1. How Eric Bledsoe's Contract Impacts Goran Dragic's Future with Phoenix Suns

    Goran Dragic 's future with the Phoenix Suns is beyond his control. Nearly two months into free agency, the Eric Bledsoe saga soldiers on...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 8,643 reads 55 comments

  2. Derrick Rose's Chicago Bulls Are Still Drowning in Uncertainty

    All those aboard the Derrick Rose and Chicago Bulls bandwagon should slow their roll. Unbridled optimism must be met with veritable realism. This is to say, caution and skepticism...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 23,076 reads 64 comments

  3. What New York Knicks Must Do to Climb Back into 2015 Playoff Picture

    Redemption is only a playoff berth away for the New York Knicks . The stench of last season's 37-win disaster still lingers...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 1,711 reads 5 comments

  4. Kevin Durant: 'Honestly, I Think I Score Better Than Anybody'

    Even Kevin Durant 's self-serving compliments are noble. While at an event promoting NBA 2K15 , the Oklahoma City Thunder star talked about his individual scoring talents, ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 28,844 reads 183 comments

  5. Kevin Love Trade Alters Rebuilding Plans of NBA Flagship Franchises

    Kevin Love 's relocation affects more than just the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves. When the trade that Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski says will become official ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 48,992 reads 130 comments

  6. Why Los Angeles Lakers Face Uphill Climb Back Toward Playoff Contention

    With their roster set and a head coach in place, the Los Angeles Lakers march toward 2014-15 and beyond facing an uphill climb back to playoff and championship contention. Actually, that doesn't do their present predicament enough justice...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 5,921 reads 35 comments

  7. Carmelo Anthony Says New York Knicks Will 'Absolutely' Make 2015 NBA Playoffs

    Carmelo Anthony is sending mixed signals about his immediate future with the New York Knicks . This isn't like free agency, when many were unsure whether he would sign with the ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 32,116 reads 313 comments

  8. 5 NBA Teams Under Most Pressure to Win 2015 Championship

    No NBA team and its players enter the regular season tacitly thinking, "Look, we better not win a championship this year." Actually, allow me to clarify: Almost no NBA team thinks in those terms...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 44,912 reads 152 comments

  9. Are New-Look Cleveland Cavs Facing More Pressure Than LeBron James' Heat Did?

    Pressure is a volatile companion. LeBron James knows all too well how erratic pressure can be. It was by his side from the moment he was drafted in 2003 to when he left the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 8,378 reads 39 comments

  10. Cleveland Cavaliers Prove Instant Rebuilds Aren't Dead with Kevin Love Trade

    Split-second turnarounds aren't dead. Not in the NBA anyway, where the Cleveland Cavaliers have gone from clown to contender in a matter of weeks...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 35,003 reads 112 comments

  11. Are There Enough Shots to Go Around for LA Lakers This Season?

    One ball might not be enough for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014-15. In assembling the roster for next season, the Lakers took a twofold approach by acquiring and retaining ready-to-contribute talent that wouldn't cost them long-term flexibility..

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 29,234 reads 125 comments

  12. Washington Wizards Ensure Eastern Conference Is Not a Two-Team Race

    Don't forget about the Washington Wizards . Peddlers of "The Eastern Conference is the Cleveland Cavaliers ' and Chicago Bulls ' to lose" already have...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 6,707 reads 46 comments

  13. Should Eric Bledsoe Follow Greg Monroe's Lead in NBA Free Agency?

    Greg Monroe has left a trail of bread crumbs for Eric Bledsoe . Limitations are everywhere for NBA restricted free agents. Their options are finite. Their leverage is minimal...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 4,467 reads 9 comments

  14. How Eric Bledsoe's Free-Agency Market Can Recover Next Year

    Eric Bledsoe is in the throes of a free-agency dilemma he has little control over . It's not of disturbing difficulty, to be sure. Bledsoe has champagne problems at the moment as he tries to figure out how rich he intends to make himself...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 8,503 reads 53 comments

  15. How New York Knicks Will Know If Carmelo Anthony Is Worth Massive Contract

    Snap judgments are being made about Carmelo Anthony 's near-max contract when, really, there's no way of knowing now if he's worth what the New York Knicks are paying...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 5,661 reads 27 comments

  16. Building the All-Overpaid 2014 NBA Free-Agency Team

    Trips to the bank are more comical for some than they are for others. Take certain NBA free agents, who are no doubt laughing all the way to their local counting house. Plenty of, shall we say, questionable contracts were handed out this summer...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 47,704 reads 108 comments

  17. Trading Pablo Prigioni Would Be Mistake for NY Knicks

    Phil Jackson's reign with the New York Knicks has been relatively mistake-free. Trade Pablo Prigioni , and it will be mistake-free no more...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 11,958 reads 59 comments

  18. LeBron James Shifts Kevin Love's Focus from Major Markets to Championships

    If subliminally altering priorities and preferences of Kevin Love were, by NBA rule, considered tampering, LeBron James would be a fugitive living and operating outside the letter of the law...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 15,766 reads 50 comments

  19. Why 2014-15 NBA Season Will Be Most Important of Kyle Lowry's Career

    Kyle Lowry has never been here before. The Toronto Raptors point guard has been in the NBA for eight years, but he's never stared down a season as important as 2014-15...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 3,576 reads 32 comments

  20. How Far Will Indiana Pacers Fall Without Paul George?

    Unrestrained optimism is no match for the Paul George -less Indiana Pacers . No matter how his absence following an open tibia-fibula fracture is spun, no matter what context it's put in, there is no bright side...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 9,493 reads 71 comments

  21. Greg Monroe Turns Table on Detroit Pistons by Accepting Qualifying Offer

    Greg Monroe was at an impasse with the Detroit Pistons , his always marginal leverage waning, his restricted free agency stale and lusterless, his options finite, toeing the line of nonexistence...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 7,241 reads 25 comments

  22. 8 NBA Players Under Most Pressure to Perform After Free Agency

    Contracts don't just buy talent. They purchase expectations, they set standards. They spawn pressure. Such is the essence of NBA free agency, where players enjoying freedom and ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 21,224 reads 54 comments

  23. Predicting the Next Wave of Elite NBA Head Coaches

    Bring on the future of sideline sagacity. Coaching is a fickle business at the NBA level. When teams win, they're sometimes an afterthought. When teams lose, they're scapegoats...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 65,044 reads 190 comments

  24. Why Andrew Wiggins Is the Right Choice for Minnesota Timberwolves' Future

    Offloading an NBA superstar like Kevin Love is an inexact science devoid of middle ground, crawling with compromise and concession, thick with irrepressible adversity that is combated only by acceptance...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 47,573 reads 114 comments

  25. Why Kevin Love Being Traded to Cleveland Cavaliers Is Good for the NBA

    If and when Kevin Love officially joins the Cleveland Cavaliers , the NBA will win. Big time. Winners and losers are hallmarks of any blockbuster trade. Reactions to deals are reflexive ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 54,816 reads 92 comments