1. The Blueprint for NBA's Worst Teams to Turn Things Around

    Whip out those handy, dandy, outdated paper maps. The NBA 's worst teams are taking a road trip. Their destination? Better days. No bad franchise plans on being bad forever. That would make no sense...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 19,925 reads 79 comments

  2. Previewing What New York Knicks Fans Should Expect Without Carmelo Anthony

    After weeks of delaying the inevitable, the New York Knicks are about to find out how drastically different life without Carmelo Anthony will be. Sitting Anthony has snowballed into an unavoidable fact...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 1,537 reads 6 comments

  3. San Antonio Spurs May Only Get Scarier in Seasons to Come

    Imagine a world in which the San Antonio Spurs ' shelf life never nears expiration and instead only grows stronger with time. Now stop fantasizing about said world. Because we may be living in it...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 10,367 reads 15 comments

  4. Blake Griffin's Injury Worsens Critical Flaws in Los Angeles Clippers Roster

    Blake Griffin 's injury, while devastating, doesn't pose any problems the Los Angeles Clippers didn't have or know about already. It merely compounds the flaw-filled roster that has threatened to derail Los Angeles all season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 5,120 reads 27 comments

  5. In Case You Didn't Hear, George Karl Really, Really Wants to Coach in NBA Again

    George Karl knows how to market himself to NBA teams: obviously, without fear or regard for propagated desperation...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 28,550 reads 83 comments

  6. DeMarcus Cousins Lights into Listless Kings: 'Act Like You Care'

    DeMarcus Cousins is not happy with the Sacramento Kings . After getting off to a 9-5 start—the team's best 14-game opening since 2004-05—Sacramento has plummeted down the standings...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 14,751 reads 32 comments

  7. Is 2015 3-Point Contest Field Best in All-Star Weekend History?

    At a time when the NBA All-Star weekend's Skills Challenge drags on and the Slam Dunk Contest lacks luster, the Three-Point Contest is here to save Saturday nights everywhere...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 33,919 reads 53 comments

  8. Cavaliers Officially Back Among East Elite and Other Thursday NBA Takeaways

    Not one month ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers looked like colossal failures. They sat under .500, had lost six in a row, couldn't play defense and were fading fast, watching as championship hopes devolved into erroneous excitement...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 82,298 reads 180 comments

  9. Orlando Magic Roster Offers Immense Potential, Promise for Next Head Coach

    Let the Orlando Magic 's head-coaching sweepstakes begin now. Yes, the search for Orlando's next sideline stalker can indeed be considered a sweepstakes...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 4,755 reads 20 comments

  10. Adam Silver: 'We Need to Make a Change' to NBA Playoff Seeding System

    Adam Silver looks at the disparity between the NBA 's Eastern and Western Conference and sees exactly what the rest of us do: a need for change...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 110,898 reads 249 comments

  11. Knicks' Looming Offseason Will Define Phil Jackson-Carmelo Anthony Marriage

    Experts and fans have long understood the New York Knicks ' rebuilding plan. The signs were, and remain, everywhere...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 8,062 reads 85 comments

  12. Dwight Howard Injury Gives James Harden Chance to Swing NBA MVP Race

    James Harden 's NBA MVP case is already strong. So strong, in fact, it's difficult—nigh impossible—for him to have a sturdier one. Dwight Howard 's latest injury gives him the opportunity to make the inconceivable a reality...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 3,501 reads 38 comments

  13. Race for Final Eastern Conference Playoff Seeds Is Tragic Comedy Again

    To say things are heating up within the NBA Eastern Conference's middle class would be a grossly spastic misinterpretation of what's happening as the playoff bracket begins to take shape...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 30,616 reads 168 comments

  14. Surprise Max-Contract Candidates for 2015 NBA Free Agency

    Surprise! Contract-year NBA players are always fascinating. They're playing for both now and later, trying to secure a raise or prolong their careers. Some free agents-to-be are open-and-shut cases...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 53,388 reads 118 comments

  15. 5 NBA Teams That Can't Afford to Let 2015 Trade Deadline Pass Without a Deal

    Gather 'round NBA cohorts. Yours truly has a secret, and he doesn't plan to keep it. February is a busy time of year for the Association. The league has All-Star rosters to produce, Damian Lillards to tick off and trade rumors to engender...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 56,980 reads 91 comments

  16. Rajon Rondo and Dallas Mavericks Aren't Living Up to Each Other's Expectations

    Rajon Rondo and the Dallas Mavericks are quickly finding out that success on paper doesn't automatically translate into on-court transcendence...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 31,770 reads 65 comments

  17. 7 NBA Coaches with Jobs at Stake in 2nd Half of 2014-15 Season

    Is it hot in here, or is it just me? It's not me, you say? It's really the second half of the 2014-15 NBA season yielding its customary list of coaches whose jobs may be at stake? OK, then...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 33,205 reads 144 comments

  18. NBA All-Star Rosters 2015: Biggest Snubs and Surprises

    It's NBA nitpicking time! The league announced the reserves for the 2015 Eastern and Western Conference All-Star teams on Thursday night, and as per usual, there are selections to applaud and snubs to lament...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 216,916 reads 436 comments

  19. Teams That Could Poach Free Agent Draymond Green Away from Warriors This Summer

    Draymond Green is sending Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob an unvoiced message, the gist of which is: Open that wallet, Joey...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 18,164 reads 47 comments

  20. Breaking Down Derrick Rose's Ugly, Slowly Improving Jump Shot

    Derrick Rose 's jump shot is finding twine at the right time for the Chicago Bulls . No, he hasn't suddenly become the sweet-shooting Stephen Curry . Rose's jumper is still seldom pretty...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 9,574 reads 33 comments

  21. 8 Trade Targets to Help Charlotte Hornets Survive Kemba Walker's Absence

    This Kemba Walker guy is pretty important to the Charlotte Hornets . Fighting for one of the Eastern Conference's final two playoff spots may not seem like much, but that's the Hornets ' reality...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 6,741 reads 17 comments

  22. Stephen Curry, John Wall to Play H-O-R-S-E-Like Game at NBA All-Star Weekend

    This is A-W-E-S-O-M-E. Stephen Curry and John Wall will wage a head-to-head battle sponsored by Degree during the 2015 NBA All-Star weekend. Degree is calling the event "Battle of the Game Changers...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 66,230 reads 85 comments

  23. 5 Sneaky Trade Ideas for 2015 NBA Title Chasers

    Rational sneakiness can go a long way in swaying the NBA 's championship race. Blockbuster trades receive more attention than any other transactions. That's what happens when household stars are involved...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 96,395 reads 173 comments

  24. Grading the 10 Biggest Moves of the 2014 NBA Offseason, Midseason Edition

    Last summer was big for the NBA . Players switched teams, franchises hired new coaches and, most importantly, immediate futures were enlivened. At least, they were supposed to be...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 138,268 reads 192 comments

  25. Joe Johnson Trade Would Be Right Player at Wrong Price for Charlotte Hornets

    Joe Johnson would be an ideal fit for the Charlotte Hornets —if not for the outrageous price tag attached to his services...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 7,281 reads 28 comments