1. Most Dangerous Teams Headed into the 2015 NBA Playoffs

    Warn your favorite— or adopted —NBA playoff team. Dangerously good postseason competition is coming. Identifying the scariest of all playoff participants is twofold...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 19 days ago 3,667 reads 19 comments

  2. Kevin Durant Says 'Hell No' When Asked About Watching 2015 NBA Playoffs

    Kevin Durant is just like you—provided you also aren't planning to follow the NBA playoffs this year...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 19 days ago 91,164 reads 232 comments

  3. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls: 1st-Round Analysis and Predictions

    The NBA 's Eastern Conference is light on quality first-round playoff matchups, but the opening-round date between the Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks is an exception...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 19 days ago 27,133 reads 188 comments

  4. 6 NBA Players Who Are Officially 'Injury Prone' After 2014-15 Season

    Move over, Derrick Rose . Make room, Rajon Rondo . Slide over, Anderson Varejao . Step aside, Dwyane Wade . Thanks to the injury-inviting rigors of the NBA 's regular season, y'all have company...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 20 days ago 1,957 reads 3 comments

  5. The 10 Best Stat Lines of the 2014-15 NBA Season

    Goodbye, 2014-15 NBA regular season. Hello, stat-line nostalgia. We have no choice but to bid the NBA's regular season farewell, so we need to make sure it receives a proper sendoff...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 20 days ago 21,648 reads 68 comments

  6. How the NBA's Top MVP Candidates Stack Up in the History Books

    Stephen Curry and James Harden will have us believe that the NBA 's MVP race is over, but let's bathe in historical perspective as if they're wrong. Even though they're not...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 21 days ago 22,780 reads 158 comments

  7. Updated 2014-15 NBA Playoff Scenarios Heading into Season's Final Two Days

    Eighty games is hardly enough to determine the 2015 NBA playoff picture. But once the season draws to a close on Wednesday, the league will finally have its definitive postseason bracket...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 21 days ago 32,599 reads 82 comments

  8. New York Knicks Going All out for Greg Monroe Would Be the Wrong Move

    Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are carving a future out of failure, publicly selling fans on an offseason turnaround forged from free-agent and draft-day triumph worth the strain and struggle 60-plus losses incite...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 22 days ago 31,067 reads 158 comments

  9. Ranking the Best 5-Man Units Heading into 2015 NBA Playoffs

    Few things serve as better NBA playoff primers than a comprehensive ranking of the league's best Big Threes , and it just so happens a sweeping look at the most harrowing Big Fives is one of them...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 22 days ago 114,742 reads 347 comments

  10. 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 25 days ago 23,519 reads 84 comments

  11. 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 25 days ago 4,405 reads 16 comments

  12. 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 26 days ago 136,957 reads 692 comments

  13. 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 26 days ago 12,572 reads 14 comments

  14. 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 27 days ago 14,412 reads 103 comments

  15. 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 27 days ago 4,983 reads 40 comments

  16. 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 28 days ago 34,856 reads 128 comments

  17. 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 28 days ago 180,661 reads 181 comments

  18. 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 28 days ago 324,646 reads 464 comments

  19. 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 1 month ago 19,911 reads 88 comments

  20. 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 1 month ago 39,109 reads 166 comments

  21. 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 1 month ago 44,076 reads 265 comments

  22. 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 1 month ago 18,769 reads 49 comments

  23. 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 1 month ago 17,225 reads 81 comments

  24. 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 1 month ago 19,828 reads 127 comments

  25. 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 1 month ago 87,135 reads 368 comments