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2022 NBA mock draft: A big-man battle for No. 1

The 2022 draft is more than a year away, but teams are already filling out their scouting reports for an improving class.

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Jalen Suggs declares for draft, ready to take a leadership role in the NBA

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THE CHRIS PAUL EFFECT

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How Chris Paul has pushed the Suns to be legitimate title contenders

The future Hall of Famer's leadership and playmaking were all over Phoenix's statement win over the Bucks.

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PORTLAND'S SUPERSTAR

Why CJ McCollum is the most underappreciated superstar in the NBA

There's a reason CJ McCollum is still in Portland after eight years of near All-Star-level play. A small-market team and a mid-major star: There's no more perfect union in the NBA. But the question remains: Is that enough?

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CJ McCollum's history of clutch moments

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Power Rankings: Why the season's final month starts with a new No. 1 team

The postseason push is here. Which teams are rising and falling as playoff -- and play-in -- seeding takes center stage.

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Latest standings and updates for the NBA play-in tournament

Steph vs. Luka in a play-in? Maybe. Here's everything to know about the new pre-playoff tournament.

JOKIC MAKES HIS CLAIM FOR MVP

Jokic goes off for 47 points in Nuggets' 2OT thriller

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The MVP race has turned into a Nikola Jokic runaway

With a month left in the season, the Nuggets center looks like an overwhelming favorite to claim his first MVP award.

ALDRIDGE ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

What is LaMarcus Aldridge's NBA legacy?

Aldridge announced his retirement Thursday after a 15-year career that saw him make seven All-Star Games.

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