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Trying to make sense of a weird NBA trade deadline

In this week's podcast, we look at the carnage the 2015 trade deadline created and try to figure out whether any team is significantly better. Hi everyone. We've been recording a new NBA podcast for a while now and have finally decided to bring it over to SB Nation's NBA page after eight episodes. Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook should be in the MVP discussion

Yes, he's missed games. Yes, he's played with Kevin Durant. But the Oklahoma City Thunder guard is doing enough to at least earn consideration for the NBA's biggest individual award. The race for MVP has become clear. Stephen Curry is the popular pick for the streaking Warriors. Show More Summary

The Rockets broke the Timberwolves' ankles on Twitter

#SASS. The Rockets defeated the Timberwolves on Monday night, but while the on-court action was still underway, the action on Twitter was just beginning to heat up: After 3, Rockets lead Timberwolves 84-75. Ricky Rubio may be dead. Harden:...Show More Summary

James Harden stays atop MVP race, but here comes Russell Westbrook

The Houston Rockets stays at No. 1, but his former Oklahoma City Thunder running mate is charging up the list. The extended All-Star break meant an extended break for the MVP rankings, but now they return with a vengeance. The last time we met, James Harden and Anthony Davis were neck-and-neck for the top spot. Show More Summary

Who will actually win each NBA award?

We project how voters will decide the MVP, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year and more once the season ends. Will there be any surprise picks? The trade deadline is gone and the All-Star Game is a cold, distant memory. As the NBAShow More Summary

NBA Scores 2015: The Pelicans never quit and 3 other things we learned

The Raptors' late collapse allowed the Pelicans to get a valuable win that keeps their playoff chances alive and the rest of the NBA action from Monday. The New Orleans Pelicans have nothing but must-win games from here on out if they want to make the playoffs. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant could not be less amused by his teammates' happy post-victory interview

The Lakers had a super-excited post-win interview after beating the Celtics in OT Sunday night! Kobe COULD NOT CARE LESS Kobe was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel tonight, and Kimmel showed Kobe the silly post-game interview the Lakers conducted...Show More Summary

Chris Paul feeds DeAndre Jordan an alley-oop off the glass, intentionally or not

Did Chris Paul mean to play this off the glass to DeAndre Jordan? Did Kosta Koufos get a piece of it? It's tough to say, but at this point CP3 deserves the benefit of the doubt.

James Harden turned Ricky Rubio's legs to Silly Putty, then drilled a 3

This killer stepback made Ricky Rubio crumble into a heap. The phrase "breaking ankles" is used too often when it comes to somebody getting crossed up. It's pretty clear Ricky Rubio's ankles don't break here. It's more like the entire...Show More Summary

Jimmy Butler makes a Superman block against the Bucks

The Bulls' All-Star wing is doing it all this year. In a game where Derrick Rose is 1-for-12, Butler's defensive contributions are keeping Chicago comfortably ahead of the Bucks.

Rudy Gobert casually swats Tim Duncan's shot into the stands

Rudy Gobert has been a highlight machine lately, but there's still something special about rejecting Tim Duncan like this. There haven't been many guys with the physical capabilities of Gobert since Duncan entered the league in 1997...

76ers' Isaiah Canaan redefines the phrase 'catch-and-shoot' on wild shot

We don't even care if he called glass. This is awesome. The most broken play imaginable worked out. Hollis Thompson needed to jump and realized he couldn't land with it, so he threw it in mid-air to Isaiah Canaan. He realized he couldn't catch it, and just knocked it into the air. Show More Summary

Kevin Garnett is already terrifying his new teammates

Happens to everyone, Zach LaVine. Kevin Garnett won't make his homecoming debut in Minnesota until Wednesday, but he's already making an impact in the locker room. "As 1 of our vets told our young guys, 'When KG walks in the locker room,...Show More Summary

JaVale McGee wants to be a mentor for the 76ers

He was traded to Philadelphia last week. Nobody was sure if the Philadelphia 76ers expected any on-court impact from JaVale McGee when they traded for him right at last Thursday's trade deadline, but maybe the two sides are perfect for...Show More Summary

NBA power rankings: Cavaliers break into the top 5

LeBron James and the Cavaliers are on a clear upward trajectory while teams around them stumbled. 1. Golden State Warriors (43-10, Last week: 1) The Warriors dropped one to the Indiana Pacers, but it's not easy adjusting to life without your point guard who just so happens to be a Most Valuable Player candidate. Show More Summary

Gilbert Arenas made 0 the coolest jersey number in the NBA

The former Wizards star may have faded into obscurity, but one key piece of his legacy remains: the number zero. Here is a complete list of notable NBA players who wore zero for all or most of their careers beginning before 2002, per Basketball-Reference: Olden Polynice, Walter McCarty and Orlando Woolridge. Show More Summary

NBA Scores 2015: Never count out the Grizzlies and 3 other things we learned Sunday

No lead is safe against the Memphis Grizzlies, plus three other things we learned Sunday. The Portland Trail Blazers needed a win over the Memphis Grizzlies. They had lost the first two meetings against the Grizzlies this season and a win over a Western Conference power would bode well for a team that had lost 10 of 16 games. Show More Summary

Good morning. The Cavaliers may or may not have chemistry.

That and more in Monday's long NBA newsletter. SUBSCRIBE! Good morning. Let's basketball. NOTHING REALLY CHANGED: Paul Flannery goes deep on the lessons of the wild trade deadline but argues that despite the volume of moves nothing actually changed this season in a way that truly matters. Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook was completely ridiculous again

Make it three straight double-doubles for Russell Westbrook. The Oklahoma City Thunder were without Kevin Durant for the second straight night and for the second straight night Durant's absence was no problem thanks to Russell Westbrook. Show More Summary

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