Milwaukee Bucks: Just Another Spoke on the Wheel?

As we prepare for the NBA season to resume on July 31, the Milwaukee Bucks sit atop the standings with a 53-12 record, with presumptive two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the way. They boast the league’s best defensive rating and sixth-best offensive rating as they dominate their opponents by an average margin of 11.2 points …

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Draft Notes: FIBA Tournaments as an Indicator of Success

FIBA tournaments have long been a staple for assessing top international prospects in the draft. The most notable player who saw his stock boom after stellar tournament play is Dante Exum at the U19 world championships in 2013. Since then, Exum hasn’t quite lived up to the hype of being selected fifth overall. While he …

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Evaluating the fit of DeMar DeRozan on the San Antonio Spurs

In a BleacherReport article published by Adam Wells on March 14th, 2020, Wells cites Jabari Young of ESPN Radio for saying that multiyear all-star DeMar DeRozan was “not happy” as a San Antonio Spur. Since the NBA has postponed games amid the COVID-19 health pandemic, the Spurs currently sit with a lackluster record of 27-36 …

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Crossroads of Destiny – The Sacramento Kings

Finishing the 2018-2019 season one spot out of the Western Conference Playoffs (39-43), the Sacramento Kings went above and beyond expectations by riding the success of their breakneck offense. Finally, after more than a decade of turmoil and failure to break into playoff competitiveness, Vlade Divac has found a workable core that would hopefully compete …

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Projecting the Future of the Milwaukee Bucks

Photo: https://dairylandexpress.com/2018/07/20/milwaukee-bucks-giannis-antetokounmpo-god-east/ The Milwaukee Bucks has had an unprecedented start to the 2018-2019 regular season. They currently sit pretty with the second seed in the Eastern Conference and second overall in the NBA with a record of 44-14. Further indications of their regular season dominance are illustrated in the Bucks’ having the highest average point …

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The one problem that could derail a potential Boston dynasty

Photo: http://www.celticshub.com/2018/03/12/just-far-can-celtics-team-go/ As of today, the all-consuming, gaping vacuum left by the departure of Lebron James from the Eastern Conference leaves the Boston Celtics sitting pretty, on top of the East. Currently, according to VegasOdds, the Celtics have a 5/1 odds of winning the 2019 NBA championship. The next Eastern team is the Philadelphia 76ers, …

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Top 5 Boom or Bust Prospects

1. Lonnie Walker Photo: https-//www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Lonnie-Walker-Scores-25-as-Miami-Beats-Louisville-in-Overtime-471055783 Lonnie Walker’s is full of contradictions. On offense, he has a smooth jumper with compact mechanics, but only shot a meager 41% from the field and 34% from 3 on the year. He was only in the 22nd percentile in guarded catch and shoot jumpers and 29th percentile in pull-ups. …

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