1. What's the Breaking Point for Cleveland Cavaliers and David Blatt?

    David Blatt and the Cleveland Cavaliers are not who they're supposed to be. LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving have not meshed as planned. Losers of their last six contests, the Cavaliers are now below ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 5,757 reads 8 comments

  2. Los Angeles Lakers Making Right Call to Avoid a Kobe Bryant Shutdown

    There is no single remedy that will treat or cure what ails the Los Angeles Lakers . Each purported ploy that suggests otherwise is as flawed as the next—not the least of which ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 10,759 reads 56 comments

  3. Best Potential 2015 Free-Agent Landing Spots for Tayshaun Prince

    Tayshaun Prince needs a new, semi-permanent NBA home. After being traded from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Boston Celtics as part of a three-team deal that was first reported ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 21,959 reads 40 comments

  4. 2015 NBA Free Agents Who Need a Monster Second Half to Get Paid

    Half of an NBA regular season can make a world of difference. In the case of certain impending free agents looking for career paydays, it needs to make a world of difference...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 22,321 reads 42 comments

  5. New York Knicks Should End Charade, Pull Plug on Andrea Bargnani for Good

    After more than a year of pretending there's been something to glean or salvage from the relationship between Andrea Bargnani and the New York Knicks , it's time for one of the NBA 's biggest charades to finally end...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 11,689 reads 37 comments

  6. 7 NBA Players Who Deserve More 2015 MVP Consideration

    What's in an NBA MVP candidate? All sorts of things. Big names. Bigger wins. Provocative stat lines. Transcendent consistency. Profound impacts—those which go beyond the box score...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 38,894 reads 157 comments

  7. Playing Pretender or Contender with 2015 Surprise NBA Powerhouses

    Welcome to the inadvertent golden age of NBA powerhouses. Fueled by a stacked Western Conference and a select few Eastern Conference teams, the championship race has arguably never been more wide open...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 41,075 reads 290 comments

  8. Portland Trail Blazers Are Sneaking into the NBA Championship Race

    Game by game, win by win, the Portland Trail Blazers are reminding the Western Conference that, in the race for an NBA championship, they will not be left behind. Excellence has become the standard for Western Conference contenders...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 14,141 reads 46 comments

  9. Los Angeles Lakers Have Every Incentive to Turn Youth Loose

    Midway through a season rife with frustration and cold, hard truths, the Los Angeles Lakers have every incentive to turn their youth loose. This was always going to be a transition year for the storied Lakers...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 17,868 reads 66 comments

  10. Kemba Walker Hits Game-Winners, but Can He Save the Charlotte Hornets' Season?

    If there is such a thing as a clutch gene, Kemba Walker , as he's shown time and again, has it. With Wednesday's matchup between the Charlotte Hornets and New Orleans Pelicans ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 2,985 reads 23 comments

  11. Finding the Right Fit for a Reggie Jackson Trade Is Tougher Than You Think

    Seeking out and then orchestrating the ideal Reggie Jackson trade is not a mindless undertaking for the Oklahoma City Thunder . This of course assumes the Thunder are trying or open to trading him at all...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 17,171 reads 49 comments

  12. The Fatal Flaw That Could Sink Every 2015 NBA Title Contender

    One flaw can derail an entire NBA team's season. Contenders too? Contenders too. Imperfections are unavoidable in the NBA, even for the most dominant teams. Problems and shortcomings arise over the course of an 82-game season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 24,033 reads 80 comments

  13. Cleveland Cavaliers Paying Steep Price for Desperately Needed Rim Protection

    Trapped in the middle of the Eastern Conference, plagued by injuries and lacking size, the Cleveland Cavaliers needed to trade for rim protection. So, they traded for rim protection—at great personal expense...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 117,176 reads 406 comments

  14. New York Knicks' Tanking Blueprint to Get Franchise Back on Track

    J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert are gone. The losing may now begin. Or rather, continue. Shipping out Smith and Shumpert for fodder and cap space—a move first reported ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 18,789 reads 68 comments

  15. 5 Potential D-League Call-Ups for New York Knicks with Open Roster Spots

    With victories hard to come by and the roster now stripped of rotation players, the New York Knicks are prime real estate for NBA Developmental League prospects...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 15,163 reads 15 comments

  16. Will 2015 Free Agents Take Advantage of NBA's East-West Disparity?

    One NBA conference's cumulative futility may end up becoming a coveted free-agent opportunity. At a time when the Eastern Conference is more notorious for its hoarded haplessness ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 5,682 reads 7 comments

  17. Sacramento Kings Playing a Dangerous Game with DeMarcus Cousins

    Four-plus years later, after surviving botched beginnings and forging renewed hope, the Sacramento Kings are still the team that isn't doing DeMarcus Cousins any favors...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 45,925 reads 88 comments

  18. 6 NBA Teams Primed to Enter 2015 as Definite Trade-Market Buyers

    Long live the NBA 's trade-deadline buyers. Focus often shifts to the Association's sellers at this point of the season. The league's Feb...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 186,612 reads 267 comments

  19. Rajon Rondo Says He Hasn't Played Real Defense in 'A Couple Years'

    Being traded from the Boston Celtics to the Dallas Mavericks has been great for Rajon Rondo . He has a slew of brand-new offensive weapons to work beside, is now chasing an ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 97,438 reads 104 comments

  20. Please Reset Your Expectations for Cleveland Cavs After LeBron James' Injury

    Initial standards—however aggressive—are no match for reality. And for the freshly forged, still-unpolished Cleveland Cavaliers , in the aftermath of LeBron James ' ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 28,732 reads 100 comments

  21. Dallas Mavericks Showing the NBA New Rebuilding Blueprint

    In the NBA 's perpetual cycle of rebuilds and roster-razings, the Dallas Mavericks stand alone. Some teams bottom out in search of better days, hoping pre -designed atrocity yields superstar draft picks and inevitably shortens their rebuild...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 35,806 reads 92 comments

  22. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers Finally on Verge of Finding Balanced Formula

    Midway through a season more about soul-searching than substance, the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant have stumbled upon a formula that works, both now and in the long run...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 22,821 reads 45 comments

  23. How New Orleans Pelicans Can Build a Contender Around Anthony Davis

    Anthony Davis' rapid rise through the NBA superstar ranks has put the New Orleans Pelicans in a simultaneously powerful and problematic position. Lofty expectations are a reality with him at the center of on-court happenings...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 10,600 reads 60 comments

  24. Dallas Mavericks Are Rajon Rondo's Last Chance at NBA Superstardom

    Practically three years removed from his latest NBA All-Star appearance , and more than two years detached from his last postseason expedition, Rajon Rondo finds himself on the Dallas Mavericks seeking superstar redemption one last time...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 16,819 reads 58 comments

  25. The NBA's Stars of Tomorrow at Every Position

    Tomorrow's NBA stars matter too. Today's NBA dignitaries dominate discussion and headlines. But there will soon be other players joining their exclusive club—prospects who will soon become household names...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 86,678 reads 260 comments