1. Inside the Most Important Summer of Bradley Beal's Life

    LOS ANGELES — Time is more precious than ever for Bradley Beal . Between his professional obligations, personal plans and pursuit of a spot on Team USA for next summer's Olympics, the 22-year-old can't waste a moment, even on the hardwood...

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  2. Projecting the NBA's Best Small-Ball Teams

    The Golden State Warriors employed small ball as a tactic to outlast the lumbering Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals...

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  3. Can Doc Rivers the Coach Validate Doc Rivers the General Manager?

    In just two years with the Los Angeles Clippers , Doc Rivers has managed to consolidate organizational power in a way that few (if any) outside the owner's box have in the NBA ...

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  4. 7 Players on the Trade Bubble Ahead of 2015 NBA Training Camp

    Training camp is a tricky time for every NBA player. If you're a rookie, it's about proving you belong. If you're a veteran, it's about showing you can still hold your own against the young bucks...

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  5. What's Holding Anthony Bennett Back from NBA Success?

    For most NBA players, August and September are the dog days on the calendar. During these late summer months, player-organized minicamps , individual workouts and promotional trips overseas soak up the time not spent relaxing with friends and family.

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  6. How Anthony Davis' Career Arc Stacks Up Against the NBA's All-Time Greats

    Anthony Davis has made it clear he belongs among the best players in the NBA today. Last season, the 22-year-old Chicago native finished among the top 10 in scoring, rebounding, ...

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  7. Kobe Bryant Is About to Enter the Most Challenging Season of His 20-Year Career

    If you hang around the NBA anywhere near as long as Kobe Bryant has, you're bound to run into your fair share of obstacles...

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  8. The Future of the NBA Point Guard Is Already Here

    If you've been watching the NBA in recent years, you might think there's a revolution going on, one that's totally twisting the traditional definition of what a point guard is and should do...

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  9. Scouting the NBA's Newest Overseas Additions from the 2015 Offseason

    The NBA is more global today than it's ever been. This summer alone, the league played its first exhibition in Africa, where it also conducted clinics as part of Basketball Without Borders, and is currently bringing basketball camps to the Caribbean .

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  10. Philadelphia 76ers' Future Preparing to Arrive Right on Schedule

    The Philadelphia 76ers are a basketball disaster. General manager Sam Hinkie's tank-tastic approach to rebuilding is an affront to all that is sacred and holy about the NBA and the spirit of competition that guides it...

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  11. Can Karl-Anthony Towns Be Kevin Garnett 2.0?

    Karl-Anthony Towns was still in utero when Kevin Garnett first donned a Minnesota Timberwolves cap and, along with it, busted open the preps-to-pros pipeline into the NBA draft...

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  12. Carmelo Anthony's Place on Team USA Reminds Us of His Real NBA Stature

    Carmelo Anthony has been a part of USA Basketball for his entire adult life. Over the years, it's become a sort of sanctuary for the All-Star forward, a safe place where his game ...

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  13. The Hassan Whiteside Effect: How the Miami Heat Center Is Changing the NBA

    Hassan Whiteside isn't like most D-League call-ups. But with the growth of the NBA 's lower division and the Miami Heat's stroke of genius in calling up Whiteside, there could be many more like him down the line...

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  14. Why Anthony Davis' $145 Million Record Contract Will Be a Monumental Steal

    Anthony Davis is still more than six months shy of his 23rd birthday. He's nearly two-and-a-half months away from starting his fourth NBA season, and has missed an average of 15...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 74,211 reads 116 comments

  15. Summer Showcases Remind Us Just How Special NBA Players Really Are

    Success on a basketball court, whether it's in the NBA or on a summer circuit, is as much about what you can do as having the opportunity to do it...

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  16. Quantity vs. Quality: Where Can Boston Celtics Find Their Next Star?

    If there is, in fact, a blueprint for rebuilding in the NBA , Danny Ainge has followed it to a T. Once it became clear that the Boston Celtics ' latest glorious era was coming ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 30,201 reads 72 comments

  17. Doc Rivers Digging into His Past to Shape Los Angeles Clippers' Future

    For all the advances in scouting and analytics in recent years, there's still no substitute for firsthand knowledge of a player's personality and capabilities in the NBA . Or, at least, that would appear to be Doc Rivers' modus operandi...

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  18. Phil Jackson Moving New York Knicks Forward After First Taste of NBA Failure

    The New York Knicks ' depressing 2014-15 season was an anomaly for everyone involved, most of all for team president Phil Jackson...

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  19. Can D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson Be Lakers' Backcourt of the Future?

    The Los Angeles Lakers , with D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson at the backcourt controls, didn't have to wait long for their first bout with the boo birds...

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  20. Paul Pierce Can Be Final Ingredient to Los Angeles Clippers' Title Recipe

    Paul Pierce is from Inglewood, a stone's throw from the Great Western Forum, where the Los Angeles Lakers played prior to their current occupation of the Staples Center...

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  21. Past to Present: How Julius Randle Is Shaping the Los Angeles Lakers' Future

    Julius Randle has played just one game as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers . Yet, he's already managed to change the trajectory of the entire organization...

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  22. Los Angeles Lakers Have Pieces in Place to Secure Their Next Superstar

    As the late, great Aaliyah once sang, "If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again." The Los Angeles Lakers appear to have taken that repurposed adage to heart...

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  23. He Tianju Trying to Bring China Back to the NBA

    LAS VEGAS — It was a cold January day, like most January days in Yingkou, a port city in northeast China. Inside the Tiexi Gymnasium, though, the lights had never been brighter, the atmosphere never hotter...

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  24. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Las Vegas Summer League Day 4

    LAS VEGAS — Even in Sin City, there's only so much anyone can do to spice up summer-league basketball. To its credit, the NBA found a way. The Association branded Monday as Noche Latina at the Las Vegas Summer League...

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  25. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Las Vegas Summer League Day 3

    LAS VEGAS — Relatively speaking, Sundays are typically quiet in Las Vegas. By the time the raucous fun of Saturday night has come and gone, most weekend visitors are sapped of their vitality, on their way home or both...

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