We Know Who Won’t Win NBA MVP in 2023

We Know Who Won’t Win NBA MVP in 2023

On Monday, Nikola Jokic was voted the NBA MVP for the second-straight time. But the voters just as well could have announced that Jokic will not be in the running for next year’s trophy. The native of Sombor, Serbia, has performed at a high level each of the past two regular seasons. But in back-to-back […]

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 Devin Booker Is a Legit MVP Candidate

Devin Booker Is a Legit MVP Candidate

As of today, the Phoenix Suns to an NBA-best 63-16 record, head and shoulders above all other teams by at least 10 wins. Their guard tandem of Chris Paul and Devin Booker has caused nightmares for opposing defenses. Historically, the NBA MVP Award has been given out mostly to players whose teams finished in the […]

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 NBA Playoffs Could See Young Teams Ascend

NBA Playoffs Could See Young Teams Ascend

We’ve gotten too used to slam-dunk easy NBA Playoffs series to predict. For years, a few teams at the top have dominated the NBA Playoffs, but even those underling teams had a clear hierarchy of who-beats-who. Young teams are discounted in the playoffs. It’s a new environment, and it’s hard to adapt. This year, we […]

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 Damian Lillard: Is It Dame-Time To Go?

Damian Lillard: Is It Dame-Time To Go?

Where is Damian Lillard’s head at right now? The man has been sidelined since late December, resigned to watching his Trail Blazers roster crumble before his eyes. Key contributors in CJ McCollum, Larry Nance Jr., and Norman Powell traded away for young “talent” and some other things. Sure, a timeline exists where Lillard stays with […]

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 Utah Jazz Locker Room Worse Than You Think

Utah Jazz Locker Room Worse Than You Think

What happens when a small-market team drafts multiple stars? Of course, the organization would put all its resources into winning. Each star would receive the celebrity treatment in their little slice of middle America. They’ll each get however much money they want on their contract, for any length of time. But even if they both […]

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 Zion Williamson: The Kids Aren’t Alright

Zion Williamson: The Kids Aren’t Alright

Seemingly overnight, many have become self-proclaimed experts as to what’s going on with Zion Williamson. As soon as CJ McCollum said he had not heard from Zion since getting traded, many so-called “experts,” led by JJ Redick, railed Williamson in the media for yet another off-the-court issue. Unfortunately, there’s something these Millenials may have missed […]

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 NBA Trade Deadline: Don’t Forget the Other Guys

NBA Trade Deadline: Don’t Forget the Other Guys

Imagine you played for the Philadelphia 76ers in the year 2021. Coming off a long playoff run, your team finished the regular season as the top seed in the Eastern Conference, and your franchise superstar is putting up MVP-caliber numbers. Sure, your team’s second-best player faltered under the bright lights of the playoffs, but he’s […]

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 Lakers’ Trade Package Will Have No Takers

Lakers’ Trade Package Will Have No Takers

As the trade deadline nears, the Los Angeles Lakers’ front office will squirm to find a trade partner for a package centered around Talen Horton-Tucker and a first round pick that won’t convey until 2027 and possibly an injured backup point guard in Kendrick Nunn. A package involving all three trade assets would net a […]

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 NBA MVP Race: Ranking Midseason Cases

NBA MVP Race: Ranking Midseason Cases

The NBA MVP Award can define careers. Winning the NBA MVP means an almost-guaranteed Hall of Fame induction or at least a player becoming a major footnote in the fabric of NBA history. The past few NBA MVP races have been some of the tightest in recent memory, with players missing just a few games […]

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