1. Houston Rockets Are Officially NBA's 'Moneyball' Team

    It's finally happened for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey. He's been long questioned and long insulted, fairly and unfairly since taking the job in 2007. His general managing career seemed like a drum roll that went on and on...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 56,353 reads 110 comments

  2. 5 Takeaways from Monday Night's Tilted NBA Action

    This was supposed to be a better night in the Association. Instead, we got three blowouts. Actually, if we're counting the not-close Mavericks - Timberwolves game, we got four blowouts Monday night...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 33,104 reads 199 comments

  3. 5 Roadblocks in the Miami Heat's NBA Title Repeat Quest

    The Miami Heat should be favorites to win an NBA championship this season, even if they aren't currently the league's best team. So much of that has to do with the East, and how weak it is compared to the squads out West...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 10,729 reads 52 comments

  4. NBA Power Rankings: Where Every Team Stands Heading into Week 12

    The playoff picture is emerging, and it's submerging hopes of certain fanbases. If the Los Angeles Lakers are your team, you're coming to grips with the prospect that your superteam might be a long shot for the postseason...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 173,831 reads 455 comments

  5. Is Jared Sullinger the Answer to Fix Boston Celtics Rebounding Woes?

    The Boston Celtics have famously gotten worse at rebounding over the years and today, they rank second to dead last in the league in overall rebound rate. The ability to rebound often fades with age, as players slowly lose their hops and speed...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 185 reads 29 comments

  6. Trade Scenarios to Upgrade the Lakers' Woeful Bench

    It's gotten bad in Laker Land, with Dwight Howard suffering a torn labrum , and Pau Gasol suffering a concussion...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 41,534 reads 217 comments

  7. NBA Players Who Need More Minutes

    Coaches are often imperfect beings when it comes to doling out playing time. Loyalty to certain veterans can get in the way of proper decisions as can the attempt to justify a team's bad contract...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 17,827 reads 52 comments

  8. NBA Fans Must Stop Overlooking Kevin Durant's Evolution

    In terms of regular-season production, the gap between LeBron James and Kevin Durant has closed. For now, LeBron leads narrowly in PER, and KD leads the league in basketball reference's win shares...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 2,610 reads 11 comments

  9. Is Kobe Bryant's Defense Holding LA Lakers Back?

    Kobe Bryant is having a great season, but so much of that is because we define "great season" by what a player does on offense...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 3,930 reads 52 comments

  10. 5 Takeaways from Wednesday Night's Laker-Hating NBA Action

    The United States of America has many traditions. We barbecue on the Fourth of July, eat turkey on Thanksgiving and watch football on Sundays. We also have another tradition brewing...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 24,198 reads 103 comments

  11. Early Favorites for Every Major NBA Award

    This NBA season is shaping up to be one of change. The Golden State Warriors are good; the Los Angeles Lakers are not. James Harden has more trade value than all but five players in the league...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 40,740 reads 232 comments

  12. Buying or Selling the Latest Rudy Gay Trade Rumors

    Rudy Gay is on the trade market, which is no surprise now that stats-savvy John Hollinger is on board with the Memphis Grizzlies . Gay is of the canon of overrated scorers...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 20,615 reads 71 comments

  13. NBA Superstars Declining Before Our Very Eyes

    Thanks to modern medical technology, NBA players don't decline like they used to. These days, superstars can be their incredible selves, all the way into their mid-30s...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 25,376 reads 50 comments

  14. NBA Trade Targets Teams Should Avoid

    It's trade season in the NBA , as many teams now know they're either not making the playoffs, have sunk below expectations or are looking to make an extra push. In order to close that gap, franchises are desperate to make the right move...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 22,850 reads 51 comments

  15. Breaking Down How LeBron James Has Improved His Free Throw Stroke

    LeBron James struggled with free throws early in the season, to the point where Heat Index writer Brian Windhorst wrote an extensive piece on his issues at the line...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 10,422 reads 15 comments

  16. Lakers Injuries, Expectations Missing Bigger Point of LA's Roster Flaws

    The Los Angeles Lakers are flailing and failing out in public. To make matters worse, Dwight Howard is out with a torn labrum and Pau Gasol is out with a concussion ( via ESPN...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 5,074 reads 55 comments

  17. 5 Takeaways from Monday Night's Contentious NBA Action

    If you watched a snoozer of a college football game, you missed out. The battle between the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics was better, even if the stakes were lower. We were witnesses to how the Eastern Conference can matter again...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 16,704 reads 124 comments

  18. NBA's Best Risk vs. Reward Contract Bargains at Each Position

    The best bargains in the NBA are rookies and superstars. This is due to mandatory contract restrictions, the likes of which often lead to the underpayment of the sport's most thrilling talents...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 23,098 reads 73 comments

  19. Should Dallas Mavericks Build Future Around Dirk Nowitzki?

    According to ESPN Dallas , Dirk Nowitzki is already publicly speculating about his future with the team...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 224 reads 26 comments

  20. NBA Power Rankings: Where Every Team Stands Heading into Week 11

    Sometimes we forget that there are teams other than the Los Angeles Lakers . So thoroughly has L.A. dominated the NBA media news cycle that we're ignoring all the great stories that happen while the Lakers sputter and flail...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 236,855 reads 247 comments

  21. Updated Predictions for 2012-13 All-NBA Teams

    There are those who call the NBA All-Star Game a mere popularity contest. I'm not a fan of such thinking, as I believe that stardom should be merit-based. May the best guys get the biggest accolades...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 34,456 reads 333 comments

  22. Is This the Beginning of the End for Dirk Nowitzki?

    I used to think that Dirk Nowitzki could play till he's 50 years old. Two qualities keep an NBA career lengthy: You must be tall and you must be able to shoot...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 3,395 reads 16 comments

  23. David Lee Is Propelling Golden State Warriors Beyond Expectations

    If we're deciding today, David Lee is an All-Star. There's just no real way around it, much as I might try to find one...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 3,922 reads 26 comments

  24. 5 Takeaways from Wednesday Night's Nostalgic NBA Action

    We saw a championship rematch Wednesday night that featured two teams in vastly different positions. Back in the summer of 2011, we might have assumed that the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat would see each other again in a more equal capacity...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 16,632 reads 75 comments

  25. Most One-Dimensional Stars in the NBA

    Kevin Durant is pictured above because he used to be less than three-dimensional. Often dismissed as a mere scorer, KD has grown his game. His passing has improved to the tune of four assists per evening...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 9,506 reads 107 comments