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Building Better Knees For The NBA

New techniques mean better outcomes for athletes.<p>The stress of repetitive jumping makes NBA players particularly prone to painful, even career-ending cartilage lesions. For decades, microfracture surgery—pricking holes in the knee bone to stimulate tissue regrowth—was the gold-standard repair. But …

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2014-15 Eye on Basketball Elite 100: Top 10

Our experts finish their countdown of the 100 best players in the NBA by revealing their top 10.<p><b>More Elite 100:</b> 100-51 | 50-21 | 20-11<p>10. Anthony …

Breaking Down Miami Heat's Center Position for 2014-15 Season

The Miami Heat are in very good shape at center<p>Considering that Miami’s center play impressed approximately no one last season, and the franchise made zero upgrades at the position, this is a fairly controversial position to stake out. But I believe it’s the correct one. I’m staking it.<p>For …

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PHOTO: Check out Nike's new LeBron James banner in Cleveland

The new banner, which will fill the space formerly occupied by the 'Witness' banner torn down in 2010, shows James facing a crowd of fans with …

Breaking Down Milwaukee Bucks' Small Forward Position for 2014-15 Season

While there are certainly positional debates to be had elsewhere on the roster, the scenario at small forward for the Milwaukee Bucks—given the logjam and abundance of talent—provides an intriguing one for the 2014-15 season.<p>Rookie Jabari Parker and second-year phenom Giannis Antetokounmpo are …

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Pay or Pass: Which Young NBA Talents Are Worth Extending Early?

NBA owners and general managers, get ready; it's decision time.<p>The class of 2011 is due for a raise.<p>October 31 marks the deadline to extend fourth-year players like Klay Thompson and Kawhi Leonard. Failing to reach a deal means restricted free agency is on the horizon next summer, which, as we …

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Breaking Down Cleveland Cavaliers' Shooting Guard Position for 2014-15 Season

Heading into the Cleveland Cavaliers' 2014-15 season, every starting position appears to be locked down except one.<p>While Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Anderson Varejao are nearly guaranteed to represent four-fifths of the starting lineup, who'll get the nod at shooting guard?<p>Cleveland …

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Breaking Down Oklahoma City Thunder's Small Forward Position for 2014-15 Season

When it comes to the small forward position, the Oklahoma City Thunder have Kevin Durant and not much else.<p>In fairness, having the reigning Most Valuable Player in his prime is more than enough for any team. Durant is one of the two best players in the NBA, arguably neck-and-neck with the Cleveland …

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Is Cleveland Cavaliers' Big 3 Best of the Superteam Era?

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love are obviously going to make the Cleveland Cavaliers into one of the NBA's best teams. Whether they're capable of moving past the Chicago Bulls and the rest of the Eastern Conference is up for debate, but they'll at least be a part of the competition for a …

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