Pacific Division

2011 NBA Draft: Sacramento Kings

Receiving a one-year extension to remain in Sacramento, the Kings are hoping to finally give the hometown fans something to cheer. A young team in rebuilding mode, the Kings have won just 66 games in three seasons and haven’t qualified for the post season in five years. Determining a new arena is necessary for the franchise to be viable in …

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2011 NBA Draft: Golden State Warriors

Finally landing the front court scorer Golden State has been seeking for years, its season was derailed because of a tooth. Acquiring All-Star forward David Lee from the Knicks moments after “The Decision”, the Warriors only major acquisition almost saw his career come to an end during his return to Madison Square Garden.  

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Deal Denies Clippers Top Pick

Just when it seemed liked the Los Angeles Clippers had started to make the right decisions for the franchise, general manager Neil Olshey and owner Donald Sterling showed the league that they still just don’t get it. It’s a decision that proved costly once again during the NBA Draft lottery on Tuesday night.

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Ellis and Curry Can Coexist

Golden State is a franchise still searching for an identity. Anchored by two undersized guards with scorers mentalities, with Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry, but the duo has had an uneasy relationship together. Spending four years being groomed as the point guard of the future for Golden State, Ellis wasn’t happy with the selection of Curry, who fell to the franchise with the seventh …

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Western Conference Playoff Preview

For Phil Jackson, everything seems to come in threes. Three times in his coaching career, Jackson has captured three-straight NBA championships. His Los Angeles Lakers have won the past three Western Conference championships and are honing in on a third-straight title in June.

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Rounding Out the Playoffs

Three weeks remain in the NBA regular season and seven teams remain in contention for the final two playoff positions. The top seven seeds in each conference appear to be secure in some order, but the battle for the eighth and final seed will cap the most intriguing season in years. As Indiana and Memphis cling on to the final …

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Kings Still Viable in Sacramento

There’s a misconception about NBA players wanting to only play in big markets. Although Miami was able to lure three of the top available free agents and New York brought in two All-Star forwards, basketball is still viable in smaller cities. The Kings are looking for a way out of Sacramento, a city once known for having one of the …

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Regular Season Matters for Lakers

Kobe Bryant should start taking the regular season a little more seriously than he has lately. If not, the Lakers will be making reservations for vacation in June instead of booking a trip to the NBA Finals. Bryant was serious after a Christmas Day loss to the Miami Heat in Staples Center when he said the regular season means more …

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All-Time Teams: Pacific Division

Imagine if teams could combine players from every generation to form the greatest starting lineup in franchise history. The only problem is, some teams have so much talent, how do you really choose between Jerry West and Kobe Bryant as the starting shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers? A new feature from ESPN.com enables you to decide the ultimate …

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2010 Pacific Division Preview

The Lakers keep stockpiling excellent small forwards and making it nearly impossible for anyone to doubt them as the best team in the NBA. Los Angeles trails the arch rival Boston Celtics by just one in the championship category and another wildly successful off season has kept them as the top team in the West.

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