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article January 17, 2018

The Best NBA All-Star Game Picks

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On Thursday, the NBA will announce its 2018 All-Star game starters. Here are our choices for the East and West All-Star starters and reserves, where we're ignoring popularity and positions and simply looking at who is most deserving of being there and why. More»
GettyImages-860339322 article January 13, 2018

Heat Building Toward Playoff Run

Without a path to finding even one superstar to build around, the Miami Heat entered last season with question marks up and down their roster. But they turned a rough start into a phenomenal finish, and now they've become a player in the East this season. More»
GettyImages-869172858 article January 10, 2018

The Best of the NBA's First Half

We're about halfway through the regular season schedule for the 2017-18 NBA season, which means now is a perfect time to look at the contenders for individual awards and hand out our midseason selections, from MVP to Coach of the Year. More»
GettyImages-869172508 article January 4, 2018

Bucks Learning How To Be Contenders

Expectations have been ramped up for a young Bucks team with playoff hopes. With Giannis Antetokounmpo taking another step forward and Eric Bledsoe bringing new speed and scoring ability to the team, Milwaukee looks ready for the challenge. More»
GettyImages-862922486 article December 28, 2017

Covington is the 76ers' Unsung Star

Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons get most of the attention, but Robert Covington is the glue that holds the revitalized 76ers together. The underrated forward is playing like a star, having blossomed into one of the best defensive players in the league. More»
GettyImages-888610200 article December 24, 2017

NBA on Christmas Power Rankings

Christmas is always a showcase day for the NBA, with five high-profile games on the schedule. The standings are starting to take shape, so here is a current look at where every NBA team stands as we head into the new year. More»
bron_33 article December 19, 2017

LeBron Is Making More History

LeBron James turns 33 years old this month. On Sunday, he recorded his sixth triple-double of the season. Could this be one of the greatest seasons in NBA history? At his age and with his production, it's not out of the question. More»
booker_1 article December 12, 2017

Suns Need To Build Around Booker

Devin Booker looks like the player who can bring the Phoenix Suns back from the depths of the Western Conference. But the 21-year-old scoring phenom needs to improve his defense and the franchise needs to add pieces around him for sustained success. More»
GettyImages-653970738 article December 8, 2017

Okafor To Brooklyn: 3 Takeaways

On Thursday, the 76ers finally parted ways with Jahlil Okafor, sending the third overall pick in the 2015 draft -- along with Nik Stauskas and a 2019 second-round pick -- to the Nets in exchange for Trevor Booker. More»
GettyImages-869569656 article December 5, 2017

Oladipo Propels New-look Pacers

At the time, many thought that the Pacers' return of Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis for Paul George was not enough. The results, however, show otherwise. Oladipo is likely an All-Star this year thanks to his two-way play, and Sabonis is rounding into form. More»
dwight_hornets article November 30, 2017

Howard Is Fitting In With Hornets

Dwight Howard has bounced around the NBA in recent years, becoming a polarizing player wherever he's been. In Charlotte, the 31-year-old Howard is showing that he can still make an impact on both ends of the floor for the Hornets. More»
celtics_east article November 28, 2017

Celtics Erasing Doubts As Contenders

The Celtics have a league-best 18-4 record and look every bit like the top team in the East. A reinvigorated Kyrie Irving, an underrated Al Horford and a pair of youngsters in Jaylen Brown and rookie Jayson Tatum are taking the league by storm. More»
Kristaps Porzingis_9_7 article November 21, 2017

Porzingis Becoming King of New York

After a dysfunctional season last year, things are starting to look up for the Knicks, who have improved chemistry and a rising young star in Kristaps Porzingis. The team is finally starting anew with Porzingis as the centerpiece, without any of the long-running drama. More»
thunder_6_7 article November 15, 2017

New-Look Thunder Still Adjusting

The new Oklahoma City Big Three of Paul George, Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony has shown signs of dominance, but the Thunder are only 6-7 so far this season. The biggest questions so far? Late-game defense and depth. More»
boogie_brow article November 10, 2017

Can Boogie and the Brow Win It All?

The pairing of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins gives the Pelicans a tandem of superstar bigs that the NBA has never seen before. But does New Orleans have enough talent around them to make a serious title run before the window closes? More»
lebron_lonzo_rise and fall article November 7, 2017

NBA Storyline Stocks: Buy Vs. Sell

We've seen plenty of early-season surprises at the start of the NBA season: The Cavs have stumbled to start the season, the Magic sit towards the top of the standings and Ben Simmons has taken the basketball world by storm. What should we believe? More»
bledsoe_bucs article November 7, 2017

Three Key Bledsoe Trade Takeaways

The Suns finally pulled the trigger on a deal to trade away Eric Bledsoe, sending him to the Bucs for center Greg Monroe and a 2018 first round pick. What are the ramifications for both teams involved ... and for Bledsoe himself? More»
Cavs-Struggles article November 2, 2017

Cav Nots: Cleveland Still Struggling

Eight games into the regular season, the Cleveland Cavaliers are 3-5 and have lost four straight games. This isn't the first time LeBron's team has gone through tough times, but there are some worrying signs of permanence, especially on defense. More»
earlwatson article October 23, 2017

NBA Head Coach Hot Seat Index

Earl Watson was the first NBA coach to lose his job this season after the Suns got off to a brutal start, but there are several others already on the hot seat. Which is most likely to follow Watson's fate sooner rather than later? More»
GettyImages-862910802 article October 22, 2017

Simmons Leading 'Process' for Sixers

In Philadelphia, something special is beginning to come to fruition, starting with point guard Ben Simmons. With comparisons to Magic Johnson and Tim Duncan, the youngster looks like just the right player to lead the 76ers back to their winning ways. More»

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