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It appeared in some form in almost every analysis of the landmark Kyrie Irving–Isaiah Thomas swap: Irving would thrive in Boston and evolve from his hoggy dribbling in his new pick-and-roll partnership with Al Horford — a shifty screener who can shoot, roll, and keep the ball whizzing with expert passing. So, umm, didn’t Irving
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The New York Knicks will finalize an agreement with veteran free agent Jarrett Jack in the coming days, according to league sources. The 33-year-old point guard has been limited by two major right knee injuries in the past two seasons. If healthy, he gives the Knicks another veteran to potentially mentor rookie Frank Ntilikina. Jack’s
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Kristaps Porzingis and LeBron James are in an elite club. They’re the only players in NBA history to amass 1,000 rebounds, 150 made 3s and 100 blocks in their first two seasons. The list of players who’ve compiled 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 250 blocks and 100 made 3-pointers in their first two seasons is even
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For the seventh season in a row, ESPN.com is ranking the top players in the NBA. Who will be the best player next season? Who are the best ballers in the NBA? We’re counting down the top 100 for 2017-18. #NBArank 76-100: The countdown begins!Fallen stars: Dirk, Dwight, D-Wade plummet#NBArank 51-76: Lonzo over Carmelo?Still a
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12:05 AM ET Nick DePaulaESPN Russell Westbrook, the NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player, will look to continue to establish himself as one of the league’s top global superstars, inking a 10-year extension with Nike’s Jordan Brand that will be the most lucrative total endorsement deal for a Jordan athlete to date, according to industry sources.
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The long-simmering feud between Ray Allen and the other members of the 2008 Boston Celtics championship squad might be coming to an end. Paul Pierce, the NBA Finals MVP for that team who signed a one-day contract with Boston earlier this summer to retire as a Celtic, posted a picture of himself and Allen together
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This week’s mailbag features your questions on young playoff teams, offensive- and defensive-minded teams and more. You can tweet your questions using the hashtag #peltonmailbag or email them to peltonmailbag@gmail.com. Everyone is excited about 76ers. Is there precedent for a team’s top 3 being so inexperienced and making the postseason? — Josh Cornelissen (@XavierStar) September
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