The Denver Nuggets are back in the Western Conference Finals, and they will be duking it out against the Los Angeles Lakers, the same foe they faced the last time they reached this stage of the playoffs. Denver completed a stunning turnaround that saw them climb back from a glaring 1-3 hole in the semifinals, and pull off an upset over Kawhi Leonard and the heavily-favorited Clippers squad.… Read more
If the Miami Heat fails to escape the Celtics, they lose every bit of momentum they worked hard to earn during the first two games. Unless this series extends to a Game 7, there's no doubt that the next match-up will be the most pivotal one during this year's Eastern Conference Finals face-off.
With the Milwaukee Bucks' championship aspirations already down the drain, they now face a crucial offseason that could eventually figure out what's Giannis Antetokounmpo's future with the team would look like. Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported that the reigning MVP recently sat down with the Bucks ownership to discuss how things should move forward in Milwaukee.
After an exhausting seven-game series defeat at the hands of the Denver Nuggets, the Utah Jazz will now gear up for an important offseason that could make or break their championship hopes for the years to come.
After pushing James Harden and the Houston Rockets to seven games, the Oklahoma City Thunder finally saw their surprisingly great season come to an end. They had no business entering the playoffs, let alone pushing a championship-aspiring Rockets squad to the brink of elimination.
But there's no point to dwell on that disappointment as the Mavericks front office faces a pivotal offseason that could catapult them to elite contention in the Western Conference. It's obvious that they need to build around Doncic and Porzingis, and they could do that by boosting their performance on the defensive end of the floor.
Coming off another abysmal showing in the playoffs, the Orlando Magic will be facing a potential total reboot this offseason. Even though the Magic showed quite an improvement considering that they made it to the playoffs for two straight years, it always seemed like the team just doesn't have the arsenal to keep up with the elite contenders in the Eastern Conference.
Team general manager Elton Brand already emphasized that he is not open to letting go of All-Stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, which should mean that the members of the Sixers' supporting cast are up for grabs.
The championship-aspiring Philadelphia 76ers saw their 2019-20 campaign come to an abrupt, embarrassing end with a first-round playoff exit at the hands of rivals Boston Celtics. This wasn't the plan when they acquired Josh Richardson and Al Horford last offseason, on top of extending Tobias Harris' contract.
The Indiana Pacers' 2019-20 campaign comes to an end after being swept by the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs. It was a devastating result that could have been much different if their All-Star big man Domantas Sabonis didn't suffer a foot injury that forced him to sit out the bubble games.
The Philadelphia 76ers trusted the process, but it didn't end the way they wanted it to. Playing without their injured all-around point forward in Ben Simmons, the Sixers never stood a chance against the Boston Celtics and got swept.
he bright spot that automatically comes with a losing record is that you will have the opportunity to select a topnotch prospect in the draft. The Golden State Warriors, who finished their 2019-20 campaign with a lowly 15-50 win-loss slate, got just that as they were given the 2nd overall pick during the recently-concluded 2020 NBA Draft Lottery.
The question of whether Caris LeVert can be the Brooklyn Nets' third star alongside Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving may be left unanswered. With Kyrie and KD sidelined by injuries, we never got close to knowing how LeVert's skill set can complement those two superstars' games.
With the recent front office changes that the Sacramento Kings are going through, there's a feeling that head coach Luke Walton might also be on his way out.
Who should the Pelicans hire to replace Alvin Gentry?