1. 5 Wild Stats Defining Golden State Warriors' Season

    The Golden State Warriors have made a habit of bringing statistical impossibilities into reality. Snapping a 40-year NBA title drought? Been there, done that...

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  2. Report Card Grades for Each Golden State Warriors Player

    The Golden State Warriors might not have the best record in the NBA or even in the Western Conference, but they remain kings of the basketball castle until proved otherwise. No one dismantles opponents quite like the Dubs...

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  3. NBA Players Already Regretting Their 2017 Free-Agency Signing

    As the ink dries on NBA free-agency contracts, there's always chatter about which of the summer spenders might be feeling buyer's remorse...

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  4. Report Card Grades for Each Los Angeles Lakers Player

    More than one-quarter through the 2017-18 NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers are closer to making the playoffs than the cellar...

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  5. Who Does Lonzo Ball Resemble Most Early in His Career?

    Lonzo Ball just cleared the quarter mark of his first NBA season, and it seems he's worn almost every label in the hoops lexicon...

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  6. Biggest Question Marks for Golden State Warriors During Stephen Curry's Absence

    The sky isn't falling on the Golden State Warriors , but the words " Stephen Curry " and "right ankle" were used in the same press release . All things considered, it could be much worse ...

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  7. Meet the Dubs Rookie Throwing Self-Alley-Oops and Shade at the Chicago Bulls

    MIAMI — Golden State Warriors rookie Jordan Bell must have taken flight two dozen times in a dozen minutes during the Dubs' runaway 123-95 rout of the Miami Heat on Sunday night...

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  8. Potential Trade Packages and Landing Spots for LA Clippers Star DeAndre Jordan

    The Los Angeles Clippers could be on the verge of demolition. After losing Blake Griffin to an MCL sprain , the Clippers —recent losers of nine straight — are ...

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  9. Re-Evaluating Warriors' Biggest Championship Threats

    The Golden State Warriors have reached the first-quarter mark of the 2017-18 season without the NBA 's best record in hand. But there's no doubting their continued position atop the basketball world...

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  10. Will Lonzo Ball or Kyle Kuzma Go Down as Lakers' Best Rookie This Season?

    Two of the top four members of the 2017-18 Los Angeles Lakers rotation are first-round rookies, which is unquestionably a promising development for the rebuilding franchise...

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  11. The 1 Thing Every NBA Team Should Be Thankful for This Season

    Save for the NBA All-Star break, the basketball calendar only has two open dates during the regular season —Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve...

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  12. 5 Golden State Warriors Who Still Need to Step Up

    The Golden State Warriors are off their game. That's sort of a tongue-and-cheek jab at the NBA 's (comfortable) leader in net efficiency. It's also an accurate statement when graded on their historically dominant curve...

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  13. Lonzo Ball's Updated Rookie of the Year Blueprint

    Despite the occasional outburst, it's largely been a hot-take-inducing, ship-abandoning start to Lonzo Ball's highly publicized NBA career...

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  14. The Biggest Question Mark on Every NBA Team

    The 2017-18 NBA season is farther along than you think. We've already witnessed a coaching change, a big-name trade, countless highlights, social-media beefs and at least a dozen outings from all 30 squads...

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  15. 5 Areas Golden State Warriors Can Still Improve

    File this under "terrifying but true": T he 2017-18 Golden State Warriors are nowhere near their peak. Sure, they've steamrolled seven straight opponents by an absurd average of 19...

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  16. 5 Los Angeles Lakers Who Must Step Up Immediately

    The Los Angeles Lakers still aren't ready to launch—they just look closer than they have in years. Their roster is almost entirely comprised of NBA talent. Their defense went from comically bad to competent in a single offseason...

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  17. Yo, NBA Head Coaches: Play These Guys More Minutes!

    If managed correctly, early-season trends can become campaign-changers for the clubs involved. So, some expert advice to a handful of NBA coaches —get these five fast starters ...

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  18. The 'Ball Don't Lie' Non-Stars: Who Are the NBA's Worst Free-Throw Shooters?

    You know the NBA 's "Ball Don't Lie" non-stars when you see them. They trudge toward the free-throw line with deer-in-headlights terror showing through feigned confidence. They take so many deep breaths you think they might faint...

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  19. Diagnosing Los Angeles Lakers' Early-Season Flaws

    Believe it or not, the 2017-18 Los Angeles Lakers are one step behind the 2016-17 iteration at the 10-game mark. But if you think this group already feels more advanced than that one ever was, you are not alone...

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  20. 5 Starting Lineups That Would Struggle vs. Golden State Warriors Bench

    It's easy to get blinded by the Golden State Warriors ' historic star power and forget just how overloaded their second unit really is. The bench mob is a unique force all its own...

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  21. 5 Trades Los Angeles Lakers Should Already Be Considering

    The Los Angeles Lakers are still in the tinkering phase of their massive rebuilding project. And they're in the market for assets...

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  22. Biggest Red Flags of the Young NBA Season

    The "how to" book on understanding an NBA season opens with a chapter on not overreacting to early developments...

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  23. New-Look Timberwolves Still Figuring It Out, Which Should Terrify the NBA

    MIAMI — The Minnesota Timberwolves are on the brink of something. Maybe it's a muscle move into the NBA 's upper class. Or perhaps it's a second consecutive colossal disappointment, doomed by a defense that bends, strains, snaps and breaks...

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  24. Golden State Warriors: 5 Early-Season Takeaways

    The 2017-18 Golden State Warriors are loaded, perhaps too packed with elite talent for their own good. It's a great problem to have, and one that should keep them in the championship discussion right through to the end...

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  25. Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Takeaways from Lonzo Ball's 1st Week

    Lonzo Ball hasn't saved the Los Angeles Lakers yet. He also hasn't proved incapable of perhaps pulling off that feat at some point in the future. Four games into his NBA career, Ball looks like a rookie...

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