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Features

 

Business

NBA draft prospects and the agents that represent them

Many of the projected top picks have hired an agent already, but still a few big names available out there.

 

media

The ultimate NBA TV personalities bracket

Who's the preeminent figure in television these days when it comes to NBA basketball?

 

video

Who's better: Kyrie Irving or Derrick Rose?

The Bulls-Cavs series will feature a tremendous point guard battle between a former MVP and one of the best young players in the NBA. Eddie Johnson gives his two cents on the matchup.

 

video

Stephen Curry is the MVP, and justifiably so

USA Today Sports' Sam Amick talks about Stephen Curry being named the NBA MVP.

 

interview

Myles Turner: "I try not to listen to the outside hype"

Former Texas big man Myles Turner talks to HoopsHype about the pressures that come with being considered a future NBA player early on.

 

Podcast

NBA A to Z podcast: What's in Kevin Love's future?

USA Today Sports' Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt discuss what's next for injured Cavs forward Kevin Love.

 

video

Thunder make smart move by hiring Billy Donovan

USA Today Sports' Sam Amick provides insight to the hiring of new Thunder coach Billy Donovan.

 

draft

Jahlil Okafor: A franchise builder or another big man bust?

Duke's Jahlil Okafor will be a Top 2 pick in the draft, but does he have the makings of an NBA star? Skill development guru David Nurse opines.

 

Sneakers

NBA players who have their own signature shoes

You don't have to be an NBA star to have your own sneaker model these days.

 

Poll

HoopsHype awards: The All-NBA Teams

Stephen Curry and James Harden headline the All-NBA Teams voted by HoopsHype readers.

 

Market

Free agent rankings: From best to worst

It's a weak free agent class at the point guard position but pretty nice elsewhere - especially at the center spot.

 

video

Wizards cruise into second round with confidence

USA Today Sports' Jeff Zillgitt examines why the Washington Wizards are clicking in the playoffs.

 

video

Kawhi Leonard makes Spurs a playoff nightmare

Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard is playing like a superstar again and that could spell doom for the Clippers.

 

Salaries

Knicks had the worst bang for the buck in the NBA this season

Each win cost the Knicks close to $5 million this season. No team in the league got a worse return for the money invested in player salaries.

 

Poll

HoopsHype awards: Stephen Curry is the MVP

And the voting was not as close as you or Daryl Morey expected.

 

video

Marquee names abound for Thunder job

There will be no shortage of candidates for one of the best head coach openings in the NBA in recent years.