1. Why 2014-15 NBA Season Will Be Most Important of Kyle Lowry's Career

    Kyle Lowry has never been here before. The Toronto Raptors point guard has been in the NBA for eight years, but he's never stared down a season as important as 2014-15...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 3,496 reads 32 comments

  2. How Far Will Indiana Pacers Fall Without Paul George?

    Unrestrained optimism is no match for the Paul George -less Indiana Pacers . No matter how his absence following an open tibia-fibula fracture is spun, no matter what context it's put in, there is no bright side...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 9,380 reads 71 comments

  3. Greg Monroe Turns Table on Detroit Pistons by Accepting Qualifying Offer

    Greg Monroe was at an impasse with the Detroit Pistons , his always marginal leverage waning, his restricted free agency stale and lusterless, his options finite, toeing the line of nonexistence...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 7,196 reads 25 comments

  4. 8 NBA Players Under Most Pressure to Perform After Free Agency

    Contracts don't just buy talent. They purchase expectations, they set standards. They spawn pressure. Such is the essence of NBA free agency, where players enjoying freedom and ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 21,152 reads 54 comments

  5. Predicting the Next Wave of Elite NBA Head Coaches

    Bring on the future of sideline sagacity. Coaching is a fickle business at the NBA level. When teams win, they're sometimes an afterthought. When teams lose, they're scapegoats...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 64,977 reads 190 comments

  6. Why Andrew Wiggins Is the Right Choice for Minnesota Timberwolves' Future

    Offloading an NBA superstar like Kevin Love is an inexact science devoid of middle ground, crawling with compromise and concession, thick with irrepressible adversity that is combated only by acceptance...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 47,260 reads 114 comments

  7. Why Kevin Love Being Traded to Cleveland Cavaliers Is Good for the NBA

    If and when Kevin Love officially joins the Cleveland Cavaliers , the NBA will win. Big time. Winners and losers are hallmarks of any blockbuster trade. Reactions to deals are reflexive ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 54,713 reads 92 comments

  8. John Wall: 'I Guess I'm Overlooked Again' After Being Cut from Team USA

    Why yes, John Wall is taking offense to being cut from Team USA's FIBA World Cup roster. Months removed from his first career NBA All-Star selection and ending the Washington ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 71,083 reads 166 comments

  9. Predicting 5 NBA Stars Who Will Wind Up in Trade Rumors Next Season

    Trade rumors aren't always synonymous with Kevin Love. Absolutely absurd, right? While it's difficult to remember, there was a time—a simpler time, no less—when most ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 168,285 reads 198 comments

  10. Thad Young Reportedly Gets Unenviable Task of Replacing Kevin Love in Minnesota

    Thaddeus Young has reportedly found himself a new home with the Minnesota Timberwolves , who, in turn, expect him to fill the unfillable shoes Kevin Love leaves behind. Talk about unenviable pressure...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 32,193 reads 124 comments

  11. Signing Shawn Marion Now a Necessity for Cavs After Kevin Love Trade

    Love is not all the Cleveland Cavaliers need. They need a little bit of Shawn Marion, too. And, per Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski , they just might get him: Following ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 39,362 reads 70 comments

  12. Predicting the 1st-Time NBA All-Stars of the 2014-15 Season

    First-time NBA All-Star appearances are the best. Perennial selections are always great, as are the unexpected vote-getters, be it because they're so young or old or something like that...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 63,669 reads 262 comments

  13. Winners and Losers of Pending Kevin Love to Cleveland Cavaliers Trade

    It's all over, folks. Almost. Although nothing can be made official until August 23, Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Minnesota Timberwolves will ship Kevin Love ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 170,380 reads 541 comments

  14. Is NY Knicks' Latest Move More Noise or Part of Something Bigger?

    Splashes don't get any smaller than the one recently made between the New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings . Sam Amick of USA Today was first to report that the Knicks and Kings would be exchanging role players...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 30,955 reads 50 comments

  15. Why Brooklyn Nets' Future Hinges on a Healthy Brook Lopez

    The Brooklyn Nets sauntered into last season with an upgraded, superstar-stuffed roster, their heads held collectively high and eyes fixated on the NBA 's Larry O'Brien Trophy...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 1,908 reads 10 comments

  16. Paul George Injury Forces Indiana Pacers into Uncertain Holding Pattern

    Paul George 's injury allows the Indiana Pacers to do, well, absolutely nothing. When George went down during a Team USA scrimmage with a gruesome " open tibia-fibula fracture ," the Pacers' 2014-15 season went down with him...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 9,043 reads 35 comments

  17. Byron Scott Hire Shows Los Angeles Lakers Are Still All About Kobe Bryant

    More important than the four-year commitment the Los Angeles Lakers made to Byron Scott is the short-term vow it reinforces: Everything is about Kobe Bryant . Time has changed the Lakers in a variety of ways...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 13,237 reads 34 comments

  18. How Much Money Is Eric Bledsoe Worth to Phoenix Suns' Future?

    In this battle of wills and dollar bills between Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns , something and someone has to give. It will be the Suns. Quite literally, they'll have to give Bledsoe a lot of money...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 7,218 reads 50 comments

  19. 2014 NBA Lottery Teams Under Most Pressure to Make Playoffs Next Season

    Not all post-lottery campaigns are created equal. Certain NBA lottery teams prepare for their next season fully aware things aren't getting any better. Perhaps they've improved...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 12,071 reads 87 comments

  20. 2014-15 NBA Season Will Show Miami Heat the Real Value of Chris Bosh

    Of all the risks Pat Riley and the Miami Heat have taken in the wake of LeBron James' departure, none are bigger than the investment they're making, and the faith they're placing, in Chris Bosh ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 5,567 reads 27 comments

  21. 5 Challenges Byron Scott Faces as Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach

    Challenges aren't hard to come by for Los Angeles Lakers head coaches. Byron Scott just has the pleasure—or displeasure—of facing more than usual...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 27,716 reads 61 comments

  22. Why Cleveland Cavaliers Should Think Twice About Completing Kevin Love Trade

    Turning back is still an option for the Cleveland Cavaliers . Kevin Love 's arrival has been deemed imminent. Sources tossed around words like "inevitable" and "when"—not "if"—while speaking with ESPN...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 40,353 reads 179 comments

  23. How Long Will It Take for Miami Heat to Become a Real Threat Again?

    Replacing LeBron James isn't possible. There is no substitute for the NBA 's best player, a common concept that undoubtedly reads like a broken record and has been reiterated over and over...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 20,733 reads 44 comments

  24. NBA's Embarrassment of Point Guard Riches on Full Display During FIBA Tryouts

    Team USA may lack size ahead of the FIBA World Cup. It may have a dearth of true low-post scorers. It will most definitely be without some familiar faces, be it by choice or necessity...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 19,413 reads 85 comments

  25. Would Trade to Timberwolves Jump-Start or Stall Andrew Wiggins' Development?

    Somewhere within the depths of Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers trade rumors lies Andrew Wiggins ' future development and how it relates to the outcome of incessant chatter...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 13,474 reads 43 comments