1. Biggest Offseason Priorities for Portland Trail Blazers

    It was merely a matter of when, not if, the Portland Trail Blazers would meet their maker in Round 1 of the 2017 NBA playoffs...

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  2. Biggest Offseason Priorities and Targets for Indiana Pacers

    The Indiana Pacers had every opportunity to spring a first-round upset over the Cleveland Cavaliers .In Game 1, C.J. Miles misfired on a clean look at what would’ve been the winning shot...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 7,620 reads 0 comments

  3. NBA Playoff Bracket Round-by-Round Predictions

    Do you smell it? Not the flow of pollen from flower children filing out to California's desert to Coachella. Not the sweet scents of spring holiday confections. And certainly not the stench of NBA teams tanking their way to more lottery combinations...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 256,951 reads 0 comments

  4. Each Non-NBA Playoff Team's Key Offseason Decision

    For most of the NBA , there’s too much to do right now to start thinking about next season. Scouting playoff matchups, getting guys healthy and ready for a long postseason ...

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  5. 'God Has a Plan': The Seas Have Parted for Kings' Rookie Skal Labissiere

    For an NBA rookie, Skal Labissiere leads a relatively simple life. In his solar system, the world revolves around basketball—workouts with Sacramento Kings coaches, daily ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 43,961 reads 0 comments

  6. One Question Every NBA Non-Playoff Team Must Answer in Offseason

    Spring is a busy time for everyone in the NBA , one way or another. For more than half the league, it's about preparing for the playoffs, with the Larry O'Brien Trophy on the other end of the rainbow...

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  7. A '$100 Million Man' in the Making: How Otto Porter Jr. Shot His Way to the Top

    Every great shooter has a pregame routine—some more spectacular than others. Stephen Curry dribbles two basketballs at once and launches shots from midcourt . Kevin Durant mimics Dirk Nowitzki 's one-legged shots in the lane...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 57,773 reads 0 comments

  8. Last Chance at Glory for These NBA Playoff Cores

    The Larry O'Brien Trophy won't be the only thing at stake in this year's NBA playoffs. As always, impending free agents will put their potential contracts on the line...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 61,385 reads 0 comments

  9. NBA Teams Without a True Cornerstone

    For all that specialized shooters and rim runners have done to accelerate and accommodate the NBA 's stylistic revolution, the fundamentals of success are the same as ever. Step 1: Find a superstar...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 70,794 reads 0 comments

  10. NBA 8th-Seed Power Rankings

    For all the digital ink spilled over the Golden State Warriors , San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers at the top of the NBA , and the gallons more spent pontificating on ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 46,005 reads 0 comments

  11. How Malcolm Brogdon Went from NBA Draft Afterthought to Rookie of the Year Race

    LOS ANGELES — Last spring, one player in particular had NBA executives buzzing at the league's predraft camp in Chicago. Not Ben Simmons, the eventual No. 1 pick; he declined to attend...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 32,802 reads 0 comments

  12. Tank Rank: Which NBA Teams Are Primed to Strike Gold in Draft Lottery?

    Winter is almost officially over, but across the NBA , hibernation season is just getting into full swing...

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  13. Biggest Beneficiaries from the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline so Far

    Three weeks have flown by since the flurry of the NBA trade deadline flashed before our eyes. Over that span, we've seen DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis struggle to adapt ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 54,969 reads 0 comments

  14. The Default ROY: Inside Dario Saric's Improbable NBA Rookie of the Year Bid

    LOS ANGELES — One way or another, someone from the Philadelphia 76ers figures to bring home hardware after the 2016-17 NBA season...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 22,622 reads 0 comments

  15. The Wooden Way Returns: How UCLA Rediscovered Its Exciting, Uptempo Roots

    LOS ANGELES — Stroll through UCLA's sun-kissed campus and you'll find all kinds of reminders of the man who built one of college basketball's greatest programs a half century ago...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 19,494 reads 0 comments

  16. NBA Teams That Should Consider a Coaching Change by Season's End

    The NBA 's coaching carousel has turned into a carnival of carnage over the last four years. Only five current head coaches (Gregg Popovich, Erik Spoelstra, Rick Carlisle, Dwane Casey and Terry Stotts) were hired prior to the 2013 offseason...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 43,744 reads 0 comments

  17. Friday NBA Roundup: West's No. 1 Seed Is Officially Up for Grabs

    Once upon a time, the Western Conference hierarchy seemed set in stone. The Golden State Warriors were well on their way to wrapping up the No. 1 seed for the third season in a row...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 54,262 reads 0 comments

  18. NBA Award Predictions with 1 Month Remaining in 2016-17 Season

    Can you feel it, folks? The winter ice is thawing, veteran players are resting and bad teams are tanking left and right. It must be the stretch run of the 2016-17 NBA season. There's still plenty to be decided between now and mid-April...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 166,441 reads 1 comments

  19. Clippers' $42 Million Gamble on Jamal Crawford's 'Crazy Style' Looks Genius

    LOS ANGELES — Seventeen years into Jamal Crawford 's NBA career, the league has long since sorted out the telltale signs of an approaching scoring explosion. Crawford himself isn't shy to share his gunslinging secrets...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 70,671 reads 0 comments

  20. Every Rebuilding Team's Biggest Need in the 2017 NBA Draft

    It's an annual debate, one that rages through every front office in the lead-up to and at the NBA Draft. Do you select for need? Or do you take the best player available, regardless ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 177,943 reads 0 comments

  21. Thursday NBA Roundup: Bulls' Young Players Proving They Can Be Difference-Makers

    You could chalk up the Chicago Bulls ' 94-87 home win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday to circumstance if you were so inclined. You'd find no shortage of such explanations for the shocking result...

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  22. The One 2017 First-Round Opponent Each NBA Playoff Team Wants to Avoid

    There's no such thing as a cakewalk in the NBA playoffs—that is, unless you're the Golden State Warriors and you get to feast on a sub-.500 squad right out of the gate...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 117,702 reads 0 comments

  23. NBA Scouts, Executives and Coaches Consider Pelicans' Ceiling with Boogie

    The news of DeMarcus Cousins ’ post-All-Star Game partnership with Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans sent shockwaves through the NBA ...

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  24. 2017 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rankings at Start of March

    Defense has been largely an afterthought throughout the 2016-17 NBA season. Offenses around the Association are shattering records left and right, with the league on track to set ...

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  25. 2017 NBA Free-Agent Rankings: Post Trade-Deadline Edition

    In the lead-up to the 2017 NBA trade deadline, 13 potential free agents changed teams, including some big-money impact players like Serge Ibaka and Nerlens Noel...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 204,951 reads 0 comments