1. Ranking the Most Attractive Trade Targets in the NBA

    Some NBA trade targets are (much) more appealing than others. We already looked at the players who hold the most auction value. The focus there was on the potential return teams could generate from certain names...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 92,829 reads 111 comments

  2. The NBA's Biggest Busts So Far This Season

    Not everything goes according to plan over the course of an NBA season. Teams know this; they brace for it. Sometimes, though, there is no preparing for certain flops...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 78,819 reads 78 comments

  3. Overlooked No More, Brooklyn Nets' Sean Kilpatrick Is the Real Deal

    At the end of a surprise double-overtime victory against the Los Angeles Clippers on Nov. 29, Sean Kilpatrick made his way off the floor, embracing each of his Brooklyn Nets teammates as he went...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 20,991 reads 15 comments

  4. 10 Most Surprising Players in the Early Portion of the 2016-17 NBA Season

    The 2016-17 NBA season is littered with unexpected performances, both good and bad—all of which are worth ample discussion...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 68,044 reads 77 comments

  5. The Trade Target Each NBA Team Should Be Chasing Right Now

    Hopefully, you own an NBA general manager's hat for all 30 teams. The league's unofficial trade season begins next Thursday...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 226,320 reads 149 comments

  6. NBA Teams in Desperate Need of Trades

    Certain NBA teams have seen enough of their products to know things just aren't working. Maybe they tried to expedite a rebuild and failed. Perhaps they went all-in on last season's model only to see the upgraded version flop...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 89,958 reads 114 comments

  7. The One Hurdle Preventing Each 2017 NBA Title Contender from Winning It All

    There are no sure things in the NBA . We think the unfairly good Golden State Warriors will get a chance to avenge last year's NBA Finals collapse against the Cleveland Cavaliers...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 52,241 reads 93 comments

  8. NBA Blockbuster Trades That Should Happen During 2016-17 Season

    Are you ready for some hypothetical NBA blockbuster trades? Of course you are. There is no such thing as too many brain-bending ideas—so long as they're approached with the perfect mix of creativity and realism...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 127,476 reads 114 comments

  9. Spotlight or No Spotlight, Giannis Antetokounmpo Is an NBA Superstar

    NEW YORK — It's early in the third quarter of the Milwaukee Bucks ' 111-93 victory over the Brooklyn Nets . Sean Kilpatrick feeds Trevor Booker a bounce pass just outside the paint...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 43,488 reads 73 comments

  10. The Biggest Early-Season Concern Facing Each NBA Team

    More NBA basketball has been played than you think. Believe it or not, the 2016-17 campaign is around one-quarter of the way gone...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 51,489 reads 79 comments

  11. Best and Worst Contracts in the NBA So Far in 2016-17

    As the NBA adjusts to its new salary-cap climate, it's only right that we update the best and worst contracts accordingly. Players on rookie-scale deals will not be a part of this conversation, since their earning potential is heavily capped...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 94,696 reads 82 comments

  12. Meme Mania: What Every NBA Team Should Be Most Thankful for This Thanksgiving

    Before you change into your Thanksgiving Day binge-eating pants, let us first give thanks...to basketball. Fans of every NBA team have something to be grateful for...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 468 reads 0 comments

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

    Nothing prepares us for a sixth helping of Thanksgiving turkey and gravy like some hypothetical NBA trade talk—a riff on players with the most chopping-block appeal right now, to be more specific...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 96,493 reads 169 comments

  14. Ranking the NBA's Most Surprising Hot Starts So Far

    With every NBA team nearly one-fifth of the way through its 2016-17 regular-season schedule, we've reached a point where the hottest, most surprising starts must be entertained as the new normal...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 49,487 reads 60 comments

  15. 5 Breakout NBA Players Nobody Saw Coming

    Every year, there are a handful of NBA players who like to remind us that we don't know everything—or sometimes, anything...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 110,834 reads 76 comments

  16. Joel Embiid Is Already on the Cusp of Being an Elite NBA Center

    For the Philadelphia 76ers , it's games like Thursday's nationally televised matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves and burgeoning superstar Karl-Anthony Towns that remind them why they're embracing (enduring?) "The Process...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 67,152 reads 106 comments

  17. Early 2016-17 Report Card Grades for Every NBA Team

    Unwrap that bulk bag of red pens you purchased. The time to pass judgment on every single NBA team is upon us. Yes, it's early, and we will take that into consideration. These grades are based on only what we've seen from each squad so far...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 23,010 reads 36 comments

  18. Biggest Flight Risks of the 2017 NBA Restricted Free-Agent Class

    Flight risks are not a staple of NBA restricted free agency. Fourth-year extensions limit the pool of available talent, and incumbent teams have the right to match any offer for those who reach the semi-open market...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 17,447 reads 6 comments

  19. Way-Too-Soon Overreaction to Megadeals of 2016 NBA Free Agency

    Welcome to the NBA 's Overreaction City. Population: You. Gleaning profound conclusions from small samples is an art nowadays. We're about to grab a brush and paint last summer's biggest free-agent deals with overstated takeaways...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 56,360 reads 53 comments

  20. How Screwed Are the Brooklyn Nets Without Jeremy Lin?

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Jeremy Lin's absence is not a blessing disguised as a setback for the Brooklyn Nets . It's a legitimate stumbling block that undermines a team that isn't built to win but doesn't have any incentive to lose...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 29,940 reads 9 comments

  21. Lingering Questions for NBA's Biggest 2016-17 Contenders

    What you've heard is true: Not even the NBA 's top title contenders are perfect. No matter how good a team looks on paper — or on the court — there is always at least ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 28,870 reads 114 comments

  22. 7 NBA Players Already Deserving of Larger Roles During 2016-17 Season

    I know what you're thinking, and this is the answer: Yes, the 2016-17 NBA season has lived just long enough for a handful of worthy players to demand higher-profile roles. In some cases, this means someone deserves more playing time...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 64,870 reads 37 comments

  23. 5 NBA Teams That Already Need to Sound the Early-Season Alarm

    There is nothing wrong with a little early concern. Sure, the NBA season is only a little over a week old, but we have seen enough in certain instances to fear and doubt what happens next...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 76,805 reads 149 comments

  24. Ranking the Best NBA Free Agents of the Upcoming 2017 Class

    Meaningful NBA games only just started up again, and they should be taking up a lion's share of your interest. But you need to know that longing for free-agency talk is perfectly normal...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 68,910 reads 75 comments

  25. By Not Chasing Wins, the Brooklyn Nets Will Be Winners

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. — There's something different about these Brooklyn Nets . The faces, obviously. They have a new head coach, their sixth since 2012, in Kenny Atkinson. General manager Sean Marks is barely a half-year into his tenure...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 18,319 reads 27 comments