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The Rhythm With the Boogie

Sports PhotoThe DeMarcus Cousins trade appeared to be a coup for the New Orleans Pelicans. But can this new influx of talent eventually push the team over the top? SC’s Jonathan Lowe finds some answers to the contrary. Complete Story

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What’s Up in Washington?

Sports PhotoIt seems like business as usual in the NBA. Upon closer examination, however, there’s a strange obstacle on the horizon. In Washington, this obstacle is affectionately known as the Washington Wizards. Complete Story

How the Celtics Won the Deadline By Standing Pat

Sports PhotoThe conventional wisdom after the trade deadline has been that the Boston Celtics “lost” by not giving up draft picks and valuable pieces for an all-star like Jimmy Butler or Paul George. SC’s Ross Lancaster writes about how wrong that line of thinking is, and how Boston is truly a winner. Complete Story

That Sweet Wasatch Sound

Sports PhotoIt’s a fact of life that very few teams have a shot at the title once the season begins. Doesn’t mean that the drama is lacking as teams jockeying for their chance at glory. SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks into a possible new entrant in the race for a championship. Complete Story

D’Antoni Turns Back the Clock

Sports PhotoStarting in late 2004, Mike D’Antoni and Steve Nash’s Suns changed the NBA. SC’s Ross Lancaster writes about how in 2017, in a league that embraced many of his offensive principles, but had also passed his coaching by, D’Antoni has reinvigorated his career with point guard James Harden. Complete Story

A Tale of the Highest Value

Sports PhotoAn NBA MVP line on the resume is something many players dream of. That’s definitely the case for two former teammates turned competitors. SC’s Jonathan Lowe discusses how it has come to be and why one could realize that dream. Complete Story

An Early Reveal

Sports PhotoIt’s early yet, but some things in the NBA never change … or do they? SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks into a couple of items that might stay on as discussion points. Complete Story

Why NBA Owners and Adam Silver Secretly Love Super Teams

Sports PhotoNBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he needs to “fix” the NBA in light of all the super teams that have been built over the last 10 years. In reality, though, super teams are good for business. Learn why. Complete Story

Why the Warriors Might Not Win in 2017

Sports PhotoWith the signing of Kevin Durant, the Warriors are now the prohibitive favorite to win the NBA title this coming season. While the Warriors have a mind-blowing collection of top-level talent among their best four players, SC’s Ross Lancaster writes that a championship may not come as easy as many think it will for Golden State. Complete Story

No More Scheme Teams

Sports PhotoAnother NBA superstar (Kevin Durant) has joined another team that was already excellent. SC’s Brad Oremland explains why such signings are timid, unsportsmanlike, and bad for the NBA. Complete Story

More NBA Commentary

07.11.16 Why Durant Signed With the Warriors By Louie Centanni
06.20.16 A Glass Case of Emotion By Jonathan Lowe
06.13.16 When Love is the Problem By Ross Lancaster
06.06.16 Whether You Like It or Not, Steph Gets Preferential Treatment By Louie Centanni
05.16.16 Can the Thunder Halt the Warriors’ Coronation? By Ross Lancaster
05.09.16 The Trey’s the Thing By Jonathan Lowe
04.18.16 SC’s NBA Awards and All-NBA Teams By Ross Lancaster
04.12.16 Home Court in the Western Conference By Brad Oremland
04.11.16 Able or Unstable? By Jonathan Lowe
03.02.16 Why is the Big O Criticizing Curry? By Marc James
02.29.16 Canadian Rapt-ure By Jonathan Lowe
01.26.16 Getting With It By Jonathan Lowe
12.09.15 Has the Tide Turned to the NBA’s East? By Ross Lancaster

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