1. The Default ROY: Inside Dario Saric's Improbable NBA Rookie of the Year Bid

    LOS ANGELES — One way or another, someone from the Philadelphia 76ers figures to bring home hardware after the 2016-17 NBA season...

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  2. The Wooden Way Returns: How UCLA Rediscovered Its Exciting, Uptempo Roots

    LOS ANGELES — Stroll through UCLA's sun-kissed campus and you'll find all kinds of reminders of the man who built one of college basketball's greatest programs a half century ago...

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  3. NBA Teams That Should Consider a Coaching Change by Season's End

    The NBA 's coaching carousel has turned into a carnival of carnage over the last four years. Only five current head coaches (Gregg Popovich, Erik Spoelstra, Rick Carlisle, Dwane Casey and Terry Stotts) were hired prior to the 2013 offseason...

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  4. Friday NBA Roundup: West's No. 1 Seed Is Officially Up for Grabs

    Once upon a time, the Western Conference hierarchy seemed set in stone. The Golden State Warriors were well on their way to wrapping up the No. 1 seed for the third season in a row...

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  5. NBA Award Predictions with 1 Month Remaining in 2016-17 Season

    Can you feel it, folks? The winter ice is thawing, veteran players are resting and bad teams are tanking left and right. It must be the stretch run of the 2016-17 NBA season. There's still plenty to be decided between now and mid-April...

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  6. Clippers' $42 Million Gamble on Jamal Crawford's 'Crazy Style' Looks Genius

    LOS ANGELES — Seventeen years into Jamal Crawford 's NBA career, the league has long since sorted out the telltale signs of an approaching scoring explosion. Crawford himself isn't shy to share his gunslinging secrets...

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  7. Every Rebuilding Team's Biggest Need in the 2017 NBA Draft

    It's an annual debate, one that rages through every front office in the lead-up to and at the NBA Draft. Do you select for need? Or do you take the best player available, regardless ...

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  8. Thursday NBA Roundup: Bulls' Young Players Proving They Can Be Difference-Makers

    You could chalk up the Chicago Bulls ' 94-87 home win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday to circumstance if you were so inclined. You'd find no shortage of such explanations for the shocking result...

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  9. The One 2017 First-Round Opponent Each NBA Playoff Team Wants to Avoid

    There's no such thing as a cakewalk in the NBA playoffs—that is, unless you're the Golden State Warriors and you get to feast on a sub-.500 squad right out of the gate...

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  10. NBA Scouts, Executives and Coaches Consider Pelicans' Ceiling with Boogie

    The news of DeMarcus Cousins ’ post-All-Star Game partnership with Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans sent shockwaves through the NBA ...

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  11. 2017 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rankings at Start of March

    Defense has been largely an afterthought throughout the 2016-17 NBA season. Offenses around the Association are shattering records left and right, with the league on track to set ...

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  12. 2017 NBA Free-Agent Rankings: Post Trade-Deadline Edition

    In the lead-up to the 2017 NBA trade deadline, 13 potential free agents changed teams, including some big-money impact players like Serge Ibaka and Nerlens Noel...

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  13. With New Pieces, Toronto Raptors Show Why They're East's Biggest Threat to Cavs

    The Toronto Raptors have been greeted by a slew of surprises—some good, one bad—over the last 11 days as All-Star Weekend has come and gone...

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  14. NBA Trade Deadline 2017: Ranking Every Team's Starting 5, Post-Deadline

    The NBA 's Feb. 23 trade deadline came and went with the usual mix of bluster and bust. Breathless tweets of Jimmy Butler and Paul George getting measured for new jerseys with the league's coastal elites gave way to the likes of P...

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  15. NBA Trade Deadline 2017: Grading 2016's Deadline Deals, 1 Year Later

    It's tough to tell whether the 2017 NBA trade deadline will feature a flurry of activity or cause most of us to fall asleep. Sure, some notable names (Carmelo Anthony, Paul Millsap , Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel, etc...

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  16. Best NBA Dunk Contest Slams Ever

    Topping the last two years of the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest will be a tall order for 2017's contestants. Aaron Gordon , who pushed Zach LaVine to the brink in Toronto last year, ...

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  17. Ranking the Best Moments in NBA All-Star Game History

    Moments make the NBA All-Star Game. The 2017 edition should be no exception. The extensive shade traded between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook figures to draw plenty of eyeballs...

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  18. NBA Teams That Will Turn Things Around After the 2017 All-Star Break

    Ever wonder why the NBA has been so cranky over the past few weeks? Look no further than the All-Star break. Those participating in Feb. 17-19's festivities might already be eying the fun that awaits them in New Orleans ...

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  19. Friday NBA Roundup: No Doubt Draymond Green Is the League's Most Unique Player

    Kevin Durant doesn't want to talk anymore about his first return trip to Oklahoma City, which is due up on Saturday night...

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  20. NBA Youngsters on the Verge of All-Star Status

    Three years ago, Anthony Davis and Damian Lillard suited up for the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday and the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday...

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  21. The NBA's All 'You Should Still Be in School' Team

    It's tough to fault a kid for ditching college for the NBA without first getting a degree. Every game played at the collegiate level wears on a player's body and takes with it ...

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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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