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  1. NBA - Key players returning from key injuries

    David Thorpe

    Four key players returning from injury should help their teams win in 2011-12.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2011
  2. Surgery in Lowry's future?

    Joe Kaiser

    Kyle Lowry fought through a bruised knee to play 34 minutes in Toronto's huge Game 4 road win over Brooklyn. Will the injury need to be addressed with surgery over the offseason? Lowry, who is expected to be the top unrestricted free agent point g...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  3. Why UC Irvine's Mamadou Ndiaye could be a top prospect - NBA

    Kevin Pelton

    Following 7-foot-6 center Mamadou Ndiaye's breakout performance in UC Irvine's win over Washington, Kevin Pelton breaks down the big man's developing game and pro prospects.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2013
  4. NBA: Was the Jordan era really more physical in the NBA?

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Today's NBA defenses are often tougher than ever before, Ethan Sherwood Strauss writes.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2013
  5. NBA - Assessing the Los Angeles Lakers' playoff hopes

    Kevin Pelton

    Breaking down the Los Angeles Lakers' chances of reaching the postseason.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2013
  6. NBA - Why Golden State Warriors and LA Clippers are streaking

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe says the Golden State Warriors are on an 8-2 run because of a defensive mindset instilled by coach Mark Jackson, while the Clippers simply have the league's best guard tandem.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2012
  7. Top 10 big men in college hoops

    Jay Bilas

    College basketball is a guard's game, or so they say until they need a rebound or someone to clog up the middle and block shots. You cannot win at a high level without good guards, but you also cannot win at a high level without quality play in ...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  8. Kentucky's Anthony Davis leads the list of best big men in colleg...

    Jay Bilas

    ESPN Insider Jay Bilas ranks his top 10 big men in college basketball, taking into consideration current production and future potential. Bilas writes that Jared Sullinger is the best college big man in the game, but he doesn't top the list.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2012
  9. Boston Celtics-NY Knicks (Game 2)

    By John Carroll The Celtics survived a scare Sunday night escaping with a 87-85 win versus the Knicks. The Knicks played a very good game. They did everything they needed to do to win except they could not close out the game. It was the first play...

    Blog | April 18, 2011
  10. What early entry means to coaches

    Fran Fraschilla

    Let's be honest. A top college player's No. 1 goal is to play in the NBA as soon as possible. And it's on the agenda of people close to him -- relatives, "advisers" and even potential agents. But his coach's agenda, trying to win ...

    Blog | April 22, 2010
  11. 2010 NBA Draft - Fran Fraschilla - How college coaches handle ear...

    Fran Fraschilla

    As the early-entry deadline approaches, Fran Fraschilla examines the role college coaches play in the process. Juggling the desire to win with a player's NBA dream can be a tough act, especially if the coach hopes to land more top recruits.

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2010
  12. ESPN.com's Intelligence Report: September 18

    Nate McMillan wants the Blazers to play a physical brand of ball, MJ wins a poker title, and more league buzz.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2006
  13. Scouting report: Nets vs. Heat Game 3

    John Carroll

    Scouts Inc. breaks down the Eastern Conference semifinals series between the No. 3 New Jersey Nets and the No. 2 Miami Heat (and picks the winner).

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2006
  14. Scouting Update: Sonics-Spurs

    Brian James

    Seattle's guards dominated in Game 4, now it's time for San Antonio's backcourt to fire back.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2005
  15. Scouting Update: Bulls-Wizards

    Brian James

    If the Bulls are going to even the series, they just can't face another double-digit first-quarter deficit.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2005
  16. Scouting Report: Spurs-Nuggets

    Brian James

    If the Spurs are to win Game 2, they must keep the Nuggets' Andre Miller out of the lane, win the rebounding battle – and hope Tim Duncan plays like himself.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2005