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Ambassador To The Great State of Basketball

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 | 0 comments

Entering the season the Minnesota Timberwolves were a team with promise. Ricky Rubio, a darling of the league, and Kevin Love, a refined...

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Hello, My Friend, Hello

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 | 0 comments

Russell Westbrook is the gasoline that stokes the hot, hot flames of debate — ignoring for a moment that this in itself is served on...

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Playoff Preview: Pacers-Hawks

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 | 0 comments

“Well I believe in God, and the only thing that scares me is the Atlanta Hawks” – Kevin...

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Playoff Preview: Heat-Bobcats

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 | 0 comments

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, how many times do we need to go through this? It’s the Miami Heat. The analytic-minded,...

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Playoff Preview: The Texas Slapfest

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 | 0 comments

Let’s get this out of the way first: San Antonio and Dallas don’t like each other very much. Just one day before the playoff...

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Playoff Preview: Raptors-Nets

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 | 0 comments

We knew in October that the Brooklyn Nets would play in the series involving the Atlantic Division champion, but what we didn’t know...

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Playoff Preview: Thunder-Grizzlies

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 | 1 comment

The Memphis Grizzlies are the perfect “dark horse” team of the season. They’ve flown under the radar all year long. With injuries to Marc...

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More Shadows From the Bottom of the Valley

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 | 0 comments

A few weeks ago I took a long, uncomfortable look at what had been the worst single-game performances in this NBA season, according to...

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Playoff Preview: Bulls-Wizards

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 | 0 comments

The lead-up to the NBA playoffs is all about narratives. How will Player X and Player Y match-up, who will stop Player Z, how can Team A...

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Playoff Preview: Clippers-Warriors

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 | 0 comments

Under pretty inexplicable circumstances, and with rather unfortunate timing, the postseason has fallen upon the Golden State Warriors. For...

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Run It Back – Luck, Legacy and Letting Go Of What We Know

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 | 0 comments

The score is ten-ten, game to eleven, by one. One team passes the ball around the perimeter, drives and kicks to their best shooter, wide...

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Are The Chicago Bulls Planning Something Big This Summer?

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 | 0 comments

What if I told you four players with a combined -0.1 Win Shares during the 2013-14 season have the chance to change the power structure in...

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Joakim Noah: Very Gifted

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 | 0 comments

Last week, USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt posted a combination examination of and interview with Bulls center Joakim Noah. In the interview...

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Two Sides of Tanking

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 | 2 comments

No doubt; there’s been a lot made of “tanking” in the NBA this season. The assertion that teams are losing on purpose...

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2014 Hall of Fame: Who Can Say What’s Fair When The Curtain Is Pulled?

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 | 0 comments

Only two former NBA players survived the mysterious gauntlet of judgment that is the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame’s annual enshrinement...

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Many Years In Regret

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 | 0 comments

Last year, the day after Louisville won the National Championship, I shared photos of my last nine March Madness Brackets. The basic...

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