1. Friday NBA Roundup: James Harden, Russell Westbrook Mask Teams' Flaws

    With just over two minutes to go in overtime and the Houston Rockets and Chicago Bulls tied at 115, James Harden climbed onto Michael Carter-Williams' back and drew a foul.....

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  2. NBA Trade Deadline 2017: 10 Trade Targets Who Could Shape Playoff Picture

    The NBA playoff picture is as murky as it's been in a long time. Heading into Thursday's action, all but one team (the Brooklyn Nets) stood within seven games of a playoff spot...

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  3. Predicting the 2020 NBA All-Star Team

    There's already so much talk about the year 2020 these days (for reasons that have nothing to do with basketball), it's pretty easy to think of what the NBA might look like by then as well...

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  4. NBA Teams That Should Tank the Rest of the Season

    There's at least one person in the NBA who sees a future full of tanking: Mark Cuban. In the mind of the boisterous Dallas Mavericks owner, the new collective bargaining agreement—which ...

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  5. Austin Rivers Isn't a Nepotism Case Anymore for Los Angeles Clippers

    LOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers was preparing for the crowning moment of his NBA career. His Boston Celtics had just dropped Game 5 of the 2008 Finals to the Los Angeles Lakers ...

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  6. Friday NBA Roundup: Joel Embiid Has 76ers Easy to Root For, Playoff-Bound or Not

    Joel Embiid didn't waste any time announcing his return from a three-game absence. On the Philadelphia 76ers ' first possession Friday night (in front of a national audience), ...

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  7. 2017 NBA Trade Deadline: 10 Free-Agents-to-Be Who Could Be Dealt by the Deadline

    This year's NBA trade deadline could be among the quietest in recent memory—for a variety of reasons...

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  8. 2016-17 NBA Under-25 Player Power Rankings

    The NBA is rife with young talent like never before. Each conference will feature one player under the age of 25 in its starting lineup at the All-Star Game: Milwaukee Bucks forward ...

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  9. Ranking the Best Players to Never Start an NBA All-Star Game

    The annual talk of NBA All-Star starter snubs is complicated enough as is, but this year's discussion could be tougher to suss out than ever before. No longer will starting nods be doled out by the fans alone, which had been the case since 1975...

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  10. 2016-17 NBA Power Rankings as Season's 2nd Half Begins

    If there are such things as NBA dog days, you'll likely find them in January. Between the bitter cold gripping most of the map, the halfway point of an 82-game slate and the fast ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 95,342 reads 212 comments

  11. What's Next for LA Clippers Following Chris Paul's Latest Injury?

    J.J. Redick had seen Chris Paul in pain before—and, more often than not, he'd seen him fight through that pain and keep playing. It wasn't until the second half of the Los Angeles Clippers ' Martin Luther King Jr...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 36,796 reads 78 comments

  12. Kevin Garnett Has Found the Perfect Pupil in Trash-Talking DeAndre Jordan

    LOS ANGELES — DeAndre Jordan doesn't miss much on the defensive end—not a dribbler attacking the rim, not a cutter looking for a lob and definitely not a Los Angeles Clippers teammate slipping on an assignment...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 23,571 reads 19 comments

  13. 2017 NBA Rookie Ladder: New Year's Rankings for League's Next Wave

    The 2016 NBA draft class has so far proved to be as underwhelming as the year itself. Of the rookies on this top-20 list, only 12 were picked this past June. That could change over the second half of the 2016-17 season...

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  14. Thursday NBA Roundup: Warriors Don't Have Normal NBA Problems

    There are two types of teams in the NBA : the Golden State Warriors and everyone else. For everyone else, a 127-107 victory over any opponent, even the middling Detroit Pistons , might qualify as a noteworthy night...

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  15. Friday NBA Roundup: Warriors' Struggles vs. Elites Are Impossible to Ignore

    It's not often that a two-time NBA MVP gets overshadowed, let alone one who's helped revolutionize the modern-day NBA...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 96,077 reads 219 comments

  16. Grit-'N'-Grind 2.0: How the Memphis Grizzlies Finally Joined the Modern NBA

    LOS ANGELES — The Memphis Grizzlies don't own a Larry O'Brien Trophy. They've never won a game during the conference finals, let alone appeared in the NBA Finals during their 21 years in the league (the first six of which were in Vancouver)...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 12,611 reads 21 comments

  17. 15 Storylines That Will Define the Rest of the 2016-17 NBA Season

    Try as many might to leave 2016 in the rearview, the NBA doesn't wipe its slate completely clean. The nearly half-season that came and went before the calendar flipped set the stage for what's to come in 2017...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 24,107 reads 37 comments

  18. NBA 2016 Review: Looking Back at the Best and Worst of the Year in the NBA

    You thought you were all done with 2016, didn't you? The good, the bad, the ugly, the worse-than-bad, the worse-than-worse-than-bad...that was supposed to go the way of the dinosaurs once the clock struck midnight on Jan...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 39,114 reads 84 comments

  19. Saturday NBA Roundup: There Is No Doubting Giannis Antetokounmpo as a Superstar

    Giannis Antetokounmpo has long been a nuisance as far as the Chicago Bulls are concerned. A year-and-a-half ago, he was ejected from the Milwaukee Bucks' Game 6 blowout playoff loss for tackling Mike Dunleavy into the courtside seats...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 55,106 reads 74 comments

  20. Friday NBA Roundup: Isaiah Thomas Making Case as the Only Superstar Celtics Need

    It was the Boston Celtics' biggest game of the 2016-17 NBA season to date, and Isaiah Thomas was nowhere to be found down the stretch—and not because he was the shortest player out there...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 26,817 reads 69 comments

  21. LA Clippers' Depth Getting First Real Test Amid Injuries to Stars

    LOS ANGELES — If you took last spring's six-game playoff loss to the Portland Trail Blazers and stretched it out over approximately 30 games, it would look a lot like the Los Angeles Clippers ' 2016-17 season so far...

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  22. What a Time to Be a 5: Why NBA Bigs Are Launching More Threes Than Ever

    Joel Embiid entered the NBA with the tools to rule the paint. The arachnoid frame, with room to pack on mass. The footwork of a ballet dancer. The gliding strides of a gazelle...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 25,694 reads 39 comments

  23. Friday NBA Roundup: Warriors Rolling Ahead of Finals Rematch with Cavaliers

    To paraphrase the late, great Dennis Green , the Golden State Warriors are who we thought they were: the NBA 's leanest, meanest winning machine...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 52,551 reads 55 comments

  24. NBA Rookie Ladder: How the Top 10 Stack Up Entering 2017

    2016 can't come to an end soon enough f or most of the NBA 's current rookies . Sure, there was plenty of excitement on draft day...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 86,279 reads 61 comments

  25. Where Do Los Angeles Clippers Go from Here After Latest Blake Griffin Injury?

    PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — Through all their years together, and all the twists and turns therein, the Los Angeles Clippers have, like Liam Neeson in Taken , acquired a particular set of skills, for better or worse...

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