1. Are Toronto Raptors Legit Threats in the East?

    Title contention is a fluid concept for the NBA 's Eastern Conference teams, most of which fall outside the hypercompetitive championship-chasing circle...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 7,762 reads 48 comments

  2. 10 Eye-Popping Statistics from Early Part of the 2014-15 NBA Season

    Early-season NBA basketball is in the air, and with it come the eye-popping, jaw-dropping, pants-ruining observations true hoops heads just cannot ignore...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 40,544 reads 113 comments

  3. Ranking the NBA's Top 10 International Players Ever

    Prepare to get lost in your own NBA nostalgia. Blame Dirk Nowitzki if you cannot find your way back...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 31,830 reads 152 comments

  4. Kevin Garnett: 'You've Got to Be an A-----e' to Survive in the NBA

    Kevin Garnett has some advice for anyone who aspires to play in the NBA and doesn't already make a habit out of stealing grandma's Social Security checks to fund his setting-money-on-fire addiction...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 55,712 reads 41 comments

  5. What's Behind Damian Lillard's Slow Start for the Portland Trail Blazers?

    Damian Lillard isn't off to an ideal start for the Portland Trail Blazers . One season after cementing his status as a rising star and elite point guard, his entry into 2014-15 ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 3,370 reads 15 comments

  6. Why Cleveland Cavaliers Have No Reason to Sweat Kevin Love's Free Agency

    Among the many problems plaguing the freshly super Cleveland Cavaliers , Kevin Love 's impending free agency is one they should neither sweat nor fear. It is, for now, a non-issue...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 16,460 reads 35 comments

  7. Kendrick Perkins Is Sure the Sacramento Kings Are Still the Kings

    Many a person is impressed by the Sacramento Kings ' hot start to the 2014-15 season. Kendrick Perkins is not one of those people. He sees the Sacramento Kings for who the Sacramento Kings really are...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 36,126 reads 45 comments

  8. 6 Biggest Flight Risks of the 2015 NBA Restricted Free-Agent Class

    Brace yourselves. NBA restricted free agency is going to get weird this summer. Flying the coop isn't typical of restricted free agency. High-profile players usually sign extensions leading up and into their fourth season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 47,861 reads 127 comments

  9. Memo to Melo: Pass or Lose

    Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks ' triangle offense aren't getting along. Playing within the system that helped Phil Jackson win 11 NBA championships was supposed ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 5,048 reads 26 comments

  10. 6 NBA Teams That Need to Sound the Early-Season Alarm

    Take a seat. Pop a squat. Rest those legs. It's taken a little while, but you're officially here, in the "Land of NBA Impulsion." Your (slight) overreactions and (justified) hot takes are more than welcome...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 110,639 reads 130 comments

  11. What Can Stop These Scorching Houston Rockets?

    Grab a high-pressure hose. Grab the nearest fire extinguisher. Grab something, anything. The undefeated Houston Rockets are ablaze, torching defenses, melting opponents, setting ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 1,307 reads 5 comments

  12. Silver Linings for NBA's Most Banged-Up Teams

    Injuries are just the worst. Unfortunately, they're also a reality in today's NBA . Accidents happen. Bones break, limbs bruise, seasons are impeded and ruined by freak setbacks and disasters...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 16,060 reads 40 comments

  13. Los Angeles Lakers Still Have Time to Salvage Kobe Bryant's Final Act

    Time is a fickle foe of the Los Angeles Lakers , a fast-fleeting villain threatening to marginalize what's left of Kobe Bryant 's NBA career, its greatest weapon being hard-hearted impermanence...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 5,742 reads 9 comments

  14. Eric Gordon's Max Deal Has Turned into the NBA's Worst Contract

    Eric Gordon 's contract is bad. It's also the NBA 's worst. Once the centerpiece of the trade that landed Chris Paul with the Los Angeles Clippers, Gordon has devolved into ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 9,368 reads 37 comments

  15. Early Lessons from Carmelo Anthony's Performance Within Knicks' Triangle Offense

    Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks are triangle-ing all over the place. Sometimes it's been pretty. Other times it's been ugly. Each and every time has been a learning experience...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 6,347 reads 12 comments

  16. Trevor Ariza Proving to Be Right Fit at Right Time for Houston Rockets

    Trevor Ariza is supposed to be the Houston Rockets ' consolation prize, their symbol of offseason misgivings and all that's gone wrong, their reminder of all that should have been...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 6,228 reads 23 comments

  17. Are the Sacramento Kings for Real or Just Hot at Season's Start?

    Three and four games into the NBA 's regular season, every performance, good and bad, collective and individual, comes with an asterisk. The Sacramento Kings are, as of now, the league's biggest asterisk...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 53,355 reads 224 comments

  18. Kobe Bryant All That's Left of NBA's Greatest Draft Ever

    Kobe Bryant now stands alone, the last member of a storied 1996 NBA rookie class , trying to stave off the fate that has befallen every one of his draft-day peers...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 465,235 reads 402 comments

  19. Carmelo Anthony's Scoring Secures Spot in NBA History; Legacy Still in Flux

    Carmelo Anthony is the rare, historically great NBA player whose scoring mastery has partially stabilized a legacy that is otherwise insecure and incomplete...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 15,429 reads 56 comments

  20. What We've Learned About 2014-15 Cleveland Cavaliers so Far

    Two games. That's all the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers have played in 2014-15. Two games . One win. One loss. That's not a lot to go off. And yet, somehow, we still know the sky is falling in Cleveland...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 96,938 reads 178 comments

  21. Ranking the 15 Best Free Agents of the 2015 Class

    Forget about regular-season NBA action for a second. Think about the 2015 free-agency class instead. Yes, I know: The season just started. You're only just coming to terms with all that's happened since the end of last year...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 170,648 reads 371 comments

  22. OKC Thunder Dangerously Retesting History Without Reggie Jackson Extension

    History is repeating itself in Oklahoma City. Will the Thunder do anything to stop it? Fourth-year point guard Reggie Jackson —who is currently sidelined with a sore ankle—is eligible for a contract extension...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 5,267 reads 4 comments

  23. Los Angeles Lakers Must Find Opportunity Despite Julius Randle's Injury

    If the Los Angeles Lakers search long enough, if they try hard enough, they will unearth opportunity and value in Julius Randle 's soul-splitting absence...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 2,320 reads 15 comments

  24. Only Superstar Like Anthony Davis Can Overcome Pelicans' Huge Hurdles

    Anthony Davis can save the New Orleans Pelicans . Cautious optimism as it pertains to him is kaput. Gone are the maybes and the conditional enthusiasm. After the 2013-14 campaign and the summer that followed, there is no overhyping him...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 1,517 reads 5 comments

  25. How Important Is the 2014-15 Season to the New York Knicks?

    Are the New York Knicks biding time, trumpeting patience and process as a way of readying themselves and their fans for another year of feckless basketball? Or are mentions of ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 5,776 reads 31 comments