1. Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Praises Kawhi Leonard's 'Bored to Death' Demeanor

    Some NBA players wear their hearts on their shooting sleeves. Kawhi Leonard is not just some NBA player, and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich loves that about him...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 181,539 reads 181 comments

  2. The One 2015 Free Agent Each NBA Team Should Already Be Eyeing

    Take a break from the mathematical push and pull of the NBA 's late-season playoff races. Free-agency speculation is in the air. Weeks ago, such conjecture could have been deemed premature overkill...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 325,618 reads 464 comments

  3. Portland Trail Blazers Clinch Northwest Division Title and Friday NBA Takeaways

    This is the type of deja vu the Portland Trail Blazers can embrace. Before the Blazers could even finish pounding the Los Angeles Lakers into oblivion on Friday night, they clinched ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 19,937 reads 88 comments

  4. Phil Jackson's New York Knicks Era Actually Begins Now

    Phil Jackson is on the clock with the New York Knicks starting now. Well, now-ish. With the Knicks sporting a franchise-worst record, Jackson's time at the helm of a franchise he's supposed to be saving resembles a spectacular failure...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 39,208 reads 166 comments

  5. Why We'll Remember 2014-15 as the Season of Stephen Curry

    MVP award or not, we will forever remember the 2014-15 NBA campaign as the season of Stephen Curry . This has never been more clear than it is now following the Golden State ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 47,474 reads 265 comments

  6. Best and Worst NBA Teams in Key Advanced Statistical Categories

    No NBA team can hide from numbers. When trying to distinguish the league's best factions from the absolute worst, there is no one approach to follow. But looking at the raw data is always a good place to start...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 19,060 reads 49 comments

  7. Defense-First Approach Emerging as New Blueprint for Rebuilding NBA Teams

    Young NBA teams rebuilding around defensive foundations? No way. Yes way. At a time when the Association emphasizes nylon-nuking assaults and defense is often referred ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 17,241 reads 81 comments

  8. NBA Pre-Playoff Panic Meter: 6 Contenders in Serious Danger

    Fire up those NBA playoff panic meters. It's high time we sound the alarm for the array of postseason contenders in danger of early-round collapses. Late-season anxiety does not only extend to the teams battling for a playoff spot...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 19,836 reads 127 comments

  9. Ranking the Best Big 3's of 2014-15 NBA Season

    Nothing says "The NBA playoffs are almost here!" like a comprehensive ranking of the season's best Big Threes. And as it turns out, the NBA postseason is, in fact, almost here...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 88,103 reads 368 comments

  10. J.J. Redick Changes MVP Vote After Playing Russell Westbrook

    J.J. Redick is all about Russell Westbrook winning the NBA 's MVP award. Or rather, he used to be. Choosing the MVP is difficult practice these days with so many names being thrown around...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 21,503 reads 48 comments

  11. Dwight Howard: 'I Didn't Have an Issue Back Then How Kobe Was'

    Dwight Howard wants you to know that he and Kobe Bryant are cool. As in they aren't sworn enemies who will spend the rest of their NBA careers trying to ruin one another...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 32,922 reads 212 comments

  12. Dallas Mavericks Must Decide Between Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis

    Only one of Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis belongs with the Dallas Mavericks . For the time being, the Mavericks have both, an issue they'll need address over the offseason, when the opportunity to change course presents itself...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 29,323 reads 77 comments

  13. Remembering Shaquille O'Neal's Most 'Shaqtin a Fool' Moments in Orlando

    Shaquille O'Neal spent the first four seasons of his NBA career with the Orlando Magic , during which time he accomplished a great many feats. So many feats, the Magic are inducting him into their Hall of Fame on Friday...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 17,471 reads 18 comments

  14. Re-Thinking 'Star' Labels for Some of the NBA's Biggest Names

    Superstar labels are tossed around too often in the NBA . We're here to take a few of them back. Some of these players have already seen their star designations start slipping away...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 32,372 reads 253 comments

  15. The Top Free-Agent Target for Each NBA Lottery-Bound Team

    Free-agent fantasies are nothing if not pivotal parts of the NBA offseason—especially for the league's lottery outfits, who have little else to plan for as their regular season nears a fruitless end...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 25,423 reads 92 comments

  16. Enes Kanter Becoming Russell Westbrook, OKC Thunder's Surprise Wingman

    Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder are no longer in the market for a stat-stuffing sidekick to offset the untimely absences of Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 35,225 reads 84 comments

  17. NBA Coaches on the Verge of Losing Their Job by Season's End

    Not every NBA head coach wears an ax-proof suit. A lot has changed since we last discussed which head honchos were fighting for their jobs...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 47,301 reads 216 comments

  18. Hassan Whiteside or Rudy Gobert: Which Young Big Would You Rather Build Around?

    It's a question as old as, well, a newborn baby: Who is the better NBA building block, Hassan Whiteside or Rudy Gobert ? A few months ago, this wouldn't have been a topic of discussion...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 31,021 reads 172 comments

  19. Kevin Love Says Russell Westbrook Is Having a Better Season Than LeBron James

    Kevin Love is not prepared to say LeBron James is better than Russell Westbrook right now. While appearing on The Dan Patrick Show , Love was asked whether Westbrook or James was having the better season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 113,426 reads 299 comments

  20. Are the Atlanta Hawks Running out of Gas?

    Until now, there has been no reason to worry about the Atlanta Hawks . That's all changed. Maybe. Time and time again, the Hawks have been deemed a suspect powerhouse, a regular-season phenomenon masquerading as a title contender...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 24,734 reads 144 comments

  21. Ranking the Most Incredible Individual Scoring Performances from 2014-15 Season

    James Harden is all about the points. Let's follow his lead. Thursday night saw Harden torch the Denver Nuggets for 50 points in the Houston Rockets' 118-108 victory...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 34,733 reads 183 comments

  22. Can Russell Westbrook Save Thunder's Season Without Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka?

    If the Oklahoma City Thunder intend to save their season, they'll have to hope Russell Westbrook can do it on his own, without the help of Kevin Durant or Serge Ibaka ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 12,947 reads 72 comments

  23. Pelicans Playoff Berth Would Pave Way for Anthony Davis to Make MVP History

    History tells us that Anthony Davis' MVP case, tall though it stands, is marching fruitlessly forward, resting on a whim so impossibly small it may not actually exist...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 4,808 reads 16 comments

  24. What Else Does James Harden Have to Do to Prove He's NBA's Most Valuable Player?

    With five players firmly entrenched in the NBA 's MVP race, it's been impossible for one to create separation from the pack, to gain anything more than a temporary edge over a historically deep field...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 45,626 reads 483 comments

  25. Meet the NBA's New Wave of Underrated Studs

    Move aside, perpetually underrated NBA players. There's a new crop of talent waiting to be mistakenly undervalued. Rarely is there a dramatic changing of the guard in the Association's underappreciated ranks...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 36,285 reads 97 comments