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Author: Marcelo Villa

Eight NBA players earning big offseason paydays in playoffs

By: Marcelo Villa | May 10, 2018 It might seem too early to be talking about free agency with the NBA playoffs still going on, but summer is right around the corner, and many of the players having success in the postseason will be up for new deals when July rolls around. Not counting players with player options for 2018-19 that might still be exercised at season’s end, here are eight players earning big offseason paydays in the playoffs. 1. Kevin Durant Besides the fact that he’s shooting just under 28 percent from 3-point range in the playoffs, Durant...

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Each remaining NBA team’s MVP so far

With Boston and Cleveland coming away with victories in Game 7s over the weekend, the matchups for the second round of the NBA playoffs are set. It will be the Cavaliers taking on the Toronto Raptors in a rematch from last year’s Conference Semifinals, and the Celtics will go up against the Philadelphia 76ers in a clash of Atlantic Division rivals. Out west, the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets have taken 1-0 leads against the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz, respectively. Here are each remaining team’s MVP so far. Golden State Warriors: Draymond Green It’s tough to...

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10 young breakout stars in NBA playoffs

There has been no shortage of young talent on display in the NBA playoffs so far. Ben Simmons, Jaylen Brown, Joel Embiid, and the list goes on. But what’s even more impressive is the fact that not all of these promising young players were high draft picks like Simmons, Brown and Embiid. Quite a few of them flew under the radar during the draft process, and now they’re on their way to becoming breakout stars. Here are 10 young breakout stars that have already been shining in the NBA playoffs. Dario Saric The Philadelphia 76ers had to wait two...

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