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The Biggest NBA Draft Steals of the Last 10 Seasons

Every year we see a few prospects slip between the cracks. It's almost hard to believe how many scouts can miss on high-level NBA talent.<p>The fact that it continues to happen reflects the unpredictability associated with teenage prospects and scouting, especially when it comes to evaluating players …

LA Clippers Highlights to Get You Pumped Up for 2014-15 Season

The preseason is underway, Los Angeles Clippers optimism is in full swing and it's time to get ready for another season of basketball.<p>Another season of Blake Griffin dunks. Another season of DeAndre Jordan blocks. Another season of Clipper Darrell suits.<p>So to prepare for all that, let's take a …

Best Potential Fits for Top 10 2015 NBA Draft Prospects

In an ideal world, every NBA prospect would land with a team that allowed him to play to his strengths. And in that same world, every team would get a guy who'd fill a specific need.<p>Let's live there for a little bit.<p>Based on positional needs, style of play and 2015-16 roster projections, we matched …

Charlotte Hornets Highlights to Get You Pumped Up for 2014-15 Season

You've kept up all offseason with the articles that only build excitement for the upcoming season. You've heard the rumors of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's improved jumper. Al Jefferson's foot is back to normal. You've heard of the Lance Stephenson pickup as well as the additions of high-profile rookies …

Stephen Curry's 2014-15 Season Trailer Features Ascent to NBA Stardom

There are high expectations for Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors this season, so this trailer featuring the sharpshooter should get fans pumped up.<p>No player in the NBA has hit more three-pointers than Curry (533) over the past two seasons.<p>Now that he has established himself as a star, …

How O.J. Mayo Went from Top Prospect to the NBA's Biggest Reclamation Project

A slow but steady decline turned into a free fall last season. O.J. Mayo, taken third overall in the 2008 NBA draft out of USC after his freshman year, is now more of a punchline than an NBA asset.<p>You knew the Twitter comedians would get him. Even opposing announcers last year were cracking …

What Washington Wizards Need from John Wall This Season

This is the year for John Wall. He’s entering his fifth year in the league and just turned 24 this September.<p>And now, he’ll be playing for the first part of the year without Bradley Beal, who just had surgery on his left (non-shooting) wrist and will miss six to eight weeks now. The Washington …

Can the 6'11" Greek Freak Really Play Point Guard in the NBA?

CLEVELAND — With Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Knight currently nursing a strained right groin, head coach Jason Kidd had a golden opportunity to experiment with an unlikely replacement Tuesday night versus the Cleveland Cavaliers: 6'11" guard/forward Giannis Antetokounmpo.<p>Kidd announced the …

NBA

Despite Rumors, Trading Michael Carter-Williams Would Be Tough for 76ers

Even though Michael Carter-Williams is coming off a season in which he won Rookie of the Year for the Philadelphia 76ers, his spot in the rebuilding organization's future plans isn't exactly secure. While he's filled with upside and could develop into a star point guard down the road, the Sixers …

Chris Webber Part of Potential Group Interested in Purchasing Hawks

While it appears Atlanta Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson is taking a diligent approach to selling his shares of the team, details have begun emerging about the groups making offers.<p>Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported Wednesday that former All-Star Chris Webber was among one ownership …

10 Explosive Athletes to Watch in the 2015 NBA Draft Class

Some NBA draft prospects are more exciting to watch than others, and most of the time it's due to their explosive athleticism.<p>The 2015 class doesn't have Andrew Wiggins or Zach LaVine, but it's still well-stocked with graceful leapers, powerful finishers and fleet-footed playmakers.<p>Not only are …

Milwaukee Bucks Highlights to Get You Pumped Up for 2014-15 Season

If you were to create a list on paper of negative adjectives that could be used to describe the performance of the Milwaukee Bucks last season, you'd probably end up feeling guilty about slaughtering so many helpless trees.<p>The win-loss disparity certainly was atrocious, but that didn't prevent …

Aaron Gordon Slams Absurd 2-Handed Dunk over Flamengo Defender

Aaron Gordon is going to disable an NBA rim one day. Bank on that.<p>The former McDonald's All-American and Arizona Wildcats standout has been bashing rims for years, and pro scouts fairly slavered at the mouth upon seeing the 6'9" freshman show off his 39-inch vertical at the NBA combine in May.<p>So it …

Dream Scenario for Philadelphia 76ers' Painful Rebuild

It takes 20/20 vision and the aid of a telescope to see it, but there is, in fact, a light at the end of this long rebuilding road for the Philadelphia 76ers.<p>It's going to take years to get there—with a mini-mountain of losses piling up along the way—and could become more challenging than it …

5 NBA Teams That Will Greatly Exceed Expectations During 2014-15 Season

Quick, grab your glass-half-full-seeing goggles. Optimistic NBA projections are among us.<p>Preseason predictions aren't inflexible doctrines. Many of them are overly harsh. Some NBA teams are generating too much hype (Philadelphia 76ers), while others aren't receiving enough attention (Cleveland …

Ranking Top 25 Single-Season Team Performances in NBA History

Figuring out how modern-day offenses and defenses stack up against the units of the 1950s and '60s isn't exactly an easy task, but it's quite necessary when attempting to determine the best teams of all time.<p>Yes, if you've been following along with this series, we're finally to the big kahuna: the …

Duke Basketball: Will Forgotten Man Semi Ojeleye Crack 2014-15 Rotation?

There may not be many finer athletes in all of college basketball than Duke forward Semi Ojeleye. The Kansas native is an explosive leaper, lightning-fast on the break and boasts a 6'7", 230-pound frame that's already NBA-ready.<p>Now, if only he could find some game action to prove all of this.<p>The …

NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: Meet Delon Wright, the Next Big 2015 Prospect

Delon Wright was good last year—the kind of good that put him on NBA radars despite spending the previous two years in junior college. Wright earned scouts' attention. And this year, I'm expecting him to keep it and ultimately convert it into first-round dollars.<p>The younger brother of 10-year NBA …

Ranking the Best Dunkers in College Basketball in 2014-15

As college football pads clash around the country, college basketball fans can look forward to their own kind of slams from top dunk artists. The most crowd-pleasing, momentum-swinging play in hoops gives the game's best athletes a showcase for their talents.<p>Michigan State lost one elite finisher …

College Football

UNC Basketball: Breaking Down the Tar Heels' Complete 2014-15 Schedule

Most of the opponents were already known, and a handful of dates and locations were penciled in. But now that North Carolina has formally released its 2014-15 basketball schedule, we can really start looking ahead to what the Tar Heels will face this season.<p>We can also start picking apart the hills …

UNC Basketball: Why Marcus Paige Is Tar Heels' Most Indispensable Player

After Marcus Paige’s tremendous sophomore season, there’s not much question that he’s the best player on the UNC basketball roster. In spite of being backed up by two of the Tar Heels’ most promising young prospects, he’s also the one Roy Williams’ team can least afford to lose.<p>North Carolina not …

Basketball

Pick your poison for local Halloween fun

Halloween comes in a variety of flavors, from sweet and mild to spicy scary. You can find go-and-do events during the season of the witch to please …