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5 Storylines to Watch for the 2023 NBA Season

In the current downtime of the NBA off-season, there are generally three things to do; reflect on the past season, analyze summer league games and performances way too much, and look forward to the coming season. Today, we’re doing the last of those options, and looking at five compelling storylines for the 2022-23 season.  …

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State of the Lakers Address

What if Jeanie Buss and Rob Pelinka coauthored a statement in order to assure their fanbase that all was going according to plan, and next year would be spectacular? Much like how the President gives a State of the Union speech every year, here is an imagined “State of the Lakers” address. Note: This is…

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Could the NBA Shorten Its Season?

For the past few years, load management has become an ever prevalent factor in the NBA, with star players missing games in favor of rests so that when they do play, they’re at their absolute best. The 82-game season the NBA plays is grueling and long, and only five players played in all 82 games…

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So…What’s Going on in Phoenix?

The Phoenix Suns decided to resign Deandre Ayton by matching a four-year $133 million contract the Indiana Pacers offered him in free agency. This was a shock at first, given the history of the franchise and how cheap Robert Sarver has been known to be. But, apparently the Suns were going to match any offer…

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Trader Danny’s Best Moves as a GM

Danny Ainge is one of the best General Managers (GMs) in the history of the NBA, and one of the reasons why is that he’s never afraid to make a big move (hence his nickname, Trader Danny). Ainge has great insight into who can develop into an All-Star (and who can’t), and knows when it’s…

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Every Move Made by Every Team in Free Agency, Plus Grades

After the frenetic start to free agency, everything seems to have calmed down, as there are only a few players who have yet to move or resign. In the meantime, let’s break down what every team has done in free agency, and then hand out some grades. Atlanta Hawks: Departures: Delon Wright Kevin Huerter Danilo…

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The Celtics Finally Got Their Point Guard

The Boston Celtics made a much deeper playoff run then anyone expected during the 2022 season, defeating every team that had beaten them in the playoffs for the past three years; the Kevin Durant–Kyrie Irving Nets, the Jimmy Butler Heat, and Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s Bucks. However, they had two key weaknesses during their playoff run. One…

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Rudy Gobert Traded to Timberwolves?!?! Explaining the New Twin Towers

Rudy Gobert was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves yesterday for a hefty package of Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Walker Kessler, Jarred Vanderbilt, Leonardo Bolmaro, a 2023 first-round pick, a 2025 first-round pick, a 2027 first-round pick (all three of these are unprotected), and a top-five protected 2029 first-round pick. When I initially heard about this…

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