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2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

2003 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

It was a magnificent draft and, except for Darko Milicic, the general managers with the top picks got it pretty right. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...
13 hours ago

Would a deep run save Clippers core players?

USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick discusses the lingering topic of whether the Clippers core players will stay intact after this season.
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NBA playoffs: The best pictures of Saturday's games

NBA playoffs: The best pictures of Saturday's games

Apr 22, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) dunks during the third quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks in game four of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Apr 22, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) blocks the shot of Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) during the first quarter in game four of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY...
Apr 22, 2017

Free agent look: Milos Teodosic

Serbian guard Milos Teodosic has been The Man in Europe for many years. Time to give him a try stateside?
Apr 22, 2017
Trending stories: Kyle Lowry, Giannis Antetokounmpo and more

Trending stories: Kyle Lowry, Giannis Antetokounmpo and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Rockets’ Sam Dekker to have hand examined Monday – via chron.com April 21 09:23 PM OKLAHOMA CITY – Rockets forward Sam Dekker will have his left hand examined on Monday, three weeks since his surgery to repair a fracture, in hopes that he will have a better idea about a timetable to return. Shares Woj Report: Rajon Rondo’s return to relevancy – via sports.yahoo.com April 21 05:20 PM The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski details Rajon Rondo’s stunning turnaround and...
Apr 22, 2017
NBA playoffs: The best pictures of Friday's games

NBA playoffs: The best pictures of Friday's games

Apr 21, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Cristiano Felicio (6) dunks the ball on Boston Celtics forward Gerald Green (30) during the second quarter of the game in game three of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports Apr 21, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler (21) is defended by Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) and guard Avery Bradley (0) during the first quarter in game three of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Caylor...
Apr 21, 2017

Free agent look: Nerlens Noel

In Nerlens Noel, a team can find a quality starting big man for many years to come. But that’s just the best-case scenario.
Apr 21, 2017
Trending stories: Craig Hodges, Knicks' chaos, Pau Gasol and more

Trending stories: Craig Hodges, Knicks' chaos, Pau Gasol and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Craig Hodges: ‘Jordan didn’t speak out because he didn’t know what to say’ – via theguardian.com April 20 11:36 AM He was one of the NBA’s finest sharpshooters and a two-time champion alongside Michael Jordan, but was run out of the league for his outspoken views. A quarter of a century on, Craig Hodges is still fighting the good fight Shares 5-on-5: Can Knicks tame chaos, trade Melo and start winning again? – via espn.com April 20 12:12 PM Can the Knicks win...
Apr 21, 2017

Giannis Antetokounmpo blocked a shot with his elbow Thursday night

There may not be another player with Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s combination of length and athleticism in the NBA these days. There was yet another proof Thursday night in the game vs. Toronto with this elbow block. That actually happened.
Apr 20, 2017
2004 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

2004 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

No. 1 pick Dwight Howard was the lone superstar of a draft that will not be remembered for its...
Apr 20, 2017

10 things you may not know about CJ McCollum

1. He was an editor at Lehigh’s student newspaper. 2. Due to injury, he only played 12 games in his senior season in college 3. His brother Errick once scored 82 points in a Chinese League game 4. He led the NBA in miles run during games in 2015-16. Leading the league in that department again this season. 5. He was very critical of D’Angelo Russell in the aftermatch of his Snapchat snafu. 6. He’s a big fan of Zach Lowe‘s writing. 7. He thinks Avery Bradley is the top perimeter defender in the NBA. 8. He had a cameo on ‘Portlandia’. 9. He accused the Warriors of setting a lot of...
Apr 20, 2017
These were the best and worst contracts in the NBA this season

These were the best and worst contracts in the NBA this season

Productive young players on rookie deals are often the biggest bargains in the NBA. This year was no exception. Denver’s Nikola Jokic and Utah’s Rudy Gobert, who are outside the league’s Top 300 salary-wise, were among the NBA’s best players in the 2016-17 regular season any way you look at it. If you take into account Win Shares, which is an estimate of the numbers of wins contributed by a player, they were both in the NBA’s Top 20. Each Jokic Win Share cost a mere $141,510. Rudy Gobert’s? Just $148,341. Those were the lowest Salary/Win Share ratios in the league this season...
Apr 20, 2017
Trending stories: Steve Kerr, Mamba League, David Fizdale and more

Trending stories: Steve Kerr, Mamba League, David Fizdale and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Steve Kerr Is the King of Cool: Drama x Joy x Defeat = Destiny on Repeat – via bleacherreport.com April 19 03:15 PM Looking back at the miraculous life of the Warriors coach reveals the truth about “dramatic saga” and revenge after his team’s 3-1 Finals collapse—a B/R Mag exclusive Shares Nerves put aside, Anderson off to a solid start in the playoffs – via expressnews.com April 19 08:18 AM Nerves put aside, Anderson off to a solid start in the playoffs With...
Apr 20, 2017
NBA playoffs: The best pictures of Wednesday's games

NBA playoffs: The best pictures of Wednesday's games

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) dunks against the Atlanta Hawks during the Game two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in Washington, DC on April 19, 2017. (Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via ) WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards puts up a shot between Tim Hardaway Jr. #10 and Taurean Prince #12 of the Atlanta Hawks in the first half of Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User...
Apr 19, 2017

11 things you may not know about Goran Dragic

1. His father is a driving instructor. 2. He’s one of only three European guards to make an All-NBA Team The others are Drazen Petrovic and Tony Parker. 3. He speaks four languages: Slovenian, Serbian, English and Spanish. 4. He’s one of only two point guards to average 20 ppg while shooting 50 percent from the field and 40 percent from three in a season Stephen Curry is the other one. 5. He has averaged only 4.8 assists per game in his NBA career. 6. He doesn’t get along well with fellow Slovenian Sasha Vujacic. 7. There’s a rap song about him. 8. He had a great relationship with...