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Derrick Rose is Misunderstood

Derrick Rose has lived a life of extremes. Nothing to everything. Poverty to riches. Once a local high school phenom in Chicago, Rose arrived on the national scene during his lone year in college at Memphis. Then he went from number 1 overall draft pick (to his hometown Chicago Bulls) to NBA MVP and was seen as the answer to…

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NBA Rookies Who Will Surprisingly Produce in Year One

Lottery picks are usually drafted with high expectations, so it’s not much of a surprise when the Andrew Wiggins’ and Elfrid Payton’s of the world are productive players in their rookie seasons. But how about the players drafted after that? Most years, only a handful of players drafted 15th and beyond play significant roles for their teams in year one….

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Michigan State’s 2016 Class Built the Spartan Way

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece on the importance of Cassius Winston and Miles Bridges’ college decisions. A few weeks later, Michigan State has landed both players. Winston’s commitment came on September 20th, at University of Detroit Jesuit’s pep rally. Bridges’ commitment came on October 3rd, at Mott Community College in his hometown of Flint, Michigan. Both dates…

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Report: John Henson Signs Four-Year $44 Million Contract Extension

Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that Milwaukee Bucks power forward John Henson has signed a new, four-year $44 million contract. The contract could reportedly rise to $48 million if the promising power forward reaches certain goals. The brand new deal for Henson doesn’t actually come into effect until 2016 and then runs until 2020. Henson, a former first round pick by…

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Houston Rockets Franchise Five

Every summer, there is a lull in basketball news between free agency and the beginning of training camps throughout the league. In the dog days of the NBA summer, LWOS is bringing you the best five players to play for every NBA franchise in our Franchise Five series. The #LWOSFranchiseFive gives props to the best to ever lace up for…


Anthony Davis: Making the Most of a Superstar

Right now there isn’t an NBA player more intriguing than Anthony Davis. At 22 years old, 6-10 and 253 lbs. the Kentucky alum has all the necessary attributes to meet the small ball revolution head on. That is after all the way the game seems to be going, as teams place less emphasis on the role of the archetypal paint-dwelling…

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Top Takeaways from NBA Media Day

Folks, the time is almost here. Media day has come, which means the NBA season is right around the corner. As the season gets closer, there are many storylines going on during training camp. Let’s take a look at some takeaways from Media Day as the NBA season approaches. The Cleveland Cavaliers are out for revenge: The Cavaliers are coming…

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