1. Forget Your Lame 'One Ball' Argument, Rockets Will Make Chris Paul Trade Work

    The issues surrounding Chris Paul 's fit with James Harden and the Houston Rockets are so obvious, so potentially fraught with friction, they're powerful enough to cut through the blinding shock of the offseason's latest blockbuster trade...

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  2. 10 Realistic Paul George Trade Offers Pacers Can't Refuse

    If you're interested in trading for Paul George , get in line. But as you're queueing up, keep in mind that this particular bidding process is a strange one...

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  3. One Trade to Help Each Contender Catch the Golden State Warriors

    The Golden State Warriors are forcing opponents to play the game on their own switchy, undersized, two-way, up-and-down terms...

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  4. Jimmy Butler Trade Huge Win for Wolves, Could Have Profound Impact on NBA

    It's too soon to apply the superteam label to the Minnesota Timberwolves, but adding Jimmy Butler on draft night, as first reported by K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune , at least gives them the beginnings of one...

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  5. Potential Trade Packages and Landing Spots for LA Clippers Star DeAndre Jordan

    The Los Angeles Clippers are at an organizational crossroads this summer, with three-quarters of its core hitting free agency and new executive Jerry West signing on to refocus the franchise's personnel vision...

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  6. How Sacramento Kings Should Approach 2017 NBA Draft

    Following last year's DeMarcus Cousins trade, there's a different pre-draft feel for the Sacramento Kings . There can be no postseason delusions now—no misplaced hopes regarding a ...

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  7. Playing Keep or Trade with Every Lottery Pick in the NBA Draft

    Apparently, the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics got out ahead of us and played their own game of "Keep or Trade" leading into the 2017 NBA draft. Spoiler: They decided to trade ...

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  8. Smart but Heartless Moves NBA Teams Should Make This Offseason

    It's a cold world out there, and it only gets colder during NBA free agency. Or, at least it should. Sentiment is the enemy of optimal roster construction...

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  9. Way-Too-Early 2017-18 NBA Title Odds

    It's right there in the headline: These 2018 NBA title odds are way too early. But what better way to assess where all 30 teams stand after the official conclusion of the 2016-17 ...

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  10. 2017 NBA Playoff Awards: Postseason's MVP, Top Defender, Best Rookie and More

    The 2017 NBA Finals are a wrap, and the titanic talent on display between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers was enough to make you forget there were 14 other teams involved in the playoffs at one point...

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  11. 2018 NBA Free Agents Who Will Shape Summer of 2017

    The long view is always best, so we have to look all the way to 2018 to get the full picture of what might happen in NBA free agency this summer...

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  12. 2017 NBA Finals: Grading Every Star Player's Performance Through 3 Games

    Role players are nice to have around when you need a quaint little ball screen or a spot-up jumper once in a while, but the 2017 NBA Finals are proving superstars determine the outcomes of the games that matter most...

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  13. Key Adjustments Needed for Cavs and Warriors Heading into Game 3

    The Cleveland Cavaliers' biggest adjustment heading into Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals is simple: win. Dredge up all the 3-1 jokes from 2016 you like, but understand that no historical ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 34,212 reads 0 comments

  14. Free-Agency Rankings: Top Available Power Forwards

    Post-up power forwards used to get paid in NBA free agency. Not anymore. In fact, if a scoring 4 wants to cash in nowadays, he'd better be doing the bulk of his damage from beyond the arc...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 104,259 reads 0 comments

  15. Why the Cavs-Warriors Collision Course Is Anything but Boring

    The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are on a catastrophic collision course, barreling toward one another like locomotives in the world's most terrifying word problem...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 70,106 reads 0 comments

  16. NBA Free Agents Who Could Thrive in New Roles

    Almost every NBA free agent who isn't chasing a ring will be on the hunt for more minutes, touches and a larger role. Oh, and more money. But stepping into a high-responsibility gig isn't for everyone...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 55,048 reads 0 comments

  17. Free-Agency Rankings: Top Available Small Forwards

    Small forwards get asked to do a lot in today's NBA , so the most desirable free-agent options are the ones who can make impacts in several ways...

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  18. B/R's NBA Playoff 'Small Sample Size' All-Stars

    The biggest stars determine the course of every NBA postseason, but desperate times and the strategic intricacies of a playoff series mean less-heralded contributors always make an impact, too...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 52,170 reads 0 comments

  19. NBA Free-Agent Ranking: Top RFAs Most Likely to Stay Put in Free Agency

    Restricted free agency may not have the same wide-open appeal of its unrestricted cousin, but in several ways, it's more intriguing...

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  20. John Wall Is Proving He's NBA's Purest Point Guard

    John Wall has a lot riding on Wednesday's Game 5 matchup with the Boston Celtics. A win in that contest would give his Washington Wizards a massive 3-2 edge in the series, putting ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 36,417 reads 0 comments

  21. NBA Free Agency Rankings 2017: Top Available Shooting Guards

    The days of the high-volume, moderate-efficiency shooting guard are dead, and the top free agents at the position had better be able to knock down threes while defending several positions...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 124,806 reads 0 comments

  22. Next Steps for Each 1st-Round NBA Playoff Loser

    The sting of losing may have subsided for teams eliminated in the first round of the 2017 NBA playoffs, but the dull ache of defeat lingers as a reminder, throbbing with a critical question...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 78,059 reads 0 comments

  23. Biggest Takeaways from Last Night's NBA Playoff Action

    Wednesday's NBA playoff action proceeded according to plan...as long as your plan included the Cleveland Cavaliers hammering the Toronto Raptors and the San Antonio Spurs sharpening up after a Game 1 blowout loss to the Houston Rockets...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 34,327 reads 0 comments

  24. The Play That Defines Every Remaining NBA Playoff Team

    How do you capture the essence of each remaining NBA playoff team? With highlights! You've already seen a few of these looped and gif'd and shared ad nauseam , but some others won't be so familiar...

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  25. NBA Free Agency Rankings 2017: Top Available Point Guards

    This summer, two legitimate point guard superstars hit free agency, joined by a handful of excellent starting-caliber options...

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