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15-footer 1/28: Dunk Contestants Announced

NBA: Preseason-Milwaukee Bucks at Cleveland Cavaliers

Am I excited for the Slam Dunk competition? Yes, yes I am. We’ve got Giannis: Zach:   Mason:   And Victor:   My pick to win? I don’t care that there aren’t “superstars” in the Slam Dunk competition. As long… Continue Reading

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Lion Face Lemon Face 1/19: Gettin’ Wiggy Wit’ It

Lion Face Lemon Face

While most of the country spent the past 72 hours gearing up for, watching, and then digesting the outcomes of NFL Championship weekend, there actually was some great and, in the case of Indiana-Charlotte, not so great basketball played this… Continue Reading

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Head-to-Head Futility: How the Knicks’ and Wolves’ losing streaks match up

Jan 8, 2015; New York, NY, USA;  Fans wearing paper bags sit court side at the game between the New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets at Madison Square Garden. Houston Rockets won 120-96. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota and New York go head-to-head on March 19th, so one of them is guaranteed to win at least once more this year. As the season bottoms out for both Flip Saunders’ and Derek Fisher’s teams, let’s take a moment to explore the past 15 games of futility for each franchise. Continue Reading

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What Does A First-Round Pick Cost?

The Pistons pay big to get their man. (Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports)

Even if manic pick-acquirer Sam Hinkie did not exist, it’s still pretty abundantly clear that the Draft is more important than ever in constructing a winning NBA team. Here’s why: A few CBA’s ago, rookie contracts didn’t have quite a… Continue Reading