1. Debate: NBA Regular-Season Award Predictions for MVP and Rookie of the Year

    The NBA playoffs have rightfully swept the basketball world away in their natural drama, but before we get too invested in the postseason’s festivities, there are a few orders of business to attend to...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 15,650 reads 69 comments

  2. NBA Salutes Living Legend Gregg Popovich with Coach of the Year Award

    According to Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News , the Coach of the Year race has been formally decided and awaits only official announcement that San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will take home his second such award...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 3,127 reads 22 comments

  3. Caron Butler: A Manageable Loss

    Caron Butler is set to miss the next four to six weeks with a broken left hand, an unfortunate injury that shortens the Clippers ' bench at an obviously critical time...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 915 reads 1 comments

  4. The Microscope: Amar'e Stoudemire Shakes Things Up in New York (and More)

    The Microscope is your recurring look at the NBA 's small-scale developments—the rotational curiosities, skill showcases, coaching decisions, notable performances and changes in approach that make the league go 'round...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 3,187 reads 7 comments

  5. NBA Playoffs 2012: Mavs Coach Rick Carlisle Returns to the Chess Table

    Rick Carlisle was an excellent NBA head coach long before last year's playoffs, and yet the interactive adjustments of the postseason managed to fully cement his previous esteem...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 1,020 reads 0 comments

  6. Charlotte Bobcats Part Ways with Head Coach Paul Silas, Ho Hum

    Say he's been fired, released, let go or simply that his contract hasn't be renewed. No matter how you flavor it, the result is the same: Paul Silas will not be the head coach of ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 1,444 reads 10 comments

  7. The Microscope: NBA Playoff Rotations, Crippling Injuries and Paralyzed Offenses

    The Microscope is your recurring look at the NBA 's small-scale developments—the rotational curiosities, skill showcases, coaching decisions, notable performances and changes in approach that make the league go 'round...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 1,787 reads 1 comments

  8. Breaking Down the Orlando Magic's Hopeless Series Against the Indiana Pacers

    This series may yet bring out the basketball nihilists in all of us. Still, I can't help but wonder if this series could be a bit of fun, if only for a few games...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 1,198 reads 7 comments

  9. NBA Playoffs 2012: Spurs Are Set to Roll over the Jazz in the First Round

    The Utah Jazz fought admirably for the mere right to be in the playoffs on national television this week, and played close to their defensive peak in a demonstrative, postseason-clinching win over the Phoenix Suns ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 1,498 reads 9 comments

  10. B/R NBA Roundtable: The Scoring Title, Rookies of Interest, and the MVP

    Welcome to the B/R NBA Round Table. Our four lead writers, Ethan Sherwood Strauss, Holly MacKenzie, Bethlehem Shoals and Rob Mahoney have answered three questions about the NBA...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 10,805 reads 58 comments

  11. NBA Playoffs 2012: Previewing Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks

    Despite the potential for a seeding shakeup, the final Western Conference standings looked eerily similar to the ones we saw just a day prior, pitting last year’s Western ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 5,093 reads 20 comments

  12. NBA Playoffs 2012: Previewing Indiana Pacers vs. Orlando Magic

    The Orlando Magic without Dwight Howard aren’t really the Orlando Magic at all, and yet we’re about to see the structural integrity of a disadvantaged team and their system tested by a formidable foe in the Indiana Pacers ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 2,109 reads 4 comments

  13. Can Lakers Win the Title Without Kobe at 100 Percent?

    The Los Angeles Lakers have one of the most talented and productive cores in the entire league, but considering all of the variables at work, is it even remotely accurate to ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 3,363 reads 25 comments

  14. NBA Playoffs 2012: Previewing San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz

    The San Antonio Spurs enter familiar territory as a promising team carrying the West’s top seed against a capable eighth-seeded club, and yet it’s difficult to imagine their playoff run again ending in such premature fashion...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 3,428 reads 57 comments

  15. NBA Awards Predictions 2012: Breaking Down the Defensive Player of the Year Race

    At this particular point in time, Tyson Chandler seems a rather clear favorite for the Defensive Player of the Year award. He's made a significant, observable defensive difference for a team that badly needed his talents...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 10,951 reads 75 comments

  16. How a Depth Void Crippled an Already-Crippled NBA Team

    Per Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune (via PBT ), Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman summed up the message of the team's late-season injuries and ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 1,083 reads 4 comments

  17. The B-Side: Two Once-Injured Players, Passing Quietly in the Night

    The B-Side is a recurring feature here at Bleacher Report that gives kudos to the unheralded: the brilliantly executed set that leads to a bland layup, the swarming coverage that ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 1,245 reads 1 comments

  18. The Microscope: Al Jefferson's Passing Evolution (and More)

    The Microscope is your recurring look at the NBA 's small-scale developments—the rotational curiosities, skill showcases, coaching decisions, notable performances and changes in approach that make the league go 'round...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 978 reads 2 comments

  19. If Paul Pierce Retires, Where Will He Rank Among Greatest All-Time Celtics?

    Over the last 14 years, Paul Pierce has developed from hyper-talented 20-something to legitimate franchise anchor, from strong scorer to all-around star, and from University of Kansas product to a pillar of the Boston Celtics...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 337 reads 7 comments

  20. Phoenix Suns vs. Utah Jazz: Breaking Down Tonight's Huge Western Conference Tilt

    Tonight's matchup between the Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns should need no introduction or artificial hyping: The verdict of the game could very well decide the fate of the Suns, ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 685 reads 8 comments

  21. The B-Side: Tony Allen, Stealing Away the Identity of the Defensive Specialist

    The B-Side is a recurring feature here at Bleacher Report that gives kudos to the unheralded: the brilliantly executed set that leads to a bland layup, the swarming coverage that ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 1,526 reads 4 comments

  22. The Microscope: Bobcats Continue to Impress (and More)

    The Microscope is your recurring look at the NBA 's small-scale developments—the rotational curiosities, skill showcases, coaching decisions, notable performances and changes in approach that make the league go 'round...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 3,780 reads 14 comments

  23. Tyreke Evans and the Kings Suffer a Season of Flux

    It's been an eventful season for Kings G/F Tyreke Evans , if nothing else. The 2011-2012 regular-season campaign, abbreviated though it was, has brought him health and good fortune, ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 1,780 reads 9 comments

  24. The B-Side: Eric Bledsoe Finds a Home off the Ball

    The B-Side is a recurring feature here at Bleacher Report that gives kudos to the unheralded: the brilliantly executed set that leads to a bland layup, the swarming coverage that ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 785 reads 1 comments

  25. The Microscope: Managing Amar'e Stoudemire's Return and More

    The Microscope is your recurring look at the NBA 's small-scale developments—the rotational curiosities, skill showcases, coaching decisions, notable performances and changes in approach that make the league go 'round...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 2,052 reads 5 comments