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NBA Trade Deadline RTOE: The Goggles, They Do Nothing

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Collected reactions to some of the NBA Trade Deadline’s biggest deals. Continue Reading

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15-footer: New faces, new places

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It’s the day after the trade deadline, and there are a lot of games today, with a lot of new faces in new places. Isaiah Thomas, Goran Dragic, Brandon Knight, Michael Carter-Williams … I mean, even John Salmons was moved,… Continue Reading

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Lion Face, Lemon Face 02/20: Trade Deadline >>>> Hack-A-DeAndre

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  It took a night to sleep on it because yesterday’s Trade Deadline was probably the GOAT Trade Deadline. Even if there wasn’t a present-day superstar swapping teams, the 2015 deadline featured a future hall-of-famer returning to the team who… Continue Reading

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Lion Face Lemon Face 12/29: Jarrett Jack and Jared Dudley are Still Things!

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They say the NBA season doesn’t really begin until Christmas so I’m not entirely sure what we’ve been doing with our lives over the last two months, but it’s been fun for about 90% of the NBA’s fan bases so far. Sure, the much heralded 2014 rookie class has been a disappointment early on and injuries continue to take great players away from us, but on the other hand we have an extremely entertaining Western Conference playoff race shaping up and the Easte…well we have an extremely entertaining Western Conference playoff race shaping up. Continue Reading

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One-Day NBA Playoffs Warning: Monster End of the Season Roundtable

The NBA Playoffs start in one day (!!!!!!!!) so each day until then we’ll be taking a look at some of the most important storylines leading up to the best two months of the year.  End of the Season Award… Continue Reading

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The Sampling Period

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There comes a time in every person’s life where multiple paths are laid out and must be narrowed to one. For some, the traditional path is the one most obviously trodden; others may find themselves, as Robert Frost once did, on a road not taken.

In the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference panel “10,000 Hours vs. The Sports Gene,” authors Malcolm Gladwell and David Epstein debated myriad ways in which an athlete transitions from who they can be to the athlete they were meant to be. Continue Reading