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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NBA Mock Draft (11-15)

11. Charlotte Hornets URL: https://www.tsn.ca/collin-sexton-eager-to-begin-pro-career-with-nba-draft-1.1118498 Team Need: Best Player Available Ideal Pick: Collin Sexton Coming off another consecutive season of not making the playoffs (36-46 record), the Charlotte Hornets find themselves in “No-Man’s Land”, picking at 11th for the second straight year. The current roster is filled with mediocrity and aging all-stars and yet another underwhelming …

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NBA Mock Draft (6-10)

6. Orlando Magic URL: https://www.mavsmoneyball.com/2018/6/4/17415048/nba-draft-2018-dallas-mavericks-trae-young-profile-oklahoma Team Need: Playmaking Point Guard Ideal Pick: Trae Young While Trae Young offers limited upside compared to players like Mohamed Bamba with Young’s rather diminutive frame (standing at 6-2 with a 6-2 wingspan), his ability to supercharge a team’s offense, as shown by his lone season in Oklahoma, should have …

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NBA Mock Draft (1-5)

1. Phoenix Suns Image: https://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2018/3/31/17180204/why-luka-doncic-should-be-at-the-top-of-the-phoenix-suns-draft-board-nba-news-column Team need: Point Guard, Center Ideal Pick: Luka Doncic Luka Doncic stands out as the immediate best fit under the new and revamped Phoenix Suns. While the center position projects as the most immediate concern with Alex Len’s pending unrestricted free agency status, Suns general manager Ryan McDonough should aim …

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Anfernee Simons: The Next Prep-to-Pro Phenom?

A storyline to follow in this year’s draft is IMG Academy guard Anfernee Simons who declared, on March 22nd, to forego college and enter the NBA Draft. After discussing the matter with my parents, I have decided to forgo the opportunity to play in the NCAA and to instead enter the NBA draft…I am very thankful for the support …

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