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The Jazz have shocked everyone by starting out hot this season, but even though there are signs that it will last, some are saying Utah will eventually fall off

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Every year there’s a surprise success story in the NBA that slipped through the cracks, to varying degrees of success.

This year, that success story is the Utah Jazz, as they’ve streaked out to an NBA best 26–7, which no expected.

The Utah Jazz have been the most efficient three-point shooting team so far this season, canning almost 17 of those a game on nearly 40 attempts. They’ve also assisted on a ridiculous 100 percent of their baskets this seasons, which is the result of impeccable ball movement. …


The Bucks have struggled mightily this season compared to their expectations, and there’s more than enough blame to go around

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Have you ever heard the phrase “The buck stops here?”

It doesn’t have anything to do with basketball, yet it couldn’t describe the Milwaukee Bucks more perfectly this season.

Despite lofty expectations heading into the season with the marquee addition of Jrue Holiday, the Bucks have been one of the most disappointing teams in the NBA up to this point, stumbling to a 18–13 record. That’s not a terrible record by any means, but considering the position Milwaukee is in, it’s not ideal in the slightest. …


The Celtics have been a major disappointment so far this season, but there have been a few bright spots

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Despite growth from the two Jays, the team has taken a step back in general.

Every player on the Celtics has had their moments, but have also had their shortcomings. In some cases, their shortcases have far outweighed their brightest moments. Let’s look at every player’s positives and their negatives, and how impactful they’ve been so far this season.

Recent draft picks Tacko Fall and Tremont Edwards have shown plenty of potential, but not enough current skill to earn consistent minutes in the rotation. They have also been discussed in trade rumors but are both fan favorites and there would…


Zion Williamson is putting up historic numbers and building on what was already one of the best starts to a career in NBA history — yet it remains largely forgotten

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Is Zion underrated?

Probably not, but from the media coverage he’s gotten or lack thereof, it’s hard to say no.

After a brief but electric rookie season that saw him take the NBA world by storm, Zion was adored by both fans and his peers across the basketball world. He also became the media’s darling, as they showered him with attention. Zion came into the league with lofty expectations as the most hyped prospect since LeBron James, and similarly to LeBron, if Zion wasn’t a first-ballot Hall of Famer, his career would be a disappointment.

The first three quarters of…


Alex Caruso, the fourth-year guard out of Texas A&M who has gained national attention, is showing he deserves his spot on arguably the NBA’s best team

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Alex Caruso’s cult like following has only grown since the last time I wrote about him, and thus the legend around his NBA story has also swelled to new heights.

Another year has gone by in Los Angeles and much has changed as the Los Angeles Lakers look to defend their crown as reigning champions of the NBA, as new faces have populated the team and old faces have departed. Amid all the changes on paper the team has gone through, one thing has remained constant.

A now-bald man in his age-26 season, only his fourth in the NBA, has…


This year’s Celtics have not lived up to the hype, and Danny Ainge is partially to blame

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The Boston Celtics have been an Eastern Conference heavyweight for so many years now, reaching the Eastern Conference Finals 3 times in the last 4 years, but they’ve never been able to get over the hump. The Celtics also seem to always find a way to shoot themselves in the foot.

During the 2016–17 ECF, the Celtics lost Isaiah Thomas to a career-ending injury and were cast aside by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in 5 games. In the 2017–18 ECF, LeBron did what LeBron does and stomped the underdog Celtics, who were decimated by injuries to their two…


Dale Ellis did something historic one night in November in 1989 that still stands as an NBA record

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There are a lot of records that have been set in the NBA over its long 75-year history, but some of them fall unnoticed under the sheer amount of them piling up, and Dale Ellis’ record is not one that many people are familiar with.

On November 10th, 1989 the Seattle Supersonics and Milwaukee Bucks faced off in an ultimate showdown that had five overtimes, with the Bucks coming out on top with a 155–154 win, barely squeaking by the Supersonics.

One of the star players on the court during this taxing matchup was Dale Ellis, who was at the…


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“Kimbrel deals-Bregman, in the air left field. Benintendi dives-and HE MAKES THE CATCH! OH WHAT A PLAY! GAME-SAVER!”

It wasn’t too long ago that Benintendi was pegged as the future face of the Boston Red Sox.

He was a part of an exciting young core that should have been able to contend for years to come, and his improbable catch in Game 4 of the ALCS will likely be one of the defining moments of his career. The man full sprinted to make a diving save on a ball that would have knotted up the series at 2 a piece…


As players gain more and more control over their futures, one particular player in Houston is flexing the new might of players in today’s league.

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The predicament in Houston is like no other we’ve ever seen, as the battle between the front-office of the Houston Texans and superstar quarterback Deshaun Watson has only flared up in recent weeks, as Watson is determined to leave but Houston reassures they won’t trade their frustrated franchise cornerstone.

If this was the NFL of the early 2000’s or of any time period before, we wouldn’t be having this conversation.

However, in today’s NFL, the power has shifted into the hands of the players, which is great in some instances but can allow rifts to develop between a teams front-office…


The “Windy City Assassin” is headed back to New York, but what does that mean for his future?

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It’s possible that no one believes in Derrick Rose more than Tom Thibodeau.

Tom Thibodeau and Derrick Rose are reunited once again for the third time in their respective careers, and even though the New York Knicks aren’t serious contenders, NBA fans have to be happy that Rose no longer plays for the lowly Detroit Pistons, who are currently tied for the worst record in the NBA with the woeful Minnesota Timberwolves. There’s not a single NBA fan who doesn’t like Derrick Rose, and now almost every NBA fan under the sun will be rooting for the Knicks to make…

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