Memphis Grizzlies: The Canadian Nucleus

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The Memphis Grizzlies are one of many NBA teams benefiting from Canadian players. Last year, the Grizzlies also benefited from drafting Ja Morant. They and Jonas Valanciunas played a big role in the success of the Grizzlies in their last NBA season which almost resulted in an NBA playoff spot. The Canadian Influence on the […] 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


Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers Play-In Preview

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The Memphis Grizzlies and the Portland Trail Blazers will be battling for the final spot in the NBA playoffs. The Trail Blazers finished eighth in the Western Conference with a record of 35 wins and 49 losses. This is while the Grizzlies finished ninth in the Western Conference with 34 wins and 39 losses. The […] READ MORE


Top Five NBA Teams With the Brightest Futures

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The future is impossible to predict, especially in the NBA. When looking at some NBA teams, it’s easy to see that they have the brightest futures in the league. For instance, the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers were bottom five in the league just three years ago; both squads now have championship aspirations and […] READ MORE


NBA’s Top 3 Candidates for Rookie of the Year and Most Improved Player

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With the NBA season set to start in a week, league awards discussion increased in the basketball world. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, NBA awards will be based on the regular season through Mar. 11. The Last Word on Pro Basketball staff continues the 2019-20 awards’ discussion with a current Top 3 power ranking for Rookie […] READ MORE


Canadian Men’s Basketball All-Decade Team

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Since 2010, the Canadian men’s basketball team has seen a huge increase in Canadian players produced throughout the decade. As a result, it has been made possible to create an All-Decade team for the Canadian men’s basketball team. While the only NBA All-Star in the previous decade is Steve Nash, there is the hope of […] READ MORE


NBA Rookie Report

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Life can get difficult for NBA rookies with so many adjustments needed both on and off the court. Young players have to get used to the raised level of competition on a nightly basis, a changing role as they work themselves into a team, and the grind of a long professional season. An NBA rookie […] READ MORE


Fantasy Strategy for Struggling Players

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By this point in fantasy basketball, owners know how good each one of their players are. Owners will need to develop a strategy for struggling players. The concerning part for owners is what to do with high draft picks that aren’t panning out. The hard decision is to wait or cut bait. Alternatively, owners can […] READ MORE


NBA All-Rookie Team Predictions

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After the 1962-63 season concluded, the National Basketball Association (NBA) awarded five players with the first all-rookie team. Zelmo Beaty, Dave DeBusschere, Terry Dischinger, John Havlicek, and Chet Walker were the first players ever to receive the honor. It wasn’t until the 1988-89 season until the league expanded the award to include a second all-rookie […] READ MORE


Top Five NBA Rookie Projections

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All eyes will be on the 2019 draft class after the 2018 class produced talents like Luka Doncic, Trae Young, and Deandre Ayton, among others. Even more so, the 2019 class includes Zion Williamson, either the most hyped rookie since LeBron James in 2003. The top five NBA rookie projections are difficult to come up with. As good as […] READ MORE