1. Initial Post-Draft Depth Chart for NY Knicks

    Time will tell how Phil Jackson handled his first NBA draft as president of the New York Knicks , but the initial returns seem promising. He picked up a pair of second-round picks (Nos...

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  2. Will New Orleans Pelicans' Gamble on Omer Asik Pay off Next Season?

    The New Orleans Pelicans have to be good now, because they're going to feel the sting of their most recent acquisition later. For the second straight summer, the Pelicans addressed a present need at the expense of a future asset...

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  3. Will Chasing LeBron James Cause Houston Rockets to Miss on Carmelo Anthony?

    As soon as LeBron James answers the first door, there's no longer any need to see who's standing behind the second...

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  4. Are Rockets, Mavericks or Bulls the Biggest Threat for Carmelo Anthony?

    Things are about to get hectic for high-volume scorer Carmelo Anthony . The 30-year-old, who officially opted out of his contract with the New York Knicks Monday, has already started filling his summer itinerary...

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  5. Why LeBron James Is Smart to Explore Every Option in 2014 Free Agency

    After watching LeBron James learn to dominate the low block over the last few years, one thing became perfectly clear: The guy understands the importance of leverage. He knows both how to create it and how to benefit from it...

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  6. Kobe Bryant Makes Byron Scott the Right Choice for Los Angeles Lakers Coach

    It's hard to imagine anyone being cut from the same cloth as Kobe Bryant , but Los Angeles Lakers coaching candidate Byron Scott seems to be at least made up of the same material...

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  7. Should Cleveland Cavs Pull Trigger on Orlando Magic's Offer for No. 1 Pick?

    If there is any certainty leading up to Thursday's NBA draft, it's that the Cleveland Cavaliers remain uncertain about what to do with the No. 1 overall selection...

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  8. Report: Los Angeles Clippers Consider Blake Griffin 'Untouchable' in Trade

    Few NBA players are truly untouchable. The Los Angeles Clippers appear to believe that perennial All-Star Blake Griffin belongs in that ultra-exclusive group. According to ESPN...

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  9. Why Dion Waiters Is the Cleveland Cavaliers' Biggest Trade Chip to Dangle

    Although the draft lottery has treated them quite well, the Cleveland Cavaliers could look to put their annual ventures into the ping pong ball pull behind them. The Cavs want to win now...

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  10. LeBron James Opting out Means It's Time for Cleveland Cavaliers to Move on

    While it appears The Decision: Part Two may well emerge as the biggest blockbuster of the 2014 NBA offseason, don't expect it to include the feel-good, Hollywood ending so many have envisioned...

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  11. Tim Duncan's Return Gives San Antonio Spurs Clear Path Back to NBA Finals

    The San Antonio Spurs know exactly how to keep a good thing going. They haven't simply found a way to survive with an aging core; they've arguably improved with time...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 1 month ago 15,938 reads 47 comments

  12. Report: Tyson Chandler Latest Name Tied to Golden State Warriors Trade Scenario

    NBA trade winds appear to be pulling the Golden State Warriors in a number of different directions, the latest of which has tied them to New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler ...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 2 months ago 54,939 reads 88 comments

  13. The Top 5 Best and Worst Golden State Warriors Draft Picks Since 2000

    As it currently stands, the Golden State Warriors hold no picks in Thursday's NBA draft. That's perhaps the biggest sign of the franchise's recent turnaround, as the league's annual ...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 2 months ago 19,529 reads 16 comments

  14. LeBron James Should Listen to Long-Shot Pitch from Daryl Morey, Houston Rockets

    For LeBron James , the 2014 NBA offseason may very well feel like deja vu. After a dismal showing in the NBA Finals, his supporting cast has been highly scrutinized...

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  15. Report: LA Lakers Pursuing Klay Thompson in Trade for No. 7 Pick

    The Los Angeles Lakers could stand to add youth, length and shooting to their perimeter over the offseason. It sounds like they're trying to kill all three birds with one stone in the form of current Golden State Warriors sniper Klay Thompson ..

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 2 months ago 124,436 reads 333 comments

  16. Can David Blatt Get Kyrie Irving and Cleveland Cavaliers Back on Track?

    The Cleveland Cavaliers went outside the box—and the United States—to fill their coaching void...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 2 months ago 20,111 reads 95 comments

  17. How Much Should Klay Thompson Be Worth to Golden State Warriors?

    It's gambling season for the Golden State Warriors and their sharpshooting off-guard Klay Thompson . One way or another, the Dubs are about to place a massive bet on Thompson's future...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 2 months ago 16,154 reads 88 comments

  18. Ranking the Best Potential Offers Timberwolves Could Get in Kevin Love Trade

    Antes are being officially upped in the Kevin Love trade talks, as the potential price tag is starting to better reflect the caliber of player up for auction...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 2 months ago 24,397 reads 107 comments

  19. Why NY Knicks' Triangle Offense Would Be Perfect for Carmelo Anthony

    Some might see the triangle offense as a detriment to the New York Knicks ' chances of keeping Carmelo Anthony around. With the right sales pitch, the system could prove as crucial to New York's hopes as the bright lights of the city itself...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 2 months ago 27,633 reads 199 comments

  20. Pat Riley on Future of Miami Heat's Stars: 'Everybody Needs to Get a Grip'

    Miami Heat team president Pat Riley held court for a "state of the franchise" press conference Thursday morning...

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  21. How Chicago Bulls Can Hold Keys to the 2014 NBA Offseason

    With superstar dreams and the assets needed to bring one on board, the Chicago Bulls could have the heaviest hand on the 2014 NBA offseason. No one has more eggs in as many different baskets as the Bulls brass...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 2 months ago 8,709 reads 50 comments

  22. Are Dallas Mavericks a Dark-Horse Destination for Carmelo Anthony?

    The Dallas Mavericks have the cap space to sign Carmelo Anthony , the talent base to help him win now and a huge Melo fan in Dirk Nowitzki , the best player on the roster...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 2 months ago 14,530 reads 114 comments

  23. Why Dwyane Wade's Future with Miami Heat Should Not Be in Question

    For Dwyane Wade , there really is no question on how he should handle his future with the Miami Heat . The smart play, according to logic and even Wade himself, is simple: take the money and stay...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 2 months ago 19,504 reads 88 comments

  24. 7 Best Bargain Buys on the 2014 NBA Free-Agent Market

    NBA executives are already forming their strategies and plotting their plans of attack for the annual arms race that is free agency...

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  25. Andrew Wiggins: 'I Think I'll Be a Star' in the NBA

    With the 2014 NBA draft rapidly approaching, prospects' stocks are more volatile than ever. Former Kansas star Andrew Wiggins is feeling quite bullish about a particular stock—his own...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 2 months ago 51,471 reads 290 comments