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Tyler Johnson Quietly Rewarding Miami Heat For Their Faith

On July 3, Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical reported that the Brooklyn Nets agreed to a four-year, $50 million contract with restricted free agent Tyler Johnson. One thought immediately began reverberating throughout the league: ‘Who?’ At that point, Johnson, who spent four years at Fresno State, completed a one-year stint with the NBA Development League’s Sioux …

Houston Rockets Building Upon Strengths With Lou Williams Acquisition

It’s uncommon to see a player in the 12th year of his professional career take the proverbial next step, but Lou Williams appears to have done just that. The veteran combo guard is currently setting career highs in multiple categories, including points per game (18.6), three-point percentage (38.6 percent), free-throw percentage (88.4 percent) and effective …

The Last of the NBA’s Post-Up Scorers

The downfall of the NBA’s back-to-the-basket big man has been well-documented. In the span of two decades, the sport lost the likes of Shaquille O’Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning. That, coupled with the league’s newfound hyperfocus on three-pointers and layups, expedited the untimely demise. Plus, teams are just getting smarter, and post-ups …