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Stephen Curry Explains How His 'Hallway 3' Ritual Began

For those wondering how Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry's "hallway three" ritual began, here you go. Curry—with the help of his own assist man—lines up for a three-pointer in the team's tunnel before home games at Oracle Arena. Show More Summary

Andrew Wiggins Just Beginning to Realize How Good He Can Be

The career-high 29 points were impressive. You had to love the pair of three-pointers, the four steals and only one turnover. But the most encouraging stat from Andrew Wiggins' breakout performance against the Sacramento Kings on Nov. Show More Summary

Nick Young: Right Message, Wrong Guy to Fix Los Angeles Lakers

If Nick Young weren't Nick Young, one of the NBA's most notoriously trigger-happy chuckers, his comments on Kobe Bryant might make a difference. But Nick Young is Nick Young. So they can't. "At times, we fall into relying on No. 24 a lot," Young told reporters on Nov. Show More Summary

Randy Foye Injury: Updates on Nuggets Guard's Hamstring and Return

Denver Nuggets guard Randy Foye is set to miss three weeks with a slight tear in his right quad. Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post reports Foye has been dealing with the injury for much of the month. Before Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers, he said, " It was the best I felt since the Cleveland game. Show More Summary

Where Will David Lee Fit into Crowded Warriors' Frontcourt?

The Golden State Warriors need the steady scoring, rebounding presence and setup skills that David Lee can bring. But fitting the two-time All-Star back into the fold once his strained left hamstring heals won't be as simple as it sounds. Despite...Show More Summary

The 76ers Sixers' Season Summed Up in 1 Damian Lillard 3-Pointer

I’ ve gone on at some length in regards to the frozen hellscape of contrived awfulness that is the 2014-15 Philadelphia 76ers. We could spend a fortnight slamming nails in this team and its overwrought plans of self-sabotage. A dissertation...Show More Summary

NBA Trade Rumors: Latest Speculation Surrounding Cavaliers and More

The NBA rumor mill is such an intriguing topic for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it involves almost every team in the league. After all, if we are talking playoff scenarios, it only involves those that are serious title contenders. Show More Summary

Why We Can and Can't Believe in the Toronto Raptors' Hot Start

Hot starts can be misleading in the NBA, their existence both aesthetically appealing and totally temporary. In some cases, though, they're the beginning of something spectacular and sustainable. Which is it for the scorching Toronto...Show More Summary

James Harden Nutmegs Amar'e Stoudemire for a Donatas Motiejunas Layup

Sometimes you get so caught up in the depths of James Harden’s defensive struggles, you forget why he’s out there. Then you see Harden undress the New York Knicks defense with a through-the-legs bounce pass, and you remember why this man is making over $14 million in 2014. Show More Summary

Ric Bucher Goes Inside the Golden State Warriors' Historic Start to the Season

The Warriors are off to the best start in franchise history at 10-2. The offense has been electric with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson in the Golden State backcourt. While the offense shouldn't come as a surprise, the way the points are being put up should impress NBA observers. Show More Summary

5 Reasons the Oklahoma City Thunder Can Still Contend During 2014-15 Season

The Oklahoma City Thunder have dug themselves into a big hole in the early portion of the season, but don't count them out as contenders just yet. With a record of 3-12, the Thunder sit alone at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. Show More Summary

Beck/Bucher: Preseason Prediction You'd Like to Take Back

Kobe Bryant has not shown his age as some had predicted would happen this season. Instead, Kobe has been shouldering the offensive load and turning the clock back on drives to the hoop. James Harden has always been offensive minded since joining the Houston Rockets. Show More Summary

Hornets' Kemba Walker Crosses Over Clippers' Chris Paul, Nails Jumper

It's not often that the Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul gets crossed over, so when it does happen it's important to give the ball-handler respect. Near the end of the second quarter of Monday night's game, Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker nearly sent the Clippers point guard to the floor with a nice crossover. Show More Summary

Cavs' Big 3 Showing Cracks That Could Leave LeBron and Co. Far Short of Title

Any retelling of the Boston Celtics' 2008 championship run must include three staples of modern NBA lore: the duck boat ride, the preseason trip to Rome and the introduction of "Ubuntu." The boat ride—taken by Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett...Show More Summary

San Antonio Spurs' Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for December

With the first month of NBA action drawing to a close, the Spurs sit comfortably on a 9-4 record despite a slow start. Featuring plenty of highs and lows, November proved to be a good test for the defending champs, who proved that, though...Show More Summary

Which Clippers Are Expendable in Los Angeles' Championship Quest?

The Los Angeles Clippers fly high above the rim, which is why they earned the nickname Lob City. But in order to transform into a championship-caliber team, they may need to fly a few players out of Los Angeles in exchange for ones who...Show More Summary

Does Jeff Green Have a Long-Term Future with Boston Celtics?

BOSTON — Jeff Green has surely heard his name discussed in countless trade rumors over his seven-year career as a pro. It's a given for most players in today’s NBA, especially when they're playing for a rebuilding team like the Boston...Show More Summary

How Critical Is Dwight Howard to Houston Rockets?

The Houston Rockets have announced that Dwight Howard is out indefinitely after undergoing “platelet-rich plasma therapy to treat his strained right knee,” per Tim MacMahon of How much does his loss hurt the team? In large part, that depends on how much time Howard misses. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Kevin Love, Ray Allen and More

It is far too early in the 2014-15 NBA season for any team to panic, but there are still bound to be rumors and speculation across the league. After all, juicy personnel gossip is intriguing, whether it is November or February, and there are certainly teams across the league that could use some help. Show More Summary

Portland Trail Blazers' Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for December

The Portland Trail Blazers have started out the 2014-15 season in strong fashion and should look to close out the calendar year in a comparable manner. With an 11-3 record thus far, the Blazers have a relatively easy schedule ahead.Show More Summary

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