Bryan Toporek

Bryan Toporek

NBA Writer

I'm a full-time Quality Editor for Bleacher Report who also dabbles in NBA writing for BBALLBREAKDOWN, Today's Fastbreak and Hardwood Paroxysm.

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Jerry Colangelo Won't Determine the Fate of the Sixers' Process ...

Before writing the epitaph on the Process, remember this: Ownership, not Hinkie, is the driving force behind the franchise’s organizational direction.

Blake Griffin's MVP-Caliber Season Lost Amidst Clippers' Mediocrity ...

Blake Griffin's MVP-Caliber Season Lost Amidst Clip...

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Are the Orlando Magic Finally Turning the Corner?

One-quarter of the way through the 2015-16 campaign, the Magic finally appear to be rising from the ashes of the Howard era.

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Jae Crowder Proving To Be One Of The Summer's Best Bargains

Through the first two months of the 2015-16 campaign, Crowder is shattering any reasonable expectations, even those from the most optimistic of Celtics fans.

Worstvalue article

Ranking the NBA's Worst-Value Contracts in 2015-16

While productive players on dirt-cheap contracts fare especially well in the dollars-per-win-share metric, the same isn’t true for those who are struggling.

Bestvalue article

Ranking the NBA's Best-Value Contracts in 2015-16

These players have vastly outperformed their meager contracts by becoming legitimate contributors in their teams’ respective rotations.

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How The Warriors Re-Wrote The 'LeBron Rules'

LeBron always had a weakness in the Finals, but the Warriors won by not exploiting it.

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Five Questions: Oklahoma City Thunder

A title contender with a lottery pick, the Thunder have options. But what can they afford?

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Stan Van Gundy Strikes Gold With Ersan Ilyasova Trade

Stan Van Gundy has always wanted if not needed a stretch four. And now he has one.

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Sizing Up The 2014-15 NBA Rookie Of The Year Race

As it stands heading into April, the Rookie of the Year race may be even more closely contested than the fascinating Most Valuable Player discussion, which is saying something.

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It's Time For The NCAA To Stop Hindering Top Basketball Players ...

If the student athlete's primary focus should be academics, why force them to give it up?

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Is Greg Monroe A Good Long-Term Fit With The Detroit Pistons?

Monroe's good, but is Detroit the best place for him?

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Denver Nuggets Trapped In No Man's Land After Trade Deadline ...

With two seemingly contradictory moves on the same day, how can we know what direction the Nuggets are moving in?

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What’s Gotten Into The Denver Nuggets Since Firing Brian Shaw?

It took four months, but the Denver Nuggets have a pulse again. Ever since relieving Brian Shaw of his head coaching duties on March 3rd — or, mercifully firing him before any more reports of his read...

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Should The Bucks Regret Trading For Michael Carter-Williams?

Since pulling off a trade-deadline shocker and shipping out point guard Brandon Knight for Michael Carter-Williams, Tyler Ennis and Miles Plumlee, the Milwaukee Bucks have gone 6-13, tumbling perilous...