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2019-20 NBA Season Preview: Southeast 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 continue today with the Southeast Division, where two…

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PODCAST: 2019-20 NBA Southeast Division Season Preview

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba), Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) and special guest Jeff Siegel (@jgsiegel) of Peachtree Hoops and Early Bird Rights preview the Southeast Division ahead of the 2019-20 NBA season. Could the Atlanta Hawks make the playoffs this year? Are the Orlando Magic the favorites in the division? How…

Can Miami Heat Find Jimmy Butler a Co-Star?

Despite entering the offseason well over the salary cap, the Miami Heat managed to finagle their way into the Jimmy Butler sweepstakes. The Heat landed the four-time All-Star in a four-team sign-and-trade after complications arose with the original deal’s structure. That move hard-capped Miami for the remainder of the season, which means it cannot go…

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Mitchell Robinson Leads NBA’s New Perimeter-Defending Bigs

Seven-footers drain threes now. Someone has to guard them, but quick-switching defenses strand their own posts at the perimeter, anxiously facing guards known for wicked step-back triples, pick-and-roll dimes or devastating rim attacks. (Some threaten all of the above.) To handle these challenges, today’s big men must guard the arc as well as they protect…

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Week 22 Fantasy Basketball Notebook: Which Players Should You Drop?

The fantasy basketball playoffs have arrived in most leagues, which means you can no longer afford to keep dead weight on your roster. That means it’s time to say “Bye, Felicia” to the following players. Boston Celtics swingman Gordon Hayward (84.5% owned in ESPN.com leagues) has played better as of late, but you can’t depend…

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Who Deserves NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award?

Very quietly, the Sixth Man of the Year race is pretty fun this year. The league is littered with effective reserves on good teams, making it a bit tighter than usual. By my unofficial count, there are at least 16 guys that deserve a hat tip in the award’s discussion. I won’t bore you with…

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Miami’s Game of Zones

Erik Spoelstra is rolling up his sleeves lately. Despite being short-handed due to injuries on a recent West Coast road trip, the Heat have emerged with some important and masterful victories. These have not just been on individual talent, lucky shooting or gritty one-on-one defense. Instead, Spo has integrated a 2-3 zone defense the last…

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