1. Still Too Soon to Declare Lakers Winners in Andrew Bynum-Dwight Howard Trade

    Four months after the four-team megatrade that brought Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers and Andrew Bynum to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Lakers appear to be the landslide winners on the surface...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 2,122 reads 13 comments

  2. NBA MVP Odds: Alpha Dogs on the Rise

    The NBA 's true MVP contenders have started to put some space between themselves and the rest of the pack a quarter of the way into the 2012-13 season...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 26,456 reads 107 comments

  3. 5 Rumored Pau Gasol Trades with No Chance of Happening

    Amidst the turmoil in Los Angeles Lakers-land in the first quarter of the 2012-13 season—head coach Mike Brown being fired, the team stumbling out to a sub-...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 3,684 reads 7 comments

  4. NBA MVP Odds: From Long Shots to Legit Candidates

    If the first month of the 2012-13 NBA season is any indication, LeBron James ' quest to repeat as MVP won't be a stroll through the park...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 27,619 reads 234 comments

  5. 8 Early Turning Points of the NBA Season

    The first month of the 2012-13 NBA season has featured no shortage of twists and turns, from the Los Angeles Lakers struggling after the summer acquisitions of Steve Nash and Dwight ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 7,470 reads 22 comments

  6. NBA MVP Odds: Chances Each Superstar Claims the Throne

    A full month into the 2012-13 NBA season, the race for the league MVP has become more closely contested than ever. A host of the league's elite teams, all led by bona fide superstars, have stormed out to stellar records through the first 10-15 games..

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 14,217 reads 73 comments

  7. 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 over 2 years ago 3,919 reads 28 comments

  8. 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 over 2 years ago 1,716 reads 352 comments

  9. 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 over 2 years ago 1,242 reads 6 comments

  10. 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 over 2 years ago 43,404 reads 274 comments

  11. 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 over 2 years ago 5,086 reads 55 comments

  12. 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 over 2 years ago 18,178 reads 207 comments

  13. 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 over 2 years ago 20,040 reads 61 comments

  14. 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 over 2 years ago 9,704 reads 24 comments

  15. 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 over 2 years ago 4,114 reads 6 comments

  16. 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 over 2 years ago 14,071 reads 6 comments

  17. 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 over 2 years ago 5,028 reads 1 comments

  18. 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 over 2 years ago 2,949 reads 5 comments

  19. 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 over 2 years ago 52,537 reads 9 comments

  20. 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 over 2 years ago 13,483 reads 5 comments

  21. 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 over 2 years ago 465 reads 140 comments

  22. 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 over 2 years ago 14,984 reads 133 comments

  23. 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 over 2 years ago 53,087 reads 49 comments

  24. 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 over 2 years ago 26,335 reads 101 comments

  25. 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 over 2 years ago 21,429 reads 11 comments