Lineup

March 07, 2016

FEATURES

PRO BASKETBALL

30 The Warriors

The NBA's best team doesn't merely dominate. It also delights, enthralls and inspires

By Rick Reilly

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

40 Valparaiso

The tiny Indiana school is poised to become the next mid-major party crasher

By Adam Doster

BASEBALL

44 MLB Trade Values

Ranking the game's 50 most valuable players, based on talent, contract, health and more

By Jonah Keri

HOCKEY

50 Johnny Gaudreau

The Flames' pint-sized winger—and scoring leader—is playing above his head

By Alex Prewitt

BONUS

54 Fist Impressions

Man has evolved to throw punches, to take them—and to be fascinated by them

By Michael McKnight

DEPARTMENTS

6 SI NOW

8 LEADING OFF

16 INBOX

18 EDITOR'S LETTER

20 SCORECARD

27 FACES IN THE CROWD

28 JUST MY TYPE

Dan Patrick: Dan Majerle on coaching an (almost) Division I team

64 POINT AFTER

STEVE RUSHIN: In America it's a short trip from jazz to basketball

On the cover:

Walter Iooss Jr. for Sports Illustrated

PHOTOPhotograph by Noah Graham NBAE/Getty ImagesONE SMALL STEPH FOR MAN When Curry warms up at Oracle, his shooting range extends to the hallway beyond the baseline.

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