The Free Agency Balancing Act

By Reed Becker The balance of power in the NBA has completely shifted through free agency as about $3 billion was spent in the first 24 hours of free agency. Now that the dust has settled lets see who was playing checkers while others were playing chess. Kyrie/Durant to Brooklyn: Months of expectations that Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant had interest in teaming up to play together came to fruition as they joined forces and …

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Draft Day Recap

By Reed Becker The 2019 NBA Draft might have turned out to be the calm before the storm of free agency.  While there are still a record number of trades most of the selections went mostly according to plan. The first three picks of the draft turned out to be the expected order with Zion Williamson from Duke going to the New Orleans Pelicans, then Ja Morant from Murray State going to the Memphis Grizzlies …

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The Anthony Davis Trade That Actually Happened

By Reed Becker Right on the heels of the NBA crowning a new champion the league was shaken up with the news of Anthony Davis being traded to the Lakers. Things heated up last week when ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Pelicans wanted a deal done by the weekend. The Lakers gave up Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first-round draft picks, including the fourth overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. …

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Anthony Davis’ Best Trade Scenarios by Reed Becker

By Reed Becker With the New Orleans Pelicans winning the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery a lot of attention has turned to whether Anthony Davis would still want out of New Orleans since he now has the chance to play with projected number one pick Zion Williamson from Duke. New Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations, David Griffin, recently met with Davis to discuss their future. However, even though Griffin continues to say publicly that …

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Where The Spurs Went Wrong

Since the San Antonio Spurs drafted Tim Duncan with the first overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft, they have led somewhat of a charmed existence. Six finals appearances and five championships later and their president of basketball operations and head coach Gregg Popovich has overseen one of the most sustained periods of excellence in all of sports. Even when Tim Duncan retired after the 2015-2016 season, the Spurs’ future looked very bright. And with …

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