Skillful youth in the NBA is a desired commodity and DeMarcus Cousins shows flares of brilliance at the professional level.

Cousins entered the league with an NBA ready body weighing 270 pounds at 6’11”. Averaging close to 15 points and 10 rebounds per game at Kentucky was a sign of talent that the Sacramento Kings should develop and utilize as a center with career potential at the next level.After watching Cousins through the majority of his rookie minutes, I recorded patterns of performance that outline steps for continued improvement and personal development. There are five points of attention that the Sacramento Kings need to identify to support the growth of DeMarcus Cousins.

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http://www.red20.net/pg=5-steps-demarcus-cousins-can-take-to-get-to-the-next-level

The NBA is known for being a league in constant flux.  Players are constantly going from one team to another more so than any other sport, as teams are constantly looking for that one player to get them over the top or get them preparing for their future.Each team has that one trade in their history that absolutely kills their fanbase to talk about.

Whether they gave up on a player too soon, traded a draft pick in a year that pumped out an amazing draft class or just traded a player that ended up swaying multiple championships, teams have done regrettable things.

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http://www.red20.net/pg=nba-trades-the-worst-trade-made-in-the-history-of-every-team

In the NBA where offense is glorified by most fans and sports analysts today, it is fair to say the league also has some top-notch defenders: 2011 Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard and Boston Celtics veteran Kevin Garnett are arguably two of the best in the league on defense.

Defense is not necessarily the type of skill set that will get a player on a top-10 plays list or a postgame highlight reel, yet time and time again, it has proven just as important and even more so than scoring the basketball.

NBA Power Rankings Dwight Howard and the Best Defender from Every NBA Team

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http://ryanfiend.livejournal.com/565719.html

The level of depth in the NBA right now is the best I’ve seen in over a decade.

All-Star talent can be found all around the league.4) This list, by its nature, is unlikely to be very controversial. So I ordered the players from who I believed to be least deserving of a HOF spot, to most deserving . So, have fun complaining debating!…

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http://www.red20.net/pg=nba-living-legends-15-active-players-who-are-hall-of-famers-in-waiting

NBA general managers take note:  The following Bleacher Report opinion piece may be detrimental to your well-being.  Take all precautions before proceeding. All kidding aside, being a GM in the NBA and coming up with the pick who will lead your team to the promised postseason championship land of tomorrow is not as easy as it looks.  As you’ll see from this list of “can’t-miss” prospects who ultimately became “can’t-play” also-rans, what one accomplishes in high school, college or the Italian league doesn’t always translate on the NBA level.

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http://www.red20.net/pg=nba-draft-2011-top-32-draft-busts-of-the-last-decade

Game Over.The Heat certainly face an uphill climb to reach this point again but before they get to the Finals again, here are five questions that will plague the organization moving forward into an uncertain offseason where the lockout wildfire will almost certainly reach the acres of the NBA.

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http://www.red20.net/pg=5-looming-questions-facing-the-miami-heat-after-dreadful-finals-loss

The NBA is in an era of the point guard.

There so many great point guards in the league today that nearly every team has a quality floor general. So many guards have been chosen in the top 10 picks of the last five drafts due to the successes of the young point guards since 2005. The point guard is the most important position in basketball, so let’s look at the top 10 young point guards in the NBA.

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http://www.red20.net/?pg=rajon-rondo-derrick-rose-and-the-10-best-young-point-guards-in-the-nba