1. Risks and Rewards of Pursuing Lance Stephenson in NBA Free Agency

    Initial free-agency dominoes have already fallen, thrusting the Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson to the forefront of available and attainable talent...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 8,268 reads 6 comments

  2. 7 Takeaways from Day 3 of 2014 Las Vegas NBA Summer League

    Who misses the NBA 's Orlando Summer League? Not I. Summertime in Orlando was fun, but the Las Vegas Summer League has been even better, as the action has unfolded while the free-agency pieces begin falling into place...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 76,583 reads 136 comments

  3. Are Cavaliers Smart to Consider Filling Bench with LeBron James' Heat Buddies?

    Being LeBron James ' friend has its advantages. There's (likely) free Nike gear involved, chalk-toss lessons to dabble in and, sometimes, the promise of a job. This is the kind of pull the NBA 's best player possesses...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 28,512 reads 91 comments

  4. Real Pressure Begins Now After Carmelo Anthony's Re-Signing with NY Knicks

    Re-signing Carmelo Anthony is only the beginning. After much ado, after a protracted period of doubt, indecision and slight confusion, the New York Knicks got their guy...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 39,351 reads 257 comments

  5. 9 Takeaways from Day 6 of Orlando Summer League

    Roughly one week later, the NBA 's Orlando Summer League is still going strong. Like, really strong. Free agency is still consuming our offseason lives. Breathe, check Twitter, go bonkers on Google, stalk LeBron James' website, then repeat...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 44,708 reads 40 comments

  6. Timberwolves Playing Risky Game by Turning Away Kevin Love Suitors

    Delaying Kevin Love 's inevitable departure has put the Minnesota Timberwolves in a sticky, risk-ridden situation...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 12,120 reads 62 comments

  7. 9 Takeaways from Day 5 of Orlando Summer League

    Paging all basketball-invested people: Day 5 of the NBA 's Orlando Summer League was big-time. Did you expect it to be anything else? Of course you didn't. You're smart...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 58,311 reads 79 comments

  8. OKC Thunder Badly Need Pau Gasol Pipe Dream to Pay Off

    This Pau Gasol chase really needs to work out for the Oklahoma City Thunder . It probably won't —that's the thing about pipe dreams—but so long as there's a chance ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 11,666 reads 44 comments

  9. Can Phil Jackson Make NY Knicks a Player in Free Agency?

    When the New York Knicks brought in Phil Jackson to run things, the hope was that he could strengthen their wait-and-see approach. Turns out Jackson doesn't like waiting very much...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 20,362 reads 45 comments

  10. 2014 NBA Free Agency Will Dictate Direction of Superteams

    More than the fate of individual players and teams is at stake during NBA free agency. Superteams have gradually transformed from an attainable free-agency standard that players ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 14,904 reads 31 comments

  11. 8 Takeaways from Day 4 of Orlando Summer League

    Allow Day 4 of the NBA summer league to be your escape. Forget about Carmelo Anthony's and LeBron James' free agency. Stop trawling your Twitter timeline in hopes of finding out what color socks they're wearing...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 12,524 reads 82 comments

  12. What's Taking Carmelo Anthony So Long to Pick His Next NBA Team?

    We're waiting on you, Carmelo Anthony . After more than a week of nonstop speculation and anonymously sourced chatter, the New York Knicks superstar is still a free agent...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 39,444 reads 155 comments

  13. Marcin Gortat's Re-Signing Puts More Pressure on Bradley Beal, John Wall

    Marcin Gortat 's new contract doesn't change much for the Washington Wizards . That's the problem. More pointedly, it's Bradley Beal and John Wall 's problem...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 7,780 reads 21 comments

  14. How Free-Agency Dominoes Will Fall After Carmelo Anthony's Decision

    Carmelo Anthony 's indecision has spawned NBA -wide irresolution. More than a week into his first career free-agency safari, Anthony has yet to choose where his future lies...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 102,980 reads 217 comments

  15. 9 Takeaways from Day 3 of Orlando Summer League

    Day 3 of the NBA summer league's a charm. The first two days of summer-league action were super informative and paved the way for scalding-hot takes that attempted to chart a youngster's career trajectory after just one or two performances...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 70,125 reads 107 comments

  16. Is LeBron James' Indecision Making Miami Heat's Reload Nearly Impossible?

    LeBron James isn't doing the Miami Heat any favors. Four years, four NBA Finals appearances and two championships later, you would think some kind of loyalty existed...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 17,597 reads 59 comments

  17. Kevin Love, Not Pau Gasol, Must Be Plan B for Chicago Bulls

    Insight is only as valuable as what you do with it, and the ever-intuitive Chicago Bulls are using theirs to pursue Pau Gasol instead of Kevin Love. This is to say they're using it wrong...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 32,481 reads 163 comments

  18. How Should Pat Riley's Backup Plan Look?

    Pat Riley is the man with the plan. Hopefully he's the man with many plans, because at this rate, the Miami Heat need more than one. Everything about the Heat's offseason was considered a formality at first...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 35,440 reads 145 comments

  19. Biggest Takeaways from Day 2 at Orlando Summer League 2014

    Let's go, Day 2. The Orlando Summer League continued on Sunday. Six different NBA teams were in action with the dual purpose of further evaluating prospects while providing hoops heads everywhere with a July basketball fix...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 58,579 reads 124 comments

  20. Best Potential Options for Indiana Pacers to Upgrade Point Guard Position

    Point guard wanted in Indiana. Strike that: Point guard desperately needed in Indiana. Floor generals are the key to offensive survival. The Indiana Pacers have none. Not a real one...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 17,217 reads 24 comments

  21. Rajon Rondo Must Use 2014-15 Season to Prove He's a Max-Contract Star

    Rajon Rondo wants what he isn't worth. Right now. Speaking on Rondo's future with Yahoo Sports Radio , former Boston Celtics player and current radio analyst Cedric Maxwell ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 42,521 reads 210 comments

  22. Are Oklahoma City Thunder a Real Threat to Sign Pau Gasol?

    Fresh off a Western Conference Finals elimination, the Oklahoma City Thunder are searching for that missing championship piece, and they're hoping they've found it in Pau Gasol ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 15,770 reads 103 comments

  23. How Los Angeles Lakers Can Go from Long Shots to Favorites for Carmelo Anthony

    Somehow, someway, the Los Angeles Lakers have been flying under the radar in their pursuit of superstar free agent Carmelo Anthony . Part of their understated status is self-inflicted...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 18,402 reads 71 comments

  24. Why Isaiah Thomas Is a Real Threat to Bolt Sacramento Kings in Free Agency

    As Darren Collison 's time with the Sacramento Kings begins, Isaiah Thomas ' Sactown reign may be drawing to a close...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 15,178 reads 48 comments

  25. San Antonio Spurs Make Most Sense of Any Contender for Pau Gasol in Free Agency

    After two years of injuries and systematic struggles, Pau Gasol stands before the NBA , a highly sought, title-thirsty free agent who would be wise to start doodling the San Antonio Spurs ' logo inside tiny yet intricate hearts...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 30,060 reads 111 comments