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Houston Rockets preseason storylines

The NBA’s preseason has kicked off. The Rockets have been marketing the sport with exhibition games in Manila and Taipei against the Pacers. Kevin McHale has tinkered with lineups throughout the preseason. Naturally this raises a great deal of conversation around the fan-base with regards to one mercurial group of fans in particular. No, we’re [...]

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On the NBA: Discussing the Draft

The basketball commentariat wants to talk about the NBA Draft. With the various ideas that get bandied about in the late off season, this is the time to have this discussion. The NBA Draft is at its core a bizarre institution, and bears some close scrutiny. People have been arguing for ages over how much, [...]

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On the NBA: A Few Summer Bullets

-The NBPA has elected Chris Paul as its new President. While the possibility of LeBron James—the star bigger than the game—to lead the organization was more enticing, CP3’s election should satisfy those yearning for a stronger figurehead to take charge of things. Some speculate that appointed VP Roger Mason, Jr. is more likely to handle [...]

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On the NBA: Prodding Around the NBA’s Veil

The NBA doesn’t have to tell us too much about how they run their business—many don’t. The cipherous nature of companies as big and ubiquitous as this one is a thing that terrifies so many of us at our day-jobs. When we don’t know what’s really going on, in the big picture, we feel small, [...]

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On the NBA: Navigating the Darwinian Capitalism of Free Agency

Sizing up this summer’s free agency snags and draft maneuverings is, of course, something like a prospector’s fumblings at where the next lot of gold will pop up. Last summer’s Lakers, in other words, are never too far from this summer’s Lakers. No one knows. But the smart consensus says—as it usually does—that things have [...]

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