1. Breaking Up Would Be Best Move for Greg Monroe and Detroit Pistons

    Greg Monroe and the Detroit Pistons are still better off without one another. In the time since coach and president Stan Van Gundy waived Josh Smith , the contrary has been entertained...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 14 hours ago 3,348 reads 15 comments

  2. NBA Finals 2015: Position-by-Position Matchup Preview

    Every matchup matters as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors prepare to stage a best-of-seven battle for rights to the NBA 's Larry O'Brien Trophy...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 20 hours ago 36,108 reads 427 comments

  3. Should New York Knicks Reach for Trey Lyles at No. 4 in the 2015 NBA Draft?

    There is the concept of a draft-day reach, and then there's the notion that the New York Knicks would roll the dice on Kentucky's Trey Lyles with the No. 4 pick during this year's selection extravaganza...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 day ago 19,054 reads 115 comments

  4. Cavaliers vs. Warriors: 2015 NBA Finals Preview, Predictions and More

    Thirty teams entered the 2014-15 NBA season with a clean slate. Sixteen squads turned those blank canvases into a playoff berth. Now, ahead of the 2015 NBA Finals , just two franchises remain...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 day ago 103,425 reads 589 comments

  5. Canada's Lead in NBA's Global Ringz Race Could Grow in 2015 Finals

    NBA championship pursuits are not local affairs. Canada has made sure of it. Sure, the race for rings unfurls on American soil. But obtaining finger hardware, as well as the Larry O'Brien Trophy, is the ultimate basketball accolade...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 days ago 19,445 reads 47 comments

  6. Best Potential Landing Spots for Royce White to Resurrect NBA Career

    Royce White is on the verge of making an NBA comeback. Drafted 16th overall in 2012 by the Houston Rockets, the 24-year-old has played in just three regular-season tilts to date...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 days ago 45,121 reads 69 comments

  7. NBA Draft 2015: Ranking Every 2015 Lottery Team's Needs by Position

    Every NBA lottery team has more than one need. It's a straightforward concept, really. You don't end up in the lottery, outside the playoff picture, pining for a way back to prominence, by having only one need...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 days ago 110,905 reads 268 comments

  8. Serge Ibaka Talks Thunder's Future, Billy Donovan and More with Bleacher Report

    Serge Ibaka just wrapped up his sixth season in the NBA , during which he averaged 14.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks on 47.6 percent shooting, despite a right knee injury limiting him to a career-low 64 games...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 days ago 1,932 reads 7 comments

  9. 5 NBA Teams That Will Be Prime Free-Agent Destinations During the 2015 Offseason

    Singling out the most attractive free-agent destinations involves more than picking NBA team names out of a feather-clad fedora. A lot goes into spotting the hottest locales. Suitors must have ample cap space, for starters...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 days ago 69,659 reads 201 comments

  10. Breakup Watch: NBA Playoff Teams Set for Major Changes over 2015 Offseason

    Taking a stick of dynamite to an NBA playoff team over the offseason isn't standard procedure. It will be this year...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 days ago 82,793 reads 174 comments

  11. Ranking Los Angeles Lakers' Best Options with the No. 2 Pick in 2015 NBA Draft

    Although the euphoria of winning the No. 2 pick in the 2015 NBA draft needn't subside, the Los Angeles Lakers' post-lottery honeymoon phase is officially over. The race to make the most of their good fortune is on...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 days ago 74,164 reads 308 comments

  12. Knicks Can Land Franchise Building Block with No. 4 Pick in 2015 NBA Draft

    A lottery-night slide, disheartening though it remains, won't decisively prevent the New York Knicks from landing a franchise building block in the NBA 's June 25 draft...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 days ago 38,034 reads 184 comments

  13. LeBron James: Tristan Thompson 'Should Probably Be a Cavalier His Entire Career'

    LeBron James cannot see Tristan Thompson leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers . Ever. Thompson will reach restricted free agency this summer, at which point the Cavaliers can match any offer sheet he signs with another team...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 days ago 75,438 reads 217 comments

  14. Best Potential Trade Scenarios for New York Knicks No. 4 Pick in 2015 NBA Draft

    Still reeling from their misfortune at the NBA draft lottery, the New York Knicks are in a uniquely complicated position that could compel them to trade their No. 4 pick...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 days ago 70,517 reads 181 comments

  15. Warriors vs. Rockets: Analysis, Predictions for Western Conference Finals Game 3

    If Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals is anything like Games 1 and 2, the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets are set to gives hoops heads everywhere a collective heart attack...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 days ago 7,369 reads 4 comments

  16. 2015 NBA Playoffs Heat Check: Final 4 Teams Showcasing League's Elite Players

    And then there were four. Four NBA playoff teams, that is. Fortunately for us, there are way more than four stars still fighting for a title...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 days ago 25,524 reads 80 comments

  17. James Harden, Rockets Must Now Dig Themselves out of Yet Another Postseason Hole

    Following a tightly contested 99-98 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, the Houston Rockets are once again left to dig themselves out of another seemingly inescapable hole...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 days ago 71,970 reads 533 comments

  18. Ranking New York Knicks' Best Options with No. 4 Pick in 2015 NBA Draft

    After weeks of anticipation, the NBA draft lottery gods have spoken: They will not be doing the New York Knicks any favors...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 14 days ago 71,372 reads 255 comments

  19. Rockets vs. Warriors: Analysis, Predictions for Western Conference Finals Game 2

    Game 2 between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors has a lot to live up to—Game 1, for instance...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 14 days ago 2,563 reads 3 comments

  20. Can San Antonio Spurs Afford Another Max-Contract Free Agent This Offseason?

    Sacrifice has become synonymous with the San Antonio Spurs ' success stories, its relevance not so much ubiquitous as commonplace, an assumed part of how they play and approach the future...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 14 days ago 4,928 reads 6 comments

  21. The Top 10 NBA Draft Lottery Steals of All Time

    Nostalgia is always a bittersweet thing in the NBA , but it's doubly complicated and liable to trigger a greater variety of emotions when looking at the biggest draft lottery steals of all time...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 15 days ago 120,606 reads 339 comments

  22. 30 Years Later, NY Knicks' Future Once Again Rides on NBA Draft Lottery

    Back in 1985, the New York Knicks stumbled into the draft lottery, the NBA 's first, with their future on the line. Three decades later, they're in a similar position, the circumstances different, the stakes exactly the same...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 16 days ago 31,585 reads 97 comments

  23. Rockets vs. Warriors: Analysis, Predictions for Western Conference Finals Game 1

    Two playoff rounds of varying difficulty later, the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets are here, in the Western Conference Finals, preparing for Game 1 and looking to close the distance between themselves and an NBA Finals berth...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 16 days ago 4,444 reads 6 comments

  24. Unfair but True: Chris Paul Needs Game 7 Win to Salvage Playoff Legacy

    Chris Paul needs a Game 7 victory over the Houston Rockets to slay the narrative about his postseason failings once and for all...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 19 days ago 40,433 reads 148 comments

  25. Josh Smith Shuts Up Critics with Heroic Game 6 Performance

    Josh Smith just saved the Houston Rockets ' season. Read that again, and then again. And then read it once more still. Josh Smith just saved the Houston Rockets' season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 19 days ago 149,661 reads 379 comments