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Let us wade through our yearly ridiculous exercise of analyzing a draft class not only before they play a single game, but also before their new teams have established an identity through free agency. We must. This draft is harder to grade quickly for a few reasons. This was not...
Analyzing all 30 picks in the first round of the NBA Draft: 1. Minnesota Timberwolves - Karl-Anthony Towns (F, Kentucky) Analysis: Towns was a big part of a well-oiled machine in Lexington this season for a team that nearly completed an undefeated campaign. But it was hard to...
(Clockwise from bottom L) D'Angelo Russell (holding Pacers hat), Justise Winsley, Jahlil Okafor, Karl-Anthony Towns. NBA Draft night is Thursday and, as always, several intriguing storylines abound as the lives of young men change forever. First, however, seems to provide little...
As the final seconds ticked off and the Warriors began bouncing in celebration on their bench, Stephen Curry looked up and saw LeBron James coming at him. James could do nothing more. He extended a conceding hand and congratulations. Moments later, Curry was hoisting a trophy in...
The Lance Stephenson experiment is over in Charlotte. The Hornets gave up on the struggling guard Monday, trading him to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for center Spencer Hawes and forward Matt Barnes. The Hornets gave Stephenson a three-year, $27 million contract last...
Stephen Curry came off a screen, dribbled behind his back and crossed over Matthew Dellavedova . He stepped back and swished a 3-pointer, then pounded his chest and pointed to the roof, seemingly controlling the sellout crowd of 19,596 on his fingertips. One more win and the MVP...
The fact that the Golden State Warriors haven't lost three consecutive games the entire regular season and postseason is a testament to the impressive job Steve Kerr has done coaching this team. On Thursday, in Golden State's 103-82 series-tying victory, Kerr earned his paycheck...
LeBron James had another huge night for Cleveland in Game 3. After a night when LeBron James scored 40 points, pulled down 12 rebounds, handed out eight assists and had four steals, Quicken Loans Arena was frantic, yet not for the hometown king. James came back to save Cleveland...
The final buzzer sounded, and LeBron James wasn't done. As fans filed out of the quieting arena, James grabbed the ball and spiked it with all his might. He flexed his arms and pounded his chest, letting out a roar that echoed from California to Cleveland. James turned in a...

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