Erick Dampier's career path is similar to that of Ike Austin. Will his performance after age 30 be, too?
With salary-cap limitations and luxury-tax consequences, NBA teams can't afford to build rosters for the long haul.
Chauncey Billups' ability to get to the free-throw line has given the Pistons a fighting chance against the Lakers.
Antoine Walker, a player who once averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds, has no idea where he'll be living next year.
In two seasons, Tayshaun Prince has gone from afterthought to the third-best shooter of the 2004 playoffs.
So far in the playoffs, it can be argued that Gary Payton is the absolute worst point guard in the field.
The Jazz get the most bang for their buck, while the Magic continue to pay a high price for Grant Hill's bum ankle.
For the third straight season, Andrei Kirilenko has raised his averages in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals and blocks.
An increase in minutes has allowed the Warriors' Erick Dampier to lead the NBA in offensive rebounding.
An easy remaining schedule is meaningless to the Pistons, but it will likely mean a playoff berth to the Celtics.
The Vin Baker situation is more about the dangers of long-term contracts than it is about Baker himself.
It's been almost an entire calendar year since Shaquille O'Neal has scored 40 points in a single game.
The Lakers knew they wouldn't get Kobe Bryant in quantity this season, but last week they certainly got him in quality.
The top scorer on any NBA team is only valuable if he is actually on the floor playing for that team.
The SuperSonics are in jeopardy of supplanting the Magic as the worst defensive team in the NBA.
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