1. Ranking the Most Impressive Starts for NBA's Rookies So Far

    With a small, albeit still significant, portion of the 2015-16 NBA season in the books, this year's rookie class has a question it would like to ask. Are you impressed? First impressions are difficult to make at the NBA level...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 8,517 reads 3 comments

  2. How Much Better Are Golden State Warriors Than Last Season's Championship Squad?

    There is something demonstrably disarming about the reigning champion Golden State Warriors . It is not the bravado with which they carry themselves...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 46,570 reads 244 comments

  3. Pros and Cons of Kevin Durant's Possible 2016 Free-Agent Landing Spots

    Let the Kevin Durant pre-free-agency tour continue! Next up: a Tuesday night date with the Washington Wizards and their not-so-subtle attempt to dominate the Durant discussion...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 105,909 reads 225 comments

  4. Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson Aching to Prove NBA Hasn't Left Them Behind

    Five years after winning their last NBA title together, Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson are meeting again, this time as opponents, both of them chasing something they aren't supposed to need anymore...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 39,086 reads 163 comments

  5. NBA Meme Mania: Even Chuck Norris Wishes He Was Steph Curry

    Everybody wants to be Stephen Curry right now. From those shirtless fans with the No. 30 shaved into their chest hair, to manufacturers of ankle braces, to the Michael Jordan of 25 years ago, everyone wants to be like Steph ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 24,923 reads 64 comments

  6. NBA's Cap Boom Creating Salary Imbalance That Won't Even Out Anytime Soon

    When the NBA 's salary cap explodes over the 2016 offseason, and again in 2017, the financial landscape it leaves behind won't make much sense. It's the unavoidable reality attached to a $20 million bump in spending power...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 6,286 reads 5 comments

  7. Does Playing on a Good Team Hinder NBA Rookie of the Year Chances?

    Each and every NBA Rookie of the Year race comes back to opportunity. Pursuits of the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy are not about wins and losses. They are, in most cases, not even about superior efficiency...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 4,934 reads 11 comments

  8. NBA Gearing Up for Most Complicated Restricted Free-Agency Period Ever

    Restricted free agency is, by design, inherently easy for the NBA 's teams to navigate. Or at least it used to be. Leverage traditionally lies with incumbent squads during the restricted free-agency process...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 892 reads 2 comments

  9. Hawks Give Carmelo Anthony, Knicks a Taste of How Far Away They Still Are

    Two things became amply clear by the end of the Atlanta Hawks' 112-101 victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday night: The Hawks, short on respect following a 60-win 2014-15, ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 56,457 reads 73 comments

  10. The One Key to Every NBA Team's 2015-16 Season

    What if someone told you they held the one key to unlocking your favorite NBA team's maximum potential during the 2015-16 season? Well, you'd think they were crazy, and rightly so...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 6,514 reads 7 comments

  11. NBA Championship Odds 2015-16: Every Team's Chances of Winning the Title

    Meaningful NBA action is back, and piping-hot championship odds are included at no extra charge. We'll start things off with a spoiler: Your team isn't favored to close out the 2015-16 season title*...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 10,565 reads 23 comments

  12. Rating the Best Highlights of the 2015-16 NBA Preseason

    Get ready to change the way you consume NBA highlights. Simply watching clips of dunks and crossovers is fine. It's an Internet-old pastime. But it's our responsibility to go deeper...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 40,556 reads 123 comments

  13. NBA Meme Mania: Super Glorious Preseason Edition

    Welcome to the first-ever edition of Bleacher Report's NBA #MemeMania! From now until the end of time (hopefully), this space will be dedicated to analyzing the Association's subjectively deemed most important topics through sarcastic visuals...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 24,429 reads 53 comments

  14. Every NBA Team's Biggest Training-Camp Revelation so Far

    Training camp and preseason revelations do, in fact, have a place in the NBA . Exhibition play is too often dismissed as meaningless, because the games do not count toward the standings ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 36,270 reads 61 comments

  15. All-Overrated NBA Team, 2015 Preseason Edition

    There is a lot to learn from the NBA 's 2015 preseason. There is also a lot to un-learn. Not all players are offering an accurate preview of what awaits them during the regular season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 52,894 reads 168 comments

  16. NBA Preseason 2015: Early Surprises and Disappointments

    Preseason NBA action is a tease. "It's basketball!" we're told. "Finally, after all these weeks of searching for distractions, feigning interest in which types of saturated ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 134,163 reads 262 comments

  17. Everything You Need to Know About the Portland Trail Blazers' 2015-16 NBA Season

    The Portland Trail Blazers are about to find out what happens when you tear down a championship contender for a shot at building a better one. It wasn't supposed to be like this for them...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 6,020 reads 33 comments

  18. Fantasy Basketball 2015: Predicting Biggest Breakout Stars for 2015-16 Season

    Not all of this season's fantasy basketball stars will start out that way. Every year, as you compete with your friends, co-workers, family members and bar-stool acquaintances for bragging rights, a crop of NBA talent outperforms their draft status..

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 14,749 reads 12 comments

  19. Power Ranking NBA Teams by Young Talent

    Youth, when used and assembled properly, is an NBA commodity. Some teams are young and hopeful. A select few are young and ready to dominate. Others are young and hopeless...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 122,585 reads 301 comments

  20. Golden State Warriors Face Promise and Peril in Bid to Repeat as NBA Champions

    All the bubbly has been popped. The thick fog of confetti has settled to the ground. The parade is a thing of the past...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 29,982 reads 185 comments

  21. Everything You Need to Know About the Philadelphia 76ers' 2015-16 NBA Season

    With two seasons of general manager Sam Hinkie's rebuilding project in the books, the Philadelphia 76ers are looking to Year 3 as the one that will finally see measurable gains...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 10,504 reads 34 comments

  22. Everything You Need to Know About the Phoenix Suns' 2015-16 NBA Season

    After emerging as the darling of the Western Conference in 2013-14, the Phoenix Suns took a noticeable step back during the 2014-15 season. As such, the 2015-16 campaign will be all about doing what they couldn't last year: moving forward...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 7,835 reads 21 comments

  23. Why This May Have Been Final NBA Offseason to Rebuild Through Free Agency

    Free-agency-based rebuilds are presented with a lot of pomp and promise in the NBA , their aim simple, their appeal unmistakable. Skip the process. Sidestep the patience...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 64,837 reads 140 comments

  24. Best and Worst-Case Scenarios for Atlanta Hawks' 2015-16 Season

    After winning 60 regular-season tilts and securing an Eastern Conference Finals appearance in 2014-15, the Atlanta Hawks have a very specific problem on their hands: Where do they ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 5,473 reads 11 comments

  25. Top Highlights from Jason Richardson's High-Flying NBA Career

    Jason Richardson has taken flight for the last time as an NBA player. The 34-year-old announced his retirement on Instagram just before the start of training camps, deciding to walk away ahead of his 15th season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 26,237 reads 39 comments