1. 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 11 months ago 57,822 reads 150 comments

  2. 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 11 months ago 69,750 reads 125 comments

  3. 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 11 months ago 30,527 reads 30 comments

  4. 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 12 months ago 32,140 reads 18 comments

  5. 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 12 months ago 91,506 reads 156 comments

  6. 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 12 months ago 48,452 reads 36 comments

  7. 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 12 months ago 148,752 reads 264 comments

  8. 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 12 months ago 77,855 reads 179 comments

  9. 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 12 months ago 79,955 reads 74 comments

  10. 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 12 months ago 77,817 reads 31 comments

  11. 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 12 months ago 237,346 reads 180 comments

  12. 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 12 months ago 19,610 reads 75 comments

  13. 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 12 months ago 114,151 reads 149 comments

  14. 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 12 months ago 52,797 reads 69 comments

  15. 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 12 months ago 322,508 reads 390 comments

  16. 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 12 months ago 362,901 reads 312 comments

  17. 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 1 year ago 41,311 reads 40 comments

  18. 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 1 year ago 119,185 reads 84 comments

  19. 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 1 year ago 16,495 reads 35 comments

  20. 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 1 year ago 218,820 reads 272 comments

  21. 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 1 year ago 90,398 reads 21 comments

  22. 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 1 year ago 96,676 reads 124 comments

  23. 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 1 year ago 132,426 reads 360 comments

  24. 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 1 year ago 24,350 reads 21 comments

  25. 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 1 year ago 43,662 reads 76 comments