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Lakers

Lonzo Ball vs. Rajon Rondo: Who should start for the Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers go into the 2018-19 season with the NBA’s most interesting roster for those who like to play mix-and-match with lineups. LeBron James, of course, drives a lot of that intrigue. He has spent most of his 15-year career as a point guard who is listed at small forward, who sometimes plays …

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Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have the NBA’s deepest backcourt

Although the NBA is a top-heavy league dominated by teams with top-heavy lineups, the importance of depth on a roster should not be minimized. The Brooklyn Nets are nowhere near the short list of legitimate championship contenders (Warriors, Rockets, Celtics, etc.), nor are they a star-studded group (Warriors, Thunder, Sixers, etc.). What the Nets do …

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Kawhi Leonard Lakers

5 players who can bring ‘Showtime’ back to the Los Angeles Lakers

One would need unhealthy doses of both Magic Johnson’s beaming confidence and LaVar Ball’s unflappable optimism to claim with a straight face that the Los Angeles Lakers got everything they wanted this offseason. Of course, LeBron James was the biggest piece of the Lakers’ plan for the immediate future, and the franchise was quick to …

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