1. Spots Up for Grabs During NBA Training Camp

    The best NBA teams already know who's playing where, who's doing what and how long they'll be doing it on a night-to-night basis. Rotational certainty is a hallmark of quality around the league, a signal of good chemistry and a clear plan...

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  2. Top Candidates for 1st-Time NBA MVPs: How Far Can Giannis, KAT Leap?

    Russell Westbrook cracked the first-timers club last season, breaking a half-decade streak in which LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry retained possession of the NBA MVP award...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 day ago 46,489 reads 0 comments

  3. Ranking Every NBA Team's Starting Frontcourt Ahead of 2017-18 Season

    As shooting ranges stretch and skill trumps strength in a more free-flowing game, the NBA is increasingly a league dominated by guards and wings...

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  4. Would You Rather Have NBA's Youngest or Oldest Player at Each Position?

    The best NBA players tend to occupy a sweet spot between youth and experience. Still peaking athletically but seasoned enough to master the mental rigors of basketball played at the highest level, these guys, usually in their mid-20s, have it all...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 days ago 52,103 reads 0 comments

  5. Chris Paul, Golden State Warriors and the Ultimate 'What If?'

    Recall the Golden State Warriors as they once were. Before they became a dynastic monument to team-building genius—a cruel, competition-squashing symbol of what happens when ...

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  6. Sidekicks Wanted: Who Will Emerge to Support Solo NBA Stars?

    The modern NBA is built on individual stars. They have signature shoes, cultivated social media presences and #brands. They are singular, and we glorify their late-game takeovers...

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  7. 'Complacency' May Be Warriors' Biggest Concern, but It's Not Their Only Weakness

    Tiny weaknesses in otherwise unconquerable foes have always provided sources of hope amid despair. The Death Star's main reactor was a fatal vulnerability, killing the queen downed ...

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  8. Who Ya Got on Defense: Draymond Green or Kawhi Leonard?

    Kawhi Leonard and Draymond Green own the last three Defensive Player of the Year Awards, and any conversation on the NBA 's top stopper starts with them...

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  9. The NBA Stints That Time Forgot

    There's great risk in defending hipster concert-goers, as few species are more deserving of scorn. But this trend-obsessed, "I'm cool because I'm cool with being purposely uncool" subset of humanity is the only faction performing a vital cultural task..

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 16 days ago 25,768 reads 0 comments

  10. NBA Relationship Counseling: How Will New Star-Studded Duos Work?

    In the NBA , you can't just mash together top talent and assume it'll work. Chemistry matters. So does an established pecking order that dictates bus boarding protocol, crunch-time priority and who gets to yell at whom...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 17 days ago 37,353 reads 0 comments

  11. The NBA Auto-Fill Game: Answering the Internet's Biggest Kyrie Irving Questions

    Kyrie Irving might be the newsiest NBA player out there right now—the centerpiece of a massive trade between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers that could shift the balance of power in the Eastern Conference...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 21 days ago 28,157 reads 0 comments

  12. Vegas NBA Win Totals: Is 67.5 Actually Conservative for Golden State Warriors?

    The Golden State Warriors have the highest over/under win total for the 2017-18 NBA season with a historically ambitious 67.5, according to the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook (via Ben Fawkes of ESPN...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 23 days ago 13,594 reads 0 comments

  13. Let's Look at the Bright Side for NBA Offseason's Biggest Losers

    For a few of the offseason's most disappointing teams, the 2017-18 NBA campaign can't come soon enough. Not necessarily because hopes are high, everyone's healthy and the entire ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 23 days ago 17,810 reads 0 comments

  14. Road Maps for Teams Stuck in NBA Purgatory

    It's fine to win 35 games and miss the NBA playoffs...if it's part of a plan. But being stuck in the middle—rudderless and uncommitted to either abject failure or the pursuit of a championship—that's limbo...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 24 days ago 41,043 reads 0 comments

  15. In Honor of Kobe Bryant Day, We Answer Googlers' Most Pressing Mamba Questions

    The hunger for NBA knowledge is insatiable, and nothing drives that point home like skimming through search engines to see the ridiculous questions people are asking about their favorite stars...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 29 days ago 17,177 reads 0 comments

  16. How Much Run Should Warriors Rookie Jordan Bell Get This Season?

    Rookies aren't supposed to make a difference, but Golden State Warriors ' second-rounder Jordan Bell is positioned to defy expectations...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 29 days ago 12,658 reads 0 comments

  17. Predicting 2017-18 NBA All-Star Game Rosters

    An offseason that further tipped the balance of power toward the Western Conference will shape the 2018 NBA All-Star rosters in ways that feel unfair...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 86,565 reads 0 comments

  18. Cavs? Spurs? Heat? Top Potential Landing Spots for Dwyane Wade

    From the moment the Chicago Bulls telegraphed their rebuilding plans by moving Jimmy Butler on draft night, Dwyane Wade 's days with the team were numbered...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 165,089 reads 0 comments

  19. Predicting Every NBA Team's Breakout Player for 2017-18 Season

    The NBA offseason is all about what's next. Speculative frenzy runs amok during the draft and free agency as everyone scrambles to get a grip on what the upcoming campaign might look like...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 146,798 reads 0 comments

  20. Should Golden State Warriors Join the Paul George Sweepstakes Next Offseason?

    The mere whisper of Paul George in the Bay Area a year from now proves the Golden State Warriors have reached the Jurassic Park stage of organizational omnipotence. Isn't that right, 1993's Jeff Goldblum? The Warriors could do this...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 25,453 reads 0 comments

  21. What Does Being on a Perennial Contender Mean for Warriors' Forgotten Youth?

    Feeling sympathy for the Golden State Warriors is an unconscionable affront to competitive decency—not unlike worrying about how poor Godzilla's scaly feet might get splinters from all those buildings he's stomping on...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 48,176 reads 0 comments

  22. Vince Carter? Justin Jackson? NBA's Best Veteran-Youngster Position Battles

    The NBA life cycle is short, cruel and fraught with uncertainty. Veterans fight for years to establish themselves, only to face up-and-coming challengers who want the minutes they've earned...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 64,344 reads 0 comments

  23. Who Ya Got on the Wing, Kawhi Leonard or Kevin Durant?

    Choosing between Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard used to be easy. It was a simple question of offense versus defense. Figure out which side of the floor meant more to you, pick the guy who crushed it on his specialized end, and you were done...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 40,522 reads 0 comments

  24. NBA Players with Most to Prove Entering Final Year of Their Deals

    No matter how firmly established his reputation, every NBA player begins the 2017-18 season with questions to answer. Those playing in contract years stand out, though. They're the ones who must prove their worth ahead of free agency...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 33,521 reads 0 comments

  25. Stability Won't Last: NBA Coaches on Hot Seat Entering 2017-18 Season

    Every NBA coach who started the 2016-17 season finished it. Don't expect that to happen again. Not just because last year was the first time in 46 seasons without a head ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 68,965 reads 0 comments