1. The Key to Keeping Kevin Durant in Oklahoma City? Russell Westbrook

    For the last five years, if not longer, the relationship between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook has been the subject of fascination, speculation, discussion and exaltation...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 37,794 reads 186 comments

  2. Did LeBron James Really Make the Right Decision Leaving the Miami Heat?

    For many of the NBA 's all-time greats, two words come up constantly when discussing their respective legacies: what if? What if Michael Jordan hadn't tried his hand at baseball? ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 137,101 reads 203 comments

  3. Los Angeles Clippers Relying on DeAndre Jordan's 'Huge Voice' More Than Ever

    LOS ANGELES — Watch a Los Angeles Clippers game, be it on TV or in the stands at Staples Center, and you'll see plenty of DeAndre Jordan ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 12,347 reads 27 comments

  4. Each NBA Team's Franchise Centerpiece Entering 2015-16 Season

    What makes a good centerpiece? No, not the ones you see decorating tables at Halloween and Thanksgiving, but the ones that serve as the linchpins of NBA rosters...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 73,298 reads 284 comments

  5. 1 Bold Prediction for Top 20 NBA Stars Heading into 2015-16

    Evaluating the cream of the NBA 's current crop is much easier once the real games begin. No one can predict the future, but that speculative aspect is what makes it fun, right? ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 41,063 reads 237 comments

  6. Ranking the Top 5 Candidates for Every Major NBA Award Entering 2015-16 Season

    Crystal balls are mighty popular this time of the year in the NBA . How else are we supposed to peer into the future, with only preseason scrimmages to go on? Even all of the world's ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 33,783 reads 96 comments

  7. Predicting the 1st-Time NBA All-Stars of the 2015-16 Season

    First-timers always have a part to play in the NBA All-Star Game. They're the league's lifeblood, the cream of the crop making its way steadily toward the top. In the 16 years since the All-Star Game was last cancelled in 1999, an average of 6...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 50,204 reads 148 comments

  8. With Tony Parker in Decline, Loaded Spurs Must Find Ways to Mask New Weakness

    The San Antonio Spurs don't rebuild; they reload. When age and injuries started to exact their tolls on David Robinson's body, the Spurs snagged Tim Duncan with the No. 1 pick in the 1997 NBA draft...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 49,497 reads 85 comments

  9. Everything You Need to Know About the Sacramento Kings' 2015-16 NBA Season

    The Sacramento Kings aren't waiting to move into the Golden 1 Center before they start winning again. Instead, the team is charging full-steam toward ending its nearly decade-long playoff drought before vacating Sleep Train Arena in 2016...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 7,994 reads 21 comments

  10. From Lottery Winners to Contenders, Cleveland Cavaliers Have Come a Long Way

    It was a sight that was at once surprising and disappointing in how surprising it was. Anthony Bennett, like a young Anthony Mason, barreling through the lane, rising over traffic and putting his poor opponent on a poster...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 34,797 reads 244 comments

  11. NBA's What to Watch: Heart of the Preseason Edition

    The NBA is back! Well, maybe not all the way, but preseason play is close enough. After a summer spent scrounging for hoops in summer leagues, at pro-ams across the country ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 13,025 reads 127 comments

  12. What to Watch for in Kobe Bryant's 20th and (Perhaps?) Final Season

    Kobe Bryant hasn't called it quits just yet. Every time he's been asked if the 2015-16 NBA season will be his last, he's answered with some variation of "We'll see." "Maybe it is, maybe it isn't," he said at Lakers media day...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 6,832 reads 36 comments

  13. Everything You Need to Know About the L.A. Clippers' 2015-16 NBA Season

    After dancing with disaster time and again, the Los Angeles Clippers are looking to make that all-important leap from good to great. Their last two campaigns ended in heartbreak and disappointment...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 9,599 reads 28 comments

  14. What Could Michael Jordan Have Earned in Today's NBA?

    On Oct. 6, 1993, Michael Jordan sent shock waves through the sports world by announcing his retirement from the Chicago Bulls and the NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 834,387 reads 235 comments

  15. Do Cleveland Cavaliers Have to Choose Between Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson?

    Training camp is a time for every NBA team to get a feel for what the coming season has in store. For the Cleveland Cavaliers , their return to business in Independence, Ohio, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 93,548 reads 230 comments

  16. NBA Predictions 2015-16: Win-Loss Projections for Every Team

    Do you hear that? The bouncing of balls? The squeaking of sneakers? The chirping of platitudes and cliches into microphones and audio recorders? That must mean the new NBA season is fast approaching...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 254,149 reads 824 comments

  17. New LA Clippers Face Same Old Pressures and Expectations

    The more things change, the more they stay the same for the Los Angeles Clippers . Of the 17 players wearing the team's new threads in training camp, 10 are fresh faces—as Clippers, that is...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 28,005 reads 155 comments

  18. The Most Intriguing 2015 NBA Training Camp Battles to Track

    When it comes to roster decisions, NBA training camps aren't quite as brutal as, say, their NFL counterparts. Sure, some invitees will get cut, but by and large, most teams have a sense of who their best players are at any given position...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 60,785 reads 97 comments

  19. Jordan Clarkson: 'I've Got a Chip on My Shoulder' Heading into Next Season

    LOS ANGELES — In some respects, Jordan Clarkson has already arrived. The 23-year-old University of Missouri product earned first-team All-Rookie honors last season while bringing hope to forlorn fans of the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 35,156 reads 40 comments

  20. Inside the Most Important Summer of Bradley Beal's Life

    LOS ANGELES — Time is more precious than ever for Bradley Beal . Between his professional obligations, personal plans and pursuit of a spot on Team USA for next summer's Olympics, the 22-year-old can't waste a moment, even on the hardwood...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 22,911 reads 66 comments

  21. Projecting the NBA's Best Small-Ball Teams

    The Golden State Warriors employed small ball as a tactic to outlast the lumbering Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 42,830 reads 190 comments

  22. Can Doc Rivers the Coach Validate Doc Rivers the General Manager?

    In just two years with the Los Angeles Clippers , Doc Rivers has managed to consolidate organizational power in a way that few (if any) outside the owner's box have in the NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 10,499 reads 93 comments

  23. 7 Players on the Trade Bubble Ahead of 2015 NBA Training Camp

    Training camp is a tricky time for every NBA player. If you're a rookie, it's about proving you belong. If you're a veteran, it's about showing you can still hold your own against the young bucks...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 137,883 reads 168 comments

  24. What's Holding Anthony Bennett Back from NBA Success?

    For most NBA players, August and September are the dog days on the calendar. During these late summer months, player-organized minicamps , individual workouts and promotional trips overseas soak up the time not spent relaxing with friends and family.

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 79,426 reads 151 comments

  25. How Anthony Davis' Career Arc Stacks Up Against the NBA's All-Time Greats

    Anthony Davis has made it clear he belongs among the best players in the NBA today. Last season, the 22-year-old Chicago native finished among the top 10 in scoring, rebounding, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 32,679 reads 132 comments