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  1. Suns to trade picks for veteran help?

    Nick Borges

    The Phoenix Suns currently own three picks -- No. 14 (own), No. 18 (from Washington) and No. 27 (from Indiana) -- in the first round of the 2014 NBA draft. The Suns have enough youth on the team, so the plan is to use those picks to bring in some vet...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  2. NBA - Making the case for one-and-done players

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh examines the debate over one-and-done college players entering the NBA. If a college freshman has pro-level skills, why not let him go to the NBA?

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2014
  3. ESPN 100 recruits who defy positions

    Adam Finkelstein

    The subject of positions has become a hot topic of basketball at all levels, with the same questions being asked all the way from the NBA down to the youth levels. Are traditional positions still relevant? What's the best way to define the five pl...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  4. 2013 NBA Playoffs - Game 4 adjustments for Paul George

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe offers a key adjustment for Paul George if the Pacers are to regain some momentum in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2013
  5. NBA - Can the New York Knicks recover early-season success?

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle says that better ball movement, fewer isolations and more zone defense will lead to future success for the Knicks.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2013
  6. NBA - This season Evan Turner and John Wall are make or break can...

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine identifies six young players for whom 2012-13 will be a make-or-break season in their careers.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  7. 2012 NBA Playoffs - How Game 7 between Celtics and 76ers will be ...

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle identifies some key lessons from the first six games of the Celtics-Sixers series in order to determine Game 7's deciding factors.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2012
  8. NBA - Dallas Mavericks credit cryotherapy in NBA Playoffs

    Ric Bucher

    In ESPN The Magazine, Ric Bucher writes about the Dallas Mavericks use of cryotherapy during the NBA Playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2011
  9. 2011 NBA Playoffs: How the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma...

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh writes that while the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder aren't locks to return to the conference finals next season, there are clear steps each can take to improve so that they do make it back.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2011
  10. 2011 NBA playoffs: Deeper look at numbers reveals how important R...

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton writes that with three of four conference finalists very young by historical measures, we'd expect them to be back next season. But history also says you can never count on a return trip just because youth was served the first time.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2011
  11. Western Conference finals: Advantage Dallas Mavericks

    John Hollinger

    In a matchup featuring old vs. young, Dallas is the favorite in the West finals.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2011
  12. NBA Offseason Buzz: Detroit Pistons add youth with Ben Gordon, Ch...

    John Hollinger and Ric Bucher

    Insider continues its NBA Offseason Buzz series with a look at the Detroit Pistons. John Hollinger examines a player who is trending up and another on the way down, while Ric Bucher shines the spotlight on a key player as the season approaches.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2009
  13. NBA draft - It's smarter to pick young players than college senio...

    Eric Neel

    College seniors are supposedly the "safe" picks in the NBA draft. As it turns out, teams are better off chasing the younger players.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2009
  14. UConn won't repeat down season

    UConn style changes The 2006-07 season was a stunning one for UConn, as the Huskies struggled to score and struggled to win with so much youth and inexperience. This season, expect some style changes. Jim Calhoun has always valued defense, and this...

    Blog | September 27, 2007
  15. UConn won't repeat down season

    UConn style changes The 2006-07 season was a stunning one for UConn, as the Huskies struggled to score and struggled to win with so much youth and inexperience. This season, expect some style changes. Jim Calhoun has always valued defense, and thi...

    Blog | Conversation | September 27, 2007
  16. NBA Local: November 14

    Paul Pierce in no-win situation, MoPete gets demoted, Nellie likes team's youth, and more.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2006