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Miami Heat’s Kendrick Nunn is Here to Stay

The torrid start to Kendrick Nunn’s NBA career continues opening eyes. Despite their offcourt reasons for initial hesitation, front offices are likely now kicking themselves for not taking a chance on the undrafted Miami Heat shooting guard who’s showed out against the league’s top young talent. What he’s done all year, he also did during…

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Bam Adebayo’s Passing Brings New Dimension to Miami Heat Offense

Bam Adebayo has emerged as a versatile All-Star for the Miami Heat in his third NBA campaign. The former Kentucky forward has become an especially tenacious rebounder, elite multi-positional defender and explosive offensive weapon this season. His multifaceted skills and elite physical tools have been crucial to the club’s resurgence toward the top of the…

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Midseason NBA Coach of the Year Power Rankings

We’re more than halfway through the 2019-20 NBA campaign, and a small group of coaches have emerged as the strongest candidates for Coach of the Year honors. With so many players switching teams this offseason, some of the league’s top skippers have faced new and significant challenges. While Coach of the Year winners often have…

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The Zone Masters and Busters of Today’s NBA

When you think of zone defense, the first thing that comes to mind might be high school or college basketball. The NBA has always been a predominantly man-to-man league, as it’s a more effective long-term antidote to the most prolific offenses on the planet. However, zone defense has crept into many coaches’ game plans during…

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Remembering The Heatles’ Fallen Foes, Part 2: The Boston Celtics Mini-Dynasty

For eight straight seasons, LeBron James led a team to the NBA Finals. The reign of terror upon the Eastern Conference began in the 2010-11 campaign when LeBron made the controversial decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and sign with the Miami Heat. After four years and two championships, he left to return home to…

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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…

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How Miami Heat Will Re-Tool Around Jimmy Butler (and Tyler Herro)

Last season, the Miami Heat finished the season 29th in half-court offensive efficiency. With an overhaul of the roster over the last five months, the days in the league’s scoring basement may come to a close. After drafting Tyler Herro, trading Josh Richardson for All-Star Jimmy Butler and clearing the paint of Hassan Whiteside, the…

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