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PODCAST: NBA Midseason Awards Edition

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) make their midseason picks for every major award. Who is the front-runner for MVP: James Harden, Luka Doncic or Giannis Antetokounmpo? Can anyone catch Ja Morant for Rookie of the Year? Who’s leading the wide-open Defensive Player of the Year and…

Early Returns From Kawhi, PG13 Era Should Have NBA Fearing L.A. Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers finally got to see their offseason dreams fully realized. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George suited up alongside one another for the first time in a 107-104 overtime victory against the Boston Celtics on Nov. 20. They followed that up with a close win against the Houston Rockets and a blowout of…

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L.A. Clippers’ Depth Gives Them Leg Up in Battle for the West

When a team acquires Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in the same offseason, that’s bound to draw a grand majority of the headlines. But the Los Angeles Clippers’ work on the margins this summer could further separate them from the rest of the Western Conference in the championship race. They’ll need that, what with so…

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50 Important Predictions for the 2019-20 NBA Season: Part 3

The final part of our 50 Important Predictions series has a heavy focus on the Western Conference. Why? West Coast, Best Coast. There is so much drama and intrigue here; Almost six teams could legitimately win the conference, and therefore the title. It’s going to be a bloodbath. If you missed the first 33 predictions,…

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2019-20 NBA Season Preview: Pacific 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’ll will examine one big question hanging over each team heading into the season, continuing with the Pacific Division where a dynasty will…

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Are LA Clippers Really the NBA’s Next Superteam?

The Golden State Warriors no longer appear be an unstoppable force, but a new superteam might have just sprung up down the coast of California. And, no, it’s not the L.A. Lakers like everyone thought. As Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports first reported late Friday night, Kawhi Leonard is leaving the Toronto Raptors to sign…

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Yes, L.A. Clippers Are Now a Premier Free-Agent Destination

Although the Clippers’ season appears likely to end as soon as Wednesday evening, their inspired playoff run has solidified them as this summer’s premier free-agent destination. Don’t believe me? Imagine you’re a top-tier NBA free agent this summer and you want to play in Los Angeles. Now, consider the following pitches: Los Angeles Lakers: “Well,…

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The Ultimate 2019 NBA Playoffs Preview

The NBA Playoffs are sans LeBron James but flush with storylines amid a seemingly wide-open Eastern Conference and a West wondering whether the Warriors will ever wane. Alliteration aside, we asked our crack team of staff writers, contributors and editors about the myriad angles this postseason presents. the west What’s the Golden State Warriors’ weak link…

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Mitchell Robinson Leads NBA’s New Perimeter-Defending Bigs

Seven-footers drain threes now. Someone has to guard them, but quick-switching defenses strand their own posts at the perimeter, anxiously facing guards known for wicked step-back triples, pick-and-roll dimes or devastating rim attacks. (Some threaten all of the above.) To handle these challenges, today’s big men must guard the arc as well as they protect…

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Who Deserves NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award?

Very quietly, the Sixth Man of the Year race is pretty fun this year. The league is littered with effective reserves on good teams, making it a bit tighter than usual. By my unofficial count, there are at least 16 guys that deserve a hat tip in the award’s discussion. I won’t bore you with…

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