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Where Does Cleveland Go From Here?

Sports PhotoAn already awful offseason for the Cleveland Cavaliers was somehow made much worse in late July when news of Kyrie Irving’s trade request became public. SC’s Ross Lancaster looks at Cleveland’s potential trade partners, and why the Cavs’ best plan of action is to patch everything over for one final shot at the Warriors. Complete Story

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The Best Moments of 2016-17 NBA Season

Sports PhotoWe’re taking a look back at what was another heart-stopping season of the NBA. The Golden State Warriors won the championship, the first time in NBA Finals history that the same teams have met in the finals for three consecutive years. Complete Story

Buzzed on Expectation

Sports PhotoThere are “haves” and “have nots” in the NBA’s pecking order. This offseason, though, one team may be threatening to move from one category to the other. SC’s Jonathan Lowe examines that case. Complete Story

NBA East Officially Becomes the JV

Sports PhotoFor many years, the Eastern Conference has been the inferior of the two in the NBA. But after the first couple weeks of the offseason, SC’s Ross Lancaster writes that the East will be weaker than ever before. Complete Story

NBA Free Agency Heats Up

Sports PhotoWith the NBA preparing for the start of this year’s free agency, the culmination of at least a couple of years of planning will see a host of star players make decisions over where they will be playing next season. Here’s a look at who could be on the move. Complete Story

Never Say Never Again

Sports PhotoKevin Durant put himself on a prestigious list after winning his first NBA title. However, there’s another list he’s probably more relieved to be removed from. So, which NBA players are taking K.D.’s place? Complete Story

Could LeBron Pass M.J. as Greatest Ever?

Sports PhotoWith every passing stellar LeBron James season, it’s getting impossible to stay away from the inevitable comparisons to Michael Jordan. While SC’s Ross Lancaster can’t put LeBron on that level yet, he thinks it might be closer than many think. Complete Story

Best NBA Players of 2016-17

Sports PhotoSC’s Brad Oremland updates the Total Statistical Production method of evaluating basketball players, focusing on the players who added the most value in 2016-17. Which star ranks ahead, James Harden or Russell Westbrook? Let’s find out. Complete Story

The Main Attraction: A Triple Feature

Sports PhotoIt’s been anticipated all season. But how historic is Cleveland Cavaliers/Golden State Warriors: Part 3? More than you think, according to SC’s Jonathan Lowe. Complete Story

Kevin Durant’s Second Big Decision

Sports PhotoWith the NBA playoffs largely going according to form, and the second round’s climax still days away, SC’s Ross Lancaster looks at how the Warriors might look drastically different going forward if Kevin Durant opts out of his two-year deal to try to get a four-year, $200+ million contract. Complete Story

More NBA Commentary

04.24.17 Cleveland, There’s No Defending This By Jonathan Lowe
04.17.17 Awards and All-NBA Teams For 2016-17 By Ross Lancaster
03.06.17 The Rhythm With the Boogie By Jonathan Lowe
03.03.17 What’s Up in Washington? By Marc James
02.27.17 How the Celtics Won the Deadline By Standing Pat By Ross Lancaster
02.07.17 That Sweet Wasatch Sound By Jonathan Lowe
01.17.17 D’Antoni Turns Back the Clock By Ross Lancaster
11.28.16 A Tale of the Highest Value By Jonathan Lowe
11.07.16 An Early Reveal By Jonathan Lowe
08.04.16 Why NBA Owners and Adam Silver Secretly Love Super Teams By Jack Choros
07.19.16 Why the Warriors Might Not Win in 2017 By Ross Lancaster
07.12.16 No More Scheme Teams By Brad Oremland
07.11.16 Why Durant Signed With the Warriors By Louie Centanni

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