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  1. NBA Awards Watch

    The NBA Awards Watch is a constantly updated list of potential candidates for the MVP, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Player of the Week: Defense and Improved....

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  4. Why Kings signed Eric Moreland

    Nick Borges

    The Sacramento Kings quickly added forward Eric Moreland to their summer roster after he was not selected in the 2014 NBA draft. Moreland averaged 19.2 minutes, 3.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in six games and his play on defense and the abil...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  5. Photo results for "defense"

  6. Why trading for Kevin Love is a no-brainer - NBA

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton outlines why Kevin Love is one of the best players to ever hit the NBA trade market, highlighting the big man's key strengths and debunking the claim that he is a defensive liability.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  7. Are you optimistic about Bargnani?

    Ian Begley

    By most measures, Andrea Bargnani's season with the Knicks last year was a forgettable one. New York's offense was 6.8 points better (per 100 possessions) when Bargnani was on the bench. On defense, the Knicks allowed one fewer point per 100 poss...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  8. NBA - Nerlens Noel prides himself in his defense and blocks

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton sits down with Nerlens Noel for data dialogue and discusses the numbers behind the mobile big man's ability to block shots and make steals.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2014
  9. Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker offers insight into his own ...

    Bradford Doolittle

    In the first installment of Insider Summer School's Data Dialogue, Jabari Parker sits down with Bradford Doolittle to give an inside look behind his own statistics.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2014
  10. Las Vegas Summer League, Day 1 grades

    Fred Katz

    Ten notable performances from Day 1 at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas: Andrew Wiggins, Cleveland Cavaliers | Grade: C+ Wiggins found ways to score inside, but his aversion to dribbling was well on display Friday. The athleticism, defense and...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  11. Where McLemore aims to improve

    Joe Kaiser

    As a rookie last season, Ben McLemore didn't live up to the lofty expectations that came with being a lottery pick. His offensive game was one-dimensional, his defense was erratic at best and his 7.77 PER wasn't what the Kings were hoping for out of ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  12. Better fit for LeBron James: Cleveland Cavaliers or Miami Heat? -...

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh builds the potential rosters, runs the projections and declares where LeBron would be a better fit next season and beyond: Cleveland or Miami.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2014
  13. C's provide rare glimpse of summer D

    Chris Forsberg

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Having the best defense at summer league is a bit like having the best looking car at a demolition derby. Play this time of year is not typically renowned for its focus on that end of the court, but that hasn't stopped the Boston Cel...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  14. Notebook: Smart's defense stands out

    Brian Robb, Special to ESPNBoston.com

    ORLANDO -- The games won't start counting for real for another few months, but Marcus Smart already admitted to feeling a few butterflies as he made his professional debut for the Boston Celtics on Saturday afternoon during Orlando Summer League play...

    Blog | July 05, 2014
  15. 2014 NBA Draft: Jerami Grant the next Kawhi Leonard?

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe says teams that are drafting in the first round could learn a couple of lessons from the Spurs.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2014
  16. 2014 NBA draft -- Kristaps Porzingis of Latvia pulls out of draft...

    Chad Ford

    Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis withdrew from the 2014 NBA draft on Sunday his agent, Andy Miller, told ESPN.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2014
  17. Double teams hurting the Heat defense

    Ryan Feldman

    Robert Duyos/Sun Sentinel/Getty ImagesThe Heat defense has really struggled against the Spurs in the Finals. The Miami Heat defense has been out of sorts in the 2014 NBA Finals - so much out of sorts that the San Antonio Spurs are on pace for t...

    Blog | June 14, 2014
  18. NBA Finals - How the Miami Heat defense stepped up in Game 2

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton says the Miami Heat bumped up their defense by putting LeBron James on Tony Parker, which forced Spurs role players to create their own shots.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  19. Resilient Return

    • ESPN NBA analyst Bruce Bowen weighs in on the Heat's approach to Manu Ginobili in the NBA Finals, Tony Parker's injury, the Spurs' resilience and the Heat's defense. Bowen • Basketball Hall of Famer George Gervin comments on how the ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 04, 2014