Three-Man Weave: Playoffs or Lottery for These West Teams?

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It takes a lot to make the NBA playoffs if you are in the Western Conference. The West is the grown-up table of the NBA. It has had at least one team finish above .500 and miss the postseason every year since 2007. There will be some shuffling in the West’s playoff picture this season. But who is in the frame, and who gets cropped out? And has any team improved enough to topple the defending champion Golden State Warriors? The staff of

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Tweet of the Night: Serge Ibaka reacts to quote saying Matt Barnes wants to fight him

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When it comes to getting into altercations, Matt Barnes is probably atop the list among NBA players and to a lesser extent, Serge Ibaka. Not surprisingly, things heated up quickly when Barnes – who has tangled with Ibaka in the past – was asked to discuss his issue with the power forward during his appearance on ESPN’s Sportstation on Tuesday, saying he would fight Ibaka right now and claiming that he thinks he is tough but isn’t.Ibaka may or may not have seen

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Sheridan’s MVP Rankings, Edition XII: What is and isn’t a “procedure”

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There is a procedure for determining the MVP. Ballots are e-mailed to 126 media members who cover the NBA on a regular basis, and they are due back at the league office the day after the season ends. The league then tallies the votes and decides when to announce the winner. That, folks, is a procedure. Which brings us to proper use of the word “procedure,” and how it relates to the media’s coverage of the NBA. Specifically, the Oklahoma City media

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Bernucca: Westbrook is Awesome, But Not Hardenesque in MVP Race

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Let’s get something out of the way here. Russell Westbrook is awesome. Westbrook is one of the game’s top five players, and I’ve felt that way for a couple of years. He may not be a better conventional point guard than Chris Paul or Tony Parker or Stephen Curry. But if any of those guys even dream about being a better player than Westbrook, they better wake up and get back to reality. I also love watching Westbrook play. I cannot recall

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Fantasy Spin: Westbrook & James Worth The Investment

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We were all over the DraftKings leaderboard on Monday with scores in the 320 range. Many nights, that would have been extremely profitable, but James Harden (and his whopping 75.25 FPTS) was owned on 84.4% of teams, which means the big prizes depended on the supporting casts. [Read more…]

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