1. Best One-on-One NBA Star Duels of the Season

    Kobe Bryant and LeBron James went head-to-head on Thursday night, mercilessly attacking everyone and anyone—including each other...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 34,137 reads 97 comments

  2. Are the Golden State Warriors Invincible?

    Although the Golden State Warriors don't appear to be wearing indestructible suits of armor over their blue and gold jerseys, they might as well be. An NBA -best 31-5, winners of their last eight games, the Warriors look infallible...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 18,846 reads 114 comments

  3. What's the Breaking Point for Cleveland Cavaliers and David Blatt?

    David Blatt and the Cleveland Cavaliers are not who they're supposed to be. LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving have not meshed as planned. Losers of their last six contests, the Cavaliers are now below ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 5,746 reads 8 comments

  4. Los Angeles Lakers Making Right Call to Avoid a Kobe Bryant Shutdown

    There is no single remedy that will treat or cure what ails the Los Angeles Lakers . Each purported ploy that suggests otherwise is as flawed as the next—not the least of which ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 10,759 reads 56 comments

  5. Best Potential 2015 Free-Agent Landing Spots for Tayshaun Prince

    Tayshaun Prince needs a new, semi-permanent NBA home. After being traded from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Boston Celtics as part of a three-team deal that was first reported ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 21,941 reads 40 comments

  6. 2015 NBA Free Agents Who Need a Monster Second Half to Get Paid

    Half of an NBA regular season can make a world of difference. In the case of certain impending free agents looking for career paydays, it needs to make a world of difference...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 22,314 reads 42 comments

  7. New York Knicks Should End Charade, Pull Plug on Andrea Bargnani for Good

    After more than a year of pretending there's been something to glean or salvage from the relationship between Andrea Bargnani and the New York Knicks , it's time for one of the NBA 's biggest charades to finally end...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 11,659 reads 37 comments

  8. 7 NBA Players Who Deserve More 2015 MVP Consideration

    What's in an NBA MVP candidate? All sorts of things. Big names. Bigger wins. Provocative stat lines. Transcendent consistency. Profound impacts—those which go beyond the box score...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 38,821 reads 157 comments

  9. Playing Pretender or Contender with 2015 Surprise NBA Powerhouses

    Welcome to the inadvertent golden age of NBA powerhouses. Fueled by a stacked Western Conference and a select few Eastern Conference teams, the championship race has arguably never been more wide open...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 41,069 reads 290 comments

  10. Portland Trail Blazers Are Sneaking into the NBA Championship Race

    Game by game, win by win, the Portland Trail Blazers are reminding the Western Conference that, in the race for an NBA championship, they will not be left behind. Excellence has become the standard for Western Conference contenders...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 14,137 reads 46 comments

  11. Los Angeles Lakers Have Every Incentive to Turn Youth Loose

    Midway through a season rife with frustration and cold, hard truths, the Los Angeles Lakers have every incentive to turn their youth loose. This was always going to be a transition year for the storied Lakers...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 17,867 reads 66 comments

  12. Kemba Walker Hits Game-Winners, but Can He Save the Charlotte Hornets' Season?

    If there is such a thing as a clutch gene, Kemba Walker , as he's shown time and again, has it. With Wednesday's matchup between the Charlotte Hornets and New Orleans Pelicans ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 2,971 reads 23 comments

  13. Finding the Right Fit for a Reggie Jackson Trade Is Tougher Than You Think

    Seeking out and then orchestrating the ideal Reggie Jackson trade is not a mindless undertaking for the Oklahoma City Thunder . This of course assumes the Thunder are trying or open to trading him at all...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 17,166 reads 49 comments

  14. The Fatal Flaw That Could Sink Every 2015 NBA Title Contender

    One flaw can derail an entire NBA team's season. Contenders too? Contenders too. Imperfections are unavoidable in the NBA, even for the most dominant teams. Problems and shortcomings arise over the course of an 82-game season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 24,024 reads 80 comments

  15. Cleveland Cavaliers Paying Steep Price for Desperately Needed Rim Protection

    Trapped in the middle of the Eastern Conference, plagued by injuries and lacking size, the Cleveland Cavaliers needed to trade for rim protection. So, they traded for rim protection—at great personal expense...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 117,163 reads 406 comments

  16. New York Knicks' Tanking Blueprint to Get Franchise Back on Track

    J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert are gone. The losing may now begin. Or rather, continue. Shipping out Smith and Shumpert for fodder and cap space—a move first reported ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 18,776 reads 68 comments

  17. 5 Potential D-League Call-Ups for New York Knicks with Open Roster Spots

    With victories hard to come by and the roster now stripped of rotation players, the New York Knicks are prime real estate for NBA Developmental League prospects...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 15,143 reads 15 comments

  18. Will 2015 Free Agents Take Advantage of NBA's East-West Disparity?

    One NBA conference's cumulative futility may end up becoming a coveted free-agent opportunity. At a time when the Eastern Conference is more notorious for its hoarded haplessness ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 5,676 reads 7 comments

  19. Sacramento Kings Playing a Dangerous Game with DeMarcus Cousins

    Four-plus years later, after surviving botched beginnings and forging renewed hope, the Sacramento Kings are still the team that isn't doing DeMarcus Cousins any favors...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 45,897 reads 88 comments

  20. 6 NBA Teams Primed to Enter 2015 as Definite Trade-Market Buyers

    Long live the NBA 's trade-deadline buyers. Focus often shifts to the Association's sellers at this point of the season. The league's Feb...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 186,590 reads 267 comments

  21. Rajon Rondo Says He Hasn't Played Real Defense in 'A Couple Years'

    Being traded from the Boston Celtics to the Dallas Mavericks has been great for Rajon Rondo . He has a slew of brand-new offensive weapons to work beside, is now chasing an ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 97,419 reads 104 comments

  22. Please Reset Your Expectations for Cleveland Cavs After LeBron James' Injury

    Initial standards—however aggressive—are no match for reality. And for the freshly forged, still-unpolished Cleveland Cavaliers , in the aftermath of LeBron James ' ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 28,650 reads 100 comments

  23. Dallas Mavericks Showing the NBA New Rebuilding Blueprint

    In the NBA 's perpetual cycle of rebuilds and roster-razings, the Dallas Mavericks stand alone. Some teams bottom out in search of better days, hoping pre -designed atrocity yields superstar draft picks and inevitably shortens their rebuild...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 35,784 reads 92 comments

  24. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers Finally on Verge of Finding Balanced Formula

    Midway through a season more about soul-searching than substance, the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant have stumbled upon a formula that works, both now and in the long run...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 22,817 reads 45 comments

  25. How New Orleans Pelicans Can Build a Contender Around Anthony Davis

    Anthony Davis' rapid rise through the NBA superstar ranks has put the New Orleans Pelicans in a simultaneously powerful and problematic position. Lofty expectations are a reality with him at the center of on-court happenings...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 10,559 reads 60 comments