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  1. Isaiah Canaan eyes backup role

    Nick Borges

    The Houston Rockets finally moved Jeremy Lin on Sunday when they traded the point guard to the Los Angeles Lakers. Now that Lin is gone, Isaiah Canaan has his sights on winning the main backup point guard role behind starter Patrick Beverley. "I'm...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  2. 2014 Qualifying Offers: Starter Criteria

    Nick Borges

    NBA teams have the right to control their young free agents, with less than four years of service, in most cases if they tender a qualifying offer by June 30. The qualifying offer makes the player a restricted free agents come July 1 and this gives t...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  3. 2014 NBA Draft: Jerami Grant the next Kawhi Leonard?

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe says teams that are drafting in the first round could learn a couple of lessons from the Spurs.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2014
  4. Taj Gibson's role next season

    Nick Borges

    Taj Gibson has been a backup most of his time with the Chicago Bulls, but when training camp opens in the fall he is set to be the starter at power forward. "I mean, this will be exciting," Gibson told the Chicago Sun-Times. "This is what I've alw...

    Blog | May 24, 2014
  5. Thabo Sefolosha back as a starter

    Nick Borges

    During the first round series against the Memphis Grizzlies, head coach Scott Brooks decided to switch up the starting lineup by moving Thabo Sefolosha to the bench in favor of Caron Butler. When Game 1 against the Los Angeles Clippers tipped off on ...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  6. Tyreke Evans to start next season?

    Nick Borges

    Tyreke Evans was brought in to be the sixth-man, but a season-ending injury to Eric Gordon prompted head coach Monty Williams to change the lineup for the last part of 2013-14. Evans played really well as the starter and some are wondering if he shou...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  7. Pacers resting starters?

    Joe Kaiser

    Indiana's starters have logged a ton of minutes this season, and many believe that's one reason for the Pacers' second-half slide. Frank Vogel rested his starters against Milwaukee last week, and still managed to come away with a win, and it looks as...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  8. Rivers' stance on resting starters

    Joe Kaiser

    The topic of resting starters became all the rage on Wednesday when Indiana coach Frank Vogel sat his starting five in a matchup against the league-worst Milwaukee Bucks. This is nothing new in the weeks leading up to the NBA playoffs, and every c...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  9. NBA - Will resting starters help Indiana now after massive minute...

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh looks at whether Indiana's resting of its starters now will have any positive effect for the Pacers.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2014
  10. Fantasy Rumors: More time for Kaman?

    Joe Kaiser

    Will Chris Kaman remain a starter when Pau Gasol returns? Whenever Chris Kaman gets the rare opportunity to play big minutes for the Lakers this season, he seems to produce big results. Sunday against Phoenix was the latest example: 28 points, 17 ...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  11. Warriors' need for a big man

    Nick Borges

    The Golden State Warriors are dealing with injuries to starters David Lee (strained right hamstring) and Andrew Bogut (pelvic/groin contusion), so the team has decided to bring back Hilton Armstrong via a 10-day contract, according to The Oakland Tri...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  12. Fantasy Rumors: Can Dieng keep it going?

    Joe Kaiser

    Can we expect more of the same from Gorgui Dieng? Turns out Minnesota's rookie center can play a little. OK, more than a little. Dieng has gone from an afterthought at the end of the Timberwolves' bench to a starter and fantasy star in recent w...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  13. 2014 NCAA Tournament Bracket Projections -- Michigan State Sparta...

    Bill Doherty

    Joe Lunardi and his team of Bracketologists examine the 2014 NCAA tournament outlook for the Michigan State Spartans and whether they've pulled together after a season full of injuries.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2014
  14. Dalembert still a starter?

    Joe Kaiser

    Starting Dallas center Samuel Dalembert was demoted to the bench at the beginning of the second half against Denver on Wednesday, raising questions whether coach Rick Carlisle might keep him in that role going forward. On Friday morning, some clues e...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  15. Old role suits Tyreke Evans

    Nick Borges

    The New Orleans Pelicans acquired Tyreke Evans via a sign-and-trade from the Sacramento Kings last July with the plan that he would lead the second unit. Evans was a starter for most of his time with the Kings and he feels best in that spot. Evans ha...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  16. Thabo Sefolosha's calf strain

    Nick Borges

    The Oklahoma City Thunder are now without two starters for the duration of the 2013-14 regular season as shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha has been ruled out for 4-6 weeks due to a left calf strain. The Thunder also don't have center Kendrick Perkins av...

    Blog | March 03, 2014