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Anthony Davis is Already a Hall of Famer at 27

If Anthony Davis retired now from the NBA, for some unexpected reason, he would be worthy of induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame based on his career thus far. Davis doesn’t need to score another point, block another shot, be selected to another All-Star game, or even win a championship in order to become a future Hall-of-Famer: because he […]

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Predicting the Final NBA Standings, Playoff Teams, and Finals Matchup Post-All-Star Break

After a thrilling All-Star weekend, the 2019-20 NBA regular season enters its final two month stretch, roughly the final third of the season. With 66% of most team’s 82-game schedule complete, it’s a great time to pause and reflect how the final standings might shake out. For comparison, check out my preseason predictions for all 30 teams records as well […]

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NBA Power Rankings Post-Week 2

LeBron James’ teams often experience growing pains in the early going of a new season, especially with such high roster turnover over the summer. But not this year, as the Los Angeles Lakers have stormed back from a season-opening loss to the Los Angeles Clippers with six straight wins to claim the best record in the Western Conference (tied with […]

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NBA Power Rankings Post-Week 1

The 2019-20 NBA season is well underway, with four or five games completed for every team. Last week, I set the landscape of what I expected this season with my NBA Season-Opening Power Rankings. A week into the action (a little longer, I’ll explain in a minute) I’ll shuffle the teams according to what we’ve seen on the court so […]

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NBA Season-Opening Power Rankings

For the first time in five years, the NBA is wide open. The Golden State Warriors are still contenders, but without Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, and with Klay Thompson sidelined, they are far from the prohibitive title favorites they once were. The reigning champion Toronto Raptors don’t even have a shot at a title defense with Kawhi Leonard […]