Bernucca: Which Warriors Get Our Season-Ending Awards?

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The Golden State Warriors are about to complete the best regular season in NBA history. The Warriors are going to win 73 games, one more than the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. Even Warriors coach Steve Kerr, a reserve on that Bulls squad and one of the great winners in league annals, is blown away by his team’s accomplishment. “I never imagined when I was with the Bulls anyone would ever come close,” he said. “We’re close.” [Read more…]

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Tweet of the Night: Roy Hibbert not thrilled about Julius Randle not making the 2016 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge

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The league announced on Wednesday the full roster for rookies and sophomores who will be going to Toronto for the All-Star weekend event known as the 2016 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. The rookie class has been particularly impressive and with plenty of rising talents from the second-year group, there should be a spirited competition among those who qualified. Rookie of the Year favorite Karl-Anthony Towns facing off against both Andrew Wiggins and Kristaps Porzingis, in particular, should bring all kinds of fun. Included

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Bernucca: Paul George Isn’t The Same Player Anymore. He’s Way Better

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Do you remember what Paul George was like before his gruesome injury? Do you remember the 2013 playoffs, when he showed everyone how much better he was than supposed MVP candidate Carmelo Anthony? Do you remember how he accepted and met the challenge of defending LeBron James in those Pacers-Heat playoff wars? And how much respect James had for him? Well, Paul George isn’t that player anymore. He’s better. [Read more…]

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Five Things To Watch: Indiana Pacers

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The 2014-2015 season did not go as planned whatsoever for the Indiana Pacers. As a matter of fact, their season practically ended before it even got started. After reaching the Eastern Conference finals the previous two years, the Pacers had huge expectations heading into the new season. But all it took it was one defining moment in a meaningless game to send the Pacers on a downward spiral. Aug. 1, 2014 is a day that will forever be etched in the minds

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Five Things To Watch: Los Angeles Lakers

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As the Los Angeles Lakers slowly and painfully transition away from the Kobe Bryant era, the franchise actually did the right thing in bottoming out last season. The Lakers went a franchise-worst 21-61 last season under first-year coach Byron Scott, losing 29 games by double digits. Forward Julius Randle was lost for the season with a foot injury in the opener, and everything went pretty much downhill from there. Los Angeles had the second-worst defensive rating and scoring defense while finishing 24th

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Tweet of the Night: Andrew Bogut doesn’t know what to think of Roy Hibbert calling himself the “black Bogut”

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The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers faced off in another preseason game on Thursday live on TNT, but before that happened, we got to learn just how much respect Roy Hibbert has for Andrew Bogut’s game. Hibbert is expected to make an impact as a defensive stopper for the Lakers this season and when asked during an interview with Rachel Nichols about the role he’s going to have with his new team, the center quickly praised the role of Bogut on

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Top 15 Remaining Free Agents — Edition II

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What is the next big surprise? When will it happen? We are inside of 48 hours until the league’s moratorium ends, so fasten your seatbelts, folks. This summer’s free agency period has provided as much suspense and excitement as the NBA Finals. The San Antonio Spurs have agreed to terms with LaMarcus Aldridge and David West while retaining Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green in hopes of returning to the Finals. West said he wanted to play for a title

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