TREVISO, ITALY - JUNE 07:  Dragan Bender in action during the adidas Eurocamp at La Ghirada sports center on June 7, 2015 in Treviso, Italy.  (Photo by Roberto Serra/Iguana Press/Getty Images)

Draft Profile: Dragan Bender

Will the Croatian sensation challenge Simmons and Ingram for the No. 1 pick in June? Strengths:  Versatile offensive threat  Terrific size and length for the power forward position  Great passer with high basketball IQ  Good set shooter with range to the NBA 3-point line  Runs the floor well in transition  Strong production playing against professionals […]

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Draft Profile: Furkan Korkmaz

Will the sweet-shooting guard from Turkey be the first international player selected in 2016? Strengths Elite 3-point shooter Creates his own shot from the outside and at the rim Good production playing against professionals, has earned spot starts Quickest shot release in the draft Good passer Great size and length for NBA shooting guard Plays passing […]

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Swimming with the Fishers

Early Monday morning, Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks pulled the plug on Derek Fisher’s tenure as Knicks head coach, firing him after a combined record of 40-96 over the past two seasons. His firing, while not a huge surprise, brings into question what direction Phil Jackson wants the franchise he is in charge […]

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Where do the Pelicans go Next?

After an abysmal start to the season, the New Orleans Pelicans, slowly but surely, clawed their way back into relevancy in the West, drawing within a few games of the last playoff spot. But now six games out of eighth place and with four teams to jump ahead of them, the Pelicans must decide what’s […]

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Figuring It Out in Phoenix

On Sunday, as January was winding to a close, so was the tenure of Jeff Hornacek as head coach of the Phoenix Suns. The handwriting was already on the wall long before the decision was made, however, the situation that Hornacek was in may not have been entirely his fault. The Suns, an interesting experiment […]

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Boogie and the Boys: A Revival in Sacramento

For years the Sacramento Kings have been on the wrong side of too many jokes. Marked by ownership instability, inadequate coaching, and serious attitude problems with their players, it has been a long time since the Kings had anything to feel good about. But this season, on the shoulders of Demarcus Cousins, Sacramento is right in […]

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Wittman’s Woes – Disappointment in the District

A strong run to the playoffs in 2015, featuring some clutch Paul Pierce and improvement from the John Wall and Bradley Beal combination, had the Washington Wizards flying high. There were some obvious deficiencies that surfaced throughout the year, including the coaching of Randy Wittman, but the relative strength of position in the Eastern Conference […]

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NBA Lottery Teams Trade Bonanza & Crystal Balling

The February trade deadline is rapidly approaching. There is reason to believe it will be fairly quiet in comparison to recent years. Nevertheless, here are nine trade scenarios that lottery-level teams could consider.

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It All Comes Down to Khris

After a breakout campaign that led the Milwaukee Bucks into the playoffs last season, the 2015-16 campaign has been a letdown for fans and some critics who expected bigger and better. Things took a turn after the Brandon Knight trade. The Bucks stumbled into the finish line last season and despite the addition of Greg […]

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