1. 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 3 months ago 49,468 reads 134 comments

  2. 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 3 months ago 157,067 reads 179 comments

  3. 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 3 months ago 180,027 reads 792 comments

  4. 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 13,450 reads 22 comments

  5. 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 13,124 reads 62 comments

  6. 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 14,276 reads 41 comments

  7. 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 57,270 reads 97 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 1,893,571 reads 1427 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 20,744 reads 33 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 9,607 reads 21 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 241,164 reads 220 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 34,160 reads 97 comments

  13. Report: Houston Rockets Making Early Push to Reunite with Kyle Lowry

    Daryl Morey and the Houston Rockets have a flair for the dramatic, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that they started making waves just minutes into the free-agent negotiating period early Tuesday morning...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 15,158 reads 85 comments

  14. How to Perfectly Execute Dallas Mavericks' Aggressive Reloading Plan

    The Dallas Mavericks jump-started what promises to be a particularly active offseason when they swapped Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert, Wayne Ellington, Shane Larkin and a ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 4,587 reads 14 comments

  15. Burning Questions for 2014 NBA Free Agency

    The NBA offseason got off to a riveting start thanks to a polarizing 2014 draft, but things won't truly kick into high gear until free agency opens on July 1...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 57,502 reads 129 comments

  16. Brooklyn Nets Reportedly Lost $144 Million Last Season

    The Brooklyn Nets are in organizational limbo following a swap that sent head coach Jason Kidd to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for two second-round picks, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard and Marc Stein ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 348,878 reads 157 comments

  17. 2014 NBA Draft: Post-Draft Stock Report for All 30 Teams

    Now that the 2014 NBA draft has officially concluded, it's time to take stock of where each of the Association's 30 teams stand...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 91,285 reads 91 comments

  18. NBA Draft Trades 2014: Recapping and Grading Every Deal

    The 2014 NBA draft has come to a close, and plenty of wheeling and dealing transpired. To keep up with all of the moving and shaking, we've put together a comprehensive guide ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 150,739 reads 99 comments

  19. 2014 NBA Draft: Adreian Payne Talks Skill Set, Possible Landing Spots and More

    Following a senior season that saw his Michigan State Spartans capture a Big Ten title and advance to the Elite Eight, forward Adreian Payne is a lock to be selected in the first round of Thursday’s NBA draft...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 5,340 reads 12 comments

  20. NBA Draft 2014: Playing "Boom or Bust" with Incoming Prospects

    The NBA offseason will officially kick into high gear with the commencement of the 2014 draft, which is primed to be the most memorable since 2003...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 24,848 reads 49 comments

  21. 10 Bold Predictions for the 2014 NBA Draft

    Now that the San Antonio Spurs have officially been dubbed champions of the basketball universe, it's time to shift our attention to the future stars of the Association...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 74,679 reads 140 comments

  22. Best Potential Trade Targets for Philadelphia 76ers During 2014 NBA Draft

    As discussed previously , the Philadelphia 76ers are in prime position to control the 2014 NBA draft...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 18,188 reads 50 comments

  23. Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers: Postgame Grades and Analysis for Game 5

    The Indiana Pacers staved off elimination in a wild 93-90 Game 5 victory over the Miami Heat Wednesday night...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 months ago 10,872 reads 59 comments

  24. The Best Trade Chip Every Team Has to Dangle Before the 2014 NBA Draft

    With the NBA draft fast approaching, moving and shaking around the Association is set to kick into high gear...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 months ago 234,720 reads 92 comments

  25. The Ideal 2014 NBA Draft Prospect for Every Lottery Team

    With the NBA draft lottery order officially set and speculation ramping up, it's time to try and peg which prospects and teams could be matches made in basketball heaven come June 26...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 months ago 133,851 reads 328 comments