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Clint Capela’s Stock Rising in Houston

Clint Capela

The train of efficient power forwards and centers that have played for Daryl Morey’s Rockets is a long one, but of those intriguing bigs, the latest and perhaps most exciting of the bunch is Clint Capela. The 21-year-old came out of nowhere during Houston’s playoff run last season, establishing himself as a defensive asset worthy […]

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Yao Zingis: Is Kristaps Porzingis a generational talent?

Kristaps Porzingis

Kristaps Porzingis is a fleet-footed, vengeful beast with ice water in his veins,  an abomination straight from the depths of the most savage Breaking Madden-esque Create-A-Player Dream World the basketball community has seen since Yao Ming. These, of course, are both good things but the best thing about the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NBA […]

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John Wall: The Place Beyond The Peers

John Wall

We live in a golden age of point guard talent, part of the reason why the NBA has fared as well as it has over the course of the past decade. It’s a time when the sport’s biggest heroes come in its smallest packages, when the beloved role models of our youth are no taller or bigger […]

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Rookie Monster: Julius Randle Tries Again

Julius Randle

While there were a concerning number of future NBA stars once considered legitimate alternatives to Andrew Wiggins for the No. 1 pick in the 2014 Draft that quickly fell out of the Rookie of the Year conversation altogether due to unforeseen circumstances, the one that we’re most excited about heading into the 2015-16 campaign is Julius Randle. […]

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Most Viewed NBA Profiles of 2014-15

Hassan Whiteside

Perhaps the best thing to come out of The Good Point’s merger with Sports.ws – yes, even better than the exponentially larger platform for us to ramble on about Darko Milicic – is that the fantasy giant has given the online magazine a first class ticket into the inner-psyche of a hoops fan. Consider this, […]

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What to expect from Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns

The Minnesota Timberwolves were one of the most intriguing teams in basketball last season even before the arrival of Karl-Anthony Towns, but the addition of the second (wait, third) consecutive first overall pick makes the northern franchise that much more appealing. This isn’t an article about Andrew Wiggins‘ development or the highlight reel production value of Zach […]

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The Political Afterlife of Darko Milicic

Darko Milicic tattoos

Darko Milicic is a memorable personality for reasons other than being one of the least productive second overall draft picks in NBA history. He’s always been a little bit more bold and more brash than we’d expect a bust to be. Imagine if we watched Kwame Brown rip his jersey apart in the middle of […]

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Trading Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love is a terrible idea

Andrew Wiggins

I like Kevin Love as much of the next guy. Really, I do. But it’s been a while since I’ve seen the NBA media get so protective of a player and his value. I think they’re wrong. The most recent Love trade rumors circulating the internet revolve around Love heading to Cleveland in exchange for Andrew […]

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What now? The 2013-14 Detroit Pistons

Greg Monroe

The Detroit Pistons are trapped in a whirlwind of hopelessness. While they’d spent the better part of the past half decade dwelling in the Eastern Conference basement, slowly acclimating themselves with what’s been a stark contrast to their previous decade, this year is different. This year the Pistons have genuine expectations to succeed, the NBA […]

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The Toronto Raptors: Yesterday and Tomorrow

Toronto Raptors

Toronto Raptors fans have been here before. We don’t mean literally, in the sense that they’re the seemingly most competent of a motley crew of toothless, struggling, or simply just dysfunctional teams barreling through the 2013-14 campaign with their eyes on the Atlantic Division title (although they have done that, too*), but figuratively. The entire […]