1. Should Quincy Acy Start at Power Forward for NY Knicks?

    Quincy Acy didn't join the New York Knicks under any ill-considered illusions. He wasn't in town, wearing orange and blue, to compete for a starting job...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 15,060 reads 86 comments

  2. NBA Preseason Performances That Won't Carry into Regular Season

    Exhibition NBA games aren't empty, pointless exercises in nothing. They matter. But they can be misleading...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 18,008 reads 38 comments

  3. 5 Reasons Jeremy Lin Should Be Los Angeles Lakers' Starting Point Guard

    Selecting a starting point guard figured to be an issue for the Los Angeles Lakers once upon a time. But not anymore. Jeremy Lin is the clear choice...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 26,272 reads 45 comments

  4. Why Ed Davis Needs to Play Major Role for Los Angeles Lakers

    Ed Davis ' time with the Los Angeles Lakers shouldn't be anything like his stint with the Memphis Grizzlies or even the Toronto Raptors . They actually need him. Inconsistent playing time has dogged Davis his entire career...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 15,505 reads 51 comments

  5. Are We Prematurely Crowning Giannis Antetokounmpo as NBA's Next Great Player?

    Optimistic outlooks often create premature NBA phenomenons, inflating immediate performances with trendy expectations belying experience and merit, manufacturing greatness that simultaneously idealizes and compromises budding promise...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 7,129 reads 19 comments

  6. New York Knicks Should End Andrea Bargnani Experiment for Good

    Andrea Bargnani has turned eight years of untapped potential and Teflon-thick expectations into an NBA career flush with constant reminders that, despite an infinite supply of mulligans, his star won't ever reach its projected ceiling...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 18,070 reads 52 comments

  7. Bradley Beal's Injury Paves Way for Paul Pierce to Play Featured Role Again

    Featured roles aren't a memento of Paul Pierce 's past just yet. If at any point he thought his time with the Washington Wizards would be a lesson in ancillary devices, Pierce was wrong...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 4,020 reads 9 comments

  8. 7 NBA Superstars Who Will Move Up the Ranks in 2014-15

    Imagine a world in which all NBA superstars were perceived as equals. Boring, right? All superstars aren't standing on level ground. They're different. Some are more talented than others...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 36,303 reads 163 comments

  9. Los Angeles Lakers Offer Jordan Hill Right Stage for True Breakout Season

    Plenty has been made of the Los Angeles Lakers ' 2014-15 campaign. From Kobe Bryant 's return and Julius Randle's arrival to Steve Nash's swan song and Jeremy Lin's latest career-defining crusade, there are pressing angles galore in Hollywood...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 2,271 reads 2 comments

  10. New York Knicks' Transition to New Era Will Be a Painful Process

    Not even the most basic basketball minds should have needed to see the New York Knicks ' first preseason game to know that the team's rise from clown to contender would include a lot of self-exacting pain...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 4,146 reads 13 comments

  11. Chris Bosh, Miami Heat Face Uphill Climb to Escape LeBron James' Shadow

    Life is drastically different for the Miami Heat , the defunct dynasty-seeker now headlined by Chris Bosh that—despite deft survival methods—faces an uphill climb out of the shadowy pit LeBron James ' exit consigned them to...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 2,327 reads 5 comments

  12. DeMarcus Cousins Is Blossoming into the Star We've All Been Waiting for

    DeMarcus Cousins can be difficult to like and even tougher to understand. He can be brash, impassioned and belligerent. He can be sullen, seemingly embittered and distant...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 3,707 reads 21 comments

  13. 5 NBA Superstars Who Could Sign Short-Term Contracts to Cash in Later

    Follow the money. It's a credo NBA free agents should, in theory, live by. Position yourself for the most lucrative payday possible. Go wherever the dollar signs take you—which, in this case, is summer 2016...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 22,680 reads 20 comments

  14. Los Angeles Lakers Offer Wesley Johnson Chance to Get NBA Career Back on Track

    Second chances are what you make of them, and Wesley Johnson has the opportunity to make his second go-round with the Los Angeles Lakers engender something other than disappointment and squandered expectations...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 9,058 reads 5 comments

  15. Move to Pistons' Super-Sub Role Could Jump-Start Josh Smith's Stalled NBA Career

    Demotions aren't all bad. Josh Smith spent all of last season languishing within the Detroit Pistons ' space-sapping starting lineup, where his performance was unbecoming of the almost-All-Star who haunted the hardwood with the Atlanta Hawks ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 2,885 reads 19 comments

  16. The NBA's Best Franchise Building Blocks at Every Position

    Starting from scratch can be the scourge of an NBA team's existence. Unless they have someone who makes starting over worth the wait and headaches it brings. Rebuilding a team from the ground up takes a lot of things...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 38,907 reads 205 comments

  17. Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Steve Nash's 2014-15 Season

    Injuries, age, contract structures and future free-agency plans have left the Los Angeles Lakers ' 2014-15 campaign a mystery in the making, and Steve Nash 's fate is perhaps the most confusing of their unsolved puzzles...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 5,881 reads 16 comments

  18. 6 NBA Players Who Will Average 25-Plus Points Per Game in 2014-15

    All hail the NBA 's most feared point-totaling titans. Scoring remains the sexiest form of court-cred out there—especially when players are putting 20-point averages to shame by registering 25- and 30-point performances regularly...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 68,599 reads 194 comments

  19. NBA Rookies Who Could Make Impact on Playoff-Bound Teams

    Playoff-bound NBA teams aren't always above needing help from fledglings. Some of them are, for the record...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 12,662 reads 44 comments

  20. What Can We Learn from NBA Preseason?

    Preseason NBA games are valuable for different reasons. Is offering a glimpse of what's to come in the regular season one of them? Exhibition contests are, at their heart, not supposed to be crystal balls...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 24,264 reads 10 comments

  21. LeBron James Ensuring Cleveland Cavaliers Are Nothing Like Miami Heat

    Four years with the Miami Heat has left LeBron James barely recognizable from the brash kid who scurried into 2010 free agency, blind to the repercussions of uncurbed bravado, ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 93,898 reads 193 comments

  22. Zoran Dragic Signing Likely All About Goran Dragic's Future with Phoenix Suns

    Of all the contracts the Phoenix Suns handed out during the offseason, of all the decisions they made, none may be bigger than signing Zoran Dragic , the brother of star point guard Goran Dragic ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 8,265 reads 27 comments

  23. How Carmelo Anthony Can Move Up on the NBA Superstar Ladder

    Evolution isn't a concept often associated with established NBA superstars who, more than a decade in, are usually done developing, their career arcs having peaked, their ceilings realized and reached...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 14,507 reads 126 comments

  24. NBA Records That Could Be Broken During 2014-15 Season

    Dust off those NBA record books that haven't been used in, like, a second. History is about to be broken—maybe. New records are set every year in the NBA. As players and teams evolve, so too have the pieces of history they call their own...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 4,613 reads 19 comments

  25. Rajon Rondo Says He Wants to Remain with Boston Celtics Long-Term

    Rajon Rondo knows what he wants. Now it's up to the Boston Celtics to figure out what they want. Speaking with reporters at the Celtics' media day on Monday, the All-Star ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 17,855 reads 101 comments