1. Zach LaVine Proving He's More Than Just a Slam Dunk King

    There's nothing wrong with being an NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion. That distinction seemed to suit Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins just fine. Kobe Bryant and Vince Carter wore it well in the late 1990s...

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  2. Every NBA Team's Most Pressing Priority This Offseason

    What does your favorite NBA team need? An upgrade up front? Improvement at the point? A new coach to guide the players, perhaps? Chances are that the front office already has ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 years ago 117,457 reads 223 comments

  3. The NBA's All-NCAA Tournament Team: Which Active Pros Had Best Tourney Runs?

    March Madness isn't just for college basketball fans, office poolers and sports gamblers. It's also a time of fond reflection for much of the NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 years ago 66,605 reads 91 comments

  4. J.J. Redick Is the Secret Ingredient to NBA's Most Potent Offense

    LOS ANGELES — When Doc Rivers first took over the reins of the Los Angeles Clippers in the summer of 2013, he knew his new team needed another weapon to take its already potent offense to the next level...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 years ago 9,395 reads 18 comments

  5. 2015 NBA Power Rankings: Where the Chips Fall with 1 Month Left

    To paraphrase Drake, if you're reading this, it's already the middle of March Madness...so thanks for taking some time away from college basketball to pay some attention to the pros...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 years ago 62,310 reads 255 comments

  6. Report Card Grades for Every NBA Team Entering Final Stretch

    Spring break is right around the corner. For students across the country, that means hours and hours of cramming coffee and notes in preparation for midterms (for those on semester) ...

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  7. Clippers Learning to Keep Their Cool in Heated Western Conference Race

    LOS ANGELES — If you've seen one Los Angeles Clippers game, you've seen them all. A whistle blows, but the call goes against them. Or the whistle doesn't blow, and the Clippers complain about the silence...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 years ago 5,098 reads 9 comments

  8. For Kevin Garnett, Basketball Greatness Begins in the Locker Room

    LOS ANGELES — Before Game 6 of the 2008 NBA Finals, Kevin Garnett was in Doc Rivers' office. They were not discussing the plan of attack for the Boston Celtics ' eventual 131-92 victory over the rival Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 years ago 7,148 reads 15 comments

  9. Better Buy in NBA Free Agency: Draymond Green or Khris Middleton?

    The 2014-15 NBA season may well go down as the Year of the Contract Year, as redundant as that sounds. Jimmy Butler bet on himself, reportedly declining a $40 million extension ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 years ago 18,190 reads 40 comments

  10. NBA Power Rankings with 1 Month Left in the 2014-15 Season

    It's true: Time really does fly when you're having fun. The 2014-15 NBA season is evidence of as much. The excitement and unpredictability of this campaign has been such a joy to follow that it's easy to overlook just how close to the end we are...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 years ago 356,666 reads 560 comments

  11. Born to Scout: Inside the Minds of NBA Front-Office Sons

    Familial ties have long been a defining feature of the NBA , and they are more common today than ever before. According to The New York Times ' Scott Cacciola , no fewer than 19 second-generation players—4...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 years ago 26,259 reads 6 comments

  12. DeAndre Jordan Proving Los Angeles Clippers Do in Fact Have a Big 3

    LOS ANGELES — Flash back to Sept. 29, 2014. It's media day for the Los Angeles Clippers . Folks show up in droves—maybe not as many as a typical Lakers media day, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 years ago 40,796 reads 104 comments

  13. 2015 NBA Power Rankings: Stacking Up All 30 Teams Before the Home Stretch

    The NBA as a whole should take a bow for the week it just had. Bravo to the Association for putting together a thrilling, action-packed week, replete with nail-biters, buzzer-beaters and historic performances to excite diehards and casual fans alike...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 years ago 97,951 reads 290 comments

  14. Arron Afflalo Talks Adapting to Blazers, Brian Shaw Firing, Kendrick Lamar

    LOS ANGELES — Changing teams at the trade deadline is never easy, not even for a seasoned NBA veteran like Arron Afflalo ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 years ago 25,681 reads 35 comments

  15. Friday NBA Roundup: Russell Westbrook's Incredible 1-Man Show Continues

    Russell Westbrook isn't a bona fide basketball superhero, but in February, he came darn close—about as close as the Oklahoma City Thunder came to sweeping a tough road back-to-back without winning either game...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 2 years ago 62,865 reads 274 comments

  16. 2015 NBA Power Rankings: Breaking Down All 30 Teams at the End of February

    The end of February brings with it the beginning of the NBA 's regular-season stretch run. The league's roster tinkering is all but done. Per NBA rules, any player signed after March 1 is ineligible for postseason play...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 2 years ago 493,179 reads 681 comments

  17. 2015 NBA Power Rankings: Post-Trade Deadline Standings for All 30 Teams

    Before we dive into this week's NBA power rankings, let's take a moment to breathe deeply, relax and set aside the madness that ensued in the lead-up to Thursday's trade deadline...

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  18. Best Potential Trade Packages, Scenarios and Landing Spots for Reggie Jackson

    Reggie Jackson has done his darndest to ignore the nearly constant swirl of trade speculation that's surrounded him this season...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 2 years ago 34,593 reads 87 comments

  19. Potential Trade Packages for NBA's Best Available Players Entering 2015 Deadline

    Just because there's no actual pro basketball until Thursday night doesn't mean the NBA is quiet right now. Quite the opposite, actually. The run-up to the Feb...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 2 years ago 54,986 reads 144 comments

  20. 7 NBA Teams with the Most at Stake Following the 2015 All-Star Break

    Technically, the All-Star break isn't the half-way mark of the 2014-15 NBA season. Only the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics have more than 30 of their 82 games left on their respective dockets...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 2 years ago 20,965 reads 66 comments

  21. Zach LaVine Brings Back Dunk Contest in Preview of What Lies Ahead

    The Slam Dunk Contest has long been the marquee event of All-Star Saturday, but it's undoubtedly lost some of its luster over the years...

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  22. NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2015: Grading Every Dunk and Every Participant

    The folks at Barclays Center in Brooklyn were treated to the "Zach LaVine Show" during the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday night. The rookie out of UCLA dominated the competition from start to finish...

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  23. Stephen Curry 'Frustrated' Referees Still Aren't Putting Him on Free-Throw Line

    Apparently, Chef Curry brought the pot with him to the Big Apple, and he's not afraid to stir it. And, when it comes to not getting the respect from referees that an NBA superstar might otherwise expect, Stephen Curry may have a point...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 2 years ago 16,573 reads 45 comments

  24. Age Is Just a Number for NBA's Most Efficient Teams

    The Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks and Portland Trail Blazers have a lot in common these days. Each will have at least two representatives in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game, courtesy of phenomenal first halves to the 2014-15 season...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 2 years ago 9,987 reads 14 comments

  25. Rising Stars Challenge 2015: Projecting the Ceiling of Every Participant

    If you want to catch up on the current state of affairs in the NBA , you can tune into the All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday...

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