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2020-21 Season Preview: Are the Portland Trail Blazers Deep Enough to Shake Things Up in the West?
Adam Taylor McKillop - Dec 22, 2020

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 […]

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New York Knicks Exceeding Expectations, Making Playoff Push
Donald Stewart - Feb 23, 2021

The New York Knicks are exceeding expectations this year and eyeing the playoffs. With over a third of the season played, they are currently sitting among the Eastern Conference playoff seeds. After being written off by many NBA experts prior to the season starting, they have come together as a team and have made significant […]

Jerami Grant Is Having A Breakout Year For The Detroit Pistons

Every championship team needs elite role players to amplify the exploits of their stars, and the Detroit Pistons may have found a key contributor in Jerami Grant. Jerami Grant Is Having A Breakout Year The Pistons’ “Bad Boy” era will be remembered for having one of the best backcourts in NBA history in Isiah Thomas […]

What You Need to Know About Chris Finch

On Sunday night the Minnesota Timberwolves dismissed their Head Coach Ryan Saunders. The decision came following another painful loss to the New York Knicks against none other than Tom Thibodeau. Almost immediately, Shams Charania of The Athletic announced that Toronto Raptors assistant coach Chris Finch would be the replacement. Chris Finch is becoming the new […]

Philadelphia 76ers Rumors: Morey Looking for Trade Deadline Splash

After last year’s disaster, the Philadelphia 76ers felt it was time to shake things up during the offseason. Philadelphia did just that. Enter Doc Rivers as the new head coach and Daryl Morey to run the team as president of basketball operations. This shakeup has been largely successful with Joel Embiid playing at an MVP-caliber […]

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NCAA’s Historical College Basketball Games
Last Word Staff - Feb 22, 2021

March Madness is undoubtedly one of the biggest sports events in the country. With an average of 10.5 million viewers per game in 2019, the final four marches of college basketball attracted many more viewers than many NFL and NBA games in the same year. This is in large part due to some of the […]

Potential Destinations for DeMarcus Cousins

According to a recent report from Shams Charania of The Athletic, DeMarcus Cousins and the Houston Rockets will be going their separate ways. The Houston Rockets and center DeMarcus Cousins are planning to part ways in coming days, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Houston wants to go smaller, younger in frontcourt when Christian Wood returns and […]

NBA 2021 All-Star Starters: Lock-Ins and Snubs
Loreal Nix - Feb 21, 2021

The NBA announced its 2021 All-Star starters Thursday night. As always, this stirred up uproar between the media and fans of who is worthy and unworthy of being a starter. This years’ starters consist of both All-Star Game veterans as well as a few fresh faces. Out of the bunch, which players rightfully deserve their […]

Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week 13

The month of February is winding down. March is just around the corner. In the mid-major basketball world, that means conference tournaments are approaching. In fact, the Horizon League sets everything into motion with the first round of its tournament this Thursday, February 25th. Meanwhile, plenty of other mid-major leagues have one or two weeks […]