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Risk Management in Rip City

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Over the past 13 games, the Portland Trailblazers have completely fallen apart, giving up 108.4 points per 100 possessions. You can’t mimic Indiana’s conservative defense when your starting point guard hasn’t met a screen that hasn’t smushed him. Robin Lopez has provided the Blazers with a defensive foundation, a solid backdrop on which they built their philosophy. But Roy Hibbert he is not. Continue Reading

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The Night Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Showed Us What Could Be

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Heading into last summer’s draft, there was little doubt that the now-Pelicans were going to give Anthony Davis a one-way ticket to New Orleans. After him, all the signs were pointing towards history being made, with his Kentucky Wildcat teammate Michael Kidd-Gilchrist going to the Charlotte Bobcats with the second overall pick. Continue Reading