1. 8 NBA Players Entering Critical Contract Years in 2014-15

    For the class of 2015 NBA free agents, things just became infinitely more interesting. After the league announced its new TV deal , which Richard Sandomir of The New York Times ...

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  2. 7 Fantasy Basketball Sleepers to Draft for the 2014-15 NBA Season

    The NBA is a league dominated by superstars, and the fantasy basketball world is no different. Without some stat-sheet-stuffing studs leading the way, virtual owners have no real chance at the digital crown...

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  3. Dion Waiters Set to Reverse Reputation Under LeBron James' Tutelage

    Forget everything you know —or think you know —about Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters...

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  4. What Would Make Michael Carter-Williams' Sophomore Season a Success?

    Michael Carter-Williams ' NBA debut was among the league's hardest seasons to grade. On the one hand, his versatility and overstuffed stat sheets helped the Philadelphia 76ers point guard take home Rookie of the Year honors...

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  5. Renewed Cleveland Cavs, Washington Wizards Rivalry Would Be Good for NBA

    The obituary for NBA rivalries has been written for a while now, but the revamped Cleveland Cavaliers and rising Washington Wizards have given them a pulse again...

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  6. How Crucial Will Triangle Be to Derek Fisher's Success as New York Knicks Coach?

    It wouldn't be fair to Derek Fisher or the New York Knicks to suggest that the coach's familiarity with the triangle offense was the sole reason he landed the gig. But it certainly didn't hurt...

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  7. The NBA's 5 Most Overrated 'Stars' Heading into 2014-15

    Few subjective sports terms are held as objective measures by fans more than "value" and "star." Both are intangible labels in the know-them-when-you-see-them sense...

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  8. Is Reggie Jackson on Pace to Become the Next James Harden?

    Reggie Jackson and James Harden are not the same player, but their NBA stories may stick to the same script...

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  9. Kobe Bryant's Patience Will Be Tested with Inexperienced Los Angeles Lakers

    The 2014-15 season could be an exhaustive exercise for Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant , a test of both his physical health and mental fortitude. Scarier still is the fact that might qualify as a best-case scenario for the 36-year-old...

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  10. Did Klay Thompson Prove He's a Max Player This Offseason?

    It isn't easy for NBA players to greatly improve their profiles over the offseason, but Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson managed to do just that...

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  11. Which Cleveland Cavaliers Superstar Will Take a Back Seat During 2014-15?

    Some NBA teams struggle to find one competent primary option at the offensive end. The new-look Cleveland Cavaliers will not have that issue...

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  12. Rajon Rondo Trade Will Be More Difficult Now Than Ever for Boston Celtics

    The rocky road ahead for the Boston Celtics and franchise face Rajon Rondo just grew even more treacherous. Trading the mercurial floor general was never going to be easy...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 6 months ago 3,875 reads 7 comments

  13. 10 NBA Players Most Likely to Be Trade Targets This Season

    The wheeling and dealing that took place over the 2014 NBA offseason dramatically reshaped the basketball landscape. The 2014-15 campaign could have a similar effect if teams are able to pry these 10 trade targets away from their current clubs...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 6 months ago 80,433 reads 116 comments

  14. Carmelo Anthony Says He Has 'Unfinished Business' with New York Knicks

    Carmelo Anthony held nothing back during the New York Knicks media day on Monday. The scoring forward hit on a number of pressing topics, including the reasoning behind his ...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 6 months ago 46,154 reads 69 comments

  15. Why Jrue Holiday-Anthony Davis Could Be NBA's Next Big 1-2 Punch

    The New Orleans Pelicans have a blossoming two-way force on their hands. A couple of them, actually. Point guard Jrue Holiday and versatile big man Anthony Davis have ...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 6 months ago 6,233 reads 26 comments

  16. Ranking the Worst NBA Contracts Entering 2014-15 Season

    There is a certain amount of luck in building an NBA champion, but the basic formula calls for two key ingredients: strong drafting and smart spending. Few things can cripple a franchise quicker than overpaying an underperformer ...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 6 months ago 47,281 reads 118 comments

  17. 10 Burning Questions We Want Answered at 2014 NBA Media Days

    The start of the 2014-15 NBA season is so near, you can almost hear the dribbles, shoe squeaks, swishes and whistles if you listen closely enough. But there's another symphony of sounds coming hoop heads' way even sooner...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 6 months ago 3,966 reads 6 comments

  18. Frank Vogel Talks Roy Hibbert, Pacers' Offseason and 2014-15 Expectations

    If it isn't optimistic, Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel doesn't want to hear it. He doesn't deny the brutal blows his team suffered this summer —first the free-agent ...

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  19. Can Michael Beasley Carve out a Real Role with the Memphis Grizzlies?

    The Memphis Grizzlies need a lot of the things Michael Beasley brings inside the lines. The former No. 2 pick has a steady scoring touch, a brimming bag of offensive tricks and the ability to stretch the floor from either forward spot...

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  20. Bench Role Won't Prevent Taj Gibson from Making Major Impact for Chicago Bulls

    Taj Gibson doesn't need a starting spot to play a starring role for the Chicago Bulls . That was the case when the versatile big man helped the franchise survive another (largely) ...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 6 months ago 1,079 reads 41 comments

  21. Why Wayne Ellington Has Real Chance to Stick with Los Angeles Lakers

    Wayne Ellington might face an uphill battle for minutes with the Los Angeles Lakers , but the 26-year-old shooting guard should like his chances of at least securing a roster spot...

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  22. Boston Celtics Owner Calls Rajon Rondo 'Stubborn' and Questions Coachability

    These couldn't have been the fireworks the Boston Celtics had in mind for this offseason. With the countdown creeping toward the start of the final season on franchise face ...

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  23. Los Angeles Lakers Can't Afford to Make Ed Davis the Odd Man out

    Someone is going to be disappointed on the Los Angeles Lakers frontcourt. With the athletic Ed Davis , the scrappy Jordan Hill, the seasoned Carlos Boozer, the bruising building ...

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  24. Pau Gasol Already Looking Like Free-Agent Steal for Chicago Bulls

    In one free-agent signing, the Chicago Bulls found a secondary scorer to complement Derrick Rose , a post-passing partner for Joakim Noah and quite possibly the missing piece to their championship puzzle...

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  25. 5 NBA Players Who Are Demanding Checks Their Production Can't Cash

    It's never a bad way to do business, hitting the negotiation table and asking for as much as one could possibly get. Of course, securing a significant raise and actually earning that money are two different things...

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