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  1. NBA - Pistons' thinking on Josh Smith release, and where he'll la...

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton explains the next steps for the Detroit Pistons after waiving Josh Smith. Pelton also identifies some contenders who could have their sights set on Smith.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2014
  2. NBA: Tank Rank -- Front-runners for No. 1 pick emerge

    Chad Ford

    Things are starting to take form at the bottom of the league. Chad Ford takes a look at the tanking landscape.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2014
  3. NBA: Tank Rank -- Waiting for the big reveal

    Chad Ford

    Six weeks into the season, we are starting to get a clearer look at who intends to win, and who doesn't.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2013
  4. Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat are contenders that could fall -...

    Jordan Brenner

    In ESPN The Magazine's QB Issue, Jordan Brenner writes that from LA to Miami, there's an Achilles' heel just waiting to trip up every NBA contender.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  5. Boston Celtics guard Courtney Lee among veterans contenders could...

    Amin Elhassan

    Amin Elhassan provides his list of 11 veteran players who could be part of "fire sale" trades this season. Celtics guard Courtney Lee, a strong 3-point shooter and defender, would be a solid addition for teams hoping to go deep in the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2013
  6. NBA - Miami Heat among best NBA title bets

    Dave Tuley

    Dave Tuley gives his best NBA title value bets for the 2013-14 season and updated over/under win totals.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2013
  7. Carmelo Anthony among stars who need help to win - NBA

    Amin Elhassan

    Amin Elhassan examines five high-level NBA players who, despite being stars or on the fringe of stardom, require help from teammates -- or need to take a lesser team role -- to make their clubs contenders.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  8. NBA - Five trade rumors that actually work or don't work for cont...

    Amin Elhassan

    Amin Elhassan analyzes five trade rumors swirling around the league and breaks down which actually work for contenders and which do not.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2013
  9. NBA - Marcin Gortat, Tayshaun Prince, Anderson Varejao could help...

    Joe Kaiser

    Joe Kaiser says Marcin Gortat, Anderson Varejao and Tayshaun Prince all could help near-contenders get over the hump.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2013
  10. Trade ideas for Memphis Grizzlies, Boston Celtics, other contende...

    Joe Kaiser

    Joe Kaiser offers up trade ideas for five contenders that could improve their championship odds by making a deal.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2012
  11. NBA - Sizing up Deron Williams and Brook Lopez vs. Rajon Rondo an...

    Chris Palmer

    Chris Palmer analyzes Brooklyn's Deron Williams-Brook Lopez duo versus Boston's Rajon Rondo-Kevin Garnett tandem. Chris writes that D-will has a slight edge at the guard spot, Garnett is the top big man and Boston's duo reigns supreme.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2012
  12. NBA - Eastern Conference win projections

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle projects win totals for the Eastern Conference, and most contenders took a step backward.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2012
  13. NBA -- Miami Heat get richer with Ray Allen

    John Hollinger

    Ray Allen joined the Heat, looking for another ring with the defending champs

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2012
  14. Tom Thibodeau needs to blend his two Bulls teams together - NBA

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle writes that the Bulls are close to a title-caliber team even without Derrick Rose, and they're truly elite with him in the lineup. The challenge for Tom Thibodeau is now to be able to blend those two teams together in the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2012
  15. Pau Gasol to the Atlanta Hawks and other potential trade ideas - ...

    Austin Link

    Austin Link proposes five potential trades that would turn title pretenders into legitimate contenders to win the NBA championship this season.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2012
  16. NBA - How Boston Celtics can remain contenders after Kevin Garnet...

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton provides a rebuilding plan for the Boston Celtics, writing about several potential trades and free-agent signings the team can pursue once the careers of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce are over.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2011