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Playing 2019 NBA Draft Matchmaker, Part 4

As we’re nearing the Conference Finals, it’s time to reveal the final eight selections of the NBA Match-Making Mock Draft. Remember: This is an exercise that solely focuses on team need, as opposed to normal BPA (Best Player Available) mentality. You can read Part 1 here on the high lottery, Part 2 on the low-lottery teams…

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PODCAST: What’s Next for Thunder, Jazz, Nets and Magic

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) bid farewell to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz, Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic. How can the Thunder build a contender around Russell Westbrook? Should the Jazz be looking to move on from Ricky Rubio? Should the Nets match a max…

Playing 2019 NBA Draft Matchmaker, Part 3

Another eight teams are out of the running for the Larry O’Brien championship trophy. Most of those first-round losers from the 2019 NBA Playoffs also have draft picks in the coming draft, which means they too deserve a match-making draft selection. The following are the next mid-round mock selections in the 2019 NBA Draft. Remember:…

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Are D’Angelo Russell and Nikola Vucevic Really Max-Contract Players?

Draymond Green put it about as succinctly as possible in the wake of the Golden State Warriors’ third title in four years: “There are 82-game players, then there are 16-game players,” he reportedly told assistant general manager Larry Harris, summing up a team-building problem that has plagued teams since the NBA was created more than…

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Ignited by Jared Dudley Feud, Ben Simmons Finds New Level

After a Game 1 no-show, Ben Simmons was the best player on the court in Games 2 and 3 of the Philadelphia 76ers’ first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets. With All-Star center Joel Embiid hobbled by ongoing knee tendinitis, Simmons dropped an 18-point, 12-assist, 10-rebound triple-double in Game 2 and erupted for 31 points,…

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PODCAST: Deep Dives on Blazers-Thunder, Sixers-Nets, Nuggets-Spurs

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) do deep dives into the three most competitive first-round series so far before touching on the remaining five matchups. Which version of Russell Westbrook should the Oklahoma City Thunder expect moving forward? Should Jared Dudley or Jimmy Butler face additional discipline…

How Do Brooklyn Nets Become Relevant in NYC?

The Nets have been a bad luck franchise from the moment they joined the NBA. When Long Island’s American Basketball Association champion New York Nets joined the NBA as part of the ABA-NBA merger in 1976, they were forced to pay the New York Knicks $4.8 million for encroaching on their turf. A year later,…

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NBA Chalk Talk: Early 2019 Playoff Adjustments

Coaching is a lot like chess. You have to think several moves ahead, see the entire board and understand the value of each piece at your disposal. Anticipating your opponent’s moves and trapping them in their own style is considered masterful. Postseason basketball is beautiful for that reason. The players are the ones executing and…

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PODCAST: Early Takeaways from the 2019 NBA Playoffs

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Mort Stig Jensen and Bryan Toporek discuss their biggest takeaways from the first few games of the 2019 NBA playoffs. Did Jamal Murray save the Denver Nuggets’ season in Game 2? Are the Golden State Warriors at risk of an upset? How confident should the Philadelphia 76ers and…

The Ultimate 2019 NBA Playoffs Preview

The NBA Playoffs are sans LeBron James but flush with storylines amid a seemingly wide-open Eastern Conference and a West wondering whether the Warriors will ever wane. Alliteration aside, we asked our crack team of staff writers, contributors and editors about the myriad angles this postseason presents. the west What’s the Golden State Warriors’ weak link…

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