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James Harden’s offseason activities will hype up Sixers fans amid Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant chase

The Philadelphia 76ers are gearing up for a mind-blowing offseason move. The team has emerged as a potential candidate to trade for one of Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving after their requests. It’s an intriguing situation for a team that is fresh off a heartbreaking loss in the playoffs. Amid all the trade noise, one […] The post James Harden’s offseason activities will hype up Sixers fans amid Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant chase appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 unrealistic trades Kings must try to make in 2022 NBA offseason

The Sacramento Kings went through any other tumultuous season by failing to track even a play-in spot. The Kings have failed to reach the NBA Playoffs since the 2006 season, but their fans must remain optimistic and hopeful about the future of the squad. Even if it was shocking for the franchise to trade sophomore […] The post 3 unrealistic trades Kings must try to make in 2022 NBA offseason appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 unrealistic trades Rockets must try to make in 2022 NBA offseason

The Houston Rockets finished the 2021-22 campaign on a sour note with the worst record in the association, 20-62. It was a full rebuilding season for Houston after just making the 2nd round of the NBA Playoffs two seasons ago. Drafting Jalen Green and Jabari Smith Jr. with the no. 2 and no. 3 overall […] The post 3 unrealistic trades Rockets must try to make in 2022 NBA offseason appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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The perfect trade Bulls must offer Nets for Kevin Durant

Hoping to build off of their success this past season and make a deep run in the 2023 NBA Playoffs, the Chicago Bulls will be doing everything in their power to stay on the winning track. After retaining Zach LaVine and signing him to a max deal, the Bulls could aim to make another big […] The post The perfect trade Bulls must offer Nets for Kevin Durant appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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2 unrealistic trades Nuggets must try to make in 2022 NBA offseason

The Denver Nuggets made the most out of their summer, by resigning Nikola Jokic. The reigning two-time MVP is committed to Denver for the next six years and while the price is steep, it seems worth it. However, that does not address the issue of their shortcoming in the playoffs. The Nuggets made the playoffs […] The post 2 unrealistic trades Nuggets must try to make in 2022 NBA offseason appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Analysis: NBA teams going all-in, and that's what it takes

The 2023 NBA playoffs are more than nine months away, and one thing is already clear.

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Lakers Rumors: L.A. Engaged With Nets On Russell Westbrook & Kyrie Irving Trade

After a disappointing 2021-22 season in which they missed the playoffs, the biggest question mark for the Los Angeles Lakers...

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2 unrealistic trades Timberwolves must try to make in 2022 NBA offseason

The Minnesota Timberwolves finally made the playoffs after a three-year wait. If we look at the totality of the picture, this was the second Timberwolves’ appearance in the postseason since 2004. As they look to work on that success, the Wolves already made a move, trading for Rudy Gobert. It emptied out their pick assets, […] The post 2 unrealistic trades Timberwolves must try to make in 2022 NBA offseason appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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2 unrealistic trades Suns must try to make in 2022 NBA offseason

The Phoenix Suns enjoyed a fantastic 2021-2022 regular season that saw them finish with the NBA’s best overall record. But they suffered a number of injuries in the playoffs and ultimately lost in the West Semifinals. After losing in the NBA Finals the season before, this is a team desperate for a championship. Their desire […] The post 2 unrealistic trades Suns must try to make in 2022 NBA offseason appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Warriors star Klay Thompson’s bold declaration for 2022-23 should scare the whole NBA

Klay Thompson struggled for the most part in his return to the Golden State Warriors in 2021-22, but he wanted to remind everyone that he’s coming off an injury and didn’t have a full offseason to get his body ready. While Thompson’s performance in the 2022 playoffs has been criticized by some, especially since he […] The post Warriors star Klay Thompson’s bold declaration for 2022-23 should scare the whole NBA appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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2 unrealistic trades Pelicans must try to make in 2022 NBA offseason

The New Orleans Pelicans made a real splash at the 2022 NBA Trade Deadline, acquiring CJ McCollum from the Portland Trail Blazers. That trade was enough for the Pelicans to make the playoffs, despite missing Zion Williamson for the entire season. Despite falling to the Phoenix Suns in the first round, the Pelicans’ season can […] The post 2 unrealistic trades Pelicans must try to make in 2022 NBA offseason appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Patrick Beverley reacts to being in Rudy Gobert trade after helping Timberwolves get back to playoffs

The Minnesota Timberwolves made a splash trade on Friday as they acquired Rudy Gobert in a monster deal. It’s a franchise-altering move, as the frontcourt is shaping up to be the best in the league. Fan-favorite Patrick Beverley was involved in the trade as well and is now heading to play for the Utah Jazz. […] The post Patrick Beverley reacts to being in Rudy Gobert trade after helping Timberwolves get back to playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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The Sacramento Kings are winning the NBA offseason so far

The Sacramento Kings are winning the offseason so far. Okay, that may sound a bit crazy to think about, but for what their goal is, they have made the best possible decisions for the franchise. They should most certainly be in the run for the playoffs next season. Sacramento’s goal heading into this summer was […] The Sacramento Kings are winning the NBA offseason so far - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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How Celtics’ Grant Williams Felt About Kevin Durant’s Trade Request

Boston Celtics forward Grant Williams certainly wouldn’t mind seeing Kevin Durant traded out of the NBA’s Atlantic Division. The superstar reportedly requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, and not having to face Durant four times during the regular season and potentially at any point during the Eastern Conference playoffs is an intriguing […] The post How Celtics’ Grant Williams Felt About Kevin Durant’s Trade Request appeared first on NESN.com.

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Grading Kyle Anderson’s 2-year, $18 million deal with Timberwolves in 2022 NBA free agency

The Timberwolves are coming off a successful season in which they made it to the playoffs for the first time in four seasons. Minnesota was knocked out by the Memphis Grizzlies after their 46-36 regular season. The growth of Anthony Edwards and the intensity of Patrick Beverly have brought a newfound life to the franchise. […] The post Grading Kyle Anderson’s 2-year, $18 million deal with Timberwolves in 2022 NBA free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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The Hawks have pushed their chips in, but what hand are they holding?

Photo by Casey Sykes/ After taking a significant step back in 2021-22 from the dizzying highs of a 2011 postseason run, the Atlanta Hawks have been dead set on shuffling the deck this offseason. As soon as exit interviews at the conclusion of the season, you could feel a sense of uncomfortable stagnation with what had recently transpired. From the players to the coaches to the administrative level inside the organization, virtually everyone indicated a need to break through a metaphorical glass ceiling. In the first round of the most recent playoffs, the Miami Heat...

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3 players Nets must avoid in 2022 NBA free agency

The Brooklyn Nets have to invest in two things: their superstars and their future. That means letting go of aging assets and avoiding depreciating free agents. Keep in mind that the Nets made the 2022 NBA Playoffs, but they got swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round. That was not supposed to happen. […] The post 3 players Nets must avoid in 2022 NBA free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Grizzlies’ Jaren Jackson Jr.’s timetable to return after foot surgery revealed

The Memphis Grizzlies took a massive step forward this past season. They finished second in the Western Conference before bowing out to eventual NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors, in the second round of the NBA playoffs. Nevertheless, it was a highly successful season leaving promise for next year. Well, that optimism just took a […] The post Grizzlies’ Jaren Jackson Jr.’s timetable to return after foot surgery revealed appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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RUMOR: Javale McGee linked to Nets, 2 other contenders in NBA Free Agency

Phoenix Suns big man Javale McGee played a key part in the team’s tremendous season in 2021-22, despite their struggles in the playoffs. But, he was playing on a one-year, $5 million deal and it appears the veteran is looking for more stability in his future in NBA Free Agency. Per John Gambadoro of Arizona […] The post RUMOR: Javale McGee linked to Nets, 2 other contenders in NBA Free Agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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James Harden reportedly willing to reduce salary for 76ers return | THE HERD

NBA free agency is here! James Harden opted out of his $47.3 million option to become a free agent. However, he is reportedly open to take a team-friendly deal to return to the Philadelphia 76ers and add more pieces to help Joel Embiid. Harden is coming off a underwhelming playoffs performance and while he is eligible for a max-contract, he is open for a smaller salary. Joy Taylor breaks down what this shows about Harden at the later point of his career.

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The impact of Dejounte Murray becoming a member of the Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks have been talking about trading for a second star pretty much since they were eliminated from the playoffs in the first round this season. The Miami Heat mercilessly exposed the Hawks’ weaknesses in that series as their defense was the perfect storm in terms of stopping Trae Young and therefore the Hawks’ […] The impact of Dejounte Murray becoming a member of the Atlanta Hawks - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog

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Anthony Edwards’ Timberwolves’ supporting cast gets boost with $16 million decision on Taurean Prince

The Minnesota Timberwolves made the playoffs for just the second time in the last 15 years in the 2021-22 season, with their campaign ultimately coming to an end in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs. It was an important step forward for the young core of Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards, who have […] The post Anthony Edwards’ Timberwolves’ supporting cast gets boost with $16 million decision on Taurean Prince appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Marcus Smart gets painfully honest on Celtics’ ‘brutal’ NBA Finals run

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has already accepted their defeat in the NBA Finals, though he certainly wants the team to never forget the mistakes they made and learn from it instead. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday during his Young Game Changers basketball clinic, Smart opened up about his regrets about their NBA playoffs run […] The post Marcus Smart gets painfully honest on Celtics’ ‘brutal’ NBA Finals run appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 Former Chris Paul Teammates for Phoenix Suns to Sign 2022 Offseason

When you fall flat on your face, it’s easier to pop back up and dust yourself off with some old friends by your side to help you out. Just a few weeks ago, the Phoenix Suns took quite the tumble, exiting the 2022 NBA playoffs far earlier than anyone expected. With the Suns gone from the […] 3 Former Chris Paul Teammates for Phoenix Suns to Sign 2022 Offseason - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Warriors vet Draymond Green takes savage shot at Ja Morant, Grizzlies over Christmas challenge

Draymond Green still couldn’t get over Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies’ trash talking antics despite losing to the Golden State Warriors in the playoffs, so much so that he took a rather savage shot at the team over their Christmas challenge. During the crossover of his podcast with JJ Redick’s, Green discussed how “oblivious” […] The post Warriors vet Draymond Green takes savage shot at Ja Morant, Grizzlies over Christmas challenge appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Draymond Green reveals Stephen Curry reason Warriors will ‘win three of next four championships’

Stephen Curry will turn 35 years old by next season’s playoffs, while Draymond Green and Klay Thompson will be 33. The Golden State Warriors couldn’t have won a fourth title in eight seasons without a revamped supporting cast, but none of their elite young prospects carved out a consistent spot in Steve Kerr’s playoff rotation. […] The post Draymond Green reveals Stephen Curry reason Warriors will ‘win three of next four championships’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Luka Doncic, Mavs hit with more clear evidence Jalen Brunson is leaving for Knicks

If the latest rumors are to be believed, it looks like the New York Knicks have surpassed the Dallas Mavericks in the chase to sign Jalen Brunson in free agency. After their playoffs exit, the Mavs expressed confidence they can re-sign Brunson to a new deal as the guard becomes an unrestricted free agent. Dallas […] The post Luka Doncic, Mavs hit with more clear evidence Jalen Brunson is leaving for Knicks appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Are the Pelicans too inexperienced to make the playoffs? | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Dave McMenamin and Scottie Pippen react to Jrue Holiday's comments about the feelings around the New Orleans Pelicans this season with Zion Williamson, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram among the additions brought in by David Griffin, and Anthony

Scottie Pippen: James Harden needs to rest more during the regular reason | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Dave McMenamin and Scottie Pippen debate the idea of the Houston Rockets using load management on James Harden during the 2019-20 NBA season in the hopes of having him perform better in the playoffs. #TheJump #NBA #Sports ✔

Sky’s the limit for the 76ers if Joel Embiid can keep his weight down – Scottie Pippen | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Dave McMenamin and Scottie Pippen react to Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid saying he's lost about 25 pounds this summer, and discuss what the Sixers need from Embiid in order to go far in the 2020 NBA playoffs -- with Pippen saying