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    The Art of Retaliation

    My apologies for our younger readers who may not know the non-basketball reference back from the year 2000, but when I think of the word retaliation in sports, the first image...

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    Pels’ Bright Future in the Post-Zion Apocalypse

    If a single play could encompass the essence of a season, it was an undrafted rookie Jose Alvarado full-court press 90 feet from the basket that forced an 8-second backcourt violation...

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    Death Row: Kerr in a Corner

    Kevon Looney stands in a long line of unathletic centers to start for the Steve Kerr-era Warriors. It is often referred to as the Zaza Pachulia role, a big who despite...

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    The Value of 1-Way Weapons

    Unlike American Football or Baseball, where roles of a pitcher, shortstop, quarterback, or middle linebacker are clearly defined, the weight of how specific attributes, strengths, and weaknesses flood the subjective space...

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    The Mobley/Durant Paradox

    It is hard to imagine that a generational talent and top-15-player all-time could somehow be underrated in any of the facets of his repertoire. But due to his battered body and...

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    Kawhi PG & the Playoffs?

    Out Indefinitely: (out) for an unlimited or unspecified period of time. Possibly the most overused and least descriptive diagnosis for a player’s injury and timetable for return, but out indefinitely may be...

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    Chicago & the Zach LaVine Contract

    Despite a nice sentimental victory against DeRozan’s former Raptors, the Chicago Bulls have continued quite possibly the most troubling trend in all of basketball…that being, the inability to beat contenders. The...

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    The Taboo of Lateral Exchange

    For all the hype that’s attached to the trade deadline, most of the marquee names that flood the rumor reels usually remain with their current franchises as the exchanges buffer until...

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    The Wild Wide-Open West

    At the turn of the New Year, it appeared the West had two tiers, Phoenix + Golden State…and everyone else. The CP3 run Suns’ machine was at the top of the...

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    The Early Days of War

    In a recent report by The Athletic, the state of LeBron’s relationship with the Lakers was described as being in “The Early Days of War.”  An early obituary for the LA franchise which many prophesied to...

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