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Prada's Pictures

Picture breakdowns of the NBA, by Mike Prada.

The Lakers beat Kawhi Leonard and Paul George by avoiding them

Robert Covington and P.J. Tucker are redefining rim protection

How Chris Paul is fooling big men by playing hide-and-seek

How the Raptors’ defense is making other teams see ghosts

The reason behind Brandon Ingram’s emergence and how Zion Williamson’s return complicates it

The NBA whiffed on Davis Bertans

Why the Bucks don’t miss Malcolm Brogdon, at least not yet

The secret to Luka Doncic’s rapid rise into a leading MVP candidate

Pascal Siakam is taking his oddball game to superstar levels

The Pelicans have the NBA’s saddest defense and a healthy Zion Williamson won’t fix that

You know who this Celtics’ offense would be perfect for? Kyrie Irving

The Pelicans are using Zion Williamson like a running back and it’s working

The Donovan Mitchell superstar blueprint

Rudy Gobert didn’t need the ball to crush Team USA

We never should have expected Giannis Antetokounmpo to dominate internationally

The Las Vegas Aces are running into an age-old problem for basketball superteams

How swapping in Russell Westbrook for Chris Paul changes the Rockets

How Kawhi Leonard prevents the Warriors from being THE WARRIORS

Pascal Siakam does everything when you least expect it

The Bucks’ counterintuitive defensive strategy against James Harden, explained

The Sacramento Kings have a method to their fastness

How Brook Lopez turbocharges the Bucks’ offense by just standing at the 3-point line

Nikola Jokic is the best mix of old and new NBA styles

Luka Doncic shows the underappreciated importance of the ‘last step’

Donovan Mitchell’s brilliance is hiding in plain sight. Just watch him play.

Anthony Davis is the NBA’s portable rim protector

Victor Oladipo’s ‘closing speed’ makes him an NBA trendsetter


You can already tell Donovan Mitchell is a star


Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins are twin towers for a modern NBA


Ben Simmons is a new NBA species who bends the game to his will

Why Marcus Smart's terrible shooting is essential to the Celtics' offense


How Giannis Antetokounmpo dominates without needing a jump shot