1. LeBron James Must Steady Cleveland Cavaliers and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    Following a two-week layoff, LeBron James returned to operating from a position of elite basketball acuity against the Phoenix Suns. His teammates just couldn't provide enough ancillary reinforcements to make his efforts worthwhile...

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  2. Nikola Vucevic Helping Expedite Orlando Magic's Rebuild

    Of the principal pieces dealt in the 2012 summer blockbuster among the Denver Nuggets , Los Angeles Lakers , Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers , Nikola Vucevic is the only one still paying dividends for the team that traded for him...

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  3. Which Atlantic Division Rebuild Is in the Best Shape to Sustain NBA Success?

    The Atlantic Division is in a state of (self-inflicted) peril. Outside of the flourishing Toronto Raptors, the NBA 's northeastern-most sect of big-market basketball has transformed ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 26,984 reads 123 comments

  4. Kevin Garnett's Act Takes Another Unfortunate Turn

    Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett has a longstanding reputation as one of the NBA 's most controversial on-court instigators...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 95,383 reads 213 comments

  5. Stephen Curry Jumps to No. 2 Behind LeBron James in NBA Jersey Sales

    Along with MVP front-runner and probable All-Star starter, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry can add prolific jersey salesman to his rapidly expanding resume. Thanks to his brilliant on-court exploits, Curry now ranks No...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 30,676 reads 45 comments

  6. Stock Up, Stock Down for the NBA's Biggest 2015 Trade Chips

    A midseason frenzy of epic proportions has flipped the NBA 's trade market on its side. While teams generally choose to wait and shuffle their chips around the league-mandated deadline, ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 96,816 reads 167 comments

  7. Sixers Are No Longer League's Laughingstock and Other Saturday NBA Takeaways

    The Philadelphia 76ers —supposed NBA laughingstocks —are sick of your tired tanking jokes...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 127,643 reads 159 comments

  8. Pathway to Success Is Clear for Dion Waiters with Oklahoma City Thunder

    Dion Waiters may be a scorned target in heated debates regarding inefficient volume scoring practices, but the Oklahoma City Thunder can provide their most recent acquisition with an environment and role conducive to prosperity in the months ahead..

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 49,897 reads 136 comments

  9. New Orleans Pelicans Grab Another Signature Win with Critical Stretch Coming Up

    The New Orleans Pelicans have had some trouble navigating the ebbs and flows of a rocky regular season, but the past few weeks have provided hope that their explosive potential can be reached sooner rather than later...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 9,520 reads 51 comments

  10. Suns' Trade for Brandan Wright Could Be Perfect Move to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

    The Phoenix Suns stockpiled their arsenal with a shiny new weapon and kept pace in the Western Conference arms race Friday by acquiring center Brandan Wright in a trade with the Boston Celtics ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 5,747 reads 5 comments

  11. Knicks' Record Losing Streak May Be Far from Over and Other Thursday Takeaways

    The Houston Rockets obliterated the New York Knicks, 120-96, Thursday night to hand the Eastern Conference cellar-dwellers a franchise-record 14th straight loss...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 143,461 reads 184 comments

  12. How Many Golden State Warriors Deserve a Spot on the West NBA All-Star Team?

    According to the NBA 's third wave of All-Star voting returns , Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry leads all Western Conference players with 958,014 nods in the ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 15,524 reads 25 comments

  13. The Case for the Philadelphia 76ers Trading Michael Carter-Williams

    As the Philadelphia 76ers have become synonymous with asset allocation, the spotlight casting glare on point guard Michael Carter-Williams has grown increasingly brighter...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 16,681 reads 76 comments

  14. Timofey Mozgov Trade Clears Way for Budding Beast Jusuf Nurkic to Thrive

    The Denver Nuggets took a significant step toward embracing a younger, asset-based approach Wednesday afternoon when they agreed to ship center Timofey Mozgov and ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 15,709 reads 13 comments

  15. Is Nerlens Noel's NBA Future as a Power Forward or Center?

    Expectations can be the bane of an NBA player's existence. Take those bestowed upon Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel , for example...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 13,644 reads 18 comments

  16. Winners and Losers of 3-Team Trade Between Cavs, Knicks and Thunder

    The NBA 's midseason trading frenzy continued in earnest Monday evening as the Oklahoma City Thunder, New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to a three-team deal that will ship Iman Shumpert and J...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 148,339 reads 277 comments

  17. Philadelphia 76ers Power Rankings: Rating Every Sixer Near Season's Midpoint

    The Philadelphia 76ers ' roster is undoubtedly the NBA 's most unknown. So far this season, the Sixers have doled out minutes to 17 players, with several anonymous D-League talents ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 5,317 reads 39 comments

  18. Dallas Mavericks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Postgame Grades and Analysis

    Behind 20 points from Monta Ellis and 15 from Dirk Nowitzki , the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-90 Sunday afternoon at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 9,999 reads 34 comments

  19. Miami Heat vs. Houston Rockets: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    The Houston Rockets throttled the Miami Heat, 115-79, Saturday night after outscoring the opposition, 71-33, over the second and third quarters. Miami (14-20) has now lost four straight while the Rockets improved to 23-10 with the win...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 7,997 reads 159 comments

  20. Washington Wizards vs. OKC Thunder: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    Behind a game-high 34 points (12-of-18 shooting, 4-of-7 from three) from Kevin Durant , the Oklahoma City Thunder improved to .500 for the first time this season and defeated the Washington Wizards, 109-102, Friday night...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 6,825 reads 67 comments

  21. Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    The Brooklyn Nets snapped the Chicago Bulls' seven-game winning streak with a 96-82 road win Tuesday night. Brooklyn (15-16) has now won five of its last six games while the Bulls (22-10) dropped their first contest since Dec...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 5,130 reads 117 comments

  22. Meet Robert Covington: The Philadelphia 76ers' Surprise Bright Spot in 2014-15

    The Philadelphia 76ers have made a habit of collecting spare parts from across the Association in the name of rebuilding...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 10,808 reads 17 comments

  23. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    Behind 30 points from Dirk Nowitzki and 26 from Chandler Parsons, the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder, 112-107, Sunday night...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 9,298 reads 35 comments

  24. Atlanta Hawks Poised for Toughest Test Yet and Other Saturday NBA Takeaways

    After getting throttled, 107-77, by the Milwaukee Bucks Friday night, the Atlanta Hawks rebounded to take the second half of a home-and-home, 90-85, Saturday evening...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 8,111 reads 11 comments

  25. 10 Biggest Question Marks in the NBA Entering 2015

    It's almost the New Year, which means it's time to pop a bottle of your favorite beverage and ponder the NBA 's most pressing questions. At least, I think that's how this goes...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 51,545 reads 152 comments