1. Will the Los Angeles Lakers Be Better Than Expected Next Season?

    Looking at the Los Angeles Lakers ' offseason, their intentions are clear: preserve money, grind out 2014-15 and entrust future standing to free agency. Figuring out what such cap conservation means for 2014-15 itself is less explicit...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 4,544 reads 15 comments

  2. Predicting Los Angeles Lakers' Opening Night Lineup Under Byron Scott

    And just like that, Byron Scott 's honeymoon with the Los Angeles Lakers is officially over. True, said honeymoon lasted all of about 3.4 seconds, but that's a lifetime in Laker Land...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 42,698 reads 80 comments

  3. Derrick Rose: 'It's Gonna Be Funny' Watching Doubters 'Eat Their Words'

    Derrick Rose hopes his critics are hungry, because he plans on stuffing their mouths with hefty helpings of defiance...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 104,391 reads 709 comments

  4. Byron Scott Says Los Angeles Lakers 'Better Be Ready to Play Some Defense'

    Byron Scott is wasting little time in reminding the Los Angeles Lakers there are two sides to every basketball court...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 70,361 reads 249 comments

  5. 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 2 months ago 93,607 reads 378 comments

  6. 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 2 months ago 10,462 reads 188 comments

  7. 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 2 months ago 25,172 reads 43 comments

  8. 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 2 months ago 42,046 reads 164 comments

  9. 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 2 months ago 19,329 reads 138 comments

  10. 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 2 months ago 118,281 reads 221 comments

  11. 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 2 months ago 21,082 reads 98 comments

  12. 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 2 months ago 14,515 reads 94 comments

  13. 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 2 months ago 19,008 reads 127 comments

  14. 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 2 months ago 39,880 reads 131 comments

  15. 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 2 months ago 22,051 reads 83 comments

  16. 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 2 months ago 13,045 reads 64 comments

  17. 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 2 months ago 85,522 reads 358 comments

  18. 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 2 months ago 25,875 reads 125 comments

  19. 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 2 months ago 10,982 reads 38 comments

  20. 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 2 months ago 80,808 reads 233 comments

  21. 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 2 months ago 4,638 reads 88 comments

  22. 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 2 months ago 12,856 reads 59 comments

  23. 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 2 months ago 52,433 reads 195 comments

  24. 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 2 months ago 184,470 reads 366 comments

  25. 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 3 months ago 25,986 reads 106 comments