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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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No, Raptors Don’t Deserve Asterisk if They Win NBA Title

The Toronto Raptors are one game away from toppling the injury-ravaged Golden State Warriors and winning their first NBA championship in franchise history. But regardless of whether Warriors star forward Kevin Durant returns at some point—he’s questionable ahead of Monday’s Game 5—no one should suggest the Raptors deserve an asterisk if they do win this…

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How to Fix NBA All-Defensive Team Voting

Every year, a select group of media members, broadcasters, and analysts are handed the responsibility of voting for individual and team awards. It’s no small thing. These votes can enhance or limit earning potential, affect Hall-of-Fame resumes, and rob players of bragging rights. (Okay, maybe the last one isn’t super important, but you get my…

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The Sixers Need More from Ben Simmons

Joel Embiid woke up Sunday morning feeling like death. The Philadelphia 76ers star center texted head coach Brett Brown after a sleepless night and said he was unsure whether he’d be able to suit up for Game 4 in his team’s second-round series against the Toronto Raptors. Although he gutted it out and finished a…

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New-Look Toronto Raptors Face Old Playoff Demons

After years of postseason shortcomings, the Toronto Raptors enter the 2018-19 playoffs under more pressure than ever. Once Kawhi Leonard declines his $21.3 million player option for 2019-20, he will become one of this summer’s most sought-after free agents, perhaps second only to Kevin Durant. Rumors abound about his reported interest in joining the Los…

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Who Should Be NBA’s Glue Guy of the Year?

There’s an expression, “Jack of all trades, master of none” that people sometimes use to throw a little shade. But the full saying goes “Jack of all trades, master of none, though oftentimes better than master of one.” Nothing could better illustrate the “glue guy.” There are loosely three classifications of players in the NBA: Stars…

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Trae Young Puts Atlanta Hawks Back on Map

Seven seconds is all it takes. We’re late in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Tankathon match-up between the Atlanta Hawks and the Phoenix Suns. The Hawks are down three, slightly reeling after another bucket from Tyler Johnson. Trae Young decides to stop the bleeding. He receives the inbound pass from John Collins. As he crosses…

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Who Can Stop the Milwaukee Bucks?

The Milwaukee Bucks entered this season as a trendy pick to make a jump. Giannis Antetokounmpo and The Others—headlined by perennially underrated Khris Middleton and new signee Brook Lopez—were natural complements. It was up to new head coach, Mike Budenholzer, to bring order to a talented-but-underwhelming roster. That bet seemed safe enough. I’m just not…

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