1. Clippers, Warriors Are NBA's Greatest Rivals, and It's Not Even Close

    Intradivision rivalries are few and far between in today's NBA , but there may be hope yet for the revival of bad blood and vitriol if the Los Angeles Clippers and top-seeded Golden State Warriors wind up on a collision course come playoff time...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 26,056 reads 206 comments

  2. Is Patrick Beverley Injury Actually a Blessing in Disguise for Houston Rockets?

    For the Houston Rockets , it's one step forward and another step back on the injury front. Or is it? Just as Dwight Howard returned from a knee injury, point guard Patrick Beverley is hitting the shelf with a wrist injury...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 11,585 reads 27 comments

  3. Saturday NBA Roundup: Hero-Ball Efforts Fall Short for Russell Westbrook, OKC

    It was too little, too late, but Russell Westbrook should have no shame after drastically reversing course and nearly lifting the Oklahoma City Thunder (41-32) to an improbable come-from-behind victory Saturday night...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 43,056 reads 250 comments

  4. How Every Projected 2015 NBA Playoff Team Can Shatter Expectations

    With fewer than three weeks to go until the NBA 's regular season concludes, each playoff team's ceiling has been well-established...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 71,707 reads 228 comments

  5. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Playoff Race Out East Only Masking Disparity with West

    This season, the Eastern Conference is where certainty has gone to die. Between sub-.500 teams lining up to punch their postseason tickets and maddening night-to-night inconsistencies, clarity has been nothing more than an elusive pipe dream...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 79,195 reads 354 comments

  6. Andre Iguodala Reminding NBA of His Impact, Golden State Warriors' Insane Depth

    The Golden State Warriors didn't make any moves at the NBA trade deadline, and rightfully so. But little did they know, the emergence of one of their own would represent the team's most significant midseason acquisition...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 17,180 reads 66 comments

  7. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Mavericks' Win Masks Backcourt-Chemistry Issues for a Night

    In times of turmoil, displays of resiliency can help quell concerns over chemical imbalances. But when it comes to the Dallas Mavericks, backcourt issues may be too significant to ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 23,352 reads 99 comments

  8. DeMarcus Cousins Calls Sacramento Kings' Season a Complete Circus

    There haven't been any clowns or trapeze artists, but the Sacramento Kings ' 2014-15 season has resembled a circus...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 10,848 reads 39 comments

  9. Monday NBA Roundup: James Harden's Scoring Crown Key to Rockets' Playoff Push

    Call James Harden the "Iron Chef of Houston," because when he's cooking, the Houston Rockets (47-23) can't be stopped...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 44,524 reads 401 comments

  10. NBA Reality Shows We Want to See

    The NBA is already the greatest reality show on TV thanks to the breadth and depth of eclectic personalities it has to offer...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 24,206 reads 53 comments

  11. OKC Thunder Hanging on for Dear Life and Other Sunday NBA Takeaways

    No Kevin Durant , no Serge Ibaka , no problem for Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. As if Westbrook wasn't already defying logic individually, the Thunder ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 44,207 reads 175 comments

  12. Portland Trail Blazers Look Like Playoff Pretenders and Saturday NBA Takeaways

    Winter officially ended Friday, but conditions in the Pacific Northwest have been conducive to cooling lately...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 28,678 reads 131 comments

  13. Breaking Down Steve Nash's Legendary Hall of Fame Career by the Numbers

    On the basketball court, Steve Nash was a transcendent talent who revolutionized modern point guard play, and for that reason alone, his illustrious career deserves to be celebrated...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 56,455 reads 155 comments

  14. Buying or Selling Nerlens Noel as Future NBA Star

    In just his first NBA season, Nerlens Noel has developed into a defensive mastermind, regularly redirecting attempted shots skyward while poking opponents' post-entry passes away from their intended targets...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 14,536 reads 50 comments

  15. New York Knicks Stun San Antonio Spurs and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    March Madness will officially kick into high gear Thursday afternoon, but the New York Knicks decided to crash the party and get things started a couple of days early...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 24,654 reads 106 comments

  16. Kevin Love and Cleveland Cavaliers Are Good Together but Might Be Better Apart

    Kevin Love has graciously accepted a diminished role with the Cleveland Cavaliers , but that isn't a reason for either side to get complacent...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 41,069 reads 207 comments

  17. The Path Is Clear for New Orleans Pelicans to Sneak into 2015 NBA Playoffs

    For a second, it appeared as though the Oklahoma City Thunder had a leg up on the New Orleans Pelicans ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 9,403 reads 38 comments

  18. We'll Never Know How Good 2014-15 OKC Thunder Could Have Been

    Whoever's in possession of the Oklahoma City Thunder voodoo doll needs to relinquish control immediately...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 11,789 reads 60 comments

  19. LeBron James Returns to Miami a New Man, with a New Contender

    LeBron James ' last regular-season trip to South Beach was mired in transitional uncertainty. The Cleveland Cavaliers had yet to form an identity, their stars were trying to delicately ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 34,000 reads 174 comments

  20. Russell Westbrook Carrying OKC Thunder When It Matters Most

    When The Fast and the Furious 8 is inevitably released, the subtitle should read "The Russell Westbrook Story." That's the sort of high praise Westbrook deserves as he posts averages of 35...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 19,784 reads 104 comments

  21. Saturday NBA Roundup: Eastern Conference Playoff Race Can't Be Ignored

    Compared to their star-studded Western Conference counterparts, postseason hopefuls at the bottom of the Eastern Conference playoff picture have largely been ignored...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 53,589 reads 156 comments

  22. Who Has the Edge in Race for Western Conference No. 8 Seed: Pelicans or Thunder?

    So much for the Oklahoma City Thunder's ironclad case as the Western Conference's No. 8 seed. Since the All-Star break, the New Orleans Pelicans (36-29) have been torching the competition despite encountering a slew of injuries...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 31,034 reads 151 comments

  23. Can Tony Allen Save the Memphis Grizzlies from Their Late-Season Slump?

    In theory, the Memphis Grizzlies ' acquisition of Jeff Green from the Boston Celtics was the low-risk, high-reward solution needed to liven up the team's perimeter offerings...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 15,353 reads 25 comments

  24. OKC Thunder GM Sam Presti Says Trading Kevin Durant Would Be 'Ludicrous'

    Russell Westbrook has been positively brilliant since Kevin Durant underwent a minor procedure on his right foot three weeks ago, but has his play somehow made the reigning MVP ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 17,151 reads 58 comments

  25. Potential 2016 NBA Free Agents Who Could Make a Killing with Projected Cap Spike

    The summers of 2010 and 2014 were legendary by NBA free agency standards, but 2016 is primed to be the most hectic signing period we've ever seen...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 32,049 reads 54 comments