Pelicans Could Soon Swoop into West’s Playoff Picture

A dozen years ago, Chicago started 0-9. It appeared to be just another awful team in the post-Jordan Era – with another…

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2017 NBA Mock Draft: Prospects are Calling

With the 2016-17 NBA regular season in full swing and the college season commencing over the past weekend, it is…

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Top 2017 NBA Draft Sleepers

The 2017 NBA Draft is going to be fantastic. The top of the class is loaded with potential superstars, and…

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Are the Indiana Pacers in Trouble?

Despite all the big-name additions Indiana made this offseason, Paul George’s Pacers find themselves outside of the top-eight teams in…

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10 Thoughts on Pelicans-Bucks and Lakers-Kings

New Orleans is no longer winless, Sacramento is unsurprisingly dysfunctional, and L.A. is alive.

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Utah Excelling Early Despite Injuries, Thoughts on Jazz-76ers

A little over a year ago, Utah came into Philadelphia on the second night of the season and swiftly dismantled…

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Rookie Report Cards: How are the Young Guns Faring?

What grades do the league’s rookies deserve? Are any of them standing out among their peers? Is Rookie of the…

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Joel Embiid is Living up to the Hype, Frank Vogel isn’t Trusting the Process, & Ilyasova Trade Thoughts

Philadelphia allowed what would have been their first win in October or November since the 2013-14 season to slip away…

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NBA Powerless Rankings: 2017’s Non-Contenders

One week in, the league’s best teams have been on display – but its worst are also playing games. Which…

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If I Had a Billion Dollars…

Admit it. When the Powerball hits $500 million, you’ve thought about how absurd it would be to take that home…

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Five Intriguing Players (Possibly) Entering the NBADL This Season

Who are some of the more interesting NBADL rookies heading into the 2016-17 season?

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Waiting Your Turn: From Sixth Man to Starter

Waiting your turn is a basic concept on the basketball court–recognizing when to stay put for sake of spacing versus…

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Timofey Mozgov is L.A.’s X-Factor

The free agent signing that was mocked more than any other this offseason, Timofey Mozgov could help the Lakers escape…

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the NBA: The Ultimate 2016-2017 Season Preview

Predictions are the best. You only remember the few ones you get right. Everyone else remembers only the ones you…

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NBA All-Breakout Team 2017

The Fourteen Lottery Teams from last season are ready to climb out of the cellar. Which young players are going…

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Joel Embiid is a Legend in the Making

The Cameroonian rookie melds Ralph Sampson’s shooting touch with Hakeem Olajuwon’s footwork and Shaq’s sense of humor.

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The Road Through the Desert

I own a Charles Barkley jersey. One of those cheap, ultra-retro Champion jerseys. The ones with the screen printed logos,…

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The Detroit Pistons are on the Verge of Rising in the East

Are the Detroit Pistons ready to make a move up the Eastern Conference standings?

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Projecting the 2017 NBA Draft: Point Guard Edition

The 2017 NBA Draft has been touted for quite some time as perhaps the deepest collection of elite point guard…

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Winter is Coming Early in Utah, but the Jazz Look Ready

Utah has undeniable depth at every position, but what kind of impact will Gordon Hayward’s injury have on the Jazz’s…

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Justin Anderson is the X-Factor in Big D

For a Dallas Mavericks organization that has (mostly) ignored the NBA Draft since stealing Dirk Nowitzki from Milwaukee in a…

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Portland Trail Blazers: Evan Turner Will Have a Big Impact

The Portland Trail Blazers spent a lot of money this offseason retaining the core of last season’s team. Their one…

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For Memphis, JaMychal Green is the X-Factor

It’s rare that a rookie is relied on to play a meaningful role with a squad coming off six straight trips to the postseason, but…

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Can Victor Oladipo Make the Leap in Oklahoma City?

Can Victor Oladipo take a step forward as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder?

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Watching the Worst: Which Lottery Teams are Most Watchable?

Much like a Jedi sensing a disturbance in the force, so too can all basketball fans feel it – the…

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A Look at NBA Over-Under Projections for 2016-17

The lines have been set for the NBA season. Listed in order below, the following win-loss projections (Westgate LV, Nylon…

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Charlotte Hornets: Kemba Walker is the X-Factor

The Charlotte Hornets said goodbye to key rotation players this offseason, placing more of the burden on Kemba Walker’s shoulders….

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Philadelphia 76ers: Déjà Vu, What’s New?

Déjà Vu is the feeling of having already experienced the present situation, and Sixers fans are growing sick of it.

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Clint Capela is Houston’s X-Factor

With the Rockets moving on from the Dwight Howard Era, it’s up to Clint Capela to hold down the fort for Houston…

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