1. Do Cleveland Cavaliers Have a Prayer Without Kevin Love in Game 3?

    If the Cleveland Cavaliers are to hold home court against the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, they'll need to do it without Kevin Love ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 34,627 reads 100 comments

  2. Title or No Title, Golden State Warriors Facing Pivotal 2016 Offseason

    Would an NBA team coming off two consecutive titles ever rattle its core for the chance to extend an already wide-open championship window? The Golden State Warriors are about to let us know...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 36,734 reads 56 comments

  3. For Kristaps Porzingis' Sake, NY Knicks Shouldn't Trade Carmelo Anthony

    Lost somewhere between the search for a new head coach and questions surrounding the methods and motives of team president Phil Jackson is the status of Carmelo Anthony 's future with the New York Knicks ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 30,980 reads 151 comments

  4. NBA Free Agents Who Could Sign Under Market Value for a Contender Next Season

    Pay cuts and below-market contracts are overrated NBA free-agency talking points. Just not this summer. According to USA Today 's Jeff Zillgitt , the NBA's salary cap will jump to $92 million this offseason, and that changes things...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 277,855 reads 206 comments

  5. Surprise Scenarios That Could Shake Up the 2016 NBA Draft

    Not all NBA drafts unfold according to plan. Teams vacillate between potential choices. They consider moving up in the order. They consider moving down. They try consolidating picks, hoping to acquire a superstar...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 133,785 reads 196 comments

  6. Potential 2016 Offseason Blockbusters That Could Alter the NBA Landscape

    Grab your imagination hats. It's time to hypothetically, and significantly, tinker with the NBA 's competitive landscape. Trades and free-agency signings will be our tools for this mission...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 236,337 reads 475 comments

  7. Complete 2016 NBA Finals Matchup Breakdown and Prediction

    It's deja vu for the NBA Finals . After throttling the rest of the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers are within four victories of their first-ever title. Again...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 38,531 reads 223 comments

  8. 5 Keys to Epic Golden State Warriors-Oklahoma City Thunder Game 7

    Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder is upon us. This is it—for both teams...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 35,942 reads 103 comments

  9. How Much Money Does Your NBA Team Have to Spend in 2016 Free Agency?

    Your favorite NBA team doesn't have as much cap space ahead of free agency as you might think. For now. Tales of offseason grandeur are always in vogue this time of year...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 284,991 reads 261 comments

  10. So Long, Eastern Conference Playoffs: LeBron James Put You Out of Your Misery

    Dear 2016 NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs, So long. Farewell. Auf Wiedersehen. Goodbye. It's been real—real unnecessary...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 98,954 reads 376 comments

  11. OKC Thunder on the Brink of Unprecedented NBA Playoffs Run

    The Oklahoma City Thunder should not be here, up 3-1 on the best-ever Golden State Warriors team, one win away from the NBA Finals. They shouldn't even be in the Western Conference Finals...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 53,298 reads 189 comments

  12. Is It Time to Start Taking Toronto Raptors Seriously?

    Just like that, with a gutsy 105-99 Game 4 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers , the Toronto Raptors have given us a real Eastern Conference Finals. And a reason to believe...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 137,818 reads 505 comments

  13. 5 Teams with the Most Holes to Fill Heading into 2016 NBA Draft

    There isn't a more efficient way for NBA teams to fill gaping roster holes than the annual draft. Five franchises are especially thankful that this year's prospect pageant is just around the corner...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 97,371 reads 231 comments

  14. Will Jeff Hornacek Be Puppet or Puppeteer for Phil Jackson, NY Knicks?

    Give New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson this: The man knows how to cast smokescreens. In what can only be described as a shocking turn of events, the Knicks are just ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 47,559 reads 88 comments

  15. 5 Burning Questions Following the 2016 NBA Draft Lottery

    The NBA 's lottery gods have spoken. The 2016 draft order is set, and the Philadelphia 76ers, owners of the No. 1 pick, have reason to rejoice...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 148,950 reads 253 comments

  16. NBA Draft Lottery 2016: Live Results, Order and Analysis

    It's all over, folks. The 2016 NBA draft lottery results are in. Here is the order for this year's prospect pageant, which will take place on Thursday, June 23: 1. Philadelphia 76ers 2...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 192,146 reads 263 comments

  17. Ranking the Top 50 NBA Free Agents Heading into 2016 Offseason

    If you're an avid fan of NBA free agents being handed large sums of cash, then the 2016 offseason is most definitely for you...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 288,732 reads 292 comments

  18. The Best Blocks of the NBA Playoffs So Far

    There ain't no party like an NBA playoff shot-blocking party. Fortunately for us, the Association's 2016 postseason bracket isn't short on shot-swatting. There are so many, in fact, that we have no choice but to rank the best of the best...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 1,323 reads 0 comments

  19. San Antonio Spurs Must Stop Beating Themselves to Salvage Series vs. OKC Thunder

    Before the San Antonio Spurs even think about climbing out of the 3-2 series hole they dug against the Oklahoma City Thunder , they must first push back against a more pressing opponent...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 88,518 reads 261 comments

  20. NBA Lottery 2016: Which Teams Should Take Brandon Ingram No. 1 over Ben Simmons?

    On Thursday, June 23, sometime after 7 p.m. ET, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will step to the podium at Barclays Center and say: "With the first pick in the 2016 NBA draft, the ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 32,319 reads 78 comments

  21. Thunder Must Be More Than Just Big 3 to Play Ultimate Spoiler to Spurs

    To beat the San Antonio Spurs , reach the Western Conference Finals and genuinely contend for an NBA title during a season in which the championship chase has been diluted down ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 112,419 reads 190 comments

  22. 2016 NBA Free Agents Who Missed the Playoffs, Not the Payday

    Watching the playoffs unfold from home or in the stands as an NBA player is the worst. There are no exceptions. Unless you're about to enter free agency...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 84,871 reads 76 comments

  23. Toronto Raptors Are Running Out of Time to Be Taken Seriously

    The Toronto Raptors entered the NBA playoffs seeking validation. What they have found is more cause for concern and confusion. Two consecutive first-round exits were supposedly behind them...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 22,390 reads 107 comments

  24. Best-Case Scenarios for the Most Needy NBA Teams of the 2016 Offseason

    Some NBA teams need to absolutely, positively, non-negotiably win the 2016 offseason. These squads are not limited only to those that missed the playoffs...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 1,784 reads 0 comments

  25. NBA All-Injury Team, Playoff Edition: How Teams Can Survive Their Fallen Stars

    If you're a fan of healthy impact players, the 2016 NBA playoffs are not for you. Injuries are part of the game, and there are always absences we're left to lament during high-stakes postseason pushes...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 17,721 reads 28 comments