1. 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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  2. 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 ...

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 21 days ago 65,336 reads 0 comments

  11. Who Your NBA Team Should Close with in the Playoffs

    There's no such thing as a save situation in the NBA , but that doesn't prevent closers from rising to the forefront of the conversation during the playoffs' most heated moments. Inevitably, each team winds up in tight games...

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  12. NBA Metrics 101: Grading Late-Season Additions Based on Impact

    Not every late-season NBA acquisition works out. Some players fizzle after joining another squad, plagued by uncertainties about their role and shooting slumps as they adjust to their new teammates...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 22 days ago 41,375 reads 0 comments

  13. Building Every NBA Team's Free-Agency Whiteboard Ahead of 2017 Offseason

    The Orlando Magic's whiteboard of offseason plans may have leaked to the public, but we've gained access* to similar images for each and every team...

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  14. The Best 1-2 Punches in the NBA Playoffs so Far

    The first round of the NBA playoffs has been strange. Not because some series are unexpectedly competitive, but because few of the typical dynamic duos have showed up. DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry haven't thrived for the Toronto Raptors...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 28 days ago 42,678 reads 0 comments

  15. NBA Metrics 101: Which Playoffs Studs Have Needed More Rest?

    Sometimes it's hard to remember, but even NBA stars are human. They might be capable of extraordinary feats of athleticism and precision, raining down three-point buckets with ...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 29 days ago 36,003 reads 0 comments

  16. Most Overhyped NBA Players at the End of 2016-17 Season

    Perception does not always equal reality. In general, the basketball-watching world is in the ballpark when evaluating most NBA players. It knows LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and James Harden are legitimate superstars...

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  17. Blow It Up or Nah: Which NBA Lottery Teams Need to Start Over This Offseason?

    Not all lottery teams are created equal. Some are trending in the right direction, growing through internal development and slowly acquiring the right pieces to eventually earn status as contenders...

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  18. Metrics 101: Best NBA Players Who Never Made the Playoffs

    Almost every great NBA player eventually experiences the postseason. Most studs advance to the playoffs early in their careers or during their primes...

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  19. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Ranking Top 100

    You've seen how the league's best point guards stacked up against one another, learning whether Russell Westbrook or James Harden reigned supreme and how far down in the pecking order Stephen Curry sits on the heels of back-to-back MVPs...

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  20. Metrics 101: Who's the NBA MVP?

    Triple-doubles. That's the last time they'll be mentioned throughout this article, because they shouldn't serve as the crux of any argument about the NBA MVP...

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  21. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Centers

    Youth continues to reign supreme for NBA centers. Though a few wily veterans have maintained spots near the top, five of the 10 best have yet to celebrate their 25th birthdays...

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  22. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Power Forwards

    They don't make power forwards like they used to, and not just because so many modern players qualify at the 4 because of their use in small-ball lineups. Even a decade ago, the "stretch 4" moniker was something only a few could earn...

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  23. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Small Forwards

    Can anyone dethrone LeBron James ? The Cleveland Cavaliers small forward has graced the top of the positional rankings for quite some time now, but he has a host of challengers in 2016-17...

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  24. Metrics 101: Who's Really the NBA's Most Improved Player?

    The criteria for the NBA 's Most Improved Player award is always amorphous. Some years, it's handed to a player who maintained his level of play (or even regressed slightly) while filling a much bigger role...

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  25. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Shooting Guards

    Modern NBA shooting guards are supposed to do more than their eponymous role. Ideally, they can also serve as lockdown defenders, help create shots for their teammates and crash the glass to end possessions...

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