Posts From Joey Almendras

NBA Sophomores: Leap Year

This year, there will be a special group of players who are extra excited: the sophomores. The current class of second-year players never had a conventional rookie season.

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Portland Trail Blazers Team Preview

Fueled by some medium-sized offseason deals, the Blazers have accelerated the rebuilding of their team. Manager Neil Olshey quickly altered his club by acquiring promising players and coaches.

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NBA Coaches: The Prodigal Sons

Do you believe in second chances? The answer would be “Yes” for five NBA teams. When NBA training camp begins at the end of the month, some teams out there will be celebrating the return of their coaches. The free-agency

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Toronto Raptors: Far From Home

As the NBA’s only team based outside the United States, the Toronto Raptors had more challenges to overcome once the pandemic swept around the world. Travel restrictions and quarantine rules made it impossible to have games in Canada.

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The Filipino Connection in the NBA

You don’t need to go far to find a basketball rim in the Philippines. Why is the country obsessed with basketball? The answer can be traced back to the early 1900s.

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NBA Olympians: Let the Game Do the Talking

It was delayed by you know what, but the 2020 Olympics were finally played. Now may not be the best time for these games but the organizers had other thoughts. In the end, fans got to see their fellow countrymen play.

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NBA Playoffs: The Rising Five

It’s been a strange year and it’s going to be one of the most talked-about NBA postseasons we’ve ever witnessed. Injuries, highlights, record-breaking stats, and the pandemic are going to stay in our heads for a long time.

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NBA Playoffs: One-Day Heroes

It may surprise you is when someone out of nowhere suddenly steps up and gives their team an unexpected win. Let’s take a look at some of the players who became unlikely heroes in this year’s playoffs.

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NBA Playoffs: Days of Blunder

The playoffs for the 2020-2021 NBA season finally arrived. This year’s edition will probably be as memorable as last year’s NBA Bubble because of games being played during the COVID-era. The biggest difference is that the games are no longer being played in Orlando but in actual NBA arenas. So traveling between cities and playing in front of the opponent’s crowd is back in the mix.

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NBA Teams: A Tale of Two Halves

They say that you should never judge a book by its cover. Perhaps the same could be said about NBA teams. You wouldn’t understand a team’s story unless you know their full season.

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