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  1. Clippers are in the contender conversation

    Jovan Buha

    LOS ANGELES -- There is a fine line between being a legitimate title contender and merely a good playoff team. Thirty-four games into their season, it's still unclear which distinction best fits the Los Angeles Clippers. "We've played at a pretty ...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  2. Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs emerge as leading contenders ...

    Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne

    The Chicago Bulls and the San Antonio Spurs have emerged as the two leading contenders to land prized free-agent big man Pau Gasol, according to sources close to the process.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2014
  3. The Front Office experts tackle free agency, inexperienced coache...

    NBA Front Office

    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.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2014
  4. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook make pitch to Pau Gasol

    Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne

    Pau Gasol met with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in Los Angeles on Wednesday as the Thunder unexpectedly emerged as a leading contender for the free-agent center's services despite the financial limitations they would face in signing him.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2014
  5. Tyson Chandler: 'This team is close' to title

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Tyson Chandler, the finishing piece of a championship puzzle during his lone season in Dallas, doesn't think the Mavericks are far from being legitimate contenders for another title. For proof, Chandler points to the Mavs pushing the San...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  6. Cuban: 'Nothing's changed' on Nets' long-term outlook

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Mark Cuban offered high praise Sunday evening for Brooklyn's head coach. The Nets' front office? Not so much. Only a couple of Western Conference contenders, the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers, have better records than roo...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  7. NBA - Can we trust the Los Angeles Clippers?

    Kevin Pelton

    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?

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2014
  8. Rapid Reaction: Spurs 113, Clippers 103

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Last season the Los Angeles Clippers came out of the All-Star break and lost at home to the San Antonio Spurs by 26 points. It was a demoralizing loss that showed how far the Clippers were from being contenders. Tuesday night the Cl...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  9. Rapid Reaction: Mavericks 103, Jazz 93

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: It wasn't quite the dominant performance a playoff contender should want against a team collecting pingpong balls, but it was a win for the Dallas Mavericks. Ideally, the Mavs starters could have spent the fourth quarter icing the...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  10. NBA - 5-on-5: Surprises and disappointments, so far

    What are the surprises of the first week of the season? Our team breaks down the storied past.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2013
  11. Los Angeles Lakers miss Kobe Bryant's competitive edge

    Ramona Shelburne

    With Kobe Bryant out, the Lakers need to dig deep to find that fire.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Ranking the NBA's tiers of power before the 2013-14 season

    Zach Lowe

    Tanking teams! Contenders standing pat! Thoughtful roster tweaks! When evaluating the NBA's new tiers of power, there is one constant: LeBron & Co. still reign.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2013
  14. 2013 NBA Summer Forecast -- NBA champions

    Which NBA team will win the championship in 2013-14? Our panelists make their picks.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2013
  15. Chris Wallace top contender to be Sacramento Kings' GM, sources

    Marc Stein

    Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace has taken the early lead in the Sacramento Kings' search for a new head of basketball operations, according to sources close to the process.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2013
  16. Mark Cuban has two-year plan to turn Dallas Mavericks into title ...

    Tim MacMahon

    Mark Cuban's goal is to make the Dallas Mavericks a championship team again within a two-year window.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2013