1. NBA Rumors: B.S. Meter on Greg Monroe, DeAndre Jordan and Other Hot Topics

    It's a testament to the strength of the NBA rumor mill when one of the season's most significant transactions (Eric Bledsoe going to the Milwaukee Bucks earlier this month) begets more trade speculation...

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  2. NBA Power Rankings: Did Boston Celtics Push to the Top?

    Just when it seemed like the Golden State Warriors were doing all they could to eradicate suspense at the top of our power rankings, the Boston Celtics came along and refused to stop winning...

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  3. BS Meter on LeBron James, Joel Embiid and Other Hot NBA Topics

    Hit refresh on your news source of choice, and you've got more NBA -related content than you can digest. Wait five seconds, and you've got more ...

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  4. 'No Respect at the Rim' All-Stars: NBA's Nastiest in-Game Dunkers

    Basketball is theoretically a non-contact sport, but the area around the rim is paradoxically defined by violence...

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  5. NBA Power Rankings: Kyrie Irving, Red-Hot Boston Celtics Continue to Rise

    A few early high-fliers returned to Earth this past week, which offered some welcome clarity in the latest edition of NBA power rankings...

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  6. NBA Rumors: BS Meter on Jahlil Okafor, Luol Deng and Other Hot Topics

    Have you heard of this thing called the 24-hour NBA news cycle? It's an offshoot of the larger 24-hour "news of any kind" cycle, and as you may have guessed, it never stops...

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  7. How Every NBA Contender's Season Could Crash and Burn

    Pessimism is really just another form of disaster preparedness. If your outlook on the world skews gloomy, you've already spent mental energy anticipating the worst. So at least you won't be surprised when the storm clouds darken the horizon...

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  8. NBA Power Rankings: Who's Rising and Falling After 2 Weeks?

    Fair warning up front: This is the strangest week of B/R's NBA power rankings in a long time. It's parity's fault. A ridiculous 22 of the 30 teams we're ranking are within two games of the ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 20 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  9. Re-Evaluating NBA Offseason Moves We Judged Too Quickly

    Everyone loves a good knee-jerk reaction. Conviction is soothing. Certainty feels like safety. In an otherwise gray-shaded world, snap judgments are comfortably affirming. So, about the 2017 NBA offseason...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 21 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  10. Updated Trade Packages and Landing Spots for Suns Guard Eric Bledsoe

    Eric Bledsoe is effectively done as a member of the Phoenix Suns, but his next destination is unusually hard to peg. A veteran point guard in a market short on demand, Bledsoe , the asset, is in a tough spot...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 23 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  11. NBA Power Rankings After 1st Week of 2017-18 Season

    The first rule of NBA Power Rankings is to never get carried away with short-term results. That's especially true in this edition, which comes after our first set of games in the 2017-18 season...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 27 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  12. Finding the Weakest Link on Every NBA Contender

    Tagging vulnerabilities in NBA title contenders is an exercise in relativity. If you're in the contender club — meaning you could win a ring without stunning the world — your weaknesses aren't like everyone else's...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 29 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  13. Ranking the NBA's Biggest Ankle Bullies

    Great ball-handling is equal parts creativity, skill and cruelty. You've got to adapt to the defender on a microscopic scale, adjust your attack to capitalize on the slightest lean ...

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  14. Every NBA Team's Most Promising Player Under 25

    Outside of a small number of title-chasers dialed in on the present, NBA teams are highly future-focused...

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  15. NBA Power Rankings as the 2017-18 Regular Season Begins

    Somehow, possibly owing to a time warp that zapped us all the way through August and September in a blink, we're here: The dawn of the 2017-18 NBA regular season...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 1 reads 0 comments

  16. Biggest Winners and Losers from 2017 NBA Preseason

    From this point on, we'll have literal NBA winners and losers. The 2017-18 regular season starts Tuesday, Oct. 17, and the games (finally!) count...

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  17. Top Storylines That Will Define 2017-18 NBA Season

    The table's set for a tantalizing 2017-18 NBA season, which means we'd better get familiar with the menu before it starts Oct. 17. Not so much in the sense of laying out title favorites and MVP candidates du jour but more in terms of narratives...

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  18. All About Buckets: Predicting Top 10 Scorers in 2017-18 NBA Season

    We're smarter for having embraced NBA analytics. We understand the game more deeply, and we appreciate it to a greater degree when we care about the process as much as the results...

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  19. Not Buying It: 5 Overhyped Teams Entering 2017-18 Season

    Fourteen NBA teams are going to miss the playoffs and 29 will fall short of a championship. Just a friendly reminder that even in these days of irrational exuberance just before ...

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  20. Selling Hope: ETAs for NBA Lottery Teams to Become Playoff Contenders

    The NBA is in a constant cycle of rejuvenation in which no team, no matter how crummy, stays that way forever. Eventually, everyone has a chance to ditch the lottery and make it back to the playoffs...

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  21. Spots Up for Grabs During NBA Training Camp

    The best NBA teams already know who's playing where, who's doing what and how long they'll be doing it on a night-to-night basis. Rotational certainty is a hallmark of quality around the league, a signal of good chemistry and a clear plan...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 46,700 reads 0 comments

  22. Top Candidates for 1st-Time NBA MVPs: How Far Can Giannis, KAT Leap?

    Russell Westbrook cracked the first-timers club last season, breaking a half-decade streak in which LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry retained possession of the NBA MVP award...

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  23. Ranking Every NBA Team's Starting Frontcourt Ahead of 2017-18 Season

    As shooting ranges stretch and skill trumps strength in a more free-flowing game, the NBA is increasingly a league dominated by guards and wings...

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  24. Would You Rather Have NBA's Youngest or Oldest Player at Each Position?

    The best NBA players tend to occupy a sweet spot between youth and experience. Still peaking athletically but seasoned enough to master the mental rigors of basketball played at the highest level, these guys, usually in their mid-20s, have it all...

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  25. Chris Paul, Golden State Warriors and the Ultimate 'What If?'

    Recall the Golden State Warriors as they once were. Before they became a dynastic monument to team-building genius—a cruel, competition-squashing symbol of what happens when ...

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