Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week One

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Do you hear that? It is a sigh of relief from college basketball fans. The 2020-21 season tipped off on Wednesday after a long-awaited return. The buildup may have been bigger than the one for Selection Sunday since fans were denied that this past season due to COVID-19. A new season means new mid-major upsets, […] READ MORE


New Orleans Pelicans Get Best of Both Worlds: Free Agency Grades

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After a disappointing end to the 2019-20 season, the New Orleans Pelicans had some decisions to make. Should the team trade some of its veteran pieces for assets or pivot toward competing for the playoffs? The Pelicans squandered an opportunity to make the postseason last year, having the easiest remaining schedule but turning up punch […] READ MORE


University of San Francisco Upsets No. 4 Virginia, 61-60

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The highlights of college basketball are certainly the upsets because it is everyone’s game. Within just three days of the new season, there was the biggest upset so far on Black Friday. That belonged to the San Francisco Dons, who defeated No. 4 Virginia in a thrilling 61-60 victory in the HomeLight Classic at Mohegan […] READ MORE


UCLA Outlasts Pepperdine in Thrilling Three Overtime Game

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The Pepperdine Waves ran out of steam late, falling to the UCLA Bruins 107-98 in three overtimes on Friday night. UCLA Outlasts Pepperdine in Thrilling Three Overtime Game The Bruins and Waves produced near parallel halves that led to the three extra periods. Pepperdine led 39-32 at the break, but UCLA outscored the Waves 38-31 […] READ MORE


Philadelphia 76ers Re-tool: Grading Moves by New Front Office

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From management to coaching, the Philadelphia 76ers made wholesale changes this off-season hiring Doc Rivers as its new Head Coach and Daryl Morey as President of Basketball Operations. The Sixers have been very disappointing the past two seasons after a promising run in 2018 behind Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Since then, Philadelphia lost in […] READ MORE


Oklahoma City Thunder Hold the Key to a Monster Multi-Team Trade

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The NBA off-season has been an eventful one for the Oklahoma City Thunder as General Manager Sam Presti continues to “reposition” the franchise into the future. The Thunder have been in so many deals, it feels odd when their name isn’t featured in some sort of trade. One deal that is taking some time involves […] READ MORE


Portland Trailblazers’ Offseason Propels Team to Contender Status

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The Portland Trailblazers made key moves in Free Agency to upgrade its overall roster. Damian Lillard firmly asserted himself into the superstar stratosphere, averaging a career-high 30 points and eight assists on 46.3 percent shooting and 40.1 percent from three. The 29-year-old carried a team ravaged by injuries to the eighth-seed last season. Despite his […] READ MORE


Boston Celtics Lose Gordon Hayward Trade

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The Boston Celtics find themselves in a vicarious position. Former All-Star Gordon Hayward secured a four-year, $120-million dollar deal with the Charlotte Hornets to send Twitter into a spin. It was one of the most surprising deals this off-season as the Hornets weren’t even mentioned in serious discussions for the 30-year-old. Hayward took to Twitter […] READ MORE


Atlanta Hawks Upgrade Offensively, Defensive Issues Remain

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The Atlanta Hawks made a splash in Free Agency, signaling to the NBA they are ready to compete. Danilo Gallinari (three years, $61.5-million),  Rajon Rondo (two years, $15-million), and Bogdan Bogdanovic (four years, $72-million) arrive to help superstar Trae Young make the post-season. Shot creation was a huge area of need for the Hawks whose […] READ MORE


Intriguing NCAA Transfers: Javon Freeman-Liberty

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From “one-and-done” prospects to the record-low number of seniors in the NBA draft, basketball has increasingly become fixated on youth. However, while they may not be flashy five-star recruits, college basketball transfers have consistently proven that they can play important roles on contending NCAA teams. One player who could fit this mold is DePaul combo […] READ MORE