1. Warriors Trade Ellis, Udoh for Bucks' Bogut and Jackson: Golden State Analysis

    According to ESPN, the Golden State Warriors have traded Monta Ellis , Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Stephen Jackson and Andrew Bogut...

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  2. What Ricky Rubio's Injury Means for the Minnesota Timberwolves

    One of the most exciting rookie seasons in recent history comes to an end with news of Ricky Rubio ’s ACL injury. And with Rubio out, the Timberwolves , who are currently 1...

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  3. Cutting NFL Bounties Won't Bring Back Favre or Manning

    "What's ten grand to me? Ain't shit." So said Randy Moss after his Green Bay mooning incident and fine. What is ten grand to Jonathan Vilma or Darren Sharper? Especially when whatever bounties are likely exceeded by fines...

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  4. James Harden: Oklahoma City Thunder Backup Is LeBron James of 2nd Units

    There are two James Hardens. One plays with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and the other plays with the likes of Nazr Mohammed, Nick Collison and Daequan Cook. With Durant on the court, Harden averages 11...

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  5. NBA Rumors: J.R. Smith a Great Potential Addition to Los Angeles Clippers

    The small forward position has been the Los Angeles Clippers ' major weak point this season, producing a PER of only 10.8. Caron Butler has played 62 percent of the minutes at the 3 with a slightly low PER average of 13...

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  6. Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant: Is the Veteran's Hot Start Sustainable?

    Kobe Bryant went to Germany over the summer to get an experimental procedure called platelet rich plasma therapy to help fortify his arthritic knee...

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  7. Golden State Warriors: How Has Mark Jackson Made an Impact as Head Coach?

    The Golden State Warriors won an exciting overtime contest against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night. But the Warriors under new coach Mark Jackson are still 3-6 and are getting outscored by an average of 97...

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  8. Golden State Warriors: Early Season Grades for Each Key Player

    The Warriors are 2-6 and have been outscored 96.1 to 89.7 on average per game. They've had to deal with the ongoing Stephen Curry injury, Monta Ellis missing games and a difficult schedule...

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  9. Philadelphia 76ers' Spencer Hawes Knows How to Get Paid Like Kris Humphries

    ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz, in discussing Demarcus Cousins, called a player's first four seasons in NBA "an audition for one of the most lucrative service contracts known to man...

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  10. What Andris Biedrins and Kwame Brown's Free-Throw Limitations Mean for Warriors

    The combination of Kwame Brown and Andris Biedrins play about 35 minutes a game at the center spot for the Golden State Warriors . And the Warriors would be much better off if those two were better free-throw shooters...

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  11. Dwight Howard-to-Warriors Rumors: NBA Should Adopt NFL-Style Trades

    When the Cincinnati Bengals traded Caron Palmer to the Oakland Raiders, they received a 2012 first-round draft pick and a 2013 pick that is a first-rounder if the Raiders make the AFC championship in the next two years—if not, a second-rounder...

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  12. NBA Trade Rumors: Arguments for Warriors Acquiring Dwight Howard

    Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Warriors are pursuing a deal that would land them Dwight Howard in exchange for Stephen Curry or Monta Ellis, taking on Hedo Turkoglu's contract, and a future first-round pick...

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  13. Stephen Curry vs. Monta Ellis Redux: Golden State Warriors' Debates

    It was recently suggested to me that Warriors guard Monta Ellis has the greatest variation of NBA players in fan and media perception. To many in the Bay Area he is a top shooting guard in the league...

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  14. Marreese Speights Can't Fill in for Memphis Grizzlies' Injured Zach Randolph

    Zach Randolph is reportedly missing eight weeks, and the Grizzlies have traded for Philadelphia 76er power forward/center Marreese Speights...

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  15. What Can Former Thunder Guard Nate Robinson Do for the Golden State Warriors?

    A team with two undersized, bad defending guards who take a lot of shots are joined by an extremely undersized guard who takes a lot of shots and scores very inefficiently in years of late...

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  16. The Mavericks' Delonte West: Profiles in NBA "Madness"

    Bleacher Report NBA contributor Bethlehem Shoals recently wrote an interesting piece on Maverick's off-guard Delonte West , that causes one to consider how we think about NBA athletes and those with atypical minds...

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  17. Can Oklahoma City Thunder's James Harden Be the Next Manu Ginobili?

    The Oklahoma City Thunder 's James Harden's off the court existence is worthy of many words. Hipster hero. Best beard since Baron circa 2007. Wee-Bey in the Simmons' Durant-Westbrook, Stringer Bell, Avon Barksdale narrative? He was the L...

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  18. Golden State Warriors: Lee, Udoh in the Post, Ellis' New Role and Other Trends

    Five games may be too few to really explore trends, but with a new coach in Mark Jackson and new additions like Kwame Brown, Dominic McGuire and Klay Thompson, it is worth trying to glean how this year's Warriors team may be different...

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  19. Blake Griffin Is Overrated Like Amar'e Stoudemire, but It's Not All Bad

    In all of the discussion of the Chris Paul and Clippers drama, there has been an assumption that Blake Griffin is or will be a superstar. Timofey Mozgov, SportsCenter , Bill Simmons and the Kia Sedona will certainly tell you that...

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  20. Economics of the NBA Lockout: Players Were Rational

    BRI was $3.817 billion in 2010-11 according to the league. Say it stays that way for the next six years. Say that that the BRI of the 2011-2012 season was reduced by 15 percent as a result of missing 16 games (82-66)...

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  21. NBA Lockout, Paul Allen Selling the Portland Trail Blazers and "Godfather II"

    Stories came out recently that Portland Trailblazer's owner Paul Allen arrived at negotiation meetings for the first time Thursday...

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  22. Anguish and the Minnesota Timberwolves' Anthony Randolph

    Anthony Randolph drew easy comparisons to Lamar Odom his rookie year. Randolph was 6'11", a lefty, could handle, pass, shoot a jumper, block shots and jump out of the gym with unmatched bounce...

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  23. NBA: LeBron James' Post Game or Lack Thereof

    Tom Ley of The Good Men Project recently wrote a great article on classes of sports fans emerging based on their respective sophistication. I tried to categorize the types of NBA "fans" I see around me to consider his claim...

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  24. NBA Lockout: Biggest Economic Questions Facing David Stern and the League

    Is the Revenue Split the Only Issue? On The NBA Today podcast with ESPN Radio's Ryan Russillo on June 27, former deputy commissioner Russ Granik, ESPN...

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  25. NBA Playoffs: Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard & New Orleans Hornet's Chris Paul

    2010-11 Playoffs Three teams have done pretty well in the playoffs with only one star: The Magic, Mavs and Hornets. It's been wonderful to see just how good Dwight Howard , Chris Paul and Dirk Nowitzki are...

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