1. Rudy Gobert Absolutely Belongs in Defensive Player of the Year Conversation

    Rudy Gobert has all the makings of a perennial Defensive Player of the Year candidate. Such distinctions are difficult to earn...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 18 days ago 8,573 reads 37 comments

  2. The Biggest Question Remaining for Every 2015 NBA Title Contender to Answer

    This deep into the NBA season, every team is still trying to answer its fair share of unresolved questions. Even title contenders. These questions can be anything. They range from inconsequential afterthoughts to dire dilemmas...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 18 days ago 17,344 reads 137 comments

  3. How Far Can the Washington Wizards Fall?

    There are limits to how far the fast-fading Washington Wizards can fall. But only because the NBA season doesn't last forever...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 19 days ago 11,786 reads 53 comments

  4. James Harden Makes Bold Statement and Other Friday NBA Takeaways

    James Harden has a poignant message for the rest of the NBA . I'm here, too. It's been a weird week for Harden...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 21 days ago 36,029 reads 214 comments

  5. 2014-15 NBA Awards: Handing Out the Hardware to League's Young Guns

    These are lawless times we live in, folks. The NBA handed all five of the Atlanta Hawks' starters Eastern Conference Player of the Month honors for January, showing a complete, albeit truly awesome, disregard for the rules...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 21 days ago 53,870 reads 143 comments

  6. Can the Dallas Mavericks Regain Offensive Brilliance in Time for NBA Playoffs?

    Following a game in which the Portland Trail Blazers saw Wesley Matthews leave with a torn left Achilles tendon , it's the Dallas Mavericks who are left lamenting an even bigger ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 22 days ago 9,748 reads 99 comments

  7. The Argument for Every Top-5 Point Guard as NBA's Point God

    This just in: There are a lot of unfathomably talented point guards in the NBA . Let's talk about them—five of them, to be exact. What follows isn't your average attempt to assign status...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 22 days ago 35,432 reads 274 comments

  8. Are the New York Knicks Asking Carmelo Anthony to Be Someone He's Not?

    All these years later, with mountains of evidence to the contrary, the New York Knicks are still hoping there's more to Carmelo Anthony . This is a familiar trope, one that seems reasonable at certain times, hyperbolic at others...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 23 days ago 17,682 reads 143 comments

  9. The Most Statistically Clutch NBA Player at Every Position

    Debates that aim to identify the NBA 's most clutch players continue to rage on. We're here to end them—for this season at least. Clutch is a word with many meanings...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 23 days ago 84,529 reads 262 comments

  10. Was Brian Shaw Just a Scapegoat for Denver Nuggets Front Office?

    Nearly two full seasons into a drastic and unforeseen demise, the Denver Nuggets have decided to hold head coach Brian Shaw accountable for all their misgivings. That includes any mistakes their front office made...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 25 days ago 27,660 reads 114 comments

  11. Are Golden State Warriors Bored or Breaking Down?

    Just when we're ready to crown the Golden State Warriors kings of everything, they appear human, emerging from the NBA 's All-Star break worse for wear, seemingly bending to the austerity of an 82-game season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 25 days ago 5,339 reads 8 comments

  12. 5 Stars Who Could Be Worth Trading the No. 1 Pick in 2015 NBA Draft

    Last year's top NBA draft pick, Andrew Wiggins, was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a deal for Kevin Love. It was weird. Let's get weird again. Instant turnarounds are still a priority in today's NBA...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 25 days ago 36,594 reads 108 comments

  13. NBA Awards Odds 2014-15: Predicting Who Will Take Home the Hardware

    Superlative season is here. This side of the NBA 's All-Star exhibition and trade deadline, two things take center stage without much resistance: postseason pushes and awards races...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 26 days ago 211,595 reads 560 comments

  14. DeMarcus Cousins Should Be This Offseason's Prize on the Trade Market

    DeMarcus Cousins deserves a change of scenery, a seeming necessity the Sacramento Kings may be prepared to facilitate by way of offseason hysteria. So, trade. Trade rumblings do not abide by a league-imposed deadline...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 28 days ago 6,895 reads 32 comments

  15. Cleveland Cavaliers Seem Destined for East's No. 2 Seed

    It wasn't long ago that the Cleveland Cavaliers ' season was lurching toward emphatic disappointment. Their roster was uneven, their record unsightly, their championship hopes fading, their Big Three experiment failing...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 29 days ago 9,063 reads 20 comments

  16. Is There a Future for Both Reggie Jackson and Brandon Jennings with the Pistons?

    Stan Van Gundy has traded the Detroit Pistons into a point guard logjam. After swinging a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder for Reggie Jackson ahead of the Feb...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 29 days ago 7,227 reads 30 comments

  17. Michael Beasley Facing Final Chance to Revive NBA Career with Miami Heat

    Michael Beasley is getting a second chance. Again. For the last time. The Miami Heat announced on Thursday that they signed Beasley to a 10-day contract...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 29 days ago 21,311 reads 63 comments

  18. Top Priority for Every NBA Team for Stretch Run of the 2014-15 Season

    This is it, kids: The NBA 's stretch run is upon us. It's hard to believe the regular season is already winding down, but here we are, streaking toward the playoffs, equal parts ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 29 days ago 1,744 reads 15 comments

  19. Oklahoma City Thunder Making Mockery of Battle for West's No. 8 Seed

    Kevin Durant 's latest injury is a setback that will not prevent the Oklahoma City Thunder from moving forward. Per a team announcement on Sunday, Durant underwent a procedure to replace the screw in his surgically repaired right foot...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 35,464 reads 72 comments

  20. Ranking James Harden's Nasty Crossover on Ricky Rubio Among Season's Top 10

    James Harden mopped the floor with Ricky Rubio in the Houston Rockets' 113-102 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. Literally...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 29,748 reads 63 comments

  21. Knicks Must Play Carmelo Anthony at Power Forward Following Return from Injury

    Carmelo Anthony 's injury needs to be a final wake-up call for the New York Knicks . Power forward is where he belongs...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 10,974 reads 95 comments

  22. Laying Out 2015 MVP Cases for NBA's Top Candidates

    Say goodbye to NBA trade deadlines and All-Star discussions. The MVP debate takes precedence now. Almost 75 percent of the way through the regular season, a clear catalog of candidates has emerged...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 111,081 reads 344 comments

  23. 6 Teams That Still Need to Make a Move Following the 2015 NBA Trade Deadline

    Pat yourself on the back, loyal NBA fan. You survived a crazy and confusing trade deadline. Feel free to kick back, pop a squat and relax for a moment. Moment's over...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 60,487 reads 83 comments

  24. Wizards Still Trying to Give John Wall What Kyrie Irving Has with Cavs

    Individual comparisons of Kyrie Irving and John Wall are relics of the recent past , their shelf life having reached expiration the moment LeBron James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 1,713 reads 3 comments

  25. NBA Trade Deadline 2015 Tracker: Updates, Reaction and Analysis

    It's been real folks. Real crazy. The NBA 's Feb. 19 trade deadline is dead and done. It came and went in a haze of blockbuster trades, multi-team deals and rumors unfulfilled...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 850,099 reads 869 comments