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  1. Is Iowa State still a contender?

    Fran Fraschilla and Seth Greenberg

    The Iowa State Cyclones suffered one of the surprising losses of the weekend, going to Lubbock and losing to a Texas Tech team that was previously winless in the Big 12. Fred Hoiberg's team will not have time to dwell on the loss, as they welcome the...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  2. NBA - Washington Wizards seeking balance between offense and defe...

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle says the Washington Wizards are close to finding the balance on both sides of the court that could make them bona fide title contenders.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2015
  3. Stan Van Gundy conjuring new Magic in Detroit - NBA

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh breaks down the new-look Pistons without Josh Smith, and writes why Detroit could eventually contend in the Eastern Conference. The surging Pistons share many characteristics of Stan Van Gundy's title contenders in Orlando.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2015
  4. Brandan Wright's role with the Suns

    Nick Borges

    The Boston Celtics made Brandan Wright available and it didn't take long to find a playoff contender wanting to acquiring the lanky forward. On Friday, the Celtics sent Wright to the Phoenix Suns for likely two future second round picks (from Minneso...

    Blog | January 10, 2015
  5. Jim Buss on the clock says Jeanie Buss

    Nick Borges

    Back in April, Jim Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers executive vice president of basketball operations, said he would resign in three years if the team wasn't back to being a contender at that time. His sister, Jeanie Buss, the Lakers President and Govern...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  6. NBA - Plugging holes and weaknesses for contending teams

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle looks at contenders who could look to the trade market to shore up holes in their roster.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2015
  7. NBA - Pistons' thinking on Josh Smith release, and where he'll la...

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton explains the next steps for the Detroit Pistons after waiving Josh Smith. Pelton also identifies some contenders who could have their sights set on Smith.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2014
  8. Secret to Golden State Warriors' success - NBA Front Office

    NBA Front Office

    ESPN's NBA Front Office looks closer at reasons for Golden State's success thus far and discuss whether a trade is necessary to become legitimate title contenders.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2014
  9. DeMarcus Cousins now an All-Star among early-season takeaways -- ...

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton identifies five takeaways from the first month of action in the 2014-15 NBA season, including DeMarcus Cousins' rise to All-Star status.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2014
  10. NBA - Which teams are contenders, pretenders based on early retur...

    Kevin Pelton

    Which NBA teams off to hot starts are title contenders and which are pretenders? Kevin Pelton sizes up 11 clubs in the discussion via stats and analysis.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2014
  11. Jay Bilas' preseason college basketball opus - College Basketball...

    Jay Bilas

    Jay Bilas provides his preseason college basketball opus for the 2014-15 season -- a collection of national title favorites, Final Four contenders, Wooden Award candidates, favorite tweets, coaches to hang out with, college courses, and much more.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2014
  12. NBA - Can the Denver Nuggets return to contender status in 2014-1...

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle asks whether fans and media are sleeping on the Denver Nuggets. A finally healthy roster and defense-minded additions make a team on the rise.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2014
  13. NBA - Three non-stars on contending teams who must step up in 201...

    Bradford Doolittle

    Which contending teams have a non-star who will be critically important? The Cleveland Cavaliers have three stars, but perhaps one of the most important parts will be the defense of Shawn Marion.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2014
  14. #NBAFrontOffice on rebuilding Knicks, Lakers, 76ers - NBA

    NBA Front Office

    Are the Knicks, Lakers and 76ers on the road to redemption or completely off course? Insider's panel of front-office experts debates the rebuilding efforts and outlooks of each team based on Insider's NBA Future Power Rankings.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  15. Klay Thompson among FIBA World Cup players to watch -- NBA

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla breaks down one player on each of the 16 remaining FIBA World Cup teams to watch. The list includes NBA players Klay Thompson, Gorgui Dieng, Boris Diaw and Luis Scola.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2014
  16. Ranking FIBA World Cup teams by tiers - NBA

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla breaks down the remaining 16 FIBA World Cup teams into tiers. Which are legitimate title contenders and which have no shot?

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014