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PODCAST: NBA Awards Reax, Free Agency Preview

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) react to the NBA awards show and discuss landing spots for the top free agents on the market. Was Masai Ujiri robbed in the Executive of the Year race? Who came out ahead in the Kent Bazemore-Evan Turner trade? Should the…

Plan B if NY Knicks Strike Out in Free Agency

The New York Knicks’ offseason plans appear to be on life support. Kyrie Irving, one of their long-rumored top free-agent targets, is “intensely interested” in joining the crosstown rival Brooklyn Nets, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. And he might not be the only would-be Knicks superstar headed there. The Nets are reportedly “gaining confidence” that…

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2019 Free Agency Player Preview: Derrick Rose, Rudy Gay

For the second consecutive season, a pair of former stars whose careers have taken winding paths will hit free agency together. 2011 MVP Derrick Rose suffered near-career-ending knee injuries before bouncing back with a solid two-year stint in Minnesota. Rudy Gay experienced an Achilles injury in 2017 but was able to rehab his value over…

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Where Does Free Agent D’Angelo Russell Fit?

The Brooklyn Nets have positioned themselves for a big summer. They were a League Pass darling last season, dazzling fans with an aesthetically pleasing style that led to a load of close games. Their slight playoff drought ended thanks to a 42-40 record, though their actual run was short-lived. Even after a five-game series loss…

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PODCAST: The Domino Effect of Kevin Durant’s Injury

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss how Kevin Durant’s Achilles injury will impact the NBA Finals and free agency moving forward. Can the Golden State Warriors win Games 6 and 7 without Durant? Is anyone to blame for his injury? Should he consider picking up his…

Just What Are the Brooklyn Nets Up to?

We all knew Sean Marks was moving the Brooklyn Nets in the right direction. From the resurgence of the organization during the 2019 NBA Playoffs to the sudden rise of their free agent candidacy, the Nets have been considered a threat to turn the corner from rebuild to contender. When news broke on Thursday of…

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Atlanta Hawks Are Sleeping Giant in the East

Armed with an impressive young core, multiple first-round picks in this year’s draft, gobs of salary-cap space and no onerous long-term contracts, the Atlanta Hawks have the ingredients to become an Eastern Conference powerhouse in the coming years. Likely Rookie of the Year runner-up Trae Young started his NBA career off slowly, but he finished…

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Financial Crunch Could Imperil Milwaukee Bucks Title Window

Although it ended in heartbreak, the Milwaukee Bucks just finished one of their best seasons in franchise history. They parlayed a 60-win regular season into their first Eastern Conference Finals appearance in nearly two decades, and 24-year-old wunderkind Giannis Antetokounmpo appears poised to seize the best-player-in-the-NBA throne in the near future. While the Bucks’ title…

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