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After leading the Toronto Raptors to their first championship in franchise history, Kawhi Leonard has re-emerged on top of the basketball world. Leonard was nearly a forgotten man after a quadriceps injury in the 2017 Western Conference Finals kept him out for all but nine games of the entire 2017-18 NBA season. But he emerged, on a new team in a new conference, and now with a new nickname: King of the North.

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With the Sixers reaching an agreement to bring Al Horford into the fold, I reached out to one of our frenemies over at Celtics Blog to get a closer look at what Horford brings to the table. CB contributor Max Carlin was kind enough to join me for a Q&A. Max is a smart basketball mind and an insightful follow on Twitter. I strongly encourage giving him a follow @maxacarlin to stay on top of his work.

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Seven years ago, the Nets left New Jersey for Brooklyn, hoping to mint money and a new identity in New York City. From the very start, the Nets set themselves up as a foil to the Knicks, the city’s begrudgingly beloved first franchise. With brash Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov bankrolling the team and Jay-Z as the superstar celebrity ambassador (and minority partner), the Nets sought to make a splash quickly.

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Kawhi Leonard reportedly had a “positive” phone call with Magic Johnson on Sunday to talk about the Los Angeles Lakers as a potential free agency destination, and it sounds like the top free agent on the market was able to gather some promising information covering what he wants to know about the team.

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