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The 30 Facts That Will Make or Break the Harden-Westbrook Rockets

Can Houston fit two ball-dominant MVPs into the same backcourt? Here are all the reasons for hope and concern, broken down by the numbers.

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The NBA Draft Can Wait: First, James Wiseman Is Going to Memphis

The top-ranked recruit will play for Penny Hardaway before likely taking his talents to the NBA, where he’s projected to be the no. 1 pick in the 2020 draft. He talks about modeling his game after Giannis Antetokounmpo and asking Kevin Durant for advice.

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The Next Big Questions Facing the NBA

After a tumultuous offseason that saw multiple All-NBA talents change teams, league executives sound off on the big issues the league will face in the future: tampering, rebuilding, pick value vs. cap space, and the looming free agency of Giannis Antetokounmpo

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‘The Mismatch’: The Actual NBA Offseason Is Here

The bright-future Grizzlies, ripple effects of the Westbrook trade, and the star movement era

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The NCAA’s First Corruption Charge and James Wiseman Intel With Kevin Clark 

Plus, they talk Penny Hardaway, Miami basketball, and Titus’s high school football career

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Zach Lowe on Westbrook, CP3, MVP Sleepers, and Dumbest NBA Teams

Plus, the consequences of dealing future draft picks

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‘Summer Fits’: Russell Westbrook Is a Rocket, and the Sky Is the Limit for Houston

What’s possible for the new-look Rockets? And what can we learn from those old Thunder teams?

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The Thunder Are the New Most Hopeful Team in the NBA

Oklahoma City traded its stars for unprecedented loads of draft picks. Now, with the ability to grab more young players in a short span than any other franchise in the history of the league, where is the team headed?

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How James Harden and Russell Westbrook Can Make It Work in Houston

The Rockets now boast two paradigm-shifting MVPs on their roster, but it won’t be enough for Russ and Harden to merely coexist as ball-dominant stars. To win a ring, they’ll have to make each other better. Are they up to the task?

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Russ Is Gone: A Sad Farewell to an Oklahoma Icon

A native Oklahoman reminisces about 11 years of Russell Westbrook: the dunks, the stat-chasing, and the missteps of a firebrand who was always himself, for better and for worse

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‘NBA Desktop’: The Race to Report Kawhi’s Decision

On this episode of ‘NBA Desktop,’ Jason dives into the media circus around Kawhi Leonard’s decision to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers and has an EXCLUSIVE spice interview with NBA insider Arye Abraham

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Why Jerami Grant Was the One of the Best Acquisitions of the NBA Offseason

The Denver Nuggets took advantage of an opportunity—offering the rebuilding Thunder a chance to get off the stretch forward’s salary—and may have found the perfect frontcourt partner for their MVP candidate, Nikola Jokic

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Can Russell Westbrook Ever Change? He’ll Need to in Houston

Westbrook’s playing style won him an MVP, but it couldn’t lead the Thunder out of the first round of the playoffs. Can he ever be less Russ? The Rockets’ reshaped future depends on it.

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Westbrook Traded for CP3?!?!? Plus, Cousin Sal on NBA Futures and Kumail Nanjiani on Everything

The Oscar nominee joins to discuss his new film, ‘Stuber’

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The Winners and Losers of the Russell Westbrook–for–Chris Paul Trade

Just when you thought it was safe to avoid Twitter, Houston swung a blockbuster trade to pair two former teammates and MVPs. Is the Rockets’ title window back open? Did the Thunder get a good deal? We assess the fallout.

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Is a Kevin Durant Sign-and-Trade the Warriors’ Only Option Left?

If KD decides to bolt in free agency, Golden State may try to help facilitate the move in exchange for some much-needed assets

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Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul Instant Trade Reactions

Breaking down the latest blockbuster trade

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‘Group Chat’: To Russ or Not to Russ: Which Teams Should Be in on Westbrook?

Plus, we take another look at the Clippers-Thunder trade and share big observations from Las Vegas summer league

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Are We Witnessing the Death of Dynasties in the NBA?

Kawhi Leonard’s shorter-than-expected max deal with the Clippers is the latest affirmation of the league’s new normal: Teams now have two-year windows to build a champion. Because nothing gold wants to stay.

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The Five Most Intriguing Second-Year Players at NBA Summer League

Not every player can have a rookie year like Luka Doncic. Here are the five sophomores-to-be in Las Vegas who are worth keeping an eye on heading into the 2019-20 season.

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MLB Best Bets With Paul Lo Duca

Plus your best NBA summer league bets

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Kawhi Leonard Is the Most Powerful Player in the NBA

He has single-handedly altered the directions of at least four franchises in the past two seasons, and his short deal with the Clippers could soon change the league again

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Coby White Is the Most Impressive Lottery Pick at Summer League

But will he have the same success fitting into a Chicago Bulls team looking to finally emerge from the East basement?

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‘The Mismatch’: The Seven Most Intriguing Names of the 2019 NBA Offseason 

Live from Las Vegas at NBA summer league, the guys discuss seven topics they’re most interested in from the offseason so far

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The 2019 NBA Free Agency Exit Survey

Kawhi Leonard’s groundbreaking move to Los Angeles effectively marks the end of the wildest free agency in league history. Who made all the right moves? Who only made things worse? We name the winners, losers, and sneaky-good deals of the offseason, and look ahead to the early title favorites and big questions to come.

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Is Los Angeles a Clippers Town?: An Investigative Report

Our news team decided to investigate the aftermath of the Clippers’ offseason acquisition of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George

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‘Summer Fits’: Which Team Should Trade for Russell Westbrook?

Danny and Justin break down the top contenders and their potential deals

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One Summer League Podcast With Duncan Robinson

Titus and Tate discuss Zion’s earth-shaking summer league debut, the off-the-court story lines taking over, dinner courtesy of Mike Conley, and the biggest takeaways from the first weekend in Vegas

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He the North: Raptors Fans Reckon With Kawhi’s Exit

Leonard gave the Raps their first NBA title, then broke hearts, leaving in free agency after one season. Now Toronto’s fan base sorts through the mixed emotions.

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Trading Russell Westbrook to the Timberwolves Is an Idea So Wild, It Just Might Work

The former MVP has an expensive contract and an unclear future—but for a franchise that rarely attracts superstar-level talent, he could be worth the risk

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A Roundup of the Bizarre Media Circus That Surrounded Kawhi Leonard’s Free Agency

Three reporters, a college student, and a Redditor walk into a bar

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Best Westbrook Trades, Bank Heist Movies, and ‘Euphoria’ With Joe House and Shea Serrano

Plus the future of the Western Conference

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What’s Next for Russell Westbrook?

The mercurial guard is on the trading block, and seems not to be long for Oklahoma City, but it’s hard to see where else he’d fit in the league

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How the New-Look Clippers Stack Up With the New-Look Lakers

After a few summer blockbuster moves, the intracity rivalry could dictate the fate of the 2019-20 season. Who will run L.A.? We break down both revamped rosters in eight essential categories.

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Is the NBA’s Title Race More Wide Open Than Ever?

The Warriors are no longer the big bad waiting at the end of each season. Will the super-ish teams sprouting up around the NBA map lead to more parity?

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Paul George Is Gone, What Happens to Russ?

Plus, checking in on the Lakers’ new roster