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Western Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

Feb 6, 2018 12:42 PM

The Jazz, Clippers, Nuggets and Thunder to be the most active teams at the deadline in the West. Read more »

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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The Present That LeBron Can Control (And The Future He Can't)

by Jonny Auping

Feb 2, 2018 10:25 AM

LeBron James came back to Cleveland and pictured a world where life would be good, and basketball would be fun. But those plans were made before the Warriors' dynasty Read more »

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, NBA

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The Houston Rockets And The Righteousness of Vengeance

by Alex Siquig

Jan 21, 2018 1:34 PM

The Rockets really do feel as close to perfect as a Moreyball team has ever been and possibly can ever be. And yet it's still all prologue. Read more »

Tags: Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, NBA

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2017 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The Warriors, Rockets, Cavaliers, Celtics and 76ers enter 2018 as the top-5 teams in terms of players and assets. Read more »
Book Excerpt: How The Warriors Went From Black Sheep To Gold Standard

by Danny Leroux

The Warriors underwent massive changes entering the 14-15 season and it paid off with their first title in 40 years. Read more »
Observations & Overreactions: Rockets Vs. Warriors

by Brett Koremenos

On Houston's excellent bench, Nick Young's early 6th Man award candidacy, Golden State's young rotation players, and how these two teams will evolve basketball. Read more »
Season Questions: Can Anyone Actually Beat The Warriors?

by Brett Koremenos

While the Warriors appear inevitable, the Spurs, Rockets and Cavaliers are the three teams who may have a chance of beating them in a playoff series. Read more »
Pacific Division Offseason Review

by Keith P Smith

On how the Lakers, Warriors, Clippers, Suns and Kings attacked the offseason. Read more »
The Extinction Of Monta Ellis

by Alex Siquig

The prototype that Monta Ellis typifies is in imminent danger of extinction, the (undersized) ball-dominant slashing guard who doesn't reliably punish you from range. Read more »
The Extra Humanity Of Kevin Durant, Who Is Mad Online

by John Wilmes

Despite his ascendancy to the throne, Kevin Durant is clearly unsatisfied enough by the notion of people being wrong about him on the internet that he pretends to be other people to combat them. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Golden State Warriors

by Colin McGowan

What the Warriors create is an NBA drenched in this ennui. The league doesn't lack intrigue altogether, but it's rendered second-class by the Golden State's unimpeachable greatness. Read more »
2017 Summer League Notes On All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

Notes and observations on all 30 NBA teams from how they evaluated their offseason moves and what they saw from their Summer League prospects. Read more »
Grading The Deals: Warriors Sign Nick Young, Omri Casspi

by Christopher Reina

Nick Young and Omri Casspi give the Warriors a pair of rotation wings who can shoot three-pointers and be versatile on defense. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Kevin Durant Takes Major Discount Re-Signing With Warriors

by Christopher Reina

Kevin Durant showed his commitment to winning and loyalty to the Warriors in an extraordinary and seemingly unprecedented level of sacrifice and discount from a player of his caliber. Read more »
Grading The Deals: Warriors Re-Sign Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston

by Christopher Reina

With an assist from Kevin Durant, the Warriors were able to keep their veteran depth by re-signing Andre Iguodala to a three-year, $48M contract and Shaun Livingston to a three-year, $24M deal. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Stephen Curry Re-Signs With Warriors For $201M

by Christopher Reina

Stephen Curry now comes off the greatest contract of the salary cap era, which also served as ballast for Warriors as we now know them, and immediately signs the richest contract in NBA history. Read more »
Lasting Intrigue Can Only Come From The Warriors Themselves

by John Wilmes

If the Warriors set themselves toward only achieving traditional sports goals that will be rote and predictable. Here's to wondering what, with their great powers before them, they might do that is not. Read more »
Golden State's Decadent Superiority

by Colin McGowan

There are a lot of ways to explain the why and how of the Warriors' dominance, but the most striking thing about them, as they occasionally toiled but mostly calmly outgunned the Cavaliers, was the wearying totality of their talent. Read more »
Golden State Did Not Consciously Become Death But Here We Are

by Colin McGowan

The Warriors put themselves on a cross, then clambered down and picked up a machine gun. They don't cut the figure they think they do, but nor do they care. Read more »
How Popovich's Strategic White Flag In Game 2 Could Lead To An Actual Series Still

by Matthew Tynan

Despite what happened in Games 1 and 2, the Spurs have a reason to believe they can challenge the Dubs juggernaut. Read more »