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The Griffin Force

Editor’s Note: SB Nation’s Clips Nation has syndicated this post.  The Los Angeles Clippers are a dangerous team that no one wants to face in the playoffs. Despite losing Chris Paul to a separated shoulder for six weeks starting in January, Doc Rivers’ boys never missed a beat. They are currently the third seed in the competitive Western…

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An Open Letter to Kawhi Leonard

Editor’s Note: SB Nation’s Pounding the Rock has syndicated this post. Much has been made of the fact that the Spurs haven’t lost since Kawhi returned to the lineup, but what does an analysis of the Spurs’ lineup data reveal? Enough to show why everyone should love the NBA’s quietest rising star. Dear Kawhi, The first…

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Rising like a Phoenix from the Ashes

The Phoenix Suns have come a long way since the heyday of the mid-2000s—back when two-time MVP Steve Nash still had his sights set on winning a championship, Mike D’Antoni was Coach of the Year material, and Boris Diaw was thin.  If you ask the average NBA fan today, very few would even be able…

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Remember the Alamo!

The San Antonio Spurs have been one of the most consistent sports franchises in the last decade, qualifying for the playoffs every year since 1998.  As a small market team often deemed as “old” and “boring,” the Spurs are frequently left out of opinion polls and do not garner nearly as much national attention as…

Since it is a national holiday, let's take a break from the stats and count down the top 10 worst moments of this year's All-Star Weekend in New Orleans...

Top 10 Biggest All-Star Fails

Since it is a national holiday, let’s take a break from the stats and count down the top 10 worst moments from this year’s All-Star Weekend… 10. Out with the Old As a Spurs fan myself, I hate to say it—but it was pretty weird not seeing Kobe Bryant on the court.  Though he has been…

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Big & Tall

Since 2003, 73% of the number one picks in the NBA Draft have been big men.  Some of these picks have been spectacular—think LeBron James, while others have been real busts—think Greg Oden.  With the recent firing of the Cavaliers’ General Manager, Chris Grant, I am sure you are wondering what the deal with Anthony…

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The Changing of the Guard

Many analysts believe that the 2013-14 draft class has been the weakest crop of rookies in years–the “bust before the boom,” if you will. Michael Carter-Williams, the 11th pick by the Philadelphia 76ers, is a front-runner for Rookie of the Year honors. Meanwhile, the Cavs are still waiting for Anthony Bennett, the 1st pick, to…