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  1. Why Vaughn benched Channing Frye

    Nick Borges

    The Orlando Magic continue to lose games because of their poor defense, so after the Memphis Grizzlies scored 76 points in the first half of Monday's game, a change was made to start the second half. Head coach Jacque Vaughn benched Channing Frye and...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  2. Why Vaughn started Aaron Gordon

    Nick Borges

    The Orlando Magic had a new starting small forward on Sunday as head coach Jacque Vaughn dropped Devyn Marble not for Tobias Harris, but rookie Aaron Gordon. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Vaughn made the move with the idea to improve defense and...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  3. How will Cavs add a backup PG?

    Tom Carpenter

    While the Cleveland Cavaliers' recent trade activity has shored up their wing defense and gave them a legitimate center in the paint, they still are looking for an upgrade for their backup point-guard spot. The trade deadline is only a few weeks a...

    Blog | January 25, 2015
  4. NBA - Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook among best PGs in West

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton compares the top point guards in the Western Conference via scoring, playmaking and defense. He outlines why Golden State Warriors PG Stephen Curry rises above the rest.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2015
  5. 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
  6. NBA - Why Kyle Lowry is the best PG in the East

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton compares the top point guards in the Eastern Conference via scoring, playmaking and defense. He outlines why Toronto Raptors PG Kyle Lowry rises above the rest.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2015
  7. Jimmy Butler's future with Bulls

    Nick Borges

    Jimmy Butler's terrific play this season just keeps coming and the latest example occurred as the Chicago Bulls struggled to be the Indiana Pacers. Butler scored 27 points, grabbed nine rebounds and once again provided solid defense. Butler is set to...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  8. NBA - Free-agent fits for New York Knicks

    Amin Elhassan

    With the Knicks' 2014-15 season already appearing to be over, Amin Elhassan offers a handful of free agents whom Phil Jackson & Co. should target this offseason.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2014
  9. NBA - The truth about James Harden's defense

    Amin Elhassan

    Amin Elhassan looks at James Harden's defense and says the All-Star guard is improving, but he's very far from being a true two-way player. He continues to be lazy and indifferent on defense.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2014
  10. Cleveland Cavaliers are rounding into form -- NBA

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton breaks down the Cavaliers' recent rise and how the team now resembles its preseason projection on both offense and defense.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2014
  11. Marreese Speights among best instant-offense bench players - NBA

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle identifies six instant-offense bench players who are excelling as super subs in 2014-15. Golden State's Marreese Speights tops the list.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2014
  12. Portland last stop for Robin Lopez?

    Nick Borges

    Robin Lopez is in his seventh year in the NBA and the Portland Trail Blazers are his third team and quite possible his last. Lopez is a great fit with power forward LaMarcus Aldridge since the center does all the dirty work -- defense, rebounding and...

    Blog | November 27, 2014
  13. NBA - Oklahoma City Thunder staying afloat with zone defense

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton says the Oklahoma City Thunder have struggled because of the injuries to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Until then they are treading water with solid zone defense.

    Story | Conversation | November 23, 2014
  14. 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
  15. NBA - How Los Angeles Clippers can fix poor perimeter defense

    Amin Elhassan

    What's the root cause of the Clippers' sluggish start? Amin Elhassan points to the team's poor perimeter defense, and offers up in-house and external candidates who could offer assistance.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2014
  16. Why Chris Bosh is better than ever - NBA Insider Daily

    Tom Haberstroh

    On the surface, the new Chris Bosh looks like the same player from his Raptors days, writes Tom Haberstroh. But further study reveals he's got a much more versatile arsenal nowadays -- and is better than ever. Meet Bosh 3.0.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2014