1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 131,299 reads 0 comments

  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. NBA Free Agents Who Could Earn Big Paydays in 2017 Postseason

    Certain NBA players have more at stake during the playoffs than championship pipe dreams and bragging rights. Like money, for instance. Free agency is simple for players with defined values...

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  8. NBA Sophomore Ladder: Nikola Jokic Is the Cream of the Crop

    Who says NBA rookies are the only ones allowed to have a progress meter in the form of a ladder? Sophomore contributors deserve one just as much. They are still relatively new to the Association themselves...

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  9. Weren't the Detroit Pistons Supposed to Be Better Than This?

    NEW YORK — Stan Van Gundy stood before a pack of reporters. His Detroit Pistons had just suffered their fourth straight defeat, the latest letdown a 109-95 loss to the bumbling, if not tanking, New York Knicks ...

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  10. NBA Teams That Could Look Drastically Different Next Season

    Take a screenshot of your favorite NBA team's roster now. There's a chance it looks a lot different by the start of next season. Continuity is a solid barometer for success in the Association...

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  11. The One 2017 1st-Round Opponent Each Playoff Team Matches Up with Best

    Legend has it that if we talk about the NBA playoffs ad nauseam, it'll get here exponentially quicker than if we were to remain silent. It's like when a groundhog doesn't see its shadow Feb...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 80,519 reads 0 comments

  12. Every NBA Team's Biggest Flight Risk in 2017 Free Agency

    As rule No. 896, subsection 17, bullet point Q, paragraph 24 of the NBA 's fandom handbook stipulates: Always mentally prepare for all your favorite team's free agents to skedaddle...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 93,858 reads 0 comments

  13. Every NBA Team's Most Promising Prospect

    Feel like peering into the future of your favorite NBA team? It's understandable if you don't. Not every squad is adequately stocked for tomorrow. Others are so committed to the present now that's it's tough to think about anything else...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 209,301 reads 0 comments

  14. The NBA's MVP of Every Age Group

    Two years have passed since we last named an NBA MVP at every age. Let's fire up that process yet again, because handing out just one Maurice Podoloff Trophy is lame...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 130,473 reads 0 comments

  15. The Biggest Overachievers and Underachievers of 2016-17 NBA Season

    Each and every year, we enter the NBA season determined not to be caught off guard. Each and every year, we fail. Preseason expectations are meant to be broken — to be proved wrong...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 61,640 reads 0 comments

  16. The 10 NBA Free Agents Most Likely to Be Overpaid in 2017 Offseason

    With another salary-cap spike on the way this summer, NBA free agency is once again going to be... lit . There won't be as much money floating around compared to last July...

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  17. Passing the Torch: 8 NBA Teams with New Alpha Dogs

    More torches are being passed inside NBA locker rooms and pecking orders now than in recent memory. Rebuilding teams always feature players jostling for importance, so we're used to a certain level of status turnover...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 7 months ago 61,843 reads 0 comments

  18. Previewing the 20 Biggest Names on the 2017 NBA Free-Agent Market

    Welcome to the big-name NBA free-agency primer that the world at large has yet to realize it cannot live without. To be clear, this is not a ranking of the best available players...

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  19. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Russell Westbrook's MVP Candidacy Is Least of OKC's Worries

    In between marveling at Russell Westbrook 's MVP candidacy and the Oklahoma City Thunder's enduring dalliance with relevance following Kevin Durant 's departure, we should probably find some time to worry about the team's future...

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  20. NBA Free Agency 2017: An Early Look at Each Team's Top Potential Targets

    If you're not down with early NBA free-agency takez , you've come to the wrong place. Last July's $102 million salary-cap and $122 million luxury-tax forecasts will shape every team's shopping list...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 267,141 reads 0 comments

  21. 20 Likeliest NBA Players to Be Dealt This Offseason

    Find yourself suffering from the end-of-the- NBA -trade-deadline blues? Don't worry, we've got some offseason conjecture to hold you over. Picking out summertime trade subjects is more about every player's current situation than anything else...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 195,081 reads 0 comments

  22. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Celtics Justified in Standing Pat at Trade Deadline

    On the one hand, the Boston Celtics' 103-99 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night is a single win—a blip of success in a long season against a team missing two of its most important players...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 56,683 reads 0 comments

  23. Updated 2017 Win-Loss Projections for Every NBA Team

    Now that the NBA has put some distance between itself and the trade deadline, the league-wide pecking order is overdue for an update. Some teams changed the trajectory of their entire season, for better or worse, amid February's annual chaos...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 8 months ago 67,644 reads 0 comments

  24. NBA Trade Deadline 2017: Grading Every Deal

    As usual, the NBA 's trade deadline did not disappoint. It tore through our minds, bodies, souls and Twitter timelines like a nitrous-powered battering ram. Then, just like that, it was over...

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  25. Ranking Last-Minute NBA Trade Deadline Targets for the New York Knicks

    One of these seasons, the New York Knicks won't be among the most active teams leading into the NBA 's trade deadline. It just won't be this year. Or the next. Or the one after that...

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