1. 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 28,739 reads 100 comments

  2. 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 35,807 reads 92 comments

  3. 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

  4. 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 10,606 reads 60 comments

  5. 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 16,824 reads 58 comments

  6. 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 86,679 reads 260 comments

  7. Criticism of Cleveland Cavaliers Coach David Blatt Reaching Fever Pitch

    It wasn't supposed to be like this for the Cleveland Cavaliers . Even with a re-imagined core, two superstars light on playoff experience, a first-year coach with no NBA credentials ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 47,167 reads 152 comments

  8. Predicting Next Wave of NBA's Stretch Provision Candidates

    Stan Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons reminded teams around the NBA of something upon releasing Josh Smith : The stretch provision exists...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 23,667 reads 32 comments

  9. Don't Assume Greg Monroe Stays in Detroit Just Because Josh Smith Is Gone

    Now that Josh Smith is out, might Greg Monroe be in? Attention has shifted back to Monroe following the Detroit Pistons ' decision to waive Smith and eat the $27 million he's owed over the next two seasons...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 20,717 reads 65 comments

  10. The Weakest Link on Every Top NBA Contender

    Psst. Guess what? NBA contenders have weak links, too. Just don't tell anyone—wouldn't want you guys stealing my thunder, after all. Disrupting flaws may not be as evident on championship-chasers, but they are there...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 105,595 reads 314 comments

  11. Anderson Varejao's Injury Should Expedite Cavaliers Hitting Trade Market

    Anderson Varejao 's injury is, among other things, cause for the Cleveland Cavaliers to wade through the NBA 's trade market faster than ever...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 33,502 reads 112 comments

  12. OKC Thunder Finally Feeling Pinch of NBA's Stacked Western Conference

    Before the NBA 's Western Conference was a patented, contender-chocked bloodbath, the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder stood alone, together, both of equal prominence and promise...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 5,531 reads 20 comments

  13. Josh Smith the Perfect Midseason Free-Agent Gamble for Houston Rockets

    Josh Smith and the Houston Rockets are, under the circumstances, made for each other. The Detroit Pistons waived Smith Monday, per a team release , sending seismic shockwaves throughout the NBA ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 20,052 reads 97 comments

  14. Breaking Down What New York Knicks Must Do to Turn Season Around

    What would you do if told the New York Knicks ' 2014-15 season wasn't a lost cause? Embrace it? Deny it? Laugh? Check your ears? Start digging to see if hell has, in fact, frozen ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 13,504 reads 68 comments

  15. 6 NBA Teams That Must Avoid Midseason Trade Temptations

    Presidents and general managers of talent-fowling NBA teams, gather 'round. It's high time y'all were made privy to a dirty little secret...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 56,867 reads 121 comments

  16. How Can Marc Gasol Add NBA MVP to His Trophy Collection?

    During an era in which the most valued NBA stars are typically those with eye-extracting stats and acrobatic athleticism, Marc Gasol is not your average MVP candidate...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 8,920 reads 27 comments

  17. Dallas Mavericks Giving Dirk Nowitzki Shot at Final Chapter He Deserves

    At a time when Dirk Nowitzki could be lamenting an allegiance run adrift, the Dallas Mavericks have given his twilight merited meaning, promising the coveted chance at a final chapter befitting his legacy...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 9,887 reads 29 comments

  18. Predicting the Next Wave of Future Max-Contract NBA Stars

    Form an orderly queue, folks. It's time to meet and greet the NBA 's millionaires and, in some cases, hundred-millionaires of tomorrow...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 41,329 reads 95 comments

  19. Have Phoenix Suns Hit a Wall?

    Over the last year and change, the Phoenix Suns have gone from darling to disappointment, their standing within the Western Conference an unremitting roller coaster, their immediate future an open-ended mystery...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 3,401 reads 14 comments

  20. Why Russell Westbrook Already Belongs in the NBA MVP Conversation

    Russell Westbrook 's player stock undergoes transformations almost yearly, having been underestimated and overstated, revered and rebuked, defended and dismembered...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 10,693 reads 60 comments

  21. Miami Heat Could Be Dark-Horse Trade Destination for Pistons' Greg Monroe

    Greg Monroe might want to start thinking about how he would look in Miami Heat red and black. Stocking up on shorts wouldn't be a bad idea either. Call it a precautionary investment...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 24,502 reads 61 comments

  22. The NBA's Biggest Busts So Far This Season

    Busted! Try as the NBA 's underachievers might to sneak by unnoticed, they just can't. We have a sixth, bust-detecting sense when it comes to this stuff. And it's exploding at the moment...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 45,128 reads 125 comments

  23. Best Potential Candidates to Replace Fired Mike Malone for Sacramento Kings

    Mike Malone 's brief tenure with the Sacramento Kings has abruptly reached its conclusion, so the search for his replacement must begin now. Or later. Whenever, really...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 22,056 reads 44 comments

  24. Best Potential Trade Packages, Scenarios and Landing Spots for Lance Stephenson

    Merry Lance Stephenson Can Be Traded From the Charlotte Hornets Day! Midnight on Dec. 15 has come and gone, which means the struggling shooting guard can officially be dealt from the team that signed him this past summer...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 76,476 reads 145 comments

  25. With Michael Jordan Down, Who's Next for Kobe Bryant in Scoring Climb?

    Hasta la vista, Michael Jordan. Kobe Bryant has other NBA giants to catch. Like Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Possibly. Not one for harping on accomplishments passed, Bryant is undoubtedly done looking at Jordan...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 32,267 reads 50 comments