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NBA scores 2016: Maybe the Bulls can figure this out after all

On Thursday, we saw how Chicago can make their “three alphas” work. Now the question is whether it’s repeatable. The Chicago Bulls jersey still sits on Dwyane Wade a little strange to the eye, like even it knows everyone expected him to be a Miami lifer while it rests on his shoulders. Show More Summary

Anthony Davis reminded us why he’s still the NBA’s next sensation

Now someone please find him some teammates. Anthony Davis has a game-high 40 points so far tonight! Some highlights#Pelicans pic.twitter.com/0ZJt6TcN14 — New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) October 27, 2016 Anthony Davis was the Next Big Thing in the NBA entering last season. Show More Summary

Andre Iguodala’s flop looked like he got attacked by a ghost

Yeah, no one is buying that, Andre. The NBA season isn’t even a full day old and we already have a very strong contender for the flop of the year. Andre Iguodala shot up to the top of the flop leaderboard on Tuesday, putting a little...Show More Summary

The 21 players who could win NBA MVP this season

With the Warriors stars stealing votes from each other, the NBA MVP race is wide open this year. Let’s break it down. Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Warriors had an immense number of effects on the NBA. One of them is that Stephen Curry is now less likely to threepeat as the league’s MVP. Show More Summary

We previewed all 30 NBA teams with the fans who know them best

Every NBA team got its own podcast preview with writers from all 30 SB Nation communities. Listen to them all here. Over the last few months, the Limited Upside podcast has been previewing all 30 NBA teams in preparation for the 2016-17 NBA season. Show More Summary

The NBA is coming to save you from terrible NFL games

Good morning. We have that and more in Monday's NBA newsletter. Good morning! Tom's off this week, so you're stuck with me again. Let's basketball! WE'RE DOOMED: Friday's final Blazers-Warriors preseason game was an up-and-down, tight affair... Show More Summary

Kevin Durant got swarmed after Kanye gave him a shout out

Kevin Durant in mosh pit at Kanye West concert in Oakland. pic.twitter.com/OALWE52g80 — Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) October 24, 2016 Kevin Durant is enjoying his precious, fleeting time before having to get back to work. On Sunday...Show More Summary

The Trail Blazers aren't mad about Draymond Green's kicking, they're just disappointed

Thought we talked about this, guys. pic.twitter.com/uN3fKqowW1 — Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) October 22, 2016 You know the NBA season is coming closer when teams get their incredible Twitter accounts spinning and start spitting out gems. Show More Summary

A young Celtics fan roasted Joakim Noah over the way he shoots the ball

It’s no secret that Joakim Noah has, to put it kindly, one of the weirdest shooting forms in the NBA. I’m sure it’s been brought up to him many, many, many, many times in his career, from college to the pros. But I don’t think we’ve ever seen him get roasted by a fan over it, which is what happened during Wednesday’s Knicks-Celtics preseason game. Show More Summary

What will motivate LeBron James and the Cavaliers now?

The Cavaliers got their title. They should coast in the East. So how do they keep their antennas up until June? The defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers have a unique problem on their hands. They have their title already and they should coast to the Finals in a weak East. Show More Summary

NBA players and actual rappers are endorsing Damian Lillard's debut album

Dame even got Lil Wayne and Juvenile features! To quote the great Pusha T, Damian Lillard is quickly becoming a “legend in two games” like he’s Pee-Wee Kirkland. In addition to Lillard’s stellar NBA career, which includes winning Rookie...Show More Summary

Boris Diaw introduced Utah to the magic of coffee

Good morning. We have that and more in Friday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. SPARK IT UP: The L.A. Sparks won a helluva Game 5 against the Minnesota Lynx to claim the WNBA title. Nneka Owgumike, the league's MVP, hit the game-winning shot while falling down with three seconds left. Show More Summary

Raptors fans just want a little of your respect

The Raptors had a historic 2015-16 season and should be right back in the mix again. So why do many dismiss them? The Toronto Raptors won 56 games last year and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals. It was by far the best season in franchise history. Show More Summary

James Harden could put up historic numbers in Mike D’Antoni’s system

Why this is a match made in heaven for both player and coach. James Harden became a divisive figure in the NBA last season. His numbers remained superlative, but his defense was lacking and the Rockets had a disappointing year. ThatShow More Summary

Jason Kidd traded the next Jason Kidd to the Bulls

Good morning. We have that and more in Monday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let’s basketball. WE HAVE A TRADE! The Bulls traded Tony Snell to Milwaukee for Michael Carter-Williams. What a fall from grace for both the former Rookie of the Year and the former braid-wearing friend of Kawhi. Show More Summary

Candace Parker is 1 win from proving everyone wrong

The star has been overlooked all season long. It’s been a year of disrespect for Candace Parker, starting with an unexpected cut from the Team USA’s Olympic roster. She served a key role in the team’s gold medal wins in Beijing and London,...Show More Summary

Cavaliers, J.R. Smith finally agree on 4-year, $57 million contract

After a long negotiation, Smith will be back with the Cavaliers for the 2016-17 season. J.R. Smith is finally going back to the Cavaliers. Smith has agreed to a four-year, $57 million deal to return to the Cavs as they attempt to defend...Show More Summary

Draymond Green responds to Paul Pierce's criticism of Kevin Durant: 'No one cares what you did'

Pierce is the latest player to question Durant's competitiveness. Kevin Durant's decision to leave the Thunder to join the Warriors was obviously going to get some blow back. NBA players didn’t hide their surprise when Durant announced his choice. Show More Summary

The Kevin Durant-Russell Westbrook doomsday clock ticks closer to midnight

Good morning. We have that and more in Friday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let’s basketball. GET YOU A MAN WHO CAN DO BOTH: Joel Embiid muscles around Marcin Gortat for an emphatic putback. Joel Embiid locks up John Wall on the perimeter. SNIP SNIP: I wrote a cord-cutters’ guide to watching the NBA legally. Show More Summary

There’s no excuse if the Wizards miss the playoffs again

If they do, it might be time to push the reset button. Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller are previewing all 30 teams via conversation. Next up: the Washington Wizards. Find all of the Flanns and Zillz previews here. ZILLER: John Wall is, to me, the most likely candidate to become a full-blown superstar this season. Show More Summary

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