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Boston Celtics: 2018 Season Preview

Caleb Mynatt | October 12th, 2018

After an extremely successful season, despite injuries to key players, the Celtics are looking to take their success to the next level and challenge the Warriors in the NBA Finals in 2019. Can the young, but experienced Celtics win the chip?

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Toronto Raptors: 2018 Season Preview

Caleb Mynatt | October 2nd, 2018

The Toronto Raptors sent shock waves through the NBA when they traded for Kawhi Leonard and abandoned DeMar DeRozan, franchise player and fan favorite, taking a chance on improving this season. The goal is to get over the top and to the Finals, but can they do it?

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Philadelphia 76ers: 2018 Season Preview

Caleb Mynatt | September 29th, 2018

The 76ers are coming off of high hopes last season after years of mediocrity. After years of tanking, even to the point that the NBA debated changing their draft rules, the Process that Sam Hinkie started was finally completed. Can the Sixers carry over that momentum?

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New York Knicks: 2018 Season Preview

Caleb Mynatt | September 27th, 2018

After a less-than-ideal 2017-2018 campaign, the New York Knicks are set to take the court again with the hopes of being competitive. Madison Square Garden has longed for success again but, in a tough Atlantic Division, will they be able to achieve it?

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Talent vs Teamwork: Making Sense of the Turbulent Journey of the Minnesota Timberwolves

Caleb Mynatt | August 17th, 2018

Only four years ago, the Minnesota Timberwolves looked as though they would become a newfound story of success as opposed to the regular story of sorrow. After failing to make the playoffs with Kevin Love at the helm, the Wolves traded for draft darling Andrew Wiggins to begin ushering in a new era of Minnesota basketball. Garnering comparisons to Tracy McGrady, the Minnesota faithful were excited for their young star to lead their once-successful franchise for years to come.

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Assessing the Odds: A Gambler’s Look at the 2019 NBA Season

Caleb Mynatt | August 3rd, 2018

The 2018 offseason has been one filled with a promising draft class, a loaded free agency class and even a star-for-star trade. But like all good things, the offseason must eventually end.  With Summer League finished and (most of) the free agents signed, the rosters now are the ones that NBA teams will likely be rolling with for at least the beginning of the season. That means preseason gambling is in full swing and with sports gambling officially legal nationwide, there are bound to be more bets placed than ever before. There is still a ways to go before the NBA season tips off, but it’s not too early to look at predicting (and profiting on) how it will end.

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Without Melo, the New-Look Thunder Are Poised to Shine

Caleb Mynatt | July 31st, 2018

After Paul George and Carmelo Anthony joined the Thunder via trade last offseason, Oklahoma City fans were ecstatic. Feeling that George would contribute a lot of the scoring they lost when Kevin Durant left, as well as gambling on Carmelo Anthony‘s upside, OKC felt that they could compete for the championship in the 2017-2018 season. The loud and loyal fanbase was prepared to capture the feeling of success they once knew, a feeling they lost when Durant left. But like many teams in the NBA before them, things didn’t exactly work out as they planned.

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