1. Finding the Next Jeremy Lin: NBA Benchwarmers with Cult-Hero Potential

    When Jeremy Lin made the transformation from 12th man to superstar in a matter of weeks in the winter of 2012, no one—not even Lin himself—saw it coming. (He admitted as much to GQ ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 3,843 reads 28 comments

  2. LeBron James Isn't Clutch and the 7 Other Biggest Myths in the NBA

    If there's one thing the NBA 's been battling since its creation, it's stereotypes. Racial stereotypes from back in the day gave way to even lazier assumptions as the years progressed...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 1,356 reads 352 comments

  3. Georgetown Hoyas: This Holiday Season, Be Thankful for Otto Porter

    As you gather around this holiday season, reflecting back on what you're thankful for this year, Otto Porter should come to mind rather quickly for Georgetown fans...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 1,209 reads 6 comments

  4. Updated 2012-13 NBA MVP Odds: Top Contenders for the Coveted Award

    If LeBron James thought retaining his MVP award would be a cakewalk in 2012-13, the first few weeks of the season have proven that it'll be anything but that...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 43,375 reads 274 comments

  5. Ranking the Best Value Contracts in the NBA

    This statement may sound ridiculous since it's about millionaires and multimillionaires, but certain NBA players are actually underpaid based on their current levels of production...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 5,024 reads 55 comments

  6. Updated 2012-13 NBA MVP Odds: Is the Award LeBron James' To Lose?

    During the 2012 NBA preseason, Kevin Durant appeared to be the only true 2013 MVP contender aside from the reigning MVP himself, LeBron James ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 18,117 reads 207 comments

  7. Andrew Bynum's Return and 5 Other NBA Debuts Fans Are Thirsting To See

    The 2012-13 NBA season may be off to a roaring start for most, but for a handful of players, they've yet to set foot on the court for a single game thus far...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 20,016 reads 61 comments

  8. Jeremy Lin and 10 NBA Stars Who Will Be Under the Microscope All Season

    The 2012-13 NBA season won't be short on star-driven storylines, based on the first few weeks of the season...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 9,680 reads 24 comments

  9. Philadelphia 76ers: Andrew Bynum Was Worth the Risk, Regardless of His Health

    When the Philadelphia 76ers traded away their best player (Andre Iguodala) and a few young pieces for Andrew Bynum in the summer of 2012, the team knew what it was getting into...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 4,076 reads 6 comments

  10. Andrew Bynum's Knee Injury Won't Squash the Philadelphia 76ers' Ceiling

    The Philadelphia 76ers' much-heralded Andrew Bynum era has started off with a thud. After acquiring Bynum in the summer of 2012 for swingman Andre Iguodala and a few minor pieces, ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 14,045 reads 6 comments

  11. Fantasy Basketball: 10 Buy-Low Targets Guaranteed to Pay off

    It happens every year: Some late-round or undrafted fantasy basketball player goes on a ridiculous, season-altering run that shakes up the complexion of your league's playoff race...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 4,859 reads 1 comments

  12. Philadelphia 76ers: Why Jrue Holiday's Extension Was the Right Thing to Do

    Right before Wednesday's midnight deadline, the Philadelphia 76ers and Jrue Holiday reached an agreement on a four-year, $41 million contract, according to ESPN.com's Marc Stein ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 2,903 reads 5 comments

  13. 5 Tips to Guarantee You Win Your Fantasy Basketball League This Season

    Fantasy basketball season has arrived, and now's the time to strike and create some separation from the rest of your league mates. For those who haven't drafted, you'll find a few tips specifically for you in here...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 29,658 reads 9 comments

  14. Pros and Cons of the Top 25 2013 NBA Free Agents

    The NBA free agent class of 2013 is shaping up to be one of the better classes in recent memory, with a handful of potential franchise-changing superstars entering the final year of their contracts in 2012-13...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 13,398 reads 5 comments

  15. 2012-13 NBA MVP Odds: Can Anyone Knock Off LeBron James?

    The Las Vegas odds for 2013 NBA MVP are out and there's no surprise at the top: LeBron James enters the year as the clear MVP favorite once again. According to Bovada...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 368 reads 140 comments

  16. Handicapping the 2012-13 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Field

    Now that Dwight Howard has joined the Los Angeles Lakers, is there anyone who can stand in the way of his fourth Defensive Player of the Year Award? The 2011-12 NBA season marked ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 14,891 reads 133 comments

  17. NBA Fantasy 2012-13: Rankings and Projections for Top 10 Sleepers

    As you head into your fantasy basketball draft this year, you should go in with one goal in mind: snatching up as many sleepers as possible to give you the best shot at a fantasy championship...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 50,466 reads 49 comments

  18. Power Ranking the NBA Offseason's 8 Best Signings, Trades

    If you haven't been paying attention to the NBA since LeBron James and the Miami Heat took home the 2012 NBA championship, brace yourself: The league looks a whole lot different from where you last left it...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 26,311 reads 101 comments

  19. Fantasy Basketball Sleepers: The Definitive Top 25 List

    You know what they say about fantasy sports: You can't win your league in your first few rounds, but you can most certainly lose it...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 21,000 reads 11 comments

  20. Predicting the 2013 NBA Award Winners

    As the 2012-13 NBA season gets underway, the goal of every player should be to win the championship. But before finding out who will raise the Larry O'Brien Trophy this season, there's a regular season to be played and individual awards to be won...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 332 reads 65 comments

  21. Handicapping the 2012-13 NBA MVP Field

    With NBA training-camp hype well out of hand, there's no better time to survey the league's landscape and make some sense of the hyperbole being spewed by coaches and players alike...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 31,202 reads 264 comments

  22. Fantasy Basketball 2012-13: Soaring and Flopping Players, Preseason Edition

    Now that we're a few weeks into the NFL season, your fantasy football teams have had plenty of time to crush your heart and get you ready for the NBA to return. Guilty as charged...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 5,211 reads 6 comments

  23. Blake Griffin Must Raise His Game on Defense to Blossom

    After only two years in the NBA , Blake Griffin has emerged as one of the most divisive players in the league. Griffin's supporters point to his career per game averages of 21...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 3,503 reads 16 comments

  24. NBA Training Camp: Predicting the Biggest Surprises of 2012-13

    It's only been about a month since we saw the USA Olympic men's basketball team win gold in London, but believe it or not, the 2012-13 NBA season is right around the corner...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 427 reads 90 comments

  25. What Kobe Bryant Winning a 6th Ring Would Mean for Michael Jordan Comparisons

    With Steve Nash, Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol by his side this upcoming season, Kobe Bryant could very well be facing his best shot to win his sixth NBA championship in 2013...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 18,536 reads 310 comments