1. Should the Boston Celtics Blow Up Their Roster?

    The Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 100-98 in a double-overtime game on Sunday, but a dark cloud enveloped the victory. Rajon Rondo is out for the year with a torn ACL, as reported by ESPN ...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 1 year ago 23,195 reads 197 comments

  2. Is Kevin Durant Starting to Get the Michael Jordan Treatment from Referees?

    First, allow me to set some ground rules here. I don't believe in superstar calls; I believe in superstars who sell calls. I believe that referees largely blow the whistle according to what they deem a foul...

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  3. Midseason NBA Awards Odds: Handing out Hardware at Season's Midpoint

    The season is roughly halfway done, and we're starting to get a sense of how it will shake out. There's a fairly good chance that the leading players in these categories will win their awards in the end...

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  4. Streakiest Shooters in the NBA

    Though the "hot-hand theory" is often disputed, some players at the very least, seem to get into a game-warping rhythm. Those same players can shoot their squads out of competition with errant, maddening, contested jumpers...

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  5. Flawed Roster, Not Mike D'Antoni's System, to Blame for Lakers' Struggles

    In an article detailing the sideshow that is the Los Angeles Lakers , Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports pinned much of the blame on Mike D'Antoni's system and the coach's inflexibility...

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  6. 7 Takeaways from Wednesday Night's Dramatic NBA Action

    Can we go a day without Los Angeles Lakers drama? No, no we cannot. After another loss , this time to the Memphis Grizzlies, Kobe Bryant confronted Dwight Howard ( per an ESPN report )...

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  7. Biggest Takeaways from Forbes' Evaluation of the NBA

    Most days are good days to be an NBA owner, but life has gotten even sunnier. According to a fascinating Forbes magazine report , the league has gotten dramatically wealthier over a short period of time...

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  8. Next Generation of NBA Villains

    NBA villainy matters more than in any other sport. We can see the players faces; no hats and no helmets obstruct our view. When you're up close and personal with the loathed, he's all the more despicable...

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  9. LA Lakers Better off Trading Dwight Howard Than Pau Gasol

    Real GM has kicked off the Dwight Howard trade rumors, with a report on the Nets angling for a swap. As the Los Angeles season sputters and spirals, this noise will only grow louder...

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  10. NBA Teams Desperately in Need of a Superstar

    The NBA is a player's league, or so it's said. That's not entirely true. Specifically, the NBA is a superstar's league. In a five-man sport, a superstar is almost a prerequisite for a championship...

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  11. Breaking Down Pau Gasol's Market Value in NBA Trade Talks

    Many are blaming Mike D'Antoni for submarining Pau Gasol 's trade value. That's a far cry from before this season, when Lakers fans were excited about what Dwight Howard and Gasol would mean as a tandem...

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  12. 7 Biggest Takeaways from Monday's Commemorative NBA Games

    Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday has become a miniature Christmas Day for the NBA . It's another holiday on which the league likes to market some of its best games...

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  13. NBA Rookies Already on Path to Stardom

    Every draft is declared a "weak draft" until later on, when the guys start playing in front of a broader audience. This happens because people find it hard to imagine that players who aren't stars yet will make it as stars eventually...

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  14. NBA Power Rankings: Where Every Team Stands at Midseason Mark

    All-Star starters have been announced as the season trundles toward its mid-point. If you need a reminder that the game is a popularity contest and not necessarily a strict honoring ...

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  15. Can an NBA Franchise Work in Seattle This Time?

    Marc Stein of ESPN reported that the Sacramento Kings have been sold to a Seattle-based group led by Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer ...

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  16. What Would the NBA All-Star Game Look Like Without Fan Voting?

    Fans vote on the NBA All-Star Game, and fans are often, as a general group, not all that informed. With no offense meant to our friends overseas, the international influence of fan voting may also be problematic...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 1 year ago 5,617 reads 33 comments

  17. NBA Playoffs Bubble Watch: Who Gets in and Who Misses Cut?

    The NBA playoff picture is solidifying in both conferences. According to the Hollinger Playoff Odds , there are eight teams in each conference who already have a better than equal shot of making the postseason...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 1 year ago 1,547 reads 16 comments

  18. Will Stephen Curry's Ankle Issues Prevent Him from Reaching Superstardom?

    Stephen Curry sprained his ankle in Wednesday morning shootaround (via Brian Windhorst ), nixing him from what turned into a big home loss against the Miami Heat ...

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  19. 5 Takeaways from Wednesday Night's Lopsided Games

    The NBA 's Wednesday slate didn't provide much excitement, despite the presence of some solid matchups. I was all set for a thrilling battle between Western powers Memphis and San Antonio ...

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  20. Will Kobe Bryant's Increased Defensive Duties Help or Hurt LA Lakers?

    Kobe Bryant has had a terrible defensive season until quite recently. Against the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday night, Kobe hassled Kyrie Irving into a 15-point performance...

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  21. Building the Case for Kevin Durant as NBA MVP and Most Improved Player

    For whatever reason, the Most Improved Player never goes to the Most Valuable Player. You would think there would be some overlap, considering that MVP often gets handed out to someone who exceeds expectations...

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  22. NBA Trade Rumors: Most Surprising Names on the Block

    It's trade rumor season in the NBA , headlined by Lakers big man Pau Gasol. As teams look forward to how to deal with a stricter salary cap, some sacred cows might be up for the dealing...

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  23. NBA Players Overachieving This Season

    The NBA 's most improved award too often credits guys who merely receive more playing time. If the award givers looked closer, they might spy an ever changing league, filled with players who are exceeding expectations...

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  24. NBA Super-Subs Ready to Crack the Starting Lineup

    Often, when top NBA reserves are killing it off the bench, it's logical to get annoyed with the coaches responsible for their status. It's a fine line to walk...

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  25. Last-Minute Predictions for Eastern and Western Conference NBA All-Star Starters

    The NBA will announce the starters for the 2013 All-Star Game on Thursday, January 17 on TNT, and there will surely be some controversy over who got snubbed...

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