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NBA Power Rankings Week 6 – Lakers, Bucks, Nuggets rolling –

[ad_1] The 2019-20 season is just over a month old, and we've already witnessed the abrupt fall of a dynasty, the rebirth of the Lake Show, Luka Doncic becoming appointment television and, of course, the return of Carmelo Anthony to the NBA.Which teams are rising and falling in the final Power Rankings before the calendar flips to December?Throughout the regular season, our panel (ESPN's Tim MacMahon, Andre' Snellings, Royce Young
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NBA Power Rankings Week 5

[ad_1] The Houston Rockets are the hottest team in the NBA, and they have one player to thank -- Buddy Hield.Wait, what?That's right, thanks in large part to 35 points from Hield on Sunday, the Sacramento Kings snapped the Boston Celtics' NBA-leading, 10-game win streak, leaving the Rockets' seven-game run as the longest active win streak in the league. That, and James Harden breaking all kinds of offensive records, of
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NBA Power Rankings Week 4

[ad_1] Three weeks down, three different No. 1 teams.In this edition, it's the Los Angeles Lakers who, despite seeing their seven-game win streak snapped Sunday night against the Toronto Raptors, climb to the top, thanks to a 1-3 week by the Philadelphia 76ers.Throughout the regular season, our panel (ESPN's Tim MacMahon, Andre' Snellings, Royce Young and Bobby Marks and The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears) is ranking all 30 teams from
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Raptors’ Kyle Lowry (thumb) out 2 weeks; Serge Ibaka (ankle) indefinitely

[ad_1] Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry has been diagnosed with a fracture of the distal phalanx of his left thumb and will be reevaluated in two weeks, the team announced Saturday.With the two-week timetable, Lowry will miss the Raptors' first game against Kawhi Leonard and the LA Clippers.Lowry suffered the injury in Toronto's 122-104 win over New Orleans on Friday night.The Raptors also lost Serge Ibaka to injury on
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NBA Power Rankings Week 3

[ad_1] We're two weeks into the regular season, which means it's OK to start reading into teams' starts to 2019-20.That's great news for the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers. Very, very bad news for the Golden State Warriors.Throughout the regular season, our panel (ESPN's Tim MacMahon, Andre' Snellings, Royce Young and Bobby Marks, and The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears) is ranking all 30 teams from top to
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Raptors re-sign ‘load management’ trainer Alex McKechnie

[ad_1] The Toronto Raptors have locked down the lord of load management.The team announced Tuesday that it signed Alex McKechnie to a contract extension and promoted to him to vice president, player health and performance. McKechnie is regarded as one of the top athletic trainers and rehab and conditioning specialists in the NBA.Last season he was the organization's point person on managing Kawhi Leonard, who was recovering from a quad
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NBA Power Rankings Week 2

[ad_1] We're just one week into the regular season, and we've already seen some historic debuts, an overtime buzzer-beater, plenty of coach's challenges ... and, of course, the unraveling of the Golden State dynasty before our very eyes.Throughout the regular season, our panel (ESPN's Tim MacMahon, Andre' Snellings, Royce Young and Bobby Marks, and The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears) is ranking all 30 teams from top to bottom, taking stock
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Welcome back? We’re rating every NBA reunion for 2019-20

[ad_1] After an offseason of furious player movement -- including eight 2019 All-Stars changing teams -- one intriguing storyline of this NBA season will be how players are received by fans when they return to the city they left.Some will be easier to predict than others. Kyrie Irving in Boston? Won't be subtle. Same with Anthony Davis in New Orleans. Kawhi Leonard, on the other hand, should receive a hero's
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Raptors receive ‘largest’ ever NBA title rings, unveil championship banner

[ad_1] 8:40 PM ETAndrew LopezESPN TORONTO -- It was a gray and gloomy morning in Toronto on Tuesday with rain showering the city off and on throughout the day. But as the afternoon hit, the sun started to shine -- almost as bright as the Raptors' new championship rings.Prior to tipoff against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Raptors presented their players and coaches with their championship rings and unveiled the
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NBA Preview 2019 – Rankings, projections and big questions for all 30 teams

[ad_1] The 2019-20 NBA season tips off Tuesday, and for the first time in (checks calendar) ... forever, the league doesn't have a bona fide virtual lock to make the Finals.What about the Warriors? Well, the Golden State Warriors watched Kevin Durant change coasts and Klay Thompson go down with an ACL tear.Both L.A. teams are stacked, though! Sure, the Los Angeles Lakers reloaded with Anthony Davis joining LeBron James,