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GIFs, NBA / Dec 14, 2013 / 12:00 am

Suns Swat & Nutmeg DeMarcus Cousins In 4th-Straight Win

DeMarcus Cousins, Miles Plumlee

The Phoenix Suns are the second-hottest team in basketball. While Oklahoma City has won five-straight, the Suns have won their last four, and many people were predicting before the season they wouldn’t win that many before 2014. On Friday night, three different Suns took turns abusing poor DeMarcus Cousins on the way to Phoenix’s fourth victory, 116-107, in as many games. Read More »

NBA / Dec 12, 2013 / 12:45 pm

Sink Or Swim? Breaking Down The NBA Playoff Chances For 10 Potential Tanking Teams

Michael Carter-Williams

In basketball, one thing is guaranteed: someone will win and someone will lose. This season, it appears the entire Eastern Conference (save Indiana and Miami) are playing Twisted Metal and driving tanks, trying to see which team can blow up the quickest. That wasn’t anymore evident than when Toronto shipped away Rudy Gay and received a McDonald’s value meal in return. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 11, 2013 / 11:45 am

The Top 50 Fantasy Basketball Players Right Now

John Wall

Player values are officially set in stone now, so it’s time to update the Top 50. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting.

The biggest jump, once again, goes to Anthony Davis, who’s up 18 spots since the preseason edition, and Andre Drummond, who’s up an incredible 25 spots. You’ll notice that I came around on ranking injured players. It still leaves too much up for debate in my mind, but Anthony Davis’s needed presence was the deal breaker. Read More »

NBA / Nov 27, 2013 / 11:00 am

Who’s Better: Eric Bledsoe Or Ty Lawson?

Eric Bledsoe

As we noted in the past, it’s possible Eric Bledsoe has already locked up the league’s Most Improved Player award. He’s been that good, that surprisingly good. We all knew he’d put up numbers in Phoenix for a team that was blatantly tanking (and yet now is somehow 7-7 after 14 games). But 20.4 points and 6.8 assists per game good? That’s big time. Read More »

NBA / Nov 22, 2013 / 12:00 pm

The Top 20 Players In The NBA Right Now

Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook

ESPN, Sports Illustrated and many other outlets usually rank the best players in the NBA each preseason. But like the game itself, player rankings fluctuate almost on a week-by-week basis. A highly touted All-Star might suddenly fall off, and a role player might undertake a high usage within his team, reaching heights that appeared impossible earlier in the year. That’s why we’re ranking the top 20 NBA players right now. Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 11, 2013 / 10:30 am

Eric Bledsoe’s Insane Block On 6-10 Anthony Davis

Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledsoe might’ve already wrapped up this year’s Most Improved Player award. Most figured he’d put in work as a Phoenix starter after spending three seasons primarily as a backup with the Clippers. But the Suns are 5-2 (also thanks to people like Gerald Green) and Bledsoe’s line reads like something out of James Harden‘s playbook: 20.9 points, 7.3 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game on 52 percent shooting and 81 percent from the stripe. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 3, 2013 / 10:15 pm

Thunder Win After Russell Westbrook Makes Unexpected Return

Russell Westbrook

Before a freak collision with Patrick Beverley knocked Russell Westbrook out of basketball action for the remainder of the 2013 playoffs, he had never missed a basketball game on any level in his career: high school, college, and in the NBA. After missing the Thunder’s first two games of the season — and following various reports he’d be out for the first month of the season, at least — he returned tonight to help the Thunder get the victory. Read More »

NBA / Oct 29, 2013 / 4:01 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Phoenix Suns

Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic

With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.

Next up, a Suns team that will threaten to be the league’s worst. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Oct 25, 2013 / 12:00 pm

The 10 Biggest Storylines Of The NBA Season: #TankingForWiggins

Andrew Wiggins

With the NBA season less than a week away from officially starting, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been pumping out enough preview content to bury even Hasheem Thabeet. Over the next week, we’ll be taking a look at the 10 biggest storylines of the 2013-14 season. Today, we’re focusing on a guy who won’t even be in the NBA this year… Read More »

NBA / Oct 15, 2013 / 2:15 pm

The 5 Worst Teams In The NBA Right Now

2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

Somebody has to be last, and somebody has to deliver the news that there are certain NBA teams that are going to be bad and have no hope for the 2013-14 season. But is it always an insult to consider a team as weak? There are different levels to being bad in sports. Read More »