clock menu more-arrow no yes

Most Interesting Teams

Filed under:

The NBA’s Five Most Interesting Teams of the Stretch Run

From contenders scrambling in the East to must-see experiments out West, here are five squads to watch as the regular season nears the finish line

Filed under:

The Clippers Fully Realized and the NBA’s Most Interesting Teams

A closer look at Kawhi and PG’s devastating potential and the porous Spurs’ devastating reality

Filed under:

The Lakers and … Suns Are Cooking, and the Five Most Interesting Teams of the Week

Plus: Dame Lillard gets the green light, Cleveland looks to the future, and the Kemba-led Celtics start to figure it out

Filed under:

The Five Most Interesting Teams …  After the NBA Free Agency Fallout

Will the Raptors commit to their aging, depleted core or make a move? Are the Sixers and Celtics trending in opposite directions? Might the Warriors, in spite of everything, still be light-years ahead? And how ’bout them Lakers, really?

Filed under:

The Five Most Interesting Players of the 2019 NBA Playoffs

The postseason is here. Here are the figures who could make or break their team’s title hopes.

Filed under:

The Five Most Interesting Teams of the 2018-19 NBA Season

The pleasant surprises and ascendant contenders that defined this regular season

Filed under:

The Five Most Interesting Players of the 2018-19 NBA Season

As the regular season draws to a close, we look back at the individuals who piqued our interest the most

Filed under:

The Sixers’ Title Bid Gets Serious, and the Five Most Interesting Teams of the Week

The Raptors take off the training wheels, the Trail Blazers test out life without their second star guard, and more intrigue from around the NBA

Filed under:

The Most Interesting Things About the Five Least Interesting Teams in the NBA

Think we can’t find intrigue in the depths of the standings? Think again! From the resurgence of Kevin Love to the emergence of Mitchell Robinson, here’s what you need to know about the Bad Guys.

Filed under:

The New-Look Sixers Are Still a Process, and the Five Most Interesting Teams of the Week

Plus: Deandre Ayton gets defensive, Thad Young fills the void in Indy, and more intrigue from around the league

Filed under:

The Biggest Winners (and Loser) of the NBA’s Third Quarter

Handing out awards to the best players and teams—and to one not-so-good team—in the league’s second-to-last leg

Filed under:

The Five Most Interesting MVP Candidates in the NBA

The All-Star break is officially here, which means the MVP race is on. We make the cases for and against the top nominees heading into the season’s final stretch.

Filed under:

The Lakers’ Risky Trade Business, and the Five Most Interesting Teams of the Week

Plus: New Orleans is at the center of the basketball universe, Houston is figuring out where its other superstar fits in, and more intrigue from around the league

Filed under:

Memphis’s New Hustle, and the Five Most Interesting Teams in the NBA

Plus: an early status report on Boogie Cousins, the Trail Blazers face another crossroads at the trade deadline, and more intrigue from around the league

Filed under:

The Warriors Are Ready to Boogie, and the Five Most Interesting Teams of the Week

The Rockets try to plug their biggest hole yet, the Knicks see a glimmer of hope, and more intrigue from around the league

Filed under:

The Timberwolves Restart Their Youth Movement

That and more in the five most interesting teams in the NBA this week

Filed under:

Why LeBron vs. Golden State Is the NBA’s Best Rivalry, and More Christmas Day Questions

The five most interesting questions about the league’s marquee quintuple-header.

Filed under:

James Harden Is Doing Whatever It Takes to Keep the Rockets in the Mix

For Houston, that’s meant allowing the Beard to shamelessly stockpile points on some ‘Extreme Couponing’ tip—so be it! That, plus four other teams making noise in Week 10 of the NBA.

Filed under:

The Five Most Interesting Teams in the NBA in Week 9

The Nuggets bench gets its moment, the Celtics get back into rhythm, and the Jazz get more confusing. That, plus more intrigue from around the league.

Filed under:

The Five Most Interesting Teams in the NBA in Week 7

A secret weapon helps the Raptors stay on top, a much-needed lineup adjustment shines some light in Phoenix, and the Knicks may be too good for their own good. That, plus more intrigue from around the league.

Filed under:

The Five Most Interesting Teams in the NBA in Week 6

LeBron James heads back to Cleveland on a tear, the Thunder try to readjust to Russ Ball, and the Magic are … good? That, plus more intrigue from around the league.

Filed under:

The Five Most Interesting Teams in the NBA in Week 5

The Warriors are clashing, the Sixers and Timberwolves are adjusting to their new post-trade realities, and more intrigue from around the league

Filed under:

The Five Most Interesting Teams in the NBA in Week 4

The Pacers are pushing for elite status in the Eastern Conference, the Clippers are staying feisty in a bridge year, and more intrigue from around the league

Filed under:

The Five Most Interesting Teams in the NBA in Week 3

The Warriors are finding new ways to dominate, the Bucks are unbeaten, and more intrigue from around the league

Filed under:

The Five Most Interesting Teams in the NBA in Week 2

Blake Griffin gives Detroit something to believe in, Denver’s defense rises from the ashes, and more early intrigue from around the league

Filed under:

The Five Most Interesting Teams in the NBA This Week

Contending is hard, even when you have an MVP candidate. Week 1 of our list features four teams trying to make the most of their superstar, and another trying to figure out whether their go-to guy will stay put.