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Jimmy Butler's Wow Moment

by Jarrod Rudolph

Feb 15, 2015 6:33 PM

From Tyler Junior College to Marquette to becoming a late first rounder for the Bulls, Jimmy Butler has shown the ability and willingness to grow, develop and contribute every place he’s played. Read more »

Tags: Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls

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Kyle Korver An All-Star For Intangibles, Team

by Jarrod Rudolph

Feb 15, 2015 3:00 PM

In a league where reputations are born due in large part to gaudy averages, Kyle Korver reminds us that a player’s impact is so much more than numbers. Read more »

Tags: Kyle Korver, Atlanta Hawks, NBA

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Damian Lillard A True All-Star Regardless Of How He Arrives

by Jarrod Rudolph

Feb 14, 2015 9:10 PM

There’s a maturity that goes with a top-tier game for Damian Lillard. He understands that his success is attached to the team and anything spectacular that he does needs to be in the framework of the team’s plans. Read more »

Tags: Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA

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Redick Continuing To Improve As He Morphs Into Orlando's Veteran

by Jarrod Rudolph

J.J. Redick has come a long way since his rookie year when then coach Brian Hill wouldn’t give him a consistent chance to play. He’s now a valued NBA commodity and a central part of Orlando's transition period. Read more »
Kemba Walker Breaking Out Despite Another Rough Season For Bobcats

by Jarrod Rudolph

Kemba Walker has become the go-to guy for the Bobcats and quickly gained the trust and respect of his coaches and teammates. Read more »
Hawks Find Short-Term Success After Making Moves For Long-Term

by Jarrod Rudolph

While there are many things guys like Josh Smith and Al Horford would like to prove personally, they’ve led a team-first approach that has positioned the Hawks near the top of the conference standings. Everything is about team this season, especially the motivation to prove they’re more than a one-man show. Read more »
Jamal Crawford's Return

by Jarrod Rudolph

The Clippers needed a guy that could provide them instant firepower without disrupting their talented core. Crawford was looking for a winning team that would let him contribute without striping him of his ability. It was a perfect marriage and both sides are benefiting. Read more »
Felton's New York Return

by Jarrod Rudolph

The things Raymond Felton can do have made people forget about Jeremy Lin and the hysteria that surrounded his rise to fame last season. Still, the pressure of being the Knicks’ starting point guard in a year they’re expected to win at least one playoff series comes with lofty expectations. Read more »
Pacers Confident, Comfortable Under The Radar

by Jarrod Rudolph

The Pacers won't get caught up in the dismissal of their championship chances. In fact, they're pretty confident in Indiana. The media may not be talking about them, but they're sure the elite teams in the league know they're a team on the rise. Read more »
Glen Davis' Time To Star

by Jarrod Rudolph

Glen Davis will be one of the Magic's go-to guys, a challenge he has wanted for many years. The spotlight, and everything that comes along with it, will be on him this season. He can't wait to get started and is eager to prove he can handle the responsibility of being in a featured role. Read more »
Dwight's Orlando Quagmire

by Jarrod Rudolph

The Magic are positioned to lose Dwight Howard and come out looking like they did everything in their power to keep him. In the meantime, Howard’s image will take another hit. Read more »
Howard To Remain With Magic

by Jarrod Rudolph

Dwight Howard realizes the impact that his indecision has caused and wants to make things right in the city that has watched him grow both professionally and personally since he came into the NBA in 2004 as the first overall pick. Read more »
Aldridge Finds Confidence In ASG Weekend Despite Lack Of Minutes

by Jarrod Rudolph

The biggest part of the weekend for LaMarcus Aldridge was the time he had around the other players. He learned a lot from the guys and plans on taking his lessons back to Portland for the season's stretch run. Read more »
Nets Simply Can Wait It Out With Dwight Howard

by Jarrod Rudolph

Sources say the Nets are the only team Dwight Howard is truly interested in joining, which incentivizes the option to wait for him to come as a free agent. Read more »
Hamilton's Rejuvenation Comes With Return To Title Contender

by Jarrod Rudolph

While the losing took its toll on Richard Hamilton, he hasn't forgotten what it takes to win and intends on showing his new teammates what is necessary to become a championship team. Read more »
Questions And Rumors Of The Orlando Magic

by Jarrod Rudolph

The early playoff exit of the Orlando Magic has made the organization a target for rampant speculation and a nervous fan base. Here are the answers we are hearing to some of the major issues. Read more »
No New York Revisionist History For LeBron

by Jarrod Rudolph

LeBron James isn't 'about saving franchises' and his first trip to New York since choosing the Heat will truly signify how all sides have moved on from a two-year courtship. Read more »
Crawford Puts Hawks Ahead Of Uncertain Future

by Jarrod Rudolph

Jamal Crawford wants to stay in Atlanta, but the Hawks aren't in any rush to reward him with a new contract. Coming off one of the best offensive seasons a reserve has ever put up, he's content to win. Read more »
Carlos Who?

by Jarrod Rudolph

While Paul Millsap is comfortable knowing he’s the starter and the bulk of the minutes are his, he still is focused on the team’s success and not his own. Read more »
A Human Highlight Reel With Production

by Jarrod Rudolph

On the verge of his first All-Star Game appearance, Josh Smith and several of his peers sat down with RealGM to discuss what has changed in the 24-year-old forward. Read more »