1. Should New York Knicks Reach for Trey Lyles at No. 4 in the 2015 NBA Draft?

    There is the concept of a draft-day reach, and then there's the notion that the New York Knicks would roll the dice on Kentucky's Trey Lyles with the No. 4 pick during this year's selection extravaganza...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 27,099 reads 131 comments

  2. Cavaliers vs. Warriors: 2015 NBA Finals Preview, Predictions and More

    Thirty teams entered the 2014-15 NBA season with a clean slate. Sixteen squads turned those blank canvases into a playoff berth. Now, ahead of the 2015 NBA Finals , just two franchises remain...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 136,821 reads 673 comments

  3. Canada's Lead in NBA's Global Ringz Race Could Grow in 2015 Finals

    NBA championship pursuits are not local affairs. Canada has made sure of it. Sure, the race for rings unfurls on American soil. But obtaining finger hardware, as well as the Larry O'Brien Trophy, is the ultimate basketball accolade...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 20,600 reads 47 comments

  4. Best Potential Landing Spots for Royce White to Resurrect NBA Career

    Royce White is on the verge of making an NBA comeback. Drafted 16th overall in 2012 by the Houston Rockets, the 24-year-old has played in just three regular-season tilts to date...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 49,429 reads 74 comments

  5. NBA Draft 2015: Ranking Every 2015 Lottery Team's Needs by Position

    Every NBA lottery team has more than one need. It's a straightforward concept, really. You don't end up in the lottery, outside the playoff picture, pining for a way back to prominence, by having only one need...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 129,177 reads 281 comments

  6. Serge Ibaka Talks Thunder's Future, Billy Donovan and More with Bleacher Report

    Serge Ibaka just wrapped up his sixth season in the NBA , during which he averaged 14.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks on 47.6 percent shooting, despite a right knee injury limiting him to a career-low 64 games...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 2,612 reads 7 comments

  7. 5 NBA Teams That Will Be Prime Free-Agent Destinations During the 2015 Offseason

    Singling out the most attractive free-agent destinations involves more than picking NBA team names out of a feather-clad fedora. A lot goes into spotting the hottest locales. Suitors must have ample cap space, for starters...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 70,585 reads 201 comments

  8. Breakup Watch: NBA Playoff Teams Set for Major Changes over 2015 Offseason

    Taking a stick of dynamite to an NBA playoff team over the offseason isn't standard procedure. It will be this year...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 86,150 reads 177 comments

  9. Ranking Los Angeles Lakers' Best Options with the No. 2 Pick in 2015 NBA Draft

    Although the euphoria of winning the No. 2 pick in the 2015 NBA draft needn't subside, the Los Angeles Lakers' post-lottery honeymoon phase is officially over. The race to make the most of their good fortune is on...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 75,210 reads 308 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 38,768 reads 185 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 75,763 reads 217 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 73,732 reads 182 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 7,388 reads 4 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 25,738 reads 80 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 72,060 reads 533 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 72,582 reads 256 comments

  17. 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 3 months ago 2,571 reads 3 comments

  18. 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 3 months ago 5,409 reads 6 comments

  19. 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 121,904 reads 339 comments

  20. 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 31,698 reads 97 comments

  21. 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 4,500 reads 6 comments

  22. 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 40,574 reads 148 comments

  23. 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 149,830 reads 379 comments

  24. 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 43,143 reads 153 comments

  25. 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 4 months ago 39,329 reads 68 comments