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  1. Chicago Bulls', Dallas Mavericks' next steps now that Carmelo Ant...

    Amin Elhassan

    Despite an exciting free-agency period, Carmelo Anthony will be returning to New York. How do the five former contenders for his talents refocus?

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2014
  2. NBA - Ty Lawson is the Denver Nuggets' star, but is he an MVP can...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe writes that Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson has embraced his role as his Denver's main scorer and best player. Could he be a dark-horse MVP candidate?

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2013
  3. Ranking the NBA's tiers of power before the 2013-14 season

    Zach Lowe

    Tanking teams! Contenders standing pat! Thoughtful roster tweaks! When evaluating the NBA's new tiers of power, there is one constant: LeBron & Co. still reign.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2013
  4. Party Crashers: Debunking the Myths of Offensive Rebounding and T...

    Zach Lowe

    There has been a sense of pessimism and fragility around the Indiana Pacers during their rise from bug-eyed no. 8 seed to bona fide contender — a feeling around the league that they'd gotten a little bit lucky in some way, and that the fates wo...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  5. New York Knicks turn Eastern Conference into two-team race for Fi...

    Stephen A. Smith

    The Knicks said all along that they're contenders. After Sunday, doubt is gone.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2013
  6. NBA - How many roster spots really matter to contenders?

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle says that all roster spots matter for depth, but most championship teams depend on two top dogs

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  7. Daily Dime

    Tim MacMahon examines the ways Dallas has departed from the dynastic path of its opponent Thursday

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2012
  8. NBA - Contenders Profile series Oklahoma City Thunder

    Chris Palmer

    Chris Palmer says there's little that stands in the way of Oklahoma City heading back to the NBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2012
  9. NBA - Contenders Profile series New York Knicks

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle says the New York Knicks have just gotten older and more vulnerable.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2012
  10. New York Knicks are in danger of playing second fiddle to Brookly...

    Stephen A. Smith

    The Nets are winning the offseason battle. Will they win the war for N.Y., too?

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2012
  11. Forget Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin is key to New York Knicks' success

    Ian O'Connor

    Jeremy Lin is the one who will make or break the Knicks as a contender.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2012
  12. 2012 NBA Playoffs - Los Angeles Lakers could use a playmaker like...

    Bradford Doolittle

    Steve Nash won't get the biggest deal this offseason, but he could have a profound impact on a number of title contenders. Bradford Doolittle runs through the best fits for Nash, beginning with the Los Angeles Lakers.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2012
  13. The Lakers, Bulls and Heat are way over the cap, but they are tit...

    Larry Coon

    After breaking down the best salary-cap teams in the NBA and dividing them into three groups, Larry Coon does the same with worst cap teams in the league. The Lakers, Bulls and Heat are in terrible position cap-wise, but they are also title contenders.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2012
  14. New York Knicks -- Carmelo Anthony has the team he needs to make ...

    Ian O'Connor

    Melo should parlay partnership with Lin, Amare and Tyson into a run for a ring.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2012
  15. Dirk Nowitzki highlights Dallas Mavericks' 10 most memorable stor...

    Tim MacMahon

    A look back at the Mavericks' most memorable stories from 2011.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2011
  16. NBA: Offseason plans for the Western Conference's lottery teams

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh goes through each of the Western Conference's lottery teams, addresses holes they need to fill and provides realistic plans based on cap space and roster needs.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2011