1. Laying out 2016 MVP Cases for NBA's Top Candidates

    This year's NBA MVP race would be an epic affair if not for the infinite pre -eminence being displayed by a certain superstar who shall temporarily remain nameless...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 112,849 reads 385 comments

  2. NBA Stars Most Likely to Make History in Season's Final Stretch

    That noise you hear is the sound of NBA records being broken. History is made each and every season, so this is hardly a new concept. But as the 2015-16 campaign winds down, a select few pursuits deserve our attention...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 84,882 reads 143 comments

  3. NBA Meme Mania: Stretch-Run Slogans for Each NBA Team

    Wouldn't it be cool if every NBA team had its own slogan for the stretch run of the 2015-16 regular season? Yes. Yes, it would. And that's why NBA # MemeMania is back : to hand out those end-of-year rallying cries...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 122,224 reads 114 comments

  4. Predicting Destinations for the NBA's Top Buyout Candidates

    Goodbye, NBA trade deadline. Hello, buyout season. The Association will still play host to a frenzy of player movement now that the trade deadline has passed...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 44,806 reads 28 comments

  5. NBA Trade Deadline 2016 Tracker: Updates, Reaction and Analysis

    It was real folks. Sometimes, it was even real fun. The 2016 NBA trade deadline has come and gone. It lacked blockbuster deals, but there was still plenty of action for us to shift through...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 965,860 reads 539 comments

  6. 2015-16 NBA Awards: Eastern vs. Western Conference Edition

    Year-end NBA awards are not doled out by conference, but that's all about to change. Hypothetically, of course...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 81,842 reads 230 comments

  7. If Records Weren't Everything, How Would NBA Playoff Bracket Look?

    What if the NBA 's playoff bracket evolved past wins and losses? The league has already modernized postseason seeding by eliminating incentives for division winners...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 39,895 reads 71 comments

  8. Free Trade: Superstar Blockbusters to Consider Ahead of NBA's Trade Deadline

    Calling all hypothetical NBA trade-lovers! Free Trade is back, and this time, with the Association's Feb. 18 trade deadline fast approaching, we'll be manufacturing superstar-headlined blockbusters for your enjoyment...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 330,634 reads 300 comments

  9. The Best Option at Every Position on the 2016 NBA Trade Market

    Here's the scenario: Your favorite NBA team is pursuing an upgrade at a certain position ahead of Thursday's trade deadline, and you're losing sleep trying to figure out the best, most realistic target...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 181,502 reads 214 comments

  10. NBA Rising Stars Challenge: Buy or Sell Each 'Rising Star' as a Future All-Star

    Not every participant in the NBA 's 2016 Rising Star Challenge is actually an All-Star in the making. Some of them are, sure. But the concept isn't supposed to be taken literally...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 217,502 reads 428 comments

  11. Red Light, Green Light: Evaluating NBA Trade Rumors Approaching All-Star Weekend

    The NBA 's Feb. 18 trade deadline is fast approaching, and the rumor mill is exploding accordingly . With most of the league's general managers at a standstill, waiting to make their next move, this hearsay is all we have...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 26,790 reads 20 comments

  12. The Numbers Game: NBA's Eastern Conference Finally Matching West's Depth

    The NBA has waited a long time for its Eastern Conference teams to catch up with the Western Conference. And, in many ways, it's still waiting. Indeed, all of the East's projected playoff participants are on pace to be over ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 25,738 reads 120 comments

  13. Progress Reports for Kevin Durant's Biggest Free-Agent Suitors

    Did you know Kevin Durant is going to be a free agent over the summer? OK, good. Just wanted to make sure. After all, no one is talking about Durant, or his future with the Oklahoma City Thunder, or any aspect of his impending free agency...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 121,043 reads 198 comments

  14. Friday NBA Roundup: Jimmy Butler Is One Piece Bulls Truly Can't Afford to Lose

    . The Chicago Bulls can lose Derrick Rose. They can soldier on without Nikola Mirotic. They can be just fine without Joakim Noah . They can win without Pau Gasol . They cannot survive without Jimmy Butler...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 31,311 reads 132 comments

  15. Getting Crazy with the NBA Trade Machine Ahead of 2016 Deadline

    Friends don't let friends lose themselves in ESPN's NBA Trade Machine shenanigans. Unless, of course, it's for the good of the Association's Feb. 18 trade deadline. Then it's OK...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 4,315 reads 2 comments

  16. Predicting Final Destinations for the Hottest Names on the 2016 NBA Trade Market

    Dust off those musty old crystal balls. The NBA 's Feb. 18 trade deadline is nigh, and the outcomes of the hottest rumors are ripe for the predicting...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 258,934 reads 282 comments

  17. Jeff Hornacek Firing Means It's Time to Blow Up the Phoenix Suns

    Jeff Hornacek's dismissal from the Phoenix Suns should be the first of many, many dominoes to fall within one of the NBA 's most tumultuous organizations...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 31,814 reads 95 comments

  18. NBA Meme Mania: 2016 All-Star Rosters Edition

    What's better than the 2016 NBA All-Star rosters becoming official ? The memes that follow, of course. Starters, reserves, notable snubs and future Goliaths are the muses behind this edition of # MemeMania ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 7,109 reads 8 comments

  19. NBA All-Star Rosters 2016: Biggest Snubs and Surprises

    Now that the 2016 NBA All-Star rosters are officially official , we have the option to bask in the celebration of those chosen to represent the Feb. 14 superstud exhibition in Toronto...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 199,604 reads 370 comments

  20. Kristaps Porzingis Already Challenging Carmelo Anthony As Knicks' Best Player

    Kristaps Porzingis is the best NBA rookie not named Karl-Anthony Towns. He's also the best New York Knicks player not named Carmelo Anthony ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 28,389 reads 122 comments

  21. Stephen Curry Making Mockery of What Could've Been Epic MVP Race

    Imagine for a second that Stephen Curry didn't exist. Imagine he's not eligible for the NBA 's 2015-16 MVP award. Then, imagine the arguments...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 62,239 reads 131 comments

  22. How Each Failed NBA Rebuild Can Turn Things Around

    Not every NBA rebuild unfolds according to plan. The Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Pelicans and Phoenix Suns are all finding that out now, more so than any other reclamation projects...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 25,730 reads 47 comments

  23. Are 2015-16 Spurs, Warriors the 2 Best Teams NBA Has Ever Seen?

    Only one NBA team has ever cleared 70 victories in a single season. That squad, the Michael Jordan-led 1995-96 Chicago Bulls , remains the league's standard for greatness—the measuring stick for freshly formed superteams and championship units...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 79,395 reads 284 comments

  24. Cleveland Cavaliers Proving They're Among NBA's Elite

    If the Cleveland Cavaliers were guilty of anything during their 34-point loss to the Golden State Warriors on Jan. 18, it was that they aren't, nor will they ever be, the Golden State Warriors...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 45,683 reads 354 comments

  25. Hate Fun? Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors Are Probably Not the Team for You

    Fun isn't for everyone, and neither are the Golden State Warriors . These Warriors used to be universally adored...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 38,893 reads 211 comments