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Teams That Lost the 2019 NBA Offseason

While plenty of NBA teams came out ahead during perhaps the wildest offseason in league history, a few notable exceptions weren’t so lucky. After all, free agency is a zero-sum game. If one team adds a superstar, another team loses one by definition. The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers are celebrating major free-agent coups,…

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PODCAST: Sizing Up NBA’s New-Look West with Howard Beck

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba), Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) and Bleacher Report senior NBA writer Howard Beck attempt to sort out the brave new Western Conference. Which teams enter the 2019-20 season as favorites? Where do the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers rank after their big offseason moves? Are the…

Indiana Pacers Ready to Contend in Revamped East

There’s a new arms race heating up in the Eastern Conference. The Brooklyn Nets have added Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and DeAndre Jordan. Kemba Walker is tasked with filling the void Irving left for the Boston Celtics. Al Horford is pulling a reverse Ray Allen, joining a fierce playoff rival (Philadelphia Sixers) after giving them…

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D’Angelo Russell Doesn’t Fit In Golden State. Does it Matter?

After Klay Thompson’s knee crumbled in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors’ blueprint for next season seemed clear. Already down Kevin Durant and now devoid of the team’s only other shooter beyond Steph Curry, Coach Steve Kerr would tilt his vaunted offense away from the cutesy split-screens and constant motion, and…

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PODCAST: NBA Free Agency Insanity Roundup

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the big signings from Day 2 of 2019 NBA free agency. Who came out ahead in the four-team Jimmy Butler sign-and-trade? Are the Knicks actually doing something smart in free agency? How will Seth Curry fare in Dallas? Have NBA…

The Brooklyn Nets Have Arrived

In mid-March, New York Knicks owner James Dolan boasted in a radio interview that his team was about to have “a very successful offseason when it comes to free agents.” “New York is the mecca of basketball and we hear from people all the time, from players, from representatives about who wants to come,” he…

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PODCAST: Instant Reaction to 2019 Free Agency’s Early Moves

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) give their instant reaction to the first free-agent signings of the summer. Did Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks just win Executive of the Year after signing Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan and Garrett Temple? Why did the Charlotte Hornets…

How Should Sacramento Kings Spend All That Free Agency Money?

As the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers gear up for runs at big-name free agents, the Sacramento Kings lurk as one of the NBA’s bigger wild cards. Harrison Barnes’ decision to decline his $25.1 million player option initially positioned the Kings to have more financial flexibility than all but a few…

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PODCAST: NBA Free Agency Preview, Part 2

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) catch up on the latest NBA free-agency rumors and predict where the top non-max free agents might land. How realistic is a Houston Rockets sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler? Would the Boston Celtics be better off divvying up their cap space rather…