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NBA

3 NBA Veteran Forwards Getting A Fresh Start This Season

Carmelo Anthony #00 of the Portland Trail Blazers shoots against the Denver Nuggets in the second quarter during Round 1, Game 6 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Moda Center on June 03, 2021 in Portland, Oregon. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

3 Best Seasons In The NBA Career Of Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics walks back toward the bench after being defeated by the Toronto Raptors at TD Garden on November 5, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

2 NBA Second-Year Players Poised To Take Biggest Step Forward

James Wiseman #33 of the Golden State Warriors boxes out Anthony Edwards #1 of the Minnesota Timberwolves at Chase Center on January 27, 2021 in San Francisco, California. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

3 NBA Veteran Guards Getting A Fresh Start This Season

Kemba Walker #8 of the NBA New York Knicks poses for a photo after a press conference at Madison Square Garden on August 17, 2021 in New York City. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

Celtics Could Finish Near Bottom In Own Division

A detail of the Boston Celtics logo as the Celtics get set to play against the Los Angeles Lakers during Game Four of the 2010 NBA Finals on June 10, 2010 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

Defining LaMarcus Aldridge's Role With Nets

LaMarcus Aldridge #21 of the Brooklyn Nets warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Barclays Center on April 10, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

Lakers Getting Even Older With DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Brooklyn Nets handles the ball against the Phoenix Suns during the NBA game at Phoenix Suns Arena on February 16, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Nets defeated the Suns 128-124. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

Grizzlies And Celtics Come Together For Minor Deal

A detail of the Boston Celtics logo is seen on the court against the Orlando Magic in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden on May 24, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

2 Best Decisions Denver Nuggets Made This Offseason

Austin Rivers #25 of the Denver Nuggets puts up a shot against Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers in the first quarter during Game Five of their Western Conference first-round playoff series at Ball Arena on June 1, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

All Knicks Fans Should Be Able To Rally Behind Julius Randle

Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks reacts against the Atlanta Hawks during game four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at State Farm Arena on May 30, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

How Luka Doncic Can Live Up To His New Deal This Season

Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of Game Five of the Western Conference first round series at Staples Center on June 2, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

2 Best Decisions Miami Heat Made This Offseason

Duncan Robinson #55 of the Miami Heat celebrates a three pointer with Jimmy Butler #22 against the Utah Jazz during the second quarter at American Airlines Arena on February 26, 2021 in Miami, Florida. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

Jazz Facing A Ton Of Pressure After Another Early Playoff Exit

Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz reacts on the sideline during the closing minute of Game Six of the Western Conference second-round playoff series against Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on June 18, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers eliminated the Jazz, 131- 119. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

1 Knicks Veteran Set To Ride The Bench This Season

Taj Gibson #67 of the New York Knicks and teammates complain to referees after the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center on March 31, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves defeated the Knicks 102-101. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

Is Jazz Head Coach Quin Snyder On The Hot Seat?

Head coach Quin Snyder of the Utah Jazz reacts during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Phoenix Suns Arena on April 07, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

Cavaliers Giving Tacko Fall A Chance On Team Full Of Big-Men

Tacko Fall #99 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden on January 24, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Cavaliers 141-103. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

What Went Wrong For The Bulls And Lauri Markkanen

Lauri Markkanen #24 of the Chicago Bulls dribbles during the first half against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on May 15, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

Determining DeAndre Jordan's NBA Legacy To This Point

DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts during the second half of their game against the Indiana Pacers at Barclays Center on October 30, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

1 Lakers Veteran Set To Ride The Bench This Season

Head coach Frank Vogel of Los Angeles Lakers reacts on the bench during the first half in Game Five of the Western Conference first-round playoff series at Phoenix Suns Arena on June 01, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

1 Brooklyn Nets Veteran Set To Ride The Bench This Season

The Brooklyn Nets bench reacts after Joe Harris #12 of the Brooklyn Nets scored during the first half against the Orlando Magic at Barclays Center on January 16, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

Russell Westbrook Can Re-Define Legacy With Lakers

David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

Lakers Don't Seem To Care About Signing So Many Veterans

Russell Westbrook #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses for a picture with his jersey during a press conference at Staples Center on August 10, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

Breaking Down Rajon Rondo's New Role With Lakers

Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat in Game Six of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on October 11, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

3 NBA Teams That Should Target DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts during warm ups before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center on March 23, 2021 in Portland, Oregon. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

A Potential Cavaliers Starting 5 With Lauri Markkanen

Lauri Markkanen #24 of the Chicago Bulls looks to pass against Cedi Osman #16 of the Cleveland Cavaliers at the United Center on January 27, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cavaliers defeated the Bulls 104-101. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

John Wall Has A Shot At Redemption If He Stays Healthy

John Wall #1 of the Houston Rockets shoots a three point basket during the third quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers at Toyota Center on April 23, 2021 in Houston, Texas. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

2 NBA Teams Poised For Mind-Blowing Bad Seasons

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Jalen Green shake hands after Green was drafted by the Houston Rockets during the 2021 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on July 29, 2021 in New York City. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

3 Best Roster Decisions Lakers Have Made Since Adding LeBron James

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers high fives Rajon Rondo #9 during a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center on October 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

Bulls Should Be NBA's Most Improved Team This Season

Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls puts up a shot over Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets in the second quarter at Ball Arena on March 19, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

Ranking 3 Worst Seasons Of LeBron James' NBA Career

Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers hugs LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers after a game at Staples Center on January 13, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. David Fernandez • 3 years ago
Carmelo Anthony #00 of the Portland Trail Blazers shoots against the Denver Nuggets in the second quarter during Round 1, Game 6 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Moda Center on June 03, 2021 in Portland, Oregon.
NBA

3 NBA Veteran Forwards Getting A Fresh Start This Season

  The NBA offseason stands as one of the most exciting elements of basketball fandom.... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics walks back toward the bench after being defeated by the Toronto Raptors at TD Garden on November 5, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.
NBA

3 Best Seasons In The NBA Career Of Rajon Rondo

  The Los Angeles Lakers reunited with veteran NBA point guard Rajon Rondo this offseaso... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
James Wiseman #33 of the Golden State Warriors boxes out Anthony Edwards #1 of the Minnesota Timberwolves at Chase Center on January 27, 2021 in San Francisco, California.
NBA

2 NBA Second-Year Players Poised To Take Biggest Step Forward

  As the NBA inches toward the 2021-22 season, second-year players look to get their fi... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
Kemba Walker #8 of the NBA New York Knicks poses for a photo after a press conference at Madison Square Garden on August 17, 2021 in New York City.
NBA

3 NBA Veteran Guards Getting A Fresh Start This Season

  While the NBA offseason winds down ahead of training camps opening, most teams have l... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
A detail of the Boston Celtics logo as the Celtics get set to play against the Los Angeles Lakers during Game Four of the 2010 NBA Finals on June 10, 2010 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
NBA

Celtics Could Finish Near Bottom In Own Division

  The Boston Celtics enter the 2021-22 NBA season with a wide spectrum of expectations.... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
LaMarcus Aldridge #21 of the Brooklyn Nets warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Barclays Center on April 10, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
NBA

Defining LaMarcus Aldridge's Role With Nets

  Last week, LaMarcus Aldridge returned to the Brooklyn Nets after an irregular heartbea... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Brooklyn Nets handles the ball against the Phoenix Suns during the NBA game at Phoenix Suns Arena on February 16, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Nets defeated the Suns 128-124. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
NBA

Lakers Getting Even Older With DeAndre Jordan

  The roster that the Los Angeles Lakers are constructing would have been unbeatable las... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
A detail of the Boston Celtics logo is seen on the court against the Orlando Magic in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden on May 24, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
NBA

Grizzlies And Celtics Come Together For Minor Deal

  The Memphis Grizzlies continued to reshape their roster with another trade this offsea... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
Austin Rivers #25 of the Denver Nuggets puts up a shot against Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers in the first quarter during Game Five of their Western Conference first-round playoff series at Ball Arena on June 1, 2021 in Denver, Colorado.
NBA

2 Best Decisions Denver Nuggets Made This Offseason

  The Denver Nuggets looked to be on the cusp of contending for the NBA championship bef... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks reacts against the Atlanta Hawks during game four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at State Farm Arena on May 30, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.
NBA

All Knicks Fans Should Be Able To Rally Behind Julius Randle

  New York Knicks forward Julius Randle has enjoyed something of a rollercoaster career... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of Game Five of the Western Conference first round series at Staples Center on June 2, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
NBA

How Luka Doncic Can Live Up To His New Deal This Season

  The Dallas Mavericks have pinned their title hopes on one of the world’s top talents... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
Duncan Robinson #55 of the Miami Heat celebrates a three pointer with Jimmy Butler #22 against the Utah Jazz during the second quarter at American Airlines Arena on February 26, 2021 in Miami, Florida.
NBA

2 Best Decisions Miami Heat Made This Offseason

  The Miami Heat entered the 2020-21 season confident after the franchise's sixth Easter... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz reacts on the sideline during the closing minute of Game Six of the Western Conference second-round playoff series against Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on June 18, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers eliminated the Jazz, 131- 119.
NBA

Jazz Facing A Ton Of Pressure After Another Early Playoff Exit

  Last season, the Utah Jazz finished the regular season with a 50-22 mark, giving them... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
Taj Gibson #67 of the New York Knicks and teammates complain to referees after the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center on March 31, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves defeated the Knicks 102-101.
NBA

1 Knicks Veteran Set To Ride The Bench This Season

  Last season, the New York Knicks surprised many around the league when they secured th... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
Head coach Quin Snyder of the Utah Jazz reacts during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Phoenix Suns Arena on April 07, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona.
NBA

Is Jazz Head Coach Quin Snyder On The Hot Seat?

  When Quin Snyder signed on to be the head coach of the Utah Jazz in 2014, the franchis... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
Tacko Fall #99 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden on January 24, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Cavaliers 141-103.
NBA

Cavaliers Giving Tacko Fall A Chance On Team Full Of Big-Men

  The Cleveland Cavaliers continued their curious offseason with their most recent singi... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
Lauri Markkanen #24 of the Chicago Bulls dribbles during the first half against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on May 15, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
NBA

What Went Wrong For The Bulls And Lauri Markkanen

  The Chicago Bulls and former first-round pick Lauri Markkanen finally agreed to part w... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts during the second half of their game against the Indiana Pacers at Barclays Center on October 30, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
NBA

Determining DeAndre Jordan's NBA Legacy To This Point

  13-year NBA veteran DeAndre Jordan seems poised for another move in his career. A r... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
Head coach Frank Vogel of Los Angeles Lakers reacts on the bench during the first half in Game Five of the Western Conference first-round playoff series at Phoenix Suns Arena on June 01, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona.
NBA

1 Lakers Veteran Set To Ride The Bench This Season

  The Los Angeles Lakers enter the 2021-22 NBA season with one of the oldest rosters in... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
The Brooklyn Nets bench reacts after Joe Harris #12 of the Brooklyn Nets scored during the first half against the Orlando Magic at Barclays Center on January 16, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
NBA

1 Brooklyn Nets Veteran Set To Ride The Bench This Season

  The Brooklyn Nets enter the 2021-22 NBA season tied for the best championship odds.... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA

Russell Westbrook Can Re-Define Legacy With Lakers

  The Los Angeles Lakers positioned themselves for another championship run when they tr... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
Russell Westbrook #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses for a picture with his jersey during a press conference at Staples Center on August 10, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
NBA

Lakers Don't Seem To Care About Signing So Many Veterans

  The Los Angeles Lakers went all-in this offseason, positioning themselves as a top con... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat in Game Six of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on October 11, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
NBA

Breaking Down Rajon Rondo's New Role With Lakers

  After securing a buyout with the Memphis Grizzlies, point guard Rajon Rondo agreed to... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts during warm ups before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center on March 23, 2021 in Portland, Oregon.
NBA

3 NBA Teams That Should Target DeAndre Jordan

  According to Shams Charania and Alex Schiffer of The Athletic, the Brooklyn Nets and D... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
Lauri Markkanen #24 of the Chicago Bulls looks to pass against Cedi Osman #16 of the Cleveland Cavaliers at the United Center on January 27, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cavaliers defeated the Bulls 104-101.
NBA

A Potential Cavaliers Starting 5 With Lauri Markkanen

  The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to rebuild their roster, this time adding former firs... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
John Wall #1 of the Houston Rockets shoots a three point basket during the third quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers at Toyota Center on April 23, 2021 in Houston, Texas.
NBA

John Wall Has A Shot At Redemption If He Stays Healthy

  When the Houston Rockets acquired John Wall, the team hoped to pair him James Harden f... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Jalen Green shake hands after Green was drafted by the Houston Rockets during the 2021 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on July 29, 2021 in New York City.
NBA

2 NBA Teams Poised For Mind-Blowing Bad Seasons

  While there are a number of teams gearing up for an NBA Finals run next season, there... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers high fives Rajon Rondo #9 during a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center on October 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
NBA

3 Best Roster Decisions Lakers Have Made Since Adding LeBron James

  The Los Angeles Lakers remain one of the most storied franchises in NBA history. O... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls puts up a shot over Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets in the second quarter at Ball Arena on March 19, 2021 in Denver, Colorado.
NBA

Bulls Should Be NBA's Most Improved Team This Season

  The Chicago Bulls finished the 2020-21 NBA season a disappointing 31-41. The team... David Fernandez • 3 years ago
Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers hugs LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers after a game at Staples Center on January 13, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
NBA

Ranking 3 Worst Seasons Of LeBron James' NBA Career

  To many, NBA superstar LeBron James stands as the greatest basketball player of all ti... David Fernandez • 3 years ago


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