1. Sixers' Trade Deadline Action Shows Philadelphia Going All-in on 2015 NBA Draft

    Philadelphia 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie is a purveyor of chaos, and Thursday's NBA trade deadline proved as much...

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  2. Goran Dragic Trade Just What Houston Rockets Need to Reach the Next Level

    For once, the Houston Rockets offense needs a pick-me-up. Fortunately, there's a readily available cure-all that can remedy the team's sudden drop into mundane territory. Say hello to Goran Dragic , the point guard of Houston's title dreams...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 20,407 reads 103 comments

  3. The 11 Biggest Games Down the Stretch of the 2014-15 NBA Season

    With the 2015 NBA All-Star Game in the rear-view mirror, an action-packed home stretch will soon be upon us...

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  4. The Likeliest Player to Be Traded on Every NBA Team Going into 2015 Deadline

    Here we go. With the NBA 's trade-deadline week upon us, wheeling and dealing is set to kick into high gear now that the Feb. 19 finish line looms large...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 278,314 reads 245 comments

  5. Wednesday NBA Roundup: All-Star Break Coming at Ideal Time for Weary Contenders

    The Golden State Warriors defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, 94-91, Wednesday night, but an unconvincing triumph over the Western Conference bottom feeders was indicative of the malaise that's enveloped Stephen Curry and Co...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 13,670 reads 36 comments

  6. The Case for DeAndre Jordan as the NBA's Most Underappreciated Player

    In a day and age where NBA big men are renowned for their eclectic offerings anchored by grace, strength and sweet jump shots, Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan can be found bucking a trend...

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  7. Will Adreian Payne Trade Clear Way for Ray Allen to Join Atlanta Hawks?

    The Atlanta Hawks ' roster is already a work of art, but it could be crafted into a masterpiece with a simple midseason signing...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 9,283 reads 26 comments

  8. The NBA's All-Improved Team Heading into the 2015 All-Star Break

    One of the most encouraging elements of the 2014-15 NBA regular season has been the tremendous improvement displayed by hungry youngsters across the board...

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  9. Are Phoenix Suns Doomed to Miss NBA Playoffs Again?

    If history has a tendency to repeat itself, then the Phoenix Suns are in for a rude awakening. Seeking to snap a four-year postseason drought, Phoenix has been reduced to jousting ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 13,230 reads 56 comments

  10. 7 Rising NBA Stars Living Up to Their New Contracts

    Making expensive, long-term commitments to youngsters is a risky business in the NBA . While teams have to compensate rising studs for past accomplishments, they also have to try ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 39,088 reads 69 comments

  11. Buying or Selling Latest NBA Rumors Leading into 2015 Trade Deadline

    Smell that? It's a fresh batch of piping-hot NBA trade rumors hitting the presses with the Feb. 19 deadline just over a week away...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 133,581 reads 105 comments

  12. LeBron James Admits 'FIT-IN' Tweet Was Aimed at Kevin Love

    The ubiquity of social media means professional athletes no longer have to send messages behind closed doors. Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has seemingly embraced that approach...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 287,517 reads 307 comments

  13. LA Clippers Need Spencer Hawes to Fill Blake Griffin's Temporary Void

    In a fiercely competitive Western Conference, the Los Angeles Clippers weren't in a position advantageous to even moderate slippage...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 9,898 reads 39 comments

  14. Wizards Get Desperately Needed Blowout Win and Saturday NBA Takeaways

    For the first time in over a week, the Washington Wizards (32-20) entered the win column, snapping a five-game losing streak with a 114-77 victory over the Brooklyn Nets Saturday night...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 14,232 reads 53 comments

  15. The Biggest Issue Every Title Contender Faces Going into 2015 NBA Trade Deadline

    While the Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors may argue otherwise, no NBA title contender is perfect...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 65,299 reads 235 comments

  16. 6 NBA Trade Scenarios That Would Swing the 2015 NBA Title Race

    With the NBA 's Feb. 19 trade deadline fast approaching, it's time for general managers to fire up calculators and spreadsheets while conducting cost-benefit analyses of the highest order to try and make key last-minute improvements...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 46,307 reads 89 comments

  17. The NBA's Next Great Defense Is Not Who You'd Expect

    Since the structure of their roster was imploded two summers ago, the Philadelphia 76ers have only been able to associate with the word "greatness" if it applied to the rate at which they've lost games in pursuit of ping pong balls...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 22,517 reads 76 comments

  18. Rockets Still Thriving Without Dwight Howard and Other Wednesday NBA Takeaways

    Apparently the memo that was supposed to inform the Houston Rockets of their inevitable regression without Dwight Howard got lost somewhere on its way to Toyota Center...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 13,260 reads 119 comments

  19. Memphis Grizzlies Are Quietly Turning into a Truly Scary NBA Title Contender

    The Memphis Grizzlies have become defined by idiosyncrasies, but don't conflate an unorthodox operating procedure with an inability to contend for a title. "It’s the year,” forward Zach Randolph said, according to ESPN...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 14,142 reads 23 comments

  20. Entire Atlanta Hawks Starting 5 Named NBA January Players of the Month in East

    January was a month of firsts for the Atlanta Hawks . Not only were they the first team in league history to go 17-0 over the course of a month, but the NBA announced Wednesday ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 56,012 reads 98 comments

  21. NBA Tuesday Roundup: Have Golden State Warriors Even Peaked Yet?

    This season, Golden State Warriors games have resembled snowflakes in that no two have been the same. Or at least that's what it's felt like as the Western Conference commanders have run roughshod over the competition...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 33,583 reads 147 comments

  22. Washington Wizards Falling Short in Bid to Become NBA Title Contenders

    In an unbalanced Eastern Conference that's starting to personify a top-heavy Jenga tower, a thin line is separating contenders from pretenders. Just ask the Washington Wizards , who are toeing that balance beam with a wobbly disposition...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 1,930 reads 15 comments

  23. Initial Grades for Every NBA In-Season Trade This Year

    Bucking an annual tradition, the NBA 's most significant trades have been consummated well in advance of the midseason deadline...

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  24. Oklahoma City Thunder Running out of Time, Excuses to Make 2015 Playoffs

    All along, conventional wisdom has suggested the conjoined star power of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook —when healthy —would lift the Oklahoma City Thunder past hopeful construction projects in New Orleans and Phoenix ...

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  25. Who Will Replace Kobe Bryant as All-Star Starter: James Harden or Klay Thompson?

    Kobe Bryant 's torn rotator cuff has opened the door for one of the Western Conference's most esteemed scorers to replace him as a starter when the NBA All-Star Game tips off Feb...

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