1. Knicks Can Land Franchise Building Block with No. 4 Pick in 2015 NBA Draft

    A lottery-night slide, disheartening though it remains, won't decisively prevent the New York Knicks from landing a franchise building block in the NBA 's June 25 draft...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 38,757 reads 185 comments

  2. LeBron James: Tristan Thompson 'Should Probably Be a Cavalier His Entire Career'

    LeBron James cannot see Tristan Thompson leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers . Ever. Thompson will reach restricted free agency this summer, at which point the Cavaliers can match any offer sheet he signs with another team...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 75,748 reads 217 comments

  3. Best Potential Trade Scenarios for New York Knicks No. 4 Pick in 2015 NBA Draft

    Still reeling from their misfortune at the NBA draft lottery, the New York Knicks are in a uniquely complicated position that could compel them to trade their No. 4 pick...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 73,686 reads 182 comments

  4. Warriors vs. Rockets: Analysis, Predictions for Western Conference Finals Game 3

    If Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals is anything like Games 1 and 2, the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets are set to gives hoops heads everywhere a collective heart attack...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 7,386 reads 4 comments

  5. 2015 NBA Playoffs Heat Check: Final 4 Teams Showcasing League's Elite Players

    And then there were four. Four NBA playoff teams, that is. Fortunately for us, there are way more than four stars still fighting for a title...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 25,726 reads 80 comments

  6. James Harden, Rockets Must Now Dig Themselves out of Yet Another Postseason Hole

    Following a tightly contested 99-98 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, the Houston Rockets are once again left to dig themselves out of another seemingly inescapable hole...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 72,053 reads 533 comments

  7. Ranking New York Knicks' Best Options with No. 4 Pick in 2015 NBA Draft

    After weeks of anticipation, the NBA draft lottery gods have spoken: They will not be doing the New York Knicks any favors...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 72,573 reads 256 comments

  8. Rockets vs. Warriors: Analysis, Predictions for Western Conference Finals Game 2

    Game 2 between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors has a lot to live up to—Game 1, for instance...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 2,570 reads 3 comments

  9. Can San Antonio Spurs Afford Another Max-Contract Free Agent This Offseason?

    Sacrifice has become synonymous with the San Antonio Spurs ' success stories, its relevance not so much ubiquitous as commonplace, an assumed part of how they play and approach the future...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 5,406 reads 6 comments

  10. The Top 10 NBA Draft Lottery Steals of All Time

    Nostalgia is always a bittersweet thing in the NBA , but it's doubly complicated and liable to trigger a greater variety of emotions when looking at the biggest draft lottery steals of all time...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 121,725 reads 339 comments

  11. 30 Years Later, NY Knicks' Future Once Again Rides on NBA Draft Lottery

    Back in 1985, the New York Knicks stumbled into the draft lottery, the NBA 's first, with their future on the line. Three decades later, they're in a similar position, the circumstances different, the stakes exactly the same...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 31,692 reads 97 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 4,493 reads 6 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 40,559 reads 148 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 149,818 reads 379 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 43,119 reads 153 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 39,322 reads 68 comments

  17. 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 3 months ago 19,089 reads 144 comments

  18. 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 3 months ago 55,681 reads 117 comments

  19. 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 3 months ago 27,430 reads 105 comments

  20. 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 3 months ago 90,016 reads 484 comments

  21. 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 3 months ago 35,431 reads 174 comments

  22. 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 3 months ago 29,000 reads 109 comments

  23. 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 3 months ago 51,652 reads 120 comments

  24. 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 3 months ago 46,771 reads 102 comments

  25. 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 3 months ago 4,962 reads 17 comments