1. Carmelo Anthony's Place on Team USA Reminds Us of His Real NBA Stature

    Carmelo Anthony has been a part of USA Basketball for his entire adult life. Over the years, it's become a sort of sanctuary for the All-Star forward, a safe place where his game ...

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  2. The Hassan Whiteside Effect: How the Miami Heat Center Is Changing the NBA

    Hassan Whiteside isn't like most D-League call-ups. But with the growth of the NBA 's lower division and the Miami Heat's stroke of genius in calling up Whiteside, there could be many more like him down the line...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 120,703 reads 225 comments

  3. Why Anthony Davis' $145 Million Record Contract Will Be a Monumental Steal

    Anthony Davis is still more than six months shy of his 23rd birthday. He's nearly two-and-a-half months away from starting his fourth NBA season, and has missed an average of 15...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 73,573 reads 116 comments

  4. Summer Showcases Remind Us Just How Special NBA Players Really Are

    Success on a basketball court, whether it's in the NBA or on a summer circuit, is as much about what you can do as having the opportunity to do it...

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  5. Quantity vs. Quality: Where Can Boston Celtics Find Their Next Star?

    If there is, in fact, a blueprint for rebuilding in the NBA , Danny Ainge has followed it to a T. Once it became clear that the Boston Celtics ' latest glorious era was coming ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 30,192 reads 72 comments

  6. Doc Rivers Digging into His Past to Shape Los Angeles Clippers' Future

    For all the advances in scouting and analytics in recent years, there's still no substitute for firsthand knowledge of a player's personality and capabilities in the NBA . Or, at least, that would appear to be Doc Rivers' modus operandi...

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  7. Phil Jackson Moving New York Knicks Forward After First Taste of NBA Failure

    The New York Knicks ' depressing 2014-15 season was an anomaly for everyone involved, most of all for team president Phil Jackson...

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  8. Can D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson Be Lakers' Backcourt of the Future?

    The Los Angeles Lakers , with D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson at the backcourt controls, didn't have to wait long for their first bout with the boo birds...

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  9. Paul Pierce Can Be Final Ingredient to Los Angeles Clippers' Title Recipe

    Paul Pierce is from Inglewood, a stone's throw from the Great Western Forum, where the Los Angeles Lakers played prior to their current occupation of the Staples Center...

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  10. Past to Present: How Julius Randle Is Shaping the Los Angeles Lakers' Future

    Julius Randle has played just one game as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers . Yet, he's already managed to change the trajectory of the entire organization...

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  11. Los Angeles Lakers Have Pieces in Place to Secure Their Next Superstar

    As the late, great Aaliyah once sang, "If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again." The Los Angeles Lakers appear to have taken that repurposed adage to heart...

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  12. He Tianju Trying to Bring China Back to the NBA

    LAS VEGAS — It was a cold January day, like most January days in Yingkou, a port city in northeast China. Inside the Tiexi Gymnasium, though, the lights had never been brighter, the atmosphere never hotter...

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  13. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Las Vegas Summer League Day 4

    LAS VEGAS — Even in Sin City, there's only so much anyone can do to spice up summer-league basketball. To its credit, the NBA found a way. The Association branded Monday as Noche Latina at the Las Vegas Summer League...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 67,761 reads 315 comments

  14. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Las Vegas Summer League Day 3

    LAS VEGAS — Relatively speaking, Sundays are typically quiet in Las Vegas. By the time the raucous fun of Saturday night has come and gone, most weekend visitors are sapped of their vitality, on their way home or both...

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  15. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from Las Vegas Summer League Day 2

    LAS VEGAS — Hoards of NBA fans once again packed the house on Saturday at the Las Vegas Summer League...

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  16. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from Las Vegas Summer League Day 1

    LAS VEGAS — There was no shortage of hustle and bustle during day one of the NBA ’s Las Vegas Summer League...

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  17. Maybe the Los Angeles Lakers Aren't Screwed After All

    No LaMarcus Aldridge . No DeAndre Jordan. No Greg Monroe. No problem for the Los Angeles Lakers ? Not quite, especially in light of how badly L.A. appeared to botch its first meeting with Aldridge...

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  18. NBA Summer League 2015: Top 5 Takeaways from Tuesday

    Day 2 of the NBA pulling double duty for summer league gave way to another spate of eye-opening performances—good, bad and indifferent...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 61,266 reads 76 comments

  19. Updated NBA Power Rankings After 1st Wave of 2015 Free Agency

    A year ago, NBA free agency ground to a halt while LeBron James took his time making up his mind. This July, James remains unsigned, but the rest of the market hasn't waited around ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 1,126,855 reads 998 comments

  20. Everything You Need to Know from Day 3 of 2015 NBA Free Agency

    We're three days into free agency, and bombs are still dropping around the NBA . In the past 24 hours alone, one of last season's title contenders lost a third of its Big ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 93,459 reads 194 comments

  21. How Do L.A. Clippers Survive Losing DeAndre Jordan to Dallas Mavericks?

    The nightmare is real for Steve Ballmer's squad. DeAndre Jordan is gone, leaving the Los Angeles Clippers with a huge hole in their roster and only limited resources with which to fill it...

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  22. Dwyane Wade's New Contract Is Perfect Scenario for Both Star SG and Miami Heat

    Sometimes, compromise is better than consensus. The former requires more fuss and more muss, but seemingly ugly processes can (and often do) reveal a lot about both parties while yielding better business...

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  23. Sonny Vaccaro Pays Homage to Legendary Nike Patriarch Phil Knight

    On Tuesday, Phil Knight announced that he will be stepping down as the chairman of Nike in 2016. That news might not have made such massive waves across the sports world if not for Sonny Vaccaro...

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  24. Old Pals Doc Rivers and Paul Pierce Reunite to Solve Clippers' Wing Woes

    The Truth will set you free. At least, that's what Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers are banking on. NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 73,967 reads 169 comments

  25. Undrafted NBA Rookies Who Can Still Make an Impact Next Season

    In the same way that there are more NBA -caliber players in the world than there are roster spots in the Association, there are typically more than 60 entrants in the NBA draft each year who are worthy of honing their skills at the highest level...

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