1. NBA Players We're Still Waiting on to Make The Leap

    Good thing we're not required to hold our breath after forecasting the NBA 's next crop of breakout candidates. Every so often, a player does something to invite loftier expectations...

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  2. Pouring Cold Water on NBA's Early-Season Feel-Good Stories

    Contrary to popular belief, not all good things have to meet their bitter, unfortunate, buzz-killing end. But these feel-good stories from the first part of the NBA season should...

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  3. Who Ya Got: NBA Experts Debate Joel Embiid vs. Ben Simmons as Better Cornerstone

    Finding a superstar is the most pivotal and difficult part of any NBA rebuild. But the Philadelphia 76ers needn't worry about it anymore. The fruits of their Process have yielded two: Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons...

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  4. Realistically Available NBA Players with the Most Trade Value This Season

    Surefire trade bait is difficult to suss out this early in the NBA season. Teams are still trying to figure out where they stand...

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  5. Early Report Card Grades for NBA's Newest Alphas

    Don't you just love passing judgment on the NBA 's latest crop of top dogs? This past summer's deep draft class and flurry of player movement have thrust more than a few into new alpha-option roles...

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  6. Ranking Top NBA Breakout Players so Far This Season

    Feel-good breakouts are the best part of every new NBA season. Big-time prospects making long-awaited leaps into superstardom. Rookies playing like veterans. Good players becoming really good players...

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  7. 1 Trade Every Fringe NBA Playoff Team Should Already Be Considering

    Almost every NBA team is already chasing a trade. That's how the business works. Squads are always looking to improve their immediate chances or, in some cases, sell off unwanted assets...

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  8. Winners, Losers and Takeaways from Bucks-Suns Trade for Eric Bledsoe

    Our Eric Bledsoe nightmare is over. The Phoenix Suns have agreed to trade their banished point guard to the Milwaukee Bucks for Greg Monroe, a protected first-round pick and a protected second-round selection (both in 2018), according to ESPN...

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  9. Sound the Alarm! NBA Teams Already Hitting the Panic Button

    Friends don't let friends fall into the trap of thinking they're not allowed to worry about their favorite NBA team just yet. The season is still young. Playoff berths aren't secured in November...

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  10. Legit or Nah? The Verdict on Fast Starts Around the NBA

    You know how the 2017-18 NBA regular season hasn't been old enough for us to glean anything meaningful from its most fiery standouts? Well, brace yourself: The time to purchase stock in what we're seeing is nigh...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 1 reads 0 comments

  11. Potential Trade Packages and Landing Spots for 76ers' Jahlil Okafor

    Divorce is (mercifully) imminent for the Philadelphia 76ers and Jahlil Okafor. As Philly Voice's Kyle Neubeck first reported Tuesday — and the team later confirmed — the Sixers didn't pick up Okafor's fourth-year option for 2018-19...

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  12. Dope AF Performances from the Young NBA Season

    Ruthless injury bugs notwithstanding, the start of the 2017-18 NBA season continues to be awesome. You might even say it's dope as—well, you know...

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  13. NBA Players and Teams Already in Need of a Trade

    Only amateur basketball detectives need more than a week(ish) to figure out which NBA teams and players already need to make a change. Good thing we're all professionals 'round these parts...

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  14. Irrational Conclusions from First Week of NBA Season

    Approach the early portion of the NBA regular-season with extreme caution, they say. Don't get caught up in premature hype, they advise. Small samples will burn you in the end, they claim...

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  15. Every NBA Team's Most Likely All-Star This Season

    Your favorite team might not have a legitimate All-Star candidate, or maybe it has four. Fewer than 20 squads were represented at the no-defense soiree last February in New Orleans...

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  16. 1 Player on Every NBA Team Under the Most Pressure This Season

    Some NBA players will get to play through the 2017-18 regular season without a care in the world or while facing no more pressure than usual. Others won't. They don't get to enjoy relative anonymity or a sense of normalcy...

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  17. Who Ya Got, Backcourt Edition: Houston Rockets or Golden State Warriors?

    With the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets set to open the 2017-18 regular season against one another, now feels like a good time to ask a ridiculously tough question: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson or Chris Paul and James Harden ...

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  18. Dark-Horse Candidates for Every NBA Award in 2017-18

    Preseason NBA awards predictions that aim only to identify the most likely recipient in every category have their place. This space just isn't it...

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  19. NBA Player Rankings: Top 100 Players Before 2017-18 Season Tips Off

    Pop the champagne. Fire up the noisemakers. Release the confetti. Make confetti angels once all those multicolored paper shreds have settled onto the ground. The 2017-18 NBA regular season is (basically) upon us...

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  20. NBA Position Power Rankings: Top 10 Centers Before 2017-18 Season Tips Off

    What do we call someone who says the NBA 's center position is losing its luster? A liar. Small-ball lineups continue to take the league by storm, and many of them spell the demise for certain bigs...

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  21. Ranking the Top 10 NBA Power Forwards Entering 2017-18 Season

    Please, everyone, put down your fidget spinners and offer a warm welcome to the NBA 's newest power forward hierarchy. Familiar names inhabit much of this space, so don't fret...

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  22. Ranking the Top 10 NBA Small Forwards Entering 2017-18 Season

    The NBA 's small forward pecking order needs another once-over. Many of the usual suspects still rule the class, but the line of dominance, as a whole, is undergoing some wholesale revisions and transitions...

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  23. Fantasy NBA All-Star Teams We'd Love to See in 2017-18

    Thank you, NBA . In a joint release with the National Basketball Players Association, the league announced wholesale changes to its annual All-Star Game, effective immediately...

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  24. Ranking the Top 10 NBA Shooting Guards Entering 2017-18 Season

    Sorting through the NBA 's best backcourt partners proves uniquely challenging since the lines between 2s, 3s and 4s have become increasingly blurred...

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  25. Ranking the Top 10 NBA Point Guards Entering 2017-18 Season

    Imagine the 2017-18 NBA season tipping off without a ranking of the league's 10 best point guards. Oh, the horror. Don't worry, though. We won't deprive you of the floor general hierarchy...

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