1. Why the NBA Draft Is so Important to Small-Market Teams

    All NBA draft war rooms are not created equal. Some of them may be nonchalant. In the New York Knicks' case, they don't exist...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 10,672 reads 16 comments

  2. Why LeBron James' Free-Agent Decision Will Dictate 2014 NBA Free Agency

    The NBA world, as it has a tendency to do, is once again waiting on LeBron James . This was unavoidable. Win or lose against the San Antonio Spurs , James would be able to opt out of his contract; he would have a free-agency decision to make...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 35,239 reads 79 comments

  3. Dwight Howard Talks Rockets Adding 3rd Superstar, Free Agency and Future

    Dwight Howard has a message for all the star NBA free agents: Do what's best for you. And join the Houston Rockets ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 27,924 reads 240 comments

  4. Has Tim Duncan Surpassed Kobe Bryant as Generation's Best Superstar?

    Five NBA titles later, Tim Duncan is still quiet as ever, preferring to score, rebound, defend and dominate in peace, the occasional crazy eyes and half-smile remaining the only evidence that he feels at all...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 98,357 reads 922 comments

  5. Philadelphia 76ers Can't Afford to Pass Up Chance to Draft Andrew Wiggins

    Andrew Wiggins is the ideal draft prospect for the Philadelphia 76ers , though his potential arrival remains tightly bound to them embracing three words: Whatever it takes. Once the unquestioned No...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 6,085 reads 23 comments

  6. Chicago Bulls Trading Joakim Noah Would Be Massive Mistake

    There is a limit to how far the Chicago Bulls should go to transform their roster this summer. Joakim Noah is that limit...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 10,305 reads 91 comments

  7. Breaking Down How Houston Rockets Can Land Carmelo Anthony

    All eyes are on Carmelo Anthony as NBA free agency approaches, and in turn, his eyes are reportedly on the Houston Rockets ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 37,842 reads 182 comments

  8. San Antonio Spurs Squash Myth Depth Doesn't Matter with Dominant Finals Run

    Depth drubs star power more than the NBA 's makeup suggests. Superteams —actual, work in progresses or outright phonies—crop up like hipsters at a "How To Love and Hate Things Ironically" convention...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 2,863 reads 6 comments

  9. Blaming LeBron James for Miami Heat NBA Finals Loss Misses the Mark

    Trolls come, but they never go — a life lesson LeBron James has learned time after time during his 11-year career, and one he's being schooled in again following the Miami Heat 's 2014 NBA Finals collapse...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 5,449 reads 29 comments

  10. Report: Derrick Rose Only Untouchable in Trade Talks on Chicago Bulls Roster

    Derrick Rose really needs to team up with MC Hammer and mass-produce shirts, pants, shorts, sneakers and fedoras that read: Can't touch this...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 55,690 reads 391 comments

  11. LeBron James, Miami Heat Need Role Players, Not Another Superstar

    Entering the 2014 NBA offseason, the Miami Heat find themselves in unfamiliar territory, facing a series of questions that, for the first time since 2010, cannot be answered with one flashy player...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 18,185 reads 71 comments

  12. Houston Rockets Make More Sense Than Chicago Bulls for Carmelo Anthony

    Free agency is inching closer and closer, and Carmelo Anthony finds himself at the center of it all, leaning toward leaving the New York Knicks for the Chicago Bulls or Houston Rockets , the latter of which offers more of what he's seeking...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 50,459 reads 452 comments

  13. Chris Bosh Guarantees Miami Heat Will Win Game 5 of 2014 NBA Finals

    Chris Bosh eats crystal balls for breakfast. Confidence could be eluding the Miami Heat on the brink of NBA Finals elimination. They trail the San Antonio Spurs 3-1 in the series, a deficit no team has ever successfully erased in the Finals...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 34,713 reads 373 comments

  14. Why Carmelo Anthony Leaving New York Knicks Would Be the Wrong Move

    Months, basically weeks, removed from the New York Knicks ' ill-starred 2013-14 campaign, Carmelo Anthony has earned the right to do what's best for Carmelo Anthony if nothing else...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 109,576 reads 582 comments

  15. Carmelo Anthony Opting in Would Pave Way for New York Knicks Success

    Opting out is overrated. In less than two weeks time, New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony will have a decision to make...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 7,323 reads 39 comments

  16. Report: Carmelo Anthony Still Planning to Opt out of New York Knicks Contract

    Phil Jackson's mystique apparently isn't enough to bend the will of New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 24,972 reads 206 comments

  17. All Signs Point to Byron Scott as Favorite for Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach

    Assigning a single name and face to the Los Angeles Lakers ' search for a new head coach has proven impossible, but one name and face has made more appearances and makes more sense than most: Byron Scott ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 28,984 reads 92 comments

  18. Why New York Knicks Hold Advantage over the Field for Carmelo Anthony

    No amount of speculating, scheming, wriggling or Pat Riley-engineered guile will change one vital free-agency fact: Carmelo Anthony isn't likely to leave the New York Knicks . Similar points have been made and acknowledged before...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 6,380 reads 29 comments

  19. Kevin Love Doesn't Think Cleveland Cavs Trade Rumors Are 'Outlandish at All'

    Kevin Love isn't messing around anymore. During a brief question-and-answer session with The Big Lead's Jason McIntyre (h/t Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin ), Love ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 9,760 reads 33 comments

  20. How Kobe Bryant Must Adapt to Succeed with Los Angeles Lakers in 2014-15

    Kobe Bryant isn't Kobe Bryant anymore. The work ethic and drive are there, the ruthlessness is alive and well and the saucy, defiant self-assuredness is intact. But his body is different...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 23,919 reads 86 comments

  21. Best Potential Options to Join Derek Fisher's Staff with New York Knicks

    Congratulations on becoming head coach of the New York Knicks , Derek Fisher . Now get to work. There is little time to bask in the end of New York's long, albeit exclusive, search for a new head honcho...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 2,243 reads 0 comments

  22. Miami Heat Defense Must Step Up to Claim 2014 NBA Title

    Standing directly between the Miami Heat and their third consecutive NBA title is the San Antonio Spurs ' almighty offense, for which LeBron James and friends have no answer...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 2,017 reads 10 comments

  23. Report: Joel Embiid the 'Front-Runner' for No. 1 Pick in 2014 NBA Draft

    Joel Embiid is on the Cleveland Cavaliers ' brain and atop their 2014 NBA draft board. As are Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker. Go figure...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 20,221 reads 189 comments

  24. What Kind of Coach Can We Expect Derek Fisher to Be for NY Knicks?

    Derek Fisher stood before a throng of reporters Tuesday, dressed to the nines, with an intense look on his face and sincerity and certainty in his voice as he was officially introduced as head coach of the New York Knicks ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 6,475 reads 8 comments

  25. Hiring Mark Price as Coach Would Be Sneaky-Good for Cavs, Kyrie Irving

    Careful, Ohio. Mark Price is lurking in the shadows, ready to make the quietest of awesome splashes for your Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 10,801 reads 33 comments