1. Metrics 101: Best Bargain Buys in 2017 NBA Free Agency

    Even though billionaires own many of the NBA 's teams, they can't sink inexhaustible resources into their franchises. Money matters, if for no other reason than the salary cap and punitive luxury-tax threshold...

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  2. Metrics 101: 2017 NBA Rookie Season Predictions for Every 1st-Round Pick

    The wild 2017 NBA draft is now in the rearview mirror. Between the 16 freshmen selected in the first round—including each of the top five picks—the shocking Jimmy Butler ...

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  3. 2017 NBA Draft Grades for Every Pick

    After a night of drafting, the NBA has officially welcomed 60 more young men into its exclusive fraternity...

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  4. Metrics 101: Best and Worst Trades of No. 1 Pick in NBA History

    Trading the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft is never an easy decision, yet that's exactly what the Boston Celtics have officially elected to do . Shipping off the selection that will likely be used on Markelle Fultz to the Philadelphia 76ers for the No...

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  5. Metrics 101: Ranking NBA Draft Track Records for Each Team's Commander in Chief

    The NBA draft is hard. Whether teams are picking first overall or trying to unearth second-round gems, it's difficult to find high-quality players while avoiding busts...

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  6. Projecting Every NBA Team's Win-Loss Record for Next 5 Seasons

    Where will Lonzo Ball, Markelle Fultz and the other top prospects of the 2017 NBA draft wind up? What will happen to this year's crop of marquee free agents? How long can aging stars ...

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  7. NBA Metrics 101: Where Do 2016-17 Warriors Rank Among All-Time Greatest Teams?

    Great NBA teams live on well beyond the seasons in which they played. The world remembers their success. It can't forget the superstars suiting up or the indelible moments that allowed them to rack up regular-season victories and postseason heroics..

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  8. NBA Free-Agency Rankings: Top 100 Available Players

    And so the focus shifts. The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are done beating their respective halves of the NBA into a pulp...

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  9. NBA Metrics 101: Teams with Biggest Turnaround Potential for 2017-18 Season

    Though the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers continue to maintain strangleholds over their respective halves of the NBA , new challengers will eventually emerge...

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  10. 7 Reasons Cavs-Warriors Rematch Is Completely Different Than Past 2 NBA Finals

    The same two teams are playing in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year, which has never before happened in the league's history...

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  11. Metrics 101: Power Ranking Every Player in 2017 NBA Finals

    When a Big Three faces off against a Big Four, star power is sure to reign supreme. The 2017 NBA Finals features three studs from the Cleveland Cavaliers ( Kyrie Irving , LeBron ...

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  12. Cavs vs. Warriors, Part 3: B/R's Complete Guide to the 2017 NBA Finals

    The long and winding road leading up to the 2017 NBA Finals is finally complete. The rubber match is upon us. In 2015, the Golden State Warriors ended their franchise's lengthy title drought by beating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers...

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  13. The Most Overvalued NBA Free Agent at Every Position

    Overpaying an NBA player doesn't necessarily mean that player is bad. It's quite possible to give someone top-tier money merely to serve as a mid-tier contributor...

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  14. LeBron James Has Become 1 of the NBA's All-Time Greatest Dynasties

    If LeBron James leads his Cleveland Cavaliers past the Golden State Warriors and earns the fourth ring of his Hall of Fame career, he may finally be finished chasing ghosts ...

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  15. The 1 Flaw Each Top Young NBA Player Needs to Work on This Summer

    It's never too late to improve. Even the NBA 's best players continue to add new elements to their arsenal each and every summer, making a point to use the offseason productively and become even deadlier...

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  16. NBA Metrics 101: Ranking the Greatest Individual Playoff Runs of Last 20 Years

    Dominating the NBA 's regular season is one thing. But true legends are born in the playoffs. The last 20 years of basketball history, dating back to the Chicago Bulls' second ...

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  17. LeBron James Is the King, but Rest of Cleveland Cavaliers Finally Look Ready

    Picking nits when a team wins each of its first nine postseason games isn't recommended, but such activity couldn't be avoided for a Cleveland Cavaliers squad preparing for a seemingly inevitable rubber match with the Golden State Warriors ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 1 month ago 141,339 reads 0 comments

  18. Next Man Up: Who Fills the Void If Top NBA Free Agents Leave?

    Replacing a star is never easy. The NBA teams rostering this year's best potential free agents hope they won't have to do so, but there's always a chance each could lose one major player...

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  19. Guide to Boston Celtics Upsetting Cavaliers in Eastern Conference Finals

    Ending the Cleveland Cavaliers ' title defense isn't an easy task, but that's the next challenge for Isaiah Thomas and the Boston Celtics ...

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  20. Metrics 101: Ranking Every NBA No. 1 Pick in the Lottery Era

    On June 22, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will stride across a stage at the Barclays Center and announce the newest No. 1 pick. That player, whether it's Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball or a surprise selection, will immediately be both blessed and cursed...

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  21. 2017 NBA Offseason: Every Team's Biggest Flaw to Address This Summer

    The NBA offseason is the time for adjustments. If a defense is struggling, teams can attempt to add more stoppers by drafting them, trading for them or acquiring them as free agents...

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  22. NBA Metrics 101: Which NBA Playoff Myths Are Actually True?

    Most NBA fans have heard the supposed truisms before. Defense wins championships. Games slow down in the playoffs. Nerves keep players in check. Referees swallow their whistles and let the players play...

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  23. NBA Playoffs 2017: Give These Guys More Minutes!

    Unless there's an overtime period, each NBA coach only has 240 minutes to allot throughout his roster. He can hand almost 48 apiece to his primary stars, divvy much of the rest ...

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  24. NBA Playoff Teams That Will Be the Biggest Players in Free Agency

    If an NBA team is in the playoffs, it's usually in pretty good shape. There are exceptions, of course...

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  25. 2017 NBA Playoff MVP Rankings: Can Anyone Catch LeBron James?

    There can only be one. The 2017 NBA playoffs have featured plenty of star performances. LeBron James has nearly averaged a triple-double while refusing to play along with established conventions about humans needing rest...

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