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10 NBA Free Agents Who Could Take Pay Cut to Play for Contender Next Season

June 6th, 2015
Though top-tier stars like Marc Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge will command much of the attention heading into 2015 NBA free agency, a number of available veterans could help round out contenders' benches on a discount. As this year's playoff run has demonstrated, we shouldn't downplay the significance of these complementary options. ...

The Top Offseason Task for Every NBA Team Projected to Miss the 2015 Playoffs

April 11th, 2015
As NBA teams continue jostling for playoff positioning over the final few days of the regular season, some have already begun the process of preparing for next year. The Philadelphia 76ers, for instance, recently moved rookie big man Nerlens Noel to the starting 4 spot to prepare him for life with ...

Ranking the Most Miserable Partnerships in the NBA

March 17th, 2015
In the NBA, healthy partnerships are the key to long-term success. Gregg Popovich wouldn't have won five championships without Tim Duncan. Kobe Bryant needed Phil Jackson's Zen teachings to push him over the title hump five times. Without Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, LeBron James could still be a zero-time NBA ...

The 10 Biggest Surprises We’ve Seen in the NBA so Far This Season

December 6th, 2014
Three things are certainties in life: death, taxes and major NBA surprises. Last year, a Phoenix Suns team widely projected for a sub-20-win season stunned the league by ripping off 48 victories and missing the playoffs by just a hair. The Indiana Pacers looked like the Eastern Conference's best team for ...

Every NBA Team’s Worst Nightmare for 2014-15 Season

September 16th, 2014
When the 2014-15 NBA season commences, most teams will have lofty dreams of hoisting the Larry O'Brien Trophy next June. Reality will soon thwart those grand plans for all but one franchise, however. Luckily, the 2014-15 season won't necessarily be a bust for the other 29 squads. Making long-term strides toward ...

The 1 Area Every NBA Team Must Improve Before 2014-15 Season

August 2nd, 2014
Now that the NBA free-agency market has largely dried up, teams must begin figuring out how to shore up their most significant weaknesses ahead of the 2014-15 season. No team—not even the San Antonio Spurs, who looked damn near infallible during the 2014 Finals—can rest on its laurels heading into the ...

Why There’s No Such Thing as an Easy Title Shot for LeBron James

September 13th, 2013
LeBron James could alter the entire competitive landscape of the NBA by exercising the early-termination option in his contract and becoming a free agent in 2014. No matter what he decides to do, one thing should be clear: Wherever he ends up, he's not going to cakewalk his way to multiple ...

The Philadelphia 76ers’ Recent Success with Mid-First-Round Picks

September 13th, 2013
When the Philadelphia 76ers traded All-Star Jrue Holiday during the 2013 NBA draft, it was a move made solely with the future in mind. Not only did the team land a potential defensive anchor in Nerlens Noel that night, but the New Orleans Pelicans also shipped over a top-five protected 2014 ...

NBA Free Agency: Ray Allen to the Miami Heat Won’t Cripple the Boston Celtics

July 7th, 2012
Jesus Shuttleworth has been replaced by Judas Shuttleworth in Boston. News broke Friday night that Boston Celtics free agent Ray Allen had decided to take his talents to South Beach, despite the fact that the Celtics could offer Allen roughly twice as much money per season. Naturally, the reaction out ...

NBA Playoffs 2012: Kevin Garnett’s Comments About 76er Fans Apply to Both Sides

May 22nd, 2012
This second-round series between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers just got personal. Following the Celtics' Game 5 win on Monday night, Boston forward Kevin Garnett couldn't resist taking a shot at Philadelphia fans. When asked to compare the crowds in Boston and Philly, Garnett replied that they weren't ...