Why are some NBA teams greater than the sum of their parts? In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating looks at team chemistry, one of the league's great mysteries.
Neil Paine projects how the NBA's three best teams would fare against each other in seven-game series: Lakers versus Heat, Heat versus Thunder and Thunder versus Lakers.
Deron Williams is gone, but the future is bright in Utah. John Hollinger examines.
Which NBA team has the best odds of winning it all? Peter Keating's next-level statistics and analytics blog looks at two projection models for the answer.
Despite an exciting free-agency period, Carmelo Anthony will be returning to New York. How do the five former contenders for his talents refocus?
Chad Ford hands out draft report cards for all 30 teams.
Kevin Pelton ranks the biggest postseason heartbreaks in NBA history.
In ESPN The Magazine's One Day One Game Issue, Bradford Doolittle writes that we shouldn't fault the Lakers and Kings for chasing pingpong balls. Tanking really works.
Tom Haberstroh and Kevin Pelton examine 10 stats to know for the Christmas Day slate on ESPN and ABC.
In ESPN The Magazine's QB Issue, Jordan Brenner writes that from LA to Miami, there's an Achilles' heel just waiting to trip up every NBA contender.
Amin Elhassan updates his ranking of the NBA's free-agent class of 2014 by average annual value. Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James top the list.
Justin Kubatko looks at how the Miami Heat can avoid pitfalls while trying to earn their third consecutive NBA title. He looks back at the six teams in history that failed to achieve a three-peat.
Using advanced metrics, Justin Kubatko ranks and examines the NBA's top dynasties of all time, including taking a look at how the current Miami Heat stack up.
Dave Tuley analyzes Las Vegas' projected NBA win totals for the 2013-14 season and finds the value for over/under betting.
Using his ATH statistical system, Bradford Doolittle projects the top 10 centers for the 2013-14 NBA season according to wins above replacement level. Dwight Howard tops the list.
Bradford Doolittle takes a look at how Metta World Peace will fit with the New York Knicks.