1. Can't Deny It: Golden State Warriors Are Undisputed 2015 NBA Title Front-Runners

    The Golden State Warriors are NBA title favorites and it's not even kind-of-sort-of close. This is not a jumps-off-the-page-and-beats-you-senseless stance...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 48,582 reads 321 comments

  2. Numbers Say Tim Duncan Has Plenty Left in the Tank, Even at 39

    Sales pitches are part and parcel of the NBA offseason. Most of the time, they're used to recruit and retain free agents. In some cases, a la Kevin Love and LeBron James in 2014, they're a means to push blockbuster trades through ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 10,035 reads 56 comments

  3. Spurs and Clippers Enter Pivotal Game 7 Fighting for More Than Playoff Survival

    There is more at stake in the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers' series-deciding Game 7 Saturday night than the rights to a deeper playoff push. Make no mistake: The deeper playoff push matters...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 14,562 reads 56 comments

  4. NBA Playoffs 2015: The 8 Best Individual Battles in the Opening Round so Far

    Individual matchups make the NBA playoffs go round. The first segment of the 2015 postseason is drawing to a close, and while its departure is bittersweet, it leaves us with a great many memories to hold near and dear...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 29,569 reads 80 comments

  5. Do San Antonio Spurs or Los Angeles Clippers Have the Edge Entering Huge Game 7?

    Hopefully you're in the mood for more of the Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs, because that's exactly what's on the menu...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 72,146 reads 345 comments

  6. LaMarcus Aldridge or Marc Gasol: Which Star Should NY Knicks Covet More?

    Congratulations, LaMarcus Aldridge and Marc Gasol . You're the next contestants on "Which Superstar Free Agent Is Worthy of Saving the New York Knicks?" As the NBA playoffs ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 18,143 reads 81 comments

  7. How Billy Donovan Can Succeed Where Scott Brooks Didn't for OKC Thunder

    In what is becoming a common theme for first-time NBA head coaches, Billy Donovan joins the Oklahoma City Thunder without the prospect of a honeymoon or grace period, inheriting ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 13,900 reads 24 comments

  8. The Time for Dwight Howard to Win an NBA Title Is Now

    Dwight Howard 's NBA title window is not forever. Dating back to the early stages of the 2014 offseason, there existed serious doubt as to whether he was operating with an open window at all...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 12,469 reads 92 comments

  9. Which NBA Team Has the Best Shot at Making Playoff History in 2015?

    There is, in fact, a silver lining to the first-round deficits that the Milwaukee Bucks and Portland Trail Blazers face: Each team has a chance to make NBA playoff history. To assume this stance is to push the boundaries of optimism...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 30,479 reads 97 comments

  10. Brooklyn Nets Have Golden Opportunity to Play 2015 Postseason Spoiler

    Every year, without fail, at least one potential postseason spoiler is born during the first round of the NBA playoffs...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 14,434 reads 35 comments

  11. Washington Wizards Roll into 2nd Round Dangerous and Revitalized

    All these months later, even after a first-round sweep of the Toronto Raptors , the Washington Wizards are still walking that fine line between legitimate playoff threat and blip on the NBA postseason radar...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 16,475 reads 60 comments

  12. The Debate for NBA's Defensive Player of the Year Only Gets Tougher from Here

    Still surprised at how the NBA 's Defensive Player of the Year race turned out ? Confused as to how Kawhi Leonard took down Draymond Green? Angry over Anthony Davis' lack ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 4,299 reads 25 comments

  13. Derrick Rose Can Recapture 'Superstar' Label During Impending Series vs. Cavs

    With the Chicago Bulls on the cusp of advancing to the second round of the NBA playoffs, Derrick Rose finds himself preparing for something more important than a best-of-seven series against the mighty Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 25,775 reads 170 comments

  14. Warriors Will Carry Statement Comeback Win Throughout Playoffs

    Great NBA teams find a way to win no matter what, and the Golden State Warriors are a great team. At a time when it looked like the New Orleans Pelicans were about to turn ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 46,789 reads 256 comments

  15. LeBron James Getting Exactly What He Needs out of Cavaliers Sidekicks

    LeBron James has everything he needs to win an NBA title with the Cleveland Cavaliers this season . This is to say James has everyone he needs...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 29,102 reads 229 comments

  16. Rajon Rondo, Dallas Mavericks Must Learn from Mistakes Leading to Bitter Divorce

    This is a teachable moment for Rajon Rondo and the Dallas Mavericks . Not five months into their time together, the two sides are already streaking toward a bitter divorce...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 15,114 reads 50 comments

  17. Scott Brooks' Firing Puts Pressure on OKC Thunder to Deliver in 2015-16 Season

    After seeing three years' worth of NBA title pushes burn to the ground, the Oklahoma City Thunder have fired head coach Scott Brooks, a move so drastic it puts even more pressure on an already high-stakes 2015-16 season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 4,127 reads 8 comments

  18. John Wall's Superstar Journey Continues in the 2015 NBA Playoffs

    John Wall knows that we know he's an NBA superstar. He just likes using his necessary playoff heroics as an unnecessary reminder that he's still here, journeying deeper and ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 4,492 reads 10 comments

  19. What NBA's Latest Salary-Cap Projection Means for Its Most Intense Rebuilds

    Only one word is needed to adequately sum up the NBA 's salary-cap projections for the coming years: boom. Two words are needed to describe what this means for the Association's most exhaustive rebuilding projects: plan accordingly...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 33,995 reads 186 comments

  20. New Orleans Pelicans Proving to Be Valuable Warm-Up for Golden State Warriors

    When the first-round matchup between the Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans ends, the NBA stratosphere won't be talking about an upset for the ages. It won't be gushing over an upstart Pelicans squad that upended a title favorite...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 7,356 reads 14 comments

  21. Carmelo Anthony's Free-Agent Gesture Is First Step to Unlocking Knicks' Future

    Rarely at any point this past season did the chance to wax hope over the New York Knicks ' future present itself...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 20,204 reads 103 comments

  22. Pressure Is on Damian Lillard to Step Up and Save Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard is it for the Portland Trail Blazers . For reasons that extend beyond postseason livelihood, the point guard finds himself facing a coming-of-reputation trial ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 7,593 reads 36 comments

  23. Indiana Pacers and Roy Hibbert Appear Headed for an Ugly Offseason

    Roy Hibbert and the Indiana Pacers are speeding toward a long, ugly offseason besieged by awkward questions, fractured egos and deteriorating relations. This is all assuming they start and finish the NBA 's prime vacationing months together...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 15,835 reads 53 comments

  24. Best Individual Matchups in the 1st Round of 2015 NBA Playoffs

    There is more to the NBA playoffs than pitting championship-seeking team against championship-seeking team. Individual matchups matter just as much. They help shape the bigger picture that is the title race...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 17,002 reads 104 comments

  25. Most Dangerous Teams Headed into the 2015 NBA Playoffs

    Warn your favorite— or adopted —NBA playoff team. Dangerously good postseason competition is coming. Identifying the scariest of all playoff participants is twofold...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 3,712 reads 19 comments