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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Ranking the NBA's Best Active 2nd-Round Draft Picks

Using a combination of per-game production and advanced statistics from the 2014-15 season, along with a dash of subjectivity to evaluate each player's upside, these 15 stand out as the league's best second-rounders currently playing.

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Predicting the Biggest Surprises of the 2015 NBA Offseason

Using recent reports and informed speculation as a guide, these offseason surprises figure to have the largest league-wide impact, both in the short term and long term.

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10 NBA Free Agents Who Could Take Pay Cut to Play for Contender Next Season

Though top-tier stars like Marc Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge will command much of the attention heading into 2015 NBA free agency, a number of available veterans could help round out contenders' benches on a discount.

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Predicting the Biggest Risers and Fallers of the 2015 NBA Draft Class

A look at which players' stocks may soar or plummet between now and June 25 based on leaked reports from the combine and individual workouts.

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2015 NBA Draft: Ranking the 7 Teams Under the Most Pressure to Hit Big

No matter how Tuesday's draft lottery unfolds, a number of NBA franchises will be under immense pressure to acquire a future star at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on June 25.

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The Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Every 2015 NBA Draft Lottery Team

While a select few NBA teams continue to battle it out for the 2015 championship, 14 others are preparing for thrills of a different kind.

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Ranking the Best NBA Stars Not in the 2015 Playoffs

While the 2015 NBA playoffs wound up being a star-studded affair featuring five of the top six Most Valuable Player candidates, a number of the league's biggest draws could only watch the proceedings from the sidelines.

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Which 2015 NBA Team Is Likeliest to Pull Off a 1st-Round Playoff ...

Which 2015 NBA Team Is Likeliest to Pull Off a 1st-...

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Playoffs Could Change Future of NBA

The 2015 NBA playoffs could wind up shaping the league's foundation for years to come. An early-postseason exit might convince top-tier free agents to seriously reconsider hitching their wagons to their respective teams for the next half-decade......

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The Top Offseason Task for Every NBA Team Projected to Miss the 2015 Playoffs

As NBA teams continue jostling for playoff positioning over the final few days of the regular season, some have already begun the process of preparing for next year.

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10 Storylines for Every NBA Fan to Watch Heading into the 2015 ...

10 Storylines for Every NBA Fan to Watch Heading in...

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The Scariest Projected NBA Playoff Teams

The 2015 NBA playoffs are shaping up to be a real slobberknocker, with more than half of the projected field capable of bringing home the Larry O'Brien Trophy......

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Players Who'll Burst onto National Stage

Every year, certain NBA players burst into the national consciousness with electric performances teasing at some yet-to-be-realized potential. Given the depth of stud young talent around the league, the 2014-15 season should be no different......

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Buy-Low, Sell-High Trade Candidates

Perceived value and actual value often differ when discussing NBA trade candidates. As Hassan Whiteside is proving with the Miami Heat, success in the Association is often as much about opportunity and fit as it is about talent......

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Buying, Selling Latest Trade Rumors

After a wild start to 2015, the NBA trade market appears to have cooled off significantly heading into February. Does that portend a quiet trade deadline? Hardly......