NBA Power Rankings: A wild West is looking up at the champs – ESPN

NBA Power Rankings: A wild West is looking up at the champs
ESPN
The NBA landscape looks far different than when we last saw the Golden State Warriors hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy in June. Perennial All-Stars and future Hall of Famers changed teams (and conferences), blockbuster trades formed new …

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NBA has an AR basketball shooting game because, why not? – CNET

NBA has an AR basketball shooting game because, why not?
CNET
The way it works is that you download an app, which will scan your room and install an “authentic” NBA basketball backboard and hoop. Now, it’s not the real kind, but rather a digital version complete with a ball you “flick” to throw at the hoop. Your
NBA’s first AR game lets you pop-a-shot with your iPhoneEngadget

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NBA esports investment 'a long-term play' that will be 'around for decades' – PC Gamer

NBA esports investment ‘a long-term play’ that will be ‘around for decades’
PC Gamer
Next year, the National Basketball Association will officially enter the world of esports by way of its NBA 2K League. Managing director Brendan Donohue has now billed the association’s esports involvement as “a long-term play” that he reckons will

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Dark-Horse Candidates for Every NBA Award in 2017-18 – Bleacher Report

Dark-Horse Candidates for Every NBA Award in 2017-18
Bleacher Report
Adapting to the NBA’s three-point line has been a non-issue. He’s canning 45-plus percent of his treys for the preseason on more than six attempts per 36 minutes. All the preseason caveats apply, but his off-ball work renders him a nice complement to

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Five NBA Positional Battles That Could Define the Season – The Ringer (blog)

Five NBA Positional Battles That Could Define the Season
The Ringer (blog)
Most NBA teams have their starting lineups in place well before training camp. The decision is made as much by management as the coaches. It’s hard to bench guys taken high in the draft or with big guaranteed contracts. There are office politics in NBA

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Minnesota Timberwolves exercise options on Karl-Anthony Towns, Tyus Jones – NBA.com

Minnesota Timberwolves exercise options on Karl-Anthony Towns, Tyus Jones
NBA.com
The 7-0 forward/center set a franchise single-season scoring record with 2061 points while recording 1007 rebounds, becoming the youngest player in NBA history (15th overall and first since Tim Duncan in 2001-02) to collect 2000+ points and 1000+ …

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The '14 NBA Draft Class: Almost Nobody Is Getting Paid — And For Good Reason – Forbes

The ’14 NBA Draft Class: Almost Nobody Is Getting Paid — And For Good Reason
Forbes
Monday is the deadline for first-round picks from 2014 to get extensions off their NBA rookie deals, and it’s been anything but a booming business for almost all of the draft’s big name-players. Of the 30 first-rounders, only No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins

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For Jazz, Vivint Arena remodel means that Utah's NBA franchise has finally grown up – Salt Lake Tribune

For Jazz, Vivint Arena remodel means that Utah’s NBA franchise has finally grown up
Salt Lake Tribune
… is now an oval to facilitate socializing before and after games, but the showers are now individualized for privacy. It’s not just that the Jazz now believe that they have the largest locker room facilities in the NBA that make them special — it’s

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Fantasy Focus – NBA.com (blog)

Fantasy Focus
NBA.com (blog)
NBA.com’s Matt Dagostino offers up some free agents worth looking up for the last few games of the fantasy hoops season. Play. Fantasy Focus – April 5. Fantasy Focus – April 5. NBA.com’s Matt Dagostino offers up some free agents worth looking up for

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From bullied special education student to NBA player: Carrick Felix had to fight to earn his spot – Washington Post

From bullied special education student to NBA player: Carrick Felix had to fight to earn his spot
Washington Post
The last story goes like this: Felix was playing for the Santa Cruz Warriors, the minor-league affiliate of the NBA’s Golden State franchise. He had already been cast aside by two other teams, missed substantial time in his young career due to injury

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