1. Which Playoff-Bound NBA Stars Will Shoulder the Heaviest Burden?

    Appearing in the NBA playoffs is a gift. In some instances, though, it's also a curse—a taxing burden borne from circumstances that demand one player carry his team more than others...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 18 days ago 23,514 reads 84 comments

  2. Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert Emerging as NBA's Best Defensive Frontcourt

    Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors aren't your typically touted brand of defensive dynamos. You won't find them on the covers of magazines, or playing on national television ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 18 days ago 4,320 reads 16 comments

  3. Stephen Curry Stamps Bid for 2015 MVP with Historic Performance Against Blazers

    Sometimes Stephen Curry happens. In the Golden State Warriors ' 116-105 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers Thursday night at Oracle Arena, Stephen Curry happened in a big way...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 19 days ago 136,861 reads 693 comments

  4. Thabo Sefolosha Injury Opens Door for Atlanta Hawks' X-Factor to Shine

    Rarely, if ever, do late-season, pre - NBA playoff injuries portend good times. But Thabo Sefolosha 's inopportune, protracted stint on the shelf has the chance to be an exception for the Atlanta Hawks ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 19 days ago 12,559 reads 14 comments

  5. Putting Russell Westbrook's Statistical Crusade Back in Perspective

    Russell Westbrook 's statistical assault on the rest of the NBA is everything you want, don't want and can't fathom all at the same time. To whittle it down even further: It's a season worthy of Russell Westbrook...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 20 days ago 14,395 reads 103 comments

  6. Does Fate of Los Angeles Clippers' Big 3 Ride on 2014-15 NBA Playoffs?

    When the NBA playoffs begin, the Los Angeles Clippers , regardless of seeding and opponent, will be playing to keep their championship hopes alive. They may also be playing for the right to keep their Big Three intact...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 20 days ago 4,952 reads 40 comments

  7. Nick Young Putting His Los Angeles Lakers Future in Question

    Nick Young is doing a really nice job of submerging his future with the Los Angeles Lakers in oceans of uncertainty. The 29-year-old shooting guard hasn't played since Feb...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 21 days ago 34,833 reads 128 comments

  8. Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Praises Kawhi Leonard's 'Bored to Death' Demeanor

    Some NBA players wear their hearts on their shooting sleeves. Kawhi Leonard is not just some NBA player, and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich loves that about him...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 21 days ago 180,451 reads 181 comments

  9. The One 2015 Free Agent Each NBA Team Should Already Be Eyeing

    Take a break from the mathematical push and pull of the NBA 's late-season playoff races. Free-agency speculation is in the air. Weeks ago, such conjecture could have been deemed premature overkill...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 21 days ago 324,490 reads 464 comments

  10. Portland Trail Blazers Clinch Northwest Division Title and Friday NBA Takeaways

    This is the type of deja vu the Portland Trail Blazers can embrace. Before the Blazers could even finish pounding the Los Angeles Lakers into oblivion on Friday night, they clinched ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 25 days ago 19,905 reads 89 comments

  11. Phil Jackson's New York Knicks Era Actually Begins Now

    Phil Jackson is on the clock with the New York Knicks starting now. Well, now-ish. With the Knicks sporting a franchise-worst record, Jackson's time at the helm of a franchise he's supposed to be saving resembles a spectacular failure...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 25 days ago 39,079 reads 166 comments

  12. Why We'll Remember 2014-15 as the Season of Stephen Curry

    MVP award or not, we will forever remember the 2014-15 NBA campaign as the season of Stephen Curry . This has never been more clear than it is now following the Golden State ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 26 days ago 44,008 reads 265 comments

  13. Best and Worst NBA Teams in Key Advanced Statistical Categories

    No NBA team can hide from numbers. When trying to distinguish the league's best factions from the absolute worst, there is no one approach to follow. But looking at the raw data is always a good place to start...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 27 days ago 18,740 reads 49 comments

  14. Defense-First Approach Emerging as New Blueprint for Rebuilding NBA Teams

    Young NBA teams rebuilding around defensive foundations? No way. Yes way. At a time when the Association emphasizes nylon-nuking assaults and defense is often referred ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 28 days ago 17,218 reads 82 comments

  15. NBA Pre-Playoff Panic Meter: 6 Contenders in Serious Danger

    Fire up those NBA playoff panic meters. It's high time we sound the alarm for the array of postseason contenders in danger of early-round collapses. Late-season anxiety does not only extend to the teams battling for a playoff spot...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 28 days ago 19,819 reads 129 comments

  16. Ranking the Best Big 3's of 2014-15 NBA Season

    Nothing says "The NBA playoffs are almost here!" like a comprehensive ranking of the season's best Big Threes. And as it turns out, the NBA postseason is, in fact, almost here...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 29 days ago 87,107 reads 369 comments

  17. J.J. Redick Changes MVP Vote After Playing Russell Westbrook

    J.J. Redick is all about Russell Westbrook winning the NBA 's MVP award. Or rather, he used to be. Choosing the MVP is difficult practice these days with so many names being thrown around...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 21,414 reads 48 comments

  18. Dwight Howard: 'I Didn't Have an Issue Back Then How Kobe Was'

    Dwight Howard wants you to know that he and Kobe Bryant are cool. As in they aren't sworn enemies who will spend the rest of their NBA careers trying to ruin one another...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 32,772 reads 212 comments

  19. Dallas Mavericks Must Decide Between Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis

    Only one of Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis belongs with the Dallas Mavericks . For the time being, the Mavericks have both, an issue they'll need address over the offseason, when the opportunity to change course presents itself...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 29,177 reads 77 comments

  20. Remembering Shaquille O'Neal's Most 'Shaqtin a Fool' Moments in Orlando

    Shaquille O'Neal spent the first four seasons of his NBA career with the Orlando Magic , during which time he accomplished a great many feats. So many feats, the Magic are inducting him into their Hall of Fame on Friday...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 17,215 reads 18 comments

  21. Re-Thinking 'Star' Labels for Some of the NBA's Biggest Names

    Superstar labels are tossed around too often in the NBA . We're here to take a few of them back. Some of these players have already seen their star designations start slipping away...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 32,359 reads 253 comments

  22. The Top Free-Agent Target for Each NBA Lottery-Bound Team

    Free-agent fantasies are nothing if not pivotal parts of the NBA offseason—especially for the league's lottery outfits, who have little else to plan for as their regular season nears a fruitless end...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 25,243 reads 93 comments

  23. Enes Kanter Becoming Russell Westbrook, OKC Thunder's Surprise Wingman

    Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder are no longer in the market for a stat-stuffing sidekick to offset the untimely absences of Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 35,161 reads 84 comments

  24. NBA Coaches on the Verge of Losing Their Job by Season's End

    Not every NBA head coach wears an ax-proof suit. A lot has changed since we last discussed which head honchos were fighting for their jobs...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 47,213 reads 216 comments

  25. Hassan Whiteside or Rudy Gobert: Which Young Big Would You Rather Build Around?

    It's a question as old as, well, a newborn baby: Who is the better NBA building block, Hassan Whiteside or Rudy Gobert ? A few months ago, this wouldn't have been a topic of discussion...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 30,422 reads 172 comments