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‘NBA Desktop’: Zion Williamson Put the League on Notice

Jason looks at Kyrie Irving’s divisive comments with the media (again), and breaks down all the excitement around the regular-season debut of the Pelicans’ no. 1 pick, Zion Williamson

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Five Takeaways From the NBA’s All-Star Starters

An abysmal record couldn’t keep Trae Young from being named to the lineup, while Jimmy Butler got snubbed. Plus: Who is ready to see conferences go out the window?

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Kristaps Porzingis May Be Best Suited As a No. 3 in Dallas

Luka Doncic is ready to compete for MVPs and championships now. But the Mavs’ other max player is starting to look more like Luka’s Bosh than his D-Wade.

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Trae Young Performs Like a Star. Does That Make Him an All-Star?

Young’s dazzling passes and from-the-logo range are worthy of the game’s biggest spotlight. But should big numbers on an 11-win team earn him a spot among the game’s best players?

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NBA Rumormonger: Do the Lakers Already Have “Enough” to Win a Title?

LeBron James seems to think so. But that doesn’t mean they couldn’t use another player or two.

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The Two Sleepers Who Turned the Grizzlies’ Rebuild Into a Reboot

Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. are the faces of the new era in Memphis, but Brandon Clarke and De’Anthony Melton have been just as vital in the team’s surprising success

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‘The Mismatch’: All-Star Starters, Zion’s Return, and Montrezl Harrell Rumors

Plus: Horford for Gallinari?

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Zion’s Debut With Royce Young

Plus, Russillo asks questions surrounding Zion’s body and load management

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‘Bill Simmons’s Book of Basketball 2.0’: The Last Great Knicks Moment

Bill sits down with tortured New York fans Sean Fennessey and Jason Concepcion to discuss Larry Johnson’s four-point play in Game 3 of the 1999 Eastern Conference finals

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Mark Cuban Once Crashed the NBA’s Party. Now He Hosts It.

It’s been 20 years since the tech billionaire bought the Dallas Mavericks, a timeline that has seen the 61-year-old evolve from a disrupting force into one of the league’s most formidable constants

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‘Book of Basketball 2.0’: The Last Fun Knicks Team, Indy–New York Game 3 With Sean Fennessey and Jason Concepcion

Bill, Sean, and Jason break down Game 3 of the 1999 Eastern Conference finals and Larry Johnson’s iconic 4-point shot

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Zion Williamson Just Gave Us the Most Exciting Seven Minutes of This NBA Season

The Pelicans rookie made his debut on Wednesday night, and though things got off to a slow start, his fourth-quarter performance more than lived up to the hype

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‘Group Chat’: The Boring Clippers, Zion’s Debut, and Trade Deadline Preview

What moves could we see before the February deadline?

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Zion Williamson Isn’t Just Back—He’s in a Playoff Hunt

NBA fans finally get to open their most anticipated present of the 2019-20 season. But Zion Williamson’s debut isn’t some midseason sideshow, it’s a potential inflection point in the Western Conference’s postseason race.

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NBA All-Star Arguments, Fake Embiid Trades, CP3’s Comeback, and Low Ratings Theories With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

Plus, All-Star honorable mentions

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‘The Mismatch’: The Lakers Are Missing a Piece

Plus: Ben Simmons is unleashed

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Everything You Need to Know About Zion Williamson’s Debut

The prized no. 1 draft pick is set to make his regular-season debut for the Pelicans on January 22

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Can Montrezl Harrell Solve the Clippers’ “Big” Problem?

Los Angeles’s undersized center draws comparisons to Draymond, but the two small-ball 5s contribute in opposite ways. Can the Clips survive the Western Conference’s postseason gauntlet with their unconventional anchor in the middle?

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The NBA’s Home-Court Assist Advantage Is No More

For decades, players could expect their passing numbers to be more favorable in their home arenas. Now? Not so much. Here’s what the NBA is doing differently and what it means for the league’s top assist-givers.

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The Celtics Broke Out of Their Funk by Handing the Lakers Their Worst Loss of the Season

Jaylen Brown dunked on LeBron and Jayson Tatum went for 27 in a blowout that showed what Boston is capable of—and how much room it still has to grow

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‘Heat Check’: Kent Bazemore Traded, Kyrie Back on the Record, and All-Star Starting Ballots 

Plus, Dan Devine was coronated as an All-Star voter. Hear his Eastern and Western conference starters.

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Do Midseason NBA Trades Work?

The NBA trade deadline is an exciting time for fans, when it seems possible for your favorite team to significantly improve overnight. But just how effective have deadline deals been for teams?

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What Can We Expect From Zion? And the NBA’s Other Biggest Questions of the Week

All eyes will be on the Pelicans rookie as he makes his long-awaited debut on Wednesday, but what will the no. 1 pick look like on the floor? Plus, All-Star voting dilemmas and teams mulling trade deadline decisions.

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Puts the Ritz on the Thunder

Oklahoma City isn’t wilting in the wake of Russell Westbrook’s departure, and young SGA is proving to be everything he was billed to be and then some

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Major League Cheating, Plus NBA Check-in With Kevin O’Connor 

Russillo tries to make sense of the MLB cheating scandal before talking with Kevin about the Bucks’ improvement, the Celtics’ schedule, and more

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‘The Mismatch’: Reassessing Brandon Ingram’s Ceiling, Talking Zion’s Return, and Examining the Depth of Denver

Chris and Kevin discuss Ingram’s epic 49-point game to defeat Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz

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Markelle Fultz Is Going Off Without a Hitch

The former no. 1 pick went to hell and back in his two NBA seasons. Now with the Magic, Fultz is drawing attention not for how janky his shot looks, but for how well he’s playing.

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NBA Second-Quarter Awards: Biggest Delights and Disappointments at Midseason

Giannis and the Bucks are still wrecking fools, but they aren’t the only ones worthy of made-up hardware at the midway point. We’re going to tell you about Ja Morant and the Grizz, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s wild-card ways, and Philly’s funk.

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‘NBA Desktop’: Kyrie Irving Is Ruining the Brooklyn Nets

Plus CNBC’s Downtown Josh Brown on Spencer Dinwiddie’s financial offering and Kevin Clark on Markelle Fultz

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Kyrie Irving Already Wants More Help in Brooklyn

The star point guard called the Nets’ needs "glaring," and he essentially placed half the roster on the trade block

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Believe in the Bucks

Milwaukee is on pace for 70 wins, and Giannis is the favorite to win MVP again. So why aren’t the Bucks treated like runaway title favorites?

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A New Kind of NBA Scoring

Craig Gaines proposes new scoring rules

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One Major Lineup Decision for Each NBA Team in the Second Half

Can Mike Conley play off the ball? Will the Celtics ever regularly deploy their Death Lineup? And how should Victor Oladipo and Malcolm Brogdon coexist in Indiana? We examine each coach’s biggest rotation decision for the rest of the season.

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Jordan Clarkson Has Been Everything the Jazz Need

Utah is 10-0 since it traded for the former Cavalier. His off-ball aggression has been the perfect fit for a team on the verge of contender status.

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Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 NBA Trade Deadline

Follow our coverage of all the latest rumors and moves from around the league as the February 6 deadline approaches

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‘Group Chat’: The Fast & Furious Grizzlies, SGA Is the Future, and Why the Bucks Don’t Get Their Due

Plus, the group discusses teams that are going all in at the trade deadline