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NBA Preseason Rankings 2013: Evaluating Challengers To The Throne
With the NBA season tipping off tomorrow, it's time to unveil the TeamRankings.com 2013-14 NBA preseason rankings, and evaluate some teams that seem overrated and underrated. Read more

NBA Valentines 2013: There's No Better Way To Say "Yao Complete Me"
It's 5 pm on Valentine's Day. You forgot to buy your special someone a card. Fear not -- we're here to save you from the doghouse with our first ever NBA Valentines. They're 99% guaranteed to work. If they don't work, you will probably get slapped. Read more

2012-13 NBA Preseason Projections: Can The Lakers' Big Three Top LeBron James & Miami?
The NBA season is upon us, with the Cavs and Wizards tipping things off Tuesday evening, and the slightly more enticing Heat-Celtics and Lakers-Mavs matchups getting underway later that night. That means it's time to get our preseason projections up, before the word "preseason" is no longer accurate. Read more

Comparing Tim Duncan & Kevin Garnett? | TR on ESPN
So, have you heard? Tim Duncan hates Kevin Garnett. In light of that, and with the possibility of a Spurs-Celtics NBA Finals matchup looming, our Austin Link took a look at the careers of the two greats, to try to determine which player holds the edge. Read more

Will Andrew Bynum Surpass Dwight Howard? | TR on ESPN
If the Lakers want to have any shot at coming back from a 2-0 deficit to knock off the Oklahoma City Thunder, they'll need Andrew Bynum to step up and carry the load. Bynum has developed into one of the game's top young centers, but does his performance stack up to the truly elite NBA big men? And if not, will he ever get there? Read more

We Now Have Box Scores | Site Update
Last week we added a feature that's been on our to-do list for a long time: box scores for all the sports we cover. It's nothing groundbreaking, but it's a small step toward exposing as much information as possible. Each sport's box score includes a few pieces of valuable info you won't find in your typical ESPN report. Read more

Is LeBron James The Best Since Michael Jordan? More Data & ESPN Reaction
In an ESPN Insider article published Tuesday, TR's Austin Link laid out evidence in support of the claim that LeBron James is the best NBA player since Michael Jordan, despite LeBron's big fat zero in the most important statistic of all: championship rings. Reactions from commenters were mixed, but those of Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless weren't. Read more

Has The Compacted NBA Season Resulted In More Injuries?
A few months ago, Doug VanDerwerken predicted that the NBA lockout would NOT increase injury rates over the course of the season. The data shows that he may have been right, but that injury severity may have increased instead. Read more

How Derrick Rose's Injury Affects The NBA Playoffs
Derrick Rose's ACL tear is a serious detriment to the Chicago Bulls title hopes, but even without him they still could win a title. Running our playoff projections without Derrick Rose shows that the Bulls drop from a juggernaut to a dark horse. But a dark horse that still has a chance! Read more

2012 NBA Playoff Predictions | Our Champ May Surprise You
The NBA Playoff seeding was set last night, with the Chicago Bulls clinching home court advantage throughout the playoffs, and both Memphis and Atlanta securing a home playoff series in round one. Today is the only day of rest, with the playoffs getting underway Saturday afternoon. That means it's time to get our official 2012 NBA playoff predictions recorded here on the blog for posterity. Our champ will surprise you! Read more