Team Profiles

NBA Fails to Capitalize on Budding Rivalry

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As the NBA tips off its 71st season on Oct. 25th, a glaring vacancy is missing from its opening night lineup. The highly anticipated debut of the new look Warriors will come against San Antonio, a pairing that hasn’t met in the playoffs four four years, while the matchup against the Thunder will have to wait nine days. Oklahoma City …

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Hornacek Hiring May Signify New Power Structure in New York

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Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson publicly revealed some of the qualifications he was searching for when selecting the next head coach in New York. During his 34 years in the NBA as a player, assistant coach, head coach and team president, Jackson has accumulated 13 championship rings, 1,155 victories as a coach (sixth most in NBA history) and his winning …

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Washington Hopes Brooks is First Step in Rebuilding Process

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Washington is attempting to make home feel even more familiar for the biggest star preparing to enter free agency this summer. The Wizards wasted little time in naming Scott Brooks the 25th coach in franchise history, signing him to a five-year, $35 million contract before the conclusion of the opening round of the playoffs. Several teams were rumored to be vying …

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Timberwolves Tab Thibodeau for Dual Role

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To put a stop to the second longest playoff drought in NBA history, the Timberwolves turned to Tom Thibodeau. The Timberwolves have been left out of the post season each of the past 12 years — a stretch only surpassed by a 16-year drought suffered by the Clippers from 1976-77 to 1990-91 — and just days after firing Sam Mitchell, tabbed Thibodeau …

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Waiver Watch: Injuries Piling Up in Philadelphia

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The only team yet to win 10 games in the NBA this season suffered a pair of devastating setbacks in the in less than 24 hours. The 76ers lost their starting forwards, Jahlil Okafor and Robert Covington, to injury on the same day. Okafor will miss the remainder of the year after undergoing surgery to repair a small tear in the …

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Fantasy Focus: Searching for Answers in Dallas

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All Dallas needed was to convert once on its final three possessions to begin the second half of the season with a victory. The team was clinging to a two point lead in the final minute of the game and could have put the contest out of reach, a clutch jumper proved to be elusive against the Magic. Zaza Pachulia …

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Celtics Have to Be Active at Trade Deadline

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The Celtics have perfected basketball’s difficult balancing act. The team has made a nearly flawless transition from an aging team coming off a championship and little cap room into a legitimate contender in the Eastern Conference. Boston is poised to secure its eighth playoff appearance in the last nine years, while also collecting the most impressive arsenal of future draft picks. …

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Knicks Should Pursue Thibodeau

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The handpicked option by president of basketball operations Phil Jackson to lead New York back to prominence has been ousted less than 150 games into his tenure. The Knicks made the stunning announcement of the firing of Derek Fisher early Monday morning, less than 24 hours after the team lost to Denver Sunday afternoon, marking the ninth time it has …

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Podcast: Filling out the All-Star Rosters

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The two All-Star teams in Toronto this year may have some unconventional coaches. Out West, Warriors assistant Luke Walton has guided the team not only to the best record in the NBA this season, at 40-4, but guided the team to 24-straight wins to open the season, te longest streak in league history. Only Walton was filling in for Steve …

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Cavaliers Shake Up Begins with a Coaching Change

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Tyronn Lue isn’t accustomed to stepping over people. Two years into his tenure as an assist to the Cavaliers, Lue is doing just that, as he has been appointed the new coach of the team — not an interim coach — after Cleveland fired David Blatt Friday afternoon. The move comes just four days following an embarrassing 132-98 loss to Golden State, …

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