• 10 NBA players who could become first-time All-Stars

    4 days ago - By Yardbarke

    Last year's NBA All-Star Game was the most competitive we've seen in years, as Team LeBron edged Team Stephen, 148-145. Something about having the two stars pick their squads, playground-style, got the competitive juices flowing. The entertaining showdown featured five first-time All-Stars : Joel Embiid, Victor Oladipo, Bradley Beal, Goran Dragic and Karl-Anthony Towns. So, which players could make their first All-Star Game appearance this year? Here are 10 to look out for. 10. Brandon Ingram, Lakers The Lakers may not win the West, but adding the best player alive practically guarantees...
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  • Player with most to prove on each NBA team

    4 days ago - By Yardbarke

    NBA teams set lofty goals every season, but those expectations won't be reached unless a critical member of the roster performs up to his ability. What defines a successful year isn't the same for every player, though. Not all top-tier talents are a team's defining piece. Someone like Kemba Walker, for example, is an All-Star on a middling franchise. Some teammates have more to prove. There are stars who need to live up to a lucrative contract, excel in a new destination or recover from a disappointing year. Elsewhere, young standouts are aiming for stardom, and impending free agents need...
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