Sunday , January 24 2021

NBA

The one thing that makes the Bucks’ defense elite

When the Golden State Warriors leapt into the future on their way to a dynasty, they ushered in a growing basketball revolution. They built an offense around dizzying ball movement that created and leveraged the grave threat of 28-foot shots. Then, their defense neutralized effective ball movement with switches across …

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Why the Bucks don’t miss Malcolm Brogdon, at least not yet

The 2018-19 Milwaukee Bucks won 73 percent of their games while outscoring opponents by a league-leading 8.6 points per 100 possessions. You know what happened next. The Bucks lost four straight to the Raptors after winning the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals, then refused to go deep …

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Pascal Siakam is taking his oddball game to superstar levels

Pascal Siakam famously refuses to set goals for himself. As he explained in an interview with The Athletic last January: “Most of the time when I don’t set goals, I always exceed whatever goal people have.” This mantra got him to the NBA despite only learning the game at 16, …

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NBA Matchmaker: Dream Teams for Seven Compelling Free Agents

Love is in the air, or at least the exchange of services after a negotiation about compensation. The NBA’s free agency period is rapidly approaching, and teams and players will both be looking for the perfect fit. Where should some of the summer’s more under-the-radar names sign? Who should the Lakers …

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