1. Best NBA Dunk Contest Slams Ever

    Topping the last two years of the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest will be a tall order for 2017's contestants. Aaron Gordon , who pushed Zach LaVine to the brink in Toronto last year, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 days ago 112,466 reads 0 comments

  2. 10 Franchises Who Succeeded After Losing a Big Star

    Afraid of making excuses, sports teams will always state the "next man up" line after losing a vital contributor. Although it's the mindset fans and the media want to hear, replacing a star is never so simple...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 15 days ago 608 reads 0 comments

  3. Fun with the NBA Trade Machine: Deals That Should, but Likely Won't, Happen

    Come one, come all. You're just in time to witness contrived chaos in advance of the NBA 's Feb. 23 trade deadline! Theorized madness is, after all, why the Trade Machine exists in the first place...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 15 days ago 160,269 reads 0 comments

  4. NBA Trade Deadline 2017: B/R Staff Pre-All Star Trade Deadline Predictions

    In light of the smog-thick haze engulfing the NBA mere weeks before its Feb. 23 trade deadline, 14 Bleacher Report writers received the go-ahead to expense fully functioning*, top-of-the-line crystal balls...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Bleacher Report NBA Staff about 16 days ago 494,886 reads 0 comments

  5. 2017 NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up After 50 Games

    Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are capitalizing on a corps of contenders working through flaws of one sort or another...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 22 days ago 144,429 reads 0 comments

  6. Dwight Howard Exacts Revenge Against Houston Rockets and Thursday NBA Takeaways

    The Atlanta Hawks, riding the contributions of Malcolm Delaney, DeAndre' Bembry and a red-hot Tim Hardaway Jr., stormed back from a seemingly insurmountable fourth-quarter deficit against the Houston Rockets, stealing a 113-108 victory Thursday...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 23 days ago 30,107 reads 0 comments

  7. Hawks vs. Rockets: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2017 Regular Season

    The Atlanta Hawks outscored the Houston Rockets 40-22 in the fourth quarter to come from behind and earn a 113-108 road victory Thursday night...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 23 days ago 3,361 reads 0 comments

  8. 2017 NBA Trade Rumors: Buying or Selling the Latest Potential Deals

    Feel that? It's a rush of wind generated by the NBA 's fast-approaching Feb. 23 trade deadline. Before we let it sweep us off our feet, there are potential deals to discuss...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 25 days ago 179,159 reads 0 comments

  9. Big Man Power Rankings: Is Joel Embiid Really the NBA's Most Skilled?

    James Harden is ready to crown Joel Embiid the king of NBA big men. "Offensively, he's just skilled, man," Harden said in a postgame interview Friday. "He's probably the most skilled big man we have in this league, man...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 26 days ago 129,151 reads 0 comments

  10. Knicks vs. Hawks: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2017 Regular Season

    Sunday's contest between the New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks didn't stand out for any particular reason when the NBA schedule was released, but it will surely be one of the most memorable contests of the entire season...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 27 days ago 14,354 reads 0 comments

  11. Kristaps Porzingis Gets Revenge on Dwight Howard with 1-Handed Poster Dunk

    Last year, Dwight Howard put Kristaps Porzingis on a poster. Ever since then, the New York Knicks star has had his mind on revenge. The 7'3" Latvian got it Sunday...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 27 days ago 5,116 reads 0 comments

  12. Hawks' Dennis Schroder Cracks Up as Dwight Howard Describes Team's 'Good D'

    According to Basketball-Reference.com , the Atlanta Hawks rank fifth in the NBA in defensive rating, allowing 105.6 points per 100 possessions. Dwight Howard 's postgame interview would have gone smoother if he had said that...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 30 days ago 36,952 reads 0 comments