1. All-Overrated NBA Team, 2015 Preseason Edition

    There is a lot to learn from the NBA 's 2015 preseason. There is also a lot to un-learn. Not all players are offering an accurate preview of what awaits them during the regular season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 52,557 reads 168 comments

  2. NBA Preseason 2015: Early Surprises and Disappointments

    Preseason NBA action is a tease. "It's basketball!" we're told. "Finally, after all these weeks of searching for distractions, feigning interest in which types of saturated ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 133,660 reads 262 comments

  3. Everything You Need to Know About the Portland Trail Blazers' 2015-16 NBA Season

    The Portland Trail Blazers are about to find out what happens when you tear down a championship contender for a shot at building a better one. It wasn't supposed to be like this for them...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 5,819 reads 32 comments

  4. Fantasy Basketball 2015: Predicting Biggest Breakout Stars for 2015-16 Season

    Not all of this season's fantasy basketball stars will start out that way. Every year, as you compete with your friends, co-workers, family members and bar-stool acquaintances for bragging rights, a crop of NBA talent outperforms their draft status..

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 14,599 reads 12 comments

  5. Power Ranking NBA Teams by Young Talent

    Youth, when used and assembled properly, is an NBA commodity. Some teams are young and hopeful. A select few are young and ready to dominate. Others are young and hopeless...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 115,095 reads 301 comments

  6. Golden State Warriors Face Promise and Peril in Bid to Repeat as NBA Champions

    All the bubbly has been popped. The thick fog of confetti has settled to the ground. The parade is a thing of the past...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 29,603 reads 186 comments

  7. Everything You Need to Know About the Philadelphia 76ers' 2015-16 NBA Season

    With two seasons of general manager Sam Hinkie's rebuilding project in the books, the Philadelphia 76ers are looking to Year 3 as the one that will finally see measurable gains...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 10,417 reads 34 comments

  8. Everything You Need to Know About the Phoenix Suns' 2015-16 NBA Season

    After emerging as the darling of the Western Conference in 2013-14, the Phoenix Suns took a noticeable step back during the 2014-15 season. As such, the 2015-16 campaign will be all about doing what they couldn't last year: moving forward...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 7,796 reads 21 comments

  9. Why This May Have Been Final NBA Offseason to Rebuild Through Free Agency

    Free-agency-based rebuilds are presented with a lot of pomp and promise in the NBA , their aim simple, their appeal unmistakable. Skip the process. Sidestep the patience...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 64,760 reads 140 comments

  10. Best and Worst-Case Scenarios for Atlanta Hawks' 2015-16 Season

    After winning 60 regular-season tilts and securing an Eastern Conference Finals appearance in 2014-15, the Atlanta Hawks have a very specific problem on their hands: Where do they ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 5,457 reads 11 comments

  11. Top Highlights from Jason Richardson's High-Flying NBA Career

    Jason Richardson has taken flight for the last time as an NBA player. The 34-year-old announced his retirement on Instagram just before the start of training camps, deciding to walk away ahead of his 15th season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 26,041 reads 39 comments

  12. 15 Biggest Storylines to Watch During 2015-16 NBA Training Camp

    Cue the confetti. Turn up the cheesy, secretly catchy dance music. Start tweeting like you mean it again. The NBA offseason is coming to an end. Training camps are opening for business...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 105,201 reads 206 comments

  13. Why Calling Carmelo Anthony Overrated Is Pretty Overrated

    Carmelo Anthony is not overrated. Somewhere along the line, as heightened attacks on his individual status became an NBA pastime, perception of the New York Knicks superstar started to move in the wrong direction...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 39,707 reads 333 comments

  14. Every NBA Team's Biggest Offseason Regret

    Every NBA team enters the offseason aiming for perfection, hoping it can look back on its regular-season furlough as one shaped by infallibly executed plans and tales of epic conquests and cotton-candy storylines...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 244,067 reads 468 comments

  15. The 'Prime' Window for Each Top-5 Player in the NBA Right Now

    There is nothing permanent about NBA superstardom. Certain players inhabit the league's topmost echelon for years, sometimes for more than a decade, sustaining a reign that often feels like it won't ever end...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 55,440 reads 252 comments

  16. Superfans vs. Haters: 2015-16 LA Lakers Season Preview

    Make way for the 2015-16 Los Angeles Lakers . They're going...somewhere. Though the Lakers' 2015 offseason wasn't perfect, it was eventful. They drafted D'Angelo Russell, traded for Roy Hibbert and signed Brandon Bass and Lou Williams...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 14,099 reads 84 comments

  17. Does My Team Have a Real Shot at Kevin Durant Next Summer?

    Kevin Durant speculation knows no offseason. The former MVP's impending foray into free agency next summer has been a hot-button issue for at least two years...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 272,557 reads 482 comments

  18. Cleveland Cavaliers' Sky-High Payroll Puts Pressure Back on David Blatt

    In spending themselves well past the NBA 's luxury-tax threshold, the Cleveland Cavaliers are, by default, dousing head coach David Blatt 's seat with the most potent fire accelerant —the green kind...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 24,391 reads 79 comments

  19. Labor Daze: NBA's Highest Earners Rarely Live Up to Contract

    At 37 years old, with almost two decades of NBA wear and tear on his body, Kobe Bryant is set to be the league's highest-paid player in 2015-16. For the seventh consecutive season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 55,892 reads 170 comments

  20. How Each NBA Team Chased Bang for Its Buck During 2015 Offseason

    The 2015 NBA offseason got crazy—crazy expensive. Free-agent and trade suitors shelled out record amounts of cash this summer in anticipation of next year's salary-cap spike...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 7,929 reads 23 comments

  21. LeBron James May Be Done Winning NBA MVP Awards, and That's OK

    Still in the thick of his prime, with the NBA 's top talent firmly in his shadow, it doesn't seem possible that LeBron James has already won his last MVP award...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 203,419 reads 364 comments

  22. Why Traditional Big Men Are Still Vital in Today's NBA

    Traditional big men will always have a place in the NBA . It's just that their place, and the things they must do to get there, is changing...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 53,354 reads 195 comments

  23. A Meme for Every NBA Team's Offseason

    The 2015 NBA offseason was beyond weird. DeAndre Jordan melted the Internet via an unprecedented on-again, off-again, then on-again free-agent dalliance with the Los Angeles Clippers...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 122,348 reads 247 comments

  24. 10 Completely Fake but Totally Awesome NBA Reality Shows We'd Watch

    If only there was some way to pass time during the NBA 's offseason that didn't involve watching reruns of classic hardwood battles or Googling "Tristan Thompson Overpaid" every few hours...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 8,849 reads 9 comments

  25. What James Harden Could Buy with New $200 Million Adidas Contract

    Everything ever is now on James Harden . That's probably been true for a while, but it's especially true now that the Houston Rockets superstar is putting pen to paper on a 13-year, $200 million endorsement deal with Adidas...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 63,869 reads 153 comments