Dallas Mavericks

It’s official: we’re entering the regular season’s endgame. Every game from here on out will have much bigger consequences, a statement even truer in 2021 than perhaps any other season thanks to the NBA’s new play-in tournament. If you’re not familiar, the play-in tournament will consist of two matchups within each conference. The seventh and
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Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images Houston Police Department officially investigating Deshaun Watson by John Buhler Knicks fans never forget, especially when it comes to Kristaps Porzingis. Porzingis tried to get on Knicks’ fans good side by admitting how much he missed Madison Square Garden, but his most recent return to Manhattan was still greeted with
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The New York Knicks, led by head coach Tom Thibodeau, are playing .500 basketball through 40+ games. Let that sink in. Their best player, Julius Randle, leads the league in minutes played (1547), and their second-leading scorer, RJ Barrett, is fifth (1410) despite his inexperience; Barrett is just 20-years-old. Neither Randle nor Barrett have shown
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With only a handful of games being played since Basketball Insiders’ last MVP ladder, one might think that there would be a lack of shake-ups in the rankings over the All-Star break. That couldn’t be further from the case, as several players are making legitimate cases while others near the top are stagnating. Furthermore, MVP-frontrunner
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The Brooklyn Nets acquisition of Blake Griffin is, for all intents and purposes, a declaration of war. Brooklyn is coming — and every other team with championship hopes this season had better pony up to add as much talent as is humanly possible. As we approach the March 25 trade deadline, demand for established talent
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The All-Star break is nearly upon the NBA, and the Rising Stars rosters were just announced with several rookies leading the charge. Two players have pulled away by a significant margin in recent weeks, with several first-year players making impacts on winning teams. Let’s take a look at how the rookie ladder has changed over
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There’s no need really to ask “what’s wrong with the Boston Celtics?” because it seems pretty clear as day what’s wrong with them. Jayson Tatum hasn’t returned to his dominant form since coming back from COVID. Kemba Walker’s slow recovery has led to maddening inconsistency. Marcus Smart’s calf injury put things out of whack. They
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To the surprise of few, the Orlando Magic are once again not a very competitive basketball team. Since Dwight Howard’s departure in 2012, the Magic have failed to achieve higher than 7th in the Eastern Conference and have only won two playoff games in 10 attempts. However, the Magic finally have an exciting group of
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Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks, Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans. (Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports) Knicks center Mitchell Robinson fractures right hand by Scott Rogust Luka Doncic was slightly better than Zion Williamson in their divisional rivalry clash on Friday. Still very early in their NBA careers, the Southwest Division has at least a pair of budding
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Regrettably, this piece came out a little bit later than usual. Usually, Basketball Insiders tries to get this out around the time the season begins, but it’s only been two weeks, give or take, so it still feels appropriate. Better late than never, right? Well… the jury’s still out in this case. Naturally, this begins
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