1. Hassan Whiteside Providing Reason to Believe the Hype Is for Real

    Fourteen points, 13 rebounds, a franchise-record 12 blocks and one nationally-televised win later, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is basking in the NBA spotlight...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 46,009 reads 148 comments

  2. 10 Bold Predictions for the 2nd Half of the 2015 NBA Season

    With the first half of the 2014-15 NBA season in the books, it's time for teams across the association to take off the training wheels and let loose as the fight for playoff positioning kicks into high gear...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 118,680 reads 223 comments

  3. Blazers Bet Season on Half-Healthy LaMarcus Aldridge and Saturday NBA Takeaways

    Just when it looked like the Portland Trail Blazers ' season would be engulfed by question marks and a potential slide down the Western Conference standings, star forward LaMarcus Aldridge made the boldest of choices...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 9,393 reads 37 comments

  4. Stats That Defined the NBA Season's 1st Half

    Come one, come all and step right up to admire the statistical marvels of the NBA 's first half. With the midway point fading in the rearview mirror, it's time to examine the numbers, ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 29,854 reads 31 comments

  5. Thunder Rolling with Toughest Test Ahead and Other Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    It wasn't pretty, and it didn't come without a handful of anxious moments, but the Oklahoma City Thunder are officially rolling after a thrilling 105-103 overtime victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday evening...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 18,588 reads 78 comments

  6. The NBA's Defensive Stars of Tomorrow

    By now, you're familiar with the defensive brilliance of third-year talents Anthony Davis and Draymond Green ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 12,961 reads 44 comments

  7. Marcus Smart Beginning to Rewrite Scouting Report on Young NBA Career

    With his muscular frame and determined mindset, Marcus Smart is tearing down any rookie wall that was supposed to stand in his way...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 16,858 reads 40 comments

  8. 2015 NBA Playoff Hopefuls in Precarious Positions

    The top seed in each NBA conference may be protected by the sustained dominance of the Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors, but rising levels of uncertainty have the potential to envelop teams residing outside of that elite cocoon...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 13,383 reads 46 comments

  9. Ranking Midseason Contenders for the 2015 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award

    Welcome to the new NBA , where Defensive Player of the Year candidates aren't just evaluated based on superficial steal and block totals...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 38,791 reads 108 comments

  10. Don't Look Now, but Here Come Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs

    Treading water has never been a San Antonio Spurs staple, but that’s exactly what they were forced to do in Kawhi Leonard ’s absence. With Leonard sidelined from Dec...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 22,515 reads 62 comments

  11. Predicting Final Destinations for the Hottest Names on the 2015 NBA Trade Market

    NBA general managers have been working the phones at a frenetic pace this season and aren't showing signs of slowing down anytime soon...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 111,910 reads 148 comments

  12. Brandon Jennings Is a Changed Man in the Detroit Pistons' Post-Josh Smith Era

    Whether they thought it would have an effect this profound or not, the Detroit Pistons ' decision to waive Josh Smith has produced an endless list of beneficiaries. Atop that rolling index, though, sits Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 26,313 reads 30 comments

  13. Stephen Curry Passes James Harden in MVP Race and Other Saturday NBA Takeaways

    Stephen Curry isn't just the NBA 's most dominant point guard. He's also a polished debate team captain...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 75,377 reads 443 comments

  14. Time to Pump Brakes on Toronto Raptors' NBA Title Aspirations

    Once seemingly infallible in the midst of a torrid 23-8 start, the Toronto Raptors have plummeted out of the stratosphere and back into a middling layer of the NBA atmosphere...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 13,004 reads 84 comments

  15. Appraising the Trade Market for Michael Carter-Williams

    It's not often malleable second-year talents like Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams generate buzz on the NBA trade block...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 10,439 reads 41 comments

  16. The Case for DeMarcus Cousins as a Top-5 NBA Player in 2015

    A year ago, it would have been fair to say DeMarcus Cousins was putting a down payment on a residency in the NBA 's gated community cordoned off for the league's elite...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 2,867 reads 36 comments

  17. LeBron James Must Steady Cleveland Cavaliers and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    Following a two-week layoff, LeBron James returned to operating from a position of elite basketball acuity against the Phoenix Suns. His teammates just couldn't provide enough ancillary reinforcements to make his efforts worthwhile...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 50,922 reads 224 comments

  18. Nikola Vucevic Helping Expedite Orlando Magic's Rebuild

    Of the principal pieces dealt in the 2012 summer blockbuster among the Denver Nuggets , Los Angeles Lakers , Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers , Nikola Vucevic is the only one still paying dividends for the team that traded for him...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 2,674 reads 6 comments

  19. Which Atlantic Division Rebuild Is in the Best Shape to Sustain NBA Success?

    The Atlantic Division is in a state of (self-inflicted) peril. Outside of the flourishing Toronto Raptors, the NBA 's northeastern-most sect of big-market basketball has transformed ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 26,997 reads 123 comments

  20. Kevin Garnett's Act Takes Another Unfortunate Turn

    Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett has a longstanding reputation as one of the NBA 's most controversial on-court instigators...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 95,409 reads 213 comments

  21. Stephen Curry Jumps to No. 2 Behind LeBron James in NBA Jersey Sales

    Along with MVP front-runner and probable All-Star starter, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry can add prolific jersey salesman to his rapidly expanding resume. Thanks to his brilliant on-court exploits, Curry now ranks No...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 30,786 reads 45 comments

  22. Stock Up, Stock Down for the NBA's Biggest 2015 Trade Chips

    A midseason frenzy of epic proportions has flipped the NBA 's trade market on its side. While teams generally choose to wait and shuffle their chips around the league-mandated deadline, ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 96,829 reads 167 comments

  23. Sixers Are No Longer League's Laughingstock and Other Saturday NBA Takeaways

    The Philadelphia 76ers —supposed NBA laughingstocks —are sick of your tired tanking jokes...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 127,663 reads 159 comments

  24. Pathway to Success Is Clear for Dion Waiters with Oklahoma City Thunder

    Dion Waiters may be a scorned target in heated debates regarding inefficient volume scoring practices, but the Oklahoma City Thunder can provide their most recent acquisition with an environment and role conducive to prosperity in the months ahead..

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 49,908 reads 136 comments

  25. New Orleans Pelicans Grab Another Signature Win with Critical Stretch Coming Up

    The New Orleans Pelicans have had some trouble navigating the ebbs and flows of a rocky regular season, but the past few weeks have provided hope that their explosive potential can be reached sooner rather than later...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 9,522 reads 51 comments