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’ Ja Morant Named 2019-20 NBA Rookie of the Year

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Memphis Grizzlies‘ point guard Ja Morant was named the 2019-20 NBA Rookie of the Year, the league announced Thursday afternoon. Morant earned 99 first-place votes out of 100, adding up to 498 total points. Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant Wins 2019-20 NBA Rookie of the Year Award With Morant’s victory, he becomes only the second player […] 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


Western Conference Playoff Scenarios

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The NBA Orlando Bubble has been a roaring success. The original intent was to give teams on the cusp of the playoffs a chance to break into the postseason. Now, with just one game left per team, four teams are fighting for one spot in the Western Conference playoff race. Playoff Scenarios for the Final […] 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


How the NBA Suspension Has Affected the Southwest Division

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The suspension of the NBA has impacted every team across the entire league. Only 22 teams will resume the season under some of the strangest circumstances in league history. Today, we take a look at the teams in the Southwest Division. Analyzing the Southwest Division Post-NBA Suspension San Antonio Spurs The San Antonio Spurs might […] READ MORE


Top Five NBA Rookie of the Year Candidates Ahead of Season Restart

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Entering the final games of the pandemic-shortened 2020 NBA season, Ja Morant is the heavy favorite to win the league’s Rookie of the Year award. With only eight games and 22 teams invited to the NBA Disney Bubble in Orlando, Fla., it’s unlikely to see any late-season pushes for awards. The rest of the top […] READ MORE


Ohio Valley Conference 2010s All-Decade Team

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The Ohio Valley Conference has been dominated by Belmont and Murray State over the past decade. The ten regular-season titles were at least shared by either school in the last ten years. The Bruins and Racers also gave the league two bids to the NCAA Tournament last season. However, there have been some great players […] READ MORE