1. 10 NBA Players Most Deserving of Their 1st All-Star Nods

    To paraphrase the Blink-182 song "Dammit": To earn your first NBA All-Star bid, well, I guess this is growing up...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 52,408 reads 110 comments

  2. Ranking the NBA's Best Current Feuds

    As Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook prepare to square off for only the second time in their careers, we're reminded that the NBA needs more totally awesome player and team feuds...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 58,953 reads 52 comments

  3. Ranking the Most Underrated 2017 NBA All-Star Game Candidates

    Some NBA All-Star candidates don't receive enough love. This is a bizarre concept to ponder: Merely being considered for February's showcase implies a player is near the top of his game...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 47,436 reads 117 comments

  4. Ranking the Most Overrated 2017 NBA All-Star Game Candidates

    Assembling an indefensible NBA All-Star roster is ridiculously hard. Even when people call out snubs, they struggle to name who those snubs should replace...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 161,981 reads 242 comments

  5. How DeMarcus Cousins and Sacramento Kings Can Renew Their Vows and Make It Work

    DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings were supposed to enter the 2016-17 NBA season on divergent timelines. Cousins was the 26-year-old superstar — equal parts savior and enfant terrible — gearing up for 2018 free agency...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 14,812 reads 34 comments

  6. NBA Offseason Review: Looking Back at the Biggest Deals and Signings

    Already forgotten all the mayhem from the NBA 's offseason? Probably, but you shouldn't have. Yesterday is critical to whatever you see today. We've had a half-season to monitor the league's most lucrative free-agent signings and acquisitions...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 28,918 reads 65 comments

  7. 2017 NBA Trade Deadline: 10 Early Predictions

    Never let anyone tell you it's too early to dream about the intrigue and bedlam that await at the NBA 's trade deadline. More than a month stands between us and the league's Feb...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 128,477 reads 106 comments

  8. Report Card Grades for Every NBA Team Entering 2016-17 Season's Midway Point

    Sometimes, it's hard to believe the 2016-17 NBA season is roughly halfway gone. But then you realize how many hot takes we've all developed since opening night, at which point it becomes totally believable...

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  9. NBA Trade Deadline 2017: Ranking the 10 Most Coveted Players on the Trade Block

    It's important not to waste time when journeying down trade-machine rabbit holes. Rather than randomly tinkering with the NBA 's competitive landscape prior to the Feb. 23 trade deadline, you need to have a central focus...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 59,187 reads 53 comments

  10. Brooklyn Nets' Top Trade Chip Holding Up His End of Bargain

    BROOKLYN, New York — It's the morning of the Brooklyn Nets ' home-court date with the Golden State Warriors . Brook Lopez is practicing three-pointers — looks he seldom attempted during games before this season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 3,925 reads 3 comments

  11. The NBA's 25 Most Memorable Moments of 2016

    Not so fast, 2017. The NBA 's 2016 calendar year has some unfinished business. There are plenty of unforgettable basketball moments for us to look back and reflect upon before we wholly dive into what awaits us in 2017...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 7,402 reads 22 comments

  12. Sunday NBA Roundup: Can We Trust Atlanta Hawks' Recent Success?

    Just when it seems like a good idea to pass judgment on the Atlanta Hawks , they make us question everything we think we know. Sunday night offered a perfect portrait of this controlled chaos...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 12,847 reads 29 comments

  13. Monthly NBA Awards: Selecting the December Winner in Every Category

    The NBA doesn't hand out monthly versions of year-end awards, but for the sake of imaginations everywhere, let's pretend it does. Winners will be picked based solely on their performances during the month of December...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 30,001 reads 41 comments

  14. One New Year's Resolution for Each NBA Team in 2017

    Normal people use the blank slate of each new year to renew commitments in diets they won't follow and workout regimens they don't have the stamina for beyond Jan. 2...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 54,855 reads 78 comments

  15. Christmas Day NBA Roundup: Kyrie Irving Writes Another Chapter in Growing Legend

    In a game that saw LeBron James catch fire from beyond the arc and the Golden State Warriors build a 14-point fourth-quarter lead, Kyrie Irving made the ending about him...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 98,243 reads 186 comments

  16. One Thing on Every NBA Team's 2016 Holiday Wish List

    We can't say for certain whether NBA teams pen letters to Santa sometime in December. Equally important, we can't confirm they don't. Pretty much every squad, after all, has at least one pressing need or desire...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 68,621 reads 77 comments

  17. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Why Isn't Anyone Talking About the San Antonio Spurs?

    Every year, like clockwork, a large sector of NBA fans and pundits doubt (or forget completely about) the San Antonio Spurs. And every year, without fail, San Antonio proves them wrong...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 48,559 reads 96 comments

  18. Ranking the Most Attractive Trade Targets in the NBA

    Some NBA trade targets are (much) more appealing than others. We already looked at the players who hold the most auction value. The focus there was on the potential return teams could generate from certain names...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 92,781 reads 111 comments

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

    Not everything goes according to plan over the course of an NBA season. Teams know this; they brace for it. Sometimes, though, there is no preparing for certain flops...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 78,635 reads 78 comments

  20. Overlooked No More, Brooklyn Nets' Sean Kilpatrick Is the Real Deal

    At the end of a surprise double-overtime victory against the Los Angeles Clippers on Nov. 29, Sean Kilpatrick made his way off the floor, embracing each of his Brooklyn Nets teammates as he went...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 20,832 reads 15 comments

  21. 10 Most Surprising Players in the Early Portion of the 2016-17 NBA Season

    The 2016-17 NBA season is littered with unexpected performances, both good and bad—all of which are worth ample discussion...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 68,023 reads 77 comments

  22. The Trade Target Each NBA Team Should Be Chasing Right Now

    Hopefully, you own an NBA general manager's hat for all 30 teams. The league's unofficial trade season begins next Thursday...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 226,189 reads 149 comments

  23. NBA Teams in Desperate Need of Trades

    Certain NBA teams have seen enough of their products to know things just aren't working. Maybe they tried to expedite a rebuild and failed. Perhaps they went all-in on last season's model only to see the upgraded version flop...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 89,873 reads 114 comments

  24. The One Hurdle Preventing Each 2017 NBA Title Contender from Winning It All

    There are no sure things in the NBA . We think the unfairly good Golden State Warriors will get a chance to avenge last year's NBA Finals collapse against the Cleveland Cavaliers...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 52,159 reads 93 comments

  25. NBA Blockbuster Trades That Should Happen During 2016-17 Season

    Are you ready for some hypothetical NBA blockbuster trades? Of course you are. There is no such thing as too many brain-bending ideas—so long as they're approached with the perfect mix of creativity and realism...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 127,124 reads 114 comments