1. NBA Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Rank with 1 Month Left in Regular Season

    That low trembling you may have felt in the ground was probably the result of several giants crashing to earth at once in this week's power rankings. Way up at the top, two of last week's three best teams took dives...

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  2. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Can We Trust the Boston Celtics as Contenders?

    A road game against the Golden State Warriors may not seem like the best environment to judge whether we can trust the Boston Celtics. Then again, maybe it's the perfect one...

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  3. NBA Playoffs 2017: Way-Too-Early Round-by-Round Predictions

    Yes, these round-by-round playoff predictions are too early. It says so right in the title. At this stage, what we can't forecast over the season's final six weeks or so—health, hot streaks, cold spells—outweighs what we can...

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  4. Monday NBA Roundup: Warriors Finding Positives in Kevin Durant's Absence

    The Golden State Warriors have dabbled in transcendence these past few seasons, but the grounded approach they took in beating the Atlanta Hawks on Monday may matter more in their pursuit of another title...

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  5. 2017 NBA Power Rankings: Stacking Up All 30 Teams Before the Home Stretch

    You know we're hitting the stretch run when high-end NBA teams are surpassing last season's win totals and clinching playoff spots: The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors pulled off those respective tricks this past week...

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  6. Buddy Hield's Side of the Story: It's Not About Becoming Steph, Replacing Boogie

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Much of the talk around the biggest deal of this year's NBA trade deadline focused on who Buddy Hield isn't. He isn't DeMarcus Cousins , the player he was traded for (among other pieces going both ways)...

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  7. Laying Out 2017 MVP Cases for NBA's Top Candidates

    We've viewed the race for the 2017 NBA MVP award as a two-man affair (between James Harden and Russell Westbrook ) for so long that we've neglected other candidates' resumes...

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  8. 2017 NBA Power Rankings: Post-Trade Deadline Standings for All 30 Teams

    This week's NBA power rankings are going to be a little different. Instead of the usual week's worth of games to judge, we've got one night of competition and a whole mess of trades...

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  9. NBA Trade Deadline 2017: B.S. Meter on the Latest Rumors

    The big domino fell days before the 2017 NBA trade deadline, with DeMarcus Cousins unexpectedly joining Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans . Now, all we can do is scan the rumor mills and try to discern what's coming next...

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 12 months ago 188,289 reads 0 comments

  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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