1. Chris Paul Would Be Foolish to Play Anywhere Other Than L.A. Clippers

    Chris Paul has chosen to keep his options open for the 2013 NBA offseason, but the wisest choice of all is right where he is. He needs to stay with the Los Angeles Clippers long term...

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  2. Dallas Mavericks Smart to Stay Flexible for Next Summer's NBA Free Agent Class

    After a disastrous start to their offseason, the Dallas Mavericks could have hit the reset button or they could have overreacted. Instead, they stayed competitive, patient and focused...

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  3. Dwight Howard: Detailing 11 off-the-Court Steps That Destroyed His Reputation

    Dwight Howard 's image has been severely tarnished over the past couple of seasons. It didn't happen overnight, and it didn't happen from any one event...

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  4. Jeremy Lin: New York Knicks PG Will Crumble with Added Pressure of Big Deal

    While Jeremy Lin will turn out to be a solid NBA guard, his new contract and mammoth expectations will quickly overshadow the shining moments from last year...

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  5. NBA Podcast: USA Men's Basketball, Latest 2012 NBA Free Agency News and Buzz

    With many of the big names off the board, the second phase of the 2012 NBA offseason turns to mid-level and savvy under-the-radar signings. These are oftentimes what makes or breaks a team's shot at contention...

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  6. NBA Podcast: Latest Dwight Howard Trade Rumors, Free Agency Buzz

    The Dwight Howard saga continues to hold the NBA hostage, but it looks like a peaceful resolution is coming soon...

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  7. Who Has a Better Starting 5, Los Angeles Lakers or Miami Heat?

    It's the question that will be endlessly debated for the rest of the 2012 NBA offseason: Do the Los Angeles Lakers have a better starting five than the defending champion Miami Heat ? The 2012 NBA free agency period has been an arms race...

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  8. 5 Teams Most Likely to Come Up Empty in NBA Free Agency 2012

    NBA Free Agency 2012 has been a party so far. Yet, these five teams are in danger of missing the dance. Recent trades for Joe Johnson, Steve Nash, Lamar Odom and Kyle Lowry have upped the player movement tempo to a fevered pitch...

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  9. Steve Nash Trade: Los Angeles Lakers Must Now Move Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol

    In a stunning turn of events, Steve Nash is a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, as reported by Mark Stein of ESPN ...

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  10. NBA Free Agency 2012: Re-Signing Spencer Hawes Is Wise Move for 76ers

    Re-signing Spencer Hawes might get Philadelphia 76ers fans more bothered than hot, but it was a perfectly reasonable signing for 2013...

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  11. Podcast: Jason Terry, Dwight Howard Trade and Latest NBA Free-Agency Buzz

    The latest NBA free-agency and trade rumors are flying fast and furious right now. It's time to make sense of whether Dwight Howard will be joining Deron Williams and Joe Johnson with the Brooklyn Nets...

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  12. Most Exciting Duos Under 25 in the NBA

    Which NBA duos under the age of 25 are the most exciting to watch? NBA Featured Columnist Joel C. Cordes and NBA Assistant Editor Ethan Norof have rounded up six young player-pairings they just can’t get enough of...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about over 5 years ago 6,266 reads 19 comments

  13. Which NBA Players Should Retire Before They Embarrass Themselves?

    These aging NBA players better check themselves before they wreck themselves. Despite long and productive careers, it’s time to face facts and hang up the sneakers for the final time...

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  14. Debate: How Does Jason Terry Signing Impact Celtics' 2013 Title Hopes?

    Does Jason Terry 's arrival make the Boston Celtics a championship contender next season? As the Celts and Terry finalize a three-year, mid-level exception contract worth $5 ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about over 5 years ago 23,237 reads 163 comments

  15. Lamar Odom's NBA Future with the Los Angeles Clippers

    Lamar Odom is officially a member of the Los Angeles Clippers , but the questions about his career really have yet to be answered...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about over 5 years ago 18,244 reads 63 comments

  16. NBA Draft 2012: 6 Prospects Who Would Be a Luxury to Have

    For these participants in the 2012 NBA draft, perceived value is mostly affected by placement. If selected early, these guys would be considered overrated reaches...

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  17. Biggest Bargains of Upcoming NBA Free Agency

    The 2012 NBA free-agency class has a bunch of players worth holding onto, but only at the right price. While a star like Deron Williams has already proven his worth as a max-contract player, the rest of this year's field isn't so easy to peg...

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  18. NBA Podcast: 2012 NBA Mock Draft, Latest League News and Buzz

    With two just-completed trades and rumors of more, there is a lot of news to discuss leading up to the 2012 NBA draft. It's an NBA-draft special on this episode of Basketball by Association ! NBA featured columnist Joel C...

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  19. 2012 NBA Mock Draft: Pick-by-Pick Predictions for Rounds 1 and 2

    The 2012 NBA Draft has so much depth that it's challenging to predict any of the picks beyond Anthony Davis at No. 1...

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  20. Debating the Most Overrated NBA Free Agents on the Market

    More than 170 of last year's 450-plus NBA players are now free agents. However, quite a few of them are overrated and not worth the asking price...

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  21. NBA Draft 2012: Boom or Bust Picks & Latest Free Agency Speculation (Podcast)

    In anticipation of the 2012 NBA draft, it's time to predict which players will exceed, meet and fail the expectations and buzz that precedes them. In this episode of Basketball by Association , NBA Featured Columnist Joel C...

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  22. 10 Big NBA Names Destined to Regress Next Season

    These NBA stars are going to decline next season. In some cases, former superhuman players will have age, mileage and mortality finally catch up to them...

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  23. 2012 NBA Draft: Playing "Boom or Bust" with Incoming Prospects

    The 2012 NBA Draft has sure things, diamonds in the rough and fool’s gold. The hard part is figuring out which one a prospect actually is...

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  24. 10 NBA Players Who Will Have a Huge Contract Year Next Season

    Motivation is rarely higher than when millions of dollars are at stake. These NBA players will greatly increase their contract value by shining in 2013...

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  25. Game 4 Preview of 2012 NBA Finals, Mock Draft and Latest League Buzz (Podcast)

    The Miami Heat have taken a punch, yet swung back harder. Will the Oklahoma City Thunder continue stumbling, or do they have another shot left? In this episode of Bleacher Report's Basketball by Association , NBA Featured Columnist Joel C...

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