Derrick Favors: On the Brink of a Breakout

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It’s easy to forget that Derrick Favors was taken third overall in the 2010 NBA Draft. His career trajectory thus far hasn’t exactly aligned itself with that of your average top three pick. But then again, Favors did forgo his final three years of college to take the leap, after being named ACC Rookie of the Year […] READ MORE


Damian Lillard: Stepping Up

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Damian Lillard’s first three years in the NBA have been interesting. In that time he’s won Rookie of the Year, made two All-Star appearances and been named to the All-NBA Third Team, averaging 20.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game along the way. It is perhaps no coincidence that he Portland Trailblazers have […] READ MORE


It’s Time the Banged-up Mavs Cut Dirk Nowitzki Loose

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It takes more than a single player to win an NBA championship. When Dirk Nowitzki did it back in 2011 he was surrounded by the likes of Jason Kidd, Shawn Marion, Tyson Chandler and Jason Terry. Nowadays, when he looks around the locker room it’s Deron Williams, Chandler Parsons, Wesley Matthews and JaVale McGee staring […] READ MORE


Anthony Davis: Making the Most of a Superstar

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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 […] READ MORE


Anthony Bennett and the Curse of Being Drafted First Overall

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As anyone familiar with the work of Andrea Bargnani, Kwame Brown and Michael Olowokandi knows, number 1 overall picks don’t always work out. What about recent first overall pick Anthony Bennett? Bargnani, taken first overall in 2006 (ahead of Rajon Rondo, Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge), was supposed to be the next Dirk Nowitzki. But, […] READ MORE


Vlade Divac and the Future of the Sacramento Kings

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Vlade Divac landed one of the least enviable jobs in basketball on Monday when he was named the new Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager of the Sacramento Kings. Divac, who spent six years playing for the Kings between 1998 and 2004, will be joined in the front office by one of his […] READ MORE


Jason Richardson: Not Over Yet

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It’s easy to forget that Jason Richardson is still an NBA player. Since tearing the cartilage in his left knee back on January 18th 2013 the 34-year-old guard has made just 19 NBA appearances, averaging 9.1 points per game for the Philadelphia 76ers in that time. After overcoming microfracture surgery and a layoff that lasted […] READ MORE


Danny Ainge and the State of the Boston Celtics

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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, […] READ MORE


Report: Orlando Magic Acquire Shabazz Napier

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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 (@WojVerticalNBA) July 26, 2015 Wojnarowski went on to […] READ MORE


Can Ty Lawson Help Houston Win it All?

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After losing Josh Smith to the L.A. Clippers last week, the Houston Rockets finally made their first, and potentially last, big move of the NBA Off-season by trading for Ty Lawson of the Denver Nuggets. Per ESPN, in exchange for the troubled star, Rockets’ GM Daryl Morey sent Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, Joey Dorsey, Nick Johnson […] READ MORE