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Collin Sexton isn’t the Problem

It felt as if the Cleveland Cavaliers’ championship team fell apart as quickly as it formed, what with LeBron James’ return lasting just four seasons. As injuries piled on, off-court troubles came to fruition and tremendous cap sheets exhausted Dan Gilbert’s spending limits. Star point guard Kyrie Irving requested a trade, and it all went…

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NBA Film Study: The Sabonis Black Hole, Darius Garland Fun, Where Knicks’ Offense Works

Another week of NBA action, another set of tidbits in the film room. As we think about what we’re thankful for this holiday season, I’m very thankful for Synergy, the video and statistical service that allows us to quickly and neatly dive into these tidbits. While this week has a heavy emphasis on offensive sets…

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Ranking Each NBA Team’s Prospect Cores for 2019-20, Part 2

Now that the NBA regular season has finally begun, it’s time to continue ranking each and every team’s young prospects. Just to reiterate, these rankings might seem surprising on the surface with some rather unorthodox choices at various slots, but this list’s criteria are weighted heavily toward teams with a high volume of prospects that…

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Why Zion Williamson Isn’t a Lock for NBA Rookie of the Year

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson enters the 2019-20 NBA season as the overwhelming favorite (-135) to win Rookie of the Year, which should come as no surprise. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft averaged 22.6 points on 68.0 percent shooting, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.8 blocks in…

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PODCAST: 2019-20 NBA Central Division Season Preview

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba), Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) and special guest Duncan Smith (@duncansmithnba) of Forbes preview the Central Division ahead of the 2019-20 season. How will the Chicago Bulls’ point guard rotation shake out? Are Cleveland Cavaliers guards Collin Sexton and Darius Garland compatible? Will this be Andre Drummond’s…

2019-20 NBA Season Preview: Central 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 Central Division, where the…

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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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How Darius Garland, Collin Sexton Can Fit Together in Cleveland

The Cleveland Cavaliers are stocked with young guards following the 2019 NBA Draft—their first since LeBron James bolted for Los Angeles. With the fifth pick on Thursday night, the Cavs plucked Darius Garland from Vanderbilt, a shooting and playmaking point guard that was one of the few names discussed as an elite scorer. Later in…

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Teams Most Likely to Make a Trade on NBA Draft Night

We aim not to sink to the fake trade rumors, the useless and pure conjecture that fills most of the Internet during draft season. But avoiding the “what if” scenarios entirely does little justice to the high likelihood that multiple deals will go down on draft night. In fact, trades that impact draft night began…

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