1. NBA Schedule 2016-17: The 1 Game You Can't Miss for Every Team

    How's your calendar looking these days? Still a clean slate? Or have you already highlighted the biggest dates on the NBA schedule? It can be a tall order to sort through all 1,230 games on the Association's slate...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 19,286 reads 55 comments

  2. 17 Bold Predictions for the 2016-17 NBA Season

    If you have any predictions about the upcoming NBA season, you’d better lay them down now. Once the Cleveland Cavaliers tip off their title defense against the New York Knicks next Tuesday, the 2016-17 campaign will officially be underway...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 45,719 reads 49 comments

  3. NBA Preseason 2016: Winners and Losers so Far

    For those who’ve been craving pro hoops since the thrilling finish to the 2016 Finals, even modest morsels plied from exhibition games can be a godsend...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 39,731 reads 47 comments

  4. LA Clippers Insider: Blake Griffin Is Destined for the Season of His Career

    Blake Griffin wouldn't listen. It was the first day of Los Angeles Clippers training camp at the University of California, Irvine and Griffin's first practice since a quad injury knocked him out of the playoffs in April...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 19,395 reads 38 comments

  5. 10 NBA Players Who Will Average 25-Plus Points Per Game in 2016-17

    For NBA scorers, 20 points per game is a solid baseline, but it’s right around 25 per night that superstars separate themselves from the pack...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 37,103 reads 119 comments

  6. Engineering the Leap: An NBA Supertrainer's Plan for DC's Prized Sophomore

    One after another, the Washington Wizards marched in for their exit interviews with owner Ted Leonsis and general manager Ernie Grunfeld. After a disappointing 2015-16 campaign that ended with a ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 19,249 reads 18 comments

  7. NBA Predictions 2016-17: The Next Big Breakout Star at Each Position

    For the Roman philosopher Seneca the Younger , luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. In the NBA , that same formula isn't the only thing needed for a breakout campaign, but it's a necessary part...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 97,655 reads 133 comments

  8. Los Angeles Clippers Complete 2016-17 Season Preview

    The Los Angeles Clippers will tip off the 2016-17 season where the last one ended: at the Moda Center against the Portland Trail Blazers . Game 6 in Rip City punctuated yet another disappointing Clippers demise...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 5,909 reads 12 comments

  9. LA Clippers Notebook: The Clock Is Running out for Blake Griffin, CP3 and Doc

    PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — There’s something different about the Los Angeles Clippers this season. Is it a slimmer, trimmer Chris Paul ? No, he didn’t lose any weight, he insisted during the team’s media day...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 12,041 reads 24 comments

  10. Inside the Making of Stanley Johnson, Detroit Pistons' Superstar-in-Waiting

    As a rising star at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California, Stanley Johnson might have stood in front of a mirror and seen something similar to LeBron James: a tall, thick frame—strong but not stocky, built but still growing ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 45,888 reads 46 comments

  11. Predicting Which Top-20 NBA Rookies Will Be 2016-17 Studs or Duds

    If the 2015-16 season was your introduction to the NBA , you probably have great expectations for what a rookie class can and should be. Last year's crop of debutantes was one of the most productive in recent memory...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 59,576 reads 75 comments

  12. NBA Superstars with the Most on the Line Entering 2016-17

    LeBron James is off the hook. This past spring, he fulfilled his promise, carrying the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first NBA championship and, in doing so, vanquishing the city's 52-year pro sports title drought...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 30,371 reads 108 comments

  13. The Top 3 NBA Breakout Candidates at Every Position Entering 2016-17

    If you look up "most improved" in the (basketball) dictionary, you may well find a picture of C.J. McCollum—and not just because he won the NBA 's award for that last season...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 88,865 reads 138 comments

  14. USA Men's Basketball Team Finds Another Way to Mask Ominous Flaws

    Four games into the 2016 Olympics men's basketball tournament in Rio de Janeiro , several glaring weaknesses remained for Team USA's men's basketball giants despite its clean slate...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 58,927 reads 122 comments

  15. Young NBA Prospects Who Must Turn Potential into Production in 2016-17

    Like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, the process of transforming a prospect into a bona fide NBA rotation player requires nurturing, time and patience—much more for some than for others...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 173,070 reads 246 comments

  16. Don't Count LA Lakers Out of the Russell Westbrook Hunt Just Yet

    The Los Angeles Lakers showed significant vital signs during this year's NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. D'Angelo Russell knocked down clutch shots, commanded L.A.'s offense and poured in 21...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 58,998 reads 41 comments

  17. Best- and Worst-Case NBA Comparisons for the Top 10 Rookies in 2016-17

    Comparing college and international kids to seasoned NBA veterans before the draft is no easy feat—and it wasn't mine to complete this year ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 57,588 reads 150 comments

  18. NBA Summer League 2016: Top Takeaways from July 15 in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS — Friday was Getaway Day at NBA Summer League . For pretty much everyone affiliated with the 16 teams that participated, the end couldn’t come soon enough...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 8 months ago 69,719 reads 125 comments

  19. NBA Summer League 2016: Top Takeaways from July 14 in Las Vegas

    It’s become an annual tradition at  Las Vegas' NBA Summer League: A parade of Big Blue. From John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins , to Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 30,502 reads 30 comments

  20. NBA Summer League 2016: Top Takeaways from July 13 in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS — In the honest-to-goodness NBA , the stars shine brightest during the playoffs. In the version put forth at Las Vegas Summer League, the postseason is as good a time as any to sit top talent...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 32,130 reads 18 comments

  21. NBA Summer League 2016: Top Takeaways from July 12 in Las Vegas

    Scratches scrawled across one arm, ice pack on the opposite shoulder, no shirt in sight, Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons approached the media scrum in the bowels of the Thomas ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 91,459 reads 156 comments

  22. How Las Vegas Summer League Paved the Path for an NBA Superpower

    Kevin Durant can't believe it. Here he is, the NBA 's most coveted free agent, sitting through pitch after pitch at a manse in the Hamptons, pondering his professional future...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 48,441 reads 36 comments

  23. NBA Summer League 2016: Top Takeaways from July 9 in Las Vegas

    It took a while, but an honest-to-goodness basketball game broke out between the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers at the 2016 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas on Saturday...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 148,696 reads 264 comments

  24. Way-Too-Early 2016-17 NBA Rookie Award Predictions

    The 2016 NBA draft already feels like a distant memory. We've seen Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown, the Nos. 1 and 3 picks, ball out for the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics, respectively, at the Utah Summer League...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 77,815 reads 179 comments

  25. 2016 NBA Free Agency: Everything You Need to Know from Day 5

    The NBA celebrated the Fourth of July with an incredible spectacle, thanks to Kevin Durant 's shocking decision to join the Golden State Warriors. The league spent the next day picking up the pieces...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 79,942 reads 74 comments