Month: March 2021

In this week’s NBA Power Rankings, Poku is having a season, Russell Westbrook is kind and the Hornets are just fine without LaMelo Ball. Our new look NBA Power Rankings are back, a non-traditional structure for a non-traditional era of professional basketball. The world is no longer just about wins and losses and teams are
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The elements of art provide a common language for exploring the aesthetics of visual art. The aesthetics of basketball deserve a similar set of tools. Put a Jasper Johns painting next to a Roy Lichtenstein and try to find the connections. You can start with bright colors, but things diverge quickly after that. The subject
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The sports world makes for a beautiful palette but individual images can get lost in the constant shuffle. Here are the best Getty Images sports photos from this week. Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images Iowa Hawkeyes stand for the national anthem in the first-round game of the 2021 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament against the Central Michigan Chippewas at
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Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Lakers have plenty of options on the buyout market, but which one is the best fit? The Los Angeles Lakers are in a place most defending NBA champions rarely find themselves: With not one, but two open roster spots, facing a buyout market that’s teeming with useful
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Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images The Memphis Grizzlies bought out Gorgui Dieng, and these three NBA teams should capitalize on it. After a league-record 16 trades went down at the 2021 NBA Trade Deadline, the activity isn’t over just yet; the buyout market is only beginning to unfold, and several contenders who didn’t have the
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Trading for Nikola Vucevic will help the Bulls make the playoffs this season, but they paid far too much for a veteran center who can’t protect the rim.  The Bulls approached this year’s NBA Trade Deadline with a clear mandate to strengthen this year’s roster to make a playoff push. Unfortunately for fans in Chicago,
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