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Paisano Picks: the top ten in the 2020 NBA Draft

Georgia's Anthony Edwards (pictured above) will likely be one of the first players chosen in this years draft. He is considered to be one of the most pro-ready college athletes available, which bodes well for his chances at making an immediate impact for his new team.
Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor November 13, 2020

After a nearly year-long NBA season, the 2020 draft is finally here. The draft will take place next Wednesday. As with everything else this year, the draft will be different — much different. Draft...

Lakers emerge from the bubble three months later as champions

Lakers emerge from the bubble three months later as champions
Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer October 13, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers are your 2020 NBA champions.  After defeating the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6, they took the series 4-2. This is the 17th championship for the Lakers, tying them with their long...

NBA Finals 2020: South Beach depth or Los Angeles stardom?

NBA Finals 2020: South Beach depth or Los Angeles stardom?
Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor September 29, 2020

This NBA season has come with its fair share of upsets. We’ve seen the first chapter of young and up-and-coming dynasties such as the Denver Nuggets solidify their spot as contenders for the future following...

An NBA Preview: Texas Edition

An NBA Preview: Texas Edition
Max Aguirre, Ryder Martin, and Dalton Hartmann July 29, 2020

After many months of speculation and anticipation, the NBA has finally made its long awaited return. The Orlando bubble seems to be working: 22 teams have arrived and will continue the season from where...

Why we need to pump the brakes on resuming sports in isolated locations

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Ryder Martin, Staff Writer April 21, 2020

The absence of sports during the COVID-19 crisis has been eerie to say the least. With only the NFL being in their offseason at the time that all the major sporting leagues were suspended indefinitely,...

Wild NBA offseason shakes up the whole league

LeBron taking shots in a game.
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Zach Truesdale August 21, 2018

Big name players were on the move this offseason Another summer passed, another rollercoaster of an offseason for the basketball world and its fans. From trades, free agents signings and drafts, every...

NBA trade deadline results in shocking moves

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Roman Felan February 14, 2018

On Feb. 8, the NBA trade deadline was upon us and the excitement for this day was huge for basketball fans. Many role players from teams around the league were no doubt on the edge of their seat, wondering...

Shocking moves and trades continue throughout 2017 NBA offseason

Shocking moves and trades continue throughout 2017 NBA offseason
Ricky Galindo August 30, 2017

This past NBA season, we witnessed the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers clash in the NBA Finals for the third year in a row. The Warriors came out on top by winning the series four games...

NBA playoffs just around the corner

Bryan Gallardo April 4, 2017

With only eight games left in the regular season, the NBA playoffs are right around the corner. It’s that special time of the year when 16 playoff teams set out to earn the champion- ship title....

NBA MVP race heats up as season nears the halfway point

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Wylie Kuykendall January 25, 2017

Since the 1985-86 NBA season there have been 24 40-point triple-doubles. A quarter of those have come this season with three apiece by James Harden and Russell Westbrook, who not so surprisingly are leading...

Spurs to retire Duncan’s jersey to honor his great career

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Frankie Leal November 30, 2016

For 19 years, he was the beloved cornerstone of the San Antonio Spurs franchise.  He was the epitome of class and consistency, winning a championship in three different decades and leading the silver...

Spurs’ disappointing postseason raises questions about future

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Derek Machen June 4, 2016

Following a 116-99 game 6 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena, the San Antonio Spurs were exploited more in this series than they have been all season long. For years, the Spurs...

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