1. What We Learned About Orlando Magic During Season's First Half

    The Orlando Magic were never about wins and losses this season. This year has always been about individual player development and figuring out exactly how all the team's young pieces fit together...

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  2. Will Chase Budinger's Comeback Solve Minnesota Timberwolves' Bench Woes?

    It's certainly been a bizarre season for the Minnesota Timberwolves , who currently sit outside the Western Conference playoff picture and have failed to get over .500 on nine straight tries...

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  3. Year-End Grades for Every Key Portland Trail Blazers Player

    The narrative surrounding the Portland Trail Blazers has switched from “Are they for real?” to “How good are they really?” in the blink of an eye...

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  4. Re-Assessing James Harden's Decision to Turn Down OKC Thunder

    As is the case with pretty much every major NBA move, it's going to be hard to fully evaluate James Harden 's decision to turn down the Oklahoma City Thunder for the next couple of years...

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  5. How Jeremy Lamb Is Panning Out for OKC Thunder

    Jeremy Lamb had a lot of people worried with his less-than-stellar preseason, in which he shot 37 percent from the floor and a whopping 17 percent from deep, but he’s dispelled those doubts nicely to this point in the season...

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  6. Orlando Magic Would Be a Scary-Good Team with Jabari Parker

    When it comes down to it, there are basically two steps to assembling a championship-caliber NBA roster. First, somehow acquire a franchise-changing superstar or two. And second, surround him/them with a good supporting cast...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 10,006 reads 52 comments

  7. Minnesota Timberwolves Power Rankings: Rating Each Player After 1st 6 Weeks

    Breathe easy, Minnesota Timberwolves fans. No, the team's not playing perfectly right now. And yeah, there are some serious flaws beginning to surface, specifically the absolutely dreadful bench play (more on that in a bit)...

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  8. Initial Report Card Grades for Every Key OKC Thunder Player

    The Oklahoma City Thunder have some fresh faces in the rotation this season, but the results they're getting haven't changed...

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  9. Adjustments Coach Scott Brooks Still Must Make for OKC Thunder

    Scott Brooks hasn't always been the greatest of coaches, but give the man some credit. He's done a good job this season...

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  10. Pleasant Surprises from Oklahoma City Thunder's Early Slate of Games

    The Oklahoma City Thunder are just a few games into the 2013-14 season. While there haven't been any bombshells quite the magnitude of the James Harden trade, there have still been a few surprises...

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  11. Checklist for Atlanta Hawks' Al Horford to Be Even Better This Season

    With Josh Smith now suiting up for the Detroit Pistons , the Atlanta Hawks have totally geared their team around Al Horford , who may finally get the credit he deserves for his brilliant all-around game...

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  12. Final Offseason Grades for the OKC Thunder

    The Oklahoma City Thunder 's summer is just about wrapped up now, and that means it's time to dole out some final offseason grades...

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  13. Complete 2013-14 Scouting Report and Predictions for Dirk Nowitzki

    Dirk Nowitzki heads into his 16th season without quite the supporting cast that he and Mark Cuban were probably hoping for when Cuban chose not to re-sign Tyson Chandler a few years ago...

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  14. Complete 2013-14 Scouting Report and Predictions for Russell Westbrook

    Russell Westbrook isn't back for his sixth season quite yet, so if you're looking for some exciting, athletic point guard play, you'll just have to tune into Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls for the time being...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 4,233 reads 3 comments

  15. Why Russell Westbrook's Absence Will Validate His Superstar Status

    Russell Westbrook pretty definitively proved his value in last year's playoffs, but if any doubts do still remain, they'll almost certainly be dispelled by the time Westbrook returns to the court...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 9,854 reads 7 comments

  16. Every NBA Team Summed Up in 140 Characters

    Now that the NBA preseason has finally kicked off, it's time to take a good, hard look at where each team stands. It's starting to feel like the 2013-14 season could be wide open...

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  17. The 1 Player on Every NBA Team Who Deserves More Attention Entering 2013-14

    You know what both the best and worst thing about the NBA is right now? There are almost too many good players. The league is as deep in talent as it's ever been, if not more so...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 54,233 reads 98 comments

  18. Andre Iguodala's Ultimate Training Camp Checklist for 2013-14 Season

    For a while, it's seemed like Andre Iguodala , the prototypical “glue guy,” has been searching for the perfect team to lend his skills to. And he may have found that in the Golden State Warriors ...

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  19. Where Russell Westbrook Must Improve When He's Healthy for OKC Thunder

    It was recently announced that Russell Westbrook will miss the first four to six weeks of this coming NBA season after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery, per ESPN.com news services ...

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  20. Ranking the Most Polarizing Stars in the NBA Entering 2013-14 Training Camp

    There's no shortage of polarizing players in today's NBA , least of all polarizing stars. The digital age has brought with it a much closer look at superstars both on and off the ...

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  21. 10 Things Every Fan Needs to Know About the OKC Thunder for 2013-14 Season

    The Oklahoma City Thunder didn't have quite as eventful a summer as they did last season (though there's still time— James Harden wasn't traded until late October), but don't make the mistake of assuming that nothing has changed in OKC ...

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  22. Why OKC Thunder's Potential Dynasty Hopes Hinge on Serge Ibaka's Evolution

    The Oklahoma City Thunder need Serge Ibaka to grow, and they need it to happen this season. Their title hopes over the next few years might depend on it. Don't get me wrong; the Thunder can absolutely win a title with Ibaka as he is now...

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  23. Each NBA Team's Theme Song for 2013-14 Season

    Sure, the 2013-14 NBA season is still a few months away, but it's never too early to start picking out each team's theme song...

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  24. NBA Teams with the Most Work to Do Heading into Training Camp

    The NBA is always changing and never (well, almost never) has there been a better example than this summer. There was a massive amount of turnover around the league this offseason, and it affected everybody...

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  25. One Bold Prediction for Every NBA Impact Rookie

    The 2013 NBA draft class may not be as top-heavy as the 2014 class is sure to be, but make no mistake—this season's top rookies are going to have a serious impact...

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