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What Will Winning Look Like for Washington Wizards?

Though fans might not believe it amid some recent dark days, Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis does know something about winning. One of his greatest strengths has been loyalty,  as well as giving people time to do their job. Unfortunately for the Wizards, that loyalty to bad decision-makers, injured players and dwindling opportunities has also…

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Olympics 2020: Building a Gold Medal Roster for Team USA Men’s Basketball

The last time Team USA played in an international tournament was an embarrassment. The inaugural FIBA World Cup took place in China this past summer and, after taking home the gold in the previous five events, the Americans finished seventh. They lost back-to-back games against France and Serbia to close out the tournament. It was…

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NBA PODCAST: All-Star Snubs, New ASG Format & Knicks’ Lows

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss All-Star snubs, the new All-Star Game format and the New York Knicks hitting a new low Wednesday night. Should Devin Booker have gotten into the All-Star Game over Russell Westbrook? Does Bradley Beal have a legitimate gripe as a snub?…

The Great Davis Bertans Conundrum

As the NBA’s Feb. 6 trade deadline approaches, the Washington Wizards face a dilemma with sharpshooter Davis Bertans. The 27-year-old is quickly developing into one of the league’s most valuable role players, but he’s also on a $7 million expiring contract. That puts the Wizards in a tricky spot, as they would risk losing him…

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Coach Spins’ NBA Film Room: How Bradley Beal Beats Double Teams as a Lone Star

Coach Adam “Spins” Spinella of Dickinson College breaks down how Bradley Beal consistently beat a Sacramento Kings defense that was specifically designed to shut down the Washington Wizards’ star during their 113-106 loss on Sunday. Though the Wiz came up on the wrong end of the scoreboard, Beal once again showed how he’s been able…

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50 Important Predictions for the 2019-20 NBA Season: Part 1

The 2019-20 season is almost here, so it’s time to be bold about what we think will actually happen. For some, these predictions may not seem incredibly bold while they may be preposterous to others. But basketball is back, and that in itself is worth celebrating: 1. Ben Simmons makes 11 three-pointers Let’s dive right…

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The Anatomy of an NBA Backdoor Set

If you’ve played youth basketball, you know how frequently coaches at any level bemoan getting beat with a basket cut. Hell, even if you’ve watched enough basketball, you probably notice a clear distaste for letting players go wherever they want. Defenders have the primary responsibility of preventing their opponent from getting open to a point…

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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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Washington Wizards are Perfect Pick-and-Pop Artists

Just two years ago, the Washington Wizards were a trendy pick to make a run in the Eastern Conference. John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter Jr. were an effective trio, while other youngsters and role players made them a difficult matchup on paper. Fast forward to September 2019: Wall is out for the season…

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…