NBA Q&A: Big questions answered, predictions made as 21-22 season into business months

Nikola Jokic of Team LeBron and Joel Embiid of Team Durant talk during the 2022 NBA All-Star Game at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on February 20, 2022...

A few weeks removed from the All-Star break and now into the home straight for another eventful NBA season, I spoke to LA Clippers fan and NBA expert Jack Brown earlier this month – discussing multiple topics including: under-the-radar players, intriguing offseason storylines, the MVP race as well as why he has a surprise team emerging from the West come playoff time. Continue reading

Nets 109-121 Bucks: Giannis drops 31 in return as Brooklyn’s slow start proves costly

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks drives to the basket during the game against the Brooklyn Nets on January 7, 2022 at Barclays Center in...

On his return from a non COVID-related illness, two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo produced another matchwinning display – 31 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in 27 minutes – as the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks picked up where they left off on opening night with another double-digit road win against their fierce Eastern Conference rival Brooklyn Nets. Continue reading

Work to do: Nets head coach Steve Nash declares his team aren’t at elite level yet

Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets, Patty Mills of the Brooklyn Nets and Head Coach Steve Nash of the Brooklyn Nets talk during a game on November 16,...

After being blown out 117-99 by the Golden State Warriors during Tuesday’s primetime TNT slot, Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash reaffirmed something we already know: he doesn’t believe his team are in the same category as many championship-calibre teams right now – including the Warriors and defending champion Milwaukee Bucks. They have plenty to do.
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Naive or not, Kevin Durant’s visualisations of Kyrie Irving are echoed by many

Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets high fives Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets during Round 2, Game 2 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 7, 2021 at...

Kyrie Irving’s public anti-vaccination stance has caused tension aplenty, especially as the New York laws require him to get a shot if he wants to participate in home practices or games this season. Kevin Durant admitted his visualisations of his All-Star teammate may be naive, but they represent a belief echoed by many with the new campaign less than two weeks away now.
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Warriors, Nets interested in signing Paul Millsap; Klay Thompson injury update

Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns is defended by Paul Millsap of the Denver Nuggets in Game Three of the Western Conference second-round playoff...

After four seasons with the Denver Nuggets, veteran power forward Paul Millsap is expected to agree terms to join the fourth NBA team of his 15-year career this offseason and remains an available free agent. Golden State and Brooklyn have both been linked with the 36-year-old, while an update on five-time All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson’s status has been issued. Continue reading

Lonzo Ball, Dennis Schroder among Chicago Bulls’ free agency guard targets

Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls looks to pass under pressure from Lonzo Ball of the New Orleans Pelicans at the United Center on February 10, 2021...

After falling two games shy of the postseason play-in tournament, reports claim Chicago want a starting point guards in the upcoming free agency period to bolster their offensive repertoire alongside All-Star duo Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic. Pelicans’ RFA Lonzo Ball and Lakers guard Dennis Schroder are linked, while Kyle Lowry and Spencer Dinwiddie are also named.
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All-Star break over, what now? NBA Q+A: Rookie watch, trade targets and surging Suns

Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns smiles prior to a game against the Golden State Warriors on March 4, 2021 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix,...

Midway through an unprecedented season hampered by COVID-19 protocols, troublesome injuries and more too, I spoke to LA Clippers fan and NBA expert Jack Brown shortly after the All-Star game – discussing multiple topics including: standout rookies, possible moves between now and the March 25 trade deadline while assessing true contenders from the pretenders. Continue reading

NBA Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets – Repeat or revenge?

NBA Star Index: Collin Sexton spoils Kyrie Irving's return; Joel Embiid the variety of Sixers' new spice - CBSSports.com

Kyrie Irving returned from an unexpected personal pause and scored 37 during his first game alongside Kevin Durant and James Harden, though Brooklyn’s Big 3 couldn’t contain an in-form Collin Sexton, who scored a career-high 42 as the Cleveland Cavaliers earned a 147-135 double-overtime win in the early hours on Thursday. Who will come out on top in the second meeting? Continue reading