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Elite teams? Top players? Best wins? Worst losses? Hoop Thoughts’ midseason guide to men’s college basketball
Seth Davis
Jan 31
139
Seth Davis gets you caught up on the top teams, players Cinderellas and storylines from the college basketball season.
January’s best NBA photos: 20 images you might have missed
Jeff Maillet
Jan 31
19
Catch a glimpse of all the NBA action right here in this month's photo gallery. Did your team make the cut?
Bracket Watch: Kansas, UCLA or Wisconsin for the fourth No. 1 seed? And have the computers betrayed us?
Brian Bennett
Jan 28
73
Boise State and Arkansas are among the big movers in our new projected Field of 68.
2022 NBA All-Star Game: Our voters on their picks (and non-picks) for East and West starters
The Athletic NBA Staff
Jan 28
200
Five of our writers who had All-Star ballots share their choices and a few thoughts behind those decisions.
NBA 75: A history lesson on defense and ranking the 25 best defenders of all time
John Hollinger
Jan 27
271
Advanced stats are getting better, but for most of NBA history, rating defenders has come down to the eye test. Here is one man's attempt.
Senior Bowl springboard: Illinois S Kerby Joseph and 15 other NFL prospects looking to ascend in Mobile
Dane Brugler
Jan 27
15
They aren't household college football names, but they are poised to become more prominent on NFL Draft boards with a big week in Mobile.
Bubble Watch: Penny Hardaway, Memphis and the problem with running out of time early
Eamonn Brennan
Jan 25
103
Who's a lock? Who should be in? Who has work to do? Eamonn Brennan breaks down the field for the 2022 NCAA Tournament.
What Blazers’ sudden surge means; scouting Bulls rookie Ayo Dosunmu, Memphis’ Jalen Duren: Hollinger’s Week That Was
John Hollinger
Jan 24
116
Has Portland's glimpse at life without Damian Lillard changed its outlook on the future (and potential trades)?
NBA Power Rankings: Bucks jump Warriors in contenders tier, plus promising (and questionable) lineups for each team
Unlocked
Zach Harper
Jan 25
117
Zach Harper examines the roster combinations have and haven't worked for all 30 teams so far this season.
Johnny Davis, Drew Timme or ??? … breaking down the amazing race for national player of the year: Hoop Thoughts
Seth Davis
Jan 24
45
Last Thursday, just for fun (because this is how I have fun), I decided to rank my top candidates for national player of the year. It was a lot harder than I thought. I came up with what I thought was a pretty good list, but by Friday morning I had to change it up. I updated it again Saturday...
Bubble Watch: The march begins toward the 2022 NCAA Tournament, with 8 teams already locked
Eamonn Brennan
Jan 18
150
Kansas, Gonzaga and Villanova are among the teams Eamonn Brennan says are safely headed to the NCAA Tournament.
NBA Power Rankings: Step aside, Warriors; the Suns are No. 1. Plus midseason grades for all 30 teams
Unlocked
Zach Harper
Jan 17
142
Zach Harper looks back at his quarter-mark grades and preseason predictions while offering a midseason critique for every team.
Bracket Watch: Auburn and Arizona ascend to the No. 1 line, Miami is the new bubble buzzword
Brian Bennett
Jan 14
101
LSU and Texas Tech make big jumps, and Memphis is the first team out in our latest 68-team projected field.
Five observations: Klay Thompson impresses, but Warriors can’t contain Ja Morant in loss to Grizzlies
Anthony Slater
Jan 12
231
In 20 minutes Tuesday, Thompson had 14 points and three assists as he continues to work his way back with the Warriors.
NBA All-Star picks for 2022: From LeBron to Trae Young, who has earned a spot?
John Hollinger and Josh Robbins
Jan 11
500
Attempting to narrow down the 12 most deserving All-Star candidates in each conference is a Herculean task. We tried to do it, anyway.
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