Milwaukee Bucks: Dragan Bender’s patience starting to pay off

After seeing the vast majority of his minutes on assignment in the G League this season, Dragan Bender has started to flash his role playing potential with the Milwaukee Bucks over the last week. Ever since coming to the Milwaukee Bucks last summer, it was clear there were grand plans for Dragan Bender....

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4 hours ago, Behind the Buck Pass, Milwaukee Bucks

The Flimsiness of Narratives

It doesn't take much for a player's narrative to take a drastic turn. That's certainly been the case for Brandon Ingram and Ben Simmons, writes Matt John.

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Boston Celtics: How Jaylen Brown’s play directly impacts a game’s outcome

While basketball is in fact a team sport, oftentimes a single player can have a significant impact on a game’s outcome. As for the Boston Celtics, Jaylen Brown has proven vital in deciding the team’s fate in contests during the 2019-20 campaign. The 2019-20 season has — for the most...

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4 hours ago, Hardwood Houdini, Boston Celtics

Ultimate challenge for Marvin Bagley III with Sacramento Kings

Whether it is fair or not, Marvin Bagley III has been put in a difficult situation to make the fans of the Sacramento Kings forget what they could have had. After the Sacramento Kings finished their 2018-19 campaign with optimism and promise, they currently are experiencing a nightmarish season. With...

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4 hours ago, Hoops Habit, Sacramento Kings

Officer suspended for shooting video of ex-NBA player Delonte West

A Maryland police officer has been suspended for shooting a video that shows former NBA player Delonte West as he was being questioned.

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4 hours ago, NBC Sports

Is Ja Morant's Rookie of the Year Hardware Safe from Zion Williamson?

As the NBA braces for the unveiling of the New Orleans Pelicans' No. 1 overall pick, we openly wonder: Can Zion Williamson leapfrog Ja Morant in the Rookie of the Year race? Are we getting overzealous? Probably...

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4 hours ago, Bleacher Report

The Most Successful Trade-Deadline Deals in Recent Memory

Most NBA fans approach every trade deadline waiting for their teams to do something spectacular. A select swathe of supporters tortured by poorly run organizations merely cross their fingers and hope their squads won't do anything foolish...

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4 hours ago, Bleacher Report

Markelle Fultz stood up on Otlando Magic road trip

The Orlando Magic had their ups and downs on their six-game road trip, but the continued improvement of Markelle Fultz was a real positive. The Orlando Magic are back home after a six-game road trip during which they went 3-3. It is hard not to feel a bit disappointed by this stretch, especially after...

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5 hours ago, Hoops Habit

Milwaukee Bucks: Quiet trade deadline is very likely

The Milwaukee Bucks are flying high with the NBA’s best record, and that may well lead to a particularly quiet trade deadline for them. With less than three weeks to go until the NBA’s trade deadline, the Milwaukee Bucks sit far and away at the top of not just the Eastern Conference standings,...

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5 hours ago, Behind the Buck Pass, Milwaukee Bucks

New Orleans Pelicans: Zion Williamson’s return will spark a playoff push

Zion Williamson is set to make his NBA debut this week, and it will spark a second-half playoff push for the New Orleans Pelicans When the New Orleans Pelicans officially selected Zion Williamson with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, they quickly became one of the dark horse picks to make...

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5 hours ago, Sir Charles In Charge, New Orleans Pelicans

The Minnesota Timberwolves should take a cue from the Denver Nuggets

The Minnesota Timberwolves are in the midst of what can only be classified as a partial rebuild. It’s time to follow in the footsteps of the Denver Nuggets. Just two seasons ago, the Minnesota Timberwolves won 47 games and claimed the No. 8 seed by defeating the Denver Nuggets in overtime in the...

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5 hours ago, Dunking with Wolves, Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets

Dallas Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis struggles in return vs. Clippers

Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis returned on Jan. 21 after missing ten games with a sore knee. See how the Unicorn performed against the Clippers. The Dallas Mavericks endured a ten-game absence from Kristaps Porzingis. He injured his knee on Dec. 29 against the Los Angeles Lakers and sat out...

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5 hours ago, The Smoking Cuban, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers

Will the Houston Rockets advance beyond the first round of the playoffs?

With the Houston Rockets’ struggles of late, it’s becoming more and more difficult to envision them making it past the opening round of the playoffs. The Houston Rockets have struggled mightily of late, as they have lost each of their last four games. What’s worse is the fact that they’ve...

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5 hours ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Miami Heat Rumors: Thank Chris Paul for finally killing the noise

The Miami Heat are doing well this season, while some think they are just one piece away. Well, CP3 won’t be that piece and he told us why on Tuesday. The Miami Heat are one of the surprise teams in the league thus far this season and the rumors are in the midst. While Jimmy […] Miami Heat...

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5 hours ago, All U Can Heat, Miami Heat

NBA All-Star Game 2020: Explaining Draft Format, Examining Latest Voting Results

The NBA is now in its third year using the "draft" format to select All-Star teams, but it is quite possible the 2019 captains are in store for a rematch...

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5 hours ago, Bleacher Report

OKC Thunder depth and speed key vs Orlando Magic: game preview

The OKC Thunder travels to the land of Disney looking to extend their imposing play against the Orlando Magic. Gameday breaks down the match. It doesn’t matter if the OKC Thunder are undersized or undermanned because they always find a way to get the win. This is a common theme for OKC throughout...

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5 hours ago, Thunderous Intentions, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic

Report: Derrick Rose wants to remain with Detroit Pistons among trade talks

The Detroit Pistons have been surrounded by trade rumors, and Derrick Rose is no different. Yet he wants to stay in the Motor City, according to a report. The Detroit Pistons have been at the focal point of the NBA trade rumor mill, and Derrick Rose is no exception. Except he wants to stay in […] Report:...

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6 hours ago, PistonPowered, Detroit Pistons

Boston Celtics: the one trade to give Memphis their pick back

Using the rumor mill, the Houdini is going to construct the perfect deal to deliver the Memphis Grizzlies their pick back while also improving the chances of winning it all for the Boston Celtics. On Monday night, Brad Stevens gave the world a hint at what the Boston Celtics playoff rotation might look...

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6 hours ago, Hardwood Houdini, Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies

Toronto Raptors: Who wins each award at the midseason mark?

If the season was to end today, which Toronto Raptors players would win each individual award on offer? The significance of individual awards in sports vary. Some people believe that individual awards define a player’s greatness, while others believe that the only thing that matters is team success....

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6 hours ago, Raptors Rapture, Toronto Raptors

Philadelphia 76ers: Joel Embiid’s absence revealing the best of Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons has always been great, but Joel Embiid’s absence has allowed the All-Star guard to be closer to his best self for the Philadelphia 76ers. When Joel Embiid missed the final eight games of the 2017-18 regular season, the Philadelphia 76ers didn’t miss a beat. Already riding an eight-game...

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6 hours ago, Hoops Habit, Philadelphia 76ers

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