1. Kevin Love-Cavs Trade Would Greatly Up the Ante for All Involved

    Acquiring Kevin Love is just the beginning for the Cleveland Cavaliers . League insiders told ESPN...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 11,210 reads 54 comments

  2. Eric Bledsoe Trade Coming Back to Haunt Los Angeles Clippers

    Worse than the trade an NBA team never makes is the one it never should have made (or one it made too early). The Los Angeles Clippers are finding this out the hard way...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 17,967 reads 48 comments

  3. Should Los Angeles Lakers Take Gamble on Michael Beasley?

    Michael Beasley is the proud owner of unlimited opportunities. The oft-embattled swingman has made a career out of second and third and fourth—you get the point—chances, ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 3,094 reads 93 comments

  4. How Derrick Rose Can Silence His Critics Once and for All

    Fifty. That's the number of games—playoffs and regular season— Derrick Rose has appeared in since his 2010-11 NBA MVP campaign. And that's not a lot...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 7,916 reads 36 comments

  5. Carmelo Anthony's 2014-15 Campaign Will Shape New York Knicks' Future

    Carmelo Anthony has made his decision, earning the faith and money of a New York Knicks franchise that has everything riding on his performance next season. No pressure, though, Melo ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 14,388 reads 78 comments

  6. Jim Boeheim: Derrick Rose Has Been 'Most Impressive Guy' at USA FIBA Practice

    If USA Basketball practices accurately predict the future, Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls are approaching a very productive 2014-15 campaign. Rose continues to make headlines for his play as Team USA gears up for the FIBA World Cup...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 80,446 reads 321 comments

  7. How Los Angeles Lakers Should Want Kevin Love Trade Saga to Play Out

    Rumor by rumor, the Los Angeles Lakers find themselves more and more displaced from the Kevin Love sweepstakes, a feeding frenzy they were supposed to conquer. And still can...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 41,235 reads 51 comments

  8. Are Houston Rockets Still a Top-4 Western Conference Team?

    Who are the Houston Rockets ? As they continue to work through an NBA offseason that was once dressed in promise and optimism and grand ambitions but is now steeped in disappointment, it's a fair question...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 15,618 reads 248 comments

  9. Minnesota Timberwolves Smart to Take 1-Year Gamble on Mo Williams

    Mo Williams isn't a lot of things. He isn't a fortune-changing superstar. He isn't the quintessential point guard...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 4,800 reads 6 comments

  10. How Should Cleveland Cavaliers Proceed If They Miss on Kevin Love Trade?

    Sure things don't exist in the NBA , as teams are wont to find out. Things go wrong. Strategies change. Injuries happen. Players leave. Trades fall through. Backup plans take center stage...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 13,819 reads 84 comments

  11. Byron Scott Hire Puts Major Pressure on Kobe Bryant to Thrive Next Season

    Once the Los Angeles Lakers hired Byron Scott, Kobe Bryant 's self-made and pundit-produced burdens became that much heavier. Pressure is unavoidable for the Black Mamba because of who he is and what's expected of him...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 10,147 reads 34 comments

  12. Will the Los Angeles Lakers Be Better Than Expected Next Season?

    Looking at the Los Angeles Lakers ' offseason, their intentions are clear: preserve money, grind out 2014-15 and entrust future standing to free agency. Figuring out what such cap conservation means for 2014-15 itself is less explicit...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 4,761 reads 15 comments

  13. Predicting Los Angeles Lakers' Opening Night Lineup Under Byron Scott

    And just like that, Byron Scott 's honeymoon with the Los Angeles Lakers is officially over. True, said honeymoon lasted all of about 3.4 seconds, but that's a lifetime in Laker Land...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 44,459 reads 80 comments

  14. Derrick Rose: 'It's Gonna Be Funny' Watching Doubters 'Eat Their Words'

    Derrick Rose hopes his critics are hungry, because he plans on stuffing their mouths with hefty helpings of defiance...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 104,608 reads 709 comments

  15. Byron Scott Says Los Angeles Lakers 'Better Be Ready to Play Some Defense'

    Byron Scott is wasting little time in reminding the Los Angeles Lakers there are two sides to every basketball court...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 70,478 reads 249 comments

  16. What Should Los Angeles Lakers Fans Expect from Byron Scott?

    Twiddle your thumbs no more: The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Byron Scott to be their next head coach. ESPN...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 93,945 reads 378 comments

  17. Dwight Howard, James Harden Adding Unneeded Pressure to Rockets' 2014-15 Season

    Dwight Howard and James Harden aren't doing any favors for the Houston Rockets , who have already used the 2014 NBA offseason to slink further away from title contention. This is not up for debate...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 10,641 reads 188 comments

  18. Why Phil Jackson's Old Players Don't Make Sense for NY Knicks' Future

    Try as one might to idealize Phil Jackson and the impact his guile and stately charm have on the New York Knicks , there has always been one drawback to employing his basketball ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 25,218 reads 43 comments

  19. Has Phil Jackson Given New York Knicks Enough Assets for Blockbuster Trade?

    Something about the New York Knicks is different. No, it's not the famed triangle offense head coach Derek Fisher and team president Phil Jackson began implementing during summer league play...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 42,192 reads 164 comments

  20. Why Doug McDermott Should Start Right Away for the Chicago Bulls

    Doug McDermott should have the Chicago Bulls and head coach Tom Thibodeau acting out of character next season. Rookies and generally inexperienced players are traditionally shunned from Chicago's rotation this side of Thibs ' rule...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 19,506 reads 138 comments

  21. 6 Most Puzzling Signings During 2014 NBA Free-Agency Period

    Let's get weird. The NBA 's offseason has been all kinds of weird, after all. Some free-agency transactions have made loads of sense...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 118,383 reads 221 comments

  22. Why Winning Over Kobe Bryant Is Los Angeles Lakers' Biggest Offseason Victory

    Offseason victories come in all forms, and the Los Angeles Lakers , firmly fixed to a finespun rebuild, won theirs by not losing Kobe Bryant . Viewed pessimistically, the Lakers' offseason can be seen as discouraging...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 21,165 reads 98 comments

  23. Why Julius Randle Is the Los Angeles Lakers' Most Pivotal Player Next Season

    Too much of the Los Angeles Lakers ' future is veiled by mystery and chance, little of which will change during the 2014-15 NBA season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 14,673 reads 94 comments

  24. Why the Chicago Bulls Are Legitimate Threat in Kevin Love Trade Sweepstakes

    When the Minnesota Timberwolves finally relent and trade Kevin Love , it will be to a team dangling the right combination of promising assets...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 19,025 reads 127 comments

  25. Can Kobe Bryant and Jeremy Lin Coexist in Los Angeles Lakers' Backcourt?

    Jeremy Lin and Kobe Bryant might just be the Western Conference's starting backcourt for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, but the Los Angeles Lakers are looking for something more than champions of popularity...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 40,141 reads 131 comments