1. Where Does James Harden Actually Rank on NBA Superstar Totem Pole?

    James Harden is a superstar. Hem and haw over his status as some might, it's the truth. Perception of where he stands is helped along by playing a position (shooting guard) ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 64,183 reads 314 comments

  2. Are Fast-Paced NBA Teams Actually at a Severe Disadvantage?

    Fast and furious doesn't always win the race. Speed is considered a commodity in today's NBA . Think of how many players founded reputations upon elite-level athleticism and agility...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 59,720 reads 92 comments

  3. Biggest Challenge Each New NBA Head Coach Is Facing Entering 2014-15

    First years on the job can be difficult. You're still new, figuring out how things run, sometimes battling the adjustments that come with relocating. The initial experience can make you anxious...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 8,557 reads 24 comments

  4. Should Derrick Rose Play It Safe and Withdraw from FIBA's Team USA?

    Derrick Rose has a decision to make. Stoic and determined as ever, the Chicago Bulls point guard could maintain there is no dilemma at hand. He would be wrong...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 19,828 reads 125 comments

  5. How Eric Bledsoe's Contract Impacts Goran Dragic's Future with Phoenix Suns

    Goran Dragic 's future with the Phoenix Suns is beyond his control. Nearly two months into free agency, the Eric Bledsoe saga soldiers on...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 8,645 reads 55 comments

  6. Derrick Rose's Chicago Bulls Are Still Drowning in Uncertainty

    All those aboard the Derrick Rose and Chicago Bulls bandwagon should slow their roll. Unbridled optimism must be met with veritable realism. This is to say, caution and skepticism...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 23,076 reads 64 comments

  7. What New York Knicks Must Do to Climb Back into 2015 Playoff Picture

    Redemption is only a playoff berth away for the New York Knicks . The stench of last season's 37-win disaster still lingers...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 1,712 reads 5 comments

  8. Kevin Durant: 'Honestly, I Think I Score Better Than Anybody'

    Even Kevin Durant 's self-serving compliments are noble. While at an event promoting NBA 2K15 , the Oklahoma City Thunder star talked about his individual scoring talents, ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 28,846 reads 183 comments

  9. Kevin Love Trade Alters Rebuilding Plans of NBA Flagship Franchises

    Kevin Love 's relocation affects more than just the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves. When the trade that Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski says will become official ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 48,993 reads 130 comments

  10. Why Los Angeles Lakers Face Uphill Climb Back Toward Playoff Contention

    With their roster set and a head coach in place, the Los Angeles Lakers march toward 2014-15 and beyond facing an uphill climb back to playoff and championship contention. Actually, that doesn't do their present predicament enough justice...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 5,921 reads 35 comments

  11. Carmelo Anthony Says New York Knicks Will 'Absolutely' Make 2015 NBA Playoffs

    Carmelo Anthony is sending mixed signals about his immediate future with the New York Knicks . This isn't like free agency, when many were unsure whether he would sign with the ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 32,119 reads 313 comments

  12. 5 NBA Teams Under Most Pressure to Win 2015 Championship

    No NBA team and its players enter the regular season tacitly thinking, "Look, we better not win a championship this year." Actually, allow me to clarify: Almost no NBA team thinks in those terms...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 44,959 reads 152 comments

  13. Are New-Look Cleveland Cavs Facing More Pressure Than LeBron James' Heat Did?

    Pressure is a volatile companion. LeBron James knows all too well how erratic pressure can be. It was by his side from the moment he was drafted in 2003 to when he left the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 8,378 reads 39 comments

  14. Cleveland Cavaliers Prove Instant Rebuilds Aren't Dead with Kevin Love Trade

    Split-second turnarounds aren't dead. Not in the NBA anyway, where the Cleveland Cavaliers have gone from clown to contender in a matter of weeks...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 35,003 reads 112 comments

  15. Are There Enough Shots to Go Around for LA Lakers This Season?

    One ball might not be enough for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014-15. In assembling the roster for next season, the Lakers took a twofold approach by acquiring and retaining ready-to-contribute talent that wouldn't cost them long-term flexibility..

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 29,234 reads 125 comments

  16. Washington Wizards Ensure Eastern Conference Is Not a Two-Team Race

    Don't forget about the Washington Wizards . Peddlers of "The Eastern Conference is the Cleveland Cavaliers ' and Chicago Bulls ' to lose" already have...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 6,707 reads 46 comments

  17. Should Eric Bledsoe Follow Greg Monroe's Lead in NBA Free Agency?

    Greg Monroe has left a trail of bread crumbs for Eric Bledsoe . Limitations are everywhere for NBA restricted free agents. Their options are finite. Their leverage is minimal...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 4,467 reads 9 comments

  18. How Eric Bledsoe's Free-Agency Market Can Recover Next Year

    Eric Bledsoe is in the throes of a free-agency dilemma he has little control over . It's not of disturbing difficulty, to be sure. Bledsoe has champagne problems at the moment as he tries to figure out how rich he intends to make himself...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 8,503 reads 53 comments

  19. How New York Knicks Will Know If Carmelo Anthony Is Worth Massive Contract

    Snap judgments are being made about Carmelo Anthony 's near-max contract when, really, there's no way of knowing now if he's worth what the New York Knicks are paying...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 5,662 reads 27 comments

  20. Building the All-Overpaid 2014 NBA Free-Agency Team

    Trips to the bank are more comical for some than they are for others. Take certain NBA free agents, who are no doubt laughing all the way to their local counting house. Plenty of, shall we say, questionable contracts were handed out this summer...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 47,705 reads 108 comments

  21. Trading Pablo Prigioni Would Be Mistake for NY Knicks

    Phil Jackson's reign with the New York Knicks has been relatively mistake-free. Trade Pablo Prigioni , and it will be mistake-free no more...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 11,959 reads 59 comments

  22. LeBron James Shifts Kevin Love's Focus from Major Markets to Championships

    If subliminally altering priorities and preferences of Kevin Love were, by NBA rule, considered tampering, LeBron James would be a fugitive living and operating outside the letter of the law...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 15,766 reads 50 comments

  23. Why 2014-15 NBA Season Will Be Most Important of Kyle Lowry's Career

    Kyle Lowry has never been here before. The Toronto Raptors point guard has been in the NBA for eight years, but he's never stared down a season as important as 2014-15...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 3,576 reads 32 comments

  24. How Far Will Indiana Pacers Fall Without Paul George?

    Unrestrained optimism is no match for the Paul George -less Indiana Pacers . No matter how his absence following an open tibia-fibula fracture is spun, no matter what context it's put in, there is no bright side...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 9,493 reads 71 comments

  25. Greg Monroe Turns Table on Detroit Pistons by Accepting Qualifying Offer

    Greg Monroe was at an impasse with the Detroit Pistons , his always marginal leverage waning, his restricted free agency stale and lusterless, his options finite, toeing the line of nonexistence...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 7,241 reads 25 comments