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Draymond Green is the Defensive Player of the year and it's not close.

The Golden State Warriors are one of the best defensive teams and despite losing Kevin Durant to the MCL sprain heard around the world, they remain one of the best defensive teams in the league thanks to their defensive player of the year candidate, Draymond Green. 921 more words


This year's Rookie of the Year Dilemna

This year’s Rookie of Year award race has been blown wide open when the Philadelphia 76ers announced that Joel Embiid would miss the rest of the season.The 2016 NBA Draft was filled with so much talent and promise but the play of most of the rookies have been underwhelming. 977 more words

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The Jump Ball Episode 9 with Michael Pina from Bleacher Report

Michael Pina (@MichaelVPina) covers the Boston Celtics for Bleacher Report and covers the NBA for ViceSports, SportsonEarth, and RealGM. We talked about the current state of the Celtics, picked our All-Star teams for the East and West, also talked Coach of the Year candidates. 8 more words

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The Jump Ball Podcast Episode 8 with ESPN's Baxter Holmes

ESPN Los Angeles and ESPN Magazine writer Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) joins me to talk about the Los Angeles Lakers, how exciting the league is right now and the MVP race. 24 more words


A Look Back on the First Third of the NBA Season

With nearly a third of the NBA season gone, its time to hand out a few awards and take a look at the some of the emerging themes.  1,043 more words
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The Jump Ball Podcast Episode 1 with Eric Pincus

Episode 1 with Eric Pincus (@EricPincus)

Our first podcast with guest Eric Pincus from Basketball Insiders, Covers the LA Lakers for Bleacher Report, and his Hollywood Hoops Podcast are available on itunes and soundcloud. 20 more words


2016/2017 NBA Season Outcome Predictions

Now that my standings predictions have concluded, it’s time to look even further into the future and predict who I think will win the league’s major awards; along with who I envision will win this year’s championship. 2,209 more words