Author: Paolo Songco

Paolo has been covering the NBA for the past seven years. He wrote for ClutchPoints, where he established himself as one of the top and most tenured associate editors on the website. Now with Hardwood Heroics, he is looking to bring his passion and excellent journalism skills to the table.

At this point, it’s almost a certainty that the Los Angeles Lakers are going to have a new-look roster next season. LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and perhaps Austin Reaves are going to be the main core moving forward, but it now appears that everybody else is fair game. LA will likely want to bring a big name or two this summer, and at least one NBA executive believes that they should look in the direction of Denver Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr. Los Angeles Lakers Linked to Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. Porter played a key role in making…

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Stephen A. Smith has taken a lot of backlash after stating that Boston Celtics superstar Jaylen Brown is “not liked” around NBA circles and that he is “not as marketable as he should be.” To be fair, Smith did say that this quote came from an anonymous source and that he does not necessarily agree with the sentiment. This has not prevented the naysayers from clapping back at the renowned ESPN anchor for his supposed slander against Brown. This includes Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas, who has now called out Stephen A. for supposedly bad-mothing the Celtics star. Boston Celtics…

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have found themselves in a deep, deep hole. This is after they suffered a 116-107 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday night. Unfortunately for the Wolves, they will now need to move heaven and earth to come back and win this series after going down 3-0 to Luka Doncic and the Mavs. Despite their troubling predicament, however, Minnesota superstar Anthony Edwards isn’t letting all this bring him down. Minnesota Timberwolves News: Anthony Edwards’ Defiant Message Edwards, who finished Sunday’s devastating loss with a team-high 26 points…

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66. That’s how many points Dallas Mavericks superstar duo Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving scored between them in Sunday’s massive Game 3 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. At certain points in the game, it looked like the Wolves were going to steal Game 3 on Dallas’ home court to secure their first win of the series. Kyrie, in particular, had other plans, as he came up big in crunch time to help lead the Mavs to a 116-107 win and a virtually insurmountable 3-0 series lead. Dallas Mavericks News: Luka Doncic Sounds Off on Kyrie Irving’s Heroics Irving…

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Karl-Anthony Towns turned in another forgettable performance on Sunday night as the Minnesota Timberwolves suffered a third consecutive loss against the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals. The Wolves are now down 0-3 in the series and unsurprisingly, Towns is now getting a lot of stick for his poor showing throughout the West Finals. Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green, who’s now part of TNT’s NBA Playoffs coverage, was one of the first to call Towns out after hearing the All-Star big man’s audacious claim following their 116-107 loss in Game 3. Minnesota Timberwolves News: Draymond Green Calls Cap…

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are facing a significant dilemma this summer surrounding their best player. Despite Donovan Mitchell being under contract with the team through 2026, the fact that he has a player option on his current deal for the 2025-26 season has cast a huge shadow on his future in Cleveland. The Cavs front office is well aware of this fact and apparently, this could force their hand to green-light a sensational and potentially landscape-shifting Mitchell trade this offseason. Cleveland Cavaliers Willing to Trade Donovan Mitchell The last thing the Cavs want is for Mitchell to walk away…

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The Dallas Mavericks are on the brink of a long-awaited NBA Finals berth. The main difference this time around, however, is that they have Kyrie Irving on their side. The veteran guard has been nothing short of pivotal to Dallas’ success this season, and this has a lot to do with Irving’s willingness to work alongside Luka Doncic. That is, Kyrie has had no issue taking a backseat to Doncic as both superstars look to do whatever they can to bring the Larry O’Brien trophy back to Dallas after 13 long years. Dallas Mavericks News: The LeBron James Effect on…

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The Dallas Mavericks’ injury woes have been mounting up. On Sunday night, the Mavs lost another one of their key players after rookie Dereck Lively II was helped to the locker room in the opening half of their Game 3 showdown against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Lively took a dangerous hit to the head courtesy of Wolves superstar Karl-Anthony Towns, and the Mavs big man was forced to head back to the locker room to get himself checked for a possible concussion. Dallas Mavericks News: Dereck Lively II Suffers Scary Injury in Game 3 Lively immediately clutched onto his…

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NBA news: Apart from being a tenured head coach in the league, Stan Van Gundy is also known for providing some quality commentary during games as a broadcaster for NBA on TNT. The 64-year-old adds a colorful twist to games whenever he’s on the broadcast not only with his deep knowledge of the game but also through the comedic punches he delivers from time to time. Little did we know that this man has been dealing with one of the darkest tragedies a man can ever experience. NBA News: Stan Van Gundy’s Heartbreaking Confession In a recent appearance…

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The Dallas Mavericks’ attempt to take a step closer to a NBA Finals berth on Sunday night has taken a major twist. This is after news broke that superstar guard Luka Doncic has now been listed as questionable to play less than two hours before Game 3 against the Minnesota Timberwolves tips off. At this point, the Mavs could be without their best player in Sunday’s pivotal showdown. Dallas Mavericks News: Luka Doncic Questionable for Game 3 It was Mavs head coach Jason Kidd who announced just before tip-off that Doncic remains questionable to play due to a…

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