1. OKC Thunder Finally Feeling Pinch of NBA's Stacked Western Conference

    Before the NBA 's Western Conference was a patented, contender-chocked bloodbath, the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder stood alone, together, both of equal prominence and promise...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 day ago 4,886 reads 18 comments

  2. Josh Smith the Perfect Midseason Free-Agent Gamble for Houston Rockets

    Josh Smith and the Houston Rockets are, under the circumstances, made for each other. The Detroit Pistons waived Smith Monday, per a team release , sending seismic shockwaves throughout the NBA ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 day ago 18,328 reads 95 comments

  3. Breaking Down What New York Knicks Must Do to Turn Season Around

    What would you do if told the New York Knicks ' 2014-15 season wasn't a lost cause? Embrace it? Deny it? Laugh? Check your ears? Start digging to see if hell has, in fact, frozen ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 days ago 12,333 reads 68 comments

  4. 6 NBA Teams That Must Avoid Midseason Trade Temptations

    Presidents and general managers of talent-fowling NBA teams, gather 'round. It's high time y'all were made privy to a dirty little secret...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 days ago 54,227 reads 120 comments

  5. How Can Marc Gasol Add NBA MVP to His Trophy Collection?

    During an era in which the most valued NBA stars are typically those with eye-extracting stats and acrobatic athleticism, Marc Gasol is not your average MVP candidate...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 days ago 8,127 reads 27 comments

  6. Dallas Mavericks Giving Dirk Nowitzki Shot at Final Chapter He Deserves

    At a time when Dirk Nowitzki could be lamenting an allegiance run adrift, the Dallas Mavericks have given his twilight merited meaning, promising the coveted chance at a final chapter befitting his legacy...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 days ago 9,614 reads 29 comments

  7. Predicting the Next Wave of Future Max-Contract NBA Stars

    Form an orderly queue, folks. It's time to meet and greet the NBA 's millionaires and, in some cases, hundred-millionaires of tomorrow...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 days ago 39,833 reads 95 comments

  8. Have Phoenix Suns Hit a Wall?

    Over the last year and change, the Phoenix Suns have gone from darling to disappointment, their standing within the Western Conference an unremitting roller coaster, their immediate future an open-ended mystery...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 days ago 3,247 reads 14 comments

  9. Why Russell Westbrook Already Belongs in the NBA MVP Conversation

    Russell Westbrook 's player stock undergoes transformations almost yearly, having been underestimated and overstated, revered and rebuked, defended and dismembered...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 days ago 10,031 reads 60 comments

  10. Miami Heat Could Be Dark-Horse Trade Destination for Pistons' Greg Monroe

    Greg Monroe might want to start thinking about how he would look in Miami Heat red and black. Stocking up on shorts wouldn't be a bad idea either. Call it a precautionary investment...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 days ago 23,041 reads 61 comments

  11. The NBA's Biggest Busts So Far This Season

    Busted! Try as the NBA 's underachievers might to sneak by unnoticed, they just can't. We have a sixth, bust-detecting sense when it comes to this stuff. And it's exploding at the moment...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 days ago 44,924 reads 125 comments

  12. Best Potential Candidates to Replace Fired Mike Malone for Sacramento Kings

    Mike Malone 's brief tenure with the Sacramento Kings has abruptly reached its conclusion, so the search for his replacement must begin now. Or later. Whenever, really...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 days ago 21,844 reads 44 comments

  13. Best Potential Trade Packages, Scenarios and Landing Spots for Lance Stephenson

    Merry Lance Stephenson Can Be Traded From the Charlotte Hornets Day! Midnight on Dec. 15 has come and gone, which means the struggling shooting guard can officially be dealt from the team that signed him this past summer...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 days ago 75,307 reads 145 comments

  14. With Michael Jordan Down, Who's Next for Kobe Bryant in Scoring Climb?

    Hasta la vista, Michael Jordan. Kobe Bryant has other NBA giants to catch. Like Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Possibly. Not one for harping on accomplishments passed, Bryant is undoubtedly done looking at Jordan...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 days ago 31,821 reads 50 comments

  15. The 10 Biggest Storylines Dominating the NBA at the Quarter-Season Mark

    Quarter-season NBA marks are big. Now is the time things start falling into place. The Western Conference playoff picture begins to take shape, while the Eastern Conference playoff picture continues hurting your eyes...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 days ago 26,070 reads 32 comments

  16. Report: Carmelo Anthony Will Waive No-Trade Clause If NY Knicks Find Right Deal

    Twenty. That's the number of losses it's taken for Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks to wind up here, at an apparent impasse, where the threat of trade rumors looms large...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 13 days ago 71,146 reads 112 comments

  17. Point Guard Kobe Bryant Sums Up Everything Wrong with Los Angeles Lakers

    All these years later, months removed from injury rehabilitation, speeding toward the end of his NBA career, Kobe Bryant is still viewed as this immortal lifeline the Los Angeles Lakers can exploit and exhaust to their liking...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 13 days ago 13,246 reads 57 comments

  18. NBA Record Watch at the Quarter-Season Mark

    Most NBA records are just waiting to be shattered. By Anthony Davis. The impressive ones, anyway. More seriously, most records are built to fall. Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game isn't one of them, but other exceptions are rare...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 14 days ago 1,496 reads 3 comments

  19. How to Complete the Minnesota Timberwolves' Rebuild in 2 Easy Steps

    Almost every rebuilding NBA team reaches a point when it must stop, look at the roster and shout "Hey! We're rebuilding!" from the tops of mountains, skyscrapers or executive bow front desks...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 14 days ago 10,979 reads 41 comments

  20. Breaking Down the Numbers Behind New York Knicks' Dismal 2014-15 Start

    Alarming trends are emerging in the Big Apple, where the New York Knicks continue to lose games in every way imaginable...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 15 days ago 3,046 reads 9 comments

  21. Carmelo Anthony and New York Knicks Are Reportedly Infighting

    Stuck in the throes of a franchise-worst start , the 4-19 New York Knicks aren't doling out smiles or hugs among one another. Go figure. Losing breeds infighting. The Knicks have done a lot of losing...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 15 days ago 107,258 reads 267 comments

  22. Grading Every 1st-Year NBA Coach at 2014-15 Quarter-Season Mark

    First-year NBA coaching report cards are en route. You are now free to back off the edge of your seat. Nine first-year coaches are haunting the sidelines in 2014-15. This is not to be confused with nine new-to-the-NBA head honchos...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 15 days ago 31,116 reads 56 comments

  23. Byron Scott Facing Same Old Problems as Mike D'Antoni and Mike Brown

    Byron Scott is no different than Mike D'Antoni and Mike Brown, his two predecessors. Both inevitably crashed and burned amid substandard results that didn't measure up to the Los Angeles Lakers ' disproportionate expectations...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 16 days ago 7,486 reads 51 comments

  24. 6 NBA Teams Entering Make-or-Break Territory at NBA's Quarter-Season Mark

    Whoa, the 2014-15 NBA regular season is 25 percent of the way there. Not even Bon Jovi can believe it. Quarter-season marks aren't typically celebrated...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 16 days ago 31,465 reads 74 comments

  25. Stephen Curry Defends Mark Jackson, Calls Owner's Comments a 'Distraction'

    Stephen Curry still has Mark Jackson's back. It's been months since the Golden State Warriors canned Jackson...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 17 days ago 29,049 reads 90 comments