio Spurs ' logo inside tiny yet intricate hearts...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 19 days ago 29,894 reads 111 comments

  24. Will Rajon Rondo Be the Next Superstar to Hit the 2014 NBA Trade Block?

    Rajon Rondo is to the NBA 's trade-rumor mill what Rob Gronkowski is to the sleeveless-shirt industry : invaluable...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 20 days ago 28,132 reads 142 comments

  25. Toronto Raptors Can't Afford to Let Kyle Lowry Get Away in Free Agency

    Kyle Lowry is irreplaceable for the Toronto Raptors . Surveying the free-agency landscape and looking at Toronto's cap situation , there are no other options for the Raptors to run down—nothing and no one promising them what Lowry can...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 20 days ago 3,006 reads 12 comments