Tagged Kevin Love

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 Film Study: Remembering Kevin Love’s Remarkable Transformation

After the NBA community saw one of its idols fall victim to a terrible tragedy this January—one still shaking the foundations of the league—it got me to thinking. Instead of an outpouring of grief or sadness from Kobe Bryant’s passing, it sparked me to use this time as an opportunity to show appreciation for those…

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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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10 NBA Questions: Trade ‘Rumors’ Time

You probably knew this already, but doesn’t it kind of blow your mind that the highest-trafficked portions of the NBA season are Free Agency, Trade Deadline and the Draft? That’s no joke. The hypothetical season indeed outweighs the concrete stuff like Opening Day, the Playoffs and even the NBA Finals by a pretty significant margin.…

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Atlanta Hawks Must Trust Their Rebuilding Process

Having lost 18 of their past 20 games, the Atlanta Hawks appear to be nearing rock bottom. “Frustration in the locker room has been building for some time as teammates have complained to each other about selfishness, not putting in the necessary work to turn things around and players not being held accountable,” Chris Haynes…

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Portland Trail Blazers’ Frontcourt Has Reached Crisis Levels

After making a surprising run to the Western Conference Finals last season, the Portland Trail Blazers may be in danger of missing the playoffs entirely this year. They have their injury-ravaged frontcourt to blame for that. Starting center Jusuf Nurkic suffered compound leg fractures in March, and general manager Neil Olshey told reporters in September…

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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…

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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