1. Report Card Grades for Every NBA Team so Far This Season

    If you trust the process or fear the beard (note: not deer), you'll probably be pleased with your team's grade at the quarter mark of the 2017-18 NBA season...

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  2. Metrics 101: NBA's 10 Best Pick-and-Roll Combos

    When defenders see these pick-and-roll combinations coming at them, they're in trouble. They aren't necessarily the pairings that have experienced the most success while working ...

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  3. Ranking the 5 Best NBA Contracts at Each Position Right Now

    Handing out NBA contracts is an inexact science, but evaluating them doesn't have to be. Here, we're not concerned about long-term ramifications...

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  4. Metrics 101: NBA's 10 Best Isolation Scorers

    Isolation plays can be some of the most exciting possessions employed by any NBA offense. Are they the most effective? Of course not, which is why many defenses are structured ...

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  5. NBA Awards Watch: Who's the Favorite for MVP, Rookie of Year and DPOY Early On?

    One month of the 2017-18 NBA season isn't enough to draw firm conclusions. We're still waiting to figure out which trends are real and which are the products of small samples...

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  6. 10 NBA Players Showing Major Regression This Season

    The NBA would look drastically different if no one ever trended in the wrong direction. Draft busts wouldn't exist, because even Anthony Bennett and Michael Olowokandi would keep improving; they'd just start with lower baselines...

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  7. NBA Metrics 101: Ranking Every Team's Best Lineup

    By definition, every NBA team has a premier five-man lineup. Some have struggled, either because they're incapable of scoring points in efficient fashion or because they have no idea how to prevent their opponents from doing exactly that...

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  8. Golden State Warriors on Pace for Best Offensive Season in NBA History

    With the clock ticking toward halftime, the Denver Nuggets had done everything in their power to corral an unstoppable machine...

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  9. Fantasy Basketball Waiver-Wire Adds You Need to Jump on Immediately

    If you're lucky, your fantasy basketball team features LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo , Stephen Curry , James Harden , Anthony Davis, Kristaps Porzingis , Kyrie Irving , DeMarcus Cousins and a bunch of other superstars...

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  10. Metrics 101: Who Are the NBA's Best Sidekicks?

    Serving as an NBA sidekick isn't a bad thing. Not everyone can be LeBron James or Giannis Antetokounmpo. Precious few players are capable of contributing quite like Stephen Curry , Kyrie Irving , Russell Westbrook or Damian Lillard ...

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  11. The 10 Most Underappreciated Players in the NBA

    Breaking news: Every NBA athlete is pretty darn good at playing basketball. Even the end-of-bench "scrubs" who rarely contribute are elite at their sport...

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  12. 6 Trade Ideas for NBA's Tanking Teams

    Luka Doncic looms in the not-too-distant future. Marvin Bagley III, Michael Porter Jr. and DeAndre Ayton are all beckoning...

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  13. NBA Stars of the Past Decade on Their Last Legs

    Every NBA player declines eventually. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was an offensive liability during his final season with the Los Angeles Lakers...

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  14. Metrics 101: Which Teams Have Been Hit the Hardest by Injuries This Season?

    Injuries suck. They should go away forever. In every sport; not just the NBA . Nobody wants to see players dropping like flies, succumbing to the advances of the injury imp before ...

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  15. Fantasy Basketball Trade Block: Surprising Options You Should Target Immediately

    Fantasy basketball leagues aren't just won by drafting well. That's obviously an important step toward trophy-earning success, but you can't sit back and rest on your laurels after putting together a quality squad...

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  16. Giannis Antetokounmpo's MVP Rise and More Early-Season NBA Takeaways

    How do you analyze the beginning of an NBA season? Small samples are rife with pitfalls, forcing you to buy into trends that can't be sustained...

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  17. Metrics 101: Ranking the NBA's Most Dangerous 25-and-Under Duos

    Every NBA team wants young stars. Contenders would love to find youthful contributors who can help them compete for championships while also extending their reign atop the Association...

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  18. Potential Trade Packages and Landing Spots for Suns Star Guard Eric Bledsoe

    Allow us to present a story in two quotations. " I Dont wanna be here," Eric Bledsoe tweeted Sunday afternoon in ambiguous fashion, perhaps referring to some unknown location...

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  19. Re-Ranking Eastern Conference Contenders Following Gordon Hayward Injury

    With one ill-fated alley-oop attempt, the landscape of the Eastern Conference changed. The loss of Gordon Hayward, who has now undergone bony and ligamentous stabilization surgery ...

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  20. Monta Available? Kris Humphries on the Market? NBA Free Agents Looking for Work

    The remaining free-agency pool isn't deep. Are you going to find a star here? Of course not. The NBA 's 30 teams have snapped up most competent talent, either as training-camp additions or two-way contract signings...

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  21. Play That Man! NBA Players Who Deserve More Run This Season

    The opening salvo is all about experimentation. Sure, every NBA team would like to kick off the regular season by winning one game after another. But it's even more important to set the stage for success down the road...

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  22. NBA Metrics 101: LeBron, Curry and More Hit New Milestones This Season

    Whenever I'm asked why I prefer the NBA to its collegiate counterpart, one answer always rises to the top. Forget style of play (although watching slow-it-down NCAA squads like Wisconsin can grow torturous)...

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  23. Every NBA Team's Biggest Mistake of Past Decade

    Even the NBA 's model organizations make mistakes. No franchise can nail every single draft pick for an entire decadeā€”in this case, the relevant time frame extends back to the start of the 2008 offseason...

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  24. Metrics 101 History: Best NBA Teams That Didn't Win the Title

    The NBA doesn't hand out participation trophies. Only one team can walk away with a championship during any given season, which means plenty of dominant outfits get left out in the cold...

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  25. Metrics 101: Greatest Shooting Seasons in Modern NBA History

    More and more every year, the NBA is becoming a shooter's paradise. Whereas big men once ruled the league, teams can no longer win without plenty of floor-spacing options and players who knock down triples...

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