1. Monday NBA Roundup: LeBron James Carrying Cavs Only Masks Team's Problems

    The Cleveland Cavaliers didn't solve all their problems in a 100-96 win against the Indiana Pacers on Monday night, but LeBron James played. So they won anyway...

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  2. Sunday NBA Roundup: Cleveland Cavaliers Need More from Frustrating Kyrie Irving

    The Cleveland Cavaliers need to see something new from Kyrie Irving . Because the same old sights are as tiring as they are troublesome for the team's future...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 12 months ago 70,483 reads 163 comments

  3. 2016 NBA Power Rankings: Breaking Down All 30 Teams at the End of February

    Stephen Curry may soon get his own spot in our NBA power rankings. Until then, we'll stick to organizing all 30 teams based on their current quality. With the All-Star break behind and the real stretch run ahead, things are as volatile as ever...

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  4. Wednesday NBA Roundup: It's Only a Game Until Stephen Curry Takes Over

    The Miami Heat didn't have their full roster, but they might have played their best game of the year in Wednesday's 118-112 loss to the Golden State Warriors ...

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  5. Criticism Reaching Critical Mass for James Harden, But Is It Fair?

    The narrative may already be out of James Harden 's control. After leading the Houston Rockets to last year's Western Conference Finals and finishing second in MVP voting, Harden ...

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  6. Monday NBA Roundup: Is Everyone Overlooking the Los Angeles Clippers?

    Nobody will be all that impressed by the Los Angeles Clippers ' 124-84 win against the imploding Phoenix Suns , but that's actually kind of perfect for a Clips team that has been overlooked all year...

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  7. The 23 Million Reasons New Orleans Pelicans Should Stick Anthony Davis at Center

    Though Anthony Davis' progression toward intergalactic basketball superpower has hit a bit of a snag this year, he's still given us a glimpse of a developmental step everyone wanted...

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  8. NBA Sunday Roundup: LeBron James Exposes Kevin Durant's Hidden Limitation

    If LeBron James looked hesitant in the early parts of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 115-92 road win over Kevin Durant 's Oklahoma City Thunder, it was only because he was processing everything...

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  9. 2016 NBA Power Rankings: Post-Trade Deadline Standings for All 30 Teams

    Though the 2016 NBA trade deadline didn't feature many high-profile exchanges, there were still some moves that made an impact on this week's power rankings...

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  10. Last-Minute 2016 NBA Trade Deadline Ideas

    General managers are running out of time as the 2016 NBA trade deadline approaches. And just in case they're also running out of ideas, we've got a few worth considering...

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  11. Why Dwight Howard Is the NBA's Most Untradeable Star

    It wasn't so long ago (the summer of 2013, to be exact) that signing Dwight Howard was the goal of half the NBA teams. Now, as trade season kicks off less than three years later, the Houston Rockets may not be able to give him away...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 78,601 reads 293 comments

  12. Kobe Bryant's All-Star Going-Away Party Comes at Fitting Time in NBA's Evolution

    The 2016 NBA All-Star Game capped a weekend devoted to celebrating Kobe Bryant , just as it signaled that the league he iconically defined for two decades no longer needs him. That's different than saying it doesn't want him anymore...

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  13. 2016 NBA Power Rankings: Who's Hot and Who's Not at All-Star Break?

    Chemistry takes on greater importance in the All-Star break edition of NBA power rankings as the grind of the regular season begins to expose the rough edges on teams across the league...

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  14. Wednesday NBA Takeaways: Kawhi Leonard and Spurs' New Stars Shining by Necessity

    Kawhi Leonard 's ongoing evolution now includes perfect timing. His sense of the moment was obvious in the San Antonio Spurs' 98-96 win over the Orlando Magic Wednesday, as ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 55,728 reads 157 comments

  15. The 'Stop Doing That' NBA All-Stars

    Though populated by many of the world's best and most versatile athletes, the NBA is still mostly a league of specialists...

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  16. A Change Is in Order for Sacramento Kings and Monday NBA Takeaways

    The Sacramento Kings looked a lot like themselves in Monday's 120-100 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and that's kind of the problem...

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  17. Are Kevin Durant, OKC Thunder the NBA's Last Hope to Beat Golden State Warriors?

    Having handily dispatched the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs in January, the Golden State Warriors now turn their search for worthy foes toward Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 30,644 reads 88 comments

  18. 2015-16 NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up After 50 Games

    It's funny how the key narrative from the NBA season's first week feels fresh all over again as we move well past the halfway point. Just as they did early on, the Golden State Warriors appear to be a separate species of basketball team...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 98,273 reads 259 comments

  19. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Warriors Officially America's Team, Curry America's Star

    Stephen Curry is as much spectacle as basketball player these days, the truly rare NBA superstar who can't miss and can't be missed...

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  20. 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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  21. 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 1 year ago 35,411 reads 112 comments

  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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