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Pascal Siakam Wants to Stay With Toronto Raptors

In the fall of 2019, Pascal Siakam was riding high. He had just finished his third N.B.A. season and was well on his way to becoming basketball royalty in Canada, having just...

Why N.B.A. Referees Agreed to a Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate

The president of the referees’ union said “this innovative vaccine” allows refs to keep working. Other leagues do not have similar agreements with their officials.Late last month, the N.B.A. sent out a...

Westbrook Always Plays With Stars. But Will They Align on the Lakers?

Russell Westbrook has played with the N.B.A.’s best, with limited success. Here’s what that says about him, and what it could mean in Los Angeles.Russell Westbrook is coming off one of his...

The Knicks May Not Be Dreaming Big Enough

The Knicks had a good season — but good enough to just run it back? It doesn’t seem like it, and yet that appears to be their strategy.Imagine you own a brand-name...

The Nets Don’t Need More Stars. A Little Help Will Do.

The team’s top-level talents have their roles. But it’s around the edges, in rim protection and bench scoring, where some growth is needed.It seems nice to be the Nets.Yes, their season ended...

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