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Toronto, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Alex:

Buyers and sellers at the NBA's trade deadline.

With two weeks until the NBA trade deadline on Feb. 8, plenty of teams appear ready to make a move at the deadline to bolster their roster. So let's look at who we expect to be buyers and sellers, and which teams appear to be standing pat. → Read More

What the NBA All-Star rosters should look like.

On Thursday, the NBA will announce its 2018 All-Star game starters. Here are our choices for the East and West All-Star starters and reserves, where we're ignoring popularity and positions and simply looking at who is most deserving of being there and why. → Read More

Handing out midseason awards in the NBA.

We're about halfway through the regular season schedule for the 2017-18 NBA season, which means now is a perfect time to look at the contenders for individual awards and hand out our midseason selections, from MVP to Coach of the Year. → Read More

Bucks learning how to become contenders.

Expectations have been ramped up for a young Bucks team with playoff hopes. With Giannis Antetokounmpo taking another step forward and Eric Bledsoe bringing new speed and scoring ability to the team, Milwaukee looks ready for the challenge. → Read More

How all 30 NBA teams stack up entering Christmas.

Christmas is always a showcase day for the NBA, with five high-profile games on the schedule. The standings are starting to take shape, so here is a current look at where every NBA team stands as we head into the new year. → Read More

LeBron is having one of the best seasons of his career.

LeBron James turns 33 years old this month. On Sunday, he recorded his sixth triple-double of the season. Could this be one of the greatest seasons in NBA history? At his age and with his production, it's not out of the question. → Read More

Victor Oladipo blossoming in big role with Pacers.

At the time, many thought that the Pacers' return of Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis for Paul George was not enough. The results, however, show otherwise. Oladipo is likely an All-Star this year thanks to his two-way play, and Sabonis is rounding into form. → Read More

Howard proves he's still an effective two-way player.

Dwight Howard has bounced around the NBA in recent years, becoming a polarizing player wherever he's been. In Charlotte, the 31-year-old Howard is showing that he can still make an impact on both ends of the floor for the Hornets. → Read More

The Celtics could be the favorite in the East.

The Celtics have a league-best 18-4 record and look every bit like the top team in the East. A reinvigorated Kyrie Irving, an underrated Al Horford and a pair of youngsters in Jaylen Brown and rookie Jayson Tatum are taking the league by storm. → Read More

New-look Thunder still searching for right rotation.

The new Oklahoma City Big Three of Paul George, Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony has shown signs of dominance, but the Thunder are only 6-7 so far this season. The biggest questions so far? Late-game defense and depth. → Read More

Which basketball narratives should we believe?

We've seen plenty of early-season surprises at the start of the NBA season: The Cavs have stumbled to start the season, the Magic sit towards the top of the standings and Ben Simmons has taken the basketball world by storm. What should we believe? → Read More

The Cavaliers' early-season struggles continue.

Eight games into the regular season, the Cleveland Cavaliers are 3-5 and have lost four straight games. This isn't the first time LeBron's team has gone through tough times, but there are some worrying signs of permanence, especially on defense. → Read More

Gordon Hayward's injury was hard to see.

On the NBA's opening night, the Celtics' new acquisition Gordon Hayward fractured his left ankle while landing awkwardly on the court. The injury affected everyone who saw it, and it will alter the trajectory of the Eastern Conference. → Read More

30 bold predictions for the 2017-18 NBA season.

On Tuesday, after a crazy offseason, the 2017-18 NBA season will get underway. Before that, though, we have some predictions about what fans should expect . LeBron: MVP? The Nets being good? Warriors as champs again? Get ready for tip off. → Read More

Let's talk about the key changes to the NBA Draft Lottery.

How has the NBA Draft Lottery changed? Why was this change better than other options? Will it really stop teams from tanking? And what is this new rule about preventing player resting? We try to answer all these questions and more. → Read More

Thunder get Carmelo Anthony for title push.

The Knicks have finally ended their tumultuous relationship with Carmelo Anthony, trading the 33-year-old forward to the Thunder in exchange for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick. OKC should be a force with its Big Three. → Read More

NBA may have a tough time proving tampering.

On Sunday, the NBA released an official statement confirming they were launching an investigation at the request of the Pacers on alleged tampering by the Lakers with Paul George. Regardless of outcome, it presents a problem. → Read More

10 must-watch games on the NBA schedule.

The NBA announced its full schedule for the 2017-18 regular season on Monday, and with it comes must-watch television. From dramatic rematches from last year's playoffs to grudge matches between teams with bad blood, here are the dates to put on your calendar. → Read More

Picking the best NBA impersonations ever.

With SNL great Kenan Thompson nailing an impression of LaVar Ball this past weekend, we have yet another instance of an excellent NBA impersonation. Which others NBA impressions over the years -- done by players and actors alike -- are just as iconic? → Read More

The best throwback jersey for every NBA team.

Nike's eight-year partnership with the NBA starts next season. Teams will have two alternate jersey designs, with eight teams getting a "Classic Edition" jersey. We picked the classic throwback looks that every team should have in their rotation. → Read More