Nikola Jokic is the curious choice of hill to die on for various factions of NBA cognoscenti. He’s also the best example for why we should just get along already.

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The Houston Rockets pulled off a blockbuster trade with the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday when they acquired Chris Paul.

16 Wins A Ring Writers offer 3 different perspectives on Game 2 results: Warriors 115—Jazz 104

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What worked?

The San Antonio Spurs are one of the NBA’s best defensive squads, but the Houston Rockets tore open every weakness in game 1.


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There are those who believe defense is a lost art in the NBA, but the members of Sixteen’s All-Defense teams leave no doubt that defense is still a vital component to winning.

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Russell Westbrook’s monstrous 2016–17 campaign is leaving his challengers in the dust. Westbrook is the real MVP and there’s nothing anybody can do to stop him.

The Boston Celtics are still really good, but they could have made a run at the Cleveland Cavaliers. Is really good quite good enough?

On most other teams, in most other seasons, Stephen Curry would not be just an afterthought. On this Golden State Warriors team, however, Steph has made one of the most remarkable role changes in NBA history look easy.

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