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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»
JeremyLin-1 article October 20, 2017

Future Uncertain For More Linsanity

One of the building blocks for the Nets was supposed to be point guard Jeremy Lin, who signed a three-year, $36 million deal in 2016. But now that Lin is out for the season with a torn patellar tendon, his fate in Brooklyn is up in the air. More»
Raptors-OpeningNight article October 20, 2017

Rap Party Just Getting Started

For years, the Toronto Raptors have relied on their starting backcourt of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan to carry them. But with the team falling short in the playoffs time and time again, it was finally time to try something new, starting now. More»
HaywardInjury-1 article October 18, 2017

World of Pain For Hayward, Celtics

On the NBA's opening night, the Celtics' new acquisition Gordon Hayward fractured his left ankle while landing awkwardly on the court. The injury affected everyone who saw it, and it will alter the trajectory of the Eastern Conference. More»
30boldpredictions article October 16, 2017

30 Bold NBA Predictions for 2017-18

On Tuesday, after a crazy offseason, the 2017-18 NBA season will get underway. Before that, though, we have some predictions about what fans should expect . LeBron: MVP? The Nets being good? Warriors as champs again? Get ready for tip off. More»
bball_trios article October 13, 2017

Pressure Points: NBA's 30 to Watch

The basketball season hasn't yet begun, but the pressure is already on for some of the game's best. Whether it's because they're on a new team, taking on a larger role or have something to prove, here are the players that have a lot on the line. More»
adamsilver article September 29, 2017

New NBA Draft Lottery FAQ

How has the NBA Draft Lottery changed? Why was this change better than other options? Will it really stop teams from tanking? And what is this new rule about preventing player resting? We try to answer all these questions and more. More»
Westbrook-Melo article September 23, 2017

Hello, Melo: Anthony Traded to OKC

The Knicks have finally ended their tumultuous relationship with Carmelo Anthony, trading the 33-year-old forward to the Thunder in exchange for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick. OKC should be a force with its Big Three. More»

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