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Realistic Expectations for LA Clippers Rookie Brice Johnson in 2016-17

It took four years for Brice Johnson to sell himself as a first-round NBA talent. After three frustratingly inconsistent seasons at North Carolina, his final year was anything but. Johnson broke out his senior season and helped lead the Tar Heels to ... (Continue reading)

Is Stephen Curry Really in the NBA MVP Conversation?

Stephen Curry has been putting up standout numbers for years now. And he's been making us drool with a game that's easy on the eyes and arguably the sharpest skill set in the league.  But now the stats and slick moves ... (Continue reading)

Why Los Angeles Lakers Can’t Afford to Overlook What Jordan Clarkson Brings

This is going to be a weird year for the Los Angeles Lakers. With a veteran lineup, they're built to win now, but not really—not in a brutal Western Conference.  And they're not bad enough to tank for the 2015 top-five ... (Continue reading)

Is Harrison Barnes Entering Make-or-Break Season with Golden State Warriors?

Harrison Barnes' perceived upside has been saving him for years.  It wasn't that big of a deal when Barnes underwhelmed his freshman season at North Carolina. Or when he returned his sophomore year, only to experience similar problems with inconsistency and ... (Continue reading)

What Happened to James Michael McAdoo’s NBA Story?

It wasn't too long ago we were waiting for James Michael McAdoo to emerge as a top-five NBA draft pick. Instead, fast-forward a few years, and we're waiting to see whether or not he'll stick with the Golden State Warriors on ... (Continue reading)

NBA Draft Expert’s Notebook: What Can LA Lakers Expect from Julius Randle?

There's a good chance the Los Angeles Lakers could end up stinking next year—at least relative to other teams in the Western Conference and traditional franchise expectations. And Julius Randle isn't changing that.  Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker wouldn't change it, ... (Continue reading)

Updated Scouting Report for Los Angeles Lakers 2nd-Round Pick Jordan Clarkson

School: MissouriHeight/Weight: 6'5", 193 lbsAge: 22 years oldProjected NBA Position: Combo GuardPro Comparison: Tyreke Evans/Jerryd BaylessTwitter Handle: @JClark5on It was a bit of a shock to see Jordan Clarkson get passed on 45 times in the 2014 NBA draft. He'd been coming off a breakout year at Missouri ... (Continue reading)

NBA Draft Expert’s Notebook: Breaking Down Los Angeles Lakers Best Draft Plans

The Los Angeles Lakers have just one pick, the No. 7 overall selection, in the 2014 NBA draft. And without a definite first-round pick in 2015 (traded to Phoenix, top-five protected) or a tradable player with value on the roster, they ... (Continue reading)

Is John Calipari or Kevin Ollie More Likely to Make the Leap to the NBA?

Out-of-the-box coaching hires are hot right now. Forget about going after a recycled coach who's already been fired three different times. Fresh minds and thinking appear to be in, with experience and credentials now seemingly holding less weight on the resume. And ... (Continue reading)

Best-Case, Worst-Case NBA Career Comparisons for Kent Bazemore

It's tough not to root for Kent Bazemore, who, after going undrafted in 2012, has caught on with the Los Angeles Lakers and shown that he belongs.  He's averaging 16.2 points through his first five games in L.A., where he's taken ... (Continue reading)