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  1. Eyes wide open for X factor Snell

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Sleep isn't coming as easily to Tony Snell these days -- though that's not to say the Chicago Bulls backup wing has been stressing of late. In fact, Snell has continued to take advantage of an extreme bump in playing time dating to late ...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  2. Twitter Mailbag: D, X factor and SGs

    Ian Begley

    This is the first installment of our Twitter Mailbag. I'd like to take questions from you guys on a regular basis on Twitter and answer them in this space. Below, we discuss the team's defense, the X factor this season and the battle for starting sho...

    Blog | October 19, 2013
  3. Top 10 X-factor teams for 2013-14

    Jeff Goodman

    With the July recruiting period in the rearview mirror, it's time to now start focusing on college hoops again. Sure, we'll still touch on recruiting at times in this space -- and also NBA topics -- but the primary focus will be college basketball. ...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  4. Chris Bosh, NBA Finals X factor?

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Chris Bosh just posted averages of 11 points, 4.3 rebounds and 37 percent shooting in his last series. Can I sell you on him as Finals X factor? It is difficult to talk up Bosh's value right after an Eastern Conference finals in which he played li...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  5. Video: Game 6 preview staff

    Antonio Davis discusses his X-factor in Game 6 of the Knicks-Pacers matchup....

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  6. Notebook: Felton steps up with Smith out

    Jared Zwerling and Ian Begley

    BOSTON -- After the Knicks' Game 2 win, Kevin Garnett called Raymond Felton "the X-factor" in the first-round series. After Game 4, even though the Knicks lost 97-90 in overtime, Felton was one of the best scoring point guards on the planet, putti...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  7. Knicks chat recap

    Jared Zwerling

    Earlier today, I chatted online with fans about the Knicks. The topics included a preview of the Celtics series, lineups and matchups, the Knicks' X-factor, Amar'e Stoudemire's health status, and much more. Click here for the full transcript. ...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  8. Clippers' X factor: Eric Bledsoe

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES - The most exciting point guard in Los Angeles will start Friday's Lakers-Clippers game on the bench. And I'm not talking about Steve Nash and his leg contusion. I'm talking about Eric Bledsoe, the Clippers' backup point guard. In a c...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  9. Healthy Pierce eager for fast start

    Greg Payne

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- Paul Pierce is living proof of his own claim that health will be something of an X-factor for the Celtics this season. He enters training camp fully healthy, which is a far cry from his physical state when camp opened last December....

    Blog | September 29, 2012
  10. Summer Forecast: The X factor?

    Chris Forsberg

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty ImagesTell the Truth: What is the X factor for Boston's success next season?One of our favorite parts about the Summer Forecast series is that we never know exactly how our panel of prognosticators is going to reply. Yo...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  11. Melo: We need everything out of J.R.

    Ian Begley

    J.R. Smith needs another initial in his name for the playoffs. X seems appropriate. Because he's the ultimate X factor for the Knicks in their first-round series against Miami. "We need him focused," Carmelo Anthony said earlier this week. ...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  12. LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, the New York Knicks, and the one X fac...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    The Miami Heat's 3-point defense, the Los Angeles Lakers' big bodies, and much, much more.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  13. NBA playoffs: Postseason MVP rankings

    David Thorpe

    Who were the best performers in the playoffs? We've been keeping track.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2011
  14. Video: Boozer the X factor?

    Nick Friedell

    Kevin Connors and Tim Legler discuss the Bulls and whether Carlos Boozer is their X factor next season....

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  15. Dirk Nowitzki's injured finger might be a critical factor in Game...

    Michael Wilbon

    Will it affect his shot? Can he still go to his left? What about his ball-handling ability? The injury to Dirk Nowitzki's finger is shaping up as the X factor in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2011
  16. Chris Bosh in familiar role of X factor

    Michael Wallace

    MIAMI -- For a guy who's one of the quietest stars in the NBA, Chris Bosh certainly finds himself in the crosshairs of controversy and criticism quite frequently. It's been that way all season. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky Carlos Boozer and Chr...

    Blog | May 14, 2011