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What a tumultuous NBA offseason for the Brooklyn Nets. In many respects, it’s hard to believe this team is still together. If you’re someone who writes hypothetical NBA trades for a living, rest assured, you committed the name Kevin Durant to your muscle memory to the extent that you began air-typing it in your sleep. Trust us.
With the 2022-23 NBA season right around the corner, many have no clue what to expect from the Brooklyn Nets. A lot of that will have to do with how Ben Simmons returns and fits with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Simmons has been in the news recently, not simply because of his game on the court, but also his opinion of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal off the court.
The New York Knicks have held high expectations for what Obi Toppin can achieve since selecting him with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Toppin displayed progression during his sophomore campaign averaging 9.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 17.1 minutes per game. Given that...
Never underestimate the element of surprise. It can give you an advantage in a lot of situations. NBA teams know this all too well. After all, an opponent who’s off-guard is an opponent who’s unprepared. This has been a key component of competitive strategies since at least the days of Sun Tzu. It’s ruthless and cunning, but it’s also highly effective.
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With just a few days until NBA training camps open for all 30 teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, point guard Russell Westbrook remains on the roster. After a press conference for general manager, Rob Pelinka and head coach Darvin Ham was canceled this week, speculation rose that Los Angeles may be working on a trade.
The Celtics employee with whom Ime Udoka had an affair helped make all his travel arrangements ... and that job sometimes included organizing travel for his fiancee, Nia Long. Sources connected to the couple and the NBA franchise tell TMZ ... one of the staffer's duties included planning Udoka's team-related travel, and we're told she was also involved in booking travel for Nia to come to Boston or to road games.
Ime Udoka and his mistress were allegedly caught in their affair by nothing more than an average home security feature. "Multiple sources confirm, #Celtics female staffer’s affair w/ Celtics Coach #ImeUdoka was uncovered by her husband when he overheard a private conversation on a home doorbell camera," sports reporter Kevin Frazier wrote via Twitter on Saturday, September 24.The Celtics coach was suspended for a year from the high profile job after breaking several NBA rules by cheating on his current partner, Nia Long, with a woman on the team's staff.Long, who had recently moved to Boston to go on a...
Have you ever said or done something you couldn’t take back? Some of these same principles apply to NBA teams. Consider that a rhetorical question – we all have. Perhaps you were fighting with a partner. We’ve all been there. You didn’t mean to say what you did, but it spilled out of your mouth, and now it’s just hanging there.
Have you ever needed a change of scenery? You have, right? Life can get dull. Sometimes, you’re just stuck in a rut. With that said, a new job, home, or routine can get you out of that rut. Suddenly, you feel reborn! NBA players are no different. Sometimes, a...
Earlier this week the Utah Jazz found a new home for one of their veteran NBA players. Bojan Bogdanovic had been involved in trade rumors for a while now, so it was no surprise that he was moved. What was surprising was his landing spot. After weeks of being connected...
The Utah Jazz have made it a point to trade veteran players to fully commit to a rebuilding process after another failed playoff run. The latest trade to get done involved Bojan Bogdanovic being acquired by the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Kelly Olynyk and Saben Lee ahead of the 2022-23 NBA season.
The Golden State Warriors had a little bit of turnover on their roster this NBA offseason. After winning their fourth NBA Championship in eight years, they would have loved to bring everyone back but that just wasn’t a feasible thing to do. Otto Porter Jr., Gary Payton II, Damion...
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Value looks different for everybody, and everything. You may value something that somebody else might not care about at all. NBA GMs are very similar in that regard. For example, suppose you owned an antique item. Let’s say it was passed down to you by your grandfather. Perhaps you were always under the impression that it had a high monetary value. Suppose you found out it didn’t – it would still have sentimental value, right?
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Every once in a while, a product hits the market, and everyone’s got to have it. The NBA is a marketplace like any other. Pet rocks. Furbies. Beanie babies. Whatever the kids are into these days. For a while, these products will dominate the market. If you have them, you’ve got something valuable.
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