1. Surging Pistons Here to Stay in Tight Race Out East and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    If it wasn't abundantly apparent before a 93-92 victory over the Miami Heat, it was crystal-clear afterward: The Detroit Pistons are coming for the rest of the Eastern Conference...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 36,192 reads 130 comments

  2. We May Never Know How Good the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors Really Are

    When the Golden State Warriors close out the 2015-16 season, having inevitably surpassed the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls as the best team in NBA history, there should be an italicized asterisk next to their name, followed by a brief explanation...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 53,895 reads 81 comments

  3. The Future of the NBA's Stacked Power Forward Position Looks Brighter Than Ever

    Talent and volume. The NBA 's power forward ranks have them both. This is neither a forced spin nor a matter of debate. It's a fact. But will it remain a fact? As the NBA has evolved, so too have the roles at every position...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 45,256 reads 90 comments

  4. OKC Thunder Are Still Improving, Which Should Terrify NBA's Top Contenders

    At a time when the NBA unequivocally belongs to the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs , the Oklahoma City Thunder are knocking at the door of partial ownership, feverishly trying to wedge their way into a tier presumed out of reach...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 64,234 reads 257 comments

  5. Kevin Durant and LeBron James: A Rivalry No More

    Battles between LeBron James and Kevin Durant just aren't the same. When the Cleveland Cavaliers play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night, it will mark the ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 92,064 reads 211 comments

  6. Predicting NBA All-Star Rosters After 1st Quarter of 2015-16 Season

    It's never too early to talk NBA All-Star rosters. So...let's talk NBA All-Star rosters! The Association's regular season is old enough to estimate who will partake in the 2016 exhibition affair in Toronto on February 14...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 131,246 reads 383 comments

  7. Just How High Is Kristaps Porzingis' Ceiling?

    Initially considered a marathon, the race to map the future of New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis has instead become a mad scramble—this categorical clutter of parroted ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 58,700 reads 156 comments

  8. Free Trade: NBA Deals to Consider at Quarter Mark of 2015-16 Season

    Did someone sound the NBA 's trade-season gong? There is a growing sense of purpose emanating out of the league's rumor mills these days. General managers have undoubtedly circled the imminent, and infamous, Dec...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 84,557 reads 78 comments

  9. Is Stephen Curry Having the Best Individual Season in NBA History?

    Stephen Curry is having the kind of season that doesn't feel real. It's difficult to explain, let alone understand. The NBA , quite simply, has never seen anything like it—or anyone like him...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 55,178 reads 142 comments

  10. Should ROY Candidate Karl-Anthony Towns Be an NBA All-Star Too?

    In dominating Rookie of the Year discussions, Minnesota Timberwolves newbie Karl-Anthony Towns has simultaneously, if unofficially, inserted himself into the NBA 's pool of potential All-Stars...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 26,860 reads 56 comments

  11. NBA Players Who Have Reinvented Themselves This Season

    Rarely is it acceptable for NBA stars to stay the same. Most of the league's luminaries are expected to improve from season to season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 117,438 reads 75 comments

  12. Ranking the Most Attractive Trade Targets in the NBA

    Answer: Eggnog and the unofficial beginning of the NBA 's trade season. Question: What are two things synonymous with the month of December? Most players who signed contracts and extensions over the offseason become legal trade bait beginning Dec...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 115,751 reads 150 comments

  13. Predicting the Next Wave of Future Max-Contract NBA Stars

    Get your checkbooks ready, general managers and team owners. The NBA 's next batch of max-contract superstuds is here. Cash will be gift-wrapped over the next two summers as the league enjoys a series of cap eruptions...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 90,629 reads 116 comments

  14. The Future of the NBA's Small Forward Position Is in Very Good Hands

    If there's a position that has rivaled the importance and volume of the point guard pool in recent years, it's the NBA 's small forward platoon. Five of the last seven MVP awards have been handed to those who predominantly play the 3...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 15,091 reads 83 comments

  15. 2015 NBA Rookie Class Has Chance to Be Better Than Storied 2003 Draft

    In July 2013, more than a year before he would make his NBA debut, Andrew Wiggins was preparing for a one-season layover at Kansas —his status as the nation's top professional ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 80,741 reads 144 comments

  16. NBA Blockbuster Trades That Should Happen During 2015-16 Season

    What would happen if we were given the power to broker any blockbuster trade on any NBA team's behalf? Let's find out. Trade season is about to get underway in the Association...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 161,100 reads 217 comments

  17. Will Golden State Warriors Have More Wins Than Philadelphia 76ers Have Losses?

    The Golden State Warriors are good at being great. The Philadelphia 76ers are good at being terrible. But which team is better at owning its respective niche? It's recently become difficult to overstate Golden State's dominance...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 18,127 reads 38 comments

  18. Rating the Best Highlights of the 2015-16 NBA Season's 1st Month

    Relative to its 82-game lifespan, the 2015-16 NBA regular season is still young. Its highlight factory is not...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 11,155 reads 11 comments

  19. Rating All of Kristaps Porzingis' Putback Dunks

    New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis is not Dirk Nowitzki . But we shouldn't hold that against Dirk Nowitzki. Less than 20 games into Porzingis' NBA career, the "Kristaps Kraze" is reaching unreckonable heights...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 13,956 reads 41 comments

  20. Is the Future of the NBA's Shooting Guard Position in Good Hands?

    At a time when the NBA 's point guard position is alive with present and future promise , it's backcourt comrade, the shooting guard slot, is slogging through tough times...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 29,721 reads 137 comments

  21. Breaking Down Each NBA Team's Early-Season Trade Bait

    Early-season NBA trade talk is in the air. But only because we're putting it there. Trade rumors and speculation tend to heat up just prior to the February deadline, but the ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 1 year ago 153,686 reads 297 comments

  22. Is the Future of the NBA's Point Guard Position in Good Hands?

    For what is starting to feel like forever, the NBA 's point guard pool has been counted as the league's deepest. Filling out All-Star ballots—especially in the Western Conference—has become a harrowing endeavor...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 36,774 reads 128 comments

  23. Saving the Houston Rockets, and Other NBA Rescue Missions

    Do not fear every sluggish start to the 2015-16 NBA season. Some teams, mind you, are what they are, even this early. They won't recover from lifeless beginnings. There is no salvation scheduled on their calendars...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 2,455 reads 9 comments

  24. Amid Stephen Curry Revolution, Draymond Green Blossoming into NBA Superstar

    Hidden somewhere between the Golden State Warriors ' march toward history and Stephen Curry 's shaming of the human race at large is another equally important development. Draymond Green is now, without question, an NBA superstar...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 48,339 reads 244 comments

  25. Worth It? Checking in with the NBA's Biggest 2015 Free-Agent Signings

    Good news, hoops heads: NBA free-agency progress reports are in! Enough regular-season basketball has been played for us to start reflecting on what went down over the offseason...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about over 1 year ago 18,755 reads 34 comments