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HN Player Preview: Nikola Jokic

One of the most important trends in the NBA landscape in recent years has been the development of “unicorns,” or big men who can play like guards. Take a player like Kevin Durant; at roughly 7’0 (despite what his listed height may say), Durant can shoot from anywhere, take the ball up court, and beat opponents in virtually any way possible…

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HN Exclusive: The Story Of Mike Kaufman And “Better Bounce”

Many basketball players around the world dream of playing professional basketball. Another dream for some is for the chance to own a basketball company that helps hundreds of basketball players around the globe improve their game. One certain player has accomplished both dreams and his name is Mike Kaufman, the owner of basketball company “Better Bounce”. Mike Kaufman was born in the…

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Has Lauri Markkanen Entered the Rookie of the Year Race?

Entering the 2017-18 NBA season, one of the most popular conversations around the league was regarding the incredible crop of incoming rookies and which ones would be award winners. Of course, many people believed that Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz, or Lonzo Ball would be the first of this year’s rookie class to take the NBA by storm and dominate early.…

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Grading the Toronto Raptors’ Offseason

The Toronto Raptors are really good every year. However, they seem to be eternally stuck in the “not quite good enough” phase. Over the last three seasons, they’ve won 51 games, 56 games, and 49 games respectively with their 2016 campaign ending in Eastern Conference Finals. Considering this is a franchise that, before 2016, had never won 50 games in a single…

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Grading the New York Knicks’ Offseason

In short, the New York Knicks are still a complete disaster, and it’s because of their owner, James Dolan. If the Knicks want to get themselves out of their deadfall, Dolan must sell the team, that is the only way they will get better. New York is one of the biggest markets in the NBA, however no big time free agent would ever…

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Derrick Favors Is Holding Back The Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz are currently on pace for their best season since a 2010 Western Conference Semi-Final appearance. A team led by 25-year-old superstar Deron Williams, along with All-Stars Carlos Boozer and Anderei Kirilienko and future All-Star Paul Millsap, the future looked bright. Then it all came crashing down. In fact it happened so fast that by February of 2011, legendary coach Jerry…

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Counting Down the 7 Best Single-Game Performances in NBA History

11 years ago today, Kobe Bryant gave us a scoring performance for the ages that will forever stand among the greatest single-game performances in league history. On January 22, 2006, the Toronto Raptors paid a visit to the Staples Center to face Kobe and the Los Angeles Lakers, in what should have been not much more than an average regular season NBA game. What followed,…

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Could The Raptors Prove Everyone Wrong This Year

For nearly two decades the Toronto Raptors have been an exciting franchise to watch, despite making the postseason in just 8 of their 22 seasons of existence. However, there’s nothing that’ll take away the impactful legacies that’ll always be embedded in their team’s history. From dunk constests to monster individual performances, the Raptors will always have those glaring monuments up north. But however, there just…

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Cleveland Cavaliers Need More Than A Playmaker

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the mix of their worse stretch, in a long time. In their last 10 games, they are 4-6. Losing to teams like the Sacramento Kings (at home), New Orleans Pelicans, and Monday night to the Dallas Mavericks is not a good look for a team considered one of the best in the NBA. There has been a lot of talk of them…

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Chicago Bulls Looking To Sign Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh, who has not played with the Miami Heat since February 9th, is drawing interest from the Chicago Bulls. Bosh has missed all of this season and parts of the last two seasons due to experiencing blood clots that could have caused him his life. Even though Miami has refused to allow Bosh to play, they continue to hold onto him rather than…

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