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This is an in-depth look at DeMarcus Cousins’ offensive skill set, and how he can use those skills to excel in the Warriors’ vaunted offensive system.

With those four simple words, DeMarcus Cousins declared that he was going to be a Warrior. Dub Nation rejoiced and laughed at the absurdity of it all — the best center in the NBA was about to join them for a measly $5.3 million.

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Most people have assumed (probably correctly) that the Lakers are planning to have LeBron James be a key option as a small ball five, but it seems like the team might also look at Kyle Kuzma in those lineups during the preseason.

The Los Angeles Lakers obviously nailed the offseason by signing LeBron James. The team could’ve signed the rest of this website’s staff in the rest of free agency and still would have merited a B+ at worst for their summer. And Anthony plays like this.

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Season host National University had no other than three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry to lead the traditional athletes’ oath of sportsmanship during the glittering opening ceremonies on Saturday, September 8 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

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The two-time NBA MVP orchestrated a decade-defining Phoenix Suns offense. But we can still learn to appreciate him.

Nothing about Steve Nash’s basketball career made any real sense. How an unrecruited, average-sized Canadian who picked up the game late became a two-time NBA MVP who defined a generational shift in playing style and inspired future superstars is something I’ll never quite understand. But it’s all true, and it’s worth reflecting on the incredible nature of the journey Nash took to immortality as he enters the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday.

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“I want to do all those things again. I want to be a hall of famer… We have to be better than last year. I have to be a better player,” he told the members of the press during his Manila pit stop of Under Armour Road Show

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There were two trains that took me to the Garden from my apartment in North Cambridge. The first one got me to North Station about 3 and a half hours before tipoff. The second one got me there 90 minutes later with plenty of time to handle pregame reporting duties. More often than not I would opt for the earlier train because that meant I could watch Ray Allen shoot.

Night after night I’d take a seat a few rows back from the court and watch Allen go through his routine. Invariably there would be almost no one else there, just me and a ballboy or two, watching one of the greatest shooters who ever lived practice his craft.

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Lakers’ Luol Deng buyout is even more brilliant than you think.

Be afraid of the Los Angeles Lakers. Not only do they have Magic Johnson and LeBron James. But this front office is legit. Witness the Luol Deng buyout.

As foreshadowed by the prescient Mark Deeks earlier this week, the Lakers indeed reached a buyout agreement with the veteran Deng that went into effect on September 1. They used the stretch provision to do it, shrinking the salary cap burden of the contract on an annual basis by extending the pain over a longer time period.

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Henry Walker unloaded a game-high 35 points, 17 rebounds and five assists as Blackwater came from behind to squeak past San Miguel Beer, 103-100, for its straight win in the 2018 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Trailing by eight entering the fourth, the Elite picked itself up and came through in winning time to outduel the Beermen when it mattered. 

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The Rockets completed a trade on Friday, sending Ryan Anderson to the Suns for Brandon Knight and Marquese Chriss. Houston saves a little luxury tax bread this season and potentially a lot next year if they soon decline Chriss’ fourth-year option (which they probably should). The move also shuffles the guard rotation, putting Knight likely ahead of Michael Carter-Williams, and adds another potential forward body in Chriss for Mike D’Antoni to try.

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