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Thursday NBA Roundup: John Wall’s All-Star Snub Makes Red-Hot Wizards Dangerous

January 19th, 2017
Take a look at John Wall's Twitter feed, and you'll see the same thing over and over again: The Washington Wizards point guard has spent the better part of January constantly retweeting messages that include his name and the all-important "#NBAVote" hashtag.  Of course, it didn't pay off. Wall was omitted from ...

Identifying the Ideal 2017 NBA Trade Deadline Target for Each Team

January 19th, 2017
Every NBA team has something to aim for during trade season. They're all seeking ways to improve their standing before the Feb. 23 deadline, though some are wishing for pingpong balls and others are trying to win a championship.  For all the organizations that should be targeting a specific player, a handful ...

2017 NBA Superstar Rankings: Giannis Antetokounmpo Keeps Soaring

January 18th, 2017
Giannis Antetokounmpo has become a force unlike any other in the NBA. The 22-year-old superstar keeps rising, keeps producing monstrous statistical outings for the Milwaukee Bucks, and they're by no means empty lines. He flies through the air for constant dunks, extending his lanky arms to put the ball beyond the ...

NBA Teams Most Likely to Hold Fire Sale Ahead of 2017 Trade Deadline

January 17th, 2017
Take a good look at current NBA rosters. By the time the Feb. 23 trade deadline has come and gone, many of them could look significantly different. We're not referring to the contenders that will pick up a single piece to strengthen their rotations, as the Cleveland Cavaliers did with Kyle Korver. ...

NBA Player Power Rankings: B/R’s Top 30 Centers at the Halfway Point

January 13th, 2017
Young centers are taking over the NBA.  While Joel Embiid (22 years old) puts up massive numbers in his Rookie of the Year conquest for the Philadelphia 76ers, a number of other organizations are thanking their lucky stars: Nikola Jokic (21) is thriving for the Denver Nuggets, Myles Turner (20) for ...

NBA Player Power Rankings: B/R’s Top 30 Power Forwards at the Halfway Point

January 12th, 2017
The NBA's power forwards, they are a-changin'.  No longer does the Association feature back-to-the-basket bullies who torture their matchups with precision footwork and touch around the hoop. Those still exist, but stretch 4s are all the rage, as are players who can rack up triple-doubles while defending a variety of positions.  With ...

NBA Player Power Rankings: B/R’s Top 30 Small Forwards at the Halfway Point

January 11th, 2017
Does LeBron James still take the cake among the NBA's top small forwards? There's no doubt the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar is defending his championship with another stellar season, but plenty of contenders are coming for his crown. Even with Kevin Durant qualifying for our position-by-position rankings as a power forward, James ...

NBA Player Power Rankings: B/R’s Top 30 Shooting Guards at the Halfway Point

January 10th, 2017
Remember when the shooting guard position was in trouble? We don't. Even with Kobe Bryant retired, James Harden running the point for the Houston Rockets and Dwyane Wade no longer submitting MVP-caliber seasons, it's in great hands. Plenty of veterans are still thriving at the 2, and they're competing with up-and-comers such ...

NBA Player Power Rankings: B/R’s Top 30 Point Guards at the Halfway Point

January 9th, 2017
The point guards of today's NBA are no longer tasked solely with making teammates' lives easier. Those "pure" floor generals still exist, but the league's best at the position also do everything else. They're capable of driving to the hoop and finishing plays through traffic, connecting on long-range attempts off the ...

Thursday NBA Roundup: Westbrook’s MVP Chances Remain Strong, but Winning Matters

January 5th, 2017
When the NBA names the 2016-17 MVP, a game from early January could loom large for James Harden and Russell Westbrook. After all, the Houston Rockets' 118-116 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday was a triple-double away from serving as a microcosm of the race for the league's biggest individual ...