Revisiting the James Harden to Houston Trade

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James Harden is among the most popular and polarizing players in the NBA today. A series of trades have tainted the 10-time All-Star’s legacy to some, but after cementing himself as a three-point icon, Harden’s impact on the game can hardly be questioned.  In recent news, the seven-time All-NBA guard has made news for his […] READ MORE


Memphis Grizzlies: Two Trades to Consider

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The Memphis Grizzlies should be looking into trades this offseason. They were one of the biggest surprises in the NBA this year as they exceeded all expectations and essentially were always must-watch TV. Their season, however, fell short in the Western Conference semi-finals to the Golden State Warriors, although it was largely a match-up of […] READ MORE


Memphis Grizzlies 2021-22 Season Preview

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Last season, the Memphis Grizzlies made huge strides overall as a team. They won two consecutive play-in games to make the post-season as the eighth seed. Unfortunately for them, they were taken care of by the Utah Jazz in the first round in five games. Regardless, the Grizzlies had a very successful season last year, […] READ MORE


Pelicans-Grizzlies Trade Analysis

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The New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies kicked off the start of the pre-draft madness by making a trade. The Pelicans received Jonas Valanciunas, the No. 17 pick, and the No. 51 pick. The Grizzlies received Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe, the No. 10 pick, the No. 4o pick, and a 2022 first-round pick from the […] READ MORE


New Orleans Pelicans Look to Pound Teams with New Bruising Identity

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The New Orleans Pelicans come into the 2020-21 season as one of the most physically imposing teams in the NBA. General Manager David Griffin acquired bruising center Steven Adams to pair with 20-year-old sensation Zion Williamson in the frontcourt. Adams is universally known for his physical play on the block and provides new Head Coach […] 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



Sacramento Kings: Steps to Contention

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The Sacramento Kings did not make it to the Western Conference play-in games, but they made it to the NBA Bubble. That’s a start. The team clearly has talent, but have made a few regrettable front office decisions in the past few years that have held them back. With that being said, it’s not farfetched […] READ MORE


NBA Gambling Picks August 1st

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Heading into day two of a full NBA bubble slate Last Word on Hoops NBA Gambling picks are looking to give you some winners today. Yesterday’s picks went 1-2 and ended up down 1.09 Units. Hopefully, today’s NBA gambling picks will bring a few more winners. August 1st NBA Betting Picks Oklahoma City Thunder (-1.5) […] READ MORE


Fresh NBA Debates No One is Talking About (Yet)

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It is time to finally settle the Michael Jordan versus LeBron James argument. Kidding. Since that horrid argument has long reached its asymptote, it seems like the perfect time for some fresh, new debate topics in the NBA world. These unique NBA debates will surely make anyone the life of the party and lead to […] READ MORE