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648 implied HN points 30 Jan 24
  1. The Cleveland Cavaliers have been performing surprisingly well despite initial concerns about their roster and coaching.
  2. The team is successfully navigating the challenge of balancing the playing time and effectiveness of key players like Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley.
  3. There are key decisions ahead for the Cavaliers regarding player rotations and potential trades to solidify their playoff aspirations.
786 implied HN points 09 Jan 24
  1. Ja Morant is out for the season with a shoulder injury, affecting the Grizzlies and broader NBA.
  2. The Grizzlies will get a high draft pick due to their current situation.
  3. The Grizzlies won't make hasty win-now trades and can focus on long-term development.
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471 implied HN points 09 Feb 24
  1. The 2024 NBA trade deadline saw confidence rather than desperation from true contenders, with most not making significant moves.
  2. The Dallas Mavericks were considered the most aggressive team at the deadline, making bold moves to acquire P.J. Washington and Daniel Gafford.
  3. The New York Knicks made moves to strengthen their roster, aiming to be Eastern Conference Finals contenders by adding Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks.
491 implied HN points 05 Feb 24
  1. Joel Embiid is undergoing knee surgery, and whether he'll return this season is uncertain.
  2. Daryl Morey will likely make moves to salvage the playoff run, focusing on players under multi-year contracts.
  3. The NBA trade deadline is approaching, and the market for players has shifted due to recent injuries.
491 implied HN points 02 Feb 24
  1. Karl-Anthony Towns made the All-Star reserves over Rudy Gobert, which was unexpected.
  2. The Kings are the only top-6 seed in either conference with no All-Stars.
  3. Domantas Sabonis should have been an All-Star over Towns, Devin Booker, or Paul George.
550 implied HN points 23 Jan 24
  1. Joel Embiid is a dominant scoring center in the NBA.
  2. Only five centers have won the NBA scoring title since the merger.
  3. Embiid has the potential to be one of the greatest scoring centers of all time.
569 implied HN points 18 Jan 24
  1. Indiana trades for Pascal Siakam with a relatively low risk trade package compared to his contract.
  2. Dejan Milojevic, assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors, tragically passed away from a heart attack.
  3. Deandre Ayton couldn't play for the Blazers due to icy conditions in Portland, impacting his ability to travel.
511 implied HN points 17 Jan 24
  1. Joel Embiid had an impressive game against the Denver Nuggets, scoring 41 points.
  2. Embiid and Jokic have a competitive history, facing off multiple times in the past.
  3. Some analysts focus on Embiid's missed games against Jokic instead of his performance.
393 implied HN points 01 Feb 24
  1. The post discusses predicting NBA All-Star rosters based on coaches' selections.
  2. Selection criteria include two guards, three frontcourt players, and two wild cards.
  3. The post reflects on new coaches and past dissatisfaction with selections.
963 implied HN points 26 Oct 23
  1. The Bulls had a strong start to the season but need improvement in offensive rebounds and field goal percentage from key players.
  2. Kristaps Porzingis made a significant impact in his Celtics debut with 30 points, changing the team dynamics.
  3. The Chicago Bulls faced a rough start to the season, leading to a players' only meeting after a brutal home loss.
1002 implied HN points 05 Oct 23
  1. Superstar NBA players have significant disruptory power through trade demands and free agency exits.
  2. Teams have the ultimate power in trading players, causing major disruptions without player consent.
  3. The asymmetry in player movement highlights the unbalanced control between teams and players in the NBA.
334 implied HN points 31 Jan 24
  1. NBA players have to meet specific criteria to qualify for certain awards like All-NBA.
  2. Injuries can impact a player's ability to meet these criteria and affect their contract extensions.
  3. Teams have to balance player health with contractual obligations in these situations.
727 implied HN points 02 Nov 23
  1. The Memphis Grizzlies are off to a rough start with a 0-5 record.
  2. Injuries and suspensions have significantly impacted the Grizzlies' performance.
  3. The Grizzlies are struggling offensively and facing challenges with their lineup decisions.
668 implied HN points 25 Oct 23
  1. The Denver Nuggets, led by Nikola Jokic, have a history of being unbothered even in disappointing finishes.
  2. Despite setbacks like injuries and playoff losses, Jokic and the Nuggets have remained unbothered and resilient.
  3. The Nuggets have established dominance over their rivals, like the Los Angeles Lakers, and seem unfazed by challenges.
805 implied HN points 18 Sep 23
  1. The idea of having 2 NBA seasons in a year could increase the stakes and excitement of the regular season and playoffs.
  2. Shortening the seasons without eliminating games could be achieved by creating 2 separate seasons within a year.
  3. Having 2 NBA seasons annually would allow for a compressed schedule, potential trade deadlines, and more off-season opportunities.
569 implied HN points 24 Oct 23
  1. Giannis Antetokounmpo signed a surprise extension with the Milwaukee Bucks before the season, surprising many.
  2. The Bucks seem to be planning ahead with Giannis for future contracts and competitiveness.
  3. This move could alleviate some pressure on the Bucks for the upcoming season.
511 implied HN points 27 Oct 23
  1. Damian Lillard's debut with the Milwaukee Bucks proved the team's potential to contend for another title.
  2. The game showcased the Bucks' high-intensity offense and the potential internal evolutions in the East.
  3. An update on the James Harden situation with the Sixers and Clippers adds intrigue to the NBA season.
491 implied HN points 20 Oct 23
  1. Teams like Portland, Washington, and San Antonio are not expected to do well and are aiming for high draft picks.
  2. Teams like Charlotte, Detroit, Brooklyn, and Utah would be disappointing if they weren't in the race for a play-in spot in the second half of the season.
  3. Teams like Toronto, Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, and Oklahoma City need to go beyond the first round of the playoffs to have a successful season.
452 implied HN points 19 Oct 23
  1. The internet changed sports debate by providing more sources of information and hot takes.
  2. Pre-internet NBA drama relied more on TV, work discussions, and real-life arguments.
  3. The Shaq vs. Kobe feud was a major story that crossed over to become a work beef for many fans.
530 implied HN points 11 Sep 23
  1. The USA men's basketball team finished fourth in the World Cup, showing a lack of dominance.
  2. The documentary 'The Redeem Team' highlights a brief correction in the American basketball program, not a long-lasting revival.
  3. Other countries like Canada and Germany are catching up in basketball talent, with NBA players making an impact.
707 implied HN points 17 Mar 23
  1. Lonzo Ball undergoing a significant knee procedure for the third time in 14 months is concerning.
  2. Michael Jordan is considering selling a majority stake in the Charlotte Hornets for potentially over $1 billion.
  3. Bogdan Bogdanovic extends his contract with the Hawks for four years, $68 million, impacting the team's future decisions.
471 implied HN points 21 Feb 23
  1. Consider 8 teams as top contenders in the NBA.
  2. Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, and Phoenix Suns are in Tier 1 of contenders.
  3. Philadelphia 76ers, Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers, and Cleveland Cavaliers are also strong contenders.