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One fatal flaw for each NBA championship contender

Now that the NBA regular season is coming to a conclusion, we're still witnessing parity on a level we have not seen around the Association in some...
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LaMarcus Aldridge shares regret about relationship with Damian Lillard

When the San Antonio Spurs swiped LaMarcus Aldridge in free agency, the Portland Trail Blazers lost a superstar pairing. Perhaps that wouldn't have happened if he and...

16 most important players for the end of the NBA regular season

Now that the All-Star Break is in the rear-view mirror, the NBA's focus turns to the final several weeks of the regular season. More so than in...

14 NBA X-factors that will tip the scales

The NBA playoffs will soon be upon us. There are only 20 or so games (depending on the team) left in the regular season, and a whole...
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Evan Turner crashes Draymond Green interview to get paid

Professional athletes often have immense pride about where they attended college, and Evan Turner made sure Draymond Green paid up on their bets involving Ohio State and...

Top 16 NBA storylines heading into the home stretch

The NBA season is flying by. With the All-Star break this weekend, some teams have already played nearly 60 games. The playoffs start in less than two...

Biggest storylines heading into 2018 NBA All-Star break

The opening four months of the NBA season featured a couple of breakout teams, a few notable trades, too many injuries and a little bit of drama....
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Blazers troll themselves over not drafting Kevin Durant

LeBron James chose Kevin Durant with the first pick of the All-Star draft, and the Portland Trail Blazers are feeling some regret after the forward called them...

10 NBA players balling out in contract years

This upcoming summer will see the likes of LeBron James, Paul George and Kevin Durant likely hit free agency one way or another. As to where Durant...
Apr 22, 2017; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) looks down in the second half of game three of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Damian Lillard had secret meeting with Blazers owner

The Portland Trail Blazers have a high payroll, but they're not a legitimate championship contender. Superstar guard Damian Lillard wants to ensure the franchise actually has a...
Caption: Mar 25, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) reacts after a dunk over Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) in the first half of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Blazers join DeAndre Jordan sweepstakes

It's not yet known whether the Los Angeles Clippers will deal DeAndre Jordan before next month's trade deadline. The team enters Monday's action as the eighth seed...
Apr 22, 2017; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) looks down in the second half of game three of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Blazers troll Stephen A. Smith for saying Damian Lillard needs to demand trade

Damian Lillard is a star. He's amazing. He does some unbelievable stuff on the court for the Portland Trail Blazers. But thanks to the crazy talent at...
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New Year’s resolutions for every NBA team

Habits can change at any time, but the turn of a calendar year affords extra motivation for bettering yourself. NBA teams would be wise to follow suit. The...
Apr 22, 2017; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) looks down in the second half of game three of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

NBA star puts NFL on blast over Roger Goodell extension

The NFL Compensation Committee on Wednesday approved an extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell that will pay him upwards of $200 million for five years. Previous reports of said...
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Each NBA team’s biggest question mark heading into December

The NBA heads into December at pretty much the quarter point of the season. The sample size is now large enough to draw a conclusion about where...
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Top NBA storylines heading into December

The excitement of a new NBA season has started to shift into determining what storylines deserve the basketball world's attention in a pivotal month of play. As much...

Jusuf Nurkic on Portland: ‘I want to be here’

Jusuf Nurkic has played the best basketball of his NBA career since joining the Portland Trail Blazers, and he doesn't want to leave. In an interview with Ben...

Each NBA team’s most pleasant surprise so far

So much time is spent analyzing negatives in the NBA that sometimes we forget about the good things happening around the league. Yes, the Cleveland Cavaliers are trapped...

Winners and losers around the NBA so far

In a season where the final results seemed so obvious, the NBA has flipped the script. Some of the league's best teams have started slowly, while a...
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Top storyline for each NBA team heading into the season

The biggest storyline heading into the 2017-18 NBA season is obviously whether Cleveland and Golden State will match up in the Finals for a fourth consecutive year....
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Top 100 NBA players heading into 2017-18 season

The NBA offseason was three months of raucously petty chaos. Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George all changed teams. Russell Westbrook and...
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CJ McCollum suspended one game for leaving bench during altercation

The Portland Trail Blazers will be without shooting guard CJ McCollum for their first game of the season. The NBA announced it has suspended him one game...
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Biggest X-factor for each NBA team

Superstars and key players grab the most headlines, but complementary pieces are often a decisive factor in an NBA team's success. For some rosters, the X-factor is a...
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Steve Kerr wants one more All-Star Game change

The NBA recently announced a new format for its annual All-Star Game, but Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr would've also liked to see a change in...

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