1. Free Trade: Superstar Blockbusters to Consider Ahead of NBA's Trade Deadline

    Calling all hypothetical NBA trade-lovers! Free Trade is back, and this time, with the Association's Feb. 18 trade deadline fast approaching, we'll be manufacturing superstar-headlined blockbusters for your enjoyment...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 40 minutes ago 1,822 reads 4 comments

  2. The Best Option at Every Position on the 2016 NBA Trade Market

    Here's the scenario: Your favorite NBA team is pursuing an upgrade at a certain position ahead of the Feb. 18 trade deadline, and you're losing sleep trying to figure out the best, most realistic target...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 hours ago 31,139 reads 76 comments

  3. NBA Rising Stars Challenge: Buy or Sell Each 'Rising Star' as a Future All-Star

    Not every participant in the NBA 's 2016 Rising Star Challenge is actually an All-Star in the making. Some of them are, sure. But the concept isn't supposed to be taken literally...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 20 hours ago 77,360 reads 300 comments

  4. Red Light, Green Light: Evaluating NBA Trade Rumors Approaching All-Star Weekend

    The NBA 's Feb. 18 trade deadline is fast approaching, and the rumor mill is exploding accordingly . With most of the league's general managers at a standstill, waiting to make their next move, this hearsay is all we have...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 days ago 25,712 reads 20 comments

  5. The Numbers Game: NBA's Eastern Conference Finally Matching West's Depth

    The NBA has waited a long time for its Eastern Conference teams to catch up with the Western Conference. And, in many ways, it's still waiting. Indeed, all of the East's projected playoff participants are on pace to be over ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 days ago 25,464 reads 120 comments

  6. Progress Reports for Kevin Durant's Biggest Free-Agent Suitors

    Did you know Kevin Durant is going to be a free agent over the summer? OK, good. Just wanted to make sure. After all, no one is talking about Durant, or his future with the Oklahoma City Thunder, or any aspect of his impending free agency...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 days ago 108,958 reads 198 comments

  7. Friday NBA Roundup: Jimmy Butler Is One Piece Bulls Truly Can't Afford to Lose

    . The Chicago Bulls can lose Derrick Rose. They can soldier on without Nikola Mirotic. They can be just fine without Joakim Noah . They can win without Pau Gasol . They cannot survive without Jimmy Butler...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 days ago 31,106 reads 132 comments

  8. Getting Crazy with the NBA Trade Machine Ahead of 2016 Deadline

    Friends don't let friends lose themselves in ESPN's NBA Trade Machine shenanigans. Unless, of course, it's for the good of the Association's Feb. 18 trade deadline. Then it's OK...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 days ago 1,559 reads 2 comments

  9. Predicting Final Destinations for the Hottest Names on the 2016 NBA Trade Market

    Dust off those musty old crystal balls. The NBA 's Feb. 18 trade deadline is nigh, and the outcomes of the hottest rumors are ripe for the predicting...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 days ago 253,681 reads 282 comments

  10. Jeff Hornacek Firing Means It's Time to Blow Up the Phoenix Suns

    Jeff Hornacek's dismissal from the Phoenix Suns should be the first of many, many dominoes to fall within one of the NBA 's most tumultuous organizations...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 days ago 31,483 reads 95 comments

  11. NBA Meme Mania: 2016 All-Star Rosters Edition

    What's better than the 2016 NBA All-Star rosters becoming official ? The memes that follow, of course. Starters, reserves, notable snubs and future Goliaths are the muses behind this edition of # MemeMania ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 14 days ago 6,238 reads 8 comments

  12. NBA All-Star Rosters 2016: Biggest Snubs and Surprises

    Now that the 2016 NBA All-Star rosters are officially official , we have the option to bask in the celebration of those chosen to represent the Feb. 14 superstud exhibition in Toronto...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 15 days ago 198,150 reads 370 comments

  13. Kristaps Porzingis Already Challenging Carmelo Anthony As Knicks' Best Player

    Kristaps Porzingis is the best NBA rookie not named Karl-Anthony Towns. He's also the best New York Knicks player not named Carmelo Anthony ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 16 days ago 28,081 reads 122 comments

  14. Stephen Curry Making Mockery of What Could've Been Epic MVP Race

    Imagine for a second that Stephen Curry didn't exist. Imagine he's not eligible for the NBA 's 2015-16 MVP award. Then, imagine the arguments...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 17 days ago 57,692 reads 130 comments

  15. How Each Failed NBA Rebuild Can Turn Things Around

    Not every NBA rebuild unfolds according to plan. The Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Pelicans and Phoenix Suns are all finding that out now, more so than any other reclamation projects...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 18 days ago 24,980 reads 47 comments

  16. Are 2015-16 Spurs, Warriors the 2 Best Teams NBA Has Ever Seen?

    Only one NBA team has ever cleared 70 victories in a single season. That squad, the Michael Jordan-led 1995-96 Chicago Bulls , remains the league's standard for greatness—the measuring stick for freshly formed superteams and championship units...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 18 days ago 78,404 reads 285 comments

  17. Cleveland Cavaliers Proving They're Among NBA's Elite

    If the Cleveland Cavaliers were guilty of anything during their 34-point loss to the Golden State Warriors on Jan. 18, it was that they aren't, nor will they ever be, the Golden State Warriors...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 22 days ago 45,554 reads 356 comments

  18. Hate Fun? Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors Are Probably Not the Team for You

    Fun isn't for everyone, and neither are the Golden State Warriors . These Warriors used to be universally adored...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 24 days ago 37,389 reads 211 comments

  19. Every NBA Team's Ideal 2016 All-Star Weekend Competitor

    The 2016 superstar showcase is in Toronto this year, and the Feb. 14 tipoff is fast approaching. The voting process will soon close, rosters will be announced shortly thereafter and the weekend slate will then be set in stone...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 25 days ago 52,739 reads 87 comments

  20. Free Trade: How We'd Unload David Lee, Greg Monroe and Markieff Morris

    Please put on your NBA general manager hats, suits, scarfs, leggings, girdles, etc. It's time to talk turkey. Theoretically. In the latest edition of " Free Trade ," sourced reports and speculative musings will inspire our subject matter...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 28 days ago 112,475 reads 142 comments

  21. 2016 NBA Free Agents Playing Their Way into Unexpectedly Large Paydays

    The 2015-16 NBA season is a great time to play for a new contract. Just ask some of the Association's impending free agents. Actually, ask just about any of the league's soon-to-be free agents...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 29 days ago 49,959 reads 112 comments

  22. Draymond Green or Stephen Curry: Who's Been More Valuable to the Warriors?

    Stephen Curry is more valuable than any other player in the NBA , let alone anyone else on the Golden State Warriors ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 29 days ago 16,101 reads 98 comments

  23. Despite G.O.A.T. Status, Michael Jordan's NBA Career Still a Tale of 'What If'

    On Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, Michael Jordan retired from the NBA for a second time. That we have to say "a second time" should incite some level of curiosity...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 77,098 reads 176 comments

  24. Stock Up, Stock Down for the NBA's Biggest 2016 Trade Chips

    Teams look to rebuild for the future. They scour the Association for win-now talent in hopes of vaulting into the championship discussion. Contract situations get messy. Players underachieve...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 46,744 reads 62 comments

  25. NBA Players Whose Trade Value Will Never Be Higher

    With the NBA 's Feb. 18 trade deadline fast approaching, it's becoming clear that, in the spirit of Cheap Trick , certain players want rival general managers to want them. That, or they just want to play exceptional basketball and are succeeding...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 71,495 reads 63 comments