1. The 10 Biggest Storylines Dominating the NBA at the Quarter-Season Mark

    Quarter-season NBA marks are big. Now is the time things start falling into place. The Western Conference playoff picture begins to take shape, while the Eastern Conference playoff picture continues hurting your eyes...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 26,109 reads 32 comments

  2. Report: Carmelo Anthony Will Waive No-Trade Clause If NY Knicks Find Right Deal

    Twenty. That's the number of losses it's taken for Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks to wind up here, at an apparent impasse, where the threat of trade rumors looms large...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 72,294 reads 113 comments

  3. Point Guard Kobe Bryant Sums Up Everything Wrong with Los Angeles Lakers

    All these years later, months removed from injury rehabilitation, speeding toward the end of his NBA career, Kobe Bryant is still viewed as this immortal lifeline the Los Angeles Lakers can exploit and exhaust to their liking...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 13,330 reads 57 comments

  4. NBA Record Watch at the Quarter-Season Mark

    Most NBA records are just waiting to be shattered. By Anthony Davis. The impressive ones, anyway. More seriously, most records are built to fall. Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game isn't one of them, but other exceptions are rare...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 1,615 reads 3 comments

  5. How to Complete the Minnesota Timberwolves' Rebuild in 2 Easy Steps

    Almost every rebuilding NBA team reaches a point when it must stop, look at the roster and shout "Hey! We're rebuilding!" from the tops of mountains, skyscrapers or executive bow front desks...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 11,238 reads 41 comments

  6. Breaking Down the Numbers Behind New York Knicks' Dismal 2014-15 Start

    Alarming trends are emerging in the Big Apple, where the New York Knicks continue to lose games in every way imaginable...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 3,067 reads 9 comments

  7. Carmelo Anthony and New York Knicks Are Reportedly Infighting

    Stuck in the throes of a franchise-worst start , the 4-19 New York Knicks aren't doling out smiles or hugs among one another. Go figure. Losing breeds infighting. The Knicks have done a lot of losing...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 107,470 reads 263 comments

  8. Grading Every 1st-Year NBA Coach at 2014-15 Quarter-Season Mark

    First-year NBA coaching report cards are en route. You are now free to back off the edge of your seat. Nine first-year coaches are haunting the sidelines in 2014-15. This is not to be confused with nine new-to-the-NBA head honchos...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 31,240 reads 56 comments

  9. Byron Scott Facing Same Old Problems as Mike D'Antoni and Mike Brown

    Byron Scott is no different than Mike D'Antoni and Mike Brown, his two predecessors. Both inevitably crashed and burned amid substandard results that didn't measure up to the Los Angeles Lakers ' disproportionate expectations...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 7,645 reads 51 comments

  10. 6 NBA Teams Entering Make-or-Break Territory at NBA's Quarter-Season Mark

    Whoa, the 2014-15 NBA regular season is 25 percent of the way there. Not even Bon Jovi can believe it. Quarter-season marks aren't typically celebrated...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 31,499 reads 73 comments

  11. Stephen Curry Defends Mark Jackson, Calls Owner's Comments a 'Distraction'

    Stephen Curry still has Mark Jackson's back. It's been months since the Golden State Warriors canned Jackson...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 29,190 reads 90 comments

  12. Is Rajon Rondo Making Case to Stay with Celtics or Just Raising Trade Value?

    Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics are nearing a somewhat familiar fork in the road. Long the rumor-mill hub, Rondo continues to register splashy stat lines that are valuable both inside and outside the organization...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 5,864 reads 21 comments

  13. Are LA Lakers or Boston Celtics the Better Free-Agent Fit for Rajon Rondo?

    In due time, Rajon Rondo will have a decision to make. Does he remain with the Boston Celtics, the team that drafted him and is now deep into an extensive rebuild? Or does he ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 14,186 reads 136 comments

  14. The 1 Trade Target Every NBA Contender Should Consider Adding

    Championship-chasing NBA teams need help too. Most of the time devoted to trade speculation is spent on floundering and fringe squads that need significant upgrades in order to take the next required step...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 34,464 reads 75 comments

  15. Are Brooklyn Nets Ready to Blow Up Overpriced Core?

    It's a tale almost as old Mikhail Prokhorov's NBA ownership tenure. The Brooklyn Nets are overpaying for an on-court product that has already reached its apex...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 5,844 reads 17 comments

  16. Jordan Hill Stepping Up Yet Again for Los Angeles Lakers

    Jordan Hill is coming up huge for a Los Angeles Lakers contingent that is forced to find silver linings in small victories. A time-thwarting performance from Kobe Bryant . A burst of explosion from Ed Davis...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 12,041 reads 40 comments

  17. Who Has Had the More Successful Return: Derrick Rose or Kobe Bryant?

    Derrick Rose and Kobe Bryant are not united by age or roles or even team circumstances. By most measurements, they're vastly different—two different players from two separate eras traveling divergent paths...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 34,244 reads 149 comments

  18. 6 NBA Teams in Desperate Need of a Roster Shake-Up

    Flawed rosters can derail an NBA team's entire season—especially when said club has expectations to meet. Failing to play up to required standards demands change...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 40,082 reads 121 comments

  19. Los Angeles Lakers' Next Chapter May Not Go According to Plan

    When evaluating the Los Angeles Lakers ' lusterless state against immediate ambitions, it's important to understand that there is still time for them to change course...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 4,470 reads 16 comments

  20. NBA Blockbuster Trades That Should Happen During 2014-15 Season

    Good news, fellow NBA apologists. December is here, and with it comes a license for us hoops heads to shake things up, general manager-style...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 290,585 reads 586 comments

  21. Tough December Schedule Will Be True Test of Milwaukee Bucks' Place in East

    Although the Milwaukee Bucks continue to bask in the glow of their hot start to 2014-15, it is not the early-season victories and ladder-climbing, however impressive, that will determine their Eastern Conference standing...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 2,340 reads 5 comments

  22. Onus Is on LeBron James to Carry Cleveland Cavaliers for Now

    LeBron James cannot yet disperse the burden of winning among his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates. That cross is, for now, still his to bear alone...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 13,207 reads 35 comments

  23. Buying or Selling Portland Trail Blazers' 8-Game Win Streak?

    The Portland Trail Blazers have been here before, riding an extensive winning streak, staking claim in the Western Conference's championship race, establishing themselves as a premier, early-season powerhouse...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 2,521 reads 15 comments

  24. Rebuild Mode Would Be Empty Exercise for New York Knicks This Season

    Of the scant few luxuries the New York Knicks enjoy, an ability to rebuild without regard for 2014-15 is not among them. Impatience has often been cited as the force behind their transition-allergic rituals...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 6,657 reads 49 comments

  25. 5 NBA Teams That Should Strongly Consider a Coaching Change

    Too bad they don't make swinging-ax-proof suits. Most NBA coaches would purchase them by the dozen. Coaching is a fickle profession rife with turnover. Sideline meanderers lose their jobs frequently...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 47,968 reads 156 comments