1. The Biggest Issue Every Title Contender Faces Going into 2016 NBA Trade Deadline

    Don't let the historically dominant Golden State Warriors or San Antonio Spurs pull one over on you; even teams that are chasing championships have their problems...

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  2. Monday NBA Roundup: Wizards Fail Again to Impress Free-Agent-to-Be Kevin Durant

    Kevin Durant won't see his hometown Washington Wizards again until the Oklahoma City Thunder play them next season. Or until KD's new team plays them next season. Or until he shows up to training camp as a member of the Wizards...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 35,295 reads 112 comments

  3. And Now for Something Completely Different Awards: 2016 NBA All-Star Edition

    We'll pivot a little for this All-Star edition of the And Now for Something Completely Different Awards, which, as a preliminary matter, needs a shorter abbreviation—if only as a time-saver...

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  4. NBA Power Rankings 3 Months into 2015-16 Season

    It's been a long time since we had much movement among the top 10 spots in the NBA power rankings, which goes to show that little is decided after three months of action...

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  5. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Warriors Far from Satisfied with Their Own Dominance

    The Golden State Warriors are a team on a mountaintop, scanning the horizon for higher peaks to climb...

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  6. Stephen Curry's Dominance Is Unfair as Ever and Monday NBA Takeaways

    The Golden State Warriors smashed the San Antonio Spurs ' beautiful machine Monday, and Stephen Curry was the guy swinging the sledgehammer...

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  7. Oklahoma City Thunder Are Elite, and It's Still Not Good Enough

    The Oklahoma City Thunder picked the wrong year to put it all on the line. And that's not really their fault; it's just how the timing worked out...

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  8. 2015-16 NBA Power Rankings as Season's 2nd Half Begins

    We finally got to see some of the elites square off last week, as the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs both faced the Cleveland Cavaliers...

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  9. Wednesday NBA Roundup: West Playoff Race Becoming Refreshingly Wild

    The Western Conference playoff race isn't what it used to be, and that's not a bad thing. Just past the halfway point of the 2015-16 NBA season, there are six teams crammed into the No...

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  10. 41 Takeaways at 2015-16 NBA Season's Halfway Point

    We're halfway home, folks! Roughly 41 games into the 2015-16 NBA season, we've learned a lot about expectation-smashing greatness, catastrophic failure and Jeremy Lin's hair—in some order...

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  11. Monday NBA Roundup: Warriors Put Woes Behind Them, Return to True Dubs Form

    Bounding up the floor after his fourth made three-pointer of the first quarter, Stephen Curry unleashed a primal scream...

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  12. Golden State Warriors Proving More Doubters Wrong on Current Historic Run

    The Golden State Warriors may not have needed the extra motivation supplied by so many preseason skeptics, but they got it anyway...

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  13. NBA Power Rankings Halfway Through the 2015-16 Season

    Life really does come at you fast, and the latest proof is this: We've already reached the midseason edition of NBA power rankings. Seriously, how'd we get here? What happened to November and December...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 123,379 reads 349 comments

  14. Boston Celtics Embracing Chaos and Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    The Boston Celtics found themselves during a shocking late-game surge that produced a 103-94 win over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday...

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  15. Benchwarming Days Fuel C.J. McCollum's Rise to NBA's Most Improved Player Status

    C.J. McCollum 's explosive scoring and dramatically improved facilitation skills have made the Portland Trail Blazers guard a legitimate candidate to win Most Improved Player honors in the NBA this season...

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  16. Which of the NBA's Surprise Playoff Contenders Are for Real?

    There are four* NBA teams capable of winning an NBA title this season, and you already know who they are...

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  17. Golden State Warriors' Greatness Matched Only by Their Fragility

    This wildly successful Golden State Warriors season somehow feels fragile. Wait, what? Is this crazy? Is it ridiculous to wring hands over this team? This 36-2 monster? ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 46,324 reads 163 comments

  18. The 'And Now for Something Completely Different' Awards: Volume 3

    Any honest assessment of the 2015-16 NBA season has to start with the admission that, almost halfway in, we still don't know what's going on...

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  19. 2015-16 NBA Power Rankings: Cavaliers Rising as Team Reaches Full Strength

    The first week of 2016 has been an eventful one in the NBA power rankings, with a shake-up in the top four signaling the emergence of a fully healed powerhouse...

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  20. Sorry, but We're Going Here: Answering NBA Midseason Questions Nobody Dares Ask

    The 2015-16 NBA season's encroaching midpoint brings with it the usual unanswered questions. Are the Golden State Warriors really the best team we've ever seen? Can ...

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  21. Monday NBA Roundup: Kyrie Irving and Cavs Ready to Separate Themselves out East

    Even when slowed by early season injuries and the absent urgency of a team told all summer it wouldn't face a threat in conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers played well enough to keep doubts about their East supremacy to a minimum...

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  22. 2015-16 NBA Power Rankings: How All 30 Teams Rate Heading into 2016

    It finally happened. We’ve got a shake-up at the very top of this week’s NBA power rankings, and if you’ve been following along for most of the year, you probably saw it coming...

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  23. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Warriors Get Bitter Taste of Life Without Stephen Curry

    Not that it's a shock to anyone, but the Golden State Warriors learned that life without Stephen Curry is pretty rough...

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  24. One New Year's Resolution for Each NBA Team in 2016

    Most NBA teams are pretty good about hitting the gym regularly, and resolving to travel more isn't really viable for guys who spend six months crisscrossing the country on planes...

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  25. Monday NBA Roundup: Clippers Finding Silver Lining in Blake Griffin's Absence

    You'll never convince anyone that the Los Angeles Clippers are better off without Blake Griffin , but for the second game (and year) in a row, it looks like the superstar's absence could be a blessing in the long run...

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