1. How Fast Can Julius Randle Crack Los Angeles Lakers Starting Lineup?

    The Los Angeles Lakers aren't set up for conventional success in the win column during Byron Scott's first season as head coach, but that doesn't mean forward progress has to elude the Purple and Gold entirely...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 days ago 17,684 reads 56 comments

  2. NBA Media Day 2014: Live Updates, Photos, Highlights from Monday's Events

    NBA basketball is back! After the Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings and San Antonio Spurs held court Friday, the NBA's remaining 25 teams met with the media Monday...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 days ago 49,266 reads 61 comments

  3. NBA Media Day 2014: Live Updates, Photos, Highlights from Friday's Events

    NBA media days are finally upon us. On Friday, clubs participating in the league's slate of global preseason games — the Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 days ago 53,130 reads 81 comments

  4. Complete Predictions for Nerlens Noel's Role, Statistics with Philadelphia 76ers

    Now that Nerlens Noel is back at full strength, the Philadelphia 76ers ' rebuild is officially ready to get underway...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 days ago 4,042 reads 9 comments

  5. Who Is the Best Under-25 Point Guard in the NBA?

    The NBA 's point guard hierarchy is a complicated beast due to the massive influx of talent we've seen at the position over the past decade. But for the most part, we know who sits atop the throne...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 9 days ago 38,789 reads 242 comments

  6. 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 17 days ago 237,052 reads 132 comments

  7. 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 22 days ago 6,572 reads 10 comments

  8. 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 22 days ago 8,332 reads 9 comments

  9. 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 24 days ago 85,358 reads 82 comments

  10. 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 25 days ago 12,526 reads 12 comments

  11. 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 25 days ago 37,743 reads 60 comments

  12. 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 30 days ago 188,144 reads 173 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 76,848 reads 334 comments

  14. 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 220,673 reads 287 comments

  15. 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 168,961 reads 282 comments

  16. 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 208,767 reads 59 comments

  17. 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 2 months ago 152,449 reads 214 comments

  18. 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 2 months ago 378,470 reads 734 comments

  19. 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 2 months ago 49,444 reads 134 comments

  20. 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 157,015 reads 179 comments

  21. 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 179,293 reads 792 comments

  22. 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 3 months ago 13,405 reads 22 comments

  23. 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 3 months ago 13,094 reads 62 comments

  24. 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 3 months ago 14,120 reads 41 comments

  25. 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 3 months ago 57,221 reads 97 comments