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How LA Lakers Should Address Each Area of Need at the NBA Trade Deadline

The Los Angeles Lakers have improved over last season's 17-win debacle but are facing a fourth straight trip to the NBA's draft lottery. The team started the year with 10 victories in its first 20 tries but has since flatlined, winning...Show More Summary

Mo Williams to Nuggets: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

The Atlanta Hawks traded guard Mo Williams to the Denver Nuggets Wednesday in exchange for the draft rights to Cenk Akyol. The deal was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical early Wednesday morning. He added that Denver...Show More Summary

Midseason Grades for Each Boston Celtics Player

The Boston Celtics are living up to the lofty expectations pegged on them by fans, writers and sportsbooks in Las Vegas before the start of the 2016-17 season. They are 26-15 through 41 games, which puts them on pace to finish with a...Show More Summary

NBA All-Star Game 2017: Latest Voting Results for Starters, Updated Predictions

The voting for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game starters wrapped up at 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday. Did you submit your picks? Whether you voted or not, we'll find out the results of those selections Thursday at 7 p.m. ET on TNT. The new selection...Show More Summary

2017 NBA Superstar Rankings: Giannis Antetokounmpo Keeps Soaring

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 reach of paint-protecting presences. Show More Summary

James Harden Posted League-Leading 4th 40-Point Triple-Double of the Season

Fact: Despite the loss to the Miami Heat, Houston Rockets guard James Harden had 40 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists on Tuesday night. He now leads the league with four 40-point triple-doubles this season. Bleacher Report will be bringing...Show More Summary

Ranking the NBA's Best Current Feuds

As Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook prepare to square off for only the second time in their careers, we're reminded that the NBA needs more totally awesome player and team feuds. Don't get this twisted; there are plenty of good beefs...Show More Summary

Warriors Trying to Avoid Repeating Same Mistakes That Doomed Durant in OKC

OAKLAND, Calif. — From turmoil to titans in the span of 10 days. It's January and not June, so it's still premature to say the Golden State Warriors are going to stick the landing of the massive leap they're seeking to make from talented...Show More Summary

2016-17 NBA Power Rankings as Season's 2nd Half Begins

If there are dog days in the NBA schedule, you'll likely find them in January. Between the bitter cold gripping most of the map, the passing of the halfway point of an 82-game slate and the fast approach of the All-Star Game, there's...Show More Summary

7 Questions the Golden State Warriors Must Answer Before 2017 NBA Trade Deadline

The Golden State Warriors don't need much, and tinkering with a team that owns the NBA's top record and net rating feels a little risky. (i.e., Adding a racing stripe to the Batmobile might sound cool in theory, but sometimes addition is really subtraction.) Nonetheless, the Dubs have to take the upcoming few weeks seriously. Show More Summary

Nuggets vs. Lakers: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2017 Regular Season

The Los Angeles Lakers wore throwback jerseys during Tuesday's game against the Denver Nuggets but looked nothing like the old championship teams that once graced the Staples Center, at least on the defensive side. The Nuggets staved off Los Angeles' late charge and extended their winning streak to three games with a 127-121 victory. Show More Summary

Kevin Durant Comments on Emotions Facing Oklahoma City Thunder

Emotions ran high during Kevin Durant's first game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Nov. 3, and the Golden State Warriors forward acknowledged Tuesday that showdowns with his former team will always hold extra meaning. "It's never going to be a regular game for me," Durant told's Chris Haynes. Show More Summary

What's Next for LA Clippers Following Chris Paul's Latest Injury?

J.J. Redick had seen Chris Paul in pain before—and, more often than not, he'd seen him fight through that pain and keep playing. It wasn't until the second half of the Los Angeles Clippers' Martin Luther King Jr. Day game against the...Show More Summary

Rockets vs. Heat: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2017 Regular Season

The Houston Rockets have been cruising along during their first season under head coach Mike D'Antoni, but they hit a speed bump Tuesday evening in South Beach. Matched up against the fledgling Miami Heat (12-30), the Rockets (32-12) fell victim to sloppy passing, shoddy shooting and general lethargy in a 109-103 loss. Show More Summary

Luol Deng Injury: Updates on Lakers Star's Wrist and Return

As the Los Angeles Lakers look to improve during the 2016-17 season, Luol Deng suffered a sprained wrist that will keep him out for at least one game. Continue for updates. Deng Out vs. Nuggets Tuesday, Jan. 17 The Vertical's Chris Mannix,...Show More Summary

Lamar Odom Comments on Addiction, Entering Rehab

Lamar Odom voluntarily checked himself into rehab in December as a proactive move to try to stay sober, according to Us Weekly, and he recently appeared on The Doctors to discuss how life has been since undergoing treatment. During a...Show More Summary

Chris Paul Injury Update: Clippers Star to Undergo Thumb Surgery

The Los Angeles Clippers announced Tuesday that point guard Chris Paul will undergo surgery on his left thumb after an MRI revealed a torn ligament. Paul, 31, left Monday's 120-98 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second quarter after jamming his thumb while defending Russell Westbrook. Show More Summary

Omri Casspi Injury: Updates on Kings Forward's Calf and Return

Sacramento Kings forward Omri Casspi is expected to miss the next one to two weeks due to a calf injury. Continue for updates. Casspi Suffers Calf Injury Tuesday, Jan. 17 Casspi, 28, suffered the injury Monday in practice and underwent an MRI, per James Ham of CSN Bay Area. Show More Summary

Warriors Owner Joe Lacob Comments on Kevin Durant's Future with Warriors

Things are going well for Golden State Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob, as his team has the NBA's best record (35-6) and they just broke ground on a new arena in San Francisco. One topic of conversation already being asked about is Kevin...Show More Summary

Ricky Rubio Trade Rumors: News, Speculation Surrounding Timberwolves Guard

The Minnesota Timberwolves have finally done the seemingly inevitable, placing point guard Ricky Rubio on the trade block. Continue for updates. Wolves Pushing for Rubio Trade Tuesday, Jan. 17 Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the Timberwolves are "actively" looking to move Rubio, though no trade is imminent. Show More Summary

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