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Ben Swanson

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I write mostly about the Bobcats. I've been a Rufus on Fire member since way back and managing editor since February of 2011. In my past life, I wrote for short stints with Bobcats Baseline and Bobcats.com. I was once a Charlotte Bobcats interactive media intern. Now I am a journalism school student at UNC-Chapel Hill and cover mostly stories about large burritos and SlamBall. Outside of basketball, I mainly make lots of jokes and listen to a lot of music. Inside of a basketball, it's too dark to do any of those things. (c) Groucho Marx

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Free agency rumors: Raptors expect Lowry back

Kyle Lowry leads the point guard options in free agency, but the Raptors expect to have him back. And even at 37, Vince Carter should have some suitors chasing him, and more!

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Jazz will try hard to move up in draft

The Jazz could use a dynamic talent with their lottery pick, and they're willing to trade up for it. Even with Derrick Favors as a trading asset, they're open to trading to get a top pick.

Blazers must bolster bench

The Portland Trail Blazers are limited by their lack of draft picks and cap space, but they have a few assets to work with and could try to add to their playoff roster from last year.

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Lakers will try desperately to lure top talent

With few players under contract and few future assets to negotiate with, the Lakers have little in the way of easy answers for their near future. But the draft could offer one, at least.

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Hornets desperately need shooting

The Charlotte Hornets have a huge offseason ahead of them. They have a bunch of cap space to add to last season's playoff team, but it starts with two first-round picks in the upcoming draft....

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Celtics heavy in Love sweepstakes

Boston could use some help around the paint, and the draft could offer a talented big man at No. 6 overall. That is, unless the team doesn't trade the picks for Kevin Love.

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Kings narrowed in on three offers for No. 8 pick

Eyeing multiple draft picks or a veteran, Sacramento is not unwilling to deal their No. 8 overall pick in the draft.

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Could Jazz use Favors to move to No. 1?

With Derrick Favors at the center, the Utah Jazz are trying to make a deal for the No. 1 overall pick that could build with Alec Burks and other first round picks.

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Mavs eye Pau Gasol for free agency

Dallas is expected to eye Pau Gasol when free agency starts to strengthen its starting frontcourt offense.

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The secrets of the triangle offense

New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher is expected to follow in Phil Jackson's footsteps in implementing the triangle offense. But does anyone even know what it is?

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