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Buyout season: The most successful pickups of the last decade

Players acquired during the buyout season rarely make a big impact, but there's some exceptions to the rule.

 

Lakers

Kobe's film traces journey around world

USA Today Sports' Sam Amick calls Kobe Bryant's documentary a well-done depiction of a fascinating journey.

 

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The most important underrated players

Eddie Johnson breaks down five players who are extremely influential in their teams' success but don't garner enough attention.

 

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Behind-the-scenes look at the NBA replay center

Take a look inside the NBA's state-of-the-art replay center in Secaucus, New Jersey.

 

Study

Where are NBA players born?

We research the most common birthplaces of current NBA players. So many Californians...

 

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Could Russell Westbrook win the MVP?

What if the second-best player of the Oklahoma City Thunder is named the top player of the NBA this year?

 

Market

The top free agents of the 2015 class

It's another strong free agent class in which up to seven 2015 NBA All-Stars could be available.

 

Gallery

The players with the most 10-day contracts in NBA history

Knicks forward Louis Amundson has signed seven 10-day contracts throughout his pro career, but he's still not close to the king of the NBA journeymen.

 

Business

This is how NBA team salaries look after the trade deadline

Thursday's trade deadline changed the landscape of the NBA also from a financial standpoint.

   
 

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Legendary Jordan Brand designer reflects on iconic brand

Tinker Hatfield and Howard White discuss Michael Jordan and his popular sneaker brand.

 

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NBA trade deadline 2015: A recap in pictures

If you want to make sense of everything that happened Thursday in the NBA.

 

Social

Traded players tweet goodbye

Goran Dragic, Reggie Jackson, Kendrick Perkins and many other NBA players took to Twitter after getting moved during the craziest trade deadline day ever.

 

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Are Thunder poised for title run now?

USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick breaks down the impact of trades on the Oklahoma City Thunder.

 

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Sneaker watch: What players wore at the All-Star Game

As usual, NBA players used the All-Star Game to trot out their brand new sneaker models.

 

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Western Conference: What now?

USA Today Sports' Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt talk about their expectations for the final weeks of the season in the Western Conference.

 

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All-Star Game: Russell Westbrook stole the show

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was impressive with 41 points in a game where no defense whatsoever was played.