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5 Things to Watch For in the NBA’s Second Half

The NBA wrapped up it's All-Star festivities last weekend, and all eyes have shifted to the league's home stretch. With less than 30 games remaining, teams are looking toward the postseason or the offseason.  About 20 of the league's 30 teams are either in or aiming for the playoffs. That leaves 10 teams thinking about the draft, free agency and next season.  Over the last several seasons, NBA Finals matchups felt inevitable thanks to the Golden State Warriors and LeBron James. But player movement last offseason largely reshaped the league. Couple that with injuries, and the 2020 NBA Finals are very...

NBA Trade Deadline 2020 Preview: 5 Teams

The NBA Trade Deadline comes this Thursday, February 6th, at 3 PM Eastern. The deadline could potentially reshape the playoff race, despite the lack of big names on the market. Here's a look at five of the most interesting teams heading into the NBA trade deadline. Oklahoma City Thunder The Thunder currently hold the 7-seed out West, but they're just 2.5 games out of the 4-seed. Going into the season, OKC seemed like a potential NBA trade deadline seller, but they've exceeded expectations. No one should assume that the team will deal point guard Chris Paul or center Steven...

NBA Trade Deadline 2020 Preview: 5 Players

The NBA trade deadline for the 2019-2020 season comes on Thursday February 6th at 3 PM Eastern. Fanbases hope to land a big name and people refresh Twitter for the latest WojBombs.  Some seem to think that the logjams in the conferences might slow the market, but there's always some action on deadline day.  At present, 11 of the 15 Eastern Conference teams remain alive for the playoffs. And out West, as many as 13 of the 15 teams conceivably have a case of the postseason.  This article is the first in a series of previews that will include five Players, five...

10 Teams Vying for Title: NBA Championship Contender or Pretender?

NBA teams are vying for a spot in the NBA Finals for a chance to play for the 2020 NBA Championship. While there are a number of teams who envision themselves hoisting the Larry O'Brien Trophy, it's time to decide whether those teams are either an NBA Championship Contender or Pretender.  Here's a look at the NBA Championship Contender or Pretender list, with five contenders and five pretenders.  NBA Championship Contenders Boston Celtics The Celtics were the third team this season to win in Miami and they’re currently the East’s No. 3 seed. At 33-15, Boston posts the NBA’s third-best Net Rating at...

2020 NBA All-Stars Set for Chicago

The 2020 NBA All-Stars are all set for Chicago. While players who will participate in the All-Star Saturday Night events are yet to be named, the NBA's celebratory weekend is shaping up. The NBA revealed All-Star Starters on January 23rd. Players were selected after fan, media and player voting took place. The league named All-Star Reserves this week, January 30th, and those players were selected by the coaches.  Here's a look at the 2020 NBA All-Stars.  NBA All-Stars: Starters Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks led all vote-getters in the East. The reigning MVP will make his fourth All-Star appearance and holds the highest...

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Deshaun Watson, Texans Contract Extension Won’t Result in Titles

Deshaun Watson and his new contract extension with the Houston Texans may not lead to future success. Ian Rapoport reported...