1. NBA Rising Stars Challenge: Buy or Sell Each 'Rising Star' as a Future All-Star

    Not every participant in the NBA 's 2016 Rising Star Challenge is actually an All-Star in the making. Some of them are, sure. But the concept isn't supposed to be taken literally...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 217,362 reads 428 comments

  2. Red Light, Green Light: Evaluating NBA Trade Rumors Approaching All-Star Weekend

    The NBA 's Feb. 18 trade deadline is fast approaching, and the rumor mill is exploding accordingly . With most of the league's general managers at a standstill, waiting to make their next move, this hearsay is all we have...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 26,779 reads 20 comments

  3. The Numbers Game: NBA's Eastern Conference Finally Matching West's Depth

    The NBA has waited a long time for its Eastern Conference teams to catch up with the Western Conference. And, in many ways, it's still waiting. Indeed, all of the East's projected playoff participants are on pace to be over ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 25,714 reads 120 comments

  4. Progress Reports for Kevin Durant's Biggest Free-Agent Suitors

    Did you know Kevin Durant is going to be a free agent over the summer? OK, good. Just wanted to make sure. After all, no one is talking about Durant, or his future with the Oklahoma City Thunder, or any aspect of his impending free agency...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 120,976 reads 198 comments

  5. Friday NBA Roundup: Jimmy Butler Is One Piece Bulls Truly Can't Afford to Lose

    . The Chicago Bulls can lose Derrick Rose. They can soldier on without Nikola Mirotic. They can be just fine without Joakim Noah . They can win without Pau Gasol . They cannot survive without Jimmy Butler...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 31,282 reads 132 comments

  6. Getting Crazy with the NBA Trade Machine Ahead of 2016 Deadline

    Friends don't let friends lose themselves in ESPN's NBA Trade Machine shenanigans. Unless, of course, it's for the good of the Association's Feb. 18 trade deadline. Then it's OK...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 3,133 reads 2 comments

  7. Predicting Final Destinations for the Hottest Names on the 2016 NBA Trade Market

    Dust off those musty old crystal balls. The NBA 's Feb. 18 trade deadline is nigh, and the outcomes of the hottest rumors are ripe for the predicting...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 258,885 reads 282 comments

  8. Jeff Hornacek Firing Means It's Time to Blow Up the Phoenix Suns

    Jeff Hornacek's dismissal from the Phoenix Suns should be the first of many, many dominoes to fall within one of the NBA 's most tumultuous organizations...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 31,681 reads 95 comments

  9. NBA Meme Mania: 2016 All-Star Rosters Edition

    What's better than the 2016 NBA All-Star rosters becoming official ? The memes that follow, of course. Starters, reserves, notable snubs and future Goliaths are the muses behind this edition of # MemeMania ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 6,908 reads 8 comments

  10. NBA All-Star Rosters 2016: Biggest Snubs and Surprises

    Now that the 2016 NBA All-Star rosters are officially official , we have the option to bask in the celebration of those chosen to represent the Feb. 14 superstud exhibition in Toronto...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 198,969 reads 370 comments

  11. Kristaps Porzingis Already Challenging Carmelo Anthony As Knicks' Best Player

    Kristaps Porzingis is the best NBA rookie not named Karl-Anthony Towns. He's also the best New York Knicks player not named Carmelo Anthony ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 28,316 reads 122 comments

  12. Stephen Curry Making Mockery of What Could've Been Epic MVP Race

    Imagine for a second that Stephen Curry didn't exist. Imagine he's not eligible for the NBA 's 2015-16 MVP award. Then, imagine the arguments...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 62,183 reads 131 comments

  13. How Each Failed NBA Rebuild Can Turn Things Around

    Not every NBA rebuild unfolds according to plan. The Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Pelicans and Phoenix Suns are all finding that out now, more so than any other reclamation projects...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 25,258 reads 47 comments

  14. Are 2015-16 Spurs, Warriors the 2 Best Teams NBA Has Ever Seen?

    Only one NBA team has ever cleared 70 victories in a single season. That squad, the Michael Jordan-led 1995-96 Chicago Bulls , remains the league's standard for greatness—the measuring stick for freshly formed superteams and championship units...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 79,345 reads 284 comments

  15. Cleveland Cavaliers Proving They're Among NBA's Elite

    If the Cleveland Cavaliers were guilty of anything during their 34-point loss to the Golden State Warriors on Jan. 18, it was that they aren't, nor will they ever be, the Golden State Warriors...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 45,653 reads 354 comments

  16. Hate Fun? Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors Are Probably Not the Team for You

    Fun isn't for everyone, and neither are the Golden State Warriors . These Warriors used to be universally adored...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 38,745 reads 211 comments

  17. Every NBA Team's Ideal 2016 All-Star Weekend Competitor

    The 2016 superstar showcase is in Toronto this year, and the Feb. 14 tipoff is fast approaching. The voting process will soon close, rosters will be announced shortly thereafter and the weekend slate will then be set in stone...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 53,057 reads 87 comments

  18. Free Trade: How We'd Unload David Lee, Greg Monroe and Markieff Morris

    Please put on your NBA general manager hats, suits, scarfs, leggings, girdles, etc. It's time to talk turkey. Theoretically. In the latest edition of " Free Trade ," sourced reports and speculative musings will inspire our subject matter...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 115,873 reads 142 comments

  19. 2016 NBA Free Agents Playing Their Way into Unexpectedly Large Paydays

    The 2015-16 NBA season is a great time to play for a new contract. Just ask some of the Association's impending free agents. Actually, ask just about any of the league's soon-to-be free agents...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 50,260 reads 112 comments

  20. Draymond Green or Stephen Curry: Who's Been More Valuable to the Warriors?

    Stephen Curry is more valuable than any other player in the NBA , let alone anyone else on the Golden State Warriors ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 18,230 reads 98 comments

  21. Despite G.O.A.T. Status, Michael Jordan's NBA Career Still a Tale of 'What If'

    On Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, Michael Jordan retired from the NBA for a second time. That we have to say "a second time" should incite some level of curiosity...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 79,060 reads 176 comments

  22. Stock Up, Stock Down for the NBA's Biggest 2016 Trade Chips

    Teams look to rebuild for the future. They scour the Association for win-now talent in hopes of vaulting into the championship discussion. Contract situations get messy. Players underachieve...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 46,850 reads 61 comments

  23. NBA Players Whose Trade Value Will Never Be Higher

    With the NBA 's Feb. 18 trade deadline fast approaching, it's becoming clear that, in the spirit of Cheap Trick , certain players want rival general managers to want them. That, or they just want to play exceptional basketball and are succeeding...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 72,025 reads 63 comments

  24. Predicting Biggest Movers and Shakers Before NBA Trade Deadline

    Haters, well, they're gonna hate. And NBA teams, well, a select few of them are gonna trade. Some squads will let the Feb. 18 trade deadline come to pass without acknowledging its existence...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 133,207 reads 204 comments

  25. Summing Up Every NBA Team's Season so Far in a Tweet

    If there is one thing to take away from the 2015-16 NBA campaign thus far, it's this: People tweet. Is 140 characters enough for someone to sum up a team's entire 2015-16 season? Let's find out...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 99,488 reads 142 comments