1. 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

  2. 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 34,254 reads 149 comments

  3. 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 40,089 reads 121 comments

  4. 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

  5. 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 290,615 reads 586 comments

  6. 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 2,344 reads 5 comments

  7. 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 13,208 reads 35 comments

  8. 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 2,522 reads 15 comments

  9. 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 6,663 reads 49 comments

  10. 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

  11. Why We Can and Can't Believe in the Toronto Raptors' Hot Start

    Hot starts can be misleading in the NBA , their existence both aesthetically appealing and totally temporary. In some cases, though, they're the beginning of something spectacular and sustainable...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 13,537 reads 56 comments

  12. Marc Gasol Playing Like True Superstar as Elite Memphis Grizzlies Roll

    Just as the Memphis Grizzlies are collectively underestimated, Marc Gasol has spent most of his NBA days being criminally underrated, his name and game a serial symbol for stardom on the outskirts superstardom...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 3,733 reads 22 comments

  13. The 10 NBA Players with the Most Trade Value Right Now

    Speculation is in the air. So too is stuffing. And gravy. Maybe that's what we're smelling. But we're also detecting a hint of NBA trade speculation...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 80,312 reads 199 comments

  14. Miami Heat Must Find Identity Outside Dwyane Wade

    In order to move on from LeBron James' departure, the Miami Heat need an identity. Less than 15 games into a season simultaneously teeming with promise and problems, they've found one...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 5,278 reads 11 comments

  15. Kobe Bryant Scoffs at Hometown Discounts as a 'Coup' Against Players

    Kobe Bryant isn't about to pat Dirk Nowitzki on the back. More pointedly, Bryant won't ever placate NBA owners by accepting a hometown discount or below-market contract...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 71,232 reads 388 comments

  16. Time to Stop Sleeping on Milwaukee Bucks

    Not one aspect of the Milwaukee Bucks ' start to 2014-15 was planned or projected—not the moxie or mettle with which they carry themselves, not the wins they've collected, ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 32,628 reads 54 comments

  17. Meet the NBA's Most One-Dimensional Teams This Season

    There are two sides to every basketball court. Did you know that? OK, good. Some NBA teams do not. Or at least, some NBA teams acknowledge there are two sides to every basketball court more often than others...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 53,823 reads 104 comments

  18. There Is No Comparing John Wall and Kyrie Irving Anymore

    Sometimes even the greatest of NBA disputes are terminated in an instant, bringing an end to warring parallels that tirelessly hoard headlines and dominate discussions for years...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 71,188 reads 206 comments

  19. 5 Trade Targets Cleveland Cavaliers Should Pursue to Help Fix Defense

    Balance is important in the NBA . The star-stuffed Cleveland Cavaliers are an imbalanced team. Finding offense hasn't been a problem to start 2014-15...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 19,607 reads 68 comments

  20. Iman Shumpert's Free Agency Will Be Very Expensive Decision for New York Knicks

    Iman Shumpert 's future, regardless of what it holds and where it takes him, is already proving costly for the battle-busted New York Knicks . Part of his future has already been decided upon...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 6,794 reads 38 comments

  21. Cleveland Cavaliers GM Says 'No One Is Untouchable' in Trade Talks

    Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin is a tall-tale teller. I think. During an interview in which he discussed the Cavaliers' progress at length with Northeast ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 58,719 reads 108 comments

  22. Benching Carlos Boozer for Ed Davis Is the Only Choice for Los Angeles Lakers

    Change can be a scary thing in the NBA . Substituting Carlos Boozer for Ed Davis in the Los Angeles Lakers ' starting lineup is not one of those changes...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 19,650 reads 22 comments

  23. Chris Bosh Turned Down Houston Rockets to Avoid More Big 3 Pressure

    Big Threes are overrated—you know, after you've spent four years being a part of one. And if your name is Chris Bosh ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 55,942 reads 118 comments

  24. Early 2014-15 Report Card Grades for Every NBA Team

    Break out those red pens. It's NBA report card season. Why yes, the 2014-15 crusade is still in its infancy. Glad you noticed. But that doesn't mean the Association's teams aren't in need of grading...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 280,973 reads 312 comments

  25. Miami Heat's Problems Go Beyond Missing LeBron James

    LeBron James is not the Miami Heat 's missing link. Losing him to the Cleveland Cavaliers stung. It still stings...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 34,589 reads 41 comments