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A pure shooter at his best... Klay Thompson of the @Warriors is nothing but net pregame during baseline work. #NBAGlobalGames

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NBA Preseason 2013: Schedule and Predictions for Friday's Action

With the 2013 NBA regular season set to begin on Tuesday, Oct. 29, less than two weeks of preseason basketball remains. Before that date can come, however, the league is going international and expanding in popularity.<p>Here's what will happen on Friday, Oct. 18 when those games continue.<p>NBA …

The 10-man rotation, starring how much Carmelo Anthony is really worth

<i>A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in</i> …

Indiana Pacers vs. Chicago Bulls: Recap and Player Grades

Derrick Rose made an emphatic statement that he is truly back, delivering an MVP-caliber performance as the Chicago Bulls opened up their preseason 5-0, sending the Indiana Pacers home by a score of 103-98, in spite of both Jimmy Butler and Joakim Noah missing the game with minor injuries.<p>It’s just …

NBA Teams That Must Get Off to a Fast Start in 2013-14

Banking a cluster of victories early in a season can be a boon for any team, even if it’s not an accurate indicator of how an entire campaign will play out.<p>Wins are wins, and coaches will take them however they come.<p>The NBA is a league where divisional and playoff hopes can be decided by very slim …

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Houston Rockets Won't Be Title Contenders Until They Fix Asik and Lin Problem

The Houston Rockets' championship hopes are hindered by the uncertainty of center Omer Asik and point guard Jeremy Lin. Both men are talented players who may not be ideal fits with the way the team is currently set up.<p>Asik averaged a double-double per game (10.1 points, 11.7 rebounds) in his debut …

Kevin Durant Says It's Time for Dwyane Wade to 'Pass the Torch'

Quit hogging the shooting guard torch, Dwyane Wade. It's someone else's turn.<p>Kevin Durant thinks so, at least. During an interview with OTE Sport, via Eurohoops.net, he reiterated his belief that Wade was no longer the NBA's best shooting guard:<p>It's nothing against D-Wade. He's a great player; he's …

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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls, Game Recap and Player Grades

The Chicago Bulls hosted the Milwaukee Bucks tonight, and it was close until about three minutes into the game. From there, it was a wire-to-wire blowout with the Bulls leading the way.<p>The Bulls were in playoff form, both on the court and off, with three of their players once again missing the game …

How JaVale McGee Can Prove His Doubters Wrong Once and for All This Season

Since being drafted in 2008, JaVale McGee has always been about potential. For every awe-inspiring and freakishly athletic play, he also makes a boneheaded decision that takes years off his coach's life.<p>This is the season that McGee must silence his many critics, and these are the ways he can …

Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Top 5 Players at Every Position Entering 2013-14

One of the biggest keys to building a championship-winning fantasy basketball roster is versatility.<p>If you load up on one-dimensional players early in your draft, you're booking a one-way ticket to your fantasy league's consolation bracket.<p>In those early rounds, you should be targeting guys who …

How Kemba Walker, Al Jefferson Pairing Can Thrive with Charlotte Bobcats

The Charlotte Bobcats paired their franchise point guard, Kemba Walker, with a legitimate big man when they signed Al Jefferson to a three-year, $40.5 million deal during the summer.<p>According to Rick Bonnell of the <i>Charlotte Observer</i>, Walker helped in the recruitment of Jefferson. The duo has a …

on-1 NBA Tournament of the Ages

Bleacher Report's Ultimate 1-on-1 NBA Tournament of the Ages<p>How often does a sports event that would make you want to empty your entire bank account for tickets come around?<p>Bleacher Report's ultimate one-on-one NBA tournament of the ages would be one such event.<p>Quite frankly, I'd be willing to …

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Advanced NBA Stats for Dummies: How to Understand the New Hoops Math

The NBA's analytics revolution (insert <i>Revenge of the Nerds</i> joke here) has changed the way we think and talk about basketball.<p>These days, you can't have an intelligent conversation about hoops without relevant statistics to back up your thoughts and lend credence to your opinions.<p>Read any …

The New York Knicks' 5 Biggest Tests of the Early Season

For the first time in three years, the New York Knicks will not begin their season with a true rivalry game.<p>No offense to the Milwaukee Bucks, but they don't bring the excitement factor of last year's post-Sandy opener against the Heat, or 2011's Christmas Day opener against the Celtics.<p>But don't …

Klay Thompson Says It's Time for Golden State Warriors to Be 'The Team Out West'

Confidence unlocks the door to success, and if the rest of the Golden State Warriors share Klay Thompson's in-house conviction, the Dubs are headed for something special.<p>Thompson, per <i>SportsCenter</i>'s official Twitter account, believes the Los Angeles Lakers have ruled California for far too long. He …

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Miami Heat's 5 Must-Win Games of the Early Season

Must-win games are usually reserved for the postseason, left for when a team is one game away from being sent home for good. For the Miami Heat, however, that situation could apply to any game in the regular season simply because of who they are.<p>There isn't any pressure to win in the regular …

Chicago Bulls' 5 Must-Win Games of the Early Season

While the goal of any sporting contest is to be the victor, there are games in which winning carries a special significance.<p>The case is no different with the Chicago Bulls.<p>Head coach Tom Thibodeau has brought a champion’s swagger back to this franchise by instilling a toughness and intensity …

After missing all of last season due to an ACL injury, and hearing all about it, an improved Derrick Rose is more than ready to begin the next chapter of his career. Now that's a scary thought: http://bit.ly/17bLMmH

Five must-watch and must-avoid League Pass teams for 2013-2014

Which five teams should you absolutely check out on NBA's League Pass this season? Which five should you avoid like the plague? We break it down.<p>With …