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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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Do Golden State Warriors Still Have NBA Finals Shot?

When the Golden State Warriors open the 2018-19 campaign in their new digs at the Chase Center, they’ll do so with a new-look roster as well. Thanks to injuries, free agency departures and trades, Steve Kerr will have a much different rotation to work with, even if the core seems familiar. Several familiar faces won’t…

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PODCAST: Ranking the NBA’s Top-10 Duos

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) rank the top 10 duos in the NBA today. Where do Russell Westbrook and James Harden rank after joining forces this summer? How high are Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in the wake of the former’s Achilles injury? Which L.A. duo…

Will Atlanta Hawks’ ‘Warriors East’ Approach Work?

When the Atlanta Hawks transitioned from the Mike Budenholzer era to the Lloyd Pierce era in 2018, general manager Travis Schlenk began to shape the franchise in the likeness of his former team: the 2015-2019 Western Conference juggernaut Golden State Warriors. Many view the hiring of Pierce and the acquisition of Trae Young, Kevin Huerter,…

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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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A Bittersweet, Poetic End to the Warriors’ Run

Through two-and-a-half quarters, basketball nirvana is happening. The Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors are duking it out in a game for the ages. The Dubs are down 3-2 in a series defined by their carnage, playing in Oracle Arena for the last time; playing for Kevin Durant who sacrificed his Achilles tendon, free agency…

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Raptors Usher in New Parity Era by Dethroning Warriors Dynasty

For the first time in their 24-year history, the Toronto Raptors are NBA champions. By dethroning the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Raptors likely ushered in a new era of NBA parity with their series-clinching 114-110 victory in Game 6 on Thursday night. When the Warriors signed DeMarcus Cousins with their taxpayer mid-level…

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Warriors’ Dynasty is About to Come Full Circle

No more Kevin Durant. DeMarcus Cousins and Kevon Looney are both question marks as they battle through injuries. Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala have been playing hurt, too. This team looks less like the Golden State Warriors and more like a sick game of “last one standing.” Nonetheless, the Warriors stole Game 5 on the…

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No, Raptors Don’t Deserve Asterisk if They Win NBA Title

The Toronto Raptors are one game away from toppling the injury-ravaged Golden State Warriors and winning their first NBA championship in franchise history. But regardless of whether Warriors star forward Kevin Durant returns at some point—he’s questionable ahead of Monday’s Game 5—no one should suggest the Raptors deserve an asterisk if they do win this…

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Fred VanVleet Embodies Everything Raptors’ Run Has Been

Three things are true about NBA title teams: They’re defined by their (super)stars, resiliency is key, and some luck is required. It’s technically too early to declare a champion right now but, in the event that this current trend holds, the Toronto Raptors (3-1) are on their way. That’s because they easily meet all three…

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