1. 1 Player on Every NBA Team Under the Most Pressure This Season

    Some NBA players will get to play through the 2017-18 regular season without a care in the world or while facing no more pressure than usual. Others won't. They don't get to enjoy relative anonymity or a sense of normalcy...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 13 hours ago 1 reads 0 comments

  2. Who Ya Got, Backcourt Edition: Houston Rockets or Golden State Warriors?

    With the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets set to open the 2017-18 regular season against one another, now feels like a good time to ask a ridiculously tough question: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson or Chris Paul and James Harden ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  3. Dark-Horse Candidates for Every NBA Award in 2017-18

    Preseason NBA awards predictions that aim only to identify the most likely recipient in every category have their place. This space just isn't it...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  4. NBA Player Rankings: Top 100 Players Before 2017-18 Season Tips Off

    Pop the champagne. Fire up the noisemakers. Release the confetti. Make confetti angels once all those multicolored paper shreds have settled onto the ground. The 2017-18 NBA regular season is (basically) upon us...

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

  5. NBA Position Power Rankings: Top 10 Centers Before 2017-18 Season Tips Off

    What do we call someone who says the NBA 's center position is losing its luster? A liar. Small-ball lineups continue to take the league by storm, and many of them spell the demise for certain bigs...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  6. Ranking the Top 10 NBA Power Forwards Entering 2017-18 Season

    Please, everyone, put down your fidget spinners and offer a warm welcome to the NBA 's newest power forward hierarchy. Familiar names inhabit much of this space, so don't fret...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 15 days ago 2 reads 0 comments

  7. Ranking the Top 10 NBA Small Forwards Entering 2017-18 Season

    The NBA 's small forward pecking order needs another once-over. Many of the usual suspects still rule the class, but the line of dominance, as a whole, is undergoing some wholesale revisions and transitions...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 16 days ago 2 reads 0 comments

  8. Fantasy NBA All-Star Teams We'd Love to See in 2017-18

    Thank you, NBA . In a joint release with the National Basketball Players Association, the league announced wholesale changes to its annual All-Star Game, effective immediately...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 17 days ago 15 reads 0 comments

  9. Ranking the Top 10 NBA Shooting Guards Entering 2017-18 Season

    Sorting through the NBA 's best backcourt partners proves uniquely challenging since the lines between 2s, 3s and 4s have become increasingly blurred...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 24 days ago 150,428 reads 0 comments

  10. Ranking the Top 10 NBA Point Guards Entering 2017-18 Season

    Imagine the 2017-18 NBA season tipping off without a ranking of the league's 10 best point guards. Oh, the horror. Don't worry, though. We won't deprive you of the floor general hierarchy...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 26 days ago 139,579 reads 0 comments

  11. 1 Thing We Learned About Every NBA Team During the Offseason

    Every NBA offseason is more enlightening than the previous one. It has to be. Competitive landscapes change on a whim, so the Association's teams must do the same. Some reinvest in a model that's working, while others opt for full-tilt reboots...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 28 days ago 71,076 reads 0 comments

  12. Ranking the Most Overrated Moves of the NBA Offseason

    Don't let the NBA offseason's optimistic leanings ruin your nose for nonsense. Not every transaction worth slight praise deserves all the recognition it ultimately receives...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 74,416 reads 0 comments

  13. Ranking the NBA's Top 10 Trade Assets Entering 2017-18 Season

    After two offseasons' worth of movement crammed into one, the NBA needs a trade-asset audit. And so, here we are...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 89,779 reads 0 comments

  14. Be Like Kyrie: NBA Sidekicks We'd Love to See Running Their Own Team

    Kyrie Irving isn't the only NBA player who deserves a crack at running his own team. This isn't to say the Boston Celtics are his squad. Gordon Hayward is a better player...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 42,155 reads 0 comments

  15. Brace Yourself: These NBA Teams May Be Worse Than You Think in 2017-18

    Offseason NBA projections are indentured to optimism. Unless a team is unabashedly trying to plunge down the standings, the summer is a time to wax hope and confidence in renovated rosters—to bask in what's new and worship what's unknown...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 113,634 reads 0 comments

  16. Assembling Every NBA Team's Post-Free Agency 'Death Lineup'

    The 2014-15 NBA champion Golden State Warriors started something with their now-notorious "Death Lineup...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 148,080 reads 0 comments

  17. Perfect Landing Spots for NBA's Top Remaining Free Agents

    NBA free agency never ends. The summer's biggest splashes are always made in July. Sometimes, they leak into August. Players remain available for the taking beyond that, but the names are typically inconsequential...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 82,999 reads 0 comments

  18. Trade Packages and Scenarios for Cleveland's 2018 First-Round Pick Via Nets

    Could the Brooklyn Nets ' 2018 first-round pick be on the move yet again? Surely not. Except apparently yes. According to Cleveland...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 161,289 reads 0 comments

  19. Who Ya Got: Karl-Anthony Towns or Anthony Davis?

    Picking between Anthony Davis and Karl-Anthony Towns verges on an unfair process. "Why choose?" you might ask. "Can you really go wrong?" Yes and no. Davis and Towns both sit among the NBA 's best under-25 building blocks...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 17,186 reads 0 comments

  20. Predicting NBA Stat Leaders for Major Categories in 201​7​-1​8​

    Feel that? You know, that tingly twinge? It's the sensation of knowing the NBA 's opening night is less than a lifetime away. That means we better predict this season's individual stat kings before our dog-days cushion (mercifully) expires...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 50,198 reads 0 comments

  21. The Top 10 Players Who Would Be Perfect for the BIG3 Next Season

    The inaugural season of Ice Cube's BIG3 league is officially in the books, so, naturally, we need to start making a wish list of participants its second year...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 64,967 reads 0 comments

  22. NBA Playoff Teams Headed for 2018 Draft Lottery

    Change is a constant within the NBA 's playoff picture. It happens every year. Teams that previously earned a postseason bid fail to return the next time around...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 74,617 reads 0 comments

  23. Re-Ranking Top 10 NBA Title Contenders Post-Kyrie Trade

    Kyrie Irving is now a member of the Boston Celtics, and you know what that means: It's time to reassess the NBA 's most serious title contenders. Stretching 10 squads deep can be seen as ambitious...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 107,531 reads 0 comments

  24. Who Ya Got at Point, Russell Westbrook or Stephen Curry?

    Pitting Stephen Curry against Russell Westbrook is somehow a lose-lose and win-win proposition at the same time. On the one hand, you can't go wrong...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 68,383 reads 0 comments

  25. NBA Stars Who Should Be Furious with Their Front Offices

    If only NBA front offices could please everyone. Across-the-board satisfaction is a myth in basketball circles...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 month ago 87,712 reads 0 comments