Orlando Magic: Steps to Contention

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The Orlando Magic have been cemented in mediocrity over the past couple of seasons. They have a roster capable of making the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, but nothing more. This season was yet another indication. Orlando made the playoffs as the eighth seed and bowed out four games to one to the Milwaukee Bucks. […] READ MORE


New Orleans Pelicans: Steps to Contention

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The New Orleans Pelicans were one of the most intriguing teams in the league this season. They traded Anthony Davis for a collection of young stars from the Los Angeles Lakers, and of course, drafted Zion Williamson. Although Williamson spent the majority of the season sidelined due to injury, his small sample size of games proved that he […] READ MORE


Memphis Grizzlies: Steps to Contention

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The Memphis Grizzlies are on the cusp of playoff contention. They went into the NBA Bubble as the West’s eighth seed, but inexperience and injury ultimately saw them fall short in the play-in game versus the Portland Trail Blazers. With that being said, the Grizzlies have a very solid foundation to build on. How the […] READ MORE


San Antonio Spurs: Steps to Contention

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The San Antonio Spurs have reached the end of a truly historic dynasty. They missed the playoffs this season for the first time in 22 years, with their run having started in 1998. For some perspective, that was before young stars like Luka Doncic, Ja Morant, and Zion Williamson were born. With that being said, they were very […] READ MORE


Washington Wizards: Steps to Contention

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The Washington Wizards are going to be one of the more interesting teams in the league next season. They have one of the top scorers in Bradley Beal, and it seems as if former All-Star John Wall may finally be healthy. If both can produce at the levels they have before, the Wizards instantly have […] READ MORE


Detroit Pistons: Steps to Contention

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The Detroit Pistons are facing what could be a tough and long rebuild. Their young players haven’t emerged yet as possible franchise cornerstones. The veterans, along with their hefty contracts, don’t fit the team’s current timeline. The Pistons trading Andre Drummond well below his value this season showed that they know it’s time to change it up. […] READ MORE


New York Knicks: Steps to Contention

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The New York Knicks have been in the middle of a dramatic fall from grace for a few seasons now. Madison Square Garden was once seen as the ideal basketball venue and the Knicks as an attractive organization. That is no longer the case. Continous front office mishaps and rash roster decisions have doomed the […] READ MORE


Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks Series Review

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The first-round series between the Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks certainly delivered. Perhaps even more so than most expected. It included stellar star performances, game-winning shots, ejections, and plenty of chippiness. It was clear from the very start that both teams knew what they were capable of. In the end, however, it was the […] READ MORE


Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic Series Review

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The Milwaukee Bucks are moving on to the Eastern Conference semi-finals after a 4-1 first-round series victory over the Orlando Magic. Although the Magic made things interesting with their first game upset, the Bucks straightened out quickly and dominated the remainder of the series. Recapping the Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic Playoff Series First Game […] READ MORE


Atlanta Hawks: Steps to Contention

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The Atlanta Hawks have as much young talent as any other team in the league. Trae Young is an offensive wizard and already an All-Star, John Collins is a high-flying big who can dunk and shoot with the best of them, and other options such as De’Andre Hunter and Kevin Huerter are on their way to living up to their potential. The tools […] READ MORE