— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Spurs Are Sleepers in Crop of Western Conference Contenders

There is understandable hype around the Rockets and Thunder after impressive offseasons. But let’s not forget about the always-potent Spurs when thinking Warriors competition. By: Alexie Beovich Everyone on the internet is arguing about the second seed in the West. Will it be the Rockets off the back of arguably their best acquisition in decades, […]

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— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Myles Turner: The Forgotten Unicorn

Just How Good Is Myles Turner, and Are Expectations For 2017–18 Too High? By Paul Headley The Paul George-era in Indiana finally ended in the summer of 2017. The surly superstar huffed and puffed his way all the way to the bright lights of Oklahoma City, fetching a modest return of Victor Oladipo and Domantas […]

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— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Houston Rockets 2017-18 Season Preview

In 2016, the Houston Rockets were not predicted to make any noise before the season began. They had just lost Dwight Howard to free agency, made a change at head coach, and barely made the playoffs the season before. Then, with one switch of position, James Harden not only elevated his own game, but seemingly […]

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— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

New Orleans Pelicans: Quirky Underdog or Misfit Contender?

The NBA’s weirdest squad will have to work to find its niche.   By Nico Baguio   Basketball,​ ​unlike​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​sports,​ ​is​ ​fluid​ ​and​ ​dynamic.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​neither​ ​individualistic,​ ​like​ ​baseball​ ​or golf,​ ​nor​ ​too​ ​collectivistic,​ ​like​ ​American​ ​football​ ​or​ ​soccer.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​the​ ​perfect​ ​combination​ ​of individual​ ​talent​ ​and​ ​collective​ ​chemistry.​ ​While​ […]

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— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Miami Heat: Continuing The Flame Of A Late-Season Run

By Joe Hulbert After a Jekyll and Hyde campaign, the Miami Heat are entering the 17-18 season with a lot more certainty, as they should comfortably be a playoff team in a relatively weak Eastern Conference. The Heat’s 31-10 run was a magical run and it was a pleasure to cover it, but there is […]

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— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Memphis Grizzlies: Grit and Grind, evolved

By Sharon Shy Brown With the departure of Tony Allen and Zach Randolph, most predicted the end of the Grit and Grind era for the Memphis Grizzlies. Grit and Grind is not just about the style of play; it is about hard work and basically a mindset. According to Mike Conley, “Grit and Grind is […]

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— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Utah Jazz 2017-18 Season Preview

By Garrett Kroeger   Gordon Hayward isn’t walking through the doors of Vivint Smart Home Arena anytime soon. For Utah Jazz fans, that hurts.   Hayward was phenomenal for the Jazz last season. The All-Star averaged 21.9 points per game, while shooting 47.1 percent from the field. He also averaged 5.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and […]

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— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Dallas Mavericks – Story Lines To Watch in 2017-18

By: Lance Roberson   The Mark Cuban-era Dallas Mavericks embark upon uncharted territory. For the first time since Cuban purchased the Mavericks, Dallas is opening its season with a lottery-talent point guard; they also are subtly rebuilding to honor Dirk Nowitzki. Mavs fans have storylines galore to observe during the 2017-2018 season. Let’s examine a […]

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— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

The Case For Goliath

Anti-Golden State Warriors narratives are missing a broader perspective   By: Ryan Chen A lot of people hate the Golden State Warriors. In many ways, it’s easy to. They’re a symbol of the lack of parity in the league, especially after Kevin Durant signed an undervalued contract extension to help the Warriors front office retain […]

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— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Sacramento Kings – 2017-18: Time To Crown A New King

By: Connor Ulrey   Regular season NBA basketball is back. And after a summer of drama, trades, hype, and celebration we’re ready to kick up dust again. Following a solid offseason, let’s have a look at what the new-look Kings offer in 2017-18. Following last season’s mid-season showcase, the Kings moved disgruntled All-Star DeMarcus Cousins […]

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