1. The Biggest Overachievers and Underachievers of 2016-17 NBA Season

    Each and every year, we enter the NBA season determined not to be caught off guard. Each and every year, we fail. Preseason expectations are meant to be broken — to be proved wrong...

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  2. The 10 NBA Free Agents Most Likely to Be Overpaid in 2017 Offseason

    With another salary-cap spike on the way this summer, NBA free agency is once again going to be... lit . There won't be as much money floating around compared to last July...

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  3. Passing the Torch: 8 NBA Teams with New Alpha Dogs

    More torches are being passed inside NBA locker rooms and pecking orders now than in recent memory. Rebuilding teams always feature players jostling for importance, so we're used to a certain level of status turnover...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 4 months ago 61,812 reads 0 comments

  4. Previewing the 20 Biggest Names on the 2017 NBA Free-Agent Market

    Welcome to the big-name NBA free-agency primer that the world at large has yet to realize it cannot live without. To be clear, this is not a ranking of the best available players...

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  5. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Russell Westbrook's MVP Candidacy Is Least of OKC's Worries

    In between marveling at Russell Westbrook 's MVP candidacy and the Oklahoma City Thunder's enduring dalliance with relevance following Kevin Durant 's departure, we should probably find some time to worry about the team's future...

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  6. NBA Free Agency 2017: An Early Look at Each Team's Top Potential Targets

    If you're not down with early NBA free-agency takez , you've come to the wrong place. Last July's $102 million salary-cap and $122 million luxury-tax forecasts will shape every team's shopping list...

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  7. 20 Likeliest NBA Players to Be Dealt This Offseason

    Find yourself suffering from the end-of-the- NBA -trade-deadline blues? Don't worry, we've got some offseason conjecture to hold you over. Picking out summertime trade subjects is more about every player's current situation than anything else...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 194,844 reads 0 comments

  8. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Celtics Justified in Standing Pat at Trade Deadline

    On the one hand, the Boston Celtics' 103-99 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night is a single win—a blip of success in a long season against a team missing two of its most important players...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 56,671 reads 0 comments

  9. Updated 2017 Win-Loss Projections for Every NBA Team

    Now that the NBA has put some distance between itself and the trade deadline, the league-wide pecking order is overdue for an update. Some teams changed the trajectory of their entire season, for better or worse, amid February's annual chaos...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 67,482 reads 0 comments

  10. NBA Trade Deadline 2017: Grading Every Deal

    As usual, the NBA 's trade deadline did not disappoint. It tore through our minds, bodies, souls and Twitter timelines like a nitrous-powered battering ram. Then, just like that, it was over...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 530,865 reads 0 comments

  11. Ranking Last-Minute NBA Trade Deadline Targets for the New York Knicks

    One of these seasons, the New York Knicks won't be among the most active teams leading into the NBA 's trade deadline. It just won't be this year. Or the next. Or the one after that...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 15,257 reads 0 comments

  12. 10 Youngsters Who Could Use a Change of Scenery at 2016-17 NBA Trade Deadline

    DeMarcus Cousins isn't the only NBA player who needs a change of scenery. The chaotic portion of the Association's trade season officially began immediately after the All-Star ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 164,080 reads 0 comments

  13. Did Russ and AD's Historic Night Destroy the NBA All-Star Game or Save It?

    Giannis Antetokounmpo tallied 30 points, three steals and roughly one jillion highlight dunks during his first-ever NBA All-Star appearance Sunday night. And he wasn't even one of the two best players on the floor...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 85,296 reads 0 comments

  14. 7 Problems the NY Knicks Must Solve Before the End of the Season

    As the New York Knicks continue their brutal, often unwatchable, trek toward another early vacation, it's easy to forget they still have something to play for: the right to not stink as much...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 5,936 reads 0 comments

  15. Free Trade: NBA Deals That Could Jolt the Playoff Race

    Part of what makes the NBA trade deadline so special is the party right before it. Speculation swirls. Conspiracy theories run amok. Reports, many of them conflicting, are dispersed in excess and in real time...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 269,959 reads 1 comments

  16. Toronto Raptors Acquisition of Serge Ibaka Puts Cleveland Cavaliers on Notice

    By the hand of two equally compelling news breaks, the Toronto Raptors have gone from a slumping dark horse to an NBA Finals threat every team in the Eastern Conference must plan around—including the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 77,852 reads 0 comments

  17. The Likeliest Player to Be Traded on Every NBA Team Going into 2017 Deadline

    Absolutely nobody has a wholly accurate hold on what will transpire leading into the NBA 's trade deadline. The best insight is oftentimes informed guesswork or the remnants of talks that have dissipated into deals that never were...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 431,563 reads 0 comments

  18. Fun with the NBA Trade Machine: Deals That Should, but Likely Won't, Happen

    Come one, come all. You're just in time to witness contrived chaos in advance of the NBA 's Feb. 23 trade deadline! Theorized madness is, after all, why the Trade Machine exists in the first place...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 162,376 reads 0 comments

  19. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Brooklyn Nets' Process Is One We Can't Trust

    So much about the Brooklyn Nets ' 2016-17 season isn't unfolding according to plan. Jeremy Lin has missed most of the schedule with hamstring issues. The Anthony Bennett experiment was short-lived...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 59,072 reads 0 comments

  20. 2017 Midseason Awards for the NBA's Rookie Class

    In the absence of multiple year-end awards for the NBA 's rookie crop, we're taking matters into our hands. Unofficially, of course...

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  21. The Biggest Potential 2017 NBA Trade-Deadline Steals

    From avid mall-goers to broke frat bros, almost everyone is on the hunt for life's best bargains—including NBA trade-deadline buyers. Partaking in the Association's annual February swap meet is no small task...

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  22. Reassessing the Best and Worst Contracts from 2016 NBA Offseason

    Almost every contract handed out over the NBA 's offseason was subject to fits of shock followed by sweeping declarations, both good and bad. Not all of those initial reactions hold up more than halfway through the 2016-17 campaign...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 136,370 reads 0 comments

  23. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Washington Wizards Emerging as Dark Horse Out East

    The Washington Wizards are officially rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling. Seriously: Big ups to these Wizards for letting us quote Limp Bizkit...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 6 months ago 28,037 reads 0 comments

  24. 2017 NBA Trade Rumors: Buying or Selling the Latest Potential Deals

    Feel that? It's a rush of wind generated by the NBA 's fast-approaching Feb. 23 trade deadline. Before we let it sweep us off our feet, there are potential deals to discuss...

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  25. Big Man Power Rankings: Is Joel Embiid Really the NBA's Most Skilled?

    James Harden is ready to crown Joel Embiid the king of NBA big men. "Offensively, he's just skilled, man," Harden said in a postgame interview Friday. "He's probably the most skilled big man we have in this league, man...

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