1. What Should Los Angeles Lakers Fans Expect from Byron Scott?

    Twiddle your thumbs no more: The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Byron Scott to be their next head coach. ESPN...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 93,448 reads 378 comments

  2. Dwight Howard, James Harden Adding Unneeded Pressure to Rockets' 2014-15 Season

    Dwight Howard and James Harden aren't doing any favors for the Houston Rockets , who have already used the 2014 NBA offseason to slink further away from title contention. This is not up for debate...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 10,399 reads 188 comments

  3. Why Phil Jackson's Old Players Don't Make Sense for NY Knicks' Future

    Try as one might to idealize Phil Jackson and the impact his guile and stately charm have on the New York Knicks , there has always been one drawback to employing his basketball ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 25,068 reads 43 comments

  4. Has Phil Jackson Given New York Knicks Enough Assets for Blockbuster Trade?

    Something about the New York Knicks is different. No, it's not the famed triangle offense head coach Derek Fisher and team president Phil Jackson began implementing during summer league play...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 41,941 reads 164 comments

  5. Why Doug McDermott Should Start Right Away for the Chicago Bulls

    Doug McDermott should have the Chicago Bulls and head coach Tom Thibodeau acting out of character next season. Rookies and generally inexperienced players are traditionally shunned from Chicago's rotation this side of Thibs ' rule...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 19,157 reads 138 comments

  6. 6 Most Puzzling Signings During 2014 NBA Free-Agency Period

    Let's get weird. The NBA 's offseason has been all kinds of weird, after all. Some free-agency transactions have made loads of sense...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 118,208 reads 221 comments

  7. Why Winning Over Kobe Bryant Is Los Angeles Lakers' Biggest Offseason Victory

    Offseason victories come in all forms, and the Los Angeles Lakers , firmly fixed to a finespun rebuild, won theirs by not losing Kobe Bryant . Viewed pessimistically, the Lakers' offseason can be seen as discouraging...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 21,028 reads 98 comments

  8. Why Julius Randle Is the Los Angeles Lakers' Most Pivotal Player Next Season

    Too much of the Los Angeles Lakers ' future is veiled by mystery and chance, little of which will change during the 2014-15 NBA season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 14,447 reads 94 comments

  9. Why the Chicago Bulls Are Legitimate Threat in Kevin Love Trade Sweepstakes

    When the Minnesota Timberwolves finally relent and trade Kevin Love , it will be to a team dangling the right combination of promising assets...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 18,981 reads 127 comments

  10. Can Kobe Bryant and Jeremy Lin Coexist in Los Angeles Lakers' Backcourt?

    Jeremy Lin and Kobe Bryant might just be the Western Conference's starting backcourt for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, but the Los Angeles Lakers are looking for something more than champions of popularity...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 39,659 reads 131 comments

  11. LeBron James Signing with Cleveland Cavaliers Will Spawn New NBA Superteam Model

    Burrowed between LeBron James ' decision to spurn the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the ongoing Kevin Love saga is a superteam obituary...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 21,897 reads 83 comments

  12. Boston Celtics Have Nothing to Lose by Gambling on Evan Turner's Future

    Late free-agency transactions don't get any safer than the Boston Celtics signing Evan Turner . After splitting last season with the Philadelphia 76ers and Indiana Pacers , the former No...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 13,007 reads 64 comments

  13. LeBron James' Future Better Tied to Andrew Wiggins Than Kevin Love

    LeBron James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers preaching responsibility, waxing patience and selling uncertain visions that made, and continue to make, more sense when bound to rookie Andrew Wiggins instead of Kevin Love...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 85,371 reads 359 comments

  14. Why Lakers Fans Should Cherish Kobe Bryant's 2014-15 Campaign

    Enjoy the next chapter of Kobe Bryant 's career, Los Angeles Lakers fans, because, for one last time, it's going to feel familiar. Injuries have polluted what figured to be an age-abolishing twilight not two years ago...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 25,543 reads 126 comments

  15. Is Iman Shumpert or JR Smith Better Trade Bait for New York Knicks to Dangle?

    Phil Jackson never stops searching for roster upgrades. Not even in late July. And most certainly not when he finds the New York Knicks with too many guards...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 10,920 reads 38 comments

  16. Cleveland Cavaliers Signing Andrew Wiggins Won't Stop Kevin Love Trade Rumors

    Signing Andrew Wiggins to his first NBA contract won't mean the Cleveland Cavaliers are removing themselves from the Kevin Love sweepstakes...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 80,746 reads 233 comments

  17. Erik Spoelstra Is Key to Miami Heat Reclaiming Status as Contenders

    Of all the fate-forming keys that will invariably shape the Miami Heat 's post- LeBron James direction, none are more important than Erik Spoelstra himself. Rarely are coaches thrust into the limelight like this...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 4,549 reads 88 comments

  18. Should LA Lakers Tank 2014-15 Season?

    Tanking is everywhere in the NBA . Last season, it was in Tinseltown, where the Los Angeles Lakers quickly came to realize that Kobe Bryant wouldn't turn Dwight Howard 's departure into instant gains...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 12,781 reads 59 comments

  19. Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh Need Miami Heat to Land Legitimate Point Guard

    There is no replacing LeBron James, the world's best basketball talent, and yet the Miami Heat have done a fantastic job offsetting the gaping holes he created when he left for the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 52,272 reads 195 comments

  20. NBA Store Sells Out of LeBron James Cavaliers Jerseys

    Want to celebrate LeBron James ' return to Northeast Ohio with a Cleveland Cavaliers replica home, away or alternate jersey? Well, you can't...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 183,682 reads 366 comments

  21. Pau Gasol Signing with Chicago Bulls Takes Major Pressure Off Derrick Rose

    Two season-ending injuries to Derrick Rose later, the Chicago Bulls can no longer plan for him to be their knight in brilliant red armor...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 25,891 reads 106 comments

  22. Indiana Pacers Poised for Major Regression After Lance Stephenson's Departure

    Lance Stephenson was never, at any point, the glue holding the Indiana Pacers together. But he was a prominent, irreplaceable Band-Aid preventing them from (just barely) bleeding out...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 8,223 reads 66 comments

  23. Will Josh Smith Trade Dictate Greg Monroe's Future with Detroit Pistons?

    Greg Monroe's future with the Detroit Pistons is tied to the always-aggressive Stan Van Gundy and his ability to make sense of a roster still overrun with questions and confusion and overlapping, incompatible talent...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 7,491 reads 19 comments

  24. Los Angeles Lakers Find Fantastic Free-Agent Steal with Ed Davis Signing

    Someone call the cops. Free agency has been burglarized—ransacked of logic and sensibility. Our culprit is the Los Angeles Lakers , who stole—yes, stole— Ed ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 39,420 reads 100 comments

  25. Is Jason Smith Signing the 1st Step to Bigger Things for New York Knicks?

    “I want to be fiscally responsible. We’ ve been a taxpayer team for some time and we want to eliminate that...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 25,910 reads 115 comments