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NBA Power Rankings: Cleveland Cavaliers Keep Sinking

By the end of the 2016-17 NBA season, the Cleveland Cavaliers will reassert themselves as bona fide contenders. But January continues to be a rough month for the defending champions, as they’re falling outsid the top 10 in the NBA Math Power Rankings for the first time this campaign. Their offense has come apart, to the point …

Who are the NBA’s Best Rebounders?

When Andre Drummond fights for a board with three members of the opposition and successfully corrals it, he gets credit for a single rebound. The same is true when he hauls in the ball with no one in the immediate vicinity. But should those plays really hold equivalent value? Similarly, the league’s supreme board-crashers aren’t all …

NBA Power Rankings: Utah Jazz Surging Into Realm of Elites

With Rudy Gobert protecting the rim and Gordon Hayward playing like an unabashed superstar, the Utah Jazz are on fire. Sure, they dropped games to the Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics within their last 10 outings, but a victory over the defending champions and a blowout at the expense of the overmatched Detroit …

The NBA’s Most Valuable Isolation Scorers

It’s one of the NBA’s most exciting plays. A deadly ball-handler directs everyone out of the painted area, clearing the court so he can take his defender in a one-on-one battle. With some flashy handles, a few eye-fakes and terrifyingly quick changes of direction, he creates just enough open space to loft up a shot. …