1. Los Angeles Lakers Offer Wesley Johnson Chance to Get NBA Career Back on Track

    Second chances are what you make of them, and Wesley Johnson has the opportunity to make his second go-round with the Los Angeles Lakers engender something other than disappointment and squandered expectations...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 9,075 reads 5 comments

  2. Move to Pistons' Super-Sub Role Could Jump-Start Josh Smith's Stalled NBA Career

    Demotions aren't all bad. Josh Smith spent all of last season languishing within the Detroit Pistons ' space-sapping starting lineup, where his performance was unbecoming of the almost-All-Star who haunted the hardwood with the Atlanta Hawks ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 2,891 reads 19 comments

  3. The NBA's Best Franchise Building Blocks at Every Position

    Starting from scratch can be the scourge of an NBA team's existence. Unless they have someone who makes starting over worth the wait and headaches it brings. Rebuilding a team from the ground up takes a lot of things...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 38,955 reads 205 comments

  4. Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Steve Nash's 2014-15 Season

    Injuries, age, contract structures and future free-agency plans have left the Los Angeles Lakers ' 2014-15 campaign a mystery in the making, and Steve Nash 's fate is perhaps the most confusing of their unsolved puzzles...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 5,888 reads 16 comments

  5. 6 NBA Players Who Will Average 25-Plus Points Per Game in 2014-15

    All hail the NBA 's most feared point-totaling titans. Scoring remains the sexiest form of court-cred out there—especially when players are putting 20-point averages to shame by registering 25- and 30-point performances regularly...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 68,641 reads 194 comments

  6. NBA Rookies Who Could Make Impact on Playoff-Bound Teams

    Playoff-bound NBA teams aren't always above needing help from fledglings. Some of them are, for the record...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 12,665 reads 44 comments

  7. What Can We Learn from NBA Preseason?

    Preseason NBA games are valuable for different reasons. Is offering a glimpse of what's to come in the regular season one of them? Exhibition contests are, at their heart, not supposed to be crystal balls...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 24,266 reads 10 comments

  8. LeBron James Ensuring Cleveland Cavaliers Are Nothing Like Miami Heat

    Four years with the Miami Heat has left LeBron James barely recognizable from the brash kid who scurried into 2010 free agency, blind to the repercussions of uncurbed bravado, ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 93,921 reads 193 comments

  9. Zoran Dragic Signing Likely All About Goran Dragic's Future with Phoenix Suns

    Of all the contracts the Phoenix Suns handed out during the offseason, of all the decisions they made, none may be bigger than signing Zoran Dragic , the brother of star point guard Goran Dragic ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 8,720 reads 27 comments

  10. How Carmelo Anthony Can Move Up on the NBA Superstar Ladder

    Evolution isn't a concept often associated with established NBA superstars who, more than a decade in, are usually done developing, their career arcs having peaked, their ceilings realized and reached...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 14,520 reads 126 comments

  11. NBA Records That Could Be Broken During 2014-15 Season

    Dust off those NBA record books that haven't been used in, like, a second. History is about to be broken—maybe. New records are set every year in the NBA. As players and teams evolve, so too have the pieces of history they call their own...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 4,644 reads 19 comments

  12. Rajon Rondo Says He Wants to Remain with Boston Celtics Long-Term

    Rajon Rondo knows what he wants. Now it's up to the Boston Celtics to figure out what they want. Speaking with reporters at the Celtics' media day on Monday, the All-Star ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 17,861 reads 101 comments

  13. Los Angeles Lakers Offer Jeremy Lin the Ideal Stage to Redefine Career

    Jeremy Lin has yet to stop bouncing around the NBA . Even after his meteoric ascent through the public eye, Lin's reward has come in the form of dollar signs and notoriety rather than consistent, constant value...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 15,012 reads 44 comments

  14. Is an NBA Title the Only Way for Carmelo Anthony to Silence His Critics?

    In the weeks and months leading up to Carmelo Anthony 's free-agency decision, it became clear that self-vindicating, detractor-deadening options were first-rate fiction...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 19,057 reads 201 comments

  15. Did Failed Eric Bledsoe Bid Show Timberwolves Are Open to Trading Ricky Rubio?

    Ricky Rubio 's future is dependent on any number of things, not the least of which is the Minnesota Timberwolves ' failed bid for Eric Bledsoe that, if successful, may or may not have come at the Spaniard's expense...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 6,778 reads 15 comments

  16. Golden State Warriors Better Off Letting Klay Thompson Hit Free Agency

    Before the Golden State Warriors invest 10s of millions of dollars in Klay Thompson , before they try to lock down one of the NBA 's brightest shooting guards, they should do something else first: wait...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 13,342 reads 53 comments

  17. How Should Phoenix Suns Properly Deploy Their Massive Firepower?

    Locking up Eric Bledsoe is just the beginning. After a summer of stalemates, during which time collective progression and outlook gave way to Bledsoe 's ambiguous future, there's ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 1,982 reads 2 comments

  18. Is Kobe Bryant the Answer to Los Angeles Lakers' Small Forward Problem?

    Small forward poses big problems for the Los Angeles Lakers . Unless Kobe Bryant takes ownership of this situation, too...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 22,769 reads 102 comments

  19. 7 NBA Players on Training Camp Contracts with Best Chance to Make the Team

    Training camp is a time of clarity in the NBA . Chemistry is forged, systems are implemented and, most importantly, those who lack security are given a chance to create some. Invites to training camp are usually condition-crammed...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 24,081 reads 14 comments

  20. Anthony Davis Under Tremendous Pressure to Make 2014-15 NBA Playoffs

    Anthony Davis' climb through the NBA superstar ranks has been quick and unparalleled, its rapidity historic enough to demand he power the New Orleans Pelicans toward postseason prominence sooner rather than later...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 13,684 reads 57 comments

  21. Rajon Rondo's Future a No-Win Situation for Rebuilding Boston Celtics

    Rajon Rondo 's future is uncertainty in its highest form, its direction fluid and fragile, its lone constant the Boston Celtics ' inability to reach resolution unscathed...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 3,453 reads 25 comments

  22. Are Sam Hinkie, Philadelphia 76ers in Danger of Tanking Too Hard?

    Slippery is the slope general manager Sam Hinkie is walking. His Philadelphia 76ers are, by design, symbols of losing enthusiastically and can only hope their methods don't prove inescapably effective...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 9,750 reads 58 comments

  23. How Much Will New York Knicks Miss Tyson Chandler's Defense?

    Tyson Chandler 's defense will be missed by the New York Knicks . Scapegoats are to the Knicks' 2013-14 season what reality television is to impressionable minds: excessive, ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 10,570 reads 53 comments

  24. What Does Kobe Bryant Have Left to Prove to Rest of the NBA?

    Long the poster boy for defiance, determination and self-scissored destiny, Kobe Bryant 's to-do list shouldn't include the burden of proof...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 47,543 reads 315 comments

  25. Are Stable Starting Lineups Pivotal to NBA Regular-Season Success?

    Stability is a commodity in the NBA . From the front office to the bench, from the starting lineup to the 12th man, certainty is invaluable; and it's invaluable because of how uncertain the NBA is...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 44,615 reads 41 comments