1. Carmelo Anthony Opting in Would Pave Way for New York Knicks Success

    Opting out is overrated. In less than two weeks time, New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony will have a decision to make...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 7,341 reads 39 comments

  2. Report: Carmelo Anthony Still Planning to Opt out of New York Knicks Contract

    Phil Jackson's mystique apparently isn't enough to bend the will of New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 24,983 reads 206 comments

  3. All Signs Point to Byron Scott as Favorite for Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach

    Assigning a single name and face to the Los Angeles Lakers ' search for a new head coach has proven impossible, but one name and face has made more appearances and makes more sense than most: Byron Scott ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 29,094 reads 92 comments

  4. Why New York Knicks Hold Advantage over the Field for Carmelo Anthony

    No amount of speculating, scheming, wriggling or Pat Riley-engineered guile will change one vital free-agency fact: Carmelo Anthony isn't likely to leave the New York Knicks . Similar points have been made and acknowledged before...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 6,390 reads 29 comments

  5. Kevin Love Doesn't Think Cleveland Cavs Trade Rumors Are 'Outlandish at All'

    Kevin Love isn't messing around anymore. During a brief question-and-answer session with The Big Lead's Jason McIntyre (h/t Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin ), Love ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 9,810 reads 33 comments

  6. How Kobe Bryant Must Adapt to Succeed with Los Angeles Lakers in 2014-15

    Kobe Bryant isn't Kobe Bryant anymore. The work ethic and drive are there, the ruthlessness is alive and well and the saucy, defiant self-assuredness is intact. But his body is different...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 23,942 reads 86 comments

  7. Best Potential Options to Join Derek Fisher's Staff with New York Knicks

    Congratulations on becoming head coach of the New York Knicks , Derek Fisher . Now get to work. There is little time to bask in the end of New York's long, albeit exclusive, search for a new head honcho...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 2,269 reads 0 comments

  8. Miami Heat Defense Must Step Up to Claim 2014 NBA Title

    Standing directly between the Miami Heat and their third consecutive NBA title is the San Antonio Spurs ' almighty offense, for which LeBron James and friends have no answer...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 2,029 reads 10 comments

  9. Report: Joel Embiid the 'Front-Runner' for No. 1 Pick in 2014 NBA Draft

    Joel Embiid is on the Cleveland Cavaliers ' brain and atop their 2014 NBA draft board. As are Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker. Go figure...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 20,226 reads 189 comments

  10. What Kind of Coach Can We Expect Derek Fisher to Be for NY Knicks?

    Derek Fisher stood before a throng of reporters Tuesday, dressed to the nines, with an intense look on his face and sincerity and certainty in his voice as he was officially introduced as head coach of the New York Knicks ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 6,490 reads 8 comments

  11. Hiring Mark Price as Coach Would Be Sneaky-Good for Cavs, Kyrie Irving

    Careful, Ohio. Mark Price is lurking in the shadows, ready to make the quietest of awesome splashes for your Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 10,840 reads 33 comments

  12. Miami Heat Must Take Luck Out of Equation with NBA Finals Statement

    Luck isn't something the Miami Heat want associated with their repeated NBA Finals runs, successive championships and potential dynasty. For these Heat, seekers of history and iced-out fingers, luck isn't good fortune...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 22,713 reads 112 comments

  13. Best and Worst-Case Scenarios for Kevin Love and Timberwolves' Inevitable Split

    Bid farewell to Kevin Love , Minnesota Timberwolves fans. He won't be a around much longer. Nothing about this ongoing, well-chronicled soap opera is certain—except Love's departure...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 2,441 reads 3 comments

  14. Ripple Effects If Tim Duncan Wins 5th NBA Title

    Ripple effects are bittersweet. Tim Duncan is currently chasing his fifth NBA title with the San Antonio Spurs , the fourth of the Big Three era...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 15,767 reads 33 comments

  15. Sources: Derek Fisher to Accept NY Knicks' $5 Million/Year Head Coach Offer

    Here's to the end of the New York Knicks ' search for a new head coach. UPDATE: Monday, June 9, at 5 p.m. ET by Dan Favale Yes, it's true...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 35,744 reads 116 comments

  16. San Antonio Spurs Need Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to Be Legit Threats

    Paging Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green . The San Antonio Spurs have long been more than their Big Three...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 3,338 reads 23 comments

  17. Should Minnesota Timberwolves Want Players or Picks in Kevin Love Trade?

    Trading Kevin Love is all about acceptance for the Minnesota Timberwolves . First and foremost, they must accept that there is nothing realistic they can do to retain him beyond next season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 10,744 reads 69 comments

  18. Best Potential Trade Packages, Scenarios and Landing Spots for Arron Afflalo

    There is more to NBA trade rumors than Kevin Love. While many teams are already losing themselves in the Summer of Love, there's another high-priority target who might be ready for a change of scenery...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 47,052 reads 226 comments

  19. Report: Eric Bledsoe Seeking Max Contract in 2014 Free Agency

    Eric Bledsoe wants to get paid this summer. In other news, Eric Bledsoe is most definitely going to get paid this offseason, even if it's not by the Phoenix Suns ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 49,740 reads 166 comments

  20. Report: Arron Afflalo Would Be Open to Being Traded During 2014 Offseason

    Two seasons with the Orlando Magic is enough for Arron Afflalo . According to the Orlando Sentinel 's Brian Schmitz , the seven-year veteran doesn't need ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 9,164 reads 85 comments

  21. How New York Knicks' Future Can Drastically Improve This Offseason

    Ill-equipped to make any offseason splashes outside of re-signing Carmelo Anthony and finding Mike Woodson's replacement, this summer has not diminished in importance for the New York Knicks ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 19,672 reads 61 comments

  22. Houston Rockets Should Chase Kevin Love Trade to Create Dominant Big 3

    All the Houston Rockets need is Love. And maybe a little bit of Luck —b ut he's in Indianapolis and unlikely to jump sports...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 13,472 reads 78 comments

  23. Will Flip Saunders Coaching Minnesota Timberwolves Help Keep Kevin Love?

    Flip Saunders must have quite the appetite, because his plate with the Minnesota Timberwolves is overwhelmingly full. He's just unsure whether he'll have a helping of Kevin Love ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 9,412 reads 42 comments

  24. Report: Kevin Love Would Consider Long-Term Deal with Boston Celtics

    This is much better than shaking Rajon Rondo's hand. Kevin Love 's future remains a hot-button issue these days. That tends to happen when disgruntled, top-10 NBA superstars are potentially available...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 78,629 reads 273 comments

  25. Why Los Angeles Lakers Should Consider Hiring Derek Fisher as Head Coach

    It never hurts to look. If you were to coin a phrase that perfectly encapsulates the Los Angeles Lakers ' search for Mike D'Antoni 's replacement, that's what it would be...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 6,090 reads 32 comments