1. 8 Trade Targets to Help Charlotte Hornets Survive Kemba Walker's Absence

    This Kemba Walker guy is pretty important to the Charlotte Hornets . Fighting for one of the Eastern Conference's final two playoff spots may not seem like much, but that's the Hornets ' reality...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 14 hours ago 3,116 reads 10 comments

  2. Stephen Curry, John Wall to Play H-O-R-S-E-Like Game at NBA All-Star Weekend

    This is A-W-E-S-O-M-E. Stephen Curry and John Wall will wage a head-to-head battle sponsored by Degree during the 2015 NBA All-Star weekend. Degree is calling the event "Battle of the Game Changers...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 19 hours ago 59,889 reads 83 comments

  3. 5 Sneaky Trade Ideas for 2015 NBA Title Chasers

    Rational sneakiness can go a long way in swaying the NBA 's championship race. Blockbuster trades receive more attention than any other transactions. That's what happens when household stars are involved...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 21 hours ago 68,522 reads 141 comments

  4. Grading the 10 Biggest Moves of the 2014 NBA Offseason, Midseason Edition

    Last summer was big for the NBA . Players switched teams, franchises hired new coaches and, most importantly, immediate futures were enlivened. At least, they were supposed to be...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 day ago 123,326 reads 181 comments

  5. Joe Johnson Trade Would Be Right Player at Wrong Price for Charlotte Hornets

    Joe Johnson would be an ideal fit for the Charlotte Hornets —if not for the outrageous price tag attached to his services...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 days ago 6,658 reads 28 comments

  6. 6 NBA Teams Most Likely to Hold Fire Sale Ahead of 2015 Trade Deadline

    Any and all NBA buyers please make note: Some trade-deadline fire sales could be on the way. Trade season has been in full swing for a while now, and the rumor mill has shown no signs of slowing...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 days ago 53,600 reads 70 comments

  7. Best Candidates to Replace Kobe Bryant, LaMarcus Aldridge in 2015 All-Star Game

    Injuries have always been, and will forever be, the absolute freaking worst. But when those injuries claim NBA superstars—by reputation or current standard of craft—in ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 days ago 16,313 reads 60 comments

  8. Can Portland Trail Blazers Stay Elite Without Injured LaMarcus Aldridge?

    Another character-testing obstacle has reared its menacing head for the Portland Trail Blazers . Already dealing with the absences of Robin Lopez (hand) and Joel Freeland (shoulder) ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 days ago 15,227 reads 75 comments

  9. Happy Ending to Kobe Bryant's Career Hard to Imagine After Latest Setback

    Father Time has a cruel, heart-rending way of reminding the world he's undefeated. On the ninth anniversary of Kobe Bryant 's 81-point romp against the Toronto Raptors , the ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 days ago 8,584 reads 29 comments

  10. Kawhi Leonard's Worth Becoming Crystal Clear for San Antonio Spurs

    Kawhi Leonard has spent more than three years playing in the shadow cast by the San Antonio Spurs ' storied Big Three...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 days ago 15,581 reads 20 comments

  11. Chris Bosh Failing to Meet Huge Contract, Expectations for New Miami Heat

    Chris Bosh is failing the new-look Miami Heat . Pat Riley and the Heat were lauded for their swift recovery in the aftermath of LeBron James' departure. Bringing in a factotum like Luol Deng was shrewd...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 days ago 43,364 reads 211 comments

  12. Wildest Stats from 1st Half of 2014-15 NBA Season

    So long, first half of the 2014-15 NBA regular season. Farewell. Sayonara. Auf wiedersehen. Goodbye. It's been real and, dare I say, wild...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 days ago 39,561 reads 106 comments

  13. Derrick Rose Blasts Chicago Bulls After Deflating Loss to Cleveland Cavaliers

    Derrick Rose is not all unflappable stoicism and insightful post- NBA career reflection. He has a mean streak—replete with F-bombs and everything...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 days ago 53,872 reads 174 comments

  14. Stakes Are High in New York Knicks-Philadelphia 76ers Tank-off

    Bottoming out is often a lonely endeavor in the NBA . But neither the New York Knicks nor Philadelphia 76ers are going it alone...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 days ago 7,180 reads 55 comments

  15. Likeliest 1st-Time NBA All-Stars at Every Position

    New NBA All-Stars are born on a yearly basis. This season's rendition of your favorite no-defense display, while made up mostly of returning talent, should be no different. First-time appearances are basically a given, after all...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 days ago 56,191 reads 128 comments

  16. Upcoming Stretch Will Likely Decide Phoenix Suns' Playoff Fate

    Postseason uncertainty has reached its climax for the Phoenix Suns . One way or the other, for better or worse, their playoff fate will be decided over the next 10 games. Probably...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 days ago 2,736 reads 8 comments

  17. The 6 Biggest Flight Risks of the 2015 NBA Unrestricted Free-Agent Class

    Midway through the 2014-15 NBA regular season is no time to start thinking about free agency. Oh, wait. Yes it is. Free agency won't officially begin for almost six months, but the prep work is already underway...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 days ago 53,865 reads 103 comments

  18. Best One-on-One NBA Star Duels of the Season

    Kobe Bryant and LeBron James went head-to-head on Thursday night, mercilessly attacking everyone and anyone—including each other...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 12 days ago 33,958 reads 97 comments

  19. Are the Golden State Warriors Invincible?

    Although the Golden State Warriors don't appear to be wearing indestructible suits of armor over their blue and gold jerseys, they might as well be. An NBA -best 31-5, winners of their last eight games, the Warriors look infallible...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 13 days ago 18,717 reads 115 comments

  20. What's the Breaking Point for Cleveland Cavaliers and David Blatt?

    David Blatt and the Cleveland Cavaliers are not who they're supposed to be. LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving have not meshed together as planned. Losers of their last six contests, the Cavaliers are now below ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 13 days ago 5,699 reads 8 comments

  21. Los Angeles Lakers Making Right Call to Avoid a Kobe Bryant Shutdown

    There is no single remedy that will treat or cure what ails the Los Angeles Lakers . Each purported ploy that suggests otherwise is as flawed as the next—not the least of which ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 14 days ago 10,731 reads 56 comments

  22. Best Potential 2015 Free-Agent Landing Spots for Tayshaun Prince

    Tayshaun Prince needs a new, semi-permanent NBA home. After being traded from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Boston Celtics as part of a three-team deal that was first reported ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 14 days ago 21,841 reads 40 comments

  23. 2015 NBA Free Agents Who Need a Monster Second Half to Get Paid

    Half of an NBA regular season can make a world of difference. In the case of certain impending free agents looking for career paydays, it needs to make a world of difference...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 15 days ago 22,116 reads 42 comments

  24. New York Knicks Should End Charade, Pull Plug on Andrea Bargnani for Good

    After more than a year of pretending there's been something to glean or salvage from the relationship between Andrea Bargnani and the New York Knicks , it's time for one of the NBA 's biggest charades to finally end...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 15 days ago 11,074 reads 37 comments

  25. 7 NBA Players Who Deserve More 2015 MVP Consideration

    What's in an NBA MVP candidate? All sorts of things. Big names. Bigger wins. Provocative stat lines. Transcendent consistency. Profound impacts—those which go beyond the box score...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 16 days ago 37,745 reads 157 comments