1. With Drew League Popularity Soaring, Even NBA Stars Must Follow Protocol to Join

    These days, Dino Smiley, the director of the Drew League, gets all sorts of calls. This one “totally surprised” him. On the line was a representative of Kristaps Porzingis, the New York Knicks’ rookie sensation...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 77,612 reads 31 comments

  2. 2016 NBA Free Agency: Everything You Need to Know from Day 2

    If Day 1 of 2016 NBA free agency was marked by big names staying put (with the exception of Dwight Howard ), Day 2 was all about players spreading their wings in search of new situations...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 237,330 reads 180 comments

  3. Grizzlies Refuse to Sink out West with Mike Conley, Chandler Parsons Signings

    The Memphis Grizzlies ' offseason playbook looks like something straight out of Monty Python . Where once the Grizzlies looked to be dead in the dangerous waters of the NBA 's Western Conference, they're now getting better...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 19,600 reads 75 comments

  4. 5 NBA Teams That Should Be Active in Trade Talks During 2016 Offseason

    There are a million ways for NBA teams to improve their players—from strength training and skill drills to sleep science and nutrition education—but only three methods to improving their rosters...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 114,138 reads 149 comments

  5. Kenneth Faried Is Still Hustling

    Kenneth Faried isn't known as "The Manimal" for nothing. Now five years into his NBA career, the 26-year-old dreadlocked forward out of Morehead State is still hungry for more—more rebounds, more dunks, more explosiveness and more wins...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 52,771 reads 69 comments

  6. NBA Free Agents 2016: Predictions for Top 20 Names on the Market

    Bedlam or boredom? This summer's NBA free-agent market figures to feature bits of both, in different ways...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 322,269 reads 390 comments

  7. Players Most Likely to Hit Trading Block After 2016 NBA Draft

    Serge Ibaka , Victor Oladipo and Thaddeus Young were among the most noteworthy chess pieces to move Thursday around and during the 2016 NBA draft...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 362,874 reads 312 comments

  8. NBA Draft 2016: Teams That Can Afford to Gamble

    Thursday's NBA draft could be a free-for-all, with executives placing long-shot bets. There's an underwhelming crop of talent beyond Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram, and the roll ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 41,290 reads 40 comments

  9. 2016 NBA Free Agents: 15 Sleepers You Need to Know

    Contrary to popular belief, this summer won't be Kevin Durant 's alone. Nor will LeBron James be the only other free agent to slice off a sizable chunk of the NBA 's rapidly expanding revenue pie...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 119,160 reads 84 comments

  10. Dominique Wilkins Talks Finals, Difference Between Today's and Yesterday's NBA

    Unlike some of his NBA peers from yesteryear, Dominique Wilkins doesn't begrudge where the game of basketball is going. "T hese guys are great players today, make no mistake about that," Wilkins told Bleacher Report...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 16,278 reads 35 comments

  11. 10 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NBA Draft

    The 2016 NBA draft is shaping up to be one of the wackier affairs in recent memory. Beyond LSU's Ben Simmons and Duke's Brandon Ingram presumably becoming the first two picks, everything else is still up in the air...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 218,783 reads 272 comments

  12. Inside the Glamour-Free Life of an NBA Draft Long Shot

    LOS ANGELES — Damion Lee’s phone rang around half past three in the afternoon on a Tuesday. His agent, Aaron Goodwin, was on the other end. “Are you still in Oakland?” Goodwin asked...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 90,368 reads 21 comments

  13. NBA Playoff Predictions We Got All Wrong

    When it comes to predicting the NBA playoffs, everyone and their mother seems to have a crystal ball handy. But nobody's perfect. Few get called out for the accuracy of their prognostications, and even fewer cop to their own results...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 96,322 reads 124 comments

  14. 2016 NBA Draft: Teams Under the Most Pressure to Hit Big

    Why do NBA teams pour so many of their resources into the draft? Why do they spend so much time, money and effort scouting players around the world, poking and prodding them at the ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 132,396 reads 360 comments

  15. The Most Undervalued 2016 NBA Free Agent at Every Position

    In some ways, LeBron James and Kevin Durant will be the most "undervalued" free agents this summer. They each are likely to sign for max salaries north of $25 million for 2016-17, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 24,337 reads 21 comments

  16. The Most Overvalued 2016 NBA Free Agent at Every Position

    NBA value is a tricky variable to sort out, especially this year. The league's new national TV deal with ESPN and Turner (Bleacher Report's parent company) will send the salary ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 43,644 reads 76 comments

  17. NBA Free Agents with Clear Red Flags Entering 2016 Offseason

    Beyond Kevin Durant and LeBron James, there are no slam dunks in this summer's NBA free-agent class. Even those two aren't without their blemishes: Durant's foot and James' 31-year-old body and rusty jumper...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 284,145 reads 194 comments

  18. Is This as Good as It Gets for the Toronto Raptors?

    You know it's been an unusual night for the Toronto Raptors when Bismack Biyombo is the BMOC—the Big Man On the Court...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 100,053 reads 215 comments

  19. Orlando Magic Find a Proven Winner Who Can Develop Young Roster in Frank Vogel

    The Orlando Magic can almost smell, taste and touch the end of their post- Dwight Howard playoff drought. They started the 2015-16 NBA season at 19-13 and finished with 35 wins—10 more than the year prior...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 29,151 reads 80 comments

  20. Heart, Head and Wallet Destinations for NBA's Top 2016 Free Agents

    The internal struggle of NBA free agency is real—or will be once the calendar flips to July. Come summer, a top-heavy class will have to battle with impulses that can lead players in competing directions...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 342,210 reads 476 comments

  21. To Max or Not to Max: Is Harrison Barnes Worth Leading-Man Money?

    Andrew Bogut is among the NBA 's ultimate "love him if he's on your team, hate him if he's not" players, and not just because of what he does on the court...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 55,953 reads 158 comments

  22. Promising Orlando Magic Roster Needs the Right Coach Right Now

    Sometimes, the NBA 's coaching carousel spins itself. On Thursday, Scott Skiles left the Orlando Magic spinning their wheels in search of a new head coach...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 11,084 reads 35 comments

  23. Pending Free Agents Who've Boosted Their Value in 2016 NBA Playoffs

    LeBron James and Kevin Durant aside, none of the NBA 's impending free agents who've partaken in this year's playoffs are guaranteed to break the bank this summer. DeMar DeRozan has been up and down for the Toronto Raptors...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 60,635 reads 73 comments

  24. NBA Playoffs 2016: Updated Odds for Each Remaining Team to Win a Title

    To bookies and erstwhile sports prognosticators, the NBA playoffs must be a breeze. Even with all that injuries can do to upset the apple cart (see: the Los Angeles Clippers), ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 44,353 reads 104 comments

  25. Grading Rookie Performances So Far in NBA Playoffs

    Most of the top rookies from 2015-16—Karl-Anthony Towns, Kristaps Porzingis , D'Angelo Russell, Jahlil Okafor, Devin Booker, etc.—have been reduced to spectators in this year's NBA playoffs...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 20,129 reads 39 comments