By Jeff Siegel

Jeff Siegel comes to your computer screen from San Diego, where he laments the lack of an NBA team while sitting on the beach in 72-degree weather year-round. So maybe it's not that bad.

2019 Free Agency Player Preview: Kemba Walker

The world is Kemba Walker’s this offseason. Alongside Kyrie Irving, he is one of a pair of star point guards on the free agent market, though the Memphis Grizzlies’ Mike Conley may also be on the move via trade. Walker will have a robust market when free agency officially opens on the afternoon of June…

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Toronto’s Defense Proved Itself (Again) in Game 1

It was a true team effort for the Toronto Raptors during their Game 1 win over the Golden State Warriors. On a night when Kawhi Leonard wasn’t quite himself—though he still had a very good showing with 23 points on 20 shooting possessions—the rest of the Raptors elevated their games and kept the Warriors at…

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What to Expect from Toronto, Golden State’s NBA Finals Rotations

The balance a coach must maintain between flexibility and rigidity is forever the most difficult part of the job. In a playoff series, it’s important for a team to adjust to an opponent’s particular strengths and weaknesses, but too many adjustments and said team loses the identity that brought it this far. This dance will…

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Why Milwaukee Bucks Can’t Slow Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard is going to get to his spots. His handle is too good and he’s too confident in his ability to retain possession in traffic to be scared of multiple defenders. There are only two things that have hampered Leonard offensively during the Toronto Raptors’ Eastern Conference Finals matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks: that…

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Brook Lopez Has Also Fit Perfectly for Bucks Defense

The theme of the NBA Playoffs over the last few years is that big men can get played off the court by more talented perimeter players and that the best teams end up with traditional guards and wings as their best guys, with traditional centers as supporting pieces. On the surface, the Milwaukee Bucks are…

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Only Joel Embiid Can Save the Sixers Now

The second-round series between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors has been a chess match between the two coaching staffs. Lineups and rotations have evolved over the course of the first five games, as have the strategies and tactics from both sides. As the series shifts back to Philadelphia for Game 6, the Sixers…

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When Will Denver Nuggets or Portland Trail Blazers Go Small?

Over the course of recent history, the general theme of many NBA playoff series has been to go smaller and smaller. In this offense-first, perimeter-oriented game of the modern NBA, smaller lineups have thrived during both the regular season and playoffs. Coaches are quicker to pull the plug on big men who can’t slide on…

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Target Stephen Curry at Your Own Peril

If Stephen Curry is on the floor, Stephen Curry is being hunted. The Houston Rockets have been relentless in their Curry pursuit, using his man to screen for James Harden in their halfcourt offense as consistently as possible. Golden State is no stranger to this strategy—when the other four players on the floor are as…

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How Golden State Warriors Will Defend James Harden

A lot has been made of how best to defend one of the league’s few truly unguardable players. Some teams like to play James Harden straight, others will shade him to his right hand, and the Milwaukee’s and Utah’s of the world will shade him so far right that the on-ball defender is essentially standing…

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Are D’Angelo Russell and Nikola Vucevic Really Max-Contract Players?

Draymond Green put it about as succinctly as possible in the wake of the Golden State Warriors’ third title in four years: “There are 82-game players, then there are 16-game players,” he reportedly told assistant general manager Larry Harris, summing up a team-building problem that has plagued teams since the NBA was created more than…

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