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  1. D'Angelo Russell's stock soaring, Justise Winslow's falling

    Chad Ford

    The buzz around Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell is growing in the eyes of NBA scouts. Chad Ford explains what those at the next level like about Russell, and also chronicles some fallers in his latest installment of Stock Watch.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2015
  2. Kerr pushing Curry, Warriors to next level

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    The Golden State Warriors are 26-5 with a 10.2 point differential, their best start in team history. Las Vegas has them at 3-to-1 odds to win the Western Conference, unthinkably favorable just a couple of months ago. Stephen Curry is having a fan...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  3. Is LeBron too passive? Numbers say no

    Ryan Feldman

    LeBron James has often been criticized for being too passive. He's proving lately that the more he passes, the more the Cavaliers win. James was averaging 7.2 assists per game in his first 15 games this season. He's averaging 11.7 assists per game...

    Blog | December 06, 2014
  4. Knicks-Hornets Preview

    Knicks-Hornets Preview

    Preview | December 04, 2014
  5. ACC, SEC lead ranking of conferences by NBA talent - NBA Draft

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford ranks the college conferences by NBA draft prospects. He leads with the ACC and SEC, which have the most pro prospects and elite talent.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2014
  6. Grizzlies catch-and-shoot way to 6-0

    ESPN Stats & Information

    AP Photo/Matt YorkMike Conley hit a big 3-pointer with 38 seconds left to help keep the Grizzlies undefeated. In honor of the first 6-0 start in Memphis Grizzlies history, here are the five stats you need to know about their hot start. Starting s...

    Blog | November 08, 2014
  7. NBA - Offense balance key to Golden State Warriors' title shot

    Kevin Pelton

    Is the door open for Golden State to win the Western Conference now that the Thunder are injury-ravaged? Kevin Pelton takes a look at the Warriors' hot start and what Steve Kerr & Co. need to improve upon to reach the next level.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2014
  8. NBA Draft - Who will be the better pro: Frank Kaminsky or Sam Dek...

    Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton

    Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton examine two NBA prospects from Wisconsin -- Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky -- and debate which one has more next-level upside and who ultimately will be the better pro.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2014
  9. Players who deserve more hype

    Seth Greenberg

    College basketball is a reflection of society. Everyone wants to win now. Every fan wants a bigger, quicker and faster freshman to take his school to the next level. Who is the next big thing? The reality is that for every McDonald's All-American pla...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  10. What to expect from top-10 in NBA Draft

    Ken Woolums, ESPN Stats & Info

    Lofty expectations from ownership make the NBA Draft a high-stakes affair for general managers and coaches. The perceived wrong move can doom the job of the guy who makes the final decision. What can teams rightly expect to get with the top pick ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  11. Kansas Jayhawks shooting guard Andrew Wiggins is rated too high -...

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton uses WARP projections to look closer at Andrew Wiggins' NBA potential. He sees the former Kansas star as more of a role player at the next level.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2014
  12. NBA Draft: Specialists can be found late

    Jungkyu Lee

    The 2014 NBA Draft has been touted as one of the best in years. However, just like every year, there are prospects who are projected to go late first round or second round as specialists. We highlight a few players who may fit this category. Glenn...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  13. NBA Draft: Who do analytics rate best?

    Ryan Feldman

    There has been a huge analytics movement lately in the NBA - 23 of the 30 teams have analytics departments. Some, but not all, advanced stats translate well from college to the NBA. Which ones translate the best? REBOUND PERCENTAGE Rebound per...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  14. Is Joel Embiid the next Olajuwon or Yao?

    Ryan Feldman

    Getty ImagesJoel Embiid's freshman numbers compare favorably to Hakeem Olajuwon's freshman numbers.All of the talk right now is about Joel Embiid's injury, a stress fracture to the navicular bone in his right foot. The injury has drawn some attent...

    Blog | June 21, 2014
  15. MVP Leonard does it all

    ESPN Stats & Information

    Soobum Im/USA TODAY SportsKawhi Leonard dominated the final three games of the NBA Finals.Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points and recorded 10 rebounds Sunday night in the Spurs' 104-87 Game 5 victory en route to winning the NBA Finals MVP. At 22 years, 35...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  16. 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