1. Criticism of Cleveland Cavaliers Coach David Blatt Reaching Fever Pitch

    It wasn't supposed to be like this for the Cleveland Cavaliers . Even with a re-imagined core, two superstars light on playoff experience, a first-year coach with no NBA credentials ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 47,129 reads 152 comments

  2. Predicting Next Wave of NBA's Stretch Provision Candidates

    Stan Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons reminded teams around the NBA of something upon releasing Josh Smith : The stretch provision exists...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 23,535 reads 32 comments

  3. Don't Assume Greg Monroe Stays in Detroit Just Because Josh Smith Is Gone

    Now that Josh Smith is out, might Greg Monroe be in? Attention has shifted back to Monroe following the Detroit Pistons ' decision to waive Smith and eat the $27 million he's owed over the next two seasons...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 20,700 reads 65 comments

  4. The Weakest Link on Every Top NBA Contender

    Psst. Guess what? NBA contenders have weak links, too. Just don't tell anyone—wouldn't want you guys stealing my thunder, after all. Disrupting flaws may not be as evident on championship-chasers, but they are there...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 105,580 reads 314 comments

  5. Anderson Varejao's Injury Should Expedite Cavaliers Hitting Trade Market

    Anderson Varejao 's injury is, among other things, cause for the Cleveland Cavaliers to wade through the NBA 's trade market faster than ever...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 33,443 reads 112 comments

  6. OKC Thunder Finally Feeling Pinch of NBA's Stacked Western Conference

    Before the NBA 's Western Conference was a patented, contender-chocked bloodbath, the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder stood alone, together, both of equal prominence and promise...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 5,527 reads 20 comments

  7. Josh Smith the Perfect Midseason Free-Agent Gamble for Houston Rockets

    Josh Smith and the Houston Rockets are, under the circumstances, made for each other. The Detroit Pistons waived Smith Monday, per a team release , sending seismic shockwaves throughout the NBA ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 19,577 reads 97 comments

  8. Breaking Down What New York Knicks Must Do to Turn Season Around

    What would you do if told the New York Knicks ' 2014-15 season wasn't a lost cause? Embrace it? Deny it? Laugh? Check your ears? Start digging to see if hell has, in fact, frozen ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 13,491 reads 68 comments

  9. 6 NBA Teams That Must Avoid Midseason Trade Temptations

    Presidents and general managers of talent-fowling NBA teams, gather 'round. It's high time y'all were made privy to a dirty little secret...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 56,861 reads 121 comments

  10. How Can Marc Gasol Add NBA MVP to His Trophy Collection?

    During an era in which the most valued NBA stars are typically those with eye-extracting stats and acrobatic athleticism, Marc Gasol is not your average MVP candidate...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 8,902 reads 27 comments

  11. Dallas Mavericks Giving Dirk Nowitzki Shot at Final Chapter He Deserves

    At a time when Dirk Nowitzki could be lamenting an allegiance run adrift, the Dallas Mavericks have given his twilight merited meaning, promising the coveted chance at a final chapter befitting his legacy...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 9,871 reads 29 comments

  12. Predicting the Next Wave of Future Max-Contract NBA Stars

    Form an orderly queue, folks. It's time to meet and greet the NBA 's millionaires and, in some cases, hundred-millionaires of tomorrow...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 40,992 reads 95 comments

  13. Have Phoenix Suns Hit a Wall?

    Over the last year and change, the Phoenix Suns have gone from darling to disappointment, their standing within the Western Conference an unremitting roller coaster, their immediate future an open-ended mystery...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 3,398 reads 14 comments

  14. Why Russell Westbrook Already Belongs in the NBA MVP Conversation

    Russell Westbrook 's player stock undergoes transformations almost yearly, having been underestimated and overstated, revered and rebuked, defended and dismembered...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 10,684 reads 60 comments

  15. Miami Heat Could Be Dark-Horse Trade Destination for Pistons' Greg Monroe

    Greg Monroe might want to start thinking about how he would look in Miami Heat red and black. Stocking up on shorts wouldn't be a bad idea either. Call it a precautionary investment...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 24,485 reads 61 comments

  16. The NBA's Biggest Busts So Far This Season

    Busted! Try as the NBA 's underachievers might to sneak by unnoticed, they just can't. We have a sixth, bust-detecting sense when it comes to this stuff. And it's exploding at the moment...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 45,120 reads 125 comments

  17. Best Potential Candidates to Replace Fired Mike Malone for Sacramento Kings

    Mike Malone 's brief tenure with the Sacramento Kings has abruptly reached its conclusion, so the search for his replacement must begin now. Or later. Whenever, really...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 22,047 reads 44 comments

  18. Best Potential Trade Packages, Scenarios and Landing Spots for Lance Stephenson

    Merry Lance Stephenson Can Be Traded From the Charlotte Hornets Day! Midnight on Dec. 15 has come and gone, which means the struggling shooting guard can officially be dealt from the team that signed him this past summer...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 76,437 reads 145 comments

  19. With Michael Jordan Down, Who's Next for Kobe Bryant in Scoring Climb?

    Hasta la vista, Michael Jordan. Kobe Bryant has other NBA giants to catch. Like Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Possibly. Not one for harping on accomplishments passed, Bryant is undoubtedly done looking at Jordan...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 32,222 reads 50 comments

  20. The 10 Biggest Storylines Dominating the NBA at the Quarter-Season Mark

    Quarter-season NBA marks are big. Now is the time things start falling into place. The Western Conference playoff picture begins to take shape, while the Eastern Conference playoff picture continues hurting your eyes...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 26,118 reads 32 comments

  21. Report: Carmelo Anthony Will Waive No-Trade Clause If NY Knicks Find Right Deal

    Twenty. That's the number of losses it's taken for Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks to wind up here, at an apparent impasse, where the threat of trade rumors looms large...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 72,351 reads 113 comments

  22. Point Guard Kobe Bryant Sums Up Everything Wrong with Los Angeles Lakers

    All these years later, months removed from injury rehabilitation, speeding toward the end of his NBA career, Kobe Bryant is still viewed as this immortal lifeline the Los Angeles Lakers can exploit and exhaust to their liking...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 13,364 reads 57 comments

  23. NBA Record Watch at the Quarter-Season Mark

    Most NBA records are just waiting to be shattered. By Anthony Davis. The impressive ones, anyway. More seriously, most records are built to fall. Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game isn't one of them, but other exceptions are rare...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 1,721 reads 3 comments

  24. How to Complete the Minnesota Timberwolves' Rebuild in 2 Easy Steps

    Almost every rebuilding NBA team reaches a point when it must stop, look at the roster and shout "Hey! We're rebuilding!" from the tops of mountains, skyscrapers or executive bow front desks...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 11,298 reads 41 comments

  25. Breaking Down the Numbers Behind New York Knicks' Dismal 2014-15 Start

    Alarming trends are emerging in the Big Apple, where the New York Knicks continue to lose games in every way imaginable...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 3,067 reads 9 comments