1. NBA Meme Mania: 2016-17 Season Tipoff Edition

    We've made it. Meaningful NBA action is back—actual basketball that actually counts toward actual standings for an actual playoff race. Soon gone are the days of looking for solace and relevance in training camps and exhibition contests...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 24,671 reads 27 comments

  2. NBA Players Most Likely to Be Trade Targets During 2016-17 Season

    For all the excitement the NBA 's trade rumor mill generates, it's just a treadmill that recycles (mostly) the same names until February's deadline...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 63,673 reads 53 comments

  3. 2016 NBA Preseason Performances That Actually Matter So Far

    You have to promise not to tell anyone, but not all aspects of the NBA preseason are pointless. We're gonna rain on the parades of the "I don't care; it's only preseason" skeptics, pessimists and general killjoys...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 27,616 reads 36 comments

  4. Indiana Pacers Complete 2016-17 Season Preview

    Larry Bird delivered a decisive message when he fired head coach Frank Vogel back in May: Nothing would get in the way of the vision he mapped out for the Indiana Pacers —not ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 9 months ago 3,904 reads 10 comments

  5. San Antonio Spurs Complete 2016-17 Season Preview

    A sense of finality accompanied the San Antonio Spurs ' second-round playoff exit at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder . It was not the typical, unsettling dose of closure felt by any NBA team that goes home without a title...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 13,490 reads 30 comments

  6. NBA Meme Mania: 2016 Training Camp Edition

    Now that all 30 NBA teams are open for business, our license to meme has been reinstated. Training camps continue to emit that new car smell, but there is still so much to ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 50,381 reads 42 comments

  7. 5 NBA Teams Due for the Biggest Regressions This Season

    It's never fun to find out your favorite NBA team is ready to collect fewer wins than the previous season...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 69,194 reads 142 comments

  8. Brooklyn Nets' Complete 2016-17 Season Preview

    Dating back to 2010, when Mikhail Prokhorov first became the team's majority owner, the Brooklyn Nets have dedicated most of their time and resources to dodging patience and process...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 3,390 reads 5 comments

  9. Projecting Every NBA Team's Depth Chart, 2016 Training Camp Edition

    After months of thumb-twiddling, pretending Olympics basketball is compelling and general soul-splitting tedium, NBA training camps are finally here. This is not a drill...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 40,414 reads 50 comments

  10. Power Ranking All 30 NBA Head Coaches Going into 2016-17 Training Camp

    Power ranking NBA head coaches is hard. Something happens when you set out to establish a pecking order for the league's sideline superheroes: The rampant turnover in this profession ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 119,033 reads 168 comments

  11. Predicting the NBA's Biggest Win-Total Increases for 2016-17

    Is your favorite NBA team primed to boost its win total significantly during the 2016-17 season? If so, get excited—just not too excited. More victories are never a bad thing...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 64,327 reads 140 comments

  12. 5 Undrafted Free Agents to Watch in 2016-17 NBA Training Camp

    Not all NBA careers begin the same way. For some, the path to a guaranteed paycheck and role starts on draft night. Others aren't so lucky...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 92,326 reads 46 comments

  13. The 2016-17 NBA All-Up-and-Coming Team

    To paraphrase 18th-century American activist Paul Revere: The NBA youth are coming! The NBA youth are coming! When we last buttered bread together, we rapped about next season's ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 69,028 reads 129 comments

  14. Early Predictions for the 2016-17 NBA All-Rookie Teams

    Good news: After checking and rechecking the rulebook, it turns out celebrating the contributions of NBA rookies before they make their debuts is allowed. Sure, forecasting the league's All-Rookie squads this far in advance can be a bit dicey...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 78,474 reads 116 comments

  15. 2017 NBA Free Agency: An Early Primer on Next Year's Class

    There are no premature NBA free-agency conversations, only people who hate fun. A second salary-cap spike in 2017-18 promises to send the league for another whirl...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 56,671 reads 64 comments

  16. NBA Training Camp 2016: Notable Position Battles to Keep an Eye On

    Opening night for the 2016-17 NBA season is less than an eternity away, which means training camps will be ready for business in (slightly) less than a lifetime. That means we can already address the elephants in certain locker rooms around the league..

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 35,823 reads 53 comments

  17. 1 Bold Prediction for Top 20 NBA Stars Heading into 2016-17

    Adventurous hoops heads live by a code when forecasting the 2016-17 NBA season: Why be regular, safe or conservative when you can be bold? We're applying that credo, which is totally ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 57,105 reads 273 comments

  18. Isaiah Thomas Interview: On Recruiting Free Agents, Al Horford and Celtics Youth

    Isaiah Thomas is more than just the Boston Celtics ' starting point guard and an Eastern Conference All-Star. He's also a free-agent recruiter extraordinaire—and an enthusiastic one, at that...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 30,499 reads 36 comments

  19. Predicting NBA's All-Breakout Team for 2016-17 Season

    It's never too early to talk about the NBA 's next batch of breakout performers. These rises can be difficult to define. They usually pertain to players 25 and under but are not specific to those barreling their way toward immediate stardom...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 6,094 reads 3 comments

  20. The Most Underappreciated Player on Every NBA Team Heading into 2016-17

    This one is dedicated to all those NBA players who need an extra hug. The Association's waters of underappreciation can be tricky to navigate...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 7,873 reads 0 comments

  21. So Far so Good, but Real Work Starts Now for Team USA

    Team USA's 105-78 semifinal win over Argentina on Wednesday dimmed the fears kindled by a too-close-for-comfort stretch of group play. But it didn't extinguish them. Still, credit the U...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 38,980 reads 53 comments

  22. 2016 Olympic Men's Basketball All-Tournament Team After the Group Stage

    The (imaginary) votes are in, and your 2016 Olympic all-tournament group basketball team is now here. These picks are based purely on what we've seen in Rio thus far; Overseas and NBA reputations were not taken into account...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 1,392 reads 0 comments

  23. Don't Sleep on Spain as Scariest Elimination-Round Threat to Team USA Basketball

    Saturday afternoon, Spain reasserted itself as a medal contender with its 50-point thrashing of previously unbeaten Lithuania. Two days later, it cemented its return to glory with a 92-73 win over Argentina in a game that never felt close...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 40,811 reads 62 comments

  24. USA vs. France: TV Time, Live Stream, Prediction for 2016 Olympic Basketball

    With group basketball play drawing to a close in Rio, Sunday's meeting against France's finest is Team USA's last chance before the quarterfinals to erase any lingering doubt about ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 5,229 reads 0 comments

  25. How to Follow the 2016 'Meme Team' on Social Media

    Hey, 1992 Olympics basketball! Yeah, you. Keep your USA Dream Team. We'll just be over here basking in 2016's Meme Team (sorry). Social media has completely changed the Olympic experience for both fans and participants...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 11 months ago 25,979 reads 13 comments