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Waiver Watch: Injury Pile Up in Utah

Alec Burks

Utah’s path to its first playoff berth in four years just became much more perilous. The third member of the rotation is now expected to miss a significant amount of time as shooting guard Alec Burks is out indefinitely following a collision with Paul Pierce at the rim Saturday night. 

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Waiver Watch: Bosh’s Versatility Carrying Miami

Chris Bosh Wallpaper

Seemingly each night Miami has a different requirement of Chris Bosh. Sometimes the Heat need him to dominate in the post, other nights long range shooting is the order. Bosh has been able to excel at both. The emergence of Hassan Whiteside at the center position has enabled Bosh to shift back to power forward — his natural position — allowing him …

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The Resurgence of Batum in Charlotte

Nicolas Batum Wallpaper

A fresh start in a new city, at a new position, has clearly revitalized Nicolas Batum. After playing through a wrist injury that drastically altered his effectiveness shooting the ball all of last season, the Trail Blazers began their massive rebuilding efforts last summer by sending Batum to Charlotte in exchange for Noah Vonleh — a seldom used rookie — and Gerald …

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Waiver Watch: Blossoming Into a Star

Isaiah Thomas Wallpaper

Five years ago, Isaiah Thomas had to wait until the absolute final selection to have his name called in the 2011 NBA Draft. Now, he is on the verge of becoming a household name. Thomas has abandoned his role as a sixth man to become the star player for a promising Boston team. 

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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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