1. 10 NBA Players Whose Stocks Are on the Rise Entering 2014-15

    Certain NBA player stocks are on the rise. Reconfigure your 401k and IRA portfolios accordingly. Optimism is available in excess this time of year, during the preseason, before ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 32,073 reads 62 comments

  2. Trey Burke Will Be the Next Point Guard to Burst onto National NBA Radar

    Trey Burke isn't a point guard who incites national zeal, or talk of the Utah Jazz 's long-awaited resurgence, or far-flung debates that aim to understand where he ranks among the NBA 's bottomless stable of floor generals...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 6,186 reads 15 comments

  3. Knicks' Porous Defense Puts Pressure on New York to Perfect Triangle Offense

    New things aren't always shiny. Sometimes they're unpolished, raw and ineffective. The New York Knicks defense is the latter...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 2,093 reads 13 comments

  4. 5 NBA Teams That Will Greatly Exceed Expectations During 2014-15 Season

    Quick, grab your glass-half-full-seeing goggles. Optimistic NBA projections are among us. Preseason predictions aren't inflexible doctrines. Many of them are overly harsh...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 57,798 reads 122 comments

  5. Chicago Bulls Are Cleveland Cavaliers' Biggest Threat to Winning NBA Title

    Cautious optimism does little to lower the Cleveland Cavaliers ' immediate ceiling. Most of the obstacles standing between them and an NBA title aren't, despite LeBron James' pleas to the contrary, real problems...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 38,944 reads 135 comments

  6. How Can the Los Angeles Lakers Solve Their Obvious 3-Point Problem?

    Acceptance is the first step to self-correction. The Los Angeles Lakers have a three-point shooting issue...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 2,362 reads 6 comments

  7. Carmelo Anthony Needs Second Superstar to Fulfill Full Potential

    Carmelo Anthony still needs help. Superstar help. Phil Jackson can change the New York Knicks ' coach. He can change the point guard. He can change the culture and system...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 15,259 reads 123 comments

  8. 1 Reason We Should Be Pumped to Watch Every NBA Team in 2014-15

    Hoops heads round the world, get pumped. Real, live, meaningful regular-season NBA action is almost here. And it comes bearing happiness. For everyone...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 173,200 reads 176 comments

  9. New NBA TV Deal Offers 2015 Restricted Free Agents Unique Leverage

    Navigating restricted free agency has always been a leverage-free endeavor for NBA players who, for the most part, find themselves at the mercy of incumbent teams and offer sheets that don't come...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 16,871 reads 25 comments

  10. Should Quincy Acy Start at Power Forward for NY Knicks?

    Quincy Acy didn't join the New York Knicks under any ill-considered illusions. He wasn't in town, wearing orange and blue, to compete for a starting job...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 14,855 reads 86 comments

  11. NBA Preseason Performances That Won't Carry into Regular Season

    Exhibition NBA games aren't empty, pointless exercises in nothing. They matter. But they can be misleading...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 17,961 reads 38 comments

  12. 5 Reasons Jeremy Lin Should Be Los Angeles Lakers' Starting Point Guard

    Selecting a starting point guard figured to be an issue for the Los Angeles Lakers once upon a time. But not anymore. Jeremy Lin is the clear choice...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 25,688 reads 45 comments

  13. Why Ed Davis Needs to Play Major Role for Los Angeles Lakers

    Ed Davis ' time with the Los Angeles Lakers shouldn't be anything like his stint with the Memphis Grizzlies or even the Toronto Raptors . They actually need him. Inconsistent playing time has dogged Davis his entire career...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 15,441 reads 51 comments

  14. Are We Prematurely Crowning Giannis Antetokounmpo as NBA's Next Great Player?

    Optimistic outlooks often create premature NBA phenomenons, inflating immediate performances with trendy expectations belying experience and merit, manufacturing greatness that simultaneously idealizes and compromises budding promise...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 6,749 reads 19 comments

  15. New York Knicks Should End Andrea Bargnani Experiment for Good

    Andrea Bargnani has turned eight years of untapped potential and Teflon-thick expectations into an NBA career flush with constant reminders that, despite an infinite supply of mulligans, his star won't ever reach its projected ceiling...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 17,328 reads 52 comments

  16. Bradley Beal's Injury Paves Way for Paul Pierce to Play Featured Role Again

    Featured roles aren't a memento of Paul Pierce 's past just yet. If at any point he thought his time with the Washington Wizards would be a lesson in ancillary devices, Pierce was wrong...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 3,988 reads 9 comments

  17. 7 NBA Superstars Who Will Move Up the Ranks in 2014-15

    Imagine a world in which all NBA superstars were perceived as equals. Boring, right? All superstars aren't standing on level ground. They're different. Some are more talented than others...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 35,708 reads 163 comments

  18. Los Angeles Lakers Offer Jordan Hill Right Stage for True Breakout Season

    Plenty has been made of the Los Angeles Lakers ' 2014-15 campaign. From Kobe Bryant 's return and Julius Randle's arrival to Steve Nash's swan song and Jeremy Lin's latest career-defining crusade, there are pressing angles galore in Hollywood...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 2,221 reads 2 comments

  19. New York Knicks' Transition to New Era Will Be a Painful Process

    Not even the most basic basketball minds should have needed to see the New York Knicks ' first preseason game to know that the team's rise from clown to contender would include a lot of self-exacting pain...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 4,121 reads 13 comments

  20. Chris Bosh, Miami Heat Face Uphill Climb to Escape LeBron James' Shadow

    Life is drastically different for the Miami Heat , the defunct dynasty-seeker now headlined by Chris Bosh that—despite deft survival methods—faces an uphill climb out of the shadowy pit LeBron James ' exit consigned them to...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 2,290 reads 5 comments

  21. DeMarcus Cousins Is Blossoming into the Star We've All Been Waiting for

    DeMarcus Cousins can be difficult to like and even tougher to understand. He can be brash, impassioned and belligerent. He can be sullen, seemingly embittered and distant...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 3,617 reads 21 comments

  22. 5 NBA Superstars Who Could Sign Short-Term Contracts to Cash in Later

    Follow the money. It's a credo NBA free agents should, in theory, live by. Position yourself for the most lucrative payday possible. Go wherever the dollar signs take you—which, in this case, is summer 2016...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 22,650 reads 20 comments

  23. Los Angeles Lakers Offer Wesley Johnson Chance to Get NBA Career Back on Track

    Second chances are what you make of them, and Wesley Johnson has the opportunity to make his second go-round with the Los Angeles Lakers engender something other than disappointment and squandered expectations...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 8,935 reads 5 comments

  24. Move to Pistons' Super-Sub Role Could Jump-Start Josh Smith's Stalled NBA Career

    Demotions aren't all bad. Josh Smith spent all of last season languishing within the Detroit Pistons ' space-sapping starting lineup, where his performance was unbecoming of the almost-All-Star who haunted the hardwood with the Atlanta Hawks ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 2,739 reads 19 comments

  25. The NBA's Best Franchise Building Blocks at Every Position

    Starting from scratch can be the scourge of an NBA team's existence. Unless they have someone who makes starting over worth the wait and headaches it brings. Rebuilding a team from the ground up takes a lot of things...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 38,792 reads 205 comments