1. Breaking Down the Partial NBA Schedule

    We are still in early August but it’s never too early to start talking about the NBA schedule, considering we are coming off what was the biggest offseason in NBA history...

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  2. Are The Oklahoma City Thunder Ready To Contend for a NBA Championship ?

    In my last article I stated that the Oklahoma City Thunder were hands down the NBA’s best young and upcoming team...

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  3. The NBA's Top Five Young and Upcoming Teams

    The Lakers and Heat find themselves in the NBA’s current elite; they are ready and certainly expected to win now. Five years from now either of these teams could fall out of title contention and be forced to retool through the draft...

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  4. NBA Rumors: New York Knicks Will Trade Anybody Except Amar'e Stoudemire

    The New York Knicks have had a busy offseason as they acquired Amar’e Stoudemire for about 100 million, and they used David Lee in a sign and trade, now they could be in the market for the best name available on the market, Chris Paul...

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  5. Predicting Team USA's 2010 12-Man Roster: The Bigs

    Author’s Note: This is the third and final part of a three part series about my predictions for team USA’s final 12 man roster for the 2010 FIBA World Championships. This piece will feature my predictions for the big men of the team...

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  6. Predicting Team USA's 2010 12-Man Roster: The Wings

    Author’s Note: This is the second part of a three-part series about my predictions for team USA’s final 12-man roster for the 2010 Fiba World Championships. This piece will feature my predictions for the wing players of the team...

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  7. Predicting Team USA's 2010 12-Man Roster: The Guards

    Author’s Note: This is the first part of a three part series about my predictions for team USA’s final 12 man roster for the 2010 Fiba World Championships. This piece will feature my predictions for the guards of the team...

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  8. Four Teams That Will Challenge The Heat For The Eastern Conference Title

    The Miami Heat shocked the world by acquiring the three prized free agents of this highly anticipated free agent class. By acquiring LeBron James and Chris Bosh, and resigning Dwyane Wade, the Heat become the immediate favorites to win the title...

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  9. Four Names That Could Be Traded This NBA Offseason

    With all the top free agents signed and sealed, there are still many teams looking to fill gaps in their roster...

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  10. LeBron to The Heat, David Lee To The Warriors, Now What For The Knicks?

    Both of the Knicks targets in the free agency draft, LeBron James and David Lee are now off market. While LeBron had his one hour special on ESPN, David Lee accepted a sign and trade to the Warriors...

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  11. By Choosing Miami, LeBron James May Permanently Damage Brand and Legacy

    As we have now heard the most anticipated decision in sports history, many including Chris Broussard of ESPN had previously reported that LeBron James would sign with the Miami Heat...

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  12. NBA Free Agency: Why It's Likely LeBron James or Dwyane Wade Sign With New York

    With the Knicks recent signing of Amar’e Stoudemire, they just made this free agency period more interesting. The Knicks now have a recruiting tool in Amar’e Stoudemire, and are very alive in the LeBron James sweepstakes...

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  13. NBA Free Agency: Amar'e Stoudemire, New York Knicks Agree To Five-Year Deal

    While Amar'e Stoudemire agreed on a five-year contract worth nearly $100 million with the New York Knicks, many of the other top free agents still remain unsigned, weighing their options for what might be the biggest decision of their careers...

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  14. When It Comes to the Perfect Fit for LeBron James, New York Trumps Chicago

    As we are approaching 2010 free agency, we are finally ready for the madness. The biggest fish in this free agent frenzy certainly is LeBron James, and recently we’ve been hearing ...

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  15. NBA Free Agency: Paul Pierce To Opt Out, Could Mark End of the Big Three

    Yes, you can add another top name to the illustrious list of 2010 free agents. According to Paul Pierce’s agent Jeff Schwartz, Pierce will opt out and become a free agent. By opting out Pierce is leaving a guaranteed $21...

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  16. New York Knicks to Offer Joe Johnson Max Contract, ESPN's Chris Broussard Claims

    The 2010 NBA free agent class is the biggest in sports history. A big player in this free agent class will be the New York Knicks, who have spent more than two years clearing cap space under President of Basketball Operations Donnie Walsh...

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  17. Looking Ahead: The Top 5 Prospects For The 2011 NBA Draft

    As the draft is now behind us, it may be a bit too early but I will preview the top five prospects for the 2011 NBA Draft. This year’s draft was the draft of the big men, as eight big men went in the lottery...

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  18. NBA Draft 2010: Evaluating This Year's Crop's Good, Bad and Mysteries

    The draft is only a few days away and it’s as unpredictable as the last draft. Before today we thought the top 3 were set, Wall, Turner, Favors in that order. Now, however we are hearing otherwise, maybe Wesley Johnson could sneak into the top 3...

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  19. 2010 NBA Free Agency, Buyer Beware: Carlos Boozer

    As we are nearing the end of June, we are ready to witness the biggest wave of free agents in the history of sports. Many, such as LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and others, will go out and test the market...

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  20. 2010 NBA Mock Draft 1.0

    It’s mid-June, which means that teams are already inviting players for workouts. And unless you’re the Lakers or Celtics, your attention is shifted completely towards free agency and the draft...

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  21. 2010 NBA Finals Game Two: Kevin Garnett Needs To Step for the Boston Celtics

    After the Celtics game 1 104-89 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, Pau Gasol took some shots at Kevin Garnett saying Garnett had “lost some explosiveness”. Garnett had a mediocre game scoring 16 and grabbing abysmal 4 rebounds...

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  22. 76ers Franchise Taking Steps in the Right Direction

    What a difference a week can make A week ago, the Sixers were without a coach, and slotted for the sixth pick in a two player draft, a pick that they can’t turn into a franchise changer...

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  23. Lance Stephenson: The Most Intriguing NBA Draft Prospect

    While the NBA Draft Lottery will be held tomorrow night, there are many hoping to have their name called in the first round. Had Lance Stephenson been asked a year ago about the draft, he would’ve thought he was a lock for the lottery...

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  24. Evaluating the Options for LeBron James

    With the Cavs miserable exit in the second round, the national media shift their attention to one question, where will LeBron James be playing next season...

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  25. Three Reasons Why Dwyane Wade Is Staying in Miami

    Aside from LeBron James, Dwyane Wade headlines what may be the most star studded free agent class of all-time...

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