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Nick Sligh

NFL mock draft 1.0; Daily sports columnists’ picks

This mock draft is our first of the offseason and outlines what we would do as general managers of each team. We’re not aiming for the most accurately predictive mock, but rather to improve each team as much as possible by the end of the draft's first round.

Sligh Time: The NBA MVP race

The field for the NBA MVP has definitely seen a fair amount of change over the past few months. Headlined with Luka Doncic’s minor injuries, James Harden’s shooting slump, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s consistency and Damian Lillard’s surging dominance, the top contenders look pretty different than they did early in the season.

Sligh: NBA Power Rankings

First and foremost, rest in peace to Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant, and everybody else who tragically passed away on January 26 in a helicopter accident in southern California. I think I speak for many when I say that it was a pleasure and an inspiration to watch somebody dominate with such a passion at the highest level of the world. It seemed like Kobe was going to stay involved with the game of basketball and the NBA for another forty years, and it is devastating that he is gone so soon. The memories of growing up and watching Kobe cement himself as a legend in the NBA will never go away.

Sligh Time: Week 13 NBA Power Rankings

Approaching the midpoint of the NBA season, teams are really beginning to establish where they stand. It is becoming more clear who the favorites, contenders and outsiders are ahead of the halfway mark.

Sligh Time: NBA Power Rankings

With the famous Christmas Day slate of NBA games soon approaching, the state of the league is coming more into focus. There is plenty of time left for movement, but as of now, there are starting to become clear contenders.
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