OKC's Sam Presti is an overrated draft savant
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by Lee Escobedo
2M ago
Sam Presti is the only NBA executive ever to draft three future MVPs and he did it in three consecutive drafts. It’s a maniacal stroke of luck and an exercise of risk/reward, chance and foresight. By doing so, Presti at the time guaranteed short-term success for the soon-to-be relocated Seattle Sonics into the… Read more ..read more
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Who is the best point guard in the NBA?
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by Lee Escobedo
2M ago
What is a point guard in today’s NBA? The role and term has evolved so much from the 1990s when the position was defined by midrange scoring, playmaking and limited athleticism. Today’s concept of a point guard runs the whole gamut, across all five positions, where a center in Denver is the best passer and facilitator… Read more ..read more
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Kim Mulkey’s response to the LSU-South Carolina fight was trashy
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by Carron J. Phillips
2M ago
When Michelle Obama said, “When they go low, we go high,” she wasn’t talking about Kim Mulkey. Class and decorum have never been her thing. On Sunday, No. 1 South Carolina remained undefeated and won its eighth SEC tournament title after defeating LSU, 79-72. It was a rematch of their January showdown in Baton Rouge,… Read more ..read more
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If you don’t like players in college sports getting paid, you're really not gonna like this
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by Stephen Knox
2M ago
The fire hydrant has been busted open and money is spewing in the streets of college sports. Mens’ college basketball saw the success of the Inaugural 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament and has decided to start one of its own. Read more ..read more
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Bob Nightengale keeps trying to rehab Trevor Bauer
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by Sam Fels
2M ago
Sometimes, there’s no choice but to cover a vile person in sports because they are doing something that can’t be ignored. Trevor Bauer is not that, but that didn’t stop Bob Nightengale from auditioning to get on his payroll, next to Rachel Luba, whatever it is she does other than be the occasional bullhorn. Read more ..read more
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Josh Hart is the hardest working man in the NBA
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by DJ Dunson
2M ago
Work Hart, not smart, has been the New York Knicks blueprint since the end of January. While injuries to Julius Randle and OG Anunoby have kept their front court stars out of the rotation, Tom Thibodeau has turned to his tried-and-true method of working his blue collar contributors until they’re dog tired. His most… Read more ..read more
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NFL Safeties are getting the short end of stick this offseason
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by Stephen Knox
2M ago
It’s cap casualty season. The new league year begins on March 13, and every team in the league has to be under the hard salary cap by 4 p.m. EST on that date. Teams across the league are bleeding talent to reach the $255.4 million number. Read more ..read more
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Jalen Green’s filthy jam over Anfernee Simons is Dunk of the Year Worthy
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by Criss Partee
2M ago
During the course of an NBA season, we get quite a few wow moments in many different ways. If it’s not a defender getting crossed up so badly he hits the canvas, it’s a rim-shattering dunk that makes folks rise up out of their seats. Sometimes it’s us watching in awe as players like Stephen Curry or Damian Lillard hit… Read more ..read more
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Are the Minnesota Timberwolves for real or American Fiction?
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by DJ Dunson
2M ago
It’s Oscars Week, which feels like as good a time as any to draw up the NBA storylines and characters which could double as Oscar nominees.The Minnesota Timberwolves’ deceptive seasonhas been one of the hottest topics in the West so let’s start there. Read more ..read more
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Draymond Green passed who on the NBA's made threes list?
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by Criss Partee
2M ago
The explosion in three-point shooting ushered in by Stephen Curry, alongside fellow splash bro Klay Thompson, has literally changed the game we all know and love over the past decade. Once Golden State proved that you could win a championship playing largely on the perimeter offensively, the entire league attempted to… Read more ..read more
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