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NBA Radio Host and Senior Writer, Bleacher Report
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Bleacher Report (Sirius93/XM208) & NBA (Sirius207/XM 86) radio host, B/R senior writer & video analyst, occasional NBA sideline reporter. Instagram: @Ric_Bucher

Mavericks, Not Spurs, Could Be the Texas Team to Lure LaMarcus Aldridge Away

bleacherreport.com — When it comes to NBA free agency, armchair GMs-as in everyone who isn't an actual NBA GM-tend to pair available players with teams that have the cash and the need, as if the entire procedure is akin to acquiring and installing a missing part on a car.

Is Stephen Curry the Best Shooter Ever? Yes, Say Many of NBA's All-Time Marksmen

bleacherreport.com — Ronald Martinez/Getty Images The assignment: explore the notion that Warriors guard Stephen Curry is the greatest shooter in NBA history. Initial reaction: This will be easy. Make a claim about someone being the greatest ever-it doesn't really matter what the topic is-and you can warm yourself by the outrage that follows.

An Oral History of the 2003-2004 Los Angeles Lakers, the First Super Team

bleacherreport.com — After the Lakers' bid to win four consecutive championships fell short with a second-round loss to the eventual champion San Antonio Spurs in 2003, the franchise appeared to solidify its chance of claiming another trophy when future Hall of Famers Gary Payton and Karl Malone elected to sign free-agent contracts far below their market value that summer in order to win the one honor that had eluded them-a title.

Golden State Warriors Challenging Old, Tired Assumptions About 3-Ball Chucking

bleacherreport.com — OAKLAND-Time to update that old aphorism, "Live By The Three, Die By The Three." Let's be clear: No team is going to win a championship strictly shooting from long range, and no team is going to win a championship with a one-dimensional offense of any kind.

To Man Who Discovered Anthony Davis, Pelicans' Playoff Run Is Stuff of Dreams

bleacherreport.com — Daniel Poneman has seen enough. The young man credited with discovering New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis took in Game 2 of the Pelicans' first-round series against the Golden State Warriors and realized there's no need to fly to New Orleans for Game 3 or 4 or any other part of the series.

With Attitude, Clutch Play, Warriors' Bench Showing It Takes Backseat to None

bleacherreport.com — Among the many surpluses this year's Golden State Warriors enjoy that last year's did not-not one but two All-Stars, not one but two shot-blocking centers, not one but two head coaches-it's rarely noted that they damn near have not one but two starting lineups. Two fire-starting lineups, to be sure.

Draymond Green Presents Unique Challenge for Anthony Davis to Solve

bleacherreport.com — OAKLAND - Draymond Green already had both legs, thigh to ankle, swaddled in bags of ice as he sat in front of his locker when assistant athletic trainer Drew Yoder alerted him that he was second among three players for one-hour postgame massages. "Put me last," Green said, "and make it an hour and a half."

Draymond Green's Impact on Warriors May Change Definition of NBA's Top Defender

bleacherreport.com — Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports If early returns are any indication, the Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green will beat out Clippers center DeAndre Jordan for Defensive Player of the Year, which would represent either a watershed moment or a once-every-decade quirk in how the award is selected.

Blueprint for Toppling Warriors in NBA Playoffs Not Easy but Is Possible

bleacherreport.com — Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press Despite being one of the few to claim victory over the Golden State Warriors this season, Denver Nuggets interim head coach Melvin Hunt does not envy anyone who has to do it four times to get past them in the upcoming playoffs.

Kevin Durant's Extended Absence Leaves Russell Westbrook in Charge...for Good

bleacherreport.com — There's no way to know if Kevin Durant will be the same Kevin Durant the next time he graces an NBA court; at least some medical experts seem confident he will be, and since they know more about foot fractures and bone grafts than I do, I'll roll with their optimism.
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Jun 29, 2015

Don't miss Raptors 1st rd pick and former Ute Delon Wright w/me on @SiriusXMNBA today, 5-7pm ET. Sirius207XM86.

Jun 26, 2015

Simplest reason: a team doesn't really know if young talent is worth investing in until it sees it in playoff action.

Jun 25, 2015

Snap take of the 2015 NBA Draft Class' outfits: way too many guys trying waaaayyy too hard.

Jun 25, 2015

2015 NBA Draft - Retweet and Vote Live here bit.ly/1BOOKWo - Lakers at #2?  Knicks at #4?  Weigh in! Who to pick? Grade? #nbadraft

Jun 25, 2015

Make The Call is at 9:15am PT! Nicole is running point. Prize: @molhimawkgolf bag & TaylorMade driver. Call 844-277-2346 to play.

Jun 25, 2015

Talk of the Lakers rising on LA's list & Cousins possibly joining them underscores this: LAL, no matter how bad, trumps attraction of NYK.

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