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The Unexpected Rise of Alize Johnson

Reading Time: 2 minutesSo far this season, the Nets have been hitting on all cylinders. However, there was a large hole to fill when dependable veteran big man LaMarcus Aldridge retired unexpectedly due to a heart condition. Once again, the Nets seemed to have the problem of a lack of big men on the bench, especially with Nic Claxton hurt and DeAndre Jordan faltering out of the rotation. How do the Nets solve this problem? Two words, Alize Johnson. Not many fans are familiar with Alize, the 6’7 power forward out of Missouri State. Over this season though, and...

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Don’t Put Too Much Confidence in the Brooklyn Nets

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Brooklyn Nets have quite obviously emerged as the championship team out of the East because of their star power. After all, having players like Irving, Harden, Durant, and Griffin all on the same team should virtually guarantee a championship run, right? Well, not quite. There is a multitude of hurdles they need to overcome to even make the finals, let alone defeat a team like the Lakers in a 7-game series. On paper, the Nets are a force to be reckoned with, but injuries, defense, and coaching are all kinks in the way of their...

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Blake Griffin: An Overhated and Underrated Pickup for the Nets

Reading Time: 4 minutesJust over two seasons ago, Blake Griffin had completely reinvented his game and was the face of basketball in Detroit. Coming off of a scary injury and some more injury-plagued seasons in Los Angeles, he quietly became an afterthought around the league. The Blake Griffin who was known for his flashy dunks was gone, now becoming a more all-around player, which bored fans as it was becoming evident that “Lob City” was a thing of the past. It was clear that Blake needed a change of scenery to further his basketball career in a positive direction,...

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NBA MVP Race: A Deep Look

Reading Time: 2 minutesThere are 4 front runners in the very tight race for the Most Valuable Player award this season. LeBron James, Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic, and Kevin Durant are the athletes at the top of this battle for the accolade. At the moment, Joel Embiid is who everyone is talking about to receive this honor when this season draws to a conclusion. He is putting up stellar numbers while leading his team in a very dominant fashion to a top seed in the Eastern Conference. The one question mark with Embiid is his durability, as he has...

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The Inconsistency and Struggles of the Nets Superteam

Reading Time: 3 minutesEveryone expected the Brooklyn Nets to flourish immediately after the James Harden trade. How could a team with three of the top fifteen players in the league struggle? In truth, it’s a lot harder to win games than it seems for the Nets. There are three main culprits for this struggle: lack of defense, lack of chemistry, and mediocre coaching. The idea of a superteam is one that has been in the NBA since the late 2000’s with the Boston Celtics’ Big 3 of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen, and later the Miami Heat’s...

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