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Where Are the Phoenix Suns Going?

The Phoenix Suns have had a truly baffling offseason. Every decent move has been seemingly followed by a terrible one, which is followed by a decent one. There’s a plan in place in Phoenix to build around Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton, but the execution of that plan has been haphazard at best. The Suns’…

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What’s Next for Toronto Raptors Without Kawhi Leonard?

The news was devastating to the Toronto Raptors: Kawhi Leonard was heading home to Los Angeles. As their dreams of a repeat championship disappear, the focus must shift onto what the organization can do to replace its Finals MVP. The team’s salary situation dictates either a complete blowup of the roster or replacing Leonard with…

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Indiana Pacers Ready to Contend in Revamped East

There’s a new arms race heating up in the Eastern Conference. The Brooklyn Nets have added Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and DeAndre Jordan. Kemba Walker is tasked with filling the void Irving left for the Boston Celtics. Al Horford is pulling a reverse Ray Allen, joining a fierce playoff rival (Philadelphia Sixers) after giving them…

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Where Do Minnesota Timberwolves Go From Here?

Between a wild draft night and a major letdown on the first day of free agency, Gerson Rosas experienced a year’s worth of headaches within the month of June. Newly-hired as Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations, Rosas and his slowly-building front office had an active draft night that featured trading up to the No.…

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How Miami Heat Will Re-Tool Around Jimmy Butler (and Tyler Herro)

Last season, the Miami Heat finished the season 29th in half-court offensive efficiency. With an overhaul of the roster over the last five months, the days in the league’s scoring basement may come to a close. After drafting Tyler Herro, trading Josh Richardson for All-Star Jimmy Butler and clearing the paint of Hassan Whiteside, the…

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Yes, NY Knicks’ Newcomers Can Fit the Rebuild

As you might have heard, the New York Knicks haven’t had a banner free agency campaign. They didn’t land any of the blue-ribbon players they coveted, and then they claimed they weren’t planning on offering Kevin Durant a max contract. New York subsequently settled on Julius Randle, Taj Gibson, Bobby Portis, Reggie Bullock, Wayne Ellington…

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The Brooklyn Nets Have Arrived

In mid-March, New York Knicks owner James Dolan boasted in a radio interview that his team was about to have “a very successful offseason when it comes to free agents.” “New York is the mecca of basketball and we hear from people all the time, from players, from representatives about who wants to come,” he…

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New Orleans Pelicans Can Shape Future Sooner Than You Think

The Los Angeles Lakers are getting most of the publicity from their side of the Anthony Davis trade. Adding a top-eight player to a team equipped with LeBron James and $32 million in cap space is exciting. There’s quite literally room for Super Team speculation, as Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, and Jimmy Butler have all…

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How Darius Garland, Collin Sexton Can Fit Together in Cleveland

The Cleveland Cavaliers are stocked with young guards following the 2019 NBA Draft—their first since LeBron James bolted for Los Angeles. With the fifth pick on Thursday night, the Cavs plucked Darius Garland from Vanderbilt, a shooting and playmaking point guard that was one of the few names discussed as an elite scorer. Later in…

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