1. Biggest Offseason Priorities and Targets for Houston Rockets

    The Houston Rockets could hardly have suffered a more stunning end to their 2016-17 season. First, they followed up a blowout home win in Game 4 against the San Antonio Spurs with a heartbreaking overtime loss in the Alamo City...

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  2. Biggest Ticking Time Bombs in 2017 NBA Free Agency

    Free agency can be—and often is—a dangerous game in the NBA . Every summer, one team or another is all but guaranteed to overpay for veteran talent that winds up choking its cap sheet like alien weeds in a once-thriving lake...

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  3. Biggest Offseason Priorities and Targets for Utah Jazz

    A sweep is never a satisfying way to end a playoff run in the NBA . But for the Utah Jazz , getting wiped out by the Golden State Warriors was practically academic on both ends...

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  4. Potential Landing Spots for Kyle Lowry in 2017 NBA Free Agency

    Kyle Lowry didn't need long to ponder the first step for his NBA future. The morning after the Toronto Raptors became the latest Eastern Conference contender to meet the Cleveland ...

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  5. Biggest Offseason Priorities and Targets for Toronto Raptors

    In some respects, the Toronto Raptors took some important steps forward during the 2016-17 NBA season. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan both enjoyed career years...

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  6. Flipping the Script vs. Cavs Begins with the Raptors' Backcourt

    The Toronto Raptors are 8-2 all time in playoff games when Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan score at least 20 points apiece...

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  7. Biggest Offseason Priorities and Targets for Atlanta Hawks

    For six games, the Atlanta Hawks gave the Washington Wizards all they could handle. A seventh wasn't in the cards for this crew, as Atlanta's 115-99 home loss Friday made all too clear...

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  8. Biggest Offseason Priorities and Targets for Chicago Bulls

    For five weeks, the Chicago Bulls set aside their season-long drama and played some of the NBA 's best basketball. They won nine of their final 13 games to sneak into the playoffs as the Eastern Conference's No...

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  9. Biggest Offseason Priorities and Targets for Los Angeles Clippers

    This is the moment the Los Angeles Clippers have long been dreading, the one the media have been pointing toward and harping on for months (if not years), the one that’s had the team’s fragile fan base so nervous for so long...

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  10. Biggest Offseason Priorities and Targets for Memphis Grizzlies

    It wasn't another M.A.S.H. unit sweep at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs , but for the Memphis Grizzlies , two first-round wins won't likely feel much better this year than none did in 2016...

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  11. Biggest Offseason Priorities and Targets for Milwaukee Bucks

    The Milwaukee Bucks ' 92-89 series-ending Game 6 loss to the Toronto Raptors was a microcosm of their 2016-17 campaign...

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  12. Biggest Offseason Priorities and Targets for Oklahoma City Thunder

    It’s a rule of thumb in the NBA playoffs that the team with the best player typically advances. The Oklahoma City Thunder 's five-game defeat at the hands of the Houston ...

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  13. Biggest Offseason Priorities for Portland Trail Blazers

    It was merely a matter of when, not if, the Portland Trail Blazers would meet their maker in Round 1 of the 2017 NBA playoffs...

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  14. Biggest Offseason Priorities and Targets for Indiana Pacers

    The Indiana Pacers had every opportunity to spring a first-round upset over the Cleveland Cavaliers .In Game 1, C.J. Miles misfired on a clean look at what would’ve been the winning shot...

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  15. NBA Playoff Bracket Round-by-Round Predictions

    Do you smell it? Not the flow of pollen from flower children filing out to California's desert to Coachella. Not the sweet scents of spring holiday confections. And certainly not the stench of NBA teams tanking their way to more lottery combinations...

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  16. Each Non-NBA Playoff Team's Key Offseason Decision

    For most of the NBA , there’s too much to do right now to start thinking about next season. Scouting playoff matchups, getting guys healthy and ready for a long postseason ...

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  17. 'God Has a Plan': The Seas Have Parted for Kings' Rookie Skal Labissiere

    For an NBA rookie, Skal Labissiere leads a relatively simple life. In his solar system, the world revolves around basketball—workouts with Sacramento Kings coaches, daily ...

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  18. One Question Every NBA Non-Playoff Team Must Answer in Offseason

    Spring is a busy time for everyone in the NBA , one way or another. For more than half the league, it's about preparing for the playoffs, with the Larry O'Brien Trophy on the other end of the rainbow...

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  19. A '$100 Million Man' in the Making: How Otto Porter Jr. Shot His Way to the Top

    Every great shooter has a pregame routine—some more spectacular than others. Stephen Curry dribbles two basketballs at once and launches shots from midcourt . Kevin Durant mimics Dirk Nowitzki 's one-legged shots in the lane...

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  20. Last Chance at Glory for These NBA Playoff Cores

    The Larry O'Brien Trophy won't be the only thing at stake in this year's NBA playoffs. As always, impending free agents will put their potential contracts on the line...

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  21. NBA Teams Without a True Cornerstone

    For all that specialized shooters and rim runners have done to accelerate and accommodate the NBA 's stylistic revolution, the fundamentals of success are the same as ever. Step 1: Find a superstar...

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  22. NBA 8th-Seed Power Rankings

    For all the digital ink spilled over the Golden State Warriors , San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers at the top of the NBA , and the gallons more spent pontificating on ...

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  23. How Malcolm Brogdon Went from NBA Draft Afterthought to Rookie of the Year Race

    LOS ANGELES — Last spring, one player in particular had NBA executives buzzing at the league's predraft camp in Chicago. Not Ben Simmons, the eventual No. 1 pick; he declined to attend...

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  24. Tank Rank: Which NBA Teams Are Primed to Strike Gold in Draft Lottery?

    Winter is almost officially over, but across the NBA , hibernation season is just getting into full swing...

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  25. Biggest Beneficiaries from the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline so Far

    Three weeks have flown by since the flurry of the NBA trade deadline flashed before our eyes. Over that span, we've seen DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis struggle to adapt ...

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