1. 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 1 month ago 32,125 reads 124 comments

  2. 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 1 month ago 39,267 reads 70 comments

  3. 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 1 month ago 63,551 reads 262 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 170,250 reads 541 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 30,904 reads 50 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 1,847 reads 10 comments

  7. 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 1 month ago 8,854 reads 35 comments

  8. 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 1 month ago 13,193 reads 34 comments

  9. How Much Money Is Eric Bledsoe Worth to Phoenix Suns' Future?

    In this battle of wills and dollar bills between Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns , something and someone has to give. It will be the Suns. Quite literally, they'll have to give Bledsoe a lot of money...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 7,136 reads 50 comments

  10. 2014 NBA Lottery Teams Under Most Pressure to Make Playoffs Next Season

    Not all post-lottery campaigns are created equal. Certain NBA lottery teams prepare for their next season fully aware things aren't getting any better. Perhaps they've improved...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 12,045 reads 87 comments

  11. 2014-15 NBA Season Will Show Miami Heat the Real Value of Chris Bosh

    Of all the risks Pat Riley and the Miami Heat have taken in the wake of LeBron James' departure, none are bigger than the investment they're making, and the faith they're placing, in Chris Bosh ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 5,476 reads 27 comments

  12. 5 Challenges Byron Scott Faces as Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach

    Challenges aren't hard to come by for Los Angeles Lakers head coaches. Byron Scott just has the pleasure—or displeasure—of facing more than usual...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 27,551 reads 61 comments

  13. Why Cleveland Cavaliers Should Think Twice About Completing Kevin Love Trade

    Turning back is still an option for the Cleveland Cavaliers . Kevin Love 's arrival has been deemed imminent. Sources tossed around words like "inevitable" and "when"—not "if"—while speaking with ESPN...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 40,243 reads 179 comments

  14. How Long Will It Take for Miami Heat to Become a Real Threat Again?

    Replacing LeBron James isn't possible. There is no substitute for the NBA 's best player, a common concept that undoubtedly reads like a broken record and has been reiterated over and over...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 20,678 reads 44 comments

  15. NBA's Embarrassment of Point Guard Riches on Full Display During FIBA Tryouts

    Team USA may lack size ahead of the FIBA World Cup. It may have a dearth of true low-post scorers. It will most definitely be without some familiar faces, be it by choice or necessity...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 19,365 reads 86 comments

  16. Would Trade to Timberwolves Jump-Start or Stall Andrew Wiggins' Development?

    Somewhere within the depths of Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers trade rumors lies Andrew Wiggins ' future development and how it relates to the outcome of incessant chatter...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 13,423 reads 43 comments

  17. Are NBA Restricted Free Agents Losing Leverage?

    Leverage is hard to come by in NBA restricted free agency. For the players, that is. Teams have plenty of it. They are the clout-carrying figures of this entire process, manipulating the outcome from start to finish...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 22,005 reads 53 comments

  18. Derrick Rose: On Comeback Scale of 1-10, Says He's '11'

    Derrick Rose likes to go off script. Or, he's just really confident in himself. Asked about his latest return, Rose answered in typical Rose fashion, per Bulls...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 49,734 reads 168 comments

  19. Kevin Love-Cavs Trade Would Greatly Up the Ante for All Involved

    Acquiring Kevin Love is just the beginning for the Cleveland Cavaliers . League insiders told ESPN...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 11,082 reads 54 comments

  20. Eric Bledsoe Trade Coming Back to Haunt Los Angeles Clippers

    Worse than the trade an NBA team never makes is the one it never should have made (or one it made too early). The Los Angeles Clippers are finding this out the hard way...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 17,422 reads 48 comments

  21. Should Los Angeles Lakers Take Gamble on Michael Beasley?

    Michael Beasley is the proud owner of unlimited opportunities. The oft-embattled swingman has made a career out of second and third and fourth—you get the point—chances, ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 2,982 reads 93 comments

  22. How Derrick Rose Can Silence His Critics Once and for All

    Fifty. That's the number of games—playoffs and regular season— Derrick Rose has appeared in since his 2010-11 NBA MVP campaign. And that's not a lot...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 7,818 reads 36 comments

  23. Carmelo Anthony's 2014-15 Campaign Will Shape New York Knicks' Future

    Carmelo Anthony has made his decision, earning the faith and money of a New York Knicks franchise that has everything riding on his performance next season. No pressure, though, Melo ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 14,253 reads 78 comments

  24. Jim Boeheim: Derrick Rose Has Been 'Most Impressive Guy' at USA FIBA Practice

    If USA Basketball practices accurately predict the future, Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls are approaching a very productive 2014-15 campaign. Rose continues to make headlines for his play as Team USA gears up for the FIBA World Cup...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 80,210 reads 321 comments

  25. How Los Angeles Lakers Should Want Kevin Love Trade Saga to Play Out

    Rumor by rumor, the Los Angeles Lakers find themselves more and more displaced from the Kevin Love sweepstakes, a feeding frenzy they were supposed to conquer. And still can...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 41,090 reads 51 comments