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Why the Joel Embiid, Al Horford Duo Isn’t Working (Sort of)

Last season, the Philadelphia 76ers won 51 games and were a Kawhi Leonard miracle away from going to the Eastern Conference Finals. General manager Elton Brand and his staff made two essential deals over the summer to give the Sixers a changed look. One of those moves was the highly publicized Jimmy Butler sign-and-trade to…

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Recently Signed NBA Stars Still Figuring Out Their New Homes

The summer of 2019 will forever be remembered for the changes it made to the NBA landscape. The league watched as an unprecedented number of players hit the open market. However, it wasn’t just the quantity of players changing teams but also the quality that moved the needle.  All-Stars swapped conferences and teamed up with…

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League-Leading Philadelphia 76ers Have Ditched Traditional Point Guards

Never underestimate the value of a great backup point guard. Having a reliable floor general to lead the second unit—or step into a starting role when necessary—is a luxury most NBA teams don’t have.  At first glance, the Philadelphia 76ers have questionable depth at point guard, but that shouldn’t be a problem for this title…

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NBA Team Rivalries to Enjoy in 2019-20

There was a lot of talk heading into the 2019-20 NBA season that, thanks to parity, there would be a newfound interest in the sport. After half a decade of the Golden State Warriors storming / sleepwalking their way to the NBA Finals, this year is supposed to be different. Multiple all-star players changed teams…

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50 Important Predictions for the 2019-20 NBA Season: Part 3

The final part of our 50 Important Predictions series has a heavy focus on the Western Conference. Why? West Coast, Best Coast. There is so much drama and intrigue here; Almost six teams could legitimately win the conference, and therefore the title. It’s going to be a bloodbath. If you missed the first 33 predictions,…

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What is Boston Celtics’ Ceiling in 2019-20?

In many ways, the 2019-2020 NBA season marks a new chapter for the Boston Celtics. Thanks to some high-profile free-agent departures and arrivals, coach Brad Stevens will have a noticeably different starting lineup and rotation. They’re past the point of “arriving” as contenders after their 2013-2016 rebuild, but they’re also no longer the young darlings…

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PODCAST: 2019-20 NBA Atlantic Division Season Preview

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) preview the Atlantic Division ahead of the 2019-20 NBA season. Who will the Boston Celtics miss more: Kyrie Irving or Al Horford? Can Caris LeVert become an All-Star this year in Brooklyn? Can the New York Knicks find enough minutes for…

Is Boston Celtics’ Center Situation as Scary as it Seems?

The departure of Kyrie Irving may have dominated headlines over the summer, but the loss of Al Horford could prove to be more troublesome for the Boston Celtics. Despite Irving’s defection to the Brooklyn Nets, the Celtics were quick to land a suitable replacement in Kemba Walker. When it comes to Boston’s depth at the…

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2019-20 NBA Season Preview: Atlantic Division

The 2019-20 NBA season is just around the corner. After an offseason chock-full of player movement, the title race appears as wide-open as it has been in years. Over the coming weeks, we will examine one big question hanging over each team heading into the season. We’ll start today with the Atlantic Division, where the…

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FIBA World Cup 2019 Group G Preview: Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Jordan

As part of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup’s rebrand, the number of teams now expand from 24 to 32. The tournament is held in China and will crown a champion of international basketball—with the added bonus of seven countries securing a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The teams are split into eight groups…

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