Blame the 76ers for the lottery changing

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Incremental lottery reform -- and not anything more drastic -- is the right move for the league. The 76ers have little room to complain since they are the reason change is happening.

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Team USA can be meaningful for Rose

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The Bulls point guard is in Las Vegas trying out for the United States' FIBA World Cup team.

3 bad NBA teams that got even worse

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One challenge for each new NBA coach

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The Heat can still win the East

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Harden is right about Parsons

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Good morning, the Kings are champions!

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Daryl Morey can't live up to his own hype

The Rockets' Daryl Morey isn't a bad general manager, but he hasn't done anything to prove how great he is either.

Jabari Parker must study World Peace's game

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Dante Exum is figuring things out

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How to turn Wiggins into a star

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Competitive balance in the East

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Little margin for error

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Parsons and Dallas' remaining questions

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The signing of Chandler Parsons saved Dallas' offseason, but there are still a lot of questions regarding what this team will look like and what they still need to do.

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Williams keeps searching at summer league

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Rockets Smart to Decline Parsons Contract

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Although shocking and ultimately disappointing, Heat fans must accept LeBron's departure and embrace a new era in Miami Heat basketball.

Carmelo couldn't win

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