1. NBA Summer League 2016: Top Takeaways from July 11 in Las Vegas

    Jamal Murray's Las Vegas Summer League breakout was far from perfect, but you'd better believe the Denver Nuggets will take it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 11 months ago 72,153 reads 145 comments

  2. NBA Summer League 2016: Top Takeaways from July 10 in Las Vegas

    Depending on which aspects of his game you focus on, saying Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons arrived as advertised is either praise or condemnation...

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  3. NBA Power Rankings 2016-17: How Draft and Free Agency Have Shaken Up the League

    The NBA draft is exciting, and everyone loves the intrigue and optimism attached to rookies. But the biggest movers in this post-draft edition of Bleacher Report's power rankings didn't rise or fall based on the amateur talent they added...

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  4. 2016 NBA Free Agency: Everything You Need to Know from Day 6

    For Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat, business got personal. As a result, Wade—an iconic 13-year veteran for whom a Miami exit seemed impossible—agreed to a deal with ...

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  5. Dwyane Wade's Message to Miami Heat Is Clear: Loyalty Is a 2-Way Street

    Kevin Durant 's move to the Golden State Warriors gave the sports world's windiest bloviators carte blanche to huff and puff about loyalty...

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  6. 2016 NBA Free Agency: Everything You Need to Know from Day 4

    Kevin Durant 's decision to join the Golden State Warriors nuked the NBA news cycle, which makes it easy to overlook the fallout headed the Oklahoma City Thunder's way...

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  7. 2016 NBA Free Agency: Everything You Need to Know from Day 3

    With Kevin Durant 's series of courtship rituals completed and deals closing all around the league on the third day of NBA free agency, the Golden State Warriors went to their closer...

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  8. Despite NBA Finals Collapse, Golden State Warriors Still Hold All the Cards

    The Golden State Warriors got the wind knocked out of them in the NBA Finals, a deflation that hurt doubly because they could hardly catch their breath before hitting a foundation-shaking free-agency session...

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  9. Sorry, but We're Going Here: NBA Free-Agency Questions Nobody Wants to Ask

    The news leaks, up-to-the-second reporting, bidding wars and player meetings of NBA free agency breed chaos...

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  10. 2016 NBA Free Agency: Updated Rankings for Top 5 Available at Each Position

    Positional designations are getting hazier these days, but organizing the top 2016 NBA free agents into five widely understood categories may still be the best way to illustrate the depth (or lack thereof) of this summer's class...

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  11. The Biggest Hole Every NBA Team Still Must Fill in 2016 NBA Free Agency

    The NBA draft is long on optimism and short on immediate, meaningful impact. It takes time for rookies—even the very best ones—to fill in the gaps on their new rosters...

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  12. Would Kevin Durant Signing with Golden State Warriors Ruin the NBA? Hardly.

    With the obvious exception of Oklahoma City Thunder fans, everyone in their right mind ought to be rooting for Kevin Durant to join the Golden State Warriors. Not everybody will, of course...

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  13. Boston Celtics Left with More Questions Than Answers After Puzzling Draft Night

    It won't make disgruntled Boston Celtics fans any happier, but the disappointing night that materialized Thursday was always a possibility. Boston, in theory, controlled the 2016 NBA draft...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 11 months ago 40,564 reads 49 comments

  14. How Serge Ibaka Trade Impacts OKC Thunder, Kevin Durant Free Agency

    The Oklahoma City Thunder didn't trade Serge Ibaka , as first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, in preparation for the nuclear fallout of Kevin Durant 's exit in free agency...

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  15. Keep It Simple: NBA Teams That Can't Afford to Overthink Their Offseason

    Had the Golden State Warriors capped their historic season with just one more win and a title, we'd be sitting here counseling caution for virtually every contender and pseudo-contender...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 11 months ago 50,693 reads 68 comments

  16. After Epic NBA Finals, It's Time to Revisit the G.O.A.T. Arguments

    Perhaps the best way to express LeBron James ' updated spot in the greatest-of-all-time conversation is this: We have to be less and less careful about qualifiers...

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  17. Handing out 2016's NBA Playoff Awards

    Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors' dream run was obliterated by one of the most stirring postseason conclusions in memory. LeBron James ascended, carrying his Cleveland Cavaliers with him, snatching up the only trophy that mattered...

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  18. LeBron James Finally Has His Signature Moment

    Thirteen years into what was already one of the most decorated careers in NBA history, LeBron James finally has his signature moment...

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  19. LeBron James, Cavs Have Warriors Staring Down Unprecedented NBA Finals Upset

    For the Golden State Warriors , the danger of an NBA Finals upset—and the historic level of disappointment that would accompany such an outcome—never felt real. Until now...

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  20. 6 Keys That Will Decide Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals

    Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will be a study in sustainability...

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  21. LeBron James, Kyrie Irving Display Necessary Greatness to Save Cavaliers' Season

    It was going to take a spectacular, season-preserving effort from the Cleveland Cavaliers to survive a road closeout Game 5 against a Golden State Warriors team fired up to collect its second straight title and avenge Draymond Green's suspension...

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  22. Draymond Green's Suspension Changes Everything for Warriors, Cavaliers in Game 5

    Draymond Green does everything for the Golden State Warriors , so it shouldn't come as a surprise that his suspension for Game 5 of the NBA Finals changes everything...

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  23. Golden State Warriors Can't Let Up with Second Straight NBA Title in Sight

    With the finish line in sight and their only remaining competition barely able to stand, the Golden State Warriors must resist the urge to strut these final few paces. That's harder for them than you'd think...

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  24. Stephen Curry in Need of Redemption After Surprising NBA Finals Flop

    In a season defined by inconceivable feats, the Golden State Warriors stayed on brand in Wednesday's NBA Finals Game 3. In the worst way possible...

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  25. If OKC Thunder Haven't Impressed Kevin Durant Enough to Stay, Nothing Will

    The Oklahoma City Thunder better hope Kevin Durant appreciated the significance of smashing the 67-win San Antonio Spurs and pushing the 73-win Golden State Warriors to the brink of elimination...

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