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Dec 11, 2018

NBA week 8 recap: End of an era, normalcy returning and more

The NBA saw two of their greatest players share the court for the final time this week, and normalcy has been restored on this week’s recap. It was almost impossible to turn away from the television in the final 12 minutes of the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat contest on Dec. 10. The game […] NBA week 8 recap: End of an era, normalcy returning and more - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Dec 11, 2018

Los Angeles Lakers: Thoughts on potential Trevor Ariza trade

The Los Angeles Lakers are attempting to bring back former champion Trevor Ariza in what would be their second roster move of the season. NBA rosters are almost never completed in the summer. Trades and signing up players who were bought out from their contracts are the two most frequently used tactics to acquire a […] Los Angeles Lakers: Thoughts on potential Trevor Ariza trade - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Dec 7, 2018

Los Angeles Lakers: Replacing Brandon Ingram once again

Already shorthanded with playmakers, the injury to Brandon Ingram hurts the Los Angeles Lakers’ offense for the near future. The Los Angeles Lakers are playing their best basketball of the season, sitting at 15-9 and currently fifth in the Western Conference. They won all four games of their homestand, with the smallest margin of victory […] Los Angeles Lakers: Replacing Brandon Ingram once again - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Nov 27, 2018

NBA week 6 recap: Tanking thoughts, Blake Griffin and more

The topic of NBA teams tanking and how they do it will be on the forefront soon. But are teams really tanking by deploying their young players? Every NBA season, the tankathon to stay in the basement of the standings begins earlier and earlier. Some teams head into season with intentions to not fill out […] NBA week 6 recap: Tanking thoughts, Blake Griffin and more - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Nov 26, 2018

Making sense of Lonzo Ball’s lack of fourth quarter playing time

An interesting early-season trend for the Los Angeles Lakers is Lonzo Ball and his lack of playing time in the fourth quarter of close games. Lineups in the NBA vary in the closing minutes of games. Coaches opt for matchups, revert to their starting five or ride the hot hands as the clock winds down. […] Making sense of Lonzo Ball’s lack of fourth quarter playing time - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Nov 20, 2018

NBA week 5 recap: Struggling favorites, Magic ball movement and more

With a month gone by in the 2018-19 NBA season, intrigue has been constant and each conference looks slightly open after the favorites have shown some weaknesses. There’s been a lot of talk around the NBA in recent seasons that the Finals outcome is a foregone conclusion, especially since Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City […] NBA week 5 recap: Struggling favorites, Magic ball movement and more - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Nov 17, 2018

Los Angeles Lakers: Fallout from Rajon Rondo’s injury

For the second time this season, the Los Angeles Lakers will be without Rajon Rondo for an extended period of time, this time for a month. The Los Angeles Lakers are currently playing their best basketball of the season. They’ve won six of their last seven games, including four straight after a 126-117 win over […] Los Angeles Lakers: Fallout from Rajon Rondo’s injury - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Nov 14, 2018

Los Angeles Lakers: Defensive scheme change paying off

The Los Angeles Lakers defense has slowly improved, and a simple change in scheme on that end has played a large part in their small winning streak. The glaring weakness the Los Angeles Lakers over the first part of the season has been their defense. They were 29th in the NBA in points allowed per game in […] Los Angeles Lakers: Defensive scheme change paying off - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Nov 13, 2018

NBA week 4 recap: Caris LeVert injury and Jimmy Butler trade assessment

A long overdue trade and five overtime games took place in Week 4 of the NBA season, but they are overshadowed by another horrific injury. It’s not often the lead of a weekly recap of a week in the NBA season would not be a trade that vaults one team into contention and frees another […] NBA week 4 recap: Caris LeVert injury and Jimmy Butler trade assessment - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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