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Summer Mailbag Part 1: NBA Finals & Free Agency

Posted on July 1, 2016 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)


What changed the momentum of The Finals?
- Mohammed U.

Many would answer Draymond Green’s suspension, but it’s pretty clear that Andrew Bogut’s Game 5 injury was the turning point. Tristan Thompson shot 18/33 from the field in the Finals before Bogut’s injury, but he only missed one attempt after Bogut went down, shooting 10/11 (in addition to posting back-to-back 15-rebound games). Additionally, the Warriors badly missed Bogut’s jersey-t...

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2013 All-NBA Mailbag Part 2

Posted on April 13, 2013 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (2)


I notice that age is increasingly mentioned in relation to the accomplishments and expectations about various athletes. Which is the youngest and which is the oldest team? What would you predict about each?
- Shelly A.


The eleven teams whose average age is over 27 are (from oldest to youngest) the NY Knicks, Miami Heat, LA Clippers, LA Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Milwa...

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2013 All-NBA Mailbag Part 1

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (1)


John Wall had a 47 point game earlier this week. Do you view him as a "max contract" type of player when his rookie contract expires? Former #1 overall pick, but with an injury history and an inconsistent jump shot?

- Evan S.


Check out this list of selected players who were recently offered max contracts:

 

Roy “I’m A slower version of Brook Lopez, if that’s...

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All-NBA Mailbag Part 2: Current Events

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (2)


I'm going to try to tackle answering some questions sent in by readers. To read "Part 1" of the mailbag, click here.






What's responsible for the Knicks' recent defensive surge? Woodson being allowed to call defensive plays? Carmelo actually trying on defense? ...

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All-NBA Mailbag Part 1: Off-the-Court Issues

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)


I'm going to try to tackle answering some questions sent in by readers. 






If you could give three things that the league should change (e.g., rules, season structure, etc.) in order to improve the quality and entertainment, what would they be? – Shai


I’ll give you a lot more than three.


 


Changes that obviou...

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