1. Does My Team Have a Real Shot at Kevin Durant Next Summer?

    Kevin Durant speculation knows no offseason. The former MVP's impending foray into free agency next summer has been a hot-button issue for at least two years...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 274,024 reads 482 comments

  2. Cleveland Cavaliers' Sky-High Payroll Puts Pressure Back on David Blatt

    In spending themselves well past the NBA 's luxury-tax threshold, the Cleveland Cavaliers are, by default, dousing head coach David Blatt 's seat with the most potent fire accelerant —the green kind...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 24,492 reads 79 comments

  3. Labor Daze: NBA's Highest Earners Rarely Live Up to Contract

    At 37 years old, with almost two decades of NBA wear and tear on his body, Kobe Bryant is set to be the league's highest-paid player in 2015-16. For the seventh consecutive season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 55,909 reads 170 comments

  4. How Each NBA Team Chased Bang for Its Buck During 2015 Offseason

    The 2015 NBA offseason got crazy—crazy expensive. Free-agent and trade suitors shelled out record amounts of cash this summer in anticipation of next year's salary-cap spike...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 7,989 reads 23 comments

  5. LeBron James May Be Done Winning NBA MVP Awards, and That's OK

    Still in the thick of his prime, with the NBA 's top talent firmly in his shadow, it doesn't seem possible that LeBron James has already won his last MVP award...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 203,902 reads 364 comments

  6. Why Traditional Big Men Are Still Vital in Today's NBA

    Traditional big men will always have a place in the NBA . It's just that their place, and the things they must do to get there, is changing...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 53,413 reads 195 comments

  7. A Meme for Every NBA Team's Offseason

    The 2015 NBA offseason was beyond weird. DeAndre Jordan melted the Internet via an unprecedented on-again, off-again, then on-again free-agent dalliance with the Los Angeles Clippers...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 122,624 reads 247 comments

  8. 10 Completely Fake but Totally Awesome NBA Reality Shows We'd Watch

    If only there was some way to pass time during the NBA 's offseason that didn't involve watching reruns of classic hardwood battles or Googling "Tristan Thompson Overpaid" every few hours...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 8,994 reads 9 comments

  9. What James Harden Could Buy with New $200 Million Adidas Contract

    Everything ever is now on James Harden . That's probably been true for a while, but it's especially true now that the Houston Rockets superstar is putting pen to paper on a 13-year, $200 million endorsement deal with Adidas...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 64,015 reads 153 comments

  10. Tristan Thompson's Contract Standoff Reveals Limits of LeBron James' Leverage

    LeBron James ' leverage over the Cleveland Cavaliers , at least as it pertains to Tristan Thompson's future, is not absolute...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 200,327 reads 392 comments

  11. Fresh Trade Ideas for Disgruntled Phoenix Suns Forward Markieff Morris

    Don't worry, Markieff Morris . We're here to help get you out of that Phoenix Suns jersey you no longer wish to wear. According to John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 97,910 reads 278 comments

  12. NBA Jam 2015: B/R's Modern Rosters for All 30 Teams

    Is it the shoes? Nah, it's just time to configure NBA Jam lineups for every NBA team. It's also the shoes. First released in 1993 , NBA Jam is a video game icon that continues to stand the test of time...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 296,392 reads 245 comments

  13. Why the NBA's 'Small Ball' Revolution Isn't What You Think It Is

    You hear it all the time. The NBA is playing smaller and smaller. But is that really true? It's a fair question, one invoked by the league's three-point revolution...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 51,157 reads 128 comments

  14. The Rajon Rondo Effect: How One Bad Trade Completely Changed 3 NBA Teams

    Through a turbulent stretch spanning less than seven months, Rajon Rondo shifted the long-term fates of three different NBA franchises for better and worse...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 300,011 reads 239 comments

  15. Adapt or Die: Why Today's NBA Bigs Must Be Like Towns and Porzingis

    Of the many changes the NBA has undergone over the years, none is more evident than the role of big men. Kevin Love, now of the Cleveland Cavaliers, staked his claim to superstardom on the back of his floor-spacing abilities...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 71,416 reads 238 comments

  16. Limited Time Only: 2015-16 May Be Final Time to See These Awesome NBA Sights

    Certain NBA veterans have dazzled us for years with a trademark move, pass or particular shot. But whereas some of these players will keep their routines alive for many more years, others are approaching the end...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 71,337 reads 122 comments

  17. Matt Barnes Tells DeAndre Jordan He's Going to 'Foul the Beep' Out of Him

    Matt Barnes still likes DeAndre Jordan, even though the two are no longer teammates. But that doesn't mean Barnes won't try to hurt him when the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies square off next season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 67,187 reads 123 comments

  18. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat Keep Evolving Together in Order to Breed Success

    The Miami Heat have taken many shapes over the years, changing their roster makeup on both deliberate and involuntary whims with, for the most part, the frequency of a franchise ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 96,691 reads 275 comments

  19. NBA Backups Who Will Be Better Than Their Starting Counterparts Next Season

    What happens when certain NBA backups are on course to be better than the players they're backing up next season? This slideshow. Members of NBA second units are typically considered inferior to those whom they spell...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 62,457 reads 44 comments

  20. Which Fallen NBA Point Guard Has Best Shot at Redemption in 2015-16?

    Stardom is a fluid concept in the NBA . It is seldom forever. Retaining the label becomes harder, for most, with age. When it's lost, it's difficult to regain...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 118,797 reads 468 comments

  21. DeAndre Jordan Now Shares Burden of Winning for Los Angeles Clippers

    Few could have predicted DeAndre Jordan 's free-agent dalliance with the Dallas Mavericks —real as tales of almost come—would end with his shouldering more responsibility ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 22,599 reads 125 comments

  22. Denver Nuggets Turn to the Emmanuel Mudiay Era After Dealing Ty Lawson

    In trading Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets , the Denver Nuggets aren't sending a message so much as confirming what was already inevitable: This is Emmanuel Mudiay's team now...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 62,174 reads 219 comments

  23. Maurice Ndour Has Chance to Carve Role with New York Knicks

    Maurice Ndour's feel-good tenure with the New York Knicks doesn't have to end with the NBA 's Las Vegas Summer League. The same cannot be said of others like Ndour. Dark-horse success stories are part and parcel of every summer-league installment.

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 42,601 reads 152 comments

  24. Crowded NBA Western Conference Is Just a 4-Team Race

    Apologies are in order for 11 of the NBA 's Western Conference teams. Try as they might to keep up with the hustle and bustle of another brutally built title chase in 2015-16, they just won't...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 190,808 reads 762 comments

  25. Predicting Which NBA Teams Will Have Biggest Win Increases in 2015-16

    Improvement remains everything in the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately NBA , and the best way to measure team growth on a year-to-year basis is through win totals. Per-game stats are good...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 88,409 reads 388 comments