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Kobe Bryant Poised to Be Least Valuable Scoring Champion in NBA History

Don't make the mistake of thinking scoring is everything that matters in the NBA. Sure, teams win by putting up more points than the opposition, but determining value on the basis of points per game alone is a recipe for disaster. Efficiency...Show More Summary

Wesley Johnson Posterizes Nuggets' Danilo Gallinari, Lakers Bench Loses It

This play could not have worked out any worse for the Denver Nuggets' Danilo Gallinari. Not only did he commit a foul on the play, but Gallinari wound up getting posterized by Los Angeles Lakers forward Wesley Johnson. On a play like this, make sure the dunker can't throw it down or get out of the way. Show More Summary

Potential Triangle Reinforcements NY Knicks Can Target Via Trade This Season

Much has been made of the New York Knicks' rebuilding model under Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher, particularly how the heavy lifting can't be done until the summer, when the contracts of Amar'e Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani finally come...Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Jeff Green, Brandon Bass and More

We're roughly 14 games into the new NBA season, and we have a pretty good idea which teams are good and which are bad. Some of the gutter-dwellers, such as the 0-13 Philadelphia 76ers, were expected. Others, like the 3-12 Oklahoma City Thunder, came as quite a surprise. Show More Summary

Bucher Buzz: Why Jason Kidd Refuses to Play His Young Stars Big Minutes

The Milwaukee Bucks are a young team, and head coach Jason Kidd knows this. Having Jabari Parker and youngsters Brandon Knight and Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kidd has more than enough youth he can go to in his rotation. However, he has opted...Show More Summary

Steve Nash's Absence May Irk Lakers Fans Now, but May Leave Them Smiling Later

LOS ANGELES – It's July 2016, and a smiling, comfortable and confident Kevin Durant appears at his introductory news conference. He holds up the purple-and-gold No. 35 jersey that he says would be an absolute honor someday to fall into the illustrious line of retired numbers after No. Show More Summary

Is David Blatt Making Huge Mistake with Cleveland Cavaliers' Rotation?

The Cleveland Cavaliers have begun the 2014-15 campaign just 5-7 overall, prompting questions about head coach David Blatt 's adjustment to the NBA game. Blatt, a Boston-area native, has spent the past 30 years overseas as a player and coach. Show More Summary

Strangest Stats from the Young 2014-15 NBA Season

Let's get weird...with NBA numbers. Small samples beget statistical oddities, and the 2014-15 campaign, not yet at the quarter pole, is rife with surprising and downright unusual digits. This isn't just an exercise in the peculiar, though;...Show More Summary

Byron Scott Facing New Reality of Coaching Los Angeles Lakers

With another dreadful season underway, Byron Scott is getting a taste of what it’s like to helm the sinking ship known as today’s Los Angeles Lakers. The longtime NBA operative has had his successes—two NBA Finals appearances with the...Show More Summary

Memphis Grizzlies' Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for December

For those wondering if the Memphis Grizzlies can prolong their run as one of the Western Conference's top teams after a hot start, December will provide some clarity. The Grizzlies will face a tougher slate that month, testing their mettle for contention. The end of the calendar year brings a series of games against the NBA's most serious teams. Show More Summary

J.J. Barea's Return to Dallas Is Just What Mavericks Needed

Sometimes, good things come in small packages. That has certainly been the case with J.J. Barea, who has made a triumphant return to the Dallas Mavericks. The 2013-14 season wasn't pretty for the 6'0" point guard. Barea, 30, saw his minutes dwindle down with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Show More Summary

How Much Will Pelicans' Playoff Fate Affect Anthony Davis' MVP Bid?

If the NBA season ended right now, Anthony Davis would be your 2014-15 MVP in a landslide. The third-year phenom is dominating every facet of the game for the New Orleans Pelicans. He’s averaging 26.3 points (second-most in the league), 11.4 rebounds (sixth), 3.5 blocks (first) and 2.2 steals (third). But the 82-game marathon is far from over. Show More Summary

Kevin Garnett's Quiet Bounceback Will Cap Career You Couldn't Ignore

Who said NBA players can't contribute in their 20th season? Whoever you are, don't let Kevin Garnett know how you feel. Garnett is averaging 7.3 points and 8.3 rebounds in only 23.8 minutes per game during his second season with the Brooklyn Nets, and his playing time is up a tick from last year. He's playing better defense. Show More Summary

Los Angeles Clippers Looking Like Title Pretenders, and Sunday NBA Takeaways

The focus of the Memphis Grizzlies' 107-91 mauling of the visiting Los Angeles Clippers would normally be on the victor. But the Grizzlies' dominant win didn't teach us anything new about the team that has been tearing up the Western Conference for the first month of the season. Show More Summary

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Boston Celtics 11/23/14: Video Highlights and Recap

Owners of a league-high six-game winning streak, the Portland Trail Blazers headed east as they looked to make it seven straight against the Boston Celtics. The Celtics were looking to turn things around, having lost seven of their last 10 contests. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat 11/23/14: Video Highlights and Recap

Having lost four straight contests and seven of their last 10, the Charlotte Hornets looked to turn the tide against the Miami Heat on Sunday. The Heat also entered the matchup in a bit of a slump, looking to find their identity in the wake of LeBron James' departure from South Beach. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies 11/23/14: Video Highlights and Recap

A potential Western Conference playoff matchup took place on Sunday as the conference-leading Memphis Grizzlies took on the Los Angeles Clippers. The Grizzlies looked to continue their red-hot start against a Clippers group that has yet to truly find its stride at 7-4 on the campaign. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder 11/23/14: Video Highlights, Recap

At the beginning of the season, a matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder would have been a mouth-watering prospect. Without Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, the Thunder have lost five straight games and entered Sunday at the bottom of the Western Conference. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott Proving They're Too Good Not to Play

Chicago Bulls rookies Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott have shown over the past few weeks that they deserve to be part of the rotation. Head coach Tom Thibodeau has shown that rookies can play in his team. Granted these two are theShow More Summary

Grizzlies' Tony Allen Channels His Inner Rajon Rondo with Behind-the-Back Move

The Memphis Grizzlies faced the Boston Celtics on Friday night, and it looks like a Memphis player took some notes on Boston's point guard, Rajon Rondo. In the second quarter of Sunday's game against the visiting Los Angeles Clippers,...Show More Summary

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