1. Houston Rockets Lack Chips to Chase Rajon Rondo or Kevin Love

    Cap flexibility. Trade exceptions. Draft picks. The Houston Rockets have them all. They just don't have enough of them — or enough of anything — to make their idealized visions come true...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 days ago 12,253 reads 47 comments

  2. Should Cleveland Cavaliers Chase Kevin Love Trade at All Costs?

    Kevin Love can turn the now-LeBron James-piloted Cleveland Cavaliers into an NBA powerhouse, into an on-paper juggernaut that begins contending for championships immediately...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 days ago 12,151 reads 112 comments

  3. Charlotte Hornets Take Smart Gamble on Lance Stephenson's Future

    Way to go, Charlotte. Smart free-agency gambles have been everywhere during the NBA offseason. The Cleveland Cavaliers were super smart to clear enough cap space for LeBron James...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 days ago 66,561 reads 309 comments

  4. Stephen Curry Talks Steve Kerr, Klay Thompson and Warriors' Offseason

    Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors plan on going places next season. But they have an offseason to work through first. Speaking with Bleacher Report in promotion of the BOOMco ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 days ago 13,397 reads 22 comments

  5. Dion Waiters Tweets He Would Not Accept Bench Role Next Season

    Newly instated Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt has some roster finagling to do. Dion Waiters has been kind enough to set some parameters for him, within a tweet ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 13 days ago 266,354 reads 458 comments

  6. Los Angeles Lakers Taking Smart Approach to 2014 Free Agency

    Offseason contingency plans are hard for NBA teams and fans to swallow if they aren't smart. Lucky for the Los Angeles Lakers and their fans, then, that they're proud owners of perhaps the savviest backup plan out there...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 13 days ago 46,872 reads 231 comments

  7. Carmelo Anthony's Commitment a Huge Win for New York Knicks' Future

    Stuck in the throes of residual regret, seemingly caught in a web of regular-season opportunities gone awry, the New York Knicks have tasted victory once again by re-signing Carmelo ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 13 days ago 9,770 reads 102 comments

  8. Snubs & Surprises of USA Basketball World Cup Roster

    Team USA is now in session. Just not for everybody. With the FIBA World Cup in Spain only weeks away, Team USA revealed its training camp roster, per USA Today 's Sam Amick ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 13 days ago 149,216 reads 360 comments

  9. How Tom Thibodeau Should Manage His Stellar New Chicago Bulls Frontcourt

    Tom Thibodeau 's basketball genius is going to be tested next season. This is a good problem for the Chicago Bulls head coach to have—the byproduct of an embarrassment of riches up front...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 14 days ago 25,046 reads 167 comments

  10. Risks and Rewards of Pursuing Lance Stephenson in NBA Free Agency

    Initial free-agency dominoes have already fallen, thrusting the Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson to the forefront of available and attainable talent...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 14 days ago 8,189 reads 6 comments

  11. 7 Takeaways from Day 3 of 2014 Las Vegas NBA Summer League

    Who misses the NBA 's Orlando Summer League? Not I. Summertime in Orlando was fun, but the Las Vegas Summer League has been even better, as the action has unfolded while the free-agency pieces begin falling into place...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 14 days ago 76,466 reads 136 comments

  12. 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 14 days ago 28,260 reads 91 comments

  13. 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 15 days ago 39,230 reads 257 comments

  14. 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 17 days ago 44,634 reads 40 comments

  15. 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 18 days ago 12,049 reads 62 comments

  16. 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 18 days ago 58,244 reads 79 comments

  17. 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 18 days ago 11,527 reads 50 comments

  18. 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 19 days ago 20,174 reads 45 comments

  19. 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 19 days ago 14,840 reads 31 comments

  20. 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 19 days ago 53,325 reads 82 comments

  21. 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 20 days ago 39,318 reads 156 comments

  22. 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 20 days ago 7,611 reads 21 comments

  23. 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 20 days ago 102,871 reads 217 comments

  24. 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 20 days ago 70,038 reads 107 comments

  25. 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 21 days ago 17,521 reads 59 comments