1. NBA Awards Odds: Under-the-Radar Picks to Bring Home the Hardware

    It's hard to be under the radar and win an NBA award. Why? Because the awards are ostensible popularity contests. But it can happen, especially if you showcase your game before a broader audience during the upcoming All-Star Weekend...

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  2. Breaking Down How the Atlanta Hawks Should Handle the Josh Smith Conundrum

    Josh Smith is talented. Josh Smith is endlessly frustrating. I would bet on the "talented" fading before the "endlessly frustrating" ebbs. Between Al Horford and Josh Smith, the Atlanta Hawks have a choice...

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  3. Will Zach Randolph Be Given Rudy Gay Treatment by New-Look Memphis Grizzlies?

    On Wednesday, CBS Sports' Matt Moore commented on the widespread speculation that the Memphis Grizzlies ' recent decision to trade Rudy Gay will mean an eventual dealing of Zach Randolph ...

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  4. Can DeMarcus Cousins Get a Fair Shake in Today's NBA?

    The problem with DeMarcus Cousins is that he is judged in terms of what will or will not help a team. That makes sense and it's forgivable, but it's also not the best means to understanding someone with (I think we can all admit) emotional problems...

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  5. Are the Indiana Pacers the NBA's Biggest Dark-Horse Contender?

    The Miami Heat are prohibitive Eastern Conference favorites. The New York Knicks can win almost any playoff series thanks to their three-point-heavy strategy...

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  6. Why Boston Celtics Blowing Up Paul Pierce-Kevin Garnett Core Makes No Sense

    Fans prefer action, especially when they are frustrated or disappointed. "Something must be done" is the reigning sentiment...

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  7. Loyalty or Potential Titles, How Should Kevin Garnett Define His Final Ride?

    When Kevin Garnett says, " I bleed green ," I believe the man. Considering his insane work ethic, intensity and extraterrestrial on-court screams, I might even take the "bleed green" statement literally...

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  8. Should Chris Bosh Start the 2013 All-Star Game for Miami Heat to Make History?

    With Rajon Rondo out of the lineup, Chris Bosh clearly wants to be an All-Star starter, for reasons both common and unique...

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  9. 7 Takeaways from Monday Night's NBA Action

    And then there were two. It feels that way on an NBA night in which the Heat , Thunder and Clippers play, yet Chris Paul is nowhere to be seen...

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  10. Will Star Rookie Andre Drummond Be the NBA's Next Dwight Howard?

    The good news is that Andre Drummond has every skill needed to match Dwight Howard 's talent level between the whistles. The bad news comes after the whistle blows and play stops...

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  11. NBA Power Rankings: Where Every Team Ranks Right Now

    Enough with the injuries, NBA ! Unfortunately, physical harm is rearing up to troll this season, changing the composition of too many teams...

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  12. Would a Failed Road Trip Force LA Lakers to Pursue a Blockbuster Trade?

    Everything was solved for the Los Angeles Lakers . After their claims of "the season starts now," they actually cobbled a three-game win streak together...

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  13. Bold Trades That Could Save the Lakers' Season

    Hope is starting to emerge out in Laker Land. They beat the mighty Oklahoma City Thunder , and that Earl Clark, Pau Gasol dynamic appears to be bearing fruit...

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  14. Is the NBA on the Cusp of Witnessing the Death of Superteams?

    You may have heard a trope running around these parts. The new CBA is restrictive. Superteams are dead...

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  15. Could the the Boston Celtics Be Better Without Rajon Rondo?

    It sounds like a crazy thesis, but it's possible that the Boston Celtics will improve with Rajon Rondo out for the season with an ACL tear. Though he's immensely talented, the effort isn't there from night to night...

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  16. Could Kobe Bryant Lead the NBA in Assists?

    Amid a roller coaster Los Angeles Lakers season, Kobe Bryant 's career is taking a new turn. Over the past four games, he's averaging 12 assists...

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  17. 7 Takeaways from Wednesday Night's Emotional Action

    I think we all know what the big human interest draw was when the Los Angeles Lakers played the Phoenix Suns : Watch Earl Clark's return to Phoenix, Lakers vs Suns on ESPN/WatchESPN ...

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  18. Pau Gasol Needs to Stop Whining with LA Lakers Now Winning

    Pau Gasol had this to say to ESPN after the Los Angeles Lakers pulled out a home victory against the New Orleans Hornets : I think the finishing is more important (than starting)...

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  19. NBA 365 Midseason Award Winners: Picks for MVP, ROY and More

    Past the midpoint of the season, we have a sense of how the major NBA awards should shape up. It's already someone's Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year to lose...

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  20. Without Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns Are NBA's Most Listless Franchise

    It wasn't long ago when the Phoenix Suns defined NBA excitement. Phoenix might not be a major market, but they played such a revolutionary brand of basketball as to capture the world's attention...

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  21. Most One-Dimensional NBA Players

    It's hard to make the NBA if you're a man of one dimension. This is the pros we're talking about, here. Usually, a player requires a countermove or two...

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  22. Players Who Represent the New Guard of the NBA

    Every draft is thought to be a "weak draft" until a few years later. In the case of 2012, the class is already paying dividends. Two of our up-and-coming players hail from the most recent draft, and really, we could have stretched it to three...

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  23. 7 Takeaways from Monday Night's Re-Centered NBA Action

    Monday was a spotlight for the supposed non-contenders, after some bigger-name teams got their Sunday showcase. The Warriors , Rockets , Grizzlies and Bulls all prevailed before smaller-scale audiences...

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  24. Video Evidence Highlighting Paul Pierce's Decline

    Paul Pierce is still an effective player. When it comes to an all-time appraisal of Pierce, he's underrated, excellent. He's also (finally) showing the ravages of age...

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  25. NBA Power Rankings: Status Updates at Midseason Mark

    Poor Rajon Rondo. Poor Boston Celtics fans. Poor NBA fans, while we're at it. The Boston point guard suffered an ACL tear against the Atlanta Hawks , giving an already bleak Boston season its death knell...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 1 year ago 185,767 reads 248 comments