1. 2014-15 NBA Season Will Show Miami Heat the Real Value of Chris Bosh

    Of all the risks Pat Riley and the Miami Heat have taken in the wake of LeBron James' departure, none are bigger than the investment they're making, and the faith they're placing, in Chris Bosh ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 5,631 reads 27 comments

  2. 5 Challenges Byron Scott Faces as Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach

    Challenges aren't hard to come by for Los Angeles Lakers head coaches. Byron Scott just has the pleasure—or displeasure—of facing more than usual...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 27,830 reads 61 comments

  3. Why Cleveland Cavaliers Should Think Twice About Completing Kevin Love Trade

    Turning back is still an option for the Cleveland Cavaliers . Kevin Love 's arrival has been deemed imminent. Sources tossed around words like "inevitable" and "when"—not "if"—while speaking with ESPN...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 40,446 reads 179 comments

  4. How Long Will It Take for Miami Heat to Become a Real Threat Again?

    Replacing LeBron James isn't possible. There is no substitute for the NBA 's best player, a common concept that undoubtedly reads like a broken record and has been reiterated over and over...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 20,768 reads 44 comments

  5. NBA's Embarrassment of Point Guard Riches on Full Display During FIBA Tryouts

    Team USA may lack size ahead of the FIBA World Cup. It may have a dearth of true low-post scorers. It will most definitely be without some familiar faces, be it by choice or necessity...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 19,490 reads 85 comments

  6. Would Trade to Timberwolves Jump-Start or Stall Andrew Wiggins' Development?

    Somewhere within the depths of Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers trade rumors lies Andrew Wiggins ' future development and how it relates to the outcome of incessant chatter...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 13,538 reads 43 comments

  7. Are NBA Restricted Free Agents Losing Leverage?

    Leverage is hard to come by in NBA restricted free agency. For the players, that is. Teams have plenty of it. They are the clout-carrying figures of this entire process, manipulating the outcome from start to finish...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 22,082 reads 53 comments

  8. Derrick Rose: On Comeback Scale of 1-10, Says He's '11'

    Derrick Rose likes to go off script. Or, he's just really confident in himself. Asked about his latest return, Rose answered in typical Rose fashion, per Bulls...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 49,896 reads 168 comments

  9. Kevin Love-Cavs Trade Would Greatly Up the Ante for All Involved

    Acquiring Kevin Love is just the beginning for the Cleveland Cavaliers . League insiders told ESPN...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 11,212 reads 54 comments

  10. Eric Bledsoe Trade Coming Back to Haunt Los Angeles Clippers

    Worse than the trade an NBA team never makes is the one it never should have made (or one it made too early). The Los Angeles Clippers are finding this out the hard way...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 17,982 reads 48 comments

  11. Should Los Angeles Lakers Take Gamble on Michael Beasley?

    Michael Beasley is the proud owner of unlimited opportunities. The oft-embattled swingman has made a career out of second and third and fourth—you get the point—chances, ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 3,101 reads 93 comments

  12. How Derrick Rose Can Silence His Critics Once and for All

    Fifty. That's the number of games—playoffs and regular season— Derrick Rose has appeared in since his 2010-11 NBA MVP campaign. And that's not a lot...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 7,916 reads 36 comments

  13. Carmelo Anthony's 2014-15 Campaign Will Shape New York Knicks' Future

    Carmelo Anthony has made his decision, earning the faith and money of a New York Knicks franchise that has everything riding on his performance next season. No pressure, though, Melo ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 14,388 reads 78 comments

  14. Jim Boeheim: Derrick Rose Has Been 'Most Impressive Guy' at USA FIBA Practice

    If USA Basketball practices accurately predict the future, Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls are approaching a very productive 2014-15 campaign. Rose continues to make headlines for his play as Team USA gears up for the FIBA World Cup...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 80,446 reads 321 comments

  15. How Los Angeles Lakers Should Want Kevin Love Trade Saga to Play Out

    Rumor by rumor, the Los Angeles Lakers find themselves more and more displaced from the Kevin Love sweepstakes, a feeding frenzy they were supposed to conquer. And still can...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 41,239 reads 51 comments

  16. Are Houston Rockets Still a Top-4 Western Conference Team?

    Who are the Houston Rockets ? As they continue to work through an NBA offseason that was once dressed in promise and optimism and grand ambitions but is now steeped in disappointment, it's a fair question...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 15,619 reads 248 comments

  17. Minnesota Timberwolves Smart to Take 1-Year Gamble on Mo Williams

    Mo Williams isn't a lot of things. He isn't a fortune-changing superstar. He isn't the quintessential point guard...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 4,801 reads 6 comments

  18. How Should Cleveland Cavaliers Proceed If They Miss on Kevin Love Trade?

    Sure things don't exist in the NBA , as teams are wont to find out. Things go wrong. Strategies change. Injuries happen. Players leave. Trades fall through. Backup plans take center stage...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 13,820 reads 84 comments

  19. Byron Scott Hire Puts Major Pressure on Kobe Bryant to Thrive Next Season

    Once the Los Angeles Lakers hired Byron Scott, Kobe Bryant 's self-made and pundit-produced burdens became that much heavier. Pressure is unavoidable for the Black Mamba because of who he is and what's expected of him...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 10,152 reads 34 comments

  20. Will the Los Angeles Lakers Be Better Than Expected Next Season?

    Looking at the Los Angeles Lakers ' offseason, their intentions are clear: preserve money, grind out 2014-15 and entrust future standing to free agency. Figuring out what such cap conservation means for 2014-15 itself is less explicit...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 4,764 reads 15 comments

  21. Predicting Los Angeles Lakers' Opening Night Lineup Under Byron Scott

    And just like that, Byron Scott 's honeymoon with the Los Angeles Lakers is officially over. True, said honeymoon lasted all of about 3.4 seconds, but that's a lifetime in Laker Land...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 44,473 reads 80 comments

  22. Derrick Rose: 'It's Gonna Be Funny' Watching Doubters 'Eat Their Words'

    Derrick Rose hopes his critics are hungry, because he plans on stuffing their mouths with hefty helpings of defiance...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 104,613 reads 709 comments

  23. Byron Scott Says Los Angeles Lakers 'Better Be Ready to Play Some Defense'

    Byron Scott is wasting little time in reminding the Los Angeles Lakers there are two sides to every basketball court...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 70,478 reads 249 comments

  24. What Should Los Angeles Lakers Fans Expect from Byron Scott?

    Twiddle your thumbs no more: The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Byron Scott to be their next head coach. ESPN...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 93,950 reads 378 comments

  25. Dwight Howard, James Harden Adding Unneeded Pressure to Rockets' 2014-15 Season

    Dwight Howard and James Harden aren't doing any favors for the Houston Rockets , who have already used the 2014 NBA offseason to slink further away from title contention. This is not up for debate...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 10,641 reads 188 comments