1. By Not Chasing Wins, the Brooklyn Nets Will Be Winners

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. — There's something different about these Brooklyn Nets . The faces, obviously. They have a new head coach, their sixth since 2012, in Kenny Atkinson. General manager Sean Marks is barely a half-year into his tenure...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 18,322 reads 27 comments

  2. The One Key to Every NBA Team's 2016-17 Season

    Many different factors contribute to the outcome of an NBA team's regular season. But what would happen if you needed to boil down every squad's ability to actualize its best-case scenario into one vital determinant? This discussion...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 12,116 reads 9 comments

  3. Surprising Studs Who Emerged from 2016-17 NBA Preseason

    Admit it: Even in your wildest, most optimistic, anything-is-possible-during-the- NBA -preseason dreams, you didn't see these performances coming...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 36,724 reads 25 comments

  4. NBA Meme Mania: 2016-17 Season Tipoff Edition

    We've made it. Meaningful NBA action is back—actual basketball that actually counts toward actual standings for an actual playoff race. Soon gone are the days of looking for solace and relevance in training camps and exhibition contests...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 24,680 reads 27 comments

  5. NBA Players Most Likely to Be Trade Targets During 2016-17 Season

    For all the excitement the NBA 's trade rumor mill generates, it's just a treadmill that recycles (mostly) the same names until February's deadline...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 63,686 reads 53 comments

  6. 2016 NBA Preseason Performances That Actually Matter So Far

    You have to promise not to tell anyone, but not all aspects of the NBA preseason are pointless. We're gonna rain on the parades of the "I don't care; it's only preseason" skeptics, pessimists and general killjoys...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 27,625 reads 36 comments

  7. Indiana Pacers Complete 2016-17 Season Preview

    Larry Bird delivered a decisive message when he fired head coach Frank Vogel back in May: Nothing would get in the way of the vision he mapped out for the Indiana Pacers —not ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 months ago 3,913 reads 10 comments

  8. San Antonio Spurs Complete 2016-17 Season Preview

    A sense of finality accompanied the San Antonio Spurs ' second-round playoff exit at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder . It was not the typical, unsettling dose of closure felt by any NBA team that goes home without a title...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 months ago 13,497 reads 30 comments

  9. NBA Meme Mania: 2016 Training Camp Edition

    Now that all 30 NBA teams are open for business, our license to meme has been reinstated. Training camps continue to emit that new car smell, but there is still so much to ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 months ago 50,387 reads 42 comments

  10. 5 NBA Teams Due for the Biggest Regressions This Season

    It's never fun to find out your favorite NBA team is ready to collect fewer wins than the previous season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 months ago 69,197 reads 142 comments

  11. Brooklyn Nets' Complete 2016-17 Season Preview

    Dating back to 2010, when Mikhail Prokhorov first became the team's majority owner, the Brooklyn Nets have dedicated most of their time and resources to dodging patience and process...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 months ago 3,405 reads 5 comments

  12. Projecting Every NBA Team's Depth Chart, 2016 Training Camp Edition

    After months of thumb-twiddling, pretending Olympics basketball is compelling and general soul-splitting tedium, NBA training camps are finally here. This is not a drill...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 months ago 40,426 reads 50 comments

  13. Power Ranking All 30 NBA Head Coaches Going into 2016-17 Training Camp

    Power ranking NBA head coaches is hard. Something happens when you set out to establish a pecking order for the league's sideline superheroes: The rampant turnover in this profession ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 119,663 reads 168 comments

  14. Predicting the NBA's Biggest Win-Total Increases for 2016-17

    Is your favorite NBA team primed to boost its win total significantly during the 2016-17 season? If so, get excited—just not too excited. More victories are never a bad thing...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 64,340 reads 140 comments

  15. 5 Undrafted Free Agents to Watch in 2016-17 NBA Training Camp

    Not all NBA careers begin the same way. For some, the path to a guaranteed paycheck and role starts on draft night. Others aren't so lucky...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 92,330 reads 46 comments

  16. The 2016-17 NBA All-Up-and-Coming Team

    To paraphrase 18th-century American activist Paul Revere: The NBA youth are coming! The NBA youth are coming! When we last buttered bread together, we rapped about next season's ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 69,035 reads 129 comments

  17. Early Predictions for the 2016-17 NBA All-Rookie Teams

    Good news: After checking and rechecking the rulebook, it turns out celebrating the contributions of NBA rookies before they make their debuts is allowed. Sure, forecasting the league's All-Rookie squads this far in advance can be a bit dicey...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 78,485 reads 116 comments

  18. 2017 NBA Free Agency: An Early Primer on Next Year's Class

    There are no premature NBA free-agency conversations, only people who hate fun. A second salary-cap spike in 2017-18 promises to send the league for another whirl...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 56,799 reads 64 comments

  19. NBA Training Camp 2016: Notable Position Battles to Keep an Eye On

    Opening night for the 2016-17 NBA season is less than an eternity away, which means training camps will be ready for business in (slightly) less than a lifetime. That means we can already address the elephants in certain locker rooms around the league..

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 35,832 reads 53 comments

  20. 1 Bold Prediction for Top 20 NBA Stars Heading into 2016-17

    Adventurous hoops heads live by a code when forecasting the 2016-17 NBA season: Why be regular, safe or conservative when you can be bold? We're applying that credo, which is totally ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 57,110 reads 273 comments

  21. Isaiah Thomas Interview: On Recruiting Free Agents, Al Horford and Celtics Youth

    Isaiah Thomas is more than just the Boston Celtics ' starting point guard and an Eastern Conference All-Star. He's also a free-agent recruiter extraordinaire—and an enthusiastic one, at that...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 30,505 reads 36 comments

  22. Predicting NBA's All-Breakout Team for 2016-17 Season

    It's never too early to talk about the NBA 's next batch of breakout performers. These rises can be difficult to define. They usually pertain to players 25 and under but are not specific to those barreling their way toward immediate stardom...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 6,109 reads 3 comments

  23. The Most Underappreciated Player on Every NBA Team Heading into 2016-17

    This one is dedicated to all those NBA players who need an extra hug. The Association's waters of underappreciation can be tricky to navigate...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 7,921 reads 0 comments

  24. So Far so Good, but Real Work Starts Now for Team USA

    Team USA's 105-78 semifinal win over Argentina on Wednesday dimmed the fears kindled by a too-close-for-comfort stretch of group play. But it didn't extinguish them. Still, credit the U...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 38,992 reads 53 comments

  25. 2016 Olympic Men's Basketball All-Tournament Team After the Group Stage

    The (imaginary) votes are in, and your 2016 Olympic all-tournament group basketball team is now here. These picks are based purely on what we've seen in Rio thus far; Overseas and NBA reputations were not taken into account...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 1,395 reads 0 comments