1. Why Dwyane Wade's Evolution Is Key to Miami Heat's Big 3 Staying Together

    Don't look now, but next summer, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh can all opt out of their contracts with the Miami Heat and potentially take their services elsewhere...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 11 months ago 13,450 reads 53 comments

  2. Biggest Concerns Miami Heat Should Have for Aging Dwyane Wade

    It's no secret that Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade is not the same player he once was. Wade may be only 31 years old, but his body is essentially 40...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 11 months ago 12,842 reads 47 comments

  3. Biggest Reasons to Believe Miami Heat Will Win Third Straight Title

    The odds may be stacked against them, but there remains a chance that the Miami Heat will win their third straight NBA championship in 2013-14...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 11 months ago 24,900 reads 84 comments

  4. NBA Players Who Will Become Stars This Season

    Every year, a few NBA players tend to blossom and take that next step into stardom. Sometimes, a player will put together a few monster games in a row, and the world will take notice...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 11 months ago 8,758 reads 32 comments

  5. Ranking the NBA's Hottest Rivalries Heading into 2013-14 Season

    Rivalries have been a lost art in the NBA recently. We really haven't seen the kind of blood-boiling matchups the New York Knicks and Miami Heat had during the '90s or the battles ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 11 months ago 27,166 reads 168 comments

  6. Pre-Training Camp Trend Watch for Every NBA Team

    With the NBA offseason coming to an end and the 2013-14 campaign drawing ever closer, it's time to start taking stock of all 30 teams to see where they fall heading into training camp...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 11 months ago 4,516 reads 10 comments

  7. Is Rajon Rondo Worth the Risk for Boston Celtics Rebuild?

    Rajon Rondo is an outstanding player. He is tough as nails. He is a champion. However, over the course of his career, he has often been characterized as immature and, by his former head coach Doc Rivers, "stubborn...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 11 months ago 6,135 reads 58 comments

  8. Who Is Miami Heat's Biggest Threat to 3rd Straight Title?

    With the Miami Heat coming off back-to-back championships, which team has the best chance of thwarting their three-peat chances? In an improving Eastern Conference, several challengers stand in the way of the Heat accomplishing such a feat...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 11 months ago 3,273 reads 12 comments

  9. Can Avery Bradley Be Boston Celtics' Shooting Guard of the Future?

    We are entering a new era in Boston Celtics basketball, and with that comes assessment and evaluation of the team's young talent...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 11 months ago 6,889 reads 53 comments

  10. Are Houston Rockets One Trade Away from Creating NBA's Next Big Three?

    Now that they have signed Dwight Howard, the Houston Rockets can lay claim to having one of the best one-two punches in the NBA with Howard and James Harden...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 12 months ago 19,112 reads 94 comments

  11. Can Boston Celtics Rebuild the Right Way with Rajon Rondo on the Roster?

    After the Boston Celtics put an end to a remarkable six-year run by trading away Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce , naturally, the first question many raised was: would Rajon Rondo ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 12 months ago 7,828 reads 67 comments

  12. Miami Heat Winning 3rd Straight Title Would Be LeBron James' Toughest Task Yet

    LeBron James has led the Miami Heat to back-to-back NBA championships. That alone is a tough task. However, winning three straight? That's another level of difficulty...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 12 months ago 17,738 reads 210 comments

  13. New NBA Starting Fives That Don't Make Any Sense

    When you take a look at some of the rosters around the NBA , you will find some that just make you scratch your head...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 12 months ago 15,274 reads 55 comments

  14. 3 Changes Doc Rivers Will Make to Clippers System

    With Doc Rivers on board, the Los Angeles Clippers now have a coach with championship pedigree. With that will likely come changes to the Clippers' system...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 12 months ago 9,320 reads 18 comments

  15. The Most Underrated Player on Every NBA Team Entering 2013-14 Season

    There are some players who just do not get the respect that they deserve, and it's hard to understand why. After all, those players could end up playing pivotal roles in how far their team goes...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 12 months ago 188,181 reads 405 comments

  16. Will Golden State Warriors' Small Ball Put David Lee Back on Trade Block?

    When the Golden State Warriors signed Andre Iguodala this summer, things didn't seem to add up. The Warriors already had Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson on the wing, meaning ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 12 months ago 21,493 reads 135 comments

  17. What Dwight Howard Must Do to Surpass Expectations with Houston Rockets

    Dwight Howard 's journey has certainly been an interesting one. Entering his 10th NBA season, the star center is now with his third team, a rare case for a player of his caliber...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 12,508 reads 50 comments

  18. Why Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett Era Will Be Forever Incomplete

    It became official on July 12, 2013. A magnificent era of Boston Celtics basketball came to a close, as the Celtics completed a deal to send Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett (along with Jason Terry) to the Brooklyn Nets ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 4,407 reads 25 comments

  19. Checklist for This Week's Top NBA Free-Agency Signings to Succeed

    With most of the big-name free agents already landing with their teams, it's time to begin taking stock of what each of them will need to do to be successful in their new uniforms...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 603 reads 0 comments

  20. 5 NBA Rookies Guaranteed to Turn Heads During 2013 Summer League

    It's time to see what some of these rookies have to offer. Summer league is here, and it is an awfully exciting time to be an NBA fan...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 16,750 reads 26 comments

  21. It's Time for These Veteran NBA Free Agents to Chase a Title

    It's one thing to "chase a title" when you're in your prime. It's another thing to do so when you are in the twilight of your career and don't have much time left...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 11,155 reads 8 comments

  22. Updated Predictions for Where Top 2013 NBA Free Agents Will Land

    Some of the top NBA free agents have already signed. Dwight Howard announced Friday evening that he will be joining the Houston Rockets. Chris Paul and David West remained with their respective teams...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 14,104 reads 4 comments

  23. Tiering Off 2013 NBA Free Agents

    The 2013 NBA free-agent market may not be what it was during the summer of 2010, but it's still chock-full of good players who can have a huge impact on whichever teams sign them...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 4,891 reads 5 comments

  24. Why Al Jefferson Would Fit Houston Rockets Just as Well as Dwight Howard

    We all know the buzz around the Houston Rockets : that free-agent big man Dwight Howard may want to join forces with James Harden and company under the roof of the Toyota Center and potentially form a title contender...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 4,750 reads 30 comments

  25. Ranking the Best Second-Round NBA Draft Picks of the Last Decade

    Sometimes, the best NBA draft pick you make is in the second round. There are plenty of players who are emblematic of that statement, and they help give hope to prospects who may not be looked at as first-round talents...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 36,843 reads 69 comments