NBA Struggling with COVID away from the Disney Bubble

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Less than 15 games into the NBA 2020-21 campaign, the league is already struggling with the harsh realities of conducting a semi-regular season during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Washington Wizards are the latest team to endure a team outbreak, forcing the postponement of four games. Washington has had six players test positive for the virus. […] READ MORE


NBA Floats $2.5 Billion Price Tag for Expansion Teams

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Just like much of the other American professional sports leagues, the NBA front office has confirmed it’s in need of a cash infusion. This wasn’t a direct confirmation, by any means. However, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the league office has floated the idea of a $2.5 billion price tag for any potential expansion teams.  […] READ MORE


2020-21 Season Preview: Are the Portland Trail Blazers Deep Enough to Shake Things Up in the West?

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Heading into the 2020-21 NBA season, the Portland Trail Blazers spent the offseason getting healthy and adding valuable pieces to the roster. With a nearly fully healthy roster and the addition of wing-depth, can this roster get over the hump in the Western Conference?  It’s safe to assume that Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, and Jusuf […] READ MORE



2020 NBA Draft Grades

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The 2020 NBA Draft was unlike any other. After a five-month hiatus, the league resumed its annual draft, held virtually this season, last month. With the start of the 2020-21 campaign less than a few weeks away, it’s time to issue official grades for the 2020 NBA Draft.  Grades for the 2020 NBA Draft Atlanta […] READ MORE


Anthony Davis Signs Max Contract with Los Angeles Lakers

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The good news for Los Angeles Laker fans keeps on coming. Just one day after reaching a two-year contract extension with superstar LeBron James, the Lakers signed a five-year, $190 million maximum contract with Anthony Davis. Klutch Sports CEO and founder Rich Paul informed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski of the news on Thursday.  Official: Anthony Davis […] READ MORE


Detroit Pistons Ink Two Centers on Day One of Free Agency

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On Friday, the Detroit Pistons kicked off day one of NBA free agency by signing a pair of centers in Mason Plumlee and Jahlil Okafor. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news via Twitter on Friday afternoon.  Plumlee’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, revealed his deal is worth three years and more than $25 million. Wojnarowski also broke […] READ MORE


2020 NBA Draft: Lottery Results

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After a five-month delay, the 2020 NBA Draft finally took place virtually on Wednesday night. The 2020 NBA Draft Lottery took place back in August, officially deciding the placement of teams for picks one through fourteen. Check out the official results from the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery selections.  2020 NBA Draft – Lottery Results  1.) […] READ MORE



Ranking the Top Draft Picks in Heat History

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With the 2020 NBA Draft officially scheduled for Wednesday, November 18th, the Last Word on Pro Basketball staff is here to break down the top draft picks in league history. Up second, we’ll cover the draft history for the other 2020 NBA Finals team, the Miami Heat. Unlike the Los Angeles Lakers, the Heat’s draft […] READ MORE