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Why Retaining Eric Bledsoe Could Backfire for Phoenix Suns

With just weeks remaining before NBA teams officially open training camp, the league’s free-agent market—once a sea of tantalizing talent—has all but dried up. Save, that is, for a single pool left glistening in the distance: Eric Bledsoe,...Show More Summary

Is Rebuilt Golden State Warriors Bench Enough for Next Step?

The Golden State Warriors may have missed out on the home run acquisition of Kevin Love, but minor tweaks and additions to a bench unit that struggled last year might be enough to put them in serious title contention this season. While...Show More Summary

Lakers Rumors: Michael Beasley Workout Buzz and What Signing Would Mean for L.A.

While the frenzy of the summer's free-agent activity may be in the rearview mirror, the process of building a complete squad for the coming season continues for several NBA teams. One such team is the Los Angeles Lakers. After a devastating...Show More Summary

8 NBA Players with Big Shoes to Fill in 2014-15

In life, if the shoe fits, you wear it. In the NBA, if the shoe doesn't fit, sometimes you have to wear it anyway. Replacing another player is rarely easy. When a team loses one player to free agency, trade or injury—or a case of nostalgia—the next man up is immediately gifted additional responsibility. Show More Summary

Is Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker a Bigger Threat for Rookie of the Year?

They're both set up nicely. Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker have to be considered front-runners for Rookie of the Year honors in 2015, and not just because they were the top-two picks in the draft. Wiggins and Parker are each in prime position, based on their teams' rosters and rebuilding stages, to put up big numbers next season. Show More Summary

Can Kevin Love Accept Diminished Role with Cavaliers?

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor isn't wrong about the difficulties Kevin Love will face with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he may have missed the mark on how well the superstar big man will respond to them. Taylor, in an interview...Show More Summary

For Amar'e Stoudemire, 2014-15 Season Is About Recapturing Pride

Four years ago, Amar ’e Stoudemire’s stock was skyscraper-high. After seven stellar seasons with the Phoenix Suns (as well as the injury-decimated 2005-06 campaign), the high-flying forward was headed east to rejoin longtime coach Mike...Show More Summary

Chris Paul's Attempt at Embarrassing Defender Backfires on Him

Chris Paul has the ability to make NBA players look silly with his moves, but he was unable to cross up a writer in a recent pickup game. The Los Angeles Clippers point guard did his best to fool NBCSports.com writer Brett Pollakoff during the game. Show More Summary

Kevin Durant's Upcoming Free Agency Leaves Short Window for Thunder Title

The Oklahoma City Thunder organization is built upon the idea of sustainable success. And in the past several years, it has come through with consistent title-contending years. The problem is the Thunder may be in danger of losing that...Show More Summary

Who Will Win an NBA Title First: Lakers or Celtics?

With 33 championships between them, the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are without a doubt the cream of the NBA crop. But after decades of consistent dominance, both franchises have fallen on hard times. How hard, you ask? Last season saw the Lakers and Celtics miss the playoffs in the same year for just the second time ever. Show More Summary

Beck/Bucher: Do the Bulls Need Derrick Rose to Change His Game to Win a Title?

Derrick Rose will make his return to the Chicago Bulls this year with high hopes of capturing an NBA title. Does Rose need to adjust his style of play for the Bulls to go all the way? Howard Beck and Ric Bucher debate what the young point guard needs to do in the video above. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Diagnosing Boston Celtics' Remaining Roster Flaws

General manager Danny Ainge has spent much of this summer doctoring the Boston Celtics roster. While some moves he had hoped to make fell through, there have been some changes. Unfortunately, the depth chart has a few flaws that must...Show More Summary

NBA Training Camp 2014: Notable Positional Battles to Keep an Eye On

As players jockey for minutes and roles, some of the NBA's most contentious position battles at training camp will influence how much the competitors' teams achieve in 2014-15. The Association may be as star-driven as ever, but we're...Show More Summary

The Most Underappreciated Player on Every NBA Team

In a league as star-driven as the NBA, there tend to be a handful of players that fall through the mainstream media's cracks. They could be the guys that are overshadowed by flashier teammates, or players that simply don't draw thatShow More Summary

Leandro Barbosa to Warriors: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction

At 31, Leandro Barbosa may not be the player he once was, but the Golden State Warriors saw a value in bringing him off the bench and adding depth to the squad this season. ESPN.com's Marc Stein first reported the details and added another...Show More Summary

Byron Scott Seeks Return to Traditional Principles

After experiencing decreasing returns in recent years, the Los Angeles Lakers seem to be making a concerted effort to rebrand themselves. But not in some modernistic, forward-thinking way. Instead, it’s a return to bedrock principles. Byron...Show More Summary

Predicting the Most Improved NBA Teams for the Upcoming Season

The offseason has a funny way of establishing hope in even the most moribund NBA franchises. It's the time of year when "the roster looks great on paper!" becomes an operative phrase. It's when best-case scenarios reign supreme and when most teams seem to have an easy route to a playoff spot or a 50-win season. Show More Summary

Predicting the Roles and Impact of Each Detroit Pistons Newcomer This Season

This offseason the Detroit Pistons brought in six new players to fill a variety of roles, from starters to end-of-the-bench types. New coach and team president Stan Van Gundy was aggressive in the free-agent market, finding players to address their biggest weakness in 2013-14: perimeter shooting. Show More Summary

Breaking Down the Lakers' Best and Worst Fits in Byron Scott's System

New Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott has already made it clear how he will run his team. First and foremost comes a fundamental defensive identity and toughness. " Defensive philosophy has to be constant", Scott told Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell. Show More Summary

Predicting Kyrie Irving's Production as Cleveland Cavs' Third Wheel

No NBA player has had a better offseason than Kyrie Irving, whose role with the Cleveland Cavaliers has (thankfully) changed tremendously over the past few months. Irving will be taking a backseat to LeBron James and Kevin Love on the...Show More Summary

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