1. Rockets vs. Warriors: Analysis, Predictions for Western Conference Finals Game 1

    Two playoff rounds of varying difficulty later, the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets are here, in the Western Conference Finals, preparing for Game 1 and looking to close the distance between themselves and an NBA Finals berth...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 4,490 reads 6 comments

  2. Unfair but True: Chris Paul Needs Game 7 Win to Salvage Playoff Legacy

    Chris Paul needs a Game 7 victory over the Houston Rockets to slay the narrative about his postseason failings once and for all...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 40,470 reads 148 comments

  3. Josh Smith Shuts Up Critics with Heroic Game 6 Performance

    Josh Smith just saved the Houston Rockets ' season. Read that again, and then again. And then read it once more still. Josh Smith just saved the Houston Rockets' season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 149,758 reads 379 comments

  4. NBA Stars-in-Waiting Guaranteed to Blossom Next Season

    Make room, NBA stars. There are more of you coming. Every season brings with it new stars—young players who prove their mettle and transition into fully fledged stardom or at least take a dip in the stars-only pool...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 43,086 reads 153 comments

  5. How Long Until Los Angeles Clippers' Fatal Flaw Exposes the Team?

    Lost in the thrill of a few electrifying efforts from Austin Rivers and blowout victories over the Houston Rockets is something the Los Angeles Clippers can only rise above for so long: a supporting cast problem...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 39,303 reads 68 comments

  6. Critical Bulls-Cavs Game 6 Comes Back to Derrick Rose vs. LeBron James

    Game 6 between the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers is bigger than any one or two players. Unless, of course, those one or two players are LeBron James and Derrick Rose ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 19,025 reads 144 comments

  7. 2015 NBA Free Agency: Predicting the 5 Biggest Busts and Potential Destinations

    Some NBA free agents just aren't worth the contracts they'll command. Consider yourself and your favorite team warned. Overpaying for talent is an ever-present offseason danger...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 55,653 reads 117 comments

  8. Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade Pairing Ready to Shine for Miami Heat Next Season

    Goran Dragic and Dwyane Wade are the backcourt foundation upon which the Miami Heat must build. Rebuild, that is...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 27,397 reads 105 comments

  9. Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Who Has the Edge in Best-of-3 Series?

    Game-winners, injuries, teetering momentum and generally hard-to-watch basketball have the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers here, each scrambling for a measurable edge over the other, their best-of-seven series now a best of-three affair...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 89,999 reads 484 comments

  10. Ranking Most Intriguing Remaining NBA Title Matchups

    Dreamers of NBA Finals matchups , assemble! As the second round of the playoffs inches toward the conference finals, there is only a limited amount of time left to bask in the fantasy of all possible championship clashes...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 35,430 reads 174 comments

  11. Best Action Plan for Every Top 2015 NBA Free Agent

    Forget about the NBA playoffs. Enough time is being devoted to the Association's title chases, while not enough manpower is being spent making decisions on behalf of this summer's top free agents...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 28,975 reads 109 comments

  12. John Wall's Injury Puts Washington Wizards in Desperation Mode

    John Wall 's injury changes everything for the Washington Wizards . Further examinations of the All-Star point guard's left hand and wrist have revealed that he's suffering from five non-displaced fractures, according to Monumental Network ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 51,649 reads 120 comments

  13. Winners and Losers of the 2015 NBA Playoffs So Far

    We are still waiting for the NBA playoffs to crown a champion. We needn't wait any longer for it to yield a sizable collection of winners and losers...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 46,747 reads 102 comments

  14. Is Karl-Anthony Towns or Jahlil Okafor a Better Fit for New York Knicks' Future?

    Jahlil Okafor and Karl-Anthony Towns are both pivotal to the New York Knicks ' big picture, even if their big picture doesn't include either draft prospect...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 4,951 reads 17 comments

  15. Can't Deny It: Golden State Warriors Are Undisputed 2015 NBA Title Front-Runners

    The Golden State Warriors are NBA title favorites and it's not even kind-of-sort-of close. This is not a jumps-off-the-page-and-beats-you-senseless stance...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 48,558 reads 321 comments

  16. Numbers Say Tim Duncan Has Plenty Left in the Tank, Even at 39

    Sales pitches are part and parcel of the NBA offseason. Most of the time, they're used to recruit and retain free agents. In some cases, a la Kevin Love and LeBron James in 2014, they're a means to push blockbuster trades through ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 10,017 reads 56 comments

  17. Spurs and Clippers Enter Pivotal Game 7 Fighting for More Than Playoff Survival

    There is more at stake in the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers' series-deciding Game 7 Saturday night than the rights to a deeper playoff push. Make no mistake: The deeper playoff push matters...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 14,556 reads 56 comments

  18. NBA Playoffs 2015: The 8 Best Individual Battles in the Opening Round so Far

    Individual matchups make the NBA playoffs go round. The first segment of the 2015 postseason is drawing to a close, and while its departure is bittersweet, it leaves us with a great many memories to hold near and dear...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 29,529 reads 80 comments

  19. Do San Antonio Spurs or Los Angeles Clippers Have the Edge Entering Huge Game 7?

    Hopefully you're in the mood for more of the Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs, because that's exactly what's on the menu...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 72,135 reads 347 comments

  20. LaMarcus Aldridge or Marc Gasol: Which Star Should NY Knicks Covet More?

    Congratulations, LaMarcus Aldridge and Marc Gasol . You're the next contestants on "Which Superstar Free Agent Is Worthy of Saving the New York Knicks?" As the NBA playoffs ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 18,134 reads 81 comments

  21. How Billy Donovan Can Succeed Where Scott Brooks Didn't for OKC Thunder

    In what is becoming a common theme for first-time NBA head coaches, Billy Donovan joins the Oklahoma City Thunder without the prospect of a honeymoon or grace period, inheriting ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 13,862 reads 24 comments

  22. The Time for Dwight Howard to Win an NBA Title Is Now

    Dwight Howard 's NBA title window is not forever. Dating back to the early stages of the 2014 offseason, there existed serious doubt as to whether he was operating with an open window at all...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 12,446 reads 92 comments

  23. Which NBA Team Has the Best Shot at Making Playoff History in 2015?

    There is, in fact, a silver lining to the first-round deficits that the Milwaukee Bucks and Portland Trail Blazers face: Each team has a chance to make NBA playoff history. To assume this stance is to push the boundaries of optimism...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 30,475 reads 97 comments

  24. Brooklyn Nets Have Golden Opportunity to Play 2015 Postseason Spoiler

    Every year, without fail, at least one potential postseason spoiler is born during the first round of the NBA playoffs...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 14,429 reads 35 comments

  25. Washington Wizards Roll into 2nd Round Dangerous and Revitalized

    All these months later, even after a first-round sweep of the Toronto Raptors , the Washington Wizards are still walking that fine line between legitimate playoff threat and blip on the NBA postseason radar...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 16,472 reads 60 comments