1. The San Antonio Spurs' Machine Is Officially Off and Running

    It started with a bang. On the first possession of the first game of the San Antonio Spurs ' third NBA playoff go-around with the Oklahoma City Thunder , Kawhi Leonard drove ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 38,932 reads 154 comments

  2. Complete 2016 All-NBA Team Predictions

    It's one thing to fill out an NBA awards ballot, real or imagined. It's another thing entirely to predict how all the media folks tabbed to do so actually completed theirs...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 104,530 reads 372 comments

  3. 2016 NBA Playoffs Heat Check: Ranking Top Performers from Round 1 by Position

    The NBA playoffs are getting more interesting by the day. Some of the weaker elements (the Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons) have been culled from the herd...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 82,857 reads 194 comments

  4. Why We're Still Not Sure If the OKC Thunder Are Title Contenders

    These aren't the Oklahoma City Thunder you're looking for —not if you're expecting a bona fide NBA title contender, that is...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 36,354 reads 106 comments

  5. To Max or Not to Max: Is DeMar DeRozan Worth Leading-Man Money?

    Two games won't make or break DeMar DeRozan's foray into unrestricted free agency this summer. At least he should hope that's the case...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 38,527 reads 148 comments

  6. 1 Reason to Get Excited About Every NBA Non-Playoff Team's Future

    Do the NBA playoffs make you sad? Are you bummed that your favorite team is headed (back) to the draft lottery? Do you plan to spend the next couple of months pretending basketball ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 934 reads 1 comments

  7. Now We Know: Repicking the 1st Round of 2015 NBA Draft

    One NBA season isn't enough to judge a draft class in totality. The league won't know what to make of most of these 20-somethings for another few years, at least until they're all of legal age to purchase an adult beverage...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 120,551 reads 200 comments

  8. Top 8 Storylines Heading into Sunday's 1st-Round 2016 NBA Playoff Matchups

    Step aside, Stephen Curry . Cool down, Kevin Durant . Relax, Russell Westbrook . It’s time for the other half of the NBA playoff field to take center stage...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 35,903 reads 68 comments

  9. NBA Playoffs 2016: 1st-Round Predictions and Title Odds for All 16 Teams

    The road to the 2016 NBA title runs through Oakland, California. That was no mystery, what with the Golden State Warriors following up their first championship in 40 years with the winningest season in league history...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 3,138 reads 1 comments

  10. The Ultimate Guide to Beating the Golden State Warriors

    What’s to stop the Golden State Warriors from romping to their second straight NBA title? They are long on experience and confidence, with a banner in their back pocket...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 138,681 reads 322 comments

  11. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Playoff Scenarios Heading into Last Day of 2015-16 Season

    The finale of the 2015-16 NBA season will be one for the history books. While the Golden State Warriors battle the Memphis Grizzlies for win No...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 109,216 reads 162 comments

  12. NBA Saturday Roundup: Only Spurs Can Now Thwart Warriors' Quest for Destiny

    The Golden State Warriors' road to 73 wins—and a second straight NBA title—now runs through San Antonio...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 55,966 reads 166 comments

  13. NBA Power Rankings 2016: Sizing Up the Association Ahead of Season's Final Week

    The 2016 NBA playoffs are so close you can practically smell them. Players are resting left and right. Available postseason berths are dwindling, with just four of 16 still to be doled out...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 114,945 reads 223 comments

  14. Unique 2015-16 Rookie Class Will Leave Its Mark on NBA History

    This year's NBA rookies won't revolutionize the league like the class of 1984, which featured Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley and John Stockton...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 32,085 reads 62 comments

  15. Warriors' Quest for History Now Relies on Perfection and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    On Monday, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr insisted his squad wasn't playing to break the NBA record for regular-season wins. "We're not really pushing for this," Kerr told  USA Today 's Sam Amick ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 128,290 reads 257 comments

  16. NBA Saturday Roundup: Don't Underestimate Spurs or Raptors as Second-Best

    Think the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will waltz to a rematch in this year's NBA Finals? Think again...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 46,731 reads 168 comments

  17. The One 2016 Free Agent Each NBA Team Should Already Be Eyeing

    NBA superstars are always in short supply, but that will especially be the case in July. The vast majority of teams will be flush with cap space to suit at least one max salary, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 9,753 reads 11 comments

  18. Despite Decline, Free-Agency Market Will Treat Dwight Howard Like a Superstar

    Dwight Howard doesn't dominate the NBA like he once did with the Orlando Magic . At 30, nearly four years after having a herniated disc removed from his back, he may never be ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 13,127 reads 48 comments

  19. Saturday NBA Roundup: Eastern Conference Middle Class Is Officially Legit

    The Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors have been the clear class of the East thus far, but both could be susceptible to playoff upsets at the hands of the conference's second tier...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 81,354 reads 272 comments

  20. Each NBA Team's Most Promising Prospect

    March Madness must be a strange time to be a young player in the NBA . Here they are, slogging through the dog days of an 82-game season, while their old college buddies sprint to a photo finish in the NCAA tournament...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 169,525 reads 241 comments

  21. 7 Players Who Will Define the 2016 NBA Playoff Picture

    With three weeks to go during the 2015-16 NBA regular season, there's still wiggle room in the playoff picture on either side of the league's 16-team bracket...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 3,231 reads 3 comments

  22. Dwight Howard, James Harden Must 'Figure It Out' Now and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    During a recent chat with USA Today 's Sam Amick , Dwight Howard insisted all is well between him and James Harden , and the two Houston Rockets stars have the rest of the season and playoffs to “figure out how to make this thing work...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 52,795 reads 171 comments

  23. The 2016 NBA MVP of Every Age Group

    Stephen Curry hasn't just changed the way the NBA thinks about defending point guards and shooting threes; he's also forced us to find new ways to talk about the MVP race...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 26,146 reads 31 comments

  24. Ranking the Top 10 Free-Agent Targets of the 2016 NBA Offseason

    If you think March Madness is going to be crazy in college basketball, just wait until July Lunacy in the NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 143,035 reads 220 comments

  25. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Hype or No Hype, Spurs' Dominance Can't Be Overlooked

    Two days after the time change and nearly a year since an epic seven-game playoff series, the San Antonio Spurs have sprung forward, while the Los Angeles Clippers have fallen back...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 42,420 reads 134 comments