Tagged Spencer Dinwiddie

2019-20 NBA Season Preview: Atlantic 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 will examine one big question hanging over each team heading into the season. We’ll start today with the Atlantic Division, where the…

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Kyrie Irving Should Be Headed for a Career Year in Brooklyn

Prognosticators don’t have high hopes for the Brooklyn Nets in 2019-20. Oddsmakers peg them for a win total somewhere in the mid-40s, while ESPN’s Kevin Pelton projected them for 41 wins and the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference. FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO system is even more lukewarm, giving the Nets only a 57 percent chance…

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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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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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How Do Brooklyn Nets Become Relevant in NYC?

The Nets have been a bad luck franchise from the moment they joined the NBA. When Long Island’s American Basketball Association champion New York Nets joined the NBA as part of the ABA-NBA merger in 1976, they were forced to pay the New York Knicks $4.8 million for encroaching on their turf. A year later,…

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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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Week 21 Fantasy Basketball Notebook: Navigating Your Playoffs

Whether your fantasy basketball playoffs begin Monday or in the coming weeks, do-or-die time is quickly approaching. Now more than ever, short-term production is critical. You can’t be married to players due to draft pedigree or upside if they’re struggling or injured. Nondescript afterthoughts emerge as fantasy difference-makers in the playoffs. Trae Young—who’s the 145th-ranked…

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Fear the Brooklyn Nets

Prior to Victor Oladipo’s season-ending quadriceps tendon injury, the Eastern Conference appeared to be a five-team race. While the Indiana Pacers have remained surprisingly frisky sans Oladipo, a brutal upcoming stretch could send them plummeting back to earth, leaving the Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics as the favorites to emerge from…

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Week 16 Fantasy Basketball Notebook: How Can Victor Oladipo Owners Stay Afloat?

Fantasy owners, Indiana Pacers followers and NBA fans alike suffered a gut-punch Wednesday, as All-Star 2-guard Victor Oladipo went down with a season-ending knee injury against the Toronto Raptors. If you had Oladipo on your roster prior to his injury, all hope is not lost. While neither you nor the Pacers will be able to…

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Caris Levert's injury bent but didn't break Brooklyn.

How Long Can Brooklyn Nets Keep Winning Without Caris Levert?

By the skin of their teeth. That’s how the Brooklyn Nets won seven in a row, one month since an ugly leg injury sidelined leading scorer Caris Levert. It was an exhilarating, nail-biting, head-smacking, why-are-they-doing-this-to-me, can’t-the-clock-go-faster sort of winning streak. So when the Indiana Pacers brought the streak to an end Friday night, defeating the…

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