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  1. Rondo (6 pts, 9 ast) makes Mavs debut

    Associated Press

    DALLAS -- The star of Rajon Rondo's debut with the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night was Monta Ellis -- the teammate whom the Mavericks hope helps Rondo form a lethal backcourt combination that will make them championship contenders. Ellis equale...

    Blog | December 21, 2014
  2. Rajon Rondo collects 6 points, 9 assists as Mavs rally past Spurs...

    Monta Ellis equaled his season high with 38 points, including 11 during the final four minutes, to spark a late rally as the Dallas Mavericks beat the depleted San Antonio Spurs 99-93 Saturday in Rajon Rondo's debut with the Mavericks.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | December 20, 2014
  3. Dallas Mavericks players welcome addition of point guard Rajon Ro...

    Tim MacMahon

    The opportunity to play for a contender again has Rajon Rondo feeling revitalized after leaving a rebuilding franchise in the Boston Celtics.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2014
  4. LeBron James of Cleveland Cavaliers calls being patient 'my bigge...

    Dave McMenamin

    LeBron James admits it's not easy staying focused on the long view with the Cavs off to a 5-5 start.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2014
  5. NBA: Title contender or pretender?

    The 5-on-5 panel evaluates which fast-starting teams are NBA title contenders, and which are just pretenders.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2014
  6. Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt says championship expectati...

    Dave McMenamin

    Lofty expectations are unavoidable for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, but new coach David Blatt says the burden of his team being considered a championship-or-bust squad is unjust.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2014
  7. 2014 NBA Summer Forecast -- NBA champions

    Which team is going to win the 2014-15 NBA championship?

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2014
  8. Derrick Rose of Chicago Bulls pleased with offseason moves

    Nick Friedell

    Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is happy with the moves his organization made in upgrading its roster this summer and believes the Bulls are a 'contender' to win the East.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2014
  9. Chicago Bulls introduce Pau Gasol, Nikola Mirotic

    Pau Gasol prioritized joining a championship contender over money in choosing the Chicago Bulls as a free agent and believes his new team is "hungry" to win.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2014
  10. Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs emerge as leading contenders ...

    Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne

    The Chicago Bulls and the San Antonio Spurs have emerged as the two leading contenders to land prized free-agent big man Pau Gasol, according to sources close to the process.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2014
  11. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook make pitch to Pau Gasol

    Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne

    Pau Gasol met with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in Los Angeles on Wednesday as the Thunder unexpectedly emerged as a leading contender for the free-agent center's services despite the financial limitations they would face in signing him.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2014
  12. Tyson Chandler: 'This team is close' to title

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Tyson Chandler, the finishing piece of a championship puzzle during his lone season in Dallas, doesn't think the Mavericks are far from being legitimate contenders for another title. For proof, Chandler points to the Mavs pushing the San...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  13. Cuban: 'Nothing's changed' on Nets' long-term outlook

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Mark Cuban offered high praise Sunday evening for Brooklyn's head coach. The Nets' front office? Not so much. Only a couple of Western Conference contenders, the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers, have better records than roo...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  14. Rapid Reaction: Spurs 113, Clippers 103

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Last season the Los Angeles Clippers came out of the All-Star break and lost at home to the San Antonio Spurs by 26 points. It was a demoralizing loss that showed how far the Clippers were from being contenders. Tuesday night the Cl...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  15. Clippers are in the contender conversation

    Jovan Buha

    LOS ANGELES -- There is a fine line between being a legitimate title contender and merely a good playoff team. Thirty-four games into their season, it's still unclear which distinction best fits the Los Angeles Clippers. "We've played at a pretty ...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  16. Rapid Reaction: Mavericks 103, Jazz 93

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: It wasn't quite the dominant performance a playoff contender should want against a team collecting pingpong balls, but it was a win for the Dallas Mavericks. Ideally, the Mavs starters could have spent the fourth quarter icing the...

    Blog | November 22, 2013