Austin Rivers Will Provide A Major Boost Off The Washington Wizards Bench

Just over one week ago, Austin Rivers opted into his $12 million Los Angeles Clippers contract. Now he’s packing his bags and moving across the country. The Clippers agreed to trade Rivers to the Washington Wizards for Marcin Gortat. The story was first reported by ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski. The Los Angeles Clippers

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Nikola Jokic

Nikola Jokic Deserves Every Penny Of His Expected Deal

The Denver Nuggets yesterday agreed to decline Nikola Jokic’s $1.6 million team option for the 2018-2019 NBA season, making him a restricted free agent. This allows the Nuggets to match all outside offers, but they are expected to reach a long-term agreement before even receiving any offer sheets. Jokic plans to sign a five-year maximum

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Schmidt Talking Power Rankings: Jaylen Adams NBA Workouts

**Schmidt Talking Podcast host Kyle Allan contributed to this article.** St. Bonaventure Bonnies point guard Jaylen Adams brought major attention to the program throughout his college basketball career. He joined a senior class that won the most total games in school history and led his team to two postseason tournaments. His senior year, he led

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Marcus Smart Has Earned The NBA’s Respect

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart never had the best image. He developed a bad reputation at Oklahoma State after shoving a Texas Tech fan in 2014 and that wasn’t even the first time his aggressive behavior was detrimental to that team. When Smart entered the NBA, that image came with him. Smart joined the Celtics

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The Boston Celtics Showed Up and Dominated the Sixers in Game 1

The Boston Celtics entered the 2018 NBA Playoffs as the most overlooked team in the Eastern Conference. Yes, they finished as the two seed, but the team announced before the playoffs that Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving will not be available for the rest of the season. That put the Celtics in a tough spot

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What Is Wrong With Jabari Parker?

The Milwaukee Bucks entered the 2018 NBA Playoffs as the seven seed with a favorable matchup against the injury-plagued Boston Celtics. Giannis Antetokunmpo was a Celtics killer in the regular season averaging 33.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game, so all he needed was help from his teammates to advance to the semifinals. After two

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Atlantic 10

Schmidt Talking Atlantic 10 Tournament Roundtable

The Atlantic 10 Conference has been one odd, yet exciting conference to watch this season. At the top you have Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure, and Davidson, followed by a middle class that’s been its deepest in years. A total of nine teams, tournament seeded 4-12, finished with conference records three games apart from each other.

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2017-2018 Season Preview: Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics went into the 2016-2017 season looking to take another step forward in their rebuild and did just that. They drafted Jaylen Brown and signed Al Horford, a big name free agent name the Celtics aren’t known for signing. From the start, Horford fit in perfectly. He gave the Celtics a veteran presence

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2017-2018 NBA Season Preview: Atlanta Hawks

Last season was a very average year for the Atlanta Hawks. They placed second in the Southeast Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference. They faced the division rival Washington Wizards in the first round of the playoffs and lost in six games. This was the second year of regression since the Eastern Conference Finals team

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Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics

The Celtics are built for success with Kyrie Irving

Just when news got quiet in the NBA, Danny “Trade Master” Ainge shocked the sports world by trading Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a 2018 Brooklyn Nets first-round pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving. The Cavaliers granted Irving’s trade request and sent him to the next best team in the Eastern

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