1. 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 4 months ago 15,123 reads 50 comments

  2. 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 4 months ago 4,129 reads 8 comments

  3. 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 4 months ago 4,505 reads 10 comments

  4. 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 4 months ago 34,027 reads 186 comments

  5. 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 4 months ago 7,357 reads 14 comments

  6. 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 4 months ago 20,210 reads 103 comments

  7. 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 4 months ago 7,603 reads 36 comments

  8. 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 15,844 reads 53 comments

  9. 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 17,012 reads 104 comments

  10. 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 5 months ago 3,717 reads 19 comments

  11. Kevin Durant Says 'Hell No' When Asked About Watching 2015 NBA Playoffs

    Kevin Durant is just like you—provided you also aren't planning to follow the NBA playoffs this year...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 100,712 reads 232 comments

  12. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls: 1st-Round Analysis and Predictions

    The NBA 's Eastern Conference is light on quality first-round playoff matchups, but the opening-round date between the Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks is an exception...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 27,176 reads 188 comments

  13. 6 NBA Players Who Are Officially 'Injury Prone' After 2014-15 Season

    Move over, Derrick Rose . Make room, Rajon Rondo . Slide over, Anderson Varejao . Step aside, Dwyane Wade . Thanks to the injury-inviting rigors of the NBA 's regular season, y'all have company...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 2,624 reads 3 comments

  14. The 10 Best Stat Lines of the 2014-15 NBA Season

    Goodbye, 2014-15 NBA regular season. Hello, stat-line nostalgia. We have no choice but to bid the NBA's regular season farewell, so we need to make sure it receives a proper sendoff...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 21,996 reads 68 comments

  15. How the NBA's Top MVP Candidates Stack Up in the History Books

    Stephen Curry and James Harden will have us believe that the NBA 's MVP race is over, but let's bathe in historical perspective as if they're wrong. Even though they're not...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 22,834 reads 158 comments

  16. Updated 2014-15 NBA Playoff Scenarios Heading into Season's Final Two Days

    Eighty games is hardly enough to determine the 2015 NBA playoff picture. But once the season draws to a close on Wednesday, the league will finally have its definitive postseason bracket...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 32,659 reads 82 comments

  17. New York Knicks Going All out for Greg Monroe Would Be the Wrong Move

    Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are carving a future out of failure, publicly selling fans on an offseason turnaround forged from free-agent and draft-day triumph worth the strain and struggle 60-plus losses incite...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 31,543 reads 158 comments

  18. Ranking the Best 5-Man Units Heading into 2015 NBA Playoffs

    Few things serve as better NBA playoff primers than a comprehensive ranking of the league's best Big Threes , and it just so happens a sweeping look at the most harrowing Big Fives is one of them...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 115,221 reads 347 comments

  19. Which Playoff-Bound NBA Stars Will Shoulder the Heaviest Burden?

    Appearing in the NBA playoffs is a gift. In some instances, though, it's also a curse—a taxing burden borne from circumstances that demand one player carry his team more than others...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 23,537 reads 84 comments

  20. Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert Emerging as NBA's Best Defensive Frontcourt

    Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors aren't your typically touted brand of defensive dynamos. You won't find them on the covers of magazines, or playing on national television ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 4,741 reads 16 comments

  21. Stephen Curry Stamps Bid for 2015 MVP with Historic Performance Against Blazers

    Sometimes Stephen Curry happens. In the Golden State Warriors ' 116-105 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers Thursday night at Oracle Arena, Stephen Curry happened in a big way...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 137,243 reads 692 comments

  22. Thabo Sefolosha Injury Opens Door for Atlanta Hawks' X-Factor to Shine

    Rarely, if ever, do late-season, pre - NBA playoff injuries portend good times. But Thabo Sefolosha 's inopportune, protracted stint on the shelf has the chance to be an exception for the Atlanta Hawks ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 12,623 reads 14 comments

  23. Putting Russell Westbrook's Statistical Crusade Back in Perspective

    Russell Westbrook 's statistical assault on the rest of the NBA is everything you want, don't want and can't fathom all at the same time. To whittle it down even further: It's a season worthy of Russell Westbrook...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 14,580 reads 103 comments

  24. Does Fate of Los Angeles Clippers' Big 3 Ride on 2014-15 NBA Playoffs?

    When the NBA playoffs begin, the Los Angeles Clippers , regardless of seeding and opponent, will be playing to keep their championship hopes alive. They may also be playing for the right to keep their Big Three intact...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 5,054 reads 40 comments

  25. Nick Young Putting His Los Angeles Lakers Future in Question

    Nick Young is doing a really nice job of submerging his future with the Los Angeles Lakers in oceans of uncertainty. The 29-year-old shooting guard hasn't played since Feb...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 34,978 reads 128 comments