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Paul Suttor

Paul Suttor is deputy sports editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and basketball columnist

LeBron James' struggles won't last but Cleveland Cavaliers still need to shake up roster

Paul Suttor LeBron James admits he's struggling and even though Cleveland won’t hit the panic button after their indifferent start to the NBA season, they run the risk of pricing loyalty above success.

NBL needs to revamp schedule to net television dollars and much-needed exposure

Paul Suttor Television audience is the lifeblood of any professional sport in the 21st century and the NBL is no different.

NBA choosing to dig head in the sand over tanking stench

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Paul Suttor The NBA draft system is a mess. Whether Adam Silver likes it or not, perceptions of tanking will dog the league until the process for selecting players is changed.

Sydney Kings import Josh Childress shouldn't expect any favours from referees

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Paul Suttor It's an unwritten rule in the NBA that the big names get the superstar calls. Should Josh Childress expect the same treatment in the NBL? On the basis of evidence presented in the early rounds of the...

NBA season preview: Oklahoma City Thunder's championship window looking cloudy

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Paul Suttor Oklahoma City will again dominate the NorthWest division even with MVP Kevin Durant missing at least the first month of the season with a broken foot.

NBA season preview: SouthWest division packing a tough bunch of five

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Paul Suttor It starts with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs and it doesn't get much easier from there. The SouthWest division is easily the hardest in the NBA.

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NBA season preview: Los Angeles Lakers sinking without a trace in the Pacific

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Paul Suttor The Los Angeles Lakers used to own the Pacific division. This season they not only face the prospect of finishing at the bottom of it for the second year in a row, they are another Kobe Bryant...

Sydney import Josh Childress capable of leading Kings towards NBL crown

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Paul Suttor An NBL import needs to have two things - the ability to drastically improve his team and box office appeal. Sydney Kings forward Josh Childress has both.

Why LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers homecoming is good news for the NBL

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Paul Suttor LeBron James’ Cleveland homecoming and Dwyane Wade’s dodgy knees could turn out to be one of the greatest strokes of fortune in the history of Australian basketball.

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Debate over Miami Heat star LeBron James will never end

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Paul Suttor LeBron, listen to Obi-Wan Kenobi: "You're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view."

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Live - NBA Finals Game 3: Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs

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Paul Suttor Live coverage of game three of the NBA Finals series between the Heat and San Antonio Spurs in Miami.

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Live: NBA Finals: Game 2 - San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat

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Paul Suttor Live coverage of game 2 of the NBA Finals series - Miami v the Spurs at San Antonio.

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San Antonio Spurs veteran star Tim Duncan's beautifully ageless play is a joy forever

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Paul Suttor To paraphrase Junior from that timeless source of all basketball wisdom, White Men Can't Jump, a thing like Tim Duncan is a joy forever.

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Philadelphia 76ers ideal NBA draft day destination for Australian Boomers young gun Dante Exum

Paul Suttor Ok, Brett Brown. Australian basketball needs to call in a favour. Draft Dante Exum. 

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Melbourne Tigers should have stuck to thinking inside the box

Paul Suttor Professional sports team need marketing experts on occasions to promote themselves. They also need executives strong enough to ignore them when necessary.

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Banned LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling must accept the punishment he deserves

Paul Suttor It's time for Donald Sterling to look in the mirror.

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Kevin Durant the NBA MVP but faces battle to be undisputed champion

Paul Suttor Kevin Durant will deservedly be judged the NBA's most valuable player this season but the jury is still out on whether he can be the best.

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NBA playoffs a true contest in the west

Paul Suttor It would be nice to say the best 16 teams are now locked in for the first round of the NBA playoffs, preparing for the first of what each team hopes to be four seven-game contests that lead to the...

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Miami Heat's future as a dynasty under cloud as big decisions loom

Paul Suttor All those fans who suddenly became Miami Heat supporters in the past few years look like they'll be facing a true test of their loyalty before they realise.

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NBL rolling the dice but rewards could be great

Paul Suttor Las Vegas, marquee players, rapid expansion – it might appear the NBL is taking a few risks but it’s about time head office was proactive.

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