1. What Should We Believe About 'Stalled' Talks Between Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat?

    Dwyane Wade 's return to the Miami Heat is supposed to be the second-surest outcome of NBA free agency, right behind LeBron James running it back with the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 55,620 reads 140 comments

  2. Don't Think NBA Title Has Solved Cavs' Kevin Love Conundrum

    Even after upsetting the Golden State Warriors and unexpectedly winning an NBA title, the Cleveland Cavaliers are not yet free of their Kevin Love dilemma. Yup, it's still there...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 27,493 reads 36 comments

  3. What's Next for 2016 Offseason After NBA Draft?

    So, now what? This year's NBA draft set the stage for what figures to be a tumultuous offseason. Prospects were reached for, others passed on. Logjams were created or intensified...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 88,031 reads 137 comments

  4. Cooking Up Last-Minute Trades Before the 2016 NBA Draft

    Peel your eyes from the NBA 's draft rumor mill for a minute. Rehashing Twitter timelines every two seconds is for bystanders. We're doers. It's our draft-day duty to make imaginary trades on behalf of NBA general managers...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 138,931 reads 191 comments

  5. Official Guide to 2016 NBA Offseason Conspiracy Theories

    It's offseason conspiracy theory time! Most summers aren't laden with talk of collusion, but this year is different. There are bunches of potentially contrived subplots to dissect...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 2,105 reads 0 comments

  6. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Championship Parade: Live Blog, Highlights and Analysis

    That just happened, Cleveland. The Cleveland Cavaliers ' championship parade is over. It was fun. And long. Too long. But there was confetti. Players danced. LeBron James spoke...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 142,069 reads 78 comments

  7. Post-NBA Finals Power Rankings: Early 2016-17 Projections for All 30 Teams

    Let the Cleveland Cavaliers bask in the afterglow of their first-ever NBA title. They deserve it. But the 2015-16 season has been over for, like, a minute, and that means we're ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 23,705 reads 10 comments

  8. Nothing Will Ever Be the Same for Cavaliers, Warriors After Game 7 of NBA Finals

    Almost nothing about the 2016 NBA Finals has been predictable. And after Sunday's Game 7, regardless of who wins, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will be left to ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 232,517 reads 393 comments

  9. Playing Keep or Trade with Every Lottery Pick in 2016 NBA Draft

    To borrow (and reconstruct) a quote from Saw : Let's play a game —an NBA draft game. Between now and the June 23 selection soiree, the Association's rumor mill will reach its boiling point...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 150,507 reads 220 comments

  10. How Every NBA Team Should Sum Up Its 2015-16 Season on Twitter

    Every NBA team is about to get a Twitter account named after its 2015-16 season. That is a serious statement. We never joke about fake Twitter musings. That would be weird. The makers behind each of these accounts (me) are totally unknown...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 148,958 reads 60 comments

  11. NBA Free Agents 2016: Best Bargain Buys on the Market

    With the NBA 's salary cap gearing up for an unprecedented explosion, great bargains will be tough to find. League-wide spending is set to increase by more than $20 million, per USA Today 's Jeff Zillgitt ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 137,674 reads 108 comments

  12. Savvy NBA Offseason Trade Ideas That Would Quietly Rock the NBA in 2016-17

    Let's subtly shake up the NBA 's competitive landscape for 2016-17, shall we? Blockbuster deals were the focus when we last met . Under-the-radar scenarios will be our spirit animal this time around...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 384,178 reads 311 comments

  13. Lock 'Em Up: Top 2016 NBA Free Agents Teams Can't Afford to Lose

    Some NBA free agents actually are irreplaceable. We talk about the top available talents a lot, mostly assuming incumbent teams are better off retaining each potential flight risk...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 69,604 reads 97 comments

  14. Don't Be Surprised by These Big-Money Deals During Wild NBA Offseason

    In advance of an unprecedented salary-cap explosion this summer, the NBA has (unofficially) turned to Oprah as inspiration for its (totally unsanctioned) free-agent slogan...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 42,429 reads 58 comments

  15. Do Cleveland Cavaliers Have a Prayer Without Kevin Love in Game 3?

    If the Cleveland Cavaliers are to hold home court against the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, they'll need to do it without Kevin Love ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 34,613 reads 101 comments

  16. Title or No Title, Golden State Warriors Facing Pivotal 2016 Offseason

    Would an NBA team coming off two consecutive titles ever rattle its core for the chance to extend an already wide-open championship window? The Golden State Warriors are about to let us know...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 36,694 reads 56 comments

  17. For Kristaps Porzingis' Sake, NY Knicks Shouldn't Trade Carmelo Anthony

    Lost somewhere between the search for a new head coach and questions surrounding the methods and motives of team president Phil Jackson is the status of Carmelo Anthony 's future with the New York Knicks ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 30,920 reads 151 comments

  18. NBA Free Agents Who Could Sign Under Market Value for a Contender Next Season

    Pay cuts and below-market contracts are overrated NBA free-agency talking points. Just not this summer. According to USA Today 's Jeff Zillgitt , the NBA's salary cap will jump to $92 million this offseason, and that changes things...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 277,808 reads 206 comments

  19. Surprise Scenarios That Could Shake Up the 2016 NBA Draft

    Not all NBA drafts unfold according to plan. Teams vacillate between potential choices. They consider moving up in the order. They consider moving down. They try consolidating picks, hoping to acquire a superstar...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 133,678 reads 196 comments

  20. Potential 2016 Offseason Blockbusters That Could Alter the NBA Landscape

    Grab your imagination hats. It's time to hypothetically, and significantly, tinker with the NBA 's competitive landscape. Trades and free-agency signings will be our tools for this mission...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 236,290 reads 475 comments

  21. Complete 2016 NBA Finals Matchup Breakdown and Prediction

    It's deja vu for the NBA Finals . After throttling the rest of the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers are within four victories of their first-ever title. Again...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 38,450 reads 223 comments

  22. 5 Keys to Epic Golden State Warriors-Oklahoma City Thunder Game 7

    Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder is upon us. This is it—for both teams...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 35,909 reads 103 comments

  23. How Much Money Does Your NBA Team Have to Spend in 2016 Free Agency?

    Your favorite NBA team doesn't have as much cap space ahead of free agency as you might think. For now. Tales of offseason grandeur are always in vogue this time of year...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 284,324 reads 261 comments

  24. So Long, Eastern Conference Playoffs: LeBron James Put You Out of Your Misery

    Dear 2016 NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs, So long. Farewell. Auf Wiedersehen. Goodbye. It's been real—real unnecessary...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 98,904 reads 377 comments

  25. OKC Thunder on the Brink of Unprecedented NBA Playoffs Run

    The Oklahoma City Thunder should not be here, up 3-1 on the best-ever Golden State Warriors team, one win away from the NBA Finals. They shouldn't even be in the Western Conference Finals...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 53,281 reads 192 comments