1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 11 months ago 102,616 reads 201 comments

  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Monday NBA Roundup: Wizards Turning Corner in Complicated Eastern Conference

    Earning the split in a back-to-back series with the Milwaukee Bucks wouldn't normally qualify as a turning point, but the Washington Wizards ' 107-102 win on Monday kind of felt like one anyway...

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  17. Looks Like DeMarcus Cousins and the Kings Are Stuck with Each Other

    If the Sacramento Kings were going to move on from DeMarcus Cousins , it seems like they would have done it by now...

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  18. 2016-17 NBA Power Rankings: How All 30 Teams Shake Out at Christmas

    The NBA season officially began at the end of October, but Christmas Day marks its real commencement. Christmas is the "wink, wink, nudge" point at which serious followers of the league quietly agree to start scrutinizing the action more closely...

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  19. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Marc Gasol Won't Let Grizzlies' Puzzling Season Unravel

    The strangest thing about the Memphis Grizzlies ' 98-86 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday? The perfect sense it made...

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  20. Monday NBA Roundup: Expectations Dog Developing Timberwolves, Even in Victory

    It says a lot about the Minnesota Timberwolves when a win somehow doesn't feel like it matters. And it says even more about our collective expectations of where they're supposed to be as a franchise...

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  21. 2016-17 NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up After 7 Weeks of Action

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means the NBA season is nearing the unofficial point at which we all start taking game-to-game swings and bigger trends a little more seriously...

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  22. How the NBA's New CBA Impacts Trade Market, Free Agency

    The full deal isn't done just yet, but the NBA announced Wednesday it had reached a tentative accord with the NBPA on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement...

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  23. Sacramento Kings Are Running Out of Time to Look in the Mirror

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Diagnosing symptoms isn't a problem for the Sacramento Kings . But curing the disease sure is...

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  24. Monday NBA Roundup: Raptors' Old-School Offense Looks Historically Potent

    With every offensive explosion, buckets-from-all-angles barrage and 30-point quarter, it's getting clearer: Nobody told DeMar DeRozan or the Toronto Raptors about regression...

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  25. 2016-17 NBA Power Rankings at the Quarter Mark of the Season

    There's good news if your favorite team isn't where you'd like it to be in this week's NBA power rankings. We're only a quarter of the way through the season—12 minutes if you're likening the 82-game slate to a single contest...

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