1. Are There Enough Shots to Go Around for LA Lakers This Season?

    One ball might not be enough for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014-15. In assembling the roster for next season, the Lakers took a twofold approach by acquiring and retaining ready-to-contribute talent that wouldn't cost them long-term flexibility..

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 14 days ago 29,055 reads 125 comments

  2. Washington Wizards Ensure Eastern Conference Is Not a Two-Team Race

    Don't forget about the Washington Wizards . Peddlers of "The Eastern Conference is the Cleveland Cavaliers ' and Chicago Bulls ' to lose" already have...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 14 days ago 6,399 reads 46 comments

  3. Should Eric Bledsoe Follow Greg Monroe's Lead in NBA Free Agency?

    Greg Monroe has left a trail of bread crumbs for Eric Bledsoe . Limitations are everywhere for NBA restricted free agents. Their options are finite. Their leverage is minimal...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 15 days ago 4,292 reads 9 comments

  4. How Eric Bledsoe's Free-Agency Market Can Recover Next Year

    Eric Bledsoe is in the throes of a free-agency dilemma he has little control over . It's not of disturbing difficulty, to be sure. Bledsoe has champagne problems at the moment as he tries to figure out how rich he intends to make himself...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 15 days ago 8,223 reads 54 comments

  5. How New York Knicks Will Know If Carmelo Anthony Is Worth Massive Contract

    Snap judgments are being made about Carmelo Anthony 's near-max contract when, really, there's no way of knowing now if he's worth what the New York Knicks are paying...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 15 days ago 5,514 reads 28 comments

  6. Building the All-Overpaid 2014 NBA Free-Agency Team

    Trips to the bank are more comical for some than they are for others. Take certain NBA free agents, who are no doubt laughing all the way to their local counting house. Plenty of, shall we say, questionable contracts were handed out this summer...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 16 days ago 47,520 reads 108 comments

  7. Trading Pablo Prigioni Would Be Mistake for NY Knicks

    Phil Jackson's reign with the New York Knicks has been relatively mistake-free. Trade Pablo Prigioni , and it will be mistake-free no more...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 16 days ago 11,704 reads 59 comments

  8. LeBron James Shifts Kevin Love's Focus from Major Markets to Championships

    If subliminally altering priorities and preferences of Kevin Love were, by NBA rule, considered tampering, LeBron James would be a fugitive living and operating outside the letter of the law...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 17 days ago 15,577 reads 50 comments

  9. Why 2014-15 NBA Season Will Be Most Important of Kyle Lowry's Career

    Kyle Lowry has never been here before. The Toronto Raptors point guard has been in the NBA for eight years, but he's never stared down a season as important as 2014-15...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 17 days ago 3,194 reads 32 comments

  10. How Far Will Indiana Pacers Fall Without Paul George?

    Unrestrained optimism is no match for the Paul George -less Indiana Pacers . No matter how his absence following an open tibia-fibula fracture is spun, no matter what context it's put in, there is no bright side...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 17 days ago 9,122 reads 71 comments

  11. Greg Monroe Turns Table on Detroit Pistons by Accepting Qualifying Offer

    Greg Monroe was at an impasse with the Detroit Pistons , his always marginal leverage waning, his restricted free agency stale and lusterless, his options finite, toeing the line of nonexistence...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 18 days ago 7,057 reads 25 comments

  12. 8 NBA Players Under Most Pressure to Perform After Free Agency

    Contracts don't just buy talent. They purchase expectations, they set standards. They spawn pressure. Such is the essence of NBA free agency, where players enjoying freedom and ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 18 days ago 21,075 reads 55 comments

  13. Predicting the Next Wave of Elite NBA Head Coaches

    Bring on the future of sideline sagacity. Coaching is a fickle business at the NBA level. When teams win, they're sometimes an afterthought. When teams lose, they're scapegoats...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 18 days ago 64,834 reads 191 comments

  14. Why Andrew Wiggins Is the Right Choice for Minnesota Timberwolves' Future

    Offloading an NBA superstar like Kevin Love is an inexact science devoid of middle ground, crawling with compromise and concession, thick with irrepressible adversity that is combated only by acceptance...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 18 days ago 46,487 reads 114 comments

  15. Why Kevin Love Being Traded to Cleveland Cavaliers Is Good for the NBA

    If and when Kevin Love officially joins the Cleveland Cavaliers , the NBA will win. Big time. Winners and losers are hallmarks of any blockbuster trade. Reactions to deals are reflexive ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 19 days ago 54,462 reads 92 comments

  16. John Wall: 'I Guess I'm Overlooked Again' After Being Cut from Team USA

    Why yes, John Wall is taking offense to being cut from Team USA's FIBA World Cup roster. Months removed from his first career NBA All-Star selection and ending the Washington ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 19 days ago 69,029 reads 166 comments

  17. Predicting 5 NBA Stars Who Will Wind Up in Trade Rumors Next Season

    Trade rumors aren't always synonymous with Kevin Love. Absolutely absurd, right? While it's difficult to remember, there was a time—a simpler time, no less—when most ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 21 days ago 167,743 reads 198 comments

  18. Thad Young Reportedly Gets Unenviable Task of Replacing Kevin Love in Minnesota

    Thaddeus Young has reportedly found himself a new home with the Minnesota Timberwolves , who, in turn, expect him to fill the unfillable shoes Kevin Love leaves behind. Talk about unenviable pressure...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 21 days ago 32,076 reads 124 comments

  19. Signing Shawn Marion Now a Necessity for Cavs After Kevin Love Trade

    Love is not all the Cleveland Cavaliers need. They need a little bit of Shawn Marion, too. And, per Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski , they just might get him: Following ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 22 days ago 39,148 reads 70 comments

  20. Predicting the 1st-Time NBA All-Stars of the 2014-15 Season

    First-time NBA All-Star appearances are the best. Perennial selections are always great, as are the unexpected vote-getters, be it because they're so young or old or something like that...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 22 days ago 63,408 reads 262 comments

  21. Winners and Losers of Pending Kevin Love to Cleveland Cavaliers Trade

    It's all over, folks. Almost. Although nothing can be made official until August 23, Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Minnesota Timberwolves will ship Kevin Love ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 23 days ago 170,072 reads 542 comments

  22. Is NY Knicks' Latest Move More Noise or Part of Something Bigger?

    Splashes don't get any smaller than the one recently made between the New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings . Sam Amick of USA Today was first to report that the Knicks and Kings would be exchanging role players...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 23 days ago 30,818 reads 50 comments

  23. Why Brooklyn Nets' Future Hinges on a Healthy Brook Lopez

    The Brooklyn Nets sauntered into last season with an upgraded, superstar-stuffed roster, their heads held collectively high and eyes fixated on the NBA 's Larry O'Brien Trophy...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 23 days ago 1,821 reads 10 comments

  24. Paul George Injury Forces Indiana Pacers into Uncertain Holding Pattern

    Paul George 's injury allows the Indiana Pacers to do, well, absolutely nothing. When George went down during a Team USA scrimmage with a gruesome " open tibia-fibula fracture ," the Pacers' 2014-15 season went down with him...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 24 days ago 8,734 reads 35 comments

  25. Byron Scott Hire Shows Los Angeles Lakers Are Still All About Kobe Bryant

    More important than the four-year commitment the Los Angeles Lakers made to Byron Scott is the short-term vow it reinforces: Everything is about Kobe Bryant . Time has changed the Lakers in a variety of ways...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 24 days ago 13,159 reads 34 comments