1. Wesley Matthews Ready to Earn Big Payday with Strong 2014-15 Season

    Prior to the 2014-15 regular season, Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews made a bold declaration, one that was dripping with confidence...

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  2. Nerlens Noel's Defensive Flashes Show Making of Bright NBA Future

    It took 16 months from the time he was acquired in a draft-day trade for Nerlens Noel to make his NBA debut, but he's wasted no time imposing his defensive will for the Philadelphia 76ers ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 3,513 reads 11 comments

  3. Oklahoma City Thunder's Problems Getting Much Worse Before Getting Better

    Possession by possession and game by game, the Oklahoma City Thunder have been dismantled by injuries. Before the season even started, it was announced that Kevin Durant would ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 29,419 reads 99 comments

  4. Dallas Mavericks Already Flashing Explosive Offensive Potential

    When the Dallas Mavericks scooped up Chandler Parsons with a massive three-year, $46 million offer (with a gaudy $16 million player option for year three, according to ShamSports...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 11,631 reads 17 comments

  5. The Numbers Behind James Harden's Hot Start and Other Takeaways from NBA Monday

    The Houston Rockets defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 104-93, Monday night behind 35 points, nine rebounds and five assists from James Harden ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 41,264 reads 194 comments

  6. What's Next for 2015 NBA Restricted Free Agents Without Contract Extensions?

    Now that the NBA 's Oct. 31 deadline to extend fourth-year players has passed, the future of some of the league's most prized youngsters will be tied to next summer's restricted free-agent signing period...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 19,175 reads 34 comments

  7. DeMarcus Cousins Makes Superstar Statement and Other Takeaways from NBA Sunday

    DeMarcus Cousins sent the rest of the NBA a formal invitation to his coming-out party Sunday afternoon. In the Sacramento Kings' 98-92 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, Cousins ravaged L...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 30,601 reads 81 comments

  8. Los Angeles Lakers Should Start Ed Davis over Carlos Boozer Now

    We're a mere four games into the 2014-15 season, but the Los Angeles Lakers need to make a switch at power forward...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 21,394 reads 80 comments

  9. 5 Silver Linings from Philadelphia 76ers' 1st Week of Another Bleak Season

    As expected, the Philadelphia 76ers opened the 2014-15 season with three straight losses against the Indiana Pacers , Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat . But focusing on the negatives with this team is way too easy...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 4,528 reads 23 comments

  10. Why Kobe Bryant's 19th NBA Season Will Be His Most Fascinating

    We're only four games into the Los Angeles Lakers ' 2014-15 campaign, but Kobe Bryant is quickly cementing his status as the league's most polarizing player once again...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 11,393 reads 68 comments

  11. The Most Impressive Week 1 Performances of 2014-15 NBA Season

    A thrilling first week of the 2014-15 NBA season is in the books, and it did not disappoint. From the moment the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks tipped things off on opening ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 67,691 reads 127 comments

  12. Chris Bosh Shines as Heat Leader and Other Takeaways from Saturday's NBA Action

    Any speculation regarding Chris Bosh 's inability to serve as the Miami Heat's offensive alpha dog in place of LeBron James can officially be put to rest...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 99,273 reads 245 comments

  13. Kobe Bryant Praises Jeremy Lin, Warns Lakers Not to Be 'Chumps and Pushovers'

    Kobe Bryant may be the most assertive scorer the NBA has to offer, but he's pleased with the aggression Jeremy Lin showed down the stretch of the Los Angeles Lakers ' 118-111 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers Friday night...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 130,924 reads 98 comments

  14. Why the Cavaliers Gave Aging Anderson Varejao a $30 Million Contract Extension

    With LeBron James in tow, the Cleveland Cavaliers aren't going to be bashful when it comes to signing checks. Case in point: The Cavaliers officially inked center Anderson Varejao to a three-year extension worth $30 million on Friday...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 21,190 reads 48 comments

  15. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls: Postgame Grades and Analysis

    Behind 36 points from LeBron James , the Cleveland Cavaliers (1-1) defeated the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in an overtime thriller Friday night after Derrick Rose departed in the third quarter with a left ankle sprain...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 15,312 reads 67 comments

  16. Kobe Bryant Searches for a 2nd Fiddle, and Other News from Wednesday's NBA Games

    Kobe Bryant scorched the Phoenix Suns to the tune of 31 points on 11-of-25 shooting Wednesday night, but the Los Angeles Lakers' lack of a reliable second fiddle is already taking a toll on the team's offensive productivity...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 49,204 reads 209 comments

  17. Ed Davis' Breakout Season More Important Than Ever for Los Angeles Lakers

    It's a good thing the Los Angeles Lakers invested in Ed Davis this summer because they're going to wring every last ounce of productivity out of him in the coming months...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 7,498 reads 21 comments

  18. Julius Randle Breaks Leg, Lakers Lose 1 of Few Reasons for Hope in 2014-15

    On a night that was supposed to be cause for celebration, the Los Angeles Lakers ' season took a disastrous detour...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 57,118 reads 79 comments

  19. Trends We'd Like Revived for the 2014-15 NBA Season

    Chris Douglas-Roberts is angling to lead the NBA 's next on-court revolution, but we aren't talking about the corner three or another advanced statistical practice...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 30,043 reads 38 comments

  20. Dwight Howard Says He Didn't Leave Lakers over Fear of Kobe Bryant

    Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant will forever be linked following the Los Angeles Lakers ' failed superteam experiment for the 2012-13 season, but it's the former's abrupt departure that continues to linger as a source of perceived tension...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 43,869 reads 117 comments

  21. Fantasy Basketball 2014: Deep Sleepers Who Could Be Hidden Keys to Success

    As the 2014-15 NBA season gets set to tip off, fantasy owners are rightfully brimming with optimism regarding their newly assembled teams...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 55,645 reads 24 comments

  22. Spurs vs. Rockets: Live Score and Highlights from 2014 NBA Preseason

    Behind 25 points from James Harden and 18 points from Isaiah Canaan, the Houston Rockets defeated the San Antonio Spurs 96-87 in the teams' preseason finale Friday night...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 4,801 reads 5 comments

  23. Warriors vs. Clippers: Live Score and Highlights from 2014 NBA Preseason

    The Golden State Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 125-107 Tuesday night behind 27 points and six assists from Stephen Curry . Golden State is now 5-2 in preseason play while the Clippers fell to 1-5 with the loss...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 8,773 reads 13 comments

  24. Philadelphia 76ers 2014-15 Season Preview: Roster Breakdown, Record Prediction

    Following a predictably futile 2013-14 season, the Philadelphia 76ers are primed to endure another year littered with losses and minor developmental progress, especially now that they are completely devoid of veteran playmakers ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 6,358 reads 2 comments

  25. Building the NBA's All-Underappreciated Team Entering 2014-15 Season

    NBA superstars have their games dissected intensely, and rightfully so. But as the San Antonio Spurs proved during last season's title run, it's often players on the periphery who wind up acting as decisive forces in crucial spots...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 7 months ago 33,334 reads 100 comments