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Paul Suttor

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

NBL grand final series between Cairns Taipans and New Zealand Breakers deserves five-game contest

Paul Suttor Three games just isn't enough. The NBL needs to go back to a five-game grand final series.

Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies not getting respect they have earned

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Paul Suttor There has been a lot of talk about Oklahoma City being the danger team in the west and how San Antonio are primed to make a late run at the title. These arguments are flawed on two counts.

Even if Josh Childress returns, Sydney Kings need roster rejig to avoid another losing season

Will he stay or will he go? Josh Childress' future remains up in the air.

Paul Suttor There has been a lot of goodwill surrounding the Sydney Kings in the five seasons since they rose from the dead. They have been stable and solid but not spectacular or most importantly, successful.

New York Knicks need new strategy to shake off James Dolan's adverse effect

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Paul Suttor It's not the New York way to regenerate through the draft but after four decades without a title, it's time for a new tactic.

NBL needs realistic goals to ensure long-term viability as landscape has changed dramatically

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Paul Suttor It's refreshing to hear new NBL chairman Graeme Wade saying the sport needs "to get back to where it should be".

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Of the 13 NBA title contenders only six are too legit to quit

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Paul Suttor Whether it's the effect of a salary cap system or just the random nature of professional sport, at the halfway point of the NBA season there are 13 teams who could conceivably be champions at...

Trading places can be fraught with danger in NBA

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Paul Suttor Many teams are doing the NBA's annual mid-season shuffle in a bid to gain assets via draft picks and expiring contracts or to improve their team from pretenders to contenders.

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No coincidence Cedric Jackson's return has New Zealand Breakers on course for NBL title glory

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Paul Suttor Josh Childress will deservedly be named the NBL MVP this season but Breakers guard Cedric Jackson is arguably just as valuable to his team's success.

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Why Anthony Davis doesn't guarantee success for New Orleans Pelicans

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Paul Suttor The New Orleans Pelicans have the young star everyone would want to build their franchise around. But just because they have the super skilful Anthony Davis doesn't mean they'll be successful.

Kings of the jungle or bling that will bungle? Sydney must face their crisis of character

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Paul Suttor Vitas Gerulaitis famously said nobody beats him 17 times in a row when he finally got the better of fellow 1970s tennis playboy Bjorn Borg.

NBA would solve a lot of problems with promotion and relegation system

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Paul Suttor It'll never happen but how cool would it be if the NBA adopted a system of promotion and relegation?

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San Antonio Spurs centre Aron Baynes proving he belongs in NBA

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Paul Suttor As he has done most of his career, slowly but surely Aron Baynes is quietly silencing his critics. He deserves more than a little credit as he threatens to deliver a breakout season for San Antonio.

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

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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.