1. Is Rajon Rondo Making Case to Stay with Celtics or Just Raising Trade Value?

    Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics are nearing a somewhat familiar fork in the road. Long the rumor-mill hub, Rondo continues to register splashy stat lines that are valuable both inside and outside the organization...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 5,865 reads 21 comments

  2. Are LA Lakers or Boston Celtics the Better Free-Agent Fit for Rajon Rondo?

    In due time, Rajon Rondo will have a decision to make. Does he remain with the Boston Celtics, the team that drafted him and is now deep into an extensive rebuild? Or does he ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 14,186 reads 135 comments

  3. The 1 Trade Target Every NBA Contender Should Consider Adding

    Championship-chasing NBA teams need help too. Most of the time devoted to trade speculation is spent on floundering and fringe squads that need significant upgrades in order to take the next required step...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 34,471 reads 75 comments

  4. Are Brooklyn Nets Ready to Blow Up Overpriced Core?

    It's a tale almost as old Mikhail Prokhorov's NBA ownership tenure. The Brooklyn Nets are overpaying for an on-court product that has already reached its apex...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 5,846 reads 17 comments

  5. Jordan Hill Stepping Up Yet Again for Los Angeles Lakers

    Jordan Hill is coming up huge for a Los Angeles Lakers contingent that is forced to find silver linings in small victories. A time-thwarting performance from Kobe Bryant . A burst of explosion from Ed Davis...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 12,042 reads 40 comments

  6. Who Has Had the More Successful Return: Derrick Rose or Kobe Bryant?

    Derrick Rose and Kobe Bryant are not united by age or roles or even team circumstances. By most measurements, they're vastly different—two different players from two separate eras traveling divergent paths...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 34,265 reads 149 comments

  7. 6 NBA Teams in Desperate Need of a Roster Shake-Up

    Flawed rosters can derail an NBA team's entire season—especially when said club has expectations to meet. Failing to play up to required standards demands change...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 40,099 reads 121 comments

  8. Los Angeles Lakers' Next Chapter May Not Go According to Plan

    When evaluating the Los Angeles Lakers ' lusterless state against immediate ambitions, it's important to understand that there is still time for them to change course...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 4,472 reads 16 comments

  9. NBA Blockbuster Trades That Should Happen During 2014-15 Season

    Good news, fellow NBA apologists. December is here, and with it comes a license for us hoops heads to shake things up, general manager-style...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 290,720 reads 586 comments

  10. Tough December Schedule Will Be True Test of Milwaukee Bucks' Place in East

    Although the Milwaukee Bucks continue to bask in the glow of their hot start to 2014-15, it is not the early-season victories and ladder-climbing, however impressive, that will determine their Eastern Conference standing...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 2,344 reads 5 comments

  11. Onus Is on LeBron James to Carry Cleveland Cavaliers for Now

    LeBron James cannot yet disperse the burden of winning among his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates. That cross is, for now, still his to bear alone...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 13,211 reads 35 comments

  12. Buying or Selling Portland Trail Blazers' 8-Game Win Streak?

    The Portland Trail Blazers have been here before, riding an extensive winning streak, staking claim in the Western Conference's championship race, establishing themselves as a premier, early-season powerhouse...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 2,522 reads 15 comments

  13. Rebuild Mode Would Be Empty Exercise for New York Knicks This Season

    Of the scant few luxuries the New York Knicks enjoy, an ability to rebuild without regard for 2014-15 is not among them. Impatience has often been cited as the force behind their transition-allergic rituals...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 6,665 reads 49 comments

  14. 5 NBA Teams That Should Strongly Consider a Coaching Change

    Too bad they don't make swinging-ax-proof suits. Most NBA coaches would purchase them by the dozen. Coaching is a fickle profession rife with turnover. Sideline meanderers lose their jobs frequently...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 47,975 reads 156 comments

  15. Why We Can and Can't Believe in the Toronto Raptors' Hot Start

    Hot starts can be misleading in the NBA , their existence both aesthetically appealing and totally temporary. In some cases, though, they're the beginning of something spectacular and sustainable...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 13,541 reads 56 comments

  16. Marc Gasol Playing Like True Superstar as Elite Memphis Grizzlies Roll

    Just as the Memphis Grizzlies are collectively underestimated, Marc Gasol has spent most of his NBA days being criminally underrated, his name and game a serial symbol for stardom on the outskirts superstardom...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 3,735 reads 22 comments

  17. The 10 NBA Players with the Most Trade Value Right Now

    Speculation is in the air. So too is stuffing. And gravy. Maybe that's what we're smelling. But we're also detecting a hint of NBA trade speculation...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 80,323 reads 199 comments

  18. Miami Heat Must Find Identity Outside Dwyane Wade

    In order to move on from LeBron James' departure, the Miami Heat need an identity. Less than 15 games into a season simultaneously teeming with promise and problems, they've found one...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 5,289 reads 11 comments

  19. Kobe Bryant Scoffs at Hometown Discounts as a 'Coup' Against Players

    Kobe Bryant isn't about to pat Dirk Nowitzki on the back. More pointedly, Bryant won't ever placate NBA owners by accepting a hometown discount or below-market contract...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 71,240 reads 388 comments

  20. Time to Stop Sleeping on Milwaukee Bucks

    Not one aspect of the Milwaukee Bucks ' start to 2014-15 was planned or projected—not the moxie or mettle with which they carry themselves, not the wins they've collected, ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 32,635 reads 54 comments

  21. Meet the NBA's Most One-Dimensional Teams This Season

    There are two sides to every basketball court. Did you know that? OK, good. Some NBA teams do not. Or at least, some NBA teams acknowledge there are two sides to every basketball court more often than others...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 53,823 reads 104 comments

  22. There Is No Comparing John Wall and Kyrie Irving Anymore

    Sometimes even the greatest of NBA disputes are terminated in an instant, bringing an end to warring parallels that tirelessly hoard headlines and dominate discussions for years...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 71,583 reads 206 comments

  23. 5 Trade Targets Cleveland Cavaliers Should Pursue to Help Fix Defense

    Balance is important in the NBA . The star-stuffed Cleveland Cavaliers are an imbalanced team. Finding offense hasn't been a problem to start 2014-15...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 19,619 reads 68 comments

  24. Iman Shumpert's Free Agency Will Be Very Expensive Decision for New York Knicks

    Iman Shumpert 's future, regardless of what it holds and where it takes him, is already proving costly for the battle-busted New York Knicks . Part of his future has already been decided upon...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 6,812 reads 38 comments

  25. Cleveland Cavaliers GM Says 'No One Is Untouchable' in Trade Talks

    Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin is a tall-tale teller. I think. During an interview in which he discussed the Cavaliers' progress at length with Northeast ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 58,721 reads 108 comments