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NBA trade deadline: Ranking the best teams for OG Anunoby

The hottest name on the 2023 NBA trade market is seemingly Raptors swingman OG Anunoby. A prototypical 3-and-D wing, Anunoby could fetch multiple first-round draft picks and an intriguing prospect or two if Toronto decides to move on from him. A skilled defender and career 37.1% three-point shooter, players of Anunoby’s caliber rarely become available …

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How NBA refs are moving forward after missed calls on LeBron James

Like most, Monty McCutchen, the NBA’s senior vice president of referee development and training, was distressed by the missed call late in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Lakers-Celtics matchup. In the final seconds, LeBron James was slapped on the arm by Jayson Tatum while attempting a game-winning layup. The game went into overtime, with Boston …

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NBA All-Stars: Picking reserves in the East and West

Good afternoon, y’all—hope all is going well with you, as always. With All-Star reserves being announced Thursday night, I thought it made sense to run down who I’d plug into each conference’s final seven spots if I ruled the world (and didn’t have to abide by the NBA’s guidelines). Western Conference reserves The must-haves: Shai …

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NBA All-Star Game Starters: Domantas Sabonis, Joel Embiid snubbed

The NBA revealed the starters for the 2023 All-Star game on Thursday. In the West, LeBron James—also a team captain for the draft—headlines a group also featuring two-time MVP Nikola Jokic, Zion Williamson, Stephen Curry and Luka Dončić. In the East, Giannis Antetokounmpo will be a captain, and he’s joined by Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum, …

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