DraftKings Advice: I Like LeBron James; Win $30,000 Free

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It’s a tough choice for our headline player tonight. Stephen Curry $10700 and the Warriors have won 39 straight at home since losing exactly one year ago. James Harden $10000 has three triple-doubles in four games. Russell Westbrook $10600 and Kevin Durant $9800 were fantastic last night. [Read more…]

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Sprung: Mozgov’s Meager Minutes May Be Costing Him Millions

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Where has Timofey Mozgov’s playing time gone?  Just over a year after being traded from Denver to Cleveland for two first-round picks, the 7-1 Russian has played at least 20 minutes in just 14 of his 37 games this season. Averaging just 17.8 minutes, Mozgov has reached double figures in points just seven times and has yet to record a double-double. He is playing strong defense when given the opportunity, but it just doesn’t seem like there’s enough court time for him. It’s all the more

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Towns, Porzingis, Okafor lead most impactful rookie class in 5 years

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If you’ve noticed that this year’s rookie class is being talked about and praised around the league and in the media, there’s good reason for that.  This year’s top five picks— Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns, the Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell, Philadelphia’s Jahlil Okafor, New York’s Kristaps Porzingis and Orlando’s Mario Hezonja— are making a larger early impact than any top-five group in at least a half decade. A detailed statistical analysis of top five picks over the last five years shows that over the first two

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Tweet of the Night: DeMarcus Cousins surprised by Tristan Thompson’s contract

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Tristan Thompson and the Cleveland Cavaliers had been at a standstill due to a disagreement on what they felt was the appropriate amount for a new contract all summer long, but the distraction came to an end on Wednesday when it was announced that the two sides have come to an agreement: a five-year, $82 million deal. Thompson played a critical role last season during the Cavaliers’ championship run after Kevin Love went down with an injury in the first round of

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Five Things To Watch: Cleveland Cavaliers

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In his essay in Sports Illustrated last summer, LeBron James famously wrote, “I’m not promising a championship. I know how hard that is to deliver. We’re not ready right now. No way.” His prediction turned out to be correct – the Cleveland Cavaliers did not win the championship.  Objectively, 2014-15 was still the best season in the history of the franchise.  They made it to the NBA Finals for just the second time, won a Finals game for the first time,

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