1. Kobe Bryant Says Anthony Davis Could Be One of Greatest Power Forwards Ever

    Tim Duncan. Karl Malone. Charles Barkley. Dirk Nowitzki . Anthony Davis? According to Kobe Bryant , the 21-year-old phenom is on track to be grouped among that esteemed crop of power forwards when his career comes to a close...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 months ago 47,812 reads 92 comments

  2. Phoenix Suns Must Make Early Run in Wide-Open Western Conference

    The Phoenix Suns have started a modest 4-3, but the time has come for Jeff Hornacek 's club to seize the moment and make a run up the Western Conference standings...

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  3. LeBron James-Anthony Davis Pressure Gap on Display and Monday's NBA Takeaways

    It was only a matter of time before LeBron James stabilized the Cleveland Cavaliers offense with a statistical outburst, and that's exactly what happened Monday night...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 months ago 67,293 reads 108 comments

  4. Dallas Mavericks Will Be Beautiful, Frustrating Work-in-Progress

    The Dallas Mavericks may own the NBA 's top-ranked offense, but a team possessing several new pieces isn't going to resemble a homogeneous, well-oiled machine in less than a month...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 months ago 2,437 reads 40 comments

  5. Finding Perfect Rotation for the Philadelphia 76ers

    The Philadelphia 76ers ' roster is still a major work in progress, but head coach Brett Brown is slowly discovering what his most reliable rotation looks like...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 months ago 4,438 reads 11 comments

  6. Miami Heat Proving They're Still a Threat and Other Sunday NBA Takeaways

    The Miami Heat (5-2) must not be big fans of narratives, because they're shredding the one that was supposed to dominate a 2014-15 season sans LeBron James...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 months ago 81,949 reads 222 comments

  7. Los Angeles Clippers Need More Than They're Getting from Blake Griffin

    The Los Angeles Clippers ' 4-2 start has been anything but auspicious, and Blake Griffin 's shoddy offensive production has been one reason why. Although Griffin is averaging a career-high 24...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 months ago 4,212 reads 15 comments

  8. Miami Heat Taking Page from San Antonio Spurs Book

    Defeat is a funny thing in that it can breed a sense of doubt in even the most successful operations. But the Miami Heat , possessing organizational fortitude in spades, seem to represent an exception to that rule...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 months ago 14,294 reads 26 comments

  9. New Orleans Pelicans Making Convincing Strides with Big Test Ahead

    The New Orleans Pelicans (3-2) are fighting an uphill battle to validate their status as playoff contenders in the Western Conference, but they took a step in the right direction with a 100-99 win over the San Antonio Spurs (2-3) on Saturday night..

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 months ago 2,309 reads 7 comments

  10. L.A. Clippers Finally Showing Signs of Expected Excellence After Slow Start

    It took six games to work out some kinks, but the Los Angeles Clippers (4-2) finally showed signs of the excellence we've become accustomed to in Saturday afternoon's 106-102 win over the Portland Trail Blazers (3-3)...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 months ago 6,629 reads 25 comments

  11. San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets: Postgame Grades and Analysis

    On a night when the San Antonio Spurs were without the services of Tim Duncan (rest), Manu Ginobili (rest), Marco Belinelli (groin strain) and Tiago Splitter (calf tightness), the ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 months ago 6,264 reads 22 comments

  12. Pau Gasol Leads Bulls as Derrick Rose Adjusts and Other Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    Derrick Rose 's return to form was supposed to be the narrative that defined the Chicago Bulls' forgiving early-season schedule...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 months ago 30,004 reads 82 comments

  13. 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...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 months ago 3,594 reads 6 comments

  14. 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 5 months ago 3,511 reads 11 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 29,411 reads 99 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 11,629 reads 17 comments

  17. 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 5 months ago 41,253 reads 194 comments

  18. 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 5 months ago 19,011 reads 34 comments

  19. 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 5 months ago 30,597 reads 81 comments

  20. 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 5 months ago 21,376 reads 80 comments

  21. 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 5 months ago 4,527 reads 23 comments

  22. 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 5 months ago 11,389 reads 68 comments

  23. 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 5 months ago 67,668 reads 127 comments

  24. 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 5 months ago 99,272 reads 245 comments

  25. 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...

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