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The NBA player empowerment era has reached a new low, or high, depending on what side of the fence you sit on. What essentially started with LeBron's decision in 2010 as he hit free agency has slowly morphed into a world where superstars like Kevin Durant attempt to force their way off a team despite having multiple years left on...

It's draft day! The time of year when we welcome the next wave of talent into our league. Outside of the top 3-5 players, this is the first time most fans hear the names of their next favorite player. Admittedly, I only started paying attention to college prospects during March Madness, and that's only through the view of the...

The Chicago Bulls surprised everyone last year by making the biggest splash in free agency, signing Demar Derozan, Alex Caruso, and Lonzo Ball to pair with Zach Lavine and Nikola Vucevic. Safe to say, the Bulls exceed expectations. Before the season, it was unclear how Lavine and Derozan would fit next to each other. They put those conversations to...

After last night's performance, I got to thinking, just nine seasons into his career, has Giannis already passed some of basketball's all-time greats? Is he already a top 10 player all-time, and where does he rank among current NBA players.

This season's trade deadline certainly had no shortage of action and intriguing storylines. Portland had a fire sale, Ben Simmons was finally freed from Philadelphia (as was James Harden from Brooklyn), The Kings made a bold win-now move, and struggling teams like the Lakers and Knicks stood pat. Of all the movement that took place on Thursday and...

I've grown up in my entire NBA fanhood with people telling me the New York Knicks are one of the most attractive free-agent destinations on the market. That much like the Lakers, the Knicks are only ever one free agency period away from signing the right pieces and morphing into a championship contender. Then it hit me recently, why exactly...

Last season under Tom Thibodeau's first year, the New York Knicks found themselves at the 4th seed. Behind a stingy defense and the unlikely emergence of Julius Randle, the Knicks had the Garden rocking in the playoffs. The Knicks embraced their roots as a tough-minded, underdog team that plays hard every night.

The overlooked aspect of team building is making moves that won't make headlines and will make fans of the team scratch their heads in the moment. It's easy to point to the acquisitions of stars, but it's the moves you make that go under the radar and pop up deep in the playoffs like Woah, look how smart this team...