Wizards Clinch Playoff Berth In John Wall’s Return

Mar 31, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) shoots as Charlotte Hornets forward Dwayne Bacon (7) defends during the first half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
The Washington Wizards got a big boost on Saturday as their starting point guard and five-time all-star John Wall returned to the lineup. After missing 27 games where the Wizards went 15-12, Wall came back in a big way leading his Wizards to...

Durant’s Monster Game Lifts Warriors To Win, Golden State Takes Commanding 3-0 Lead

Jun 6, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers center Kevin Love (0) during the fourth quarter in game three of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
The Golden State Warriors prevailed in game three, 110-102. It was not as easy as game two and they had to jump through hoops to get there. It was scrappy, ugly, and the Cavaliers fought but ultimately, the Warriors are too talented.

NBA Draft Picks 26-30: 76ers Draft Shamet, Celtics Steal Williams

Jun 21, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Landry Shamet (Wichita State) greets NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number twenty-six overall pick to the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
The NBA draft is happening right now! Keep up with all of the picks in groups of five.

Isaiah Thomas: The Forgotten Free Agent

Mar 13, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas (3) dribbles the ball against the Denver Nuggets in the first half during an NBA basketball game at Staples Center. The Lakers defeated the Nuggets 112-103. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Just one year ago, Isaiah Thomas, was seen as an elite NBA point guard. Earning about six million per year, Thomas averaged over 30 points per game in the 2017 season while also leading a young Celtics team to the Eastern Conference Finals. However,...

FPC NBA Draft Profile: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk

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Svi Mykhailiuk is a good shooter and a good athlete with great defensive potential. He fits the mold of a modern Three-D wing, making him very valuable.

NBA Playoff Series Preview: Cavaliers vs Pacers

Jan 12, 2018; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) looks to dribble while Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) defends in the first half at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
4-5 playoff series this year is a rematch of last season's 2-7 matchup. Last season, the Cavaliers swept the Indiana Pacers. Despite this, every game was close and Cleveland could have easily lost that series. This year, we have two completely different rosters on our hands.

Pfeifer’s 2018 NBA Draft Big Board

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With the draft combine over and the NBA draft approaching fast, we take a look at my big board. I will only be covering the top 15 prospects on this article but you can read the full board here.

FPC NBA Draft Profile: Marvin Bagley III

Choose Quality Full Resolution (4399 x 3224) Low Resolution (2199.5 x 1612) Headline: NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Midwest Regional-Kansas vs Duke Caption: Mar 23, 2018; Omaha, NE, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward Marvin Bagley III (35) handles the ball against Kansas Jayhawks guard Devonte' Graham (4) during the first half in the semifinals of the Midwest regional of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at CenturyLink Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
The general population overrates Bagley in my opinion. He has incredible athleticism and a good offensive skillset. He is the best rebounder in this class. However, Bagley is atrocious on the defensive end and has plenty of polishing to do with his game.

Golden State Survives LeBron James’ Onslaught, Wins Game One

ption: May 31, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) moves to the basket against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during overtime in game one of the 2018 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
The Golden State Warriors came out on top of the Cavaliers in overtime, 124-114, in what is flat out one of the most appalling finishes to any NBA finals game ever. Nobody gave Cleveland any chance in this series. Everyone expected the Warriors to run them out of the building but that simply wasn't the case.

Post All-Star Game NBA Power Rankings

Feb 14, 2018; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) shoots the ball against Phoenix Suns guard Elfrid Payton (2) during the second half at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports
After a weekend of wonky national anthems, a dunk contest that just couldn’t save the dunk contest and actual competition(!) in the All-Star game, the NBA season has finally hit the home stretch, mere weeks away from the playoffs. So allow us to take...

Full Court Press: Bucks, Cavaliers, Wizards All Even Up Series 2-2, Spurs Avoid The Sweep

Apr 22, 2018; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) shoots over Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney (5) during the second quarter in game four of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to the daily Full Court Press playoff edition, where we recap all of the day’s NBA action. Check back every night if you missed any NBA action and come back tomorrow for more NBA playoff fun.

FPC NBA Roundtable: Playoff Push Edition

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As the All-Star break passes, teams gear up to make a final playoff push, or to sit on the couch at home. Today, the FPC NBA staff discusses which teams are in, which teams are out, and more. Let's Meet the Participants: Ben Pfeifer: Head NBA...

The Thunder Shouldn’t Retain George Just To Remain Relevant

Apr 27, 2018; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) between plays during the first half of game six of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports
Why would the Oklahoma City Thunder pay Russell Westbrook $205 million over the next five years if Paul George leaves?   Why be willing to pay $250 million to $300 million for a roster that doesn't scream "title contender" if he stays? Well, it has to do with one thing: Relevance.

Kevin Love’s signing has given the Cleveland Cavaliers a positive identity

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The drama that has surrounded and sometimes suffocated the Cleveland Cavaliers is gone now that Lebron James has moved on. But the Cavaliers’ relentless pursuit of success has never wavered. Yesterday, the Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to sign Kevin Love to an extension, one worth four years...

Full Court Press: 50 Point Third Quarter Leads Houston Past Minnesota

Apr 23, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) dribbles in the fourth quarter against Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jamal Crawford (11) in game four of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to the daily Full Court Press playoff edition, where we recap all of the day’s NBA action. Check back every night if you missed any NBA action and come back tomorrow for more NBA playoff fun.

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