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2020 NBA Draft: How High Should Aleksej Pokusevski Go?

Following in the footsteps of great international bigs like Arvydas Sabonis, Dirk Nowitzki and Paul Gasol, 7-foot German forward Aleksej Pokusevski has the talent and skills to have earned a spot among the youngest projected draft picks in this age-limit era. Before the likes of Kristaps Porzingis or Luka Doncic burst onto the scene and…

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NBA Podcast: The 2015 NBA Draft Do-Over

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) re-pick the 2015 NBA Draft lottery. Is Karl-Anthony Towns still the No. 1 overall selection? Who goes at No. 2, Kristaps Porzingis or Devin Booker? Do real-life top-five picks Jahlil Okafor (No. 3) and Mario Hezonja (No. 5) even stay in…

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6 NBA Questions: What Will it Take to Stop Giannis Antetokounmpo?

Hey all, back again this week with another check-in on the evolving stories from around the NBA.  This week kicked off with an amusing comment from Houston Rockets guard, James Harden, who essentially labeled leading (and rival) MVP candidate Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘a seven-foot-run-and-dunk-guy’.   What Harden is defining as “skill” in regards to…

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Dallas Mavericks Aren’t Quite Ready Yet

Luka Doncic might be way ahead of Trae Young in terms of early career success so far; Kristaps Porzingis has been the winner of the trade that sent him to the Dallas Mavericks from the New York Knicks; Offensively, the Mavs look to be in a strong position to claim a playoff spot. But it’s…

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Recently Signed NBA Stars Still Figuring Out Their New Homes

The summer of 2019 will forever be remembered for the changes it made to the NBA landscape. The league watched as an unprecedented number of players hit the open market. However, it wasn’t just the quantity of players changing teams but also the quality that moved the needle.  All-Stars swapped conferences and teamed up with…

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Here’s How Luka Doncic Can Win NBA MVP

The Western Conference has proven to truly be the Wild West this season. Outside of the Los Angeles Lakers (17-3) and the Golden State Warriors (4-17), the bulk of the conference is separated by about six games. The Dallas Mavericks have especially surprised to begin the year: They are 13-6 and currently are tied for…

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Dallas Mavericks Proving to be More Than Just Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis

The Dallas Mavericks are off to a hot start, thanks largely to young star Luka Doncic. 8-5 through 13 games, the Mavs are the second highest-scoring team in the NBA with an offensive rating of 112.6, and Doncic is averaging a spectacular 29.5 points, 10.7 rebounds and 9.3 assists per game. Not bad at all…

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PODCAST: Which NBA Surprises Are Here to Stay?

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss which early-season surprises will last and which will regress to the mean. Are the Phoenix Suns… good? Can Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis keep the Dallas Mavericks in the playoff race? Did Ryan Saunders fix Andrew Wiggins? Who’s fueling the…

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Power Ranking the NBA’s Top Sidekicks

The second-most valuable player on an NBA contender holds a vital and often tricky role. They must be comfortable living in the shadow of the top dog while typically catering to his preferred playing style. When called upon, they must carry the team when the premier star is having an off night. Who are the…

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PODCAST: Top NBA Storylines to Watch in 2019-20

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the top storylines they’re excited to watch during the 2019-20 NBA season. How will Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis fare alongside one another? Can the Lakers stumble upon the correct starting lineup? What will Pascal Siakam look like as a…

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