1. Team USA and Australia Aren't the Only Medal Contenders out There

    If not for Croatia's Bojan Bogdanovic and Dario Saric, Brazil would be Thursday's feel-good Olympics basketball story—a 2-1 darling working off consecutive upsets with a clear path out of the preliminary round...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 13,083 reads 11 comments

  2. Top NBA Rookies Pick Their GOAT, Favorite '2K' Teams

    Entering the NBA as a top rookie prospect is a cyclonic process. Everything changes. The paycheck is good, but you're put under an oft-unforgiving microscope. The expectations are greater...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 months ago 81,529 reads 96 comments

  3. Men's Olympic Basketball Tuesday Roundup: Brazil Puts Spain on the Ropes

    Pau Gasol and Spain were not supposed to be a powerhouse entering the 2016 Olympics. They are, however, supposed to be much better than this...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 months ago 6,886 reads 0 comments

  4. USA vs China: TV Time, Live Stream, Prediction for 2016 Olympic Men's Basketball

    After five exhibition games, the USA men's basketball team officially begins a gold-medal quest Saturday, opening its Olympic docket against China's national squad...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 months ago 26,219 reads 30 comments

  5. NBA Players Who Should Be Pissed at Their Front Office

    With NBA free agency slowing to a halt (we see you, Lance Stephenson), we have the opportunity to riff on the issues nearest to our hearts. Like which NBA stars should be giving their front office the super-obvious silent treatment right about now...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 months ago 72,653 reads 92 comments

  6. Inside the Unsent Drafts of NBA Players' Social Media Accounts (OK, Not Really)

    Draymond Green never should have hit "send." To be more specific, he never should have selected the "My Story" option on his Snapchat app...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 months ago 31,666 reads 23 comments

  7. Predictions for Potential NBA Rookie Extension Deals on the Horizon

    Don't sweat the end of NBA free agency. It's now extension season! C.J. McCollum and the Portland Trail Blazers were kind enough to get us started, striking a four-year, $106 million agreement, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 months ago 27,931 reads 52 comments

  8. Post-2016 NBA Free-Agency Blockbuster Trade Ideas

    Long live hypothetical NBA blockbuster trades—especially now that we've reached the "Dog Days of Summer" portion of the offseason...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 months ago 169,659 reads 302 comments

  9. Kevin Durant Did OKC Thunder a Favor by Leaving for Golden State Warriors Now

    Kevin Durant is not a hero for joining the Golden State Warriors —not outside of Oakland, California, anyway. He did, however, give the Oklahoma City Thunder one thing: clarity...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 months ago 171,598 reads 267 comments

  10. Ranking the Best Bargain-Bin Buys Remaining on 2016's NBA Free-Agent Market

    Although NBA free agency is on life support, it isn't dead yet. There are still impact players to sign and mid-summer bargains to poach...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 117,420 reads 96 comments

  11. Stop Expecting Derrick Rose to Be Something He Never Was

    For Derrick Rose, the 2016-17 NBA season is a chance to start over. New city. New uniform. New teammates...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 148,123 reads 226 comments

  12. The San Antonio Spurs Are Gonna Be Just Fine, Despite Tim Duncan's Retirement

    Tim Duncan 's decision to retire changes the San Antonio Spurs forever. They cannot replace him or everything for which he stood. Soldiering on without him, for the first time in nearly two decades, will be a self-admitted challenge...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 29,627 reads 51 comments

  13. The 5 NBA Trade Candidates Who Have to Move Before 2016 Offseason Ends

    The NBA 's free-agent frenzy is over, but that doesn't mean players are done switching teams. Yes, that's right: Summertime trading season is officially here. Teams aren't typically in a rush to deal expendable parts this time of year...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 5,105 reads 0 comments

  14. Ranking Every NBA Team's Presumed Starting 5, Post-2016 Free Agency

    Some might say it's too early in the NBA 's offseason to establish a detailed pecking order for every team's projected starting lineup. But those people are party poopers, and we're not going to listen to them...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 99,737 reads 212 comments

  15. Retired NBA Vets We'd Love to Have Back in 2016-17

    Following the San Antonio Spurs' announcement that Tim Duncan is retiring from the NBA , we have three options. Option 1: Wallow in incurable sadness. Option 2: Wax nostalgia over all things Duncan...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 2,575 reads 1 comments

  16. Kyrie Irving Gives LeBron James Something He's Never Had: A Successor

    When Kyrie Irving drilled the championship-clinching three-pointer over the outstretched arm of Stephen Curry in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, you could sense LeBron James ' vision ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 104,458 reads 158 comments

  17. Hidden Gems Still Available on 2016 NBA Free-Agency Market

    Flip over enough rocks in NBA free agency, and you're bound to find players who can turn into high-end assets...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 104,131 reads 76 comments

  18. New York Knicks' Win-Now Rebuild Creating More Questions Than Answers

    What in the heck are the New York Knicks doing? Don't answer that, because you don't know. Plus, the answer will probably change. The Knicks have done nothing to shed light on their long-term plans in recent weeks...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 66,807 reads 160 comments

  19. Boston Celtics Are NBA's Next Title Contender After Signing Al Horford

    Over the past couple of years, the NBA 's championship table has played home to a party of five. The top-heavy Western Conference offers up the Golden State Warriors , Los Angeles ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 207,484 reads 364 comments

  20. Should Toronto Raptors Be Happy with Status Quo After Re-Signing DeMar DeRozan?

    In hammering out a new contract with All-Star DeMar DeRozan , the Toronto Raptors have firmly fixed themselves to the existing core...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 28,207 reads 125 comments

  21. Free-Agency Sales Pitches for Every NBA Team

    Billboards are not a standard NBA free-agency resource, but they aren't unprecedented. The Los Angeles Lakers used them to court Dwight Howard in 2013. The Houston Rockets did something similar for Carmelo Anthony in 2014...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 37,579 reads 61 comments

  22. Tinder Profiles for Top 2016 NBA Free Agents

    It's like the 2012-old adage says: There isn't enough Tinder in NBA free agency. Though we could deliver you another free-agent rankings or think piece on why Kevin Durant ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 18,658 reads 15 comments

  23. What Should We Believe About 'Stalled' Talks Between Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat?

    Dwyane Wade 's return to the Miami Heat is supposed to be the second-surest outcome of NBA free agency, right behind LeBron James running it back with the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 55,625 reads 140 comments

  24. Don't Think NBA Title Has Solved Cavs' Kevin Love Conundrum

    Even after upsetting the Golden State Warriors and unexpectedly winning an NBA title, the Cleveland Cavaliers are not yet free of their Kevin Love dilemma. Yup, it's still there...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 27,520 reads 36 comments

  25. What's Next for 2016 Offseason After NBA Draft?

    So, now what? This year's NBA draft set the stage for what figures to be a tumultuous offseason. Prospects were reached for, others passed on. Logjams were created or intensified...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 88,045 reads 137 comments