1. Updated 2017 Win-Loss Projections for Every NBA Team

    Now that the NBA has put some distance between itself and the trade deadline, the league-wide pecking order is overdue for an update. Some teams changed the trajectory of their entire season, for better or worse, amid February's annual chaos...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 66,630 reads 0 comments

  2. NBA Trade Deadline 2017: Grading Every Deal

    As usual, the NBA 's trade deadline did not disappoint. It tore through our minds, bodies, souls and Twitter timelines like a nitrous-powered battering ram. Then, just like that, it was over...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 529,357 reads 0 comments

  3. Ranking Last-Minute NBA Trade Deadline Targets for the New York Knicks

    One of these seasons, the New York Knicks won't be among the most active teams leading into the NBA 's trade deadline. It just won't be this year. Or the next. Or the one after that...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 15,231 reads 0 comments

  4. 10 Youngsters Who Could Use a Change of Scenery at 2016-17 NBA Trade Deadline

    DeMarcus Cousins isn't the only NBA player who needs a change of scenery. The chaotic portion of the Association's trade season officially began immediately after the All-Star ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 164,010 reads 0 comments

  5. Did Russ and AD's Historic Night Destroy the NBA All-Star Game or Save It?

    Giannis Antetokounmpo tallied 30 points, three steals and roughly one jillion highlight dunks during his first-ever NBA All-Star appearance Sunday night. And he wasn't even one of the two best players on the floor...

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  6. 7 Problems the NY Knicks Must Solve Before the End of the Season

    As the New York Knicks continue their brutal, often unwatchable, trek toward another early vacation, it's easy to forget they still have something to play for: the right to not stink as much...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 5,744 reads 0 comments

  7. Free Trade: NBA Deals That Could Jolt the Playoff Race

    Part of what makes the NBA trade deadline so special is the party right before it. Speculation swirls. Conspiracy theories run amok. Reports, many of them conflicting, are dispersed in excess and in real time...

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  8. Toronto Raptors Acquisition of Serge Ibaka Puts Cleveland Cavaliers on Notice

    By the hand of two equally compelling news breaks, the Toronto Raptors have gone from a slumping dark horse to an NBA Finals threat every team in the Eastern Conference must plan around—including the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 77,796 reads 0 comments

  9. The Likeliest Player to Be Traded on Every NBA Team Going into 2017 Deadline

    Absolutely nobody has a wholly accurate hold on what will transpire leading into the NBA 's trade deadline. The best insight is oftentimes informed guesswork or the remnants of talks that have dissipated into deals that never were...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 429,483 reads 0 comments

  10. Fun with the NBA Trade Machine: Deals That Should, but Likely Won't, Happen

    Come one, come all. You're just in time to witness contrived chaos in advance of the NBA 's Feb. 23 trade deadline! Theorized madness is, after all, why the Trade Machine exists in the first place...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 160,673 reads 0 comments

  11. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Brooklyn Nets' Process Is One We Can't Trust

    So much about the Brooklyn Nets ' 2016-17 season isn't unfolding according to plan. Jeremy Lin has missed most of the schedule with hamstring issues. The Anthony Bennett experiment was short-lived...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 59,010 reads 0 comments

  12. 2017 Midseason Awards for the NBA's Rookie Class

    In the absence of multiple year-end awards for the NBA 's rookie crop, we're taking matters into our hands. Unofficially, of course...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 97,041 reads 0 comments

  13. The Biggest Potential 2017 NBA Trade-Deadline Steals

    From avid mall-goers to broke frat bros, almost everyone is on the hunt for life's best bargains—including NBA trade-deadline buyers. Partaking in the Association's annual February swap meet is no small task...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 251,257 reads 0 comments

  14. Reassessing the Best and Worst Contracts from 2016 NBA Offseason

    Almost every contract handed out over the NBA 's offseason was subject to fits of shock followed by sweeping declarations, both good and bad. Not all of those initial reactions hold up more than halfway through the 2016-17 campaign...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 135,260 reads 0 comments

  15. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Washington Wizards Emerging as Dark Horse Out East

    The Washington Wizards are officially rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling. Seriously: Big ups to these Wizards for letting us quote Limp Bizkit...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 28,004 reads 0 comments

  16. 2017 NBA Trade Rumors: Buying or Selling the Latest Potential Deals

    Feel that? It's a rush of wind generated by the NBA 's fast-approaching Feb. 23 trade deadline. Before we let it sweep us off our feet, there are potential deals to discuss...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 179,579 reads 0 comments

  17. Big Man Power Rankings: Is Joel Embiid Really the NBA's Most Skilled?

    James Harden is ready to crown Joel Embiid the king of NBA big men. "Offensively, he's just skilled, man," Harden said in a postgame interview Friday. "He's probably the most skilled big man we have in this league, man...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 130,603 reads 0 comments

  18. 2017 NBA All-Star Game: Biggest Snubs Among Reserve Picks

    The 2017 NBA All-Star rosters are officially official ! Let us tip our caps and brimmed beanies to those who will partake in New Orleans' superstar exhibition on Feb. 19. And now that we've paid our obligatory reverence...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 125,371 reads 0 comments

  19. Ranking the NBA's 20 Best Twitter Accounts

    NBA Twitter is an awesome place to be—provided you're following the right people. Ranking the league's best accounts demanded an incredibly scientific and arduous process: ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 44,790 reads 0 comments

  20. Toronto Raptors Slipping at the Wrong Time and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    The Toronto Raptors sure picked a bad time for their quasi-downward spiral. On the heels of Tuesday night's 108-106 letdown to the San Antonio Spurs' B-team, the Raptors now own the league's longest active losing streak with four games...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 22,182 reads 0 comments

  21. NBA at Midseason: 10 Most Surprising Players in 2016-17 So Far

    Which NBA players have spent the first half of the season annihilating expectations and surprising the living bajeebus out of us hoops heads? I'm so glad you asked...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 67,152 reads 0 comments

  22. Grading Every 2017 NBA All-Star Game Starter Selection

    The NBA 's fans, players and media members have spoken, and the results are in: We have our official starting lineups for the 2017 All-Star Game. Keep the cork in those champagne bottles, though...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 153,488 reads 327 comments

  23. 10 NBA Players Most Deserving of Their 1st All-Star Nods

    To paraphrase the Blink-182 song "Dammit": To earn your first NBA All-Star bid, well, I guess this is growing up...

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  24. Ranking the NBA's Best Current Feuds

    As Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook prepare to square off for only the second time in their careers, we're reminded that the NBA needs more totally awesome player and team feuds...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 58,945 reads 52 comments

  25. Ranking the Most Underrated 2017 NBA All-Star Game Candidates

    Some NBA All-Star candidates don't receive enough love. This is a bizarre concept to ponder: Merely being considered for February's showcase implies a player is near the top of his game...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 47,410 reads 117 comments