1. NBA Power Rankings Heading into 2017 All-Star Game

    Change is afoot a s we head into the unofficial halfway point of the 2016-17 NBA season. Even if the absolute top spots in our power rankings aren't shifting, we've got a new entrant into the top five and several shifts in the top 10...

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  2. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Miami Heat Are Legitimate Threat to Make the Playoffs

    The Miami Heat won't put together another 13-game winning streak between now and the end of the season, but the underlying qualities that produced that run remain. And so should our faith in Miami...

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  3. It's Now or Never for DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — DeMarcus Cousins will spend the rest of the 2016-17 NBA season walking on eggshells...

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  4. Monday NBA Roundup: Any Criticism of Russell Westbrook Must Come with Sympathy

    I'm not sure anything could make Russell Westbrook angrier than knowing he was the object of pity, which is why we should probably whisper about how it's hard not to feel bad for the guy these days...

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  5. 2017 NBA Power Rankings: New York Knicks' Disastrous Free Fall Continues

    Against all odds, the New York Knicks are finding new ways to unravel. The discord, on-court ugliness and general dysfunction have them occupying their lowest power ranking position all season...

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  6. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Clippers Should Stay Far Away from Carmelo Anthony Trade

    Mountains of complicated logistics and prohibitive financial realities obstruct any trade sending Carmelo Anthony to the Los Angles Clippers. But what if they didn't? Pretend Melo's no-trade clause isn't an issue...

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  7. Monday NBA Roundup: Cavs vs. Wizards Has Potential to Be Epic Playoff Series

    It's far too early to know which matchup we'll get in the Eastern Conference Finals, but after watching the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards slug it out during an instant classic on Monday, we know which one we want...

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  8. 2017 NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up After 50 Games

    Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are capitalizing on a corps of contenders working through flaws of one sort or another...

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  9. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Steph Curry Has Dubs Separating Themselves Among Elites

    Stephen Curry is soaring into the stratosphere again, and he's helping the Golden State Warriors figure out just how high they can fly. Both developments are bad news for the rest of the NBA ...

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  10. Ranking the Warriors' Top Western Conference Foes by Playoff Threat Level

    The Golden State Warriors are short on peers. Leaders in wins as well as offensive, defensive and net rating, they've distanced themselves from the rest of the league...

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  11. Monday NBA Roundup: LeBron James' Newest Historic Feat Comes with Huge Concern

    It's time to give LeBron James a break. The Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Dallas Mavericks by a final score of 104-97 on Monday, and in addition to cementing a losing record ...

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  12. 2017 NBA Power Rankings: Midseason Update

    In this week's NBA Power Rankings, we're leaning on recent play to reflect what's really going on with the league's ever-shifting hierarchy...

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  13. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Flawed Cavaliers Struggling to Get Back on Track

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are doing their best to disrupt the sense of fatalism that has defined the 2016-17 season, registering their sixth loss in eight games and looking very little ...

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  14. Monday NBA Roundup: Jabari Parker Proving Bucks Aren't Just Greek Freak's Team

    The Milwaukee Bucks may want to consider shaming Jabari Parker more often. Parker's teammates decided to punish him for his discloser of locker-room business, demoting him ...

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  15. Bleacher Report Staff Picks for 2017 NBA All-Star Game Reserves

    The 2017 NBA All-Star Game will take place Feb. 19 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, and now we know who'll be on the floor for the opening tip...

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  16. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry Perfecting 1-2 Punch

    This had to be what Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors had in mind when they added Kevin Durant over the summer...

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  17. 7 Questions the Golden State Warriors Must Answer Before 2017 NBA Trade Deadline

    The Golden State Warriors don't need much, and tinkering with a team that owns the NBA 's top record and net rating feels a little risky. (i.e...

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  18. NBA Power Rankings Halfway Through the 2016-17 Season

    The league's hierarchy is showing no signs of stabilizing h alfway through the 2016-17 NBA season . Good...

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  19. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Joel Embiid, Kristaps Porzingis in Disparate Situations

    After T.J. McConnell's buzzer-beating game-winner lifted the Philadelphia 76ers over the New York Knicks on Wednesday, it officially became impossible not to trust the process...

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  20. Re-Drafting the 2016 NBA Draft Class at the Midseason Mark

    Halfway through the 2016-17 NBA season, it's time for some revisionist draft history. Let's do the whole first round over. First things first: If you're picking at the top of the lottery, you're almost never in a position to consider need...

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  21. NBA Power Rankings: Elite Jump-Shooting Teams Continue Making Their Mark

    The latest NBA Power Rankings are here, and if you thought stability was on the menu as we near the halfway point of the 2016-17 season, brace yourself. It's only getting nuttier...

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  22. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Giannis Antetokounmpo Is a Different Kind of Superstar

    Giannis Antetokounmpo snapped a streak of seven straight games with at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists Wednesday, but he's probably cool with that...

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  23. Monday NBA Roundup: Jimmy Butler Proving What We Knew About Bulls All Along

    Unconstrained by high-usage veterans or ball-dominant curmudgeons, Jimmy Butler led the Chicago Bulls to a 118-111 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday...

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  24. NBA Power Rankings: How Each Team Stacks Up to Start 2017

    A new year brings major changes to the latest edition of NBA Power Rankings, as a fresh No. 1 rises to the top and a consistent top-five staple falls all the way out of the top 10...

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  25. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Even in Victory, Warriors Have Questions They Must Answer

    Thanks to that immortalized blown 3-1 lead in the 2016 NBA Finals and the more recent Christmas collapse, we may never get away from judging the Golden State Warriors on the basis of how they perform against the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

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