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Danny Ainge and the State of the Boston Celtics

When Jae Crowder turns out to be your best summer signing you’re bound to question the validity of your rebuilding plan. Seven seasons removed from the NBA title Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and company won in 2008, fans of the Boston Celtics will currently be doing just that. As might GM Danny Ainge, especially as, to date, this…


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Front-runners for NBA Most Improved Player

Every year in the NBA, there a four or five players who’s stats or performances go through the roof.  Jimmy Butler, Goran Dragic, Paul George and Kevin Love. These are four of the last five winners of the award, and today are all stars in the NBA. And there are so many great young players that could snag the award…


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Kevin Durant bringing back the Thunder to OKC

Former MVP Kevin Durant was limited last season, playing in just 27 games due to nagging injury. Initially, he underwent surgery to repair the Jones fracture in his right foot. But, a considerable amount of time has passed and it appears that the floodgates are ready to burst open. KD is eager to return and make it the in Oklahoma…


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Oak Hill Academy is Going to Be Stacked Next Season

The private school down in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia has found it’s next great transfer player. Actually, Oak Hill Academy has found yet another great team that will compete at the national level once again. They have claimed nine high school national championships and have finished second five times. Oak Hill came in the top five in every year from…


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Expanding the NBA Playoffs is a Great Idea

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban recently suggested that the NBA should expand its playoffs, and he might have a point. Currently, eight teams in each conference earn a playoff spot. Cuban proposes expanding that to 10 teams per conference. His chief arguments are that expansion would ensure that quality teams in a stronger conference will still qualify, that fewer teams…


Wisconsin Badgers

Bo Ryan’s Path Will Not Be Repeated

Speaking in absolutes can be dangerous. As the old cliche mandates, “Never say never.” On occasion though, “never” applies. In the day and age where coaches are paid by shoe companies as well as the schools that employ them, and the contracts between those schools and their coaches seem to be written in crayon on a crumpled hotel bar napkin,…


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Report: Orlando Magic Acquire Shabazz Napier

According to reports the Orlando Magic have acquired Miami Heat guard Shabazz Napier. The news broke via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, who tweeted the following on Sunday afternoon: Orlando is nearing a deal to acquire Miami guard Shabazz Napier, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 26, 2015 Wojnarowski went on to confirm that Napier would be…


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