1. 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...

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  2. 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...

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  3. 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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  4. 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 5 months ago 45,219 reads 125 comments

  5. 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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  6. NBA Youngsters on the Cusp of All-Star Status

    As The Who once said (and would say), the kids are alright. And those kids, who are still alright, are due to make their respective marks on the 2015 NBA All-Star Game in New York City on Feb...

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  7. Hawks Taking Warriors' Title of NBA's Best Team and Other Friday NBA Takeaways

    The Larry O'Brien Trophy isn't awarded in January, but if it were, the Atlanta Hawks would be planning their victory parade right now. The Hawks officially overtook the Golden State Warriors for the NBA 's best record on Friday...

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  8. NBA Power Rankings 3 Months into 2014-15 NBA Season

    Time flies when you're having fun, and the 2014-15 NBA season has been nothing if not that—devastating injuries aside, of course...

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  9. Jordan Clarkson Is Clear-Cut Choice at Point Guard for Los Angeles Lakers

    Jordan Clarkson is the best of a bad situation. The Los Angeles Lakers lost Steve Nash to a season- and possibly career-ending injury before the 2014-15 NBA season began and have hardly seen or heard from him since...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 28,012 reads 89 comments

  10. DeAndre Jordan Is Building Undeniable 2015 NBA All-Star Case

    LOS ANGELES — In so many ways, DeAndre Jordan is already an All-Star. He's one of the three most important players on a Los Angeles Clippers squad that, heading into an eight-game road trip, is starting to look like an NBA title contender...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 19,058 reads 185 comments

  11. Everything You Need to Know About Dark-Horse ROY Contender Jusuf Nurkic

    LOS ANGELES — Jusuf Nurkic still has a lot of learning to do—about the NBA , about basketball, about America, about the English language...

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  12. 2014-15 NBA Power Rankings as Season's 2nd Half Begins

    The second half of the 2014-15 NBA season is off to what might be best described as an intriguing start. The Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors are still flying high...

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  13. 8 Under-the-Radar Potential NBA Trade Targets Who Demand More Attention

    It's easy to get caught up in trade rumors concerning some of the NBA 's more recognizable names. That's certainly been the case through the first half of the 2014-15 season. Rajon Rondo, Josh Smith , J...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 78,376 reads 88 comments

  14. Is Early Activity Foreshadowing Epic NBA Trade Deadline?

    You'd be right to wonder if the NBA 's in-season trade market has been more active than usual in 2014-15. Truth be told, it has...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 60,385 reads 61 comments

  15. Best NBA Landing Spots for Free-Agent Point Guard Jordan Farmar

    Hey, NBA ! Does anyone need a backup point guard? How about a worldly veteran with championship experience? Or someone who can play off the ball as a spot-up shooter? Well, you're in luck, because Jordan Farmar is back on the market...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 63,540 reads 74 comments

  16. Atlanta Hawks Look Unstoppable in the East and Other Friday NBA Takeaways

    Another night, another outright evisceration by the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks went into the Air Canada Centre and taught the Toronto Raptors, one of the East's best during the first ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 36,949 reads 206 comments

  17. NBA Power Rankings Halfway Through the 2014-15 Season

    To paraphrase Buffalo Springfield, something's happening here, but what it is—in the NBA , anyway— is exactly clear. It's mid-January. All-Star ballots are being cast...

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  18. Zach Randolph Can Help Grizzlies Restore Elite Western Conference Status

    Sometimes, it seems as though the Memphis Grizzlies , if not the entire NBA , have passed Zach Randolph by...

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  19. Los Angeles Clippers Need More Than Roster Tweaks to Chase NBA Title

    As far as Western Conference contenders are concerned, the Los Angeles Clippers are stuck between a rock and a hard place...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 2,654 reads 24 comments

  20. Under-the-Radar NBA Players Likeliest to Break out in 2015

    The Foo Fighters kicked off their latest North American tour here in L.A. this past weekend. Naturally, that news got yours truly started on another Dave Grohl-centric music binge...

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  21. Max-Contract Questions a Fact of NBA Life for Kevin Love

    If David Blatt 's doubts about Kevin Love 's max-contract worthiness are giving you deja vu , then you're not alone...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 29,915 reads 164 comments

  22. Is Jeff Green Final Piece to Memphis Grizzlies' Championship Puzzle?

    Three years ago, Jeff Green underwent surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm in his heart. He missed the entirety of the 2011-12 NBA season that followed, but the operation saved his life, of which his basketball career was but a part...

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  23. Warriors Building Another Winning Streak and Other Friday NBA Takeaways

    Simple math will tell you that six isn't the same as 16, but for the Golden State Warriors, it could be in time...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 34,206 reads 111 comments

  24. 2014-15 NBA Power Rankings After 10 Weeks of Action

    The NBA that tipped off the 2014-15 season is practically unrecognizable now, with teams around the league nearing the 40-game mark...

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  25. Struggling OKC Thunder out of Excuses and Other Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    Remember how the Oklahoma City Thunder were supposed to take the NBA by storm once Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were reunited in health? Remember how this terrific tandem ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 33,002 reads 158 comments