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Kia MVP Ladder: Plenty Of Fight

Each of the leading four horsemen in the Kia MVP race provides something special for their teams. In Russell Westbrook's case, he deserves lots of credit for the heavy lifting in OKC.
Kia MVP Ladder: Harden remains at top | Westbrook nominated for Kia Player of Month

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Injuries have been the norm. Now, Tom Thibodeau has a different team on his hands.

On an incline

Hassan Whiteside has positioned himself for Kia Most Improved consideration.

Stumble and bumble

The East continues to carry an inept rep, as opposed to the powerful West.

Rookie Ladder

Nerlens Noel can't be denied on the court, nor can he be denied our top spot.

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Durant to have another surgery, will miss rest of season

Mar 27, 2015 7:56 PM

Reigning MVP Kevin Durant will have bone graft surgery next week to deal with a fractured bone in his right foot, and he will miss the rest of the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced Friday. Read Full Article

Warriors can match franchise record for wins at Memphis

Mar 26, 2015 10:13 PM

It has been a season full of firsts and fun for the Golden State Warriors, rewriting the franchise record book and rediscovering what it means to be a winner. Read Full Article

Former NBA star Mark Price named Charlotte 49ers new coach

Mar 26, 2015 9:48 PM

Mark Price doesn't have much coaching experience at the college level. Read Full Article

Jazz sign Chris Johnson to multi-year deal

Mar 27, 2015 12:11 AM

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed forward Chris Johnson to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Johnson re-joins the team following a 10-day contract with the Jazz from Jan. 28 through Feb. 6, during which time he appeared in two games and averaged 7.0 points, 1.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals in 19.0 minutes per game. Read Full Article

World Peace says he's more mature, will retire in 5 years

Mar 26, 2015 6:11 PM

Heading into the swansong of his career, former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace is a changed man. Read Full Article

Healed-up Spurs still working to scare up that Finals mojo

Mar 26, 2015 4:20 PM

The Spurs know very well that they have an image problem and it stares back at that them from out of the mirror. Read Full Article

Many healthy returns for Sixers' rookie Noel

Mar 26, 2015 4:20 PM

It is five months later. Willowy, inexperienced center Nerlens Noel has missed all but four of the Philadelphia 76ers' games: two because of a sprained ankle, one with a hip pointer and one due to an upper-respiratory infection. He is averaging 30.8 minutes, third-most among rookies who have appeared in at least half of their team's games, and never more over a full month than at the end of the season, a time when most players, especially first-year players, are wearing out. Read Full Article

Howard returns vs. Pelicans

Mar 25, 2015 11:51 PM

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is returning from a 26-game absence and has been listed as a starter for Wednesday night's game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Read Full Article

Nets' Young leaves with left knee injury

Mar 26, 2015 12:56 AM

Brooklyn forward Thaddeus Young left the Nets' game Wednesday night against the Charlotte Hornets because of a hyperextended knee. He was ruled out for the rest of the game. Read Full Article

Heat missing Andersen, Wade, Whiteside Celtics

Mar 26, 2015 12:30 AM

Dwyane Wade, Hassan Whiteside and Chris Andersen have been ruled out for the Miami Heat's game at Boston. Read Full Article

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