In ESPN The Magazine, Ric Bucher looks at the impact of a lockout-shortened season on teams and players. Pulling out all the stops to win every game just isn't prudent.
Free agency isn't just about finding the best player; it's about fitting the right player into the right system. Ric Bucher ranks his top 20 free agents and analyzes their games to find the best landing spots.
The Magic are one of the top 3-point shooting teams in the NBA, and the Sixers are one of the worst. But that has changed in the playoffs, which is why their series is tied at 2.
LeBron James and Dwight Howard could be headed for a playoff showdown. Their supporting casts will go a long way toward deciding the outcome, so which group is better?