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Iman Shumpert Shakes Paul Pierce to the Floor (VIDEO)

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Good morning, the NBA playoffs are here

Get ready, the postseason has arrived. SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER Get news, links and Ziller's #hottakes in your inbox every weekday morning. Email Good morning. Let's playoff basketball. TODAY: Four games on the docket. The links...Show More Summary

2014 NBA Playoff Bracket: Full Round 1 Schedule and Top Matchups to Watch

The dream to become this year's NBA champions lives on for 16 teams. Upon the conclusion of the regular season, each team is now locked into a seed and Round 1 playoff matchups are set. As it turns out, there are plenty of enticing series set to take place early in the postseason. Show More Summary

Young College Basketball Teams That Will Be Dominant in 2014-15 Season

Youth will once again be served in college basketball next year. While three of the four teams to make the 2014 Final Four had rosters full of upperclassmen, it was the younger players that dominated all our interest for much of the 2013-14 season. Show More Summary

B/R NBA 200: Series Ranks the NBA's Best Players in 2013-14 Season

LeBron James and Kevin Durant have stolen the 2013-14 NBA season, outpacing everyone else in the league by a rather significant margin. But not even the MVP award will answer a simple question: Which player has been the absolute best in the league? It's time for the ultimate ranking of the Association's best and brightest: the B/R NBA 200. Show More Summary

4 Toronto Raptors Weaknesses to Exploit in the NBA Playoffs

The Toronto Raptors are one of the 2013-14 regular season's most surprising playoff teams. In early December, they traded their best player, Rudy Gay, and almost immediately turned around five straight years of losing. They're stockShow More Summary

Why Chris Kaman Will Be a Steal in 2014 Free-Agency Market

Chris Kaman still has something left in the tank. The question is, who’s going to pay for it and how much? The big man with the soft shooting touch played just 39 games this season for the Los Angeles Lakers. And despite being in and...Show More Summary

Final Regular-Season Grades for Every LA Lakers Player

Collectively, the Los Angeles Lakers produced their worst season in franchise history. Individually, the players all get passing grades accompanied by a cloudy future. These guys played hard and passionately for most of a very long, frustrating, unfortunate season in which they set a franchise record for futility. Show More Summary

Michigan State Basketball Recruiting: Wish List for Class of 2015 Prospects

Michigan State's potential recruitment class of 2015 is high-powered. Led by household names Montaque Gill-Caesar and Eric Davis, this list has multiple, if not several, players who will contribute immediately and emphatically upon their...Show More Summary

Final Regular-Season Grades for Every Cleveland Cavaliers Player

The 2013-14 Cleveland Cavaliers finished an adventurous season on a high note, knocking off the Brooklyn Nets by 29 points. Of course, a 33-49 final record wasn't exactly a melodic tune for the Cavs, but it's time for the class to receive...Show More Summary

Final Regular-Season Grades for Every Washington Wizards Player

After months of talking, predicting and debating over if the Washington Wizards would make the playoffs or not this season, the time is finally here. The Wizards have pleased their fans and themselves by making the playoffs for the first...Show More Summary

Sixers were successful at losing this season

Billions of dollars couldn’t completely console Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris this season. Being the potential heirs of a franchise that matched an NBA-record losing streak comes with a few hardships as well not usually found in the luxury suites. “When we lose, even in New York, kids come up to my family’s kids and say, “Hey, [...]

Building the Ideal Playoff Rotation for Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies will need a stellar playoff rotation in order to possibly advance, and we will give it to them. Memphis will face the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round, and the Grizzlies will have to play to their identity for a chance to beat them. Show More Summary

Interview List for New York Knicks' Next Head Coach

When Phil Jackson looks to hire a new head coach of the New York Knicks, he'll need to pursue candidates who can establish a strong team culture. That was one of Jackson's greatest accomplishments with both the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, and it was a key to his 11 championships as a coach. Show More Summary

Cliff Alexander Proves His Vast Potential at Jordan Brand Classic Game

Jahlil Okafor may have led his East team to a defense-optional 158-147 victory in the Jordan Brand Classic game in Brooklyn, N.Y., Friday, but he wasn ’t the only big man who impressed during the all-star contest. Kansas commit Cliff...Show More Summary

What the OKC Thunder Needs from Russell Westbrook During NBA Playoffs

Even the best superheroes need a sidekick. For Kevin Durant, that man is Russell Westbrook. Westbrook missed 36 games this season after a series of right-knee injuries sidelined him for much of the year. But now, he's finally getting...Show More Summary

Post Players Shine in 2014 Jordan Brand Classic: Is Year of the Big Man Coming?

NEW YORK — With Joel Embiid sitting courtside on Friday night at the Barclays Center, the next wave of big men about to invade college basketball were the talk of the Jordan Brand Classic. It has been a long time since the bigs have dominated this game. Show More Summary

Grizzlies' Calathes suspended for violating drug policy

Nick Calathes of the Memphis Grizzlies has been suspended without pay for 20 games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program by testing positive for tamoxifen, it was announced Friday by the NBA. Calathes' suspension will begin with Saturday's game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Utah Jazz Refute Reports of Coach Tyrone Corbin's Imminent Dismissal

If the New York Daily News' Mitch Lawrence's initial report that the Utah Jazz were "ready to pull the plug on Tyrone Corbin" is correct, the organization seems to be the last to know about it. Per the Deseret News' Jody Genessy, Jazz president Randy Rigby said Lawrence's claim is "not accurate": That may come as a relief to Corbin. Show More Summary

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