1. The Most Overpaid and Underpaid Player on Every NBA Team

    Everybody's pumped up about the cash infusion on the NBA horizon. An obscene amount of money will pour into the player-salary pool over the next two seasons, and that looming avalanche of dough is already affecting how teams behave...

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  2. 5 NBA Records We Need to Stop Revering

    Shining the cold light of perspective on some of the NBA 's most hallowed milestones is tricky business. You have to balance appreciation for the remarkable athletic achievements of the past with the insipid #WellActually spirit of modernity...

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  3. Everything You Need to Know About the Utah Jazz's 2015-16 NBA Season

    Mind-blowing turnarounds such as the one the Utah Jazz engineered last season are always more nuanced and subtle than we want to believe...

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  4. Everything You Need to Know About the New Orleans Pelicans' 2015-16 NBA Season

    Last year, the New Orleans Pelicans pumped out 45 wins and earned a playoff berth despite substandard coaching (Monty Williams lost the job this summer; Alvin Gentry took it over), ...

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  5. Ranking the Worst NBA Contracts Entering 2015-16 Season

    Bad NBA contracts come in many forms, and there are lots of ways to define them. One way would be to go all analytical, creating a dollar-for-unit-of-production metric that could tell us how much cash a team was shelling out per projected win share..

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  6. Camp Lessons: What We've Learned so Far in NBA Preseason

    There's not much of a living to be made in the NBA preseason prediction game. If you're drawing serious conclusions about the real 2015-16 campaign based on what's happening in early October, well...

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  7. What to Watch for in Tim Duncan's 19th and (Perhaps?) Final Season

    This thing Tim Duncan is doing, this stealth assault on aging norms and career expectations—it's going to end someday. Decline or injury will lay the San Antonio Spurs ' unfathomably steady mainstay low...

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  8. Everything You Need to Know About the Dallas Mavericks' 2015-16 NBA Season

    The Dallas Mavericks ' 2014-15 season had two distinct phases: one in which they were pretty good for the usual reason (smooth offensive flow), and one in which they had Rajon Rondo as their starting point guard...

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  9. Play That Man: NBA Players Who Deserve Way More Burn in 2015-16

    The start of a new NBA season brings fresh perspectives, which can be a very good thing for players who spent more time than they should have on the bench last year...

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  10. Projecting Every NBA Team's Starting 5 for 2015-16 Season

    You can learn a lot about an NBA team's identity by listening to the coach's buzzwords, studying stats and poring over play-type trends. But you might learn even more by simply looking at which five players take the floor for the opening tip...

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  11. NBA's Top 25 Players Entering 2015-16 Training Camp

    NBA training camps are already open for business, heralding new dawns for more than 450 players across the league...

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  12. What Steve Nash's Hiring Says About the Evolving Golden State Warriors Culture

    The real value in Steve Nash 's partnership with the Golden State Warriors is more symbolic than practical, but don't make the mistake of assuming that detracts from its importance...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 35,891 reads 15 comments

  13. Golden State Warriors Smart to Be Shrewd in Harrison Barnes Extension Talks

    The temptation to overpay Harrison Barnes on a new extension is very real, especially for a Golden State Warriors team that deeply values continuity...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 19,076 reads 50 comments

  14. Nemanja Bjelica Looking Like He'll Be the Real Deal Upon NBA Arrival

    We can't yet know if Serbian star Nemanja Bjelica is ready for the NBA , but his work in the 2015 FIBA Eurobasket tournament makes it clearer than ever that he's got nothing left to prove internationally...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 23,643 reads 31 comments

  15. 2015 NBA Offseason Awards: Which Teams Deserve Our Cheers and Jeers?

    They say there are no awards for winning the NBA offseason. We beg to differ. Training camps are just around the corner, with team facilities officially opening doors Sept. 29...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 57,691 reads 202 comments

  16. Andrew Wiggins Extinguishing Lingering Doubts About His Game

    Minnesota Timberwolves wing Andrew Wiggins has been up to a few things this summer. Way up. Soaring as a member of Team Canada, he threw down a vicious dunk on Argentina's Andres Nocioni in the FIBA Americas tournament on Sept...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 41,338 reads 32 comments

  17. LeBron James Is Right: Not All Great Teams Win Championships

    LeBron James knows what it's like on both sides of the line separating incomprehensible success and devastating failure...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 37,352 reads 319 comments

  18. Why the NBA's Biggest Contract Extension Candidates Should Stay at Home

    Smack in the heart of the NBA 's early-September doldrums, there's a unique brand of intrigue building. The draft class of 2012 has now been in the league long enough to get comfortable—or restless, depending on the situation...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 18,305 reads 51 comments

  19. Hassan Whiteside Will Be Test Case in NBA's New Age of Rotations

    Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is a monster, but he's not the kind that scares everyone equally. So if you thought the Heat were going to reward him for his breakout season with more minutes and a bigger role, think again...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 47,649 reads 213 comments

  20. How Point Guards Can Avoid Becoming the Next Rajon Rondo

    At various points in his NBA career, Rajon Rondo has been an upstart, a malcontent, an innovator, a playoff hero, a champion and an outcast...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 5 months ago 58,428 reads 161 comments

  21. Why Oklahoma City Thunder Are the NBA's Most Unsolvable Puzzle

    The spectrum of possibilities for the Oklahoma City Thunder 's future is broader than ever — which isn't necessarily a good thing...

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  22. The NBA's Tournament of Names: Which Team Comes out on Top?

    Anybody want to spend a few minutes imagining Anthony Davis trying to guard Magic Johnson? Great! Me too...

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  23. The Stifle Tower: Rudy Gobert's Ascent Is Unlike Any We've Seen Before

    It's appropriate that Rudy Gobert rejects convention. The Utah Jazz 's sky-scraping, shot-swatting interior force burst on the NBA scene last year by batting away everything: floaters, layups, baby hooks—even jump shots...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 42,350 reads 81 comments

  24. How the NBA Has Changed Around Kobe Bryant—And How Kobe Hasn't

    Kobe Bryant has been the unmoving eye of the NBA hurricane for 19 seasons—its stubborn, static center orbited violently by a maelstrom of change...

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  25. Which NBA Contenders Have the Biggest Windows to Win?

    We call them windows, and everybody in the NBA wants theirs. The only thing harder than the years of focused work it takes to prop one open is keeping it that way...

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