Ben Moorcroft

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Keys to the series: Golden State Warriors versus Portland Trailblazers

With the Western Conference Finals kicking off between the Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trail Blazers, Ben Moorcroft looks a where the series can be lost and won.

Orlando’s young core has the highest ceiling and the biggest chance of failure

While Nikola Vučević received the All-Star plaudits this season, the Orlando Magic fans have had a group of young exciting talent to cheer for, and for Ben Moorcroft, they could amount to big things in the future

Trade Options for Bradley Beal
Breaking down the trade options for Bradley Beal

With a trip to London imminent, and a chance at the playoffs becoming distant, the Washington Wizards might clean house – and fewer assets are more attractive than Bradley Beal.

NBA Christmas: LA Lakers vs Golden State Warriors

The NBA’s golden franchises face off for a Christmas gift that could be a preview of the Western Conference Finals – Ben Moorcroft looks at what the game could mean for each team

Sacramento may deny Boston an NBA dynasty

The Boston Celtics are struggling this season. There was at least some long term hope that the team had a high draft pick coming from the Sacramento Kings – but that might not longer be the case.

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Why Philadelphia needs Jimmy Butler

Why it is the Philadelphia 76ers and not the Houston Rockets who need to trade for Jimmy Butler. How the all-star guard could transform the team.

The L.A. Clippers: “We are going to find a way to define our own legacy”

It might be easy, given the events of this summer, to forget that there are two teams located in Los Angeles. Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan have all now left the Clippers, and their city rivals have just acquired the best player in basketball, LeBron James. To the naked eye it is the L.A. Lakers who are on the rise, while the Clippers are condemned to remain in their shadow for years to come. However, it appears no one has told them that.

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What IF LeBron never went back to Cleveland?

Cleveland have just signed Kevin Love to a four-year, $120 million extension. It is a…