1. 2017 NBA Playoffs: Updated Postseason MVP Rankings

    What would the NBA playoffs be without the made-up race for MVP honors? It's flat-out unfair that there isn't an individual honor to supplement the NBA Finals MVP...

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  2. The Offseason Moves That Could Turn NBA Free Agency on Its Head

    Every NBA offseason transaction has a trickle-down effect. Some are more extensive than others, but it's rare that a free-agent signing or completed trade impacts only the involved parties...

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  3. Eastern Conference Finals Berth Vindicates Celtics' Quiet Trade Deadline

    In beating the Washington Wizards 115-105 on Monday night, the Boston Celtics earned so much more than an Eastern Conference Finals bid...

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  4. Do Wizards Have the Edge over Celtics Following Gritty Win, John Wall's Heroics?

    John Wall wasn't going to let the Washington Wizards' season end without a Game 7. And he most certainly wasn't letting the Boston Celtics leave D.C...

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  5. Face It, New York Knicks and Kristaps Porzingis Are Stuck with Each Other

    If only there was an emoji for a dumpster fire that we could break out whenever the New York Knicks monopolize headlines out of turn...

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  6. Stay Away: 1 Free Agent Every NBA Team Should Avoid This Offseason

    Now that the NBA 's top free agents have had their say , the floor belongs to the teams. When so much time is spent poring over salary-cap situations and grasping at potential ...

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  7. What Every NBA Lottery Team Should Do If It Wins No. 1 Pick

    Scenario: Your favorite NBA lottery team just won this year's No. 1 pick. What should it do? Should it draft Markelle Fultz out of Washington? Take UCLA's Lonzo Ball? Select Josh ...

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  8. The Unsung Hero of Every Remaining NBA Playoff Team

    Not all NBA heroes wear capes. Some of them, in fact, don't even get enough metaphorical hugs for their postseason efforts. So let's pour one out for the unsung heroes. Current All-Stars have no place here...

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  9. Blake Griffin Holds Key to Clippers' Future...And All of NBA Free Agency

    All eyes are going to be on the Los Angeles Clippers when NBA free agency gets underway, and for good reason: Their core will set the tone for the summer, dictating whether the ...

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  10. Stay Away! 1 NBA Team Every Top-10 Free Agent Should Avoid This Offseason

    Plenty of time is spent cautioning NBA teams against signing certain free agents. But what about the other way around? Who will be the voice of warning for players? You. Me. Us...

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  11. Beefs We Want to See Play Out Later in NBA Playoffs

    Worthwhile NBA beefs are few and far between these days. Opposing players have known each other for years. They hang out off the court. They are, by and large, able to separate the competition from real life...

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  12. 10 Things the NBA Playoffs Have Made Crystal Clear During First 2 Weeks

    More than two weeks of NBA playoff basketball is in the books. Here's hoping you've been taking notes, because we're about reflect on all that we've learned...

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  13. Should the Chicago Bulls Run It Back or Blow It Up?

    It never mattered how the Chicago Bulls would wrap their first-round playoff series with the Boston Celtics . Win or lose, competitive or not, the end result was always a precursor to ground-floor self-reflection...

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  14. 1 Hashtag to Sum Up Every Still-Alive NBA Playoff Team

    What, you didn't think the first round of the NBA playoffs would end without hashtags for each of the surviving teams, did you? Some people (probably) say stories can't be told in hashtag form...

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  15. All-Postseason Teams After the Two Weeks of NBA Playoffs

    Wouldn't it be cool if Finals MVP wasn't the only individual award handed out during the NBA playoffs? Don't bother answering. We already know it would be...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 57,958 reads 0 comments

  16. Red Flags for 1st-Round Playoff Survivors

    If your favorite NBA team is one of the 13 still alive, congratulations! But also: Grab your umbrella, because we're about to rain on their parades. Lasting this long in the first round of the playoffs doesn't shield teams against criticism...

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  17. New NBA Superteams That Could Happen Before Next Season

    Superteam pursuits used to be all the rage in the NBA , with successful formations by the Los Angeles Clippers and since-torn-down Miami Heat acting as primary inspiration. They weren't the first superteams...

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  18. He Made HOW Much? Predicting the Worst Contracts of 2017 NBA Offseason

    We interrupt your regularly scheduled NBA playoff programing to bring you the latest form of backhanded flattery, free-agency edition. Predicting which players will get the worst contracts of the offseason is awkward territory...

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  19. Breaking Down Every NBA Team's Salary-Cap Situation Ahead of 2017 Offseason

    Another round of NBA free agency is coming. Before you know it, a champion will be crowned, the draft will have unfolded on Adrian Wojnarowski's Twitter timeline and July 1 will be here...

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  20. Ranking the Rookie-Deal Players of the 2017 NBA Playoffs

    One of the best NBA postseason past times, starting right now, entails giving shoutouts to the non-superstars playing above their pay grade. It's easy to forget about these kiddos when the playoffs tip off...

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  21. Ranking the NBA's Top 50 Free Agents This Summer

    End of the NBA 's regular season got you down? Obviously not. Because that means playoffs! And draft stuff! Plus more playoffs! It also means extra time should be devoted to free agency...

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  22. With 2 'Must-Win' Games Left, Chicago Bulls Have a Dwyane Wade Problem

    BROOKLYN — The Chicago Bulls understood the significance of Saturday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets , their third-to-last of the season...

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  23. Best Landing Spots for Top Free Agents Not Headed to NBA Playoffs

    Admit it: You're longing for a legitimate way to rap about NBA players who won't be partaking in the postseason festivities. Well, you're welcome. Plenty soon-to-be free agents are being steered into an early vacation...

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  24. The Biggest Subplot for Every NBA Playoff Team

    Sixteen NBA teams earn the right to compete for a championship every spring, but let's be real: It's much less than that. A select few squads enter the playoffs as genuine title threats...

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  25. Ranking the NBA Playoffs' Most Dangerous Lineups

    What's rapping, rapping at your chamber door? That would be the NBA playoffs. With the regular season winding down, it's time to try relating what we've seen thus far to what we're about to see...

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