1. 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...

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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...

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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...

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  7. 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...

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  8. 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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  9. 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...

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  10. 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 ...

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  11. 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...

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  12. 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...

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  13. The NBA's All 'You Should Still Be in School' Team

    It's tough to fault a kid for ditching college for the NBA without first getting a degree. Every game played at the collegiate level wears on a player's body and takes with it ...

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  14. Friday NBA Roundup: James Harden, Russell Westbrook Mask Teams' Flaws

    With just over two minutes to go in overtime and the Houston Rockets and Chicago Bulls tied at 115, James Harden climbed onto Michael Carter-Williams' back and drew a foul.....

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  15. NBA Trade Deadline 2017: 10 Trade Targets Who Could Shape Playoff Picture

    The NBA playoff picture is as murky as it's been in a long time. Heading into Thursday's action, all but one team (the Brooklyn Nets) stood within seven games of a playoff spot...

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  16. Predicting the 2020 NBA All-Star Team

    There's already so much talk about the year 2020 these days (for reasons that have nothing to do with basketball), it's pretty easy to think of what the NBA might look like by then as well...

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  17. NBA Teams That Should Tank the Rest of the Season

    There's at least one person in the NBA who sees a future full of tanking: Mark Cuban. In the mind of the boisterous Dallas Mavericks owner, the new collective bargaining agreement—which ...

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  18. Austin Rivers Isn't a Nepotism Case Anymore for Los Angeles Clippers

    LOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers was preparing for the crowning moment of his NBA career. His Boston Celtics had just dropped Game 5 of the 2008 Finals to the Los Angeles Lakers ...

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  19. Friday NBA Roundup: Joel Embiid Has 76ers Easy to Root For, Playoff-Bound or Not

    Joel Embiid didn't waste any time announcing his return from a three-game absence. On the Philadelphia 76ers ' first possession Friday night (in front of a national audience), ...

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  20. 2017 NBA Trade Deadline: 10 Free-Agents-to-Be Who Could Be Dealt by the Deadline

    This year's NBA trade deadline could be among the quietest in recent memory—for a variety of reasons...

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  21. 2016-17 NBA Under-25 Player Power Rankings

    The NBA is rife with young talent like never before. Each conference will feature one player under the age of 25 in its starting lineup at the All-Star Game: Milwaukee Bucks forward ...

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  22. Ranking the Best Players to Never Start an NBA All-Star Game

    The annual talk of NBA All-Star starter snubs is complicated enough as is, but this year's discussion could be tougher to suss out than ever before. No longer will starting nods be doled out by the fans alone, which had been the case since 1975...

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  23. 2016-17 NBA Power Rankings as Season's 2nd Half Begins

    If there are such things as NBA dog days, you'll likely find them in January. Between the bitter cold gripping most of the map, the halfway point of an 82-game slate and the fast ...

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  24. What's Next for LA Clippers Following Chris Paul's Latest Injury?

    J.J. Redick had seen Chris Paul in pain before—and, more often than not, he'd seen him fight through that pain and keep playing. It wasn't until the second half of the Los Angeles Clippers ' Martin Luther King Jr...

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  25. Kevin Garnett Has Found the Perfect Pupil in Trash-Talking DeAndre Jordan

    LOS ANGELES — DeAndre Jordan doesn't miss much on the defensive end—not a dribbler attacking the rim, not a cutter looking for a lob and definitely not a Los Angeles Clippers teammate slipping on an assignment...

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