Describing all 30 NBA teams with one word for the 2018-19 season

Each summer, NBA teams attempt to redefine their future, both short and long-term. Some may feel they are one player away from a title, while others may feel the need to tank. Let’s take a look at every team in the league and see how they should be feeling heading into the season. Atlanta Hawks:

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David Fizdale is just what the doctor ordered for the New York Knicks

Stability. When you think of championship franchises and culture, that one word often comes to mind. Stability with the players, coaches, management, and schedule. With players signing short-term deals and coaches forever on the hot seat, it’s no wonder teams simply haven’t been able to get it together. The New York Knicks have been one of

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Breanna Stewart is already a Hall of Fame lock

When thinking of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, unfortunately, our first thoughts tend to lean toward former NBA players. This obviously excludes great college players, overseas players and often overlooked, WOMEN! Look no further than the WNBA’s own Breanna Stewart. The criteria for entering the Hall of Fame seems absolutely clear for some inductees,

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Why DeMarcus Cousins will dominate in the 2018-19 NBA season

Too often we expect newly acquired players to fully translate their contributions from their prior team to their new team. However, we should come to the realization that 30 points per game on one team, doesn’t mean 30 points per game on another. At least not for everyone. When it comes to DeMarcus Cousins, we

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Celtics young star Jayson Tatum thinks Carmelo Anthony will fit well in Houston

Recently on the Bill Simmons podcast, Celtics stud Jayson Tatum sat down to discuss various topics including his young NBA career, Brad Stevens, high school and college hoops, and his focus for next season. The rookie (now sophomore) made a huge splash on the NBA radar by seamlessly fitting into the Celtics scheme. Offensively and defensively,

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Mental health and it’s importance to professional athletes

Let’s applaud Kevin Love, DeMar DeRozan, Marcus and Markieff Morris (and more) for speaking up and out on mental health. Too often we get caught up in our every day lives expressing the good, and keeping the bad bottled up. Athletes are human too. They experience hunger, pain, joyfulness, and depression. If John Doe on Park

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Why Carmelo Anthony is still an elite NBA scorer

Is the art of the mid-range game dead? Are isolation players that can create their own shot no longer a commodity? Well, from recent memory we saw Kevin Durant put on an absolute clinic against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the 2018 NBA Finals. He torched them even when his shots were heavily

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Pump Fake to the Altar: Episode 16 – Why is there so much ‘hate’ for Carmelo Anthony?

Is the art of the mid-range game dead? Many individuals say it’s not. If that’s the case, then why is there so much grief for Carmelo Anthony? In this episode of the Pump Fake to the Altar podcast, your hosts Felix John-Baptiste and DJ Allen discuss the prolific scorer. He has operated in the mid-range

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Spurs management flexes their muscle in trading Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors

In a league that has recently seen a shift in power from organization to the players, the San Antonio Spurs have just flexed their muscles. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Spurs have agreed to a deal with the Toronto Raptors. This package includes sending DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a 2019 protected first round

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Pump Fake to the Altar: Episode 14 – NBA Draft & Off Season Moves

In this episode of the Pump Fake to the Altar podcast, your hosts Felix John-Baptiste and DJ Allen briefly recap the NBA Finals. They visit everything from Kevin Durant’s haymaker to LeBron’s alleged broken hand. Would LeBron have been better off letting that information be known after Game 1? Should he have not said anything

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