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  • Our latest ranking finds our heroes each playing prominent roles in the postseason, but only one of them fully in character. Also there's a lot of stuff about cats and cat-ownership in here.

  • Dion Waiters has had an extremely difficult life, and a tragic last couple weeks away from basketball. He's played through it, brilliantly, and given a glimpse of the strength and struggle under his bluster. Also: JR Smith Bobblehead Night.

  • This week's Smith/Waiters power rankings features an unexpected appearance from someone who is neither JR Smith nor Dion Waiters, and probably the most prolonged comparison between Jennifer Jason Leigh and JR Smith ever attempted.

  • Introducing a semi-regular series ranking the relative effectiveness, influence, and delirium of the NBA's two most important wing players.

  • July 1, 2015
    The Ties That Divide

    Ty Lawson and Boogie Cousins have no shortage of commonalities heading into a tumultuous offseason. That's all the more reason to keep them apart instead of put them together.

  • Chicago's battered point guard is enjoying basketball again. It's about time we do the same while watching.

  • April 13, 2015

    Frank Kaminsky's Wisconsin tenure ended a week ago. That doesn't mean he's stopped being a college basketball player.

  • Some players get compared to other players. Russell Westbrook gets called a cyborg, if only because nothing else seems to fit. But he's something scarier than that—a player without a precedent.

  • February 16, 2015
    The Legend Of Team Bosh

    Why doesn't anyone mention Chris Bosh's mastery in the Shooting Stars competition? Besides only the hardest-core All-Star Saturday dead-enders caring about it, that is. Anyway, let's celebrate a champion.

  • The Los Angeles Lakers aren't any good this year. The bigger problem is that they're nothing but that.