1. Red Flags for 1st-Round Playoff Survivors

    If your favorite NBA team is one of the 13 still alive, congratulations! But also: Grab your umbrella, because we're about to rain on their parades. Lasting this long in the first round of the playoffs doesn't shield teams against criticism...

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  2. New NBA Superteams That Could Happen Before Next Season

    Superteam pursuits used to be all the rage in the NBA , with successful formations by the Los Angeles Clippers and since-torn-down Miami Heat acting as primary inspiration. They weren't the first superteams...

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  3. He Made HOW Much? Predicting the Worst Contracts of 2017 NBA Offseason

    We interrupt your regularly scheduled NBA playoff programing to bring you the latest form of backhanded flattery, free-agency edition. Predicting which players will get the worst contracts of the offseason is awkward territory...

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  4. Breaking Down Every NBA Team's Salary-Cap Situation Ahead of 2017 Offseason

    Another round of NBA free agency is coming. Before you know it, a champion will be crowned, the draft will have unfolded on Adrian Wojnarowski's Twitter timeline and July 1 will be here...

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  5. Ranking the Rookie-Deal Players of the 2017 NBA Playoffs

    One of the best NBA postseason past times, starting right now, entails giving shoutouts to the non-superstars playing above their pay grade. It's easy to forget about these kiddos when the playoffs tip off...

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  6. Ranking the NBA's Top 50 Free Agents This Summer

    End of the NBA 's regular season got you down? Obviously not. Because that means playoffs! And draft stuff! Plus more playoffs! It also means extra time should be devoted to free agency...

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  7. With 2 'Must-Win' Games Left, Chicago Bulls Have a Dwyane Wade Problem

    BROOKLYN — The Chicago Bulls understood the significance of Saturday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets , their third-to-last of the season...

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  8. Best Landing Spots for Top Free Agents Not Headed to NBA Playoffs

    Admit it: You're longing for a legitimate way to rap about NBA players who won't be partaking in the postseason festivities. Well, you're welcome. Plenty soon-to-be free agents are being steered into an early vacation...

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  9. The Biggest Subplot for Every NBA Playoff Team

    Sixteen NBA teams earn the right to compete for a championship every spring, but let's be real: It's much less than that. A select few squads enter the playoffs as genuine title threats...

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  10. Ranking the NBA Playoffs' Most Dangerous Lineups

    What's rapping, rapping at your chamber door? That would be the NBA playoffs. With the regular season winding down, it's time to try relating what we've seen thus far to what we're about to see...

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  11. NBA Free Agents Who Could Earn Big Paydays in 2017 Postseason

    Certain NBA players have more at stake during the playoffs than championship pipe dreams and bragging rights. Like money, for instance. Free agency is simple for players with defined values...

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  12. NBA Sophomore Ladder: Nikola Jokic Is the Cream of the Crop

    Who says NBA rookies are the only ones allowed to have a progress meter in the form of a ladder? Sophomore contributors deserve one just as much. They are still relatively new to the Association themselves...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 27 days ago 66,260 reads 0 comments

  13. Weren't the Detroit Pistons Supposed to Be Better Than This?

    NEW YORK — Stan Van Gundy stood before a pack of reporters. His Detroit Pistons had just suffered their fourth straight defeat, the latest letdown a 109-95 loss to the bumbling, if not tanking, New York Knicks ...

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  14. NBA Teams That Could Look Drastically Different Next Season

    Take a screenshot of your favorite NBA team's roster now. There's a chance it looks a lot different by the start of next season. Continuity is a solid barometer for success in the Association...

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  15. The One 2017 1st-Round Opponent Each Playoff Team Matches Up with Best

    Legend has it that if we talk about the NBA playoffs ad nauseam, it'll get here exponentially quicker than if we were to remain silent. It's like when a groundhog doesn't see its shadow Feb...

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  16. Every NBA Team's Biggest Flight Risk in 2017 Free Agency

    As rule No. 896, subsection 17, bullet point Q, paragraph 24 of the NBA 's fandom handbook stipulates: Always mentally prepare for all your favorite team's free agents to skedaddle...

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  17. Every NBA Team's Most Promising Prospect

    Feel like peering into the future of your favorite NBA team? It's understandable if you don't. Not every squad is adequately stocked for tomorrow. Others are so committed to the present now that's it's tough to think about anything else...

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  18. The NBA's MVP of Every Age Group

    Two years have passed since we last named an NBA MVP at every age. Let's fire up that process yet again, because handing out just one Maurice Podoloff Trophy is lame...

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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...

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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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...

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