1. Rating All of Kristaps Porzingis' Putback Dunks

    New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis is not Dirk Nowitzki . But we shouldn't hold that against Dirk Nowitzki. Less than 20 games into Porzingis' NBA career, the "Kristaps Kraze" is reaching unreckonable heights...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 13,838 reads 41 comments

  2. Is the Future of the NBA's Shooting Guard Position in Good Hands?

    At a time when the NBA 's point guard position is alive with present and future promise , it's backcourt comrade, the shooting guard slot, is slogging through tough times...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 29,532 reads 137 comments

  3. Breaking Down Each NBA Team's Early-Season Trade Bait

    Early-season NBA trade talk is in the air. But only because we're putting it there. Trade rumors and speculation tend to heat up just prior to the February deadline, but the ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 153,578 reads 297 comments

  4. Is the Future of the NBA's Point Guard Position in Good Hands?

    For what is starting to feel like forever, the NBA 's point guard pool has been counted as the league's deepest. Filling out All-Star ballots—especially in the Western Conference—has become a harrowing endeavor...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 36,662 reads 128 comments

  5. Saving the Houston Rockets, and Other NBA Rescue Missions

    Do not fear every sluggish start to the 2015-16 NBA season. Some teams, mind you, are what they are, even this early. They won't recover from lifeless beginnings. There is no salvation scheduled on their calendars...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 2,400 reads 9 comments

  6. Amid Stephen Curry Revolution, Draymond Green Blossoming into NBA Superstar

    Hidden somewhere between the Golden State Warriors ' march toward history and Stephen Curry 's shaming of the human race at large is another equally important development. Draymond Green is now, without question, an NBA superstar...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 48,254 reads 244 comments

  7. Worth It? Checking in with the NBA's Biggest 2015 Free-Agent Signings

    Good news, hoops heads: NBA free-agency progress reports are in! Enough regular-season basketball has been played for us to start reflecting on what went down over the offseason...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 18,714 reads 34 comments

  8. The 10 Most Underappreciated Players in the NBA

    Even after proving worthy of additional attention, some NBA players are still left pining for overdue appreciation. This search for validation is not limited to any one kind of talent...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 15,973 reads 40 comments

  9. LeBron James Saves Cavs from Bad Loss vs. Knicks and Friday NBA Takeaways

    On Friday night, during their 90-84 victory over the rebuilt but not fully reinvented New York Knicks , the Cleveland Cavaliers needed only LeBron James . And that's good. Because for much of this victory, he's all they had...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 17,006 reads 31 comments

  10. Ranking the Most Impressive Starts for NBA's Rookies So Far

    With a small, albeit still significant, portion of the 2015-16 NBA season in the books, this year's rookie class has a question it would like to ask. Are you impressed? First impressions are difficult to make at the NBA level...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 8,491 reads 3 comments

  11. How Much Better Are Golden State Warriors Than Last Season's Championship Squad?

    There is something demonstrably disarming about the reigning champion Golden State Warriors . It is not the bravado with which they carry themselves...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 46,567 reads 244 comments

  12. Pros and Cons of Kevin Durant's Possible 2016 Free-Agent Landing Spots

    Let the Kevin Durant pre-free-agency tour continue! Next up: a Tuesday night date with the Washington Wizards and their not-so-subtle attempt to dominate the Durant discussion...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 105,811 reads 225 comments

  13. Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson Aching to Prove NBA Hasn't Left Them Behind

    Five years after winning their last NBA title together, Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson are meeting again, this time as opponents, both of them chasing something they aren't supposed to need anymore...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 39,086 reads 163 comments

  14. NBA Meme Mania: Even Chuck Norris Wishes He Was Steph Curry

    Everybody wants to be Stephen Curry right now. From those shirtless fans with the No. 30 shaved into their chest hair, to manufacturers of ankle braces, to the Michael Jordan of 25 years ago, everyone wants to be like Steph ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 24,900 reads 64 comments

  15. NBA's Cap Boom Creating Salary Imbalance That Won't Even Out Anytime Soon

    When the NBA 's salary cap explodes over the 2016 offseason, and again in 2017, the financial landscape it leaves behind won't make much sense. It's the unavoidable reality attached to a $20 million bump in spending power...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 6,285 reads 5 comments

  16. Does Playing on a Good Team Hinder NBA Rookie of the Year Chances?

    Each and every NBA Rookie of the Year race comes back to opportunity. Pursuits of the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy are not about wins and losses. They are, in most cases, not even about superior efficiency...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 4,930 reads 11 comments

  17. NBA Gearing Up for Most Complicated Restricted Free-Agency Period Ever

    Restricted free agency is, by design, inherently easy for the NBA 's teams to navigate. Or at least it used to be. Leverage traditionally lies with incumbent squads during the restricted free-agency process...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 892 reads 2 comments

  18. Hawks Give Carmelo Anthony, Knicks a Taste of How Far Away They Still Are

    Two things became amply clear by the end of the Atlanta Hawks' 112-101 victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday night: The Hawks, short on respect following a 60-win 2014-15, ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 56,454 reads 73 comments

  19. The One Key to Every NBA Team's 2015-16 Season

    What if someone told you they held the one key to unlocking your favorite NBA team's maximum potential during the 2015-16 season? Well, you'd think they were crazy, and rightly so...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 6,513 reads 7 comments

  20. NBA Championship Odds 2015-16: Every Team's Chances of Winning the Title

    Meaningful NBA action is back, and piping-hot championship odds are included at no extra charge. We'll start things off with a spoiler: Your team isn't favored to close out the 2015-16 season title*...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 10,500 reads 23 comments

  21. Rating the Best Highlights of the 2015-16 NBA Preseason

    Get ready to change the way you consume NBA highlights. Simply watching clips of dunks and crossovers is fine. It's an Internet-old pastime. But it's our responsibility to go deeper...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 40,555 reads 123 comments

  22. NBA Meme Mania: Super Glorious Preseason Edition

    Welcome to the first-ever edition of Bleacher Report's NBA #MemeMania! From now until the end of time (hopefully), this space will be dedicated to analyzing the Association's subjectively deemed most important topics through sarcastic visuals...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 24,428 reads 53 comments

  23. Every NBA Team's Biggest Training-Camp Revelation so Far

    Training camp and preseason revelations do, in fact, have a place in the NBA . Exhibition play is too often dismissed as meaningless, because the games do not count toward the standings ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 36,236 reads 61 comments

  24. All-Overrated NBA Team, 2015 Preseason Edition

    There is a lot to learn from the NBA 's 2015 preseason. There is also a lot to un-learn. Not all players are offering an accurate preview of what awaits them during the regular season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 52,849 reads 168 comments

  25. NBA Preseason 2015: Early Surprises and Disappointments

    Preseason NBA action is a tease. "It's basketball!" we're told. "Finally, after all these weeks of searching for distractions, feigning interest in which types of saturated ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 134,138 reads 262 comments