1. Training Camp Entrance Themes for Every Memphis Grizzlies Player

    Each Memphis Grizzlies player has something grand on which their eyes are set this season. The franchise's first championship is a given. Notwithstanding, all 13 players who have guaranteed contracts have something more that they want to achieve...

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  2. Projecting the 2012-13 Final NBA Pacific Division Standings

    After the Los Angeles Clippers ran a close race to the finish with the Lakers last season, NBA fans will watch anxiously to see whether they can hang with the Lake Show this season...

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  3. 10 NBA Teams That Will Be Under the Microscope in 2012-13

    Several teams are heading into the crossroads of their respective development, and this upcoming season could determine the paths of these franchises...

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  4. 5 Ways Dwight Howard Can Immediately Win over L.A. Lakers Fans

    The Los Angeles Lakers made an exciting move in August by acquiring Dwight Howard . While the acquisition made their championship hopes greater, it hasn't brought any certainty to Howard's relationship with the Lakers organization...

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  5. 5 Ways Marc Gasol Must Elevate His Game for Memphis Grizzlies

    Marc Gasol took an important step in his development during the 2011-12 season. He stepped up as a scorer, passer, rebounder and defender. The Memphis Grizzlies center set career highs in scoring, blocks and assists per game...

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  6. 6 NBA Free Agents Who Will Prove Us Wrong in 2012-13

    Fans know what their preferred teams are getting in most free-agent signings. However, a handful of acquisitions will surprise the faithful. Some of these surprises will give fans more reason to believe in their team's chances...

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  7. Why No L.A. Lakers Superstar Is a Realistic Contender for 2012-13 MVP

    The four star Los Angeles Lakers players leading the way this season have their share of accolades. Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant have three MVP awards between them. Dwight Howard has won three Defensive Player of the Year awards...

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  8. NBA Rumors: 6 Stars Previously on Trade Block Destined to Wind Up There Again

    Among the few things that are given in the NBA are moody superstars, general managers looking to retool with a keen deal and trade rumors that highlight the desires of both sides...

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  9. 5 Ways Grizzlies' Zach Randolph Can Excel Beyond His Prime for 2012-13 Season

    Zach Randolph represented a bit of a risk with the potential to give a sizable reward for the Memphis Grizzlies when they extended him in April 2011...

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  10. Ranking 8 Best Remaining 2012 NBA Free Agents for Desperate Teams

    Teams that believe that all of the worthwhile free agents are off the market shouldn't despair. Several players who are capable of making a significant impact on a team are still available...

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  11. Every NBA Team's Worst Nightmare for 2012-13 Season

    Every team has its worst-case scenario. The Minnesota Timberwolves saw theirs come true with Ricky Rubio's knee injury last season. The San Antonio Spurs headed into the 2011 playoffs weakened by an injured Manu Ginobili...

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  12. How Kobe Bryant Will Help Keep Dwight Howard with the Lakers

    Dwight Howard has spent the last year focused mostly on being a superstar. Getting back to the NBA Finals didn't seem nearly as important as posturing to be traded to the team of his choice...

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  13. One Key Adjustment Each NBA Team Must Implement in Training Camp

    In only a few weeks, every team will go to work trying to fix problems with the function of the team. The Miami Heat will try to shave off inefficiencies from last year in order to defend their NBA title...

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  14. Power Ranking Dwight Howard and Every NBA Team's Starting Center

    The Dwight Howard trade shifted the placement of the great centers in the NBA . What this summer's developments surrounding Dwight Howard did not change is the standings among the top centers in the NBA...

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  15. Breaking Down How Dwight Howard and Steve Nash Will Propel Kobe Bryant's Legacy

    Kobe Bryant has a strong legacy going into his 17th season. He's won five titles, a season MVP award and two NBA Finals MVP awards. Kobe's fifth in NBA history in scoring. He's won two scoring titles and scored 2,000 points seven times...

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  16. Every NBA Team's Biggest Flaw

    No team, not even the defending champion Miami Heat, is without blemish. Having great players like LeBron James and Dwyane Wade doesn't shield a team from its shortcomings. At that, it doesn't make those shortcomings any less significant...

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  17. Jeremy Lin and the 7 Greatest D-League Players in NBA History

    Jeremy Lin has yet to distinguish himself among NBA stars. He still needs to develop creativity and technique and refine his shot setup. Lin still has years ahead of him in which to establish a track record as a starter...

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  18. How Houston Rockets Torpedoed Future with Failed Offseason

    The Houston Rockets went into the offseason with big ambitions. The Rockets had big goals for acquiring stars in trades, landing marquee prospects in the draft and grabbing hot free agents...

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  19. Why Robert Pera's Memphis Grizzlies Ownership Bid Is Bound to Fail

    Robert Pera’s bid to own the Memphis Grizzlies came at a horrible time. When it was announced in June that Pera would buy the Grizzlies, the stocks of his wireless hardware company, Ubiquiti Networks, were in a nose dive...

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  20. 2012 NBA Free Agency Awards

    NBA fans have plenty of free-agent signings to rave and rant about. The Miami Heat were clever enough to sign Ray Allen for just $3 million...

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  21. How Memphis Grizzlies Match Up Against L.A. Lakers After Dwight Howard Trade

    The Los Angeles Lakers became the heavy favorites to win the Western Conference after trading for Dwight Howard . The Lakers have three of the top 15 players among the top 25 in the league and one more very good player in the lineup...

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  22. How Dwight Howard Trade to Lakers Impacts Top Eastern Conference Teams

    Before Dwight Howard was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-team deal, the Eastern Conference race was a spiritless two-team contest between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers ...

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  23. 5 Teams That Had a Better 2012 Offseason Than the L.A. Lakers

    The Los Angeles Lakers have had a very nice offseason to this point. The Lakers made a great move to open up the championship window again by acquiring Steve Nash from the Phoenix Suns...

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  24. 5 2012 NBA Playoff Teams Headed for the Lottery Next Season

    Every NBA season brings turnover among the playoff teams. Some of the lower seeds drop out as stronger teams take their places. Sometimes, the leaders of the pack cede from the playoff picture due to injuries or age...

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  25. Memphis Grizzlies: Grading All Offseason Moves

    The Memphis Grizzlies methodically went about their offseason business, re-signing a player here and scooping a player up there. None of the moves were big splashes, but most of them were solid moves to help the Grizzlies' quest of an NBA title...

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