1. 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...

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  2. 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 2 months ago 45,978 reads 0 comments

  3. 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...

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  4. 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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  5. 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 ...

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  6. 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 2 months ago 22,471 reads 0 comments

  7. 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...

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  8. 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 2 months ago 43,658 reads 0 comments

  9. 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 54,245 reads 0 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 166,097 reads 1 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 70,493 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 176,758 reads 0 comments

  13. 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...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 43,922 reads 0 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 117,643 reads 0 comments

  15. 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 ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 50,530 reads 0 comments

  16. 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 ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 168,874 reads 0 comments

  17. 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 3 months ago 204,011 reads 0 comments

  18. With New Pieces, Toronto Raptors Show Why They're East's Biggest Threat to Cavs

    The Toronto Raptors have been greeted by a slew of surprises—some good, one bad—over the last 11 days as All-Star Weekend has come and gone...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 107,661 reads 0 comments

  19. NBA Trade Deadline 2017: Ranking Every Team's Starting 5, Post-Deadline

    The NBA 's Feb. 23 trade deadline came and went with the usual mix of bluster and bust. Breathless tweets of Jimmy Butler and Paul George getting measured for new jerseys with the league's coastal elites gave way to the likes of P...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 241,504 reads 0 comments

  20. NBA Trade Deadline 2017: Grading 2016's Deadline Deals, 1 Year Later

    It's tough to tell whether the 2017 NBA trade deadline will feature a flurry of activity or cause most of us to fall asleep. Sure, some notable names (Carmelo Anthony, Paul Millsap , Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel, etc...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 192,547 reads 0 comments

  21. Best NBA Dunk Contest Slams Ever

    Topping the last two years of the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest will be a tall order for 2017's contestants. Aaron Gordon , who pushed Zach LaVine to the brink in Toronto last year, ...

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  22. Ranking the Best Moments in NBA All-Star Game History

    Moments make the NBA All-Star Game. The 2017 edition should be no exception. The extensive shade traded between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook figures to draw plenty of eyeballs...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 145,649 reads 0 comments

  23. NBA Teams That Will Turn Things Around After the 2017 All-Star Break

    Ever wonder why the NBA has been so cranky over the past few weeks? Look no further than the All-Star break. Those participating in Feb. 17-19's festivities might already be eying the fun that awaits them in New Orleans ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 63,168 reads 0 comments

  24. Friday NBA Roundup: No Doubt Draymond Green Is the League's Most Unique Player

    Kevin Durant doesn't want to talk anymore about his first return trip to Oklahoma City, which is due up on Saturday night...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 113,671 reads 0 comments

  25. NBA Youngsters on the Verge of All-Star Status

    Three years ago, Anthony Davis and Damian Lillard suited up for the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday and the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 91,211 reads 0 comments