1. Dallas Mavericks Again Turn to the Three-Guard Lineup

    One could make a laundry list of reasons detailing why Rick Carlisle is a brilliant basketball coach, but chief among them is his flexibility...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 1,814 reads 2 comments

  2. The B-Side: Reducing an Inbound Set to Brutal Simplicity

    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 1,571 reads 1 comments

  3. The Microscope: Chicago and Miami, Bringing out the Best in Each Other (& 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 1,040 reads 2 comments

  4. Boston Adds Depth for Depth's Sake with Likely Signing of Sean Williams

    Sometimes, a player acquisition doesn't have to add legitimate value to make legitimate sense. According to Marc Stein of ESPN...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 6,602 reads 16 comments

  5. Craig Smith: Rhino, Caged

    In all of its various forms, "tanking" does offer something of a release for a team and its fans. The pressure to win evaporates, and in its place is a freedom of play and rotational ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 992 reads 2 comments

  6. The B-Side: Seeing Isaiah Thomas for Isaiah Thomas

    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 6,582 reads 12 comments

  7. The Microscope: Westbrook's Troubling Inefficiency (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 2,538 reads 3 comments

  8. New Orleans Hornets' Greivis Vasquez Sneaks into Viability

    The New Orleans Hornets were never to play a season of consequence. In the wake of Chris Paul 's departure, all this franchise had was the promise of ping pong balls, a hope that ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 1,322 reads 0 comments

  9. Denver's Star-Less Offense Is Working Just Fine, Thank You

    Whenever a team lacking an established superstar makes a run of any kind, the whispers in response may as well be scripted...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 834 reads 6 comments

  10. The Calculus of the Celtics' Near-Detonation at the Trade Deadline

    Danny Ainge's willingness to trade just about any member of his roster has functioned as trade-rumor undercurrent for the better part of this season, but today, courtesy of Yahoo's ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 14,416 reads 44 comments

  11. The Microscope: The Survival of San Antonio's Bigs (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 1,470 reads 6 comments

  12. Lakers Transform from Pseudo-Contender into a Different Kind of Pseudo-Contender

    The Lakers have predictably lived in a state of turmoil this season. Mike Brown's effectiveness and job security have been debated at every turn. Kobe Bryant has been both propped up and criticized consistently...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 12,753 reads 30 comments

  13. The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Cold Turn of the Basketball Fates

    The Minnesota Timberwolves remain one of the NBA 's up-and-comers, but their season of promise will end in wraps and painkillers...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 1,611 reads 4 comments

  14. Local Identity Through the Prism of the New Orleans Hornets

    A team's moniker may not register much in basketball terms aside from a groan-worthy pun or seven, but the branding and iconography of a professional sports team still matters quite a bit in the sphere of local identity...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 940 reads 4 comments

  15. The Microscope: A Tip of the Hat to Vinny Del Negro (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 847 reads 1 comments

  16. On Morris Almond and the Hard Knocks of Scorers on the Fringe

    Morris Almond 's NBA career to date has lasted but 34 games and less than 300 minutes. He's bounced between the D-League, Spain, Italy and NBA training camps, with gigs of every kind in tow except for the one he's truly chasing...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 5,128 reads 5 comments

  17. The Microscope: Rodney Stuckey's Free-Throw Parade (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 1,104 reads 1 comments

  18. Lamar Odom: The Domino That Never Fell

    When the initial deal that would have made Chris Paul a Los Angeles Laker was nixed by NBA commissioner David Stern, a flurry of subsequent moves were either done or undone...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 2,596 reads 1 comments

  19. Hornets Finally Pull in a Legitimate Owner with Arena Deal Squared Away

    The big news of the day, if it isn't sufficiently obscured by the Maloof brothers making complete fools of themselves and their faux agreement with the city of Sacramento : The ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 2,425 reads 11 comments

  20. The Microscope: Chicago and Miami's Apositional Defense (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 3,839 reads 37 comments

  21. Carmelo Anthony Moves to Power Forward, But to What End?

    It's become too much of a trend to write it off as mere coincidence: Carmelo Anthony is now nine games into his stint as the starting power forward for the New York Knicks , and is playing far and away his best basketball of the season...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 11,547 reads 40 comments

  22. Shawn Marion: Just a Basketball Player Among Basketball Players

    When basketball players are broached on the subject of their natural position, their most suitable position or the prospect of a positional switch, they often respond with a very specific response: "I'm just a basketball player...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 1,834 reads 1 comments

  23. The Microscope: The Non-Issue of Boston Celtics' Pecking Order (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 1,550 reads 0 comments

  24. D-League Sets New Marks, Takes Big Strides as a Legitimate Minor League System

    Good news abound from the NBA D-League: This season, in all of its weird, abbreviated glory, has set record marks for both call-ups and assignments between NBA clubs and their D-League affiliates, per a league release...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 664 reads 0 comments

  25. Where Do the Charlotte Bobcats Go from Here?

    A rebuild without a draft jackpot is often a long, thankless process. Not every NBA team can find a Kevin Durant or a Derrick Rose , after all, and those that go without are left ...

    Rob Mahoney Written by Rob Mahoney about over 2 years ago 8,897 reads 77 comments