1. No. 13 Best City to Be a Sports Fan: Phoenix

    How much does where you live matter as a sports fan? The short answer: It depends. If you're an Alabama football fan, there's no better place to live than Tuscaloosa. If you're a Red Sox fan, there's no worse place to live than New York City...

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  2. Early Predictions for Los Angeles Lakers' Rotation

    Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak retooled the roster during free agency by trading for Jeremy Lin, adding Carlos Boozer via waiver claim and retaining Nick Young and Jordan Hill, among other moves...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 3 months ago 44,159 reads 106 comments

  3. 5 NBA Teams That Staved Off Disaster During 2014 Free Agency

    During 2014 NBA free agency, a variety of league front offices were stuck between a rock and a hard place. Certain circumstances left them scrambling to execute Plans B, C and D after primary options fell through...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 3 months ago 44,882 reads 99 comments

  4. Are Detroit Pistons Quietly Pushing Greg Monroe out the Door?

    Detroit Pistons head coach and team president Stan Van Gundy wasted no time revamping the roster with a variety of free-agent signings. If reports are any indication, those moves could merely be the tip of the iceberg in Motown...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 3 months ago 36,803 reads 149 comments

  5. Lance Stephenson: 'I Bring More to the Table Than Blowing in Someone's Ear'

    Updates from Saturday, July 19 (Adam Fromal) Michael Jordan went through his legendary NBA career as one of the most ruthless competitors the sport has ever seen...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 3 months ago 196,955 reads 421 comments

  6. Washington Wizards' Offseason Moves Prove They're Ready to Contend

    The Washington Wizards didn ’t make a huge splash during the 2014 offseason, but a plethora of savvy moves, cheap deals and an overall boost to roster depth has ensured D...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 3 months ago 6,710 reads 59 comments

  7. What Team Is the Biggest Threat to Poach Eric Bledsoe from Phoenix Suns?

    The Phoenix Suns have steadfastly maintained that they’ll match any offer extended to restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe this summer...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 3 months ago 15,582 reads 46 comments

  8. Stan Van Gundy Wasting No Time with Complete Detroit Pistons Makeover

    Former Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy took over a Detroit Pistons team that finished the 2013-14 season in shambles...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 3 months ago 15,155 reads 100 comments

  9. Is Chandler Parsons the Final Piece of Dallas Mavericks' Comeback Puzzle?

    The Dallas Mavericks have been hovering in a state of limbo since winning the 2011 NBA championship. The front office missed out on big names like Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 3 months ago 10,676 reads 89 comments

  10. Luol Deng Can't Fill LeBron James' Shoes, but He Can Remove Them from View

    The Miami Heat are poised to move forward from the LeBron James era with two-time All-Star Luol Deng . He’ll join the Heat on a two-year, $20 million contract, per USA Today ’s Sam Amick ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 3 months ago 4,016 reads 18 comments

  11. Chicago Bulls' Most Intriguing Summer League Prospects

    As the Chicago Bulls ' 2014-15 roster continues to take shape during the offseason—while the free-agent pool gets ever shallower—fans can turn their attention to NBA Summer League action for their basketball fix...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 3 months ago 13,112 reads 5 comments

  12. Report Card Grades for LA Lakers' 2014 Free-Agent Signings

    The Los Angeles Lakers ' 2014 offseason hasn ’t helped satiate a fan base obsessed with championship glory...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 3 months ago 73,776 reads 257 comments

  13. Paul Pierce Should Be Primary Free-Agent Target for Every Contender

    Paul Pierce is a savvy veteran, an NBA champion and a future Hall of Famer within the sport. So why exactly aren’t contenders around the Association clamoring for his services? ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 4 months ago 7,089 reads 49 comments

  14. It's Time for LeBron James to Actually, Seriously Consider Reunion with Cavs

    Can LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers actually bury this four-year-old hatchet? Is it even possible? LeBron's exit from Cleveland was, well, messy...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 4 months ago 43,781 reads 393 comments

  15. Houston Rockets Want Big Three Regardless of LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony

    Numerous NBA teams around the Association are waiting diligently for LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony to ink new deals. The Houston Rockets , meanwhile, appear poised to chase the concept of a Big Three, regardless of where those dominoes fall...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 4 months ago 18,287 reads 84 comments

  16. Luol Deng Sign-and-Trade Exactly What Los Angeles Clippers Need

    The Los Angeles Clippers desperately need to upgrade the roster around All-Stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin . They won't take the next step toward a championship without boosting the supporting cast...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 4 months ago 33,332 reads 42 comments

  17. Dirk Nowitzki's New Contract Gives Dallas Mavericks Title Flexibility

    Dirk Nowitzki was never going to sign with a franchise other than the Dallas Mavericks this summer. Now that he’s agreed to ink a three-year, $30 million deal to stay with the Mavs, per ESPN...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 4 months ago 12,326 reads 21 comments

  18. Could Phoenix Suns Be LeBron James' Best Choice for More Rings?

    By exercising the early termination option in his contract, four-time MVP and two-time NBA champion LeBron James is free to opt for a destination of his choosing once again...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 4 months ago 44,540 reads 416 comments

  19. 5 Potential Phoenix Suns Trade Targets Entering 2014 Free Agency

    Despite winning 48 games during the 2013-14 season, the Phoenix Suns missed out on postseason action for a fourth consecutive year...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 4 months ago 12,501 reads 14 comments

  20. LA Lakers 2014 NBA Free-Agency Primer: What You Need to Know

    The Los Angeles Lakers enter the 2014 NBA free-agency period with just three players set to return on guaranteed contracts for next season: Kobe Bryant , Steve Nash and Robert Sacre ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 4 months ago 14,186 reads 60 comments

  21. LA Clippers Must Perfect Bench Mixture for Next Step

    The Los Angeles Clippers made great strides in the face of adversity during 2013-14. With head coach Doc Rivers at the helm, the Clips actually managed to win a playoff game beyond the first round for the first time in the Chris Paul era...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 4 months ago 5,345 reads 53 comments

  22. What Happens If Eric Bledsoe Leaves Phoenix Suns This Offseason?

    Phoenix Suns fans have every right to feel hopeful. With Coach of the Year candidate Jeff Hornacek , incumbent talents like Goran Dragic , plenty of cap space and a savvy general ...

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  23. Is Channing Frye Golden State Warriors' 'Plan B' If Kevin Love Doesn't Arrive?

    It’s no secret the Golden State Warriors are targeting highly coveted Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 4 months ago 13,281 reads 33 comments

  24. Brooklyn Nets' Best Coaching Options to Replace Jason Kidd

    The Brooklyn Nets will be moving forward without head coach Jason Kidd after his failed power play to gain the president of basketball operations role...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 4 months ago 18,582 reads 55 comments

  25. 5 NBA Teams That Would Be Ideal Trade Partners for Phoenix Suns

    Whether the Phoenix Suns are preparing to pull the trigger on a blockbuster trade or deliver a less groundbreaking deal to tweak the roster, general manager Ryan McDonough certainly appears poised to do something ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 4 months ago 14,139 reads 65 comments