1. The Future of the NBA's Small Forward Position Is in Very Good Hands

    If there's a position that has rivaled the importance and volume of the point guard pool in recent years, it's the NBA 's small forward platoon. Five of the last seven MVP awards have been handed to those who predominantly play the 3...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 15,060 reads 83 comments

  2. 2015 NBA Rookie Class Has Chance to Be Better Than Storied 2003 Draft

    In July 2013, more than a year before he would make his NBA debut, Andrew Wiggins was preparing for a one-season layover at Kansas —his status as the nation's top professional ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 80,729 reads 144 comments

  3. NBA Blockbuster Trades That Should Happen During 2015-16 Season

    What would happen if we were given the power to broker any blockbuster trade on any NBA team's behalf? Let's find out. Trade season is about to get underway in the Association...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 161,057 reads 217 comments

  4. Will Golden State Warriors Have More Wins Than Philadelphia 76ers Have Losses?

    The Golden State Warriors are good at being great. The Philadelphia 76ers are good at being terrible. But which team is better at owning its respective niche? It's recently become difficult to overstate Golden State's dominance...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 18,107 reads 38 comments

  5. Rating the Best Highlights of the 2015-16 NBA Season's 1st Month

    Relative to its 82-game lifespan, the 2015-16 NBA regular season is still young. Its highlight factory is not...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 11,084 reads 11 comments

  6. Rating All of Kristaps Porzingis' Putback Dunks

    New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis is not Dirk Nowitzki . But we shouldn't hold that against Dirk Nowitzki. Less than 20 games into Porzingis' NBA career, the "Kristaps Kraze" is reaching unreckonable heights...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 13,918 reads 41 comments

  7. Is the Future of the NBA's Shooting Guard Position in Good Hands?

    At a time when the NBA 's point guard position is alive with present and future promise , it's backcourt comrade, the shooting guard slot, is slogging through tough times...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 29,693 reads 137 comments

  8. Breaking Down Each NBA Team's Early-Season Trade Bait

    Early-season NBA trade talk is in the air. But only because we're putting it there. Trade rumors and speculation tend to heat up just prior to the February deadline, but the ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 153,675 reads 297 comments

  9. Is the Future of the NBA's Point Guard Position in Good Hands?

    For what is starting to feel like forever, the NBA 's point guard pool has been counted as the league's deepest. Filling out All-Star ballots—especially in the Western Conference—has become a harrowing endeavor...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 36,751 reads 128 comments

  10. Saving the Houston Rockets, and Other NBA Rescue Missions

    Do not fear every sluggish start to the 2015-16 NBA season. Some teams, mind you, are what they are, even this early. They won't recover from lifeless beginnings. There is no salvation scheduled on their calendars...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 2,455 reads 9 comments

  11. Amid Stephen Curry Revolution, Draymond Green Blossoming into NBA Superstar

    Hidden somewhere between the Golden State Warriors ' march toward history and Stephen Curry 's shaming of the human race at large is another equally important development. Draymond Green is now, without question, an NBA superstar...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 48,319 reads 244 comments

  12. Worth It? Checking in with the NBA's Biggest 2015 Free-Agent Signings

    Good news, hoops heads: NBA free-agency progress reports are in! Enough regular-season basketball has been played for us to start reflecting on what went down over the offseason...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 18,748 reads 34 comments

  13. The 10 Most Underappreciated Players in the NBA

    Even after proving worthy of additional attention, some NBA players are still left pining for overdue appreciation. This search for validation is not limited to any one kind of talent...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 16,101 reads 40 comments

  14. LeBron James Saves Cavs from Bad Loss vs. Knicks and Friday NBA Takeaways

    On Friday night, during their 90-84 victory over the rebuilt but not fully reinvented New York Knicks , the Cleveland Cavaliers needed only LeBron James . And that's good. Because for much of this victory, he's all they had...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 17,087 reads 31 comments

  15. 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 1 year ago 8,617 reads 3 comments

  16. 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 1 year ago 46,584 reads 244 comments

  17. 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 1 year ago 106,098 reads 225 comments

  18. 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 1 year ago 39,091 reads 163 comments

  19. 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 1 year ago 25,026 reads 64 comments

  20. 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 1 year ago 6,294 reads 5 comments

  21. 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 1 year ago 4,940 reads 11 comments

  22. 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 1 year ago 895 reads 2 comments

  23. 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 1 year ago 56,478 reads 73 comments

  24. 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 1 year ago 6,538 reads 7 comments

  25. 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 1 year ago 10,811 reads 23 comments