1. Can Russell Westbrook Save Thunder's Season Without Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka?

    If the Oklahoma City Thunder intend to save their season, they'll have to hope Russell Westbrook can do it on his own, without the help of Kevin Durant or Serge Ibaka ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 12,717 reads 72 comments

  2. Pelicans Playoff Berth Would Pave Way for Anthony Davis to Make MVP History

    History tells us that Anthony Davis' MVP case, tall though it stands, is marching fruitlessly forward, resting on a whim so impossibly small it may not actually exist...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 4,796 reads 16 comments

  3. What Else Does James Harden Have to Do to Prove He's NBA's Most Valuable Player?

    With five players firmly entrenched in the NBA 's MVP race, it's been impossible for one to create separation from the pack, to gain anything more than a temporary edge over a historically deep field...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 45,538 reads 483 comments

  4. Meet the NBA's New Wave of Underrated Studs

    Move aside, perpetually underrated NBA players. There's a new crop of talent waiting to be mistakenly undervalued. Rarely is there a dramatic changing of the guard in the Association's underappreciated ranks...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 36,225 reads 97 comments

  5. Utah Jazz Becoming NBA's Poster Child for Organic Rebuilds

    At any given moment, for any given NBA team, there are numerous ways to rebuild, some of which are more successful than others...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 6,552 reads 25 comments

  6. Atlanta Hawks Can Make Statement Against Stacked Golden State Warriors

    As a regular season packed with championship statement-making victories and feats nears completion, the Atlanta Hawks can still deliver one last declaration against the Golden State Warriors...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 11,069 reads 46 comments

  7. Ranking the Top 25 NBA Players Who Could Still Be Playing College Ball

    Certain NBA players are able to watch the NCAA's March Madness unfold with intense feelings of longing, a single, pressing thought piercing through their brains. This could have been me...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 38,239 reads 101 comments

  8. The Biggest Hurdle for Every 2015 NBA MVP Candidate to Winning the Award

    More than 75 percent of the NBA 's regular season is in the books, which means it's time to rain reality down on every MVP candidate's parade. Finding contenders for the league's highest individual honor isn't especially difficult...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 13,156 reads 34 comments

  9. The Problem with New York Knicks Trading Their 2015 1st-Round Draft Pick

    There is nothing inherently wrong with the New York Knicks wanting or being open to trading their 2015 first-round draft pick...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 34,506 reads 208 comments

  10. The Biggest 2015 Offseason Priority for Every Lottery-Bound NBA Team

    Some NBA teams are already thinking about the offseason. Many of these squads have no choice. They're lottery locks with nothing else to play for, other than pingpong balls...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 64,154 reads 157 comments

  11. Thursday NBA Roundup: Rudy Gobert Putting Upstart Utah Jazz Back on the Map

    Rudy Gobert is going places, and he's taking the Utah Jazz with him. That much has become clear over last few weeks...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 21,197 reads 111 comments

  12. The NBA MVP of Every Age Group

    Why have only one NBA MVP when we can have 20? The actual MVP chase is both heating up and becoming tired at the same time...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 43,211 reads 166 comments

  13. NBA Superstar Rankings 2015: MVP Firmly Up for Grabs Heading into Home Stretch

    The NBA 's superstar bandwagon is now boarding. So, too, is the bus to League MVP-ville. It's been a while since we last checked in on the Association's top 10 megastars. Bleacher Report's Adam Fromal tackled the task on Feb...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 19,283 reads 164 comments

  14. 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 1 month ago 8,967 reads 37 comments

  15. 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 1 month ago 17,385 reads 137 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 11,868 reads 53 comments

  17. 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 1 month ago 36,087 reads 214 comments

  18. 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 1 month ago 53,968 reads 143 comments

  19. 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 1 month ago 9,772 reads 99 comments

  20. 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 1 month ago 35,897 reads 275 comments

  21. 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 1 month ago 17,851 reads 143 comments

  22. 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 1 month ago 85,354 reads 262 comments

  23. 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 1 month ago 27,685 reads 114 comments

  24. 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 1 month ago 5,377 reads 8 comments

  25. 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 1 month ago 36,776 reads 108 comments