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How 2019 NBA Draft Lottery Can Reshape NBA’s Future

Whichever team wins the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night will land the rights to Duke forward Zion Williamson. That’s a given after he put up one of the most dominant freshman seasons in college basketball history. The 6’7″, 285-pound athletic marvel will provide an immediate jolt to whichever team he suits up for next season.…

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Playing 2019 NBA Draft Matchmaker, Part 1

In today’s NBA, most lottery teams draft the best player available in the available pool and then figure out the fit later on during free agency. That’s been the thinking for years, seeing as teams are scared of leaving a potential star on the board solely because his position is already filled. That is typically the…

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Anthony Davis is Finally Getting the Attention He Ordered

This NBA season has been defined by endings. Its community has celebrated the end of Dwyane Wade’s career all season long. The same can be said for Dirk Nowitzki, though an official announcement about his future didn’t come until Tuesday. We’ve been treated to and unified by vintage shots, heart-warming tributes and Paul Pierce slander.…

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Week 25 Fantasy Basketball Notebook: Making Your Final Championship Push

If your fantasy basketball championship round either begins or continues this week, allow me to express my condolences. With only a week-and-a-half left in the NBA regular season, this is the time of year where real-roster chicanery runs amok from playoff locks to tankers alike. Championship contenders eyeing deep playoff runs look to buy their…

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Week 23 Fantasy Basketball Notebook: Using NBA’s Schedule to Your Advantage

At this point in the fantasy basketball season, few things are more important than the schedule. Last week, the Golden State Warriors were one of only two teams with two games, while 10 teams played four games. For example, if you spent early-round picks on both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson in an attempt to…

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Week 22 Fantasy Basketball Notebook: Which Players Should You Drop?

The fantasy basketball playoffs have arrived in most leagues, which means you can no longer afford to keep dead weight on your roster. That means it’s time to say “Bye, Felicia” to the following players. Boston Celtics swingman Gordon Hayward (84.5% owned in ESPN.com leagues) has played better as of late, but you can’t depend…

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Dairis Bertans Gets His Shot with New Orleans Pelicans

After some flirtations that never went beyond NBA Summer League, Dairis Bertans is finally receiving his opportunity to play in the Association. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Jonathan Givony broke the news that the New Orleans Pelicans are in talks with Olimpia Milano’s Latvian sharpshooter, the older brother of San Antonio Spurs forward Davis Bertans. Milano…

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Week 20 Fantasy Basketball Notebook: The NBA’s Tank Race and You

Now that we’re past the trade deadline and All-Star break, NBA teams are positioning into one of two camps: If they’re playing for the postseason, they’re tightening rotations, increasing minutes and going all out. If they aren’t gunning for a playoff spot, they’ll likely begin some chicanery to increase chances of landing more ping pong…

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TBW Roundtable: NBA Trade Deadline Fallout

Another insane trade deadline has passed, and one thing is clear: The NBA knows how to create drama around player movement. To clear up everything else, we assembled our dedicated NBA writers to provide perspective on the deadline, as well as addressing the elephant in the room: Anthony Davis. Who were the biggest winners at…

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Don’t Get Duped in NBA Trade Season

Anthony Davis has informed the New Orleans Pelicans that he will not re-sign with them and has asked for a trade to a contender. Thus, Adrian Wojnarowski hereby officially rang the opening bell for “NBA trade season.” Over the next few weeks, roughly 1.37 million articles will have 23.45 million trade rumors about Davis and…

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