1. NBA Players Coaches Love

    We don't often think of the coach. Well, if we do, we think of him in terms of "bad" or "good," with little concern as to what make his job easier or more enjoyable. Not here. In this segment, we credit the players who make a coach's life easier...

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  2. Most Underpaid NBA Players

    There are two main ways that players get underpaid in the modern NBA . One is through the "max" contract provision, through which CBA rules dictate that there be a limit to what a superstar can be paid...

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  3. Is Deron Williams a System Player or a Legitimate NBA Superstar?

    Deron Williams is stirring up some controversy after getting questioned about his poor shooting this season. Deron slighted his current offense relative to the Utah version, saying to the New York Post : It's just more 1-on-1 isos ...

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  4. How LeBron James Changed the Perception of Dwyane Wade

    A long time ago, way back in the year 2011, Dwyane Wade was used as a cudgel against LeBron James . Wade was a "winner" because he had a ring. It did not matter that the accomplishment came in 2006...

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  5. Biggest Takeaways from Monday Night's NBA Action

    Another bout of Linsanity is upon us as Jeremy Lin visited his old team. The New York media tends to crowd out all other noise on nights like this. There were other games, trust me on this...

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  6. Who Will Win a Title First, NY Knicks or Jeremy Lin?

    LeBron James briefly lived in infamy upon leaving Cleveland for South Beach. There was a miniature infamy within the tidal wave of anger, though. That was Dan Gilbert, predicting that the Cleveland Cavaliers would reach a title before King James...

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  7. Underrated NBA Point Guards Who Need Better Shooters to Become Stars

    Rajon Rondo is a talented point guard, but he's always been surrounded by talented shooters. This has made his status among point guards to be an often hypothetical point of contention...

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  8. NBA Power Rankings: Where Every Team Stands Heading into Week 8

    Now that we're roughly more than a quarter of the way through, the league is settling into some kind of order. If your team is bad now, they're likely going to stay that way...

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  9. Offseason Acquisitions Who Have Disappointed with New NBA Squad

    Let's see. If the Knicks are surprisingly good and the Warriors are surprisingly good, something else must be out of order. Some other team must have suffered a disappointment...

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  10. Has the NBA Analytics Revolution Hit Its Tipping Point?

    Shocking news came out Thursday as the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported that ESPN analyst John Hollinger will be leaving his writing job to take a gig with the Memphis Grizzlies ...

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  11. How Chris Paul Changed the LA Clippers Culture Forever

    The Clippers are good. The Lakers are average, until proven otherwise. This was an unthinkable dynamic one year ago. That's right, the Chris Paul trade went down on Dec. 15, 2011...

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  12. Biggest Takeaways from Wednesday Night's NBA Action

    Wednesday night was an action-packed 13-game slate in the NBA , one that featured a nationally televised double-overtime game (Note: This wasn't even the most exciting game of the evening)...

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  13. 10 Biggest Takeaways from 1st Quarter of the NBA Season

    Everything is downsideup in the NBA so far. Golden State Warriors victories, Los Angeles Lakers defeats, a Brooklyn-Manhattan rivalry—it's all so topsy turvy around this time of year...

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  14. NBA Players with More Clout Than Their Coach

    The NBA 's a funny league in that players make so much more than coaches. Not only that, but players hold more sway than coaches for reasons divorced from paychecks. One guy can have an incredible impact in a five-man sport...

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  15. Is Dwyane Wade Really on the Decline?

    The responses to worries over Dwyane Wade 's decline were loud after Wade went 20-of-25 over the last two games...

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  16. Best and Worst Teammates in the NBA

    Basketball is not played in a vacuum; it's played in an arena. My bad jokes aside, we don't focus enough on how players influence one another. This isn't baseball, after all...

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  17. Biggest Weakness of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Other NBA Superstars

    There is no perfect basketball player, even if LeBron James comes close. The league is filled with spectacular, yet imperfect talents. Sometimes, it's fun to mull the deficiencies of the best...

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  18. The 5 Most Improved NBA Players at Quarter Mark of 2012-13 Season

    The 2012-13 season has been full of surprises. The Warriors have been good, the Knicks have been great, and perhaps most surprisingly of all, the Lakers have been bad. For teams to shock us, there must be a lot of flux within the rosters...

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  19. Is Carmelo Anthony or Tyson Chandler More Important to NY Knicks Success?

    Carmelo Anthony is New York's "superstar" and the guy who gets the lion's share of credit for Knicks success. If there is an MVP to be earned on this team, it will go to Anthony...

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  20. Amar'e Stoudemire and Pau Gasol's Troubles Are One and the Same

    Amar'e Stoudemire and Pau Gasol are very different players. The former is a pick-and-roll expert, a savant at diving to the rim at just the right moment...

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  21. Is Jeremy Lin Actually Better Off Without James Harden?

    Well, Monday night's Spurs - Rockets game was one of the best this season. It's almost a shame that it went into overtime, because the extra stanza was anticlimactic compared to the fast-paced three-point-shootout that preceded it...

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  22. Why the NBA Should Radically Change Its Free Throw Rules

    Last week, David Stern wrestled with how to rid the league of Hack-a-Dwight, or more precisely, how to rid the league of intentionally fouling in general...

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  23. NBA Power Rankings: Where Every Team Stands Heading into Week 7

    What a shakeup this league has undergone. I would imagine that if the public were to choose in some hypothetical battle between the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers , the Knicks would be the favorite even if the Lakers were fully healthy...

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  24. Why NBA Draft Prospects Are Not a Slam Dunk for Future Success

    Away from the strata of elite teams, the NBA has been on hold when it comes to young, emerging talent. Sure, the NBA has gotten some promising players over the last three drafts, ...

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  25. Most Ridiculous Photos of Andrew Bynum Not Playing Basketball in 2012-13

    So that's Andrew Bynum giving a Playboy Playmate a piggyback ride. That's an old photo, but an early testament to Bynum's incredibly amusing off-court antics...

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