1. 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...

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  2. 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 ...

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  3. 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 ...

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  4. 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 1 month ago 352,461 reads 560 comments

  5. 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...

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  6. 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, ...

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  7. 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...

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  8. 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 1 month ago 25,190 reads 35 comments

  9. 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 1 month ago 62,822 reads 274 comments

  10. 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 1 month ago 492,205 reads 683 comments

  11. 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...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 515,836 reads 435 comments

  12. 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 2 months ago 34,527 reads 87 comments

  13. 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 2 months ago 54,714 reads 144 comments

  14. 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 2 months ago 20,940 reads 66 comments

  15. 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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  16. 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...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 84,031 reads 134 comments

  17. 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 2 months ago 15,218 reads 45 comments

  18. 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 2 months ago 9,938 reads 14 comments

  19. 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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  20. 2015 NBA Power Rankings: Who's Hot and Who's Not at All-Star Break?

    The City That Never Sleeps will be a bit rowdier than usual as the NBA and its affiliates descend on New York City for All-Star Weekend. The tumult of the 2014-15 season so far has certainly taken its toll on the festivities...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 202,071 reads 454 comments

  21. With Blake Griffin Out, Clippers Pinning Hopes on Chris Paul

    LOS ANGELES — Now more than ever, it's fitting that Chris Paul is the face of State Farm. Like a good neighbor, Paul has been there whenever the Los Angeles Clippers have needed him during a challenging 2014-15 NBA season...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 6,520 reads 41 comments

  22. Rockets Proving Plenty Dangerous Without Dwight Howard and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    Prior to Tuesday's showdown with the Phoenix Suns, the Houston Rockets insisted that they'll be fine without Dwight Howard , whose knee problems could keep him out through March...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 2 months ago 27,124 reads 130 comments

  23. Best- and Worst-Case 2015 NBA Trade Deadline Scenarios for Every Team

    It's that time of year again. The NBA All-Star Game is right around the corner. Phone bills are rising faster than tensions in Ukraine. The same goes for the intensity of the voices on both ends of the lines...

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  24. NBA Roundup: Cold-Blooded Anthony Davis Steals Russell Westbrook's Thunder

    Anthony Davis couldn’t have picked a much better time to notch his first trey of the 2014-15 NBA season. With 1...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 45,209 reads 125 comments

  25. 2014-15 NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up After 50 Games

    February is usually the busiest month of the NBA regular season. There's the All-Star Game and all of the ancillary events and parties that entails, plus the trade deadline and the flood of rumors and massive phone bills that entails...

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