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Waiver Watch: Drastic Improvements from Leonard

Kawhi Leonard Wallpaper

Kawhi Leonard is continually forcing scouts to rewrite their book on him. When he was being evaluated as a draft candidate in 2011, his true shooting percentage of 46.3 percent during his sophomore season at San Diego State ranked as the worst among the 17 wing prospects in the class. On draft night, Leonard was initially projected to be a lottery selection, …

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Waiver Watch: Versatility of Green Key for Warriors

Draymond Green Wallpaper

The Warriors began their title defense 35 days ago and have yet to suffer their first loss. Golden State has won 18 consecutive games to open the 2015-16 season, the most a team has ever won in a row to start the season, because of its ability to adapt to its opponent. No team in the league has the roster …

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Waiver Watch: Butler Has Lasting Impact in Chicago

Jimmy Butler Wallpaper

A year ago, Jimmy Butler was named the Most Improved Player in the NBA. Through 12 games this season, he is proving that his success isn’t fleeting. The 26-year-old is building on his All-Star campaign, upping his scoring average 3-point shooting percentage and 3-point field goals per game while maintaining his assist numbers and continuing to play elite defense. 

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Waiver Watch: Another Milestone for Duncan

Tim Duncan Wallpaper

The missing piece to propel David Robinson to his first NBA title has now supplanted him on the list of the NBA’s all-time shot blockers. Tim Duncan entered Saturday’s contest with Philadelphia three rejections behind Robinson for the fifth most blocked shots in league history, but his dominant defensive effort elevated him past the Hall-of-Fame center. Maybe Duncan wasn’t as …

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McCollum Blending in Perfectly for Portland

C.J. McCollum Wallpaper

Five game into its rebuild, Portland has an established pair of franchise caliber players in the backcourt. The Trail Blazers expected point guard Damian Lillard — an All-Star each of the past two seasons — to carry the burden on offense. Only he has received plenty of help from the other guard in the starting lineup.

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2015 Fantasy Basketball Late Round Fliers

NBA: Brooklyn Nets-Media Day

The final round of the fantasy basketball draft allows for the most creativity. The first 12 rounds are meant to provide an identity, piling up players capable of dominating in a variety of ways. A team should have star power, depth and a clear identity by the time the final selections are on the clock. With the team essentially set, …

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Johnson Already a Steal for the Pistons

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The Pistons are going to have to find a way to put rookie Stanley Johnson in the starting lineup. Ever since he was selected with the eighth overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft, Johnson has managed to impress each time he has stepped onto the court. His play at the Orlando portion of the NBA Summer League tournament earned …

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Waiver Watch: The Final Stretch

Brook Lopez Wallpaper

The Nets were hoping Brook Lopez would be the dominant post player that carries the franchise to its first championship. Instead, he has emerged as the focal point as the team tries to secure the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. 

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Waiver Watch: Playing Through an Injury

LaMarcus Aldridge Wallpaper

Portland simply could afford to have LaMarcus Aldridge sidelined for six-to-eight weeks. The time frame was the estimate that was necessary for him to recover from the surgery necessary to repair his left thumb, so he opted to play with a splint.

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Waiver Watch: The Playoff Push

Anthony Davis Wallpaper

Four weeks remain in the NBA’s regular season and the Pelicans are desperate to snap a three year playoff drought. Entrenched in a battle for the eighth and final seed with the Thunder and Phoenix. In each of the past two years, New Orleans has dealt away a first round pick to bring in a piece to immediately contribute, while Anthony …

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