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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.
NBA 75: At No. 18, Moses Malone was ‘absolutely relentless’ and let his prodigious game do the talking
David Aldridge
Jan 26
134
"The Chairman of the Boards" was relentless in going after the ball, and putting teams on his back in a Hall of Fame career at center.
NBA Power Rankings: Bucks jump Warriors in contenders tier, plus promising (and questionable) lineups for each team
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Zach Harper
Jan 25
117
Zach Harper examines the roster combinations have and haven't worked for all 30 teams so far this season.
NBA 75: At No. 20, David Robinson used speed, power, grace to set the Spurs on a course for greatness
Christopher Kamrani
Jan 24
70
After serving a two-year stint in the Navy, "The Admiral" arrived in San Antonio in 1989 and changed the fortunes of the Spurs franchise.
‘A special night’ for LaMarcus Aldridge, Patty Mills and a clinic by James Harden, Kyrie Irving as Nets beat Spurs
Alex Schiffer
Jan 22
5
Aldridge and Mills enjoy a tribute from their old team, and the Nets start to show what they might become at full strength.
Hollinger: Three-team trade helps Celtics and Spurs, but Nuggets’ belief is the big story
John Hollinger
Jan 19
110
Can the Nuggets be healthy enough to make some noise in this year's playoffs?
Becky Hammon Q&A: ‘I’ve got to do what I feel is best for myself’
Chantel Jennings
Jan 19
16
Hammon surprised many in December when she left her role as an NBA assistant to become the Aces head coach in the WNBA.
NBA Power Rankings: Step aside, Warriors; the Suns are No. 1. Plus midseason grades for all 30 teams
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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.
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.
Grizzlies have arrived; Suns’ Jalen Smith dilemma; scouting Johnny Davis, Josh Primo: Hollinger’s Week That Was
John Hollinger
Jan 10
80
The future is bright, sure, but the Memphis Grizzlies are good right now. How? And is it time to push their chips in?
NBA Power Rankings: Heat rise to contenders tier, Grizzlies are a bear and hardship takeaways for all 30 teams
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Zach Harper
Jan 11
130
Zach Harper takes stock of what we've seen over the past month of surprise signings as we await a return to "normal" across the league.
Short-handed Spurs, with new faces and minus key contributors, can’t hang with 76ers
C.J. Holmes
Jan 8
11
"I don’t even know half their names in there tonight,” Gregg Popovich said before the game. It played out exactly how you'd expect.
Heat’s unheralded trio leads list of Dog Days Heroes: John Hollinger’s players you need to know but don’t
John Hollinger
Jan 7
58
The unheralded players, mostly playing out of the limelight, who have shined below the radar during the midseason slog.
2021-22 NBA rookie rankings 2.0: Franz Wagner’s growth, Ayo Dosunmu’s rise, Alperen Sengun’s vision and more
Sam Vecenie
Jan 4
159
Draft expert Sam Vecenie takes stock of some rookie standouts as we reach the halfway point of their first NBA seasons.
NBA 75: At No. 34, Kawhi Leonard’s hard work and singular focus has made him an all-time great
Law Murray
Jan 4
96
Leonard went from being an underrated prospect to one of the NBA's all-time greats. “I’ve always been a guy that won."
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