1. The Fatal Flaw That Could Sink Every 2015 NBA Title Contender

    One flaw can derail an entire NBA team's season. Contenders too? Contenders too. Imperfections are unavoidable in the NBA, even for the most dominant teams. Problems and shortcomings arise over the course of an 82-game season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 24,017 reads 81 comments

  2. Cleveland Cavaliers Paying Steep Price for Desperately Needed Rim Protection

    Trapped in the middle of the Eastern Conference, plagued by injuries and lacking size, the Cleveland Cavaliers needed to trade for rim protection. So, they traded for rim protection—at great personal expense...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 117,137 reads 406 comments

  3. New York Knicks' Tanking Blueprint to Get Franchise Back on Track

    J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert are gone. The losing may now begin. Or rather, continue. Shipping out Smith and Shumpert for fodder and cap space—a move first reported ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 18,750 reads 68 comments

  4. 5 Potential D-League Call-Ups for New York Knicks with Open Roster Spots

    With victories hard to come by and the roster now stripped of rotation players, the New York Knicks are prime real estate for NBA Developmental League prospects...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 15,085 reads 15 comments

  5. Will 2015 Free Agents Take Advantage of NBA's East-West Disparity?

    One NBA conference's cumulative futility may end up becoming a coveted free-agent opportunity. At a time when the Eastern Conference is more notorious for its hoarded haplessness ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 5,653 reads 7 comments

  6. Sacramento Kings Playing a Dangerous Game with DeMarcus Cousins

    Four-plus years later, after surviving botched beginnings and forging renewed hope, the Sacramento Kings are still the team that isn't doing DeMarcus Cousins any favors...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 45,818 reads 88 comments

  7. 6 NBA Teams Primed to Enter 2015 as Definite Trade-Market Buyers

    Long live the NBA 's trade-deadline buyers. Focus often shifts to the Association's sellers at this point of the season. The league's Feb...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 186,551 reads 267 comments

  8. Rajon Rondo Says He Hasn't Played Real Defense in 'A Couple Years'

    Being traded from the Boston Celtics to the Dallas Mavericks has been great for Rajon Rondo . He has a slew of brand-new offensive weapons to work beside, is now chasing an ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 97,395 reads 104 comments

  9. Please Reset Your Expectations for Cleveland Cavs After LeBron James' Injury

    Initial standards—however aggressive—are no match for reality. And for the freshly forged, still-unpolished Cleveland Cavaliers , in the aftermath of LeBron James ' ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 28,525 reads 100 comments

  10. Dallas Mavericks Showing the NBA New Rebuilding Blueprint

    In the NBA 's perpetual cycle of rebuilds and roster-razings, the Dallas Mavericks stand alone. Some teams bottom out in search of better days, hoping pre -designed atrocity yields superstar draft picks and inevitably shortens their rebuild...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 35,755 reads 92 comments

  11. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers Finally on Verge of Finding Balanced Formula

    Midway through a season more about soul-searching than substance, the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant have stumbled upon a formula that works, both now and in the long run...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 22,808 reads 45 comments

  12. How New Orleans Pelicans Can Build a Contender Around Anthony Davis

    Anthony Davis' rapid rise through the NBA superstar ranks has put the New Orleans Pelicans in a simultaneously powerful and problematic position. Lofty expectations are a reality with him at the center of on-court happenings...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 10,487 reads 60 comments

  13. Dallas Mavericks Are Rajon Rondo's Last Chance at NBA Superstardom

    Practically three years removed from his latest NBA All-Star appearance , and more than two years detached from his last postseason expedition, Rajon Rondo finds himself on the Dallas Mavericks seeking superstar redemption one last time...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 16,701 reads 58 comments

  14. The NBA's Stars of Tomorrow at Every Position

    Tomorrow's NBA stars matter too. Today's NBA dignitaries dominate discussion and headlines. But there will soon be other players joining their exclusive club—prospects who will soon become household names...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 86,647 reads 261 comments

  15. Criticism of Cleveland Cavaliers Coach David Blatt Reaching Fever Pitch

    It wasn't supposed to be like this for the Cleveland Cavaliers . Even with a re-imagined core, two superstars light on playoff experience, a first-year coach with no NBA credentials ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 47,094 reads 152 comments

  16. Predicting Next Wave of NBA's Stretch Provision Candidates

    Stan Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons reminded teams around the NBA of something upon releasing Josh Smith : The stretch provision exists...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 23,473 reads 34 comments

  17. Don't Assume Greg Monroe Stays in Detroit Just Because Josh Smith Is Gone

    Now that Josh Smith is out, might Greg Monroe be in? Attention has shifted back to Monroe following the Detroit Pistons ' decision to waive Smith and eat the $27 million he's owed over the next two seasons...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 20,676 reads 66 comments

  18. The Weakest Link on Every Top NBA Contender

    Psst. Guess what? NBA contenders have weak links, too. Just don't tell anyone—wouldn't want you guys stealing my thunder, after all. Disrupting flaws may not be as evident on championship-chasers, but they are there...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 105,556 reads 316 comments

  19. Anderson Varejao's Injury Should Expedite Cavaliers Hitting Trade Market

    Anderson Varejao 's injury is, among other things, cause for the Cleveland Cavaliers to wade through the NBA 's trade market faster than ever...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 33,407 reads 112 comments

  20. OKC Thunder Finally Feeling Pinch of NBA's Stacked Western Conference

    Before the NBA 's Western Conference was a patented, contender-chocked bloodbath, the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder stood alone, together, both of equal prominence and promise...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 5,521 reads 20 comments

  21. Josh Smith the Perfect Midseason Free-Agent Gamble for Houston Rockets

    Josh Smith and the Houston Rockets are, under the circumstances, made for each other. The Detroit Pistons waived Smith Monday, per a team release , sending seismic shockwaves throughout the NBA ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 19,569 reads 97 comments

  22. Breaking Down What New York Knicks Must Do to Turn Season Around

    What would you do if told the New York Knicks ' 2014-15 season wasn't a lost cause? Embrace it? Deny it? Laugh? Check your ears? Start digging to see if hell has, in fact, frozen ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 13,443 reads 68 comments

  23. 6 NBA Teams That Must Avoid Midseason Trade Temptations

    Presidents and general managers of talent-fowling NBA teams, gather 'round. It's high time y'all were made privy to a dirty little secret...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 56,857 reads 121 comments

  24. How Can Marc Gasol Add NBA MVP to His Trophy Collection?

    During an era in which the most valued NBA stars are typically those with eye-extracting stats and acrobatic athleticism, Marc Gasol is not your average MVP candidate...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 8,878 reads 27 comments

  25. Dallas Mavericks Giving Dirk Nowitzki Shot at Final Chapter He Deserves

    At a time when Dirk Nowitzki could be lamenting an allegiance run adrift, the Dallas Mavericks have given his twilight merited meaning, promising the coveted chance at a final chapter befitting his legacy...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 9,850 reads 29 comments