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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 …

LeBron still undecided about Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The beaches and glamour of Rio de Janeiro haven't yet convinced LeBron James that he should come back in two years for a shot …

10 NBA Players Who Will Have Bigger Roles Than Expected in 2014-15

As the NBA preseason ratchets up to wind down, the league’s 30 depth charts are beginning to come into sharper and sharper focus.<p>Surprising upstarts will be cast back down, seemingly fading veterans will rise, and the pecking order of many a roster will—sadly and inevitably—return to order.<p>But …

7 NBA Superstars Who Will Move Up the Ranks in 2014-15

Imagine a world in which all NBA superstars were perceived as equals.<p>Boring, right?<p>All superstars aren't standing on level ground. They're different. Some are more talented than others. Like every other player, they're always trying to get better and climb higher.<p>That brings us here, trying to …

10 NBA Players Set for Regression in 2014-15

Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams became an overnight poster child for the dreaded <i>step back</i>.<p>And we're not talking about step-back jumpers.<p>The nine-year veteran posted points (14.3 per game) and assists (6.1 per game) averages that were the lowest since his rookie season all the way back in …

NBA 2K15: Round Up of Reviews and Analysis of Acclaimed Video Game

It's rare when critical acclaim and fan anticipation for a video game line up perfectly. You can count on one hand the number of sports simulations that elicit—and warrant—a better reaction than the <i>NBA 2K</i> series. The release of <i>NBA 2K15</i> has proved, once again, that this game is operating on another …

How Kevin Durant Injury Shakes Up Western Conference Power Structure

When a player is so great and so durable for so long, it can be easy to take their omnipresence for granted.<p>Case in point: Kevin Durant, who over seven increasingly incendiary NBA seasons has missed a <i>total</i> of 16 games for the Oklahoma City Thunder.<p>Sadly, Sunday arrived with word that the five-time …

NBA news, scores, stats, fantasy - Basketball | SI.com

Barkley sounds off<p>2:23<p>NBA Charles Barkley Sounds Off on LeBron and More: 'He Wants to Be a Hollywood Mogul'<p>Although TNT's "Inside the NBA" is on …

Basketball

Sports News, Scores and Highlights from Sports Illustrated | SI.com

1:04<p>College Football Oklahoma Is Favored, but TCU and West Virginia Loom<p>Which key Big 12 players should you know about before placing a futures bet …

College Football

NBA Basketball Futures

Ranking the Most Unique Players in the NBA Today

There are plenty of incredible talents in the NBA, but how many stand apart from the rest as truly unique players?<p>I'm not talking about those who are the best at a certain skill—Chris Paul is the league's best point guard, but he sure plays an awful lot like Isiah Thomas used to—but rather those …