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  1. Power forward in Dieng's future?

    Joe Kaiser

    Gorgui Dieng came on strong in the late part of his rookie season, and, according to Flip Saunders' recent comments, there's reason to believe he could take on a bigger role on Minnesota's new-look frontline in 2014-15. Dieng's high PER (16.58) in...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  2. Not time for Heat to panic

    Henry Abbott

    Questions going into Game 2: Is Roy Hibbert making scoring too hard for the Heat? Does Miami miss Mike Miller? Is Chris Bosh useless against a huge frontline? David Thorpe scoffs at all that, and calls Heat in 6....

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  3. Stan Van Gundy's first move

    Nick Borges

    Last summer Joe Dumars brought in Josh Smith via a four-year contract that will pay him $54 million. The former Pistons president of basketball operations thought Smith, Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe would form a dominate frontline, but it bombed un...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  4. Why Cody Zeller isn't starting

    Joe Kaiser

    Most everyone expected Charlotte to go with a starting frontline of Al Jefferson and Cody Zeller this season, but in the Bobcats' first 29 games that hasn't happened a single time. And there's a big reason for that. Look no further than the emerge...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  5. Pregame: Faverani rejoins starting lineup

    Boston Celtics rookie Vitor Faverani, who started the team's first six games of the season, is back in the starting lineup on Saturday night in Minnesota as the Celtics seek some extra size to combat the Timberwolves physical frontline. The move s...

    Blog | November 16, 2013
  6. 2013 NBA Finals -- Miami Heat's defense delivers in Game 2

    Tom Haberstroh

    In Game 2 of the NBA Finals, the Heat's defense was the difference.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2013
  7. A Martin-Chandler frontline could be close

    Jared Zwerling

    The 46-26 Knicks extended their winning streak to eight games (the longest one currently in the NBA), they wrapped up their third win over the Celtics in a season for the first time since 2003-04, and they're now even closer to 50 wins for the first ...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  8. Suns-Kings Preview

    Suns-Kings Preview

    Preview | March 07, 2013
  9. Hornets-Hawks Preview

    Hornets-Hawks Preview

    Preview | February 07, 2013
  10. Grizzlies hand Warriors second straight loss, go 3-0 on road

    Zach Randolph had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 18 points and the Memphis Grizzlies completed a 3-0 road trip with a 94-87 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | January 09, 2013
  11. Summer Forecast: Focus on Lee

    Chris Forsberg

    Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty ImagesCourtney Lee went strong to the basket against the Celtics during his time with the Magic.When Ray Allen spurned the Celtics to sign with the rival Heat, Boston put a renewed focus on adding a frontline shooting guard...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  12. The Marcelo Huertas show

    Beckley Mason

    AP Photo/Alex BrandonMarcelo Huertas, right, is the kind of player that can give Team USA's pressure defense problems. Anderson Varejao, Nene, Tiago Splitter. The Brazilian frontline was NBA-tested and active around the rim -- just the kind of match...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  13. Mavs shed Lamar Odom best they can

    Jeff Caplan

    Lamar Odom's time with the Dallas Mavericks was a malodorous misadventure. His departure, it turns out, has come up roses -- or at least smelling better. Thanks to the Los Angeles Clippers hailing from Odom's beloved L.A., and needing a frontline ...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  14. The Heat face the Pacers' formidable front

    Brian Windhorst

    AP Photo/Michael Conroy Think Miami had trouble with Roy Hibbert and Indiana's frontline? Now add David West to the mix. MIAMI - The Heat cornered the market on using free agency to get superstars in 2010. Their Eastern Conference rivals were force...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  15. Petro: Everyone knew we were soft in post

    Mike Mazzeo

    There's a reason the Nets are trying to beef up their frontline. "I think everyone knew we were a little soft down in the post," Johan Petro said Thursday. Petro is one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. At the same time, he was one of the ...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  16. Inside Skinny: Chasing Kobe Bryant

    Jeff "Skin" Wade

    The Lakers are the two-time defending champs because they have an abundance of stars, they're huge along the frontline, they can play smothering defense, and they have one of the most prodigious scorers of the last 30 years. They can do it all. I...

    Blog | May 02, 2011