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After the unforgettable Orlando bubble, the 2020-21 regular season is now underway! I will cover the NBA in depth alongside current sports with regular analysis, match coverage, news and more besides! Enjoy my most recent pieces in chronological order and stay tuned for more updates during what promises to be an intriguing campaign with multiple storylines to follow. 

2020-21 regular season

April

Wizards 110-107 Warriors: Bradley Beal’s spirited surge saves Wiz blushes

Best of the best: Karl-Anthony Towns believes Anthony Edwards is Rookie of the Year

Jrue Holiday signs four-year, $160m maximum extension deal with Bucks

Bucks 127-109 Blazers: Giannis’ 47-point effort exposes Portland’s ever-present issues

Oklahoma State’s star freshman Cade Cunningham declares for 2021 NBA draft

March

Back to work: Lakers win Andre Drummond race after he agrees buyout

Chicago Bulls’ Nikola Vucevic deadline day trade a necessary gamble

Jury is out: Milwaukee Bucks acquire PJ Tucker in four-player trade deal

All-Star break over, what now? NBA Q+A: Rookie watch, trade targets and surging Suns

Exceeded expectations: Hornets chairman Michael Jordan praises rookie LaMelo Ball

February

Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz among contenders linked with PJ Tucker trade

Philadelphia 76ers among NBA teams eyeing Kyle Lowry trade before deadline

Previews: Thunder host Heat, Suns entertain Lillard’s undermanned Trail Blazers

Multiple teams interested in Cavaliers’ available center Andre Drummond

Atlanta Hawks vs Utah Jazz – Can Young and co sting their in-form visitors?

December, January

New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets – Who continues their momentum?

Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks – Can Doncic & co snap Jazz’s nine-game streak?

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets – After 2OT thriller, repeat or revenge?

Bucks host defending champs Lakers, Jazz target successive wins over Pelicans

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers entertain Dallas Mavericks

Steph Curry praises team’s toughness as Warriors recover to beat Lakers

LaMelo Ball isn’t surprised by his record-breaking numbers – you shouldn’t be either

Golden State Warriors 115-105 LA Clippers: Curry decisive as GSW erase 22-point deficit

Trail Blazers 108-111 Chicago Bulls: White, LaVine key as visitors rally down 20 to win

Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets, Magic entertain East rivals Cavaliers

Boston Celtics look for swift revenge vs. Detroit Pistons, Grizzlies host Lakers

Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls, struggling Wizards travel to Timberwolves

NBA Previews: Pacers-Cavaliers, Wizards-Bulls and Magic-76ers on New Year’s Eve

2020 offseason

October-November

Oklahoma City Thunder rightly building around Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

NBA releases 2020-21 preseason schedule, set to begin December 11

NBA Draft: Minnesota Timberwolves take Anthony Edwards with #1 pick

NBA’s Manic Monday: Chris Paul to the Suns, Holiday-Bogdanovic join Giannis and more

Russell Westbrook’s trade request and tensions in Houston is no surprise

Phoenix Suns, Oklahoma City Thunder discussing potential Chris Paul trade

NBA free agency Q&A: Giannis’ future, potential movers and 2020-21 season

Golden State Warriors linked with trade interest in Suns’ Kelly Oubre Jr

Pat Riley on Lakers’ NBA Finals win: There will always be that asterisk

Playoffs

October

Heat 93-106 Lakers: LeBron key as LA cruise to 17th franchise title

Heat vs Lakers – A decisive Game 6 for multiple reasons with title in sight

Heat 111-108 Lakers: Butler’s special showing forces a Game 6

Game 4: Heat vs Lakers – Plenty still to play for

NBA Finals Preview: Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat – Injured but not out

September

LA Lakers vs Denver Nuggets – Comeback kings in familiar spot

Heat vs Celtics – A big Game 4 in store

Game 2: Celtics vs Heat – C’s look to level a pulsating series

Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat – An important Game 1 awaits

Game 5: Lakers vs Rockets – Can D’Antoni’s men extend series?

Game 4: Rockets vs Lakers – Time to step up and be counted

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors – A decisive Game 6 awaits

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers – Game 3 up for grabs

Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks – Series sweep for Butler and co?

Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets – Who takes Game 1?

Nuggets 80-78 Jazz: Jokic pivotal as Denver edge Utah in thrilling Game 7 finish

Raptors vs Celtics – Can defending champions level the ECSF series?

August, continued

Thunder-Rockets, Heat-Pacers as First Round encounters continue to intensify

Mavericks vs Clippers – Kawhi and co hope to create separation in tense series

Nets vs Raptors – Defending champions look to extend series lead

LA Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers – Can Dame Time continue?

Denver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz – Stakes high for both in Game 1

Regular season

2020

August

LA Lakers vs Denver Nuggets – LeBron and co look to snap losing streak

New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings – Battle of two strugglers

NBA Previews: Heat-Raptors, Thunder-Nuggets as playoff hopefuls clash

June, July

NBA Previews: Nuggets-Heat, Thunder-Jazz as season continues in Orlando

Five burning questions and storylines to watch as NBA season returns tonight

NBA commissioner Adam Silver cautiously optimistic about restart in Orlando bubble

Tom Thibodeau finalising five-year deal to become Knicks’ new head coach

Knicks, Nets circling around Bulls star Zach LaVine, prepared to make trade offers

Injuries: Grizzlies’ Justise Winslow, Kings star Marvin Bagley III both out for season

Giannis or James? Budenholzer, Vogel dispute which star should win 19-20 MVP

Victor Oladipo will opt out of Orlando resumption, to prepare for 20-21 season

NBA players’ health concerns rise, positive COVID-19 tests and more ahead of return

NBA news round-up: Klay Thompson injury update, Rockets eye free agents and more

April, May

Bradley Beal’s agent: No trade coming, as Brooklyn Nets are linked with bold move

Carmelo Anthony: What does the future hold for the 10-time All-Star?

Jeff van Gundy emerges as Rockets HC candidate, Mike D’Antoni likely to depart

Fire or keep? Chicago Bulls being patient with decision on HC Jim Boylen

Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets linked with ex-Timberwolves HC Tom Thibodeau

Nets GM Sean Marks refuses to rule out Kevin Durant return this year

Pacers, Oladipo’s $80m extension talks reached impasse before 19-20 season

Report: Knicks want to acquire Thunder’s Chris Paul, help build a winning culture

76ers exec Marc Eversley agrees deal to become Chicago Bulls GM

LaMelo Ball in DC? Learning from star guard duo could work

Reports: Ex-Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue interested in Brooklyn Nets job

Wizards’ John Wall discusses his injury recovery, Bradley Beal partnership and more


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