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Lakers Deal Steve Blake to Warriors for MarShon Brooks, Kent Bazemore

The Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors executed Wednesday’s second trade, just one day prior to the trade deadline. The Lakers dealt guard Steve Blake to the Warriors in exchange for guards MarShon Brooks and Kent Bazemore. The news… Continue Reading

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NBA Power Rankings Part Two

If you missed Part One of the Saving the Skyhook Post All-Star Break Power Rankings, you can check out it here. Let’s get to Part Two! 19: New Orleans Pelicans All Star Weekend was in New Orleans this year… who… Continue Reading

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The Post-Up King: How Al Jefferson Schooled The Detroit Pistons

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It’s weird that the Charlotte Bobcats are good this year. Sure, you can pin it on the Eastern Conference being weak if you want to. After all, with a 24-30 record, they’d make the Playoffs by the skin of their teeth if they started today. But there is no denying that they are much, much better. Continue Reading

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Dirk Nowitzki: Out With The Old, In With The Old And New

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33 year-old Dirk Nowitzki, still basking in the glory of newly-minted titles like NBA champion and Finals MVP, opened the 2011-2012 season out of shape. The impending consequence was the worst campaign of his professional career: Nowitzki appeared in just 53 games, registered his lowest player efficiency rating since 2000, and failed to lead Dallas to a playoff birth for the first time in 12 years. Continue Reading