1. Only Superstar Like Anthony Davis Can Overcome Pelicans' Huge Hurdles

    Anthony Davis can save the New Orleans Pelicans . Cautious optimism as it pertains to him is kaput. Gone are the maybes and the conditional enthusiasm. After the 2013-14 campaign and the summer that followed, there is no overhyping him...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 1,499 reads 5 comments

  2. How Important Is the 2014-15 Season to the New York Knicks?

    Are the New York Knicks biding time, trumpeting patience and process as a way of readying themselves and their fans for another year of feckless basketball? Or are mentions of ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 5,758 reads 34 comments

  3. Iman Shumpert's Future with New York Knicks More Complex Than We Think

    Attempting to gain insight into Iman Shumpert 's future with the New York Knicks is a convoluted and futile endeavor...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 11,649 reads 35 comments

  4. 10 NBA Stars Poised to Have Statement Seasons in 2014-15

    Whip out your yellow legal pads. The NBA regular season is upon us, and it's time to jot down statements from some of the league's best. These comments exist only in theory, sure, but it's nice to scribble away every now and then...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 1,331 reads 9 comments

  5. Cleveland Cavaliers Smart to Pursue Anderson Varejao Contract Extension

    Smart moves are becoming a staple of the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers . Free-agent-to-be Anderson Varejao and the team are engaged in contract extensions talks, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 10,007 reads 8 comments

  6. Whose Return Is More Important: Derrick Rose or Kobe Bryant?

    Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose are back, preparing for 2014-15, their careers no longer on hold, their returns of comparable yet varying significance...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 29,824 reads 189 comments

  7. Biggest Early-Season Hurdle for Every NBA Team to Clear

    Meaningful NBA action is on the horizon. Rejoice. Be glad. Dust off your foam fingers. Break out your unseasonably fashioned jerseys. Bid your family and conventional sleeping habits farewell...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 66,958 reads 94 comments

  8. 10 NBA Players Whose Stocks Are on the Rise Entering 2014-15

    Certain NBA player stocks are on the rise. Reconfigure your 401k and IRA portfolios accordingly. Optimism is available in excess this time of year, during the preseason, before ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 32,136 reads 62 comments

  9. Trey Burke Will Be the Next Point Guard to Burst onto National NBA Radar

    Trey Burke isn't a point guard who incites national zeal, or talk of the Utah Jazz 's long-awaited resurgence, or far-flung debates that aim to understand where he ranks among the NBA 's bottomless stable of floor generals...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 6,225 reads 15 comments

  10. Knicks' Porous Defense Puts Pressure on New York to Perfect Triangle Offense

    New things aren't always shiny. Sometimes they're unpolished, raw and ineffective. The New York Knicks defense is the latter...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 2,113 reads 13 comments

  11. 5 NBA Teams That Will Greatly Exceed Expectations During 2014-15 Season

    Quick, grab your glass-half-full-seeing goggles. Optimistic NBA projections are among us. Preseason predictions aren't inflexible doctrines. Many of them are overly harsh...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 57,853 reads 122 comments

  12. Chicago Bulls Are Cleveland Cavaliers' Biggest Threat to Winning NBA Title

    Cautious optimism does little to lower the Cleveland Cavaliers ' immediate ceiling. Most of the obstacles standing between them and an NBA title aren't, despite LeBron James' pleas to the contrary, real problems...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 39,003 reads 135 comments

  13. How Can the Los Angeles Lakers Solve Their Obvious 3-Point Problem?

    Acceptance is the first step to self-correction. The Los Angeles Lakers have a three-point shooting issue...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 2,386 reads 6 comments

  14. Carmelo Anthony Needs Second Superstar to Fulfill Full Potential

    Carmelo Anthony still needs help. Superstar help. Phil Jackson can change the New York Knicks ' coach. He can change the point guard. He can change the culture and system...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 15,314 reads 123 comments

  15. 1 Reason We Should Be Pumped to Watch Every NBA Team in 2014-15

    Hoops heads round the world, get pumped. Real, live, meaningful regular-season NBA action is almost here. And it comes bearing happiness. For everyone...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 173,282 reads 176 comments

  16. New NBA TV Deal Offers 2015 Restricted Free Agents Unique Leverage

    Navigating restricted free agency has always been a leverage-free endeavor for NBA players who, for the most part, find themselves at the mercy of incumbent teams and offer sheets that don't come...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 16,968 reads 25 comments

  17. Should Quincy Acy Start at Power Forward for NY Knicks?

    Quincy Acy didn't join the New York Knicks under any ill-considered illusions. He wasn't in town, wearing orange and blue, to compete for a starting job...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 14,967 reads 86 comments

  18. NBA Preseason Performances That Won't Carry into Regular Season

    Exhibition NBA games aren't empty, pointless exercises in nothing. They matter. But they can be misleading...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 17,999 reads 38 comments

  19. 5 Reasons Jeremy Lin Should Be Los Angeles Lakers' Starting Point Guard

    Selecting a starting point guard figured to be an issue for the Los Angeles Lakers once upon a time. But not anymore. Jeremy Lin is the clear choice...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 25,832 reads 45 comments

  20. Why Ed Davis Needs to Play Major Role for Los Angeles Lakers

    Ed Davis ' time with the Los Angeles Lakers shouldn't be anything like his stint with the Memphis Grizzlies or even the Toronto Raptors . They actually need him. Inconsistent playing time has dogged Davis his entire career...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 15,482 reads 51 comments

  21. Are We Prematurely Crowning Giannis Antetokounmpo as NBA's Next Great Player?

    Optimistic outlooks often create premature NBA phenomenons, inflating immediate performances with trendy expectations belying experience and merit, manufacturing greatness that simultaneously idealizes and compromises budding promise...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 6,962 reads 19 comments

  22. New York Knicks Should End Andrea Bargnani Experiment for Good

    Andrea Bargnani has turned eight years of untapped potential and Teflon-thick expectations into an NBA career flush with constant reminders that, despite an infinite supply of mulligans, his star won't ever reach its projected ceiling...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 17,765 reads 52 comments

  23. Bradley Beal's Injury Paves Way for Paul Pierce to Play Featured Role Again

    Featured roles aren't a memento of Paul Pierce 's past just yet. If at any point he thought his time with the Washington Wizards would be a lesson in ancillary devices, Pierce was wrong...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 4,012 reads 9 comments

  24. 7 NBA Superstars Who Will Move Up the Ranks in 2014-15

    Imagine a world in which all NBA superstars were perceived as equals. Boring, right? All superstars aren't standing on level ground. They're different. Some are more talented than others...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 35,948 reads 163 comments

  25. Los Angeles Lakers Offer Jordan Hill Right Stage for True Breakout Season

    Plenty has been made of the Los Angeles Lakers ' 2014-15 campaign. From Kobe Bryant 's return and Julius Randle's arrival to Steve Nash's swan song and Jeremy Lin's latest career-defining crusade, there are pressing angles galore in Hollywood...

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