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J.A. Adande
Pau Gasol's last call?

Were these the final Staples moments for the big man who helped bring two titles to the Lakers?

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Kevin Pelton
Roy Hibbert for Defensive POY

Kevin Pelton lays out his case for his NBA All-Defensive Teams and why Roy Hibbert deserves to be the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year.

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David Thorpe
Sophomore class has bright future

Which second-year players had the best season? Here's our final rankings.

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Michael Wallace
Heat's goal is health, not top seed

The Heat are in a battle with the Pacers for the East's top seed, but their bigger goal for the rest of the regular season will be to get healthy and establish some lineup continuity.

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Bradford Doolittle
Is No. 1 seed in the East important?

Bradford Doolittle weighs the value of earning the No. 1 seed in the East, looking at recent history and the changing guard at the top of the conference. Home-court advantage aside, should the Heat or Pacers want the No. 2 seed to avoid the surging Bulls?

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Tom Haberstroh
Rest might be too late for Pacers

Tom Haberstroh looks at whether Indiana's resting of its starters now will have any positive effect for the Pacers.

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Amin Elhassan and David Thorpe
Redraft 2007: Kevin Durant No. 1

Amin Elhassan and David Thorpe redo the 2007 NBA draft. While Kevin Durant is the consensus No. 1 pick, there is interesting divergence thereafter.

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Brian Windhorst
LeBron James abdicates the throne

LeBron James has all but conceded the MVP race, but don't think for a second he's happy about it, writes Brian Windhorst.

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CHAD FORD'S BIG BOARD

RkNamePos.FromStock
1Andrew WigginsSGKansas
All-around game reminds of T-Mac More »
2Jabari ParkerSFDuke
Smart, do-it-all forward More »
3Joel EmbiidCKansas
Freaky smooth big man with major upsid ... More »

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