1. NBA Training Camp 2016: Notable Position Battles to Keep an Eye On

    Opening night for the 2016-17 NBA season is less than an eternity away, which means training camps will be ready for business in (slightly) less than a lifetime. That means we can already address the elephants in certain locker rooms around the league..

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 17 hours ago 10,389 reads 25 comments

  2. 1 Bold Prediction for Top 20 NBA Stars Heading into 2016-17

    Adventurous hoops heads live by a code when forecasting the 2016-17 NBA season: Why be regular, safe or conservative when you can be bold? We're applying that credo, which is totally ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 day ago 48,178 reads 262 comments

  3. Isaiah Thomas Interview: On Recruiting Free Agents, Al Horford and Celtics Youth

    Isaiah Thomas is more than just the Boston Celtics ' starting point guard and an Eastern Conference All-Star. He's also a free-agent recruiter extraordinaire—and an enthusiastic one, at that...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 days ago 27,024 reads 30 comments

  4. Predicting NBA's All-Breakout Team for 2016-17 Season

    It's never too early to talk about the NBA 's next batch of breakout performers. These rises can be difficult to define. They usually pertain to players 25 and under but are not specific to those barreling their way toward immediate stardom...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 days ago 3,697 reads 3 comments

  5. The Most Underappreciated Player on Every NBA Team Heading into 2016-17

    This one is dedicated to all those NBA players who need an extra hug. The Association's waters of underappreciation can be tricky to navigate...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 days ago 5,604 reads 0 comments

  6. So Far so Good, but Real Work Starts Now for Team USA

    Team USA's 105-78 semifinal win over Argentina on Wednesday dimmed the fears kindled by a too-close-for-comfort stretch of group play. But it didn't extinguish them. Still, credit the U...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 days ago 38,866 reads 53 comments

  7. 2016 Olympic Men's Basketball All-Tournament Team After the Group Stage

    The (imaginary) votes are in, and your 2016 Olympic all-tournament group basketball team is now here. These picks are based purely on what we've seen in Rio thus far; Overseas and NBA reputations were not taken into account...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 days ago 1,226 reads 0 comments

  8. Don't Sleep on Spain as Scariest Elimination-Round Threat to Team USA Basketball

    Saturday afternoon, Spain reasserted itself as a medal contender with its 50-point thrashing of previously unbeaten Lithuania. Two days later, it cemented its return to glory with a 92-73 win over Argentina in a game that never felt close...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 days ago 37,464 reads 62 comments

  9. USA vs. France: TV Time, Live Stream, Prediction for 2016 Olympic Basketball

    With group basketball play drawing to a close in Rio, Sunday's meeting against France's finest is Team USA's last chance before the quarterfinals to erase any lingering doubt about ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 days ago 4,599 reads 0 comments

  10. How to Follow the 2016 'Meme Team' on Social Media

    Hey, 1992 Olympics basketball! Yeah, you. Keep your USA Dream Team. We'll just be over here basking in 2016's Meme Team (sorry). Social media has completely changed the Olympic experience for both fans and participants...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 days ago 24,696 reads 13 comments

  11. Team USA and Australia Aren't the Only Medal Contenders out There

    If not for Croatia's Bojan Bogdanovic and Dario Saric, Brazil would be Thursday's feel-good Olympics basketball story—a 2-1 darling working off consecutive upsets with a clear path out of the preliminary round...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 13 days ago 12,519 reads 11 comments

  12. Top NBA Rookies Pick Their GOAT, Favorite '2K' Teams

    Entering the NBA as a top rookie prospect is a cyclonic process. Everything changes. The paycheck is good, but you're put under an oft-unforgiving microscope. The expectations are greater...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 14 days ago 81,070 reads 96 comments

  13. Men's Olympic Basketball Tuesday Roundup: Brazil Puts Spain on the Ropes

    Pau Gasol and Spain were not supposed to be a powerhouse entering the 2016 Olympics. They are, however, supposed to be much better than this...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 15 days ago 6,861 reads 0 comments

  14. USA vs China: TV Time, Live Stream, Prediction for 2016 Olympic Men's Basketball

    After five exhibition games, the USA men's basketball team officially begins a gold-medal quest Saturday, opening its Olympic docket against China's national squad...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 19 days ago 25,689 reads 30 comments

  15. NBA Players Who Should Be Pissed at Their Front Office

    With NBA free agency slowing to a halt (we see you, Lance Stephenson), we have the opportunity to riff on the issues nearest to our hearts. Like which NBA stars should be giving their front office the super-obvious silent treatment right about now...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 22 days ago 72,407 reads 92 comments

  16. Inside the Unsent Drafts of NBA Players' Social Media Accounts (OK, Not Really)

    Draymond Green never should have hit "send." To be more specific, he never should have selected the "My Story" option on his Snapchat app...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 22 days ago 31,460 reads 23 comments

  17. Predictions for Potential NBA Rookie Extension Deals on the Horizon

    Don't sweat the end of NBA free agency. It's now extension season! C.J. McCollum and the Portland Trail Blazers were kind enough to get us started, striking a four-year, $106 million agreement, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 29 days ago 27,672 reads 52 comments

  18. Post-2016 NBA Free-Agency Blockbuster Trade Ideas

    Long live hypothetical NBA blockbuster trades—especially now that we've reached the "Dog Days of Summer" portion of the offseason...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 30 days ago 169,019 reads 302 comments

  19. Kevin Durant Did OKC Thunder a Favor by Leaving for Golden State Warriors Now

    Kevin Durant is not a hero for joining the Golden State Warriors —not outside of Oakland, California, anyway. He did, however, give the Oklahoma City Thunder one thing: clarity...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 169,071 reads 268 comments

  20. Ranking the Best Bargain-Bin Buys Remaining on 2016's NBA Free-Agent Market

    Although NBA free agency is on life support, it isn't dead yet. There are still impact players to sign and mid-summer bargains to poach...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 117,051 reads 97 comments

  21. Stop Expecting Derrick Rose to Be Something He Never Was

    For Derrick Rose, the 2016-17 NBA season is a chance to start over. New city. New uniform. New teammates...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 146,340 reads 226 comments

  22. The San Antonio Spurs Are Gonna Be Just Fine, Despite Tim Duncan's Retirement

    Tim Duncan 's decision to retire changes the San Antonio Spurs forever. They cannot replace him or everything for which he stood. Soldiering on without him, for the first time in nearly two decades, will be a self-admitted challenge...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 29,467 reads 51 comments

  23. The 5 NBA Trade Candidates Who Have to Move Before 2016 Offseason Ends

    The NBA 's free-agent frenzy is over, but that doesn't mean players are done switching teams. Yes, that's right: Summertime trading season is officially here. Teams aren't typically in a rush to deal expendable parts this time of year...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 4,027 reads 0 comments

  24. Ranking Every NBA Team's Presumed Starting 5, Post-2016 Free Agency

    Some might say it's too early in the NBA 's offseason to establish a detailed pecking order for every team's projected starting lineup. But those people are party poopers, and we're not going to listen to them...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 93,402 reads 212 comments

  25. Retired NBA Vets We'd Love to Have Back in 2016-17

    Following the San Antonio Spurs' announcement that Tim Duncan is retiring from the NBA , we have three options. Option 1: Wallow in incurable sadness. Option 2: Wax nostalgia over all things Duncan...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 2,238 reads 1 comments