1. Who Should the L.A. Lakers Start If Dwight Howard Isn't Ready for Opening Night?

    There's no question the L.A. Lakers are a stronger team with Dwight Howard on the roster, but with his ability to start by opening night in question, someone needs to fill in at power forward as Pau Gasol slides over to play center...

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  2. 5 Second-Year NBA Players Who Will Experience a Sophomore Slump

    Coming off a unique season which was shortened by a lockout, some rookies managed to impress and some will experience a slight or major drop in production this season...

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  3. Ranking the Houston Rockets' Best Young Prospects

    The Houston Rockets have a lot to look forward to after going through a major makeover this offseason that brought them a youthful, talented bunch...

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  4. Why Omer Asik Is Ready to Take on the Starting Role for Houston Rockets

    Newly acquired Houston Rocket Omer Asik will take a on a significant role with the team, not only because he's ready, but because he has to. After all, it's what he was brought to Houston for...

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  5. Is Kevin McHale Just a Transitional Coach for the Houston Rockets?

    With the way the Rockets' front office has been operating since Rick Adelman 's departure, it's fair to ask whether current head coach Kevin McHale is in Houston's long-term plans...

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  6. 5 NBA Stars Who Had the Busiest Summers

    Like any NBA offseason, this year's had its major storylines and kept certain players occupied. Injury rehabilitation, free agency, London 2012 and trade rumors involving a certain NBA superstar all took the spotlight this summer...

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  7. 5 Ways the Houston Rockets Can Maximize Kevin Martin as an Asset

    As Kevin Martin inches closer to free agency, the Houston Rockets are faced with a number of possibilities in regards to his expiring contract...

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  8. 6 NBA Teams Who Will Rely Heavily on the 3-Point Shot

    Teams have varying styles based on the talent and type of players they have, especially in terms of shooting. It can make or break a team, especially in cases where it's the majority of their production...

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  9. Jeremy Lin's Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios with the Houston Rockets

    Jeremy Lin ’s stint with the Houston Rockets won’t be his first, but his return ushers in a new era for both himself and the franchise...

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  10. Each NBA Team's Most Log-Jammed Position

    One of the many problems many NBA teams have is a lack of depth at a certain position, but teams can have an embarrassment of riches as well...

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  11. 5 Best Situational Lineups for the Houston Rockets in 2012-13

    Houston's new look presents interesting possibilities in terms of situational lineups. A portion of their roster has never seen minutes in a real NBA game before, but their abilities suggest they can play certain roles in specific situations...

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  12. Houston Rockets' Best Bet Is Copying Denver Nuggets' 'Starless' Blueprint

    The Houston Rockets ' roster has a new look this season, and it brings about the possibility of a different path to redeeming contender status...

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  13. 5 Reasons Why It's Time to Fire Daryl Morey as GM

    Since the end of the Yao Ming era, the Houston Rockets have suffered through purgatory under Daryl Morey’s watch. They haven’t been quite good enough to make the playoffs, and haven’t been bad enough to score a high draft pick...

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  14. Houston Texans' 5 Toughest Matchups on the Schedule This Season

    The Houston Texans hope to build on last season's success with another playoff berth, but it won't be easy. Though the Texans made drastic improvements on defense, last year's schedule had a lot to do with it...

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  15. North Carolina Basketball: Top Candidates to Eventually Succeed Roy Williams

    There's no end in sight for North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams, but finding someone to take his throne is no easy task...

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  16. Olympic Medal Count 2012 Chart: Most Exciting Golds at Games

    London 2012 has been filled with exciting moments, ranging from first-time gold winners to the end of an era in which history was made...

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  17. Alabama Football: 3 Crimson Tide Studs with Huge NFL Futures on the Horizon

    Since the arrival of Nick Saban , Alabama has produced highly talented NFL players. 2012 will be no different. Last year's class was filled with talent on both sides of the ball, and it looks like this year's class will be that way as well...

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  18. USA vs. Canada Women's Soccer Olympic Semifinals: TV Schedule, Live Stream, More

    Team USA will face Canada on Monday for a chance to qualify for gold at Wembley Stadium on Aug. 9. USA has had a strong showing so far throughout the tournament...

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  19. 4 NFL Teams That Must Gain Respect in 2012

    Some teams in last year's NFL season left much to be desired and lost a lot of respect that now needs to be recovered before they can be considered legitimate contenders...

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  20. North Carolina Basketball: Most NBA-Ready Talent on Tar Heels

    Though the North Carolina Tar Heels suffered an exodus of talent to the 2012 NBA draft, there are still players on the roster that look poised to hit the pro ranks soon...

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  21. Virginia Tech Football: Why 2012 Will Spell Disaster for Frank Beamer

    Virginia Tech has run a strong program for a quite some time, but they could start falling behind as others within the conference get stronger as early as this year...

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  22. Duke Basketball: Why Blue Devils' Next 2 Years Look Extremely Bright

    While the Duke Blue Devils lost talent like Austin Rivers and Miles Plumlee to the NBA, there's still plenty to look forward to in the next couple of seasons...

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  23. 4 College Football Programs That Need to Establish an on-Field Leader in 2012

    Every year, as college football programs lose their big-time players and on-field leaders to the NFL, new ones are called upon to step up. Sometimes, schools suffer a mass exodus of talent, and there isn't always an immediate replacement...

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  24. Michigan State Football: Why Andrew Maxwell Will Take Big Ten by Storm

    Though Michigan State fans didn't get to see junior quarterback Andrew Maxwell during spring, they, along with everyone else, will get to see Maxwell continue the Spartans' success and make some noise in the Big Ten...

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  25. Tiger Woods, British Open: Tiger Won't Rebound from British Open Collapse

    Tiger showed signs of a potential re-emergence at this week's British Open, staying in contention until a late blunder put him out of it. In the final round of this year's British Open, Tiger looked poised to make a run at the Claret Jug...

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