In a supersize edition of NBA Front Office, the group talks free-agency fits, teams poised to become contenders, inexperienced coaches, and players they wouldn't touch with a 10-foot pole.
Kevin Pelton asks whether we should trust the Los Angeles Clippers, who advanced metrics say is the best team in the NBA. Are they really a title contender?
Dave Tuley gives his best NBA title value bets for the 2013-14 season and updated over/under win totals.
Kevin Pelton finds the past doppelganger for eight NBA contenders.
David Thorpe says point guard Ty Lawson has become that superstar everyone says the Denver Nuggets have been lacking. He's exploded, and so have the Nuggets.
Bradford Doolittle says that all roster spots matter for depth, but most championship teams depend on two top dogs
Bradford Doolittle says even though the NBA trade deadline's over, contenders still have weaknesses that can be addressed by free agency and buyouts.
Bradford Doolittle writes that even the league's top five teams -- the Spurs, Clippers, Thunder, Heat and Knicks -- could use some help to improve their weaknesses.
Porous defense, not their 3-point dependency, may hurt New York in the postseason.
The Clippers are currently riding an 11-game winning streak. Are they contenders?
Joe Kaiser offers up trade ideas for five contenders that could improve their championship odds by making a deal.
The Heat and Spurs are winning despite not clicking on all cylinders.
David Thorpe offers three burning questions including what will the Lakers' team identity be and can Ty Lawson figure it out?
In ESPN The Magazine's NBA Preview, Jordan Brenner has the facts, stats and analytics to set you straight about the NBA's biggest myths -- Jeremy Lin, Olympic hangovers, the creaky Spurs and more.
Chris Palmer says this season the sun finally sets on the San Antonio Spurs, who will be competitive but not enough to beat the Miami Heat.
Neil Paine writes that Chris Bosh's injury -- especially if he misses extended time -- causes the Heat's championship odds to take a huge hit. They're still a title contender without him, but they might lose their front-runner status.