1. Predicting the Next Wave of Future Max-Contract NBA Stars

    Form an orderly queue, folks. It's time to meet and greet the NBA 's millionaires and, in some cases, hundred-millionaires of tomorrow...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 40,221 reads 95 comments

  2. Have Phoenix Suns Hit a Wall?

    Over the last year and change, the Phoenix Suns have gone from darling to disappointment, their standing within the Western Conference an unremitting roller coaster, their immediate future an open-ended mystery...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 3,377 reads 14 comments

  3. Why Russell Westbrook Already Belongs in the NBA MVP Conversation

    Russell Westbrook 's player stock undergoes transformations almost yearly, having been underestimated and overstated, revered and rebuked, defended and dismembered...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 10,467 reads 60 comments

  4. Miami Heat Could Be Dark-Horse Trade Destination for Pistons' Greg Monroe

    Greg Monroe might want to start thinking about how he would look in Miami Heat red and black. Stocking up on shorts wouldn't be a bad idea either. Call it a precautionary investment...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 24,366 reads 61 comments

  5. The NBA's Biggest Busts So Far This Season

    Busted! Try as the NBA 's underachievers might to sneak by unnoticed, they just can't. We have a sixth, bust-detecting sense when it comes to this stuff. And it's exploding at the moment...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 45,071 reads 125 comments

  6. Best Potential Candidates to Replace Fired Mike Malone for Sacramento Kings

    Mike Malone 's brief tenure with the Sacramento Kings has abruptly reached its conclusion, so the search for his replacement must begin now. Or later. Whenever, really...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 22,000 reads 44 comments

  7. Best Potential Trade Packages, Scenarios and Landing Spots for Lance Stephenson

    Merry Lance Stephenson Can Be Traded From the Charlotte Hornets Day! Midnight on Dec. 15 has come and gone, which means the struggling shooting guard can officially be dealt from the team that signed him this past summer...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 76,338 reads 145 comments

  8. With Michael Jordan Down, Who's Next for Kobe Bryant in Scoring Climb?

    Hasta la vista, Michael Jordan. Kobe Bryant has other NBA giants to catch. Like Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Possibly. Not one for harping on accomplishments passed, Bryant is undoubtedly done looking at Jordan...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 32,074 reads 50 comments

  9. The 10 Biggest Storylines Dominating the NBA at the Quarter-Season Mark

    Quarter-season NBA marks are big. Now is the time things start falling into place. The Western Conference playoff picture begins to take shape, while the Eastern Conference playoff picture continues hurting your eyes...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 26,102 reads 32 comments

  10. Report: Carmelo Anthony Will Waive No-Trade Clause If NY Knicks Find Right Deal

    Twenty. That's the number of losses it's taken for Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks to wind up here, at an apparent impasse, where the threat of trade rumors looms large...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 72,226 reads 113 comments

  11. Point Guard Kobe Bryant Sums Up Everything Wrong with Los Angeles Lakers

    All these years later, months removed from injury rehabilitation, speeding toward the end of his NBA career, Kobe Bryant is still viewed as this immortal lifeline the Los Angeles Lakers can exploit and exhaust to their liking...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 13,306 reads 57 comments

  12. NBA Record Watch at the Quarter-Season Mark

    Most NBA records are just waiting to be shattered. By Anthony Davis. The impressive ones, anyway. More seriously, most records are built to fall. Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game isn't one of them, but other exceptions are rare...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 1,552 reads 3 comments

  13. How to Complete the Minnesota Timberwolves' Rebuild in 2 Easy Steps

    Almost every rebuilding NBA team reaches a point when it must stop, look at the roster and shout "Hey! We're rebuilding!" from the tops of mountains, skyscrapers or executive bow front desks...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 11,178 reads 41 comments

  14. Breaking Down the Numbers Behind New York Knicks' Dismal 2014-15 Start

    Alarming trends are emerging in the Big Apple, where the New York Knicks continue to lose games in every way imaginable...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 3,063 reads 9 comments

  15. Carmelo Anthony and New York Knicks Are Reportedly Infighting

    Stuck in the throes of a franchise-worst start , the 4-19 New York Knicks aren't doling out smiles or hugs among one another. Go figure. Losing breeds infighting. The Knicks have done a lot of losing...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 107,446 reads 263 comments

  16. Grading Every 1st-Year NBA Coach at 2014-15 Quarter-Season Mark

    First-year NBA coaching report cards are en route. You are now free to back off the edge of your seat. Nine first-year coaches are haunting the sidelines in 2014-15. This is not to be confused with nine new-to-the-NBA head honchos...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 31,213 reads 56 comments

  17. Byron Scott Facing Same Old Problems as Mike D'Antoni and Mike Brown

    Byron Scott is no different than Mike D'Antoni and Mike Brown, his two predecessors. Both inevitably crashed and burned amid substandard results that didn't measure up to the Los Angeles Lakers ' disproportionate expectations...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 7,599 reads 51 comments

  18. 6 NBA Teams Entering Make-or-Break Territory at NBA's Quarter-Season Mark

    Whoa, the 2014-15 NBA regular season is 25 percent of the way there. Not even Bon Jovi can believe it. Quarter-season marks aren't typically celebrated...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 31,494 reads 73 comments

  19. Stephen Curry Defends Mark Jackson, Calls Owner's Comments a 'Distraction'

    Stephen Curry still has Mark Jackson's back. It's been months since the Golden State Warriors canned Jackson...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 29,161 reads 90 comments

  20. Is Rajon Rondo Making Case to Stay with Celtics or Just Raising Trade Value?

    Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics are nearing a somewhat familiar fork in the road. Long the rumor-mill hub, Rondo continues to register splashy stat lines that are valuable both inside and outside the organization...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 5,857 reads 21 comments

  21. Are LA Lakers or Boston Celtics the Better Free-Agent Fit for Rajon Rondo?

    In due time, Rajon Rondo will have a decision to make. Does he remain with the Boston Celtics, the team that drafted him and is now deep into an extensive rebuild? Or does he ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 14,178 reads 136 comments

  22. The 1 Trade Target Every NBA Contender Should Consider Adding

    Championship-chasing NBA teams need help too. Most of the time devoted to trade speculation is spent on floundering and fringe squads that need significant upgrades in order to take the next required step...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 34,409 reads 75 comments

  23. Are Brooklyn Nets Ready to Blow Up Overpriced Core?

    It's a tale almost as old Mikhail Prokhorov's NBA ownership tenure. The Brooklyn Nets are overpaying for an on-court product that has already reached its apex...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 5,836 reads 17 comments

  24. Jordan Hill Stepping Up Yet Again for Los Angeles Lakers

    Jordan Hill is coming up huge for a Los Angeles Lakers contingent that is forced to find silver linings in small victories. A time-thwarting performance from Kobe Bryant . A burst of explosion from Ed Davis...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 12,035 reads 40 comments

  25. Who Has Had the More Successful Return: Derrick Rose or Kobe Bryant?

    Derrick Rose and Kobe Bryant are not united by age or roles or even team circumstances. By most measurements, they're vastly different—two different players from two separate eras traveling divergent paths...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 34,205 reads 149 comments