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Marcus Smart is an advanced stats favorite, so let's torch another straw man

Another casualty in the battle over stats that doesn't actually exist. The 2014 NBA Draft is as good a place as any to stage a ritual torching of straw men in the everlasting, never-useful, not-actually-real war between eyeballs and numbers. Show More Summary

Mavericks set to acquire Tyson Chandler in trade with Knicks, per report

Tyson Chandler is going back to Dallas. The Dallas Mavericks are on the verge of bringing back Tyson Chandler, the starting center from their 2011 championship team. The Mavericks are working out a deal for Chandler that would send Samuel Dalembert, Jose Calderon and Shane Larkin  to the New York Knicks, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. We'll have more as this story develops.

Kyle Anderson is the most unique player in the NBA Draft

The UCLA product is tall, big and slow. He looks nothing like a point guard, and doesn't even see himself as one. Maybe that's because he's just as basketball player. The day before Selection Sunday, UCLA and Arizona played one of the best games of the college basketball season late into a Saturday night in Las Vegas. Show More Summary

Here's where NBA stars are most likely to be drafted

Where are you most likely to find a superstar talent in the draft? Are they always drafted in the top five, or is there reason for teams picking later to have hope. If you want a draft a future All-NBA player -- that is, one of the top...Show More Summary

Tim Duncan opts in for final year of contract with Spurs

The Spurs' cornerstone will play out the final year of his current contract for $10.3 million instead of hitting the open market or working out a longer-term extension. Tim Duncan has elected to opt in for the final year of his contract...Show More Summary

Owner indicates Bucks will not draft Joel Embiid

If the Cavaliers don't take Joel Embiid, it appears the big man will fall to at least No. 3. New Bucks owner Marc Lasry apparently showed his team's hand Monday morning while speaking to the Milwaukee Press Club. Lasry indicated that the Bucks, who have the No. Show More Summary

Klay Thompson is not a franchise player

Is the Golden State Warriors' shooting guard good enough to be the centerpiece in an offer for Kevin Love? We don't think so. Klay Thompson can't catch a break. In Thompson, the Warriors possess one of the best off guards in the NBA, one of the best shooters in the league and a player with one of the prettiest-looking shots in the NBA. Show More Summary

Joel Embiid's Cavs physical probably didn't have red flags

There were some whispers that Embiid's Cavs workout didn't go well, but most reports were glowing. Potential No. 1 pick Joel Embiid worked out for the Cleveland Cavaliers last week, and some alarm bells went off when Tony Rizzo of ESPN Cleveland reported the workout didn't go well. Show More Summary

Dwyane Wade's decline is the Heat's biggest problem

Dwyane Wade's fall from grace, which culminated in a paltry performance in the NBA Finals, has put the Miami Heat in a tough spot. The best person to get the Heat out of it is Wade himself. Dwyane Wade is one of the five greatest shooting guards in NBA history. Show More Summary

Carmelo Anthony favoring leaving Knicks for Bulls or Rockets

The Knicks star wants to win now, and he doesn't think he can do it in New York. .m-sbnation-2014-nba-playoff-coverage { display: block; width: 100%;fnhl } .m-sbnation-2014-nba-playoff-coverage img { max-width: 100%; } The Houston Rockets...Show More Summary

Mikhail Prokhorov is considering selling Nets

With the value of NBA franchises rising dramatically, Prokhorov is reportedly open to the idea of selling the Nets. Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is listening to offers for the franchise, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Show More Summary

The meme-ing of LeBron James

Come on. Let's not do this. .m-sbnation-2014-nba-playoff-coverage { display: block; width: 100%;fnhl } .m-sbnation-2014-nba-playoff-coverage img { max-width: 100%; } The good news is that we are watching the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. Show More Summary

The big Gary Harris scouting report: The 3-and-D prototype

The former Michigan State shooting guard can shoot threes and play defense, so he's exactly the kind of player NBA teams crave. But just how high is his ceiling? Two-way basketball players are hard to find. A lot of guys can shoot. A lot of guys can play defense. Show More Summary

NBA Finals Game 4 highlights, score and reaction: San Antonio is one win away

Just when we thought things couldn't get any worse for the Heat, they did. San Antonio followed up its dominating Game 3 win with an even better performance in Game 4, sending the two-time defending champions to the brink of elimination. Continue reading…

NBA Finals Game 3 highlights, score and reaction: The Spurs shoot the lights out

San Antonio stormed out of the gates in Game 3, hitting 19 of its first 21 shots to take a big lead. Then, it held off a Miami run to win going away. Kawhi Leonard's 29 points led the way. Continue reading…

How the lockout led to Derek Fisher being overpaid

There are fewer ways for spendthrift owners to burn cash these days. Unproven coaches is one. Back in 2004, Derek Fisher signed a six-year, $37 million contract with the Warriors. This was one of a number of bad deals Golden State made before its mini-resurgence with Baron Davis and Stephen Jackson. Show More Summary

Good morning, the NBA coaching game stays crazy

That and much, much more in Tuesday's newsletter. SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER Get news, links and Ziller's #hottakes in your inbox every weekday morning. Email Good morning. Let's basketball. FINALS! Game 3 is at 9 p.m. ET on ABC....Show More Summary

LeBron James responds with a giant middle finger for the critics

After two days of criticism and cheap shots, LeBron James provided the perfect response in Game 2, right down to the pass that helped Miami tie the series. SAN ANTONIO -- If you were going to craft a perfect response for LeBron James based on the last 48 hours, it would look a lot like Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Show More Summary

Good morning, LeBron James got crazy hot again

That and much more in Monday's NBA newsletter. SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER Get news, links and Ziller's #hottakes in your inbox every weekday morning. Email Good morning. Let's basketball. CRAMP UP FOR WHAT: LeBron James is the best...Show More Summary

Good morning, the NBA Finals are almost here

We have lots of excellent links for you this fine Wednesday morning. Good morning. Let's basketball. GOOD NIGHT, SWEET BASKETBALL: In the season finale of NBA Y2K, Jon Bois kills basketball. Rest in peace. ATL SHAWTY: Meet the man behind...Show More Summary

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