1. Breaking Down Each NBA Team's Early-Season Trade Bait

    Just because free agency has concluded doesn't mean player movement needs to. While players may feel a greater sense of job security as training camps get underway, it's important to remember rosters are hardly set in stone...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 days ago 134,832 reads 117 comments

  2. Michael Carter-Williams Is Key to Making Philadelphia 76ers Rebuild Work

    In a league where dual-threat point guards are among the most coveted franchise building blocks, Michael Carter-Williams is already establishing himself as the centerpiece of the Philadelphia 76ers ' rebuild...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 8 days ago 6,162 reads 10 comments

  3. USA vs. Slovenia FIBA World Cup 2014: Game Grades, Analysis for Team USA, Junaki

    The United States defeated Slovenia 119-76 in the quarterfinals of the 2014 FIBA World Cup on Tuesday. Although Team USA led by only seven points at halftime, it surged in the second half thanks to a 37-22 run in the third quarter...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 8 days ago 8,234 reads 9 comments

  4. Predicting the X-Factor for Every NBA Team Entering 2014-15 Season

    With a busy summer of roster construction behind us, it's time to preview how every team can maximize its potential next season...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 10 days ago 85,147 reads 82 comments

  5. Spain vs Senegal: Live Score and Highlights for FIBA World Cup 2014 Round of 16

    Spain defeated Senegal 89-56 on Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Thanks to a 23-point first quarter and 27-point fourth quarter, Spain was able to coast by an overwhelmed Senegal club that lacked true firepower...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 11 days ago 12,452 reads 12 comments

  6. USA vs. Mexico: Live Score and Highlights for FIBA World Cup 2014 Round of 16

    Team USA defeated Mexico 86-63 in the FIBA World Cup's round of 16 on Saturday morning. Wire-to-wire victors, Team USA was led by the hot shooting of Stephen Curry, who totaled 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting (6-of-9 from three)...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 12 days ago 37,633 reads 60 comments

  7. 2015 NBA Free Agency: An Early Primer on Next Year's Class

    After watching the NBA 's frantic summer of moving and shaking take some dramatic twists and turns, next summer's free-agent signing period has some lofty standards to live up to...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 16 days ago 176,050 reads 173 comments

  8. One Bold Prediction for Top 20 NBA Stars Heading into 2014-15

    As the 2014-15 NBA season fast approaches, it's time to project how the league's most prominent superstars will fare when action tips off...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 24 days ago 76,715 reads 334 comments

  9. The Most Overpaid and Underpaid Player on Every NBA Team

    There are several paths to greatness in the NBA , but it all starts with shrewd salary cap management. While the assembly of elite talent remains imperative, general managers and ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 220,518 reads 284 comments

  10. Predicting the Biggest Breakout Player on Every NBA 2014-15 Roster

    The NBA 's youth movement has been in full effect the past few seasons, and that trend is not going to slow down anytime soon...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 168,647 reads 282 comments

  11. The Biggest Problem Each NBA Team Faces for 2014-15 Season

    The NBA doesn't have much to offer in terms of excitement during the dog days of summer, but the relative level of inactivity gives us an opportunity to step back and evaluate where all 30 teams stand in their pursuit of a title...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 208,633 reads 59 comments

  12. Biggest Names Guaranteed to Hit the NBA Trading Block Next Season

    With free agency largely in the rearview mirror, teams across the NBA are primed to start evaluating which assets they can offload throughout the course of next season...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 152,324 reads 214 comments

  13. Grading Every NBA Team's 2014 Free-Agency Performance

    It took a while for the NBA 's highly anticipated free-agency period to kick into high gear, but once it did, pens were put to paper at a rapid pace...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 378,352 reads 734 comments

  14. Kevin Love Shouldn't Commit to a Contract Extension Prematurely

    While rumors regarding Kevin Love 's immediate future continue to swirl at a furious pace, the presumed prize of next summer's free-agent class needs to keep an open mind and make sure his talents actually wind up hitting the open market...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 49,433 reads 134 comments

  15. Kobe Bryant Admits to Being 'Afraid' of What Life Will Be Like After Basketball

    Kobe Bryant may have signed a two-year contract extension worth $48.5 million with the Los Angeles Lakers last November, but you better believe he's already thinking about what life will be like once he retires...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 156,942 reads 179 comments

  16. Mario Chalmers: 'I Never Thought Anyone Would Want to Leave Miami for Cleveland'

    While former Miami Heat teammates Mike Miller and James Jones have followed LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers , there's one member of the four-time defending Eastern Conference champions who's pleased to be returning to South Beach...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 179,178 reads 792 comments

  17. Why Los Angeles Lakers Replacing Kendall Marshall with Xavier Henry Makes Sense

    Throughout the course of a turbulent 2013-14 season, the Los Angeles Lakers had very few reasons to be optimistic...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 13,375 reads 22 comments

  18. Nerlens Noel Reminding Everyone He's Far from a Polished Prospect

    The Orlando and Las Vegas summer leagues have provided Philadelphia 76ers rookie Nerlens Noel with a platform to demonstrate just how NBA -ready his freakishly athletic skill set is...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 13,073 reads 62 comments

  19. Is Jimmer Fredette Facing Last Chance to Revive NBA Career?

    The New Orleans Pelicans continued one of the NBA 's strangest reconstruction projects late Thursday evening, signing former lottery pick Jimmer Fredette to a one-year deal...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 14,066 reads 41 comments

  20. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Live Score and Analysis

    The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 86-77 Monday night to improve to a perfect 3-0 in Las Vegas Summer League play. The Sixers are now 1-1 in Sin City after capturing the Orlando Summer League title...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 57,190 reads 97 comments

  21. NBA Free Agents 2014: Live News, Rumors and Signings Tracker

    It's Sunday, July 20, and we're bidding those of you who've followed this free agency live blog farewell. There will be no more updates here, but Bleacher Report still has you covered ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 1,892,937 reads 1427 comments

  22. Sixers Proving Rehab Plan Worked with Nerlens Noel, Will Work with Joel Embiid

    The Philadelphia sports faithful have never been defined by their patience or understanding, even if general manager Sam Hinkie has indicated otherwise in recent weeks...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 20,684 reads 33 comments

  23. What Is Cleveland Cavs' Quickest Path to Success Without LeBron James?

    As the state of Ohio holds its collective breath and pines for a return from its prodigal son, the Cleveland Cavaliers have some plotting to do...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 9,562 reads 21 comments

  24. Every NBA Team's Biggest 2014 Free-Agent Sleeper Target

    Once LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and the NBA 's biggest free-agent dominoes fall, the rate of signings and agreements across the Association figures to ramp up considerably...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 240,950 reads 220 comments

  25. Report: Clippers Believe They Have 'Real Chance' of Signing Paul Pierce

    Could Paul Pierce be headed for a reunion with Doc Rivers after a one-year hiatus in Brooklyn? According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Los Angeles Clippers are now of the belief ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 34,128 reads 97 comments