By Sara Peters

Sara Peters is a 17-year journalist who covers cybersecurity by day, basketball by night. She spent the past four seasons enduring a relentless barrage of losses as a featured New York Knicks columnist for Bleacher Report. She loves driving point guards, passing centers, scrambles for loose balls, buzzer-beating blocks, Allen Iverson, and tearful memories of Drazen Petrovic. Sara lives in Queens. Follow her on Twitter @3FromThe7.

Here Come the Utah Jazz

We were wrong when we thought we were wrong about the Utah Jazz. With a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday night, the Jazz have inched a half-game ahead of the L.A. Lakers and finally cracked into the West’s top eight for the first time since early November. (They’re actually in seventh, now that the…

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Pro Sports Agency Owner. Still in High School.

It’s Color Wars week at Ariel Levy’s high school. So, the 18-year-old senior can skip class to call me. Or call one of the 13 basketball players the sports agency he founded represents. At least every other day, Levy calls them: Professional basketball players in the US and abroad, from Germany to Chile to Israel,…

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Knicks vs. Nets is a real thing now.

Brooklyn Nets Have Finally Earned NY Knicks Fans’ Smack Talk

New York Knicks fans, it’s time to up your game. For years, you’ve dismissed the Brooklyn Nets, like you did the New Jersey Nets before them and possibly the New Jersey Americans (who played mostly in Long Island) before them. However, the 2018-19 Nets roster is earning the right to better treatment. Admiration. Respect. Or…

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The Spurs and Raptors don't just beat you from outside.

Some Top-10 Offenses Succeed Without Emphasizing 3s

There’s more than one way to skin a muskrat, or so my Pop-Pop used to say. And as it is with semiaquatic rodents, it is with NBA scoring. Modern analytics encouraged teams to move away from mid-range shots entirely in favor of high-reward 3-balls. Indeed, the NBA’s current No. 1 record and best winning streak…

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18 NBA Lessons We Should Have Learned in 2018, But Probably Didn’t

It’s a new year, NBA fans. Time to toss out the plastic champagne flutes, the paper “2019” tiaras and your most destructive NBA-related ideas and habits. 2018 was full of cautionary tales for owners, fans, players, coaches and media alike. So, before we begin (and give up on) those new year’s resolutions, let’s have one…

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The Knicks and Bucks have given their fans a lot of presents during recent matchups.

Get Ready for the Next Bucks, Knicks Rivalry Chapter

‘Tis the season of giving, and Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has already promised to give New York Knicks guard Mario Hezonja something special when the teams meet at Madison Square Garden on Christmas Day. These teams have far likelier candidates for rivals than one another: franchises from nearby towns, in common divisions, who defeated…

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Caris Levert's injury bent but didn't break Brooklyn.

How Long Can Brooklyn Nets Keep Winning Without Caris Levert?

By the skin of their teeth. That’s how the Brooklyn Nets won seven in a row, one month since an ugly leg injury sidelined leading scorer Caris Levert. It was an exhilarating, nail-biting, head-smacking, why-are-they-doing-this-to-me, can’t-the-clock-go-faster sort of winning streak. So when the Indiana Pacers brought the streak to an end Friday night, defeating the…

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Realistic Expectations for Joakim Noah and the Memphis Grizzlies

Injury, banishment and an albatross of a contract hopefully behind him,  2013-14 Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah begins the next chapter of his NBA story this week. The 33-year-old, 6’11 center officially signed a prorated one-year veterans minimum deal with the Memphis Grizzlies Tuesday. What can Noah and his new squad reasonably expect of one…

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Tanking vs. Rebuilding: Where’s the Line?

Are you tanking or just losing? Is it a “rebuild,” a “development year,” or is that just code for “tank”? If your team lands top prospect Zion Williamson in 2019, will it feel like good fortune after a grueling year or merely like ill-gotten gains? A “tank” is an NBA franchise’s deliberate, concerted effort to…

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Revenge of the Old-School Big Man

The ‘90s are fashionable again, and it isn’t just overalls, matte lipstick and 25-year anniversaries of classic hip-hop albums. Old-school centers might just be nudging their way back into the NBA game, reclaiming their spot from the clutches of the stretch-4. Some teams are having early success with the throwback style this season, but how…

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