Tagged Anthony Davis

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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2019 Free Agency Player Preview: Al Horford

These have not been a great eight months for the Boston Celtics. There was genuine excitement about this team back in October. Do you remember it? (It was soooo long ago, it seems.) A core of Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward was projected to run the Eastern Conference. Add…

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PODCAST: 2019 NBA Draft Preview, Anthony Davis Trade Fallout

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) welcome Sam Vecenie (@sam_vecenie) of The Athletic to preview the 2019 NBA draft before discussing the fallout from the Anthony Davis trade. Where does Zion Williamson rank among top prospects in recent years? Should the Pelicans trade the No. 4 pick?…

L.A. Lakers Have Anthony Davis. So Now What?

It took a public negotiation, a failed Magic Johnson pep talk and a regime change. Months passed, countless Twitter jokes were made and a LeBron-less postseason ensued. It was easy to be down on the Los Angeles Lakers in the midst of their turmoil. But of course, that’s before you remember they’re the Los Angeles…

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PODCAST: Breaking Down Anthony Davis, L.A. Lakers Trade

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) give their immediate reaction to Anthony Davis being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. Will getting Davis enable the Lakers to sign a third max star this summer? Did they give up too much for him? Will the Pelicans flip some…

PODCAST: What’s Next for Warriors, Raptors?

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss whether the Raptors just ended the Warriors’ dynasty. Either way, what’s next for the Raptors, Warriors and the NBA at large after Toronto won the 2019 NBA title? With Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson both having suffered serious injuries, is…

The Risk and Reward of 1-Year NBA Rentals

The Toronto Raptors just won their first championship in franchise history because general manager Masai Ujiri made a bold gamble this past offseason. However, that shouldn’t necessarily inspire imitators to do the same by trading for Anthony Davis in the coming days. While the Raptors’ acquisition of Kawhi Leonard paid off regardless of whether he…

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How 2019 NBA Draft Lottery Can Reshape NBA’s Future

Whichever team wins the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night will land the rights to Duke forward Zion Williamson. That’s a given after he put up one of the most dominant freshman seasons in college basketball history. The 6’7″, 285-pound athletic marvel will provide an immediate jolt to whichever team he suits up for next season.…

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Would Trading for Anthony Davis Even Fix the Celtics?

The Boston Celtics entered the 2018-19 NBA season as clear favorites to emerge from the LeBron James-less Eastern Conference and challenge the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. Then they ended said season by losing four straight to the Milwaukee Bucks after stealing Game 1 of their second-round series. The Celtics are now staring…

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