1. Report Card Grades for Every NBA Team Entering 2016-17 Season's Midway Point

    Sometimes, it's hard to believe the 2016-17 NBA season is roughly halfway gone. But then you realize how many hot takes we've all developed since opening night, at which point it becomes totally believable...

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  2. NBA Trade Deadline 2017: Ranking the 10 Most Coveted Players on the Trade Block

    It's important not to waste time when journeying down trade-machine rabbit holes. Rather than randomly tinkering with the NBA 's competitive landscape prior to the Feb. 23 trade deadline, you need to have a central focus...

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  3. Brooklyn Nets' Top Trade Chip Holding Up His End of Bargain

    BROOKLYN, New York — It's the morning of the Brooklyn Nets ' home-court date with the Golden State Warriors . Brook Lopez is practicing three-pointers — looks he seldom attempted during games before this season...

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  4. The NBA's 25 Most Memorable Moments of 2016

    Not so fast, 2017. The NBA 's 2016 calendar year has some unfinished business. There are plenty of unforgettable basketball moments for us to look back and reflect upon before we wholly dive into what awaits us in 2017...

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  5. Sunday NBA Roundup: Can We Trust Atlanta Hawks' Recent Success?

    Just when it seems like a good idea to pass judgment on the Atlanta Hawks , they make us question everything we think we know. Sunday night offered a perfect portrait of this controlled chaos...

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  6. Monthly NBA Awards: Selecting the December Winner in Every Category

    The NBA doesn't hand out monthly versions of year-end awards, but for the sake of imaginations everywhere, let's pretend it does. Winners will be picked based solely on their performances during the month of December...

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  7. One New Year's Resolution for Each NBA Team in 2017

    Normal people use the blank slate of each new year to renew commitments in diets they won't follow and workout regimens they don't have the stamina for beyond Jan. 2...

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  8. Christmas Day NBA Roundup: Kyrie Irving Writes Another Chapter in Growing Legend

    In a game that saw LeBron James catch fire from beyond the arc and the Golden State Warriors build a 14-point fourth-quarter lead, Kyrie Irving made the ending about him...

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  9. One Thing on Every NBA Team's 2016 Holiday Wish List

    We can't say for certain whether NBA teams pen letters to Santa sometime in December. Equally important, we can't confirm they don't. Pretty much every squad, after all, has at least one pressing need or desire...

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  10. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Why Isn't Anyone Talking About the San Antonio Spurs?

    Every year, like clockwork, a large sector of NBA fans and pundits doubt (or forget completely about) the San Antonio Spurs. And every year, without fail, San Antonio proves them wrong...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 48,490 reads 96 comments

  11. Ranking the Most Attractive Trade Targets in the NBA

    Some NBA trade targets are (much) more appealing than others. We already looked at the players who hold the most auction value. The focus there was on the potential return teams could generate from certain names...

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  12. The NBA's Biggest Busts So Far This Season

    Not everything goes according to plan over the course of an NBA season. Teams know this; they brace for it. Sometimes, though, there is no preparing for certain flops...

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  13. Overlooked No More, Brooklyn Nets' Sean Kilpatrick Is the Real Deal

    At the end of a surprise double-overtime victory against the Los Angeles Clippers on Nov. 29, Sean Kilpatrick made his way off the floor, embracing each of his Brooklyn Nets teammates as he went...

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  14. 10 Most Surprising Players in the Early Portion of the 2016-17 NBA Season

    The 2016-17 NBA season is littered with unexpected performances, both good and bad—all of which are worth ample discussion...

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  15. The Trade Target Each NBA Team Should Be Chasing Right Now

    Hopefully, you own an NBA general manager's hat for all 30 teams. The league's unofficial trade season begins next Thursday...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 225,995 reads 149 comments

  16. NBA Teams in Desperate Need of Trades

    Certain NBA teams have seen enough of their products to know things just aren't working. Maybe they tried to expedite a rebuild and failed. Perhaps they went all-in on last season's model only to see the upgraded version flop...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 89,704 reads 114 comments

  17. The One Hurdle Preventing Each 2017 NBA Title Contender from Winning It All

    There are no sure things in the NBA . We think the unfairly good Golden State Warriors will get a chance to avenge last year's NBA Finals collapse against the Cleveland Cavaliers...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 52,072 reads 93 comments

  18. NBA Blockbuster Trades That Should Happen During 2016-17 Season

    Are you ready for some hypothetical NBA blockbuster trades? Of course you are. There is no such thing as too many brain-bending ideas—so long as they're approached with the perfect mix of creativity and realism...

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  19. Spotlight or No Spotlight, Giannis Antetokounmpo Is an NBA Superstar

    NEW YORK — It's early in the third quarter of the Milwaukee Bucks ' 111-93 victory over the Brooklyn Nets . Sean Kilpatrick feeds Trevor Booker a bounce pass just outside the paint...

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  20. The Biggest Early-Season Concern Facing Each NBA Team

    More NBA basketball has been played than you think. Believe it or not, the 2016-17 campaign is around one-quarter of the way gone...

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  21. Best and Worst Contracts in the NBA So Far in 2016-17

    As the NBA adjusts to its new salary-cap climate, it's only right that we update the best and worst contracts accordingly. Players on rookie-scale deals will not be a part of this conversation, since their earning potential is heavily capped...

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  22. Meme Mania: What Every NBA Team Should Be Most Thankful for This Thanksgiving

    Before you change into your Thanksgiving Day binge-eating pants, let us first give thanks...to basketball. Fans of every NBA team have something to be grateful for...

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  23. The Top 10 NBA Players with the Most Trade Value Right Now

    Nothing prepares us for a sixth helping of Thanksgiving turkey and gravy like some hypothetical NBA trade talk—a riff on players with the most chopping-block appeal right now, to be more specific...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 95,329 reads 169 comments

  24. Ranking the NBA's Most Surprising Hot Starts So Far

    With every NBA team nearly one-fifth of the way through its 2016-17 regular-season schedule, we've reached a point where the hottest, most surprising starts must be entertained as the new normal...

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  25. 5 Breakout NBA Players Nobody Saw Coming

    Every year, there are a handful of NBA players who like to remind us that we don't know everything—or sometimes, anything...

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