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Putting Golden State's 51-win year in perspective

The Golden State Warriors won 51 games this season, good for fourth-best in the franchise's 68-year history. For many fans, this isn't good enough. Fair or unfair?

Worst playoff team ever? Not so fast

Believe it or not, whoever ends up as the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference will not be as bad as these three forgotten playoff teams of yesteryear.

The Bucks should be ashamed of themselves

The 76ers have lost 26 games in a row ... and they still have a better record than the Bucks. That's quite an accomplishment.

Here, gone and quickly forgotten

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf was on his way to a long career as one of the league's most electrifying guards. Then, he took a stand on something he believed in and he quickly faded into obscurity.

Carlos Boozer is too subdued these days

Chicago's big man has been beaten down by his own declining play and his team marginalizing his contributions. But for the Bulls to be a threat in April, May and June, they need to get his state of mind back on track.

Phoenix rising: On Gerald Green's revival

It took nine professional teams in 10 years, including multiple stints overseas, but one of the last players ever drafted straight out of high school is finally coming into his own.

A Forum for second chances

With all their stars aging and/or injured, the once-proud Lakers have instead been the team that's rehabilitating the NBA careers of players that were cast aside without getting their chance to shine.

With Russ back, pressure shifts to Brooks

With the return of Russell Westbrook, Scott Brooks now has eight weeks to figure out just how to optimize his roster for a playoff run.

How Joe Johnson can steal the show in New Orleans

One could say that Joe Johnson doesn't deserve to be in the 2014 All-Star Game. To that, I say hogwash! Here are three ways the quiet and probably-undeserving Nets shooting guard can steal the show in New Orleans.

The Big Game, Basketball Edition

Stanford and Cal squared off on Wednesday night, and for one person's first experience of The Big Game, it made him feel young and old simultaneously.

The Thunder as Dragon Ball Z characters

Because if you can't see the comparison between Kevin Durant and Goku, this article might not be for you.

Standing up for Kendrick Perkins

Kendrick Perkins certainly isn't the most coordinated offensive player, but critics of his play overlook his importance to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Why isn't Ty Lawson a star?

The overlooked Denver Nuggets point guard continues to improve, but stardom has eluded him, for whatever reason. We try to understand why Lawson is often a forgotten man.

The Thunder without Westbrook are depressing

Watching the ups and downs of Oklahoma City without Russell Westbrook only makes us miss him more. Remember when some thought they'd be better without him? So much for that.

Terrence Jones, the difference maker

Should the emergence of Terrence Jones make the Houston Rockets reevaluate their roster needs? We think so.

Why players don't like Blake Griffin

No NBA player seems to get disrespected more by his peers than Blake Griffin. Here are three reasons why we think this happens to him all the time.

Everybody loves Draymond

Thanks to his developing court sense and improvement from three-point range, Warriors' second-year man Draymond Green is making everyone feel bad for passing up on him in the 2012 NBA Draft.

LeBron James needs new (old) shoes

LeBron James apparently doesn't like to wear his latest signature shoe and Kevin Garnett vs. Andrea Bargnani in a steel cage match needs to happen.

CP3 and loving the conventional

Chris Paul is a great player, but his game still largely escapes scrutiny because it aligns so well with what we expect point guards to be. But would it benefit Paul and his teams if he took a page from some of his score-first peers?

The imperfect perfect game

The Golden State Warriors' 115-114 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder automatically ranks as the 2013-14 game of the year thus far, but should we expect more from both teams?

OKC's new and replaceable parts

With the emergence of new young players into the Oklahoma City Thunder's rotation, is it time to think about replacing some of the older parts in the machine?

Boogie is growing up

From the growth of the beard to running wind sprints, DeMarcus Cousins may finally be growing up.

CP3: The NBA's Teflon Don

When it comes to criticism, no one escapes it better than Chris Paul.

How this ends for Kobe

Kobe Bryant's recovery from a torn Achilles remains a mystery that could either end spectacularly or abysmally for the Lakers star. We imagine what both scenarios might look like.

The NBA's coolest team? Try Golden State

With a mix of young talent, eclectic personalities and a fun brand of basketball, the NBA's new coolest team is the Golden State Warriors.

Nobody's beating LeBron at one-on-one

Michael Jordan might claim that no one would beat him in a game of one-on-one, but he's wrong. Size wins these kinds of things, and LeBron James simply is too big to stop.

Why does Wade care about his ranking?

Dwyane Wade reacted strongly when Kevin Durant suggested he shouldn't be a top-10 player? Why is that? Also: in tribute to Coach Sheed and why Andre Iguodala should be Golden State's sixth man.

Caution over rushing

Seeing RG3 play football these last two weeks has made one appreciate the delayed return of Derrick Rose.

Open Letter to Blackmon

Dear Justin, What's good brother, how you been? Hopefully this message finds you in good spirits.

How does Lillard's rookie year stack up?

Does Damian Lillard's rookie season compare to the all-time great rookie seasons for a point guard in NBA history?

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