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Paul Pierce Can Be Final Ingredient to Los Angeles Clippers' Title Recipe

Paul Pierce is from Inglewood, a stone's throw from the Great Western Forum, where the Los Angeles Lakers played prior to their current occupation of the Staples Center. But you might not have guessed that about Pierce if you'd parachuted...Show More Summary

Despite Positive Offseason, L.A. Clippers Need Blake Griffin More Than Ever

Even with all their newfound depth, the Los Angeles Clippers still need Blake Griffin—just not for the first 82 games of the year. The Clippers are clearly more talented in the summer of 2015 than they were last year. Look at some of...Show More Summary

Los Angeles Lakers Must Add Small Forward Depth Before Next Season

The Los Angeles Lakers turned over much of their roster this offseason, constructing a new roster on the fly. Whether the new pieces fit and the team functions remains to be seen, but the front office did manage to stock up at every position—except for small forward. Currently, L.A.'s depth chart has Nick Young listed as the No. Show More Summary

Andre Miller to Timberwolves: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The Minnesota Timberwolves padded their depth at point guard by acquiring Duke's Tyus Jones in June's NBA draft, but they aren't stopping there. According to RealGM's Shams Charania, Minnesota has agreed to a deal with veteran point guard Andre Miller on Wednesday. Show More Summary

8 Young Prospects Who Must Turn Potential into NBA Production Next Season

It takes some NBA prospects longer to develop than others, but eventually, teams must see results. We picked out a handful of former first-round picks who need to take that next step in a potential make-or-break season. Only those who've played three or fewer years were considered. Show More Summary

Sacramento Kings, Demarcus Cousins Will Walk Fine Line This Season

The Sacramento Kings are built for what's ahead. Not playoff contention, not an objectively successful season and probably not even a.500 record. Those goals are well beyond the Kings' capabilities. What they're built for is the potentially...Show More Summary

Victor Oladipo Drops the Hammer on Marcellus Wiley During 'SportsNation'

C’mon, Marcellus Wiley. Stop jumping, man. On Wednesday, explosive Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo showed off his bounce when the SportsNation host tried to meet him at the (mini) rim. Oladipo and every palm tree on his shirt soared above Wiley's head before throwing down a thunderous windmill. Show More Summary

Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat Keep Evolving Together in Order to Breed Success

The Miami Heat have taken many shapes over the years, changing their roster makeup on both deliberate and involuntary whims with, for the most part, the frequency of a franchise that hasn't made five NBA Finals appearances and won three championships in the last decade. But the Heat have made five Finals appearances in the last decade. Show More Summary

The Biggest Question Mark for the Oklahoma City Thunder Entering Next Season

The Oklahoma City Thunder had a productive offseason. General manager Sam Presti addressed many roster concerns during the draft and free-agency period. A big concern the Thunder face next season is the future of franchise player Kevin Durant. Show More Summary

The Biggest Question Mark for the Houston Rockets Entering Next Season

The Houston Rockets surprised many skeptics when they advanced to the 2015 Western Conference Finals. This offseason, the Rockets traded for explosive point guard Ty Lawson. Lawson gives the Rockets another superb ball-handler and facilitator. Show More Summary

Damian Lillard, Andrew Wiggins & Jimmy Kimmel Star in Funny New 'Foot Locker' Ad

Although winning the NBA Rookie of the Year award is cool, Minnesota Timberwolves star Andrew Wiggins can't let his early success stop him from growing as a player. Otherwise, he could wind up like Bobby Butter. In a new Foot LockerShow More Summary

Michael Jordan Loses China Trademark Lawsuit: Latest Details, Reaction

A trademark lawsuit filed by NBA legend Michael Jordan against Qiaodan Sports Co. in the Chinese court system for using a name and images similar to those of his own Jordan Brand with Nike reportedly failed Wednesday. The Agence France-Presse,...Show More Summary

Past Controversy, Luol Deng Leading the NBA's Effort to Make History in Africa

It has always been about endurance, the endurance to overcome challenging childhood circumstances, the endurance to push the body past its common limits on the court. So it shouldn't be a surprise that, when Masai Ujiri is asked forShow More Summary

Dallas Mavericks Need Dwight Powell to Be Key Big This Season

Dwight Powell was a mere throw-in when the Dallas Mavericks swung a trade for Rajon Rondo last season, but the sophomore could be presented with an opportunity to be a key cog in head coach Rick Carlisle 's rotation next year. With DeAndre...Show More Summary

Meyers Leonard and Noah Vonleh Are Trail Blazers' Front Line of the Future

After the Portland Trail Blazers signed Damian Lillard to a five-year extension worth more than $125 million, per Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports, the team cemented his place as its point guard of the future. The same could be said of the frontcourt with young talents Noah Vonleh and Meyers Leonard on board at power forward and center, respectively. Show More Summary

Best Potential Landing Spots for the Top 5 Remaining 2015 NBA Free Agents

The meat of the 2015 NBA free-agent market has nearly been picked to the bone, but there are still some tasty scraps left over. Several intriguing targets remain, all of whom have unique skill sets to sell to potential employers. The stars are off the market, but right-fit role players are available to help clubs scratch some nagging itches. Show More Summary

Sasha Kaun Could Be Final Piece of Cleveland Cavs' Front-Line Puzzle

Last summer, the Cleveland Cavaliers went outside of the continent to find their head coach. Now, it appears that roster help could be coming from overseas as well. Sasha Kaun, a 30-year-old center formerly of CSKA Moscow, has recently...Show More Summary

The Biggest Question Mark for the Cleveland Cavaliers Entering Next Season

The band is back together at the Quicken Loans Arena. The Cleveland Cavaliers are out to prove that they are the team to beat in the NBA. Expectations are high, but the team still faces some health and coaching concerns. Kevin Love,Show More Summary

The Biggest Question Mark for the Chicago Bulls Entering Next Season

It has been a quiet offseason for the Chicago Bulls. Rookie head coach Fred Hoiberg and draft steal Bobby Portis are the team's biggest additions this summer. Hoiberg brings a new coaching style to the Windy City. The Bulls will be more...Show More Summary

Past to Present: How Julius Randle Is Shaping the Los Angeles Lakers' Future

Julius Randle has played just one game as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. Yet, he's already managed to change the trajectory of the entire organization. That one game—the 2014-15 season opener against the Houston Rockets in which...Show More Summary

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