1. 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 2 years ago 2,948 reads 5 comments

  2. 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 2 years ago 50,291 reads 9 comments

  3. 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 2 years ago 13,475 reads 5 comments

  4. 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 2 years ago 453 reads 140 comments

  5. 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 2 years ago 14,972 reads 133 comments

  6. 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 2 years ago 52,948 reads 49 comments

  7. 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 2 years ago 26,335 reads 101 comments

  8. 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 2 years ago 21,384 reads 11 comments

  9. 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 2 years ago 414 reads 65 comments

  10. 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 2 years ago 31,231 reads 264 comments

  11. 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 2 years ago 5,251 reads 6 comments

  12. 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 over 2 years ago 3,589 reads 16 comments

  13. 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 over 2 years ago 494 reads 90 comments

  14. 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 over 2 years ago 19,620 reads 310 comments

  15. 13 Contract-Year NBA Stars Who Will Play Their Way into a Massive Payday

    Heading into the 2012-13 NBA season, certain players have more than just a championship on their minds. At least 50 or so players could be heading into the final year of their ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 305 reads 80 comments

  16. 8 Teams Already Dreaming About the 2013 NBA Draft

    The Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers enter the 2012-13 season as the three NBA championship favorites, but roughly 20 other teams have realistic playoff aspirations heading into the season...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 4,224 reads 24 comments

  17. Philadelphia 76ers: Why Thaddeus Young Needs to Keep Coming off the Bench

    Philadelphia 76ers ' forward Thaddeus Young has been vocal in recent days about his desire to become a starter for the Sixers this year, with Andre Iguodala's departure having opened up a vacancy at the starting 3 spot...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 2,106 reads 24 comments

  18. Breaking Down the Differences Between Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum

    On paper, the Los Angeles Lakers this summer replaced the second-best center in the NBA , Andrew Bynum , with the best center in the NBA, Dwight Howard ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 9,725 reads 52 comments

  19. Predicting Which Current NBA Stars Will Make the Hall of Fame

    At the moment, we're experiencing a star-driven Renaissance in the NBA that's driving the league to heights not seen since the height of Michael Jordan...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 46,622 reads 133 comments

  20. Ranking the Most Dynamic 1-2 Punches of Every NBA Team

    More than any other professional sports league, the NBA depends most heavily on its star power. There's any number of reasons why that's the case. Having only five players at a time maximizes the contribution each player can make...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 1,576 reads 80 comments

  21. Philadelphia 76ers: 5 Burning Questions for the Sixers' 2012-13 Starting Lineup

    Now that the Philadelphia 76ers have Andrew Bynum on their roster, their starting 5 spot is officially no longer a question. The same can't be said for the rest of the starting lineup, though...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 7,709 reads 34 comments

  22. NBA Predictions: 4 New Teams That Will Make the Playoffs in 2012-13

    When the NBA comes back this October, the league will look substantially different from where we left it in June. LeBron James will finally have the pressure of being ringless lifted off his back...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 232 reads 153 comments

  23. Philadelphia 76ers: Andrew Bynum Will Anchor Team's New Inside-Outside Game

    When the Philadelphia 76ers take the court for the first time this fall, they'll look radically different, and not just because of what they did in free agency...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 4,043 reads 79 comments

  24. L.A. Lakers vs. OKC Thunder: Who's the Western Conference Favorite in 2012-13?

    By trading for Steve Nash and Dwight Howard this summer, the Los Angeles Lakers proved once again that they're not content fading into the sunset. Instead, they're on the short list of NBA championship favorites heading into the 2012-13 season...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 10,579 reads 222 comments

  25. Andrew Bynum's Maturity Will Be the Elephant in the Room for Philadelphia 76ers

    When it comes to Andrew Bynum, the Philadelphia 76ers have one chief concern this season besides the health of his knees and whether or not he'll re-sign next summer...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 1,423 reads 38 comments