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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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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Schmidt Talking Roundtable: Dan Hurley Has Left The Atlantic 10

Dan Hurley came into the Atlantic 10 with high expectations for Rhode Island. The program had been so close to making the NCAA Tournament from 2002 to 2011, but fell victim to the NIT. Coach Jim Baron had done an excellent job with the program but couldn’t get over the hump. Then came in Hurley.

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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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NBA Free Agent Signings Still Getting No Love

It’s been a month and a half into NBA free agency and the same names keep coming up in the media. Gordon Hayward signed in Boston, Paul Millsap left for Denver, and many other stars re-signed max deals to remain with their franchises. But there are small-scale signings people tend to forget about. These aren’t

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Aron Baynes fills a major need for the Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics and free agent center Aron Baynes agreed to a one-year, $4.3 million contract earlier today, adding some size to a small roster.  Free agent center Aron Baynes has reached agreement on a one-year, $4.3M deal with the Boston Celtics, league sources tell The Vertical. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 9, 2017 Does

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