About Lee Escobedo

Lee Escobedo is now sharing his NBA expertise with Sportsnaut. Lee is co-host on The Knick of Time podcast, and has written for The Guardian, USA TODAY Sports, among other publications.

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phoenix suns
June 8, 2023
After three seasons with the Phoenix Suns that included an NBA Finals appearance, Chris Paul has been waived by the
Boston Celtics
May 31, 2023
The Boston Celtics weren’t expected to go out like this. After going down 0-3 to the eighth-seeded Miami Heat, the
Miami Heat
May 23, 2023
You can usually tell the degree of poverty and dysfunction an NBA team is afflicted by based on how their
Miami Heat
May 19, 2023
The Miami Heat should not have won Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. But they did, stealing one in
eastern conference finals
May 17, 2023
The Eastern Conference finals is a rematch of last year’s matchup between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat. It’s
victor wembanyama
May 16, 2023
Every few decades, a player emerges with the potential to change the fortune of a downtrodden franchise. The last time
monty williams
May 14, 2023
How absurd has the coaching carousel of hiring and firing within the NBA? Both head coaches from the 2021 NBA
May 12, 2023
Even if there is no debate that the Phoenix Suns should have traded for Kevin Durant at the NBA trade
NBA Playoffs
May 11, 2023
With the NBA Playoffs nearly halfway done, the final eight teams are wrapping up their series for the next round.
devin booker
May 9, 2023
Nobody could have imagined the Phoenix Suns looking like this. Kevin Durant was supposed to be the go-to dominant star.
Miami Heat
May 8, 2023
In this series, their Eastern Conference NBA playoff series against the Nee York Knicks, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is
Milwaukee Bucks
May 5, 2023
There was no bigger coaching enigma than Mike Budenholzer. It seemed like he was on the hot seat since he
Phoenix Suns
May 5, 2023
The Phoenix Suns should, and would, do the Kevin Durant trade again 100 out of 100 times. Durant is a
jimmy butler
May 2, 2023
If you imagined what an NBA superstar wing looks like. You probably see a tall, chiseled player gliding through the
New York Knicks
April 28, 2023
How did the New York Knicks, who missed the playoffs last season, and the Miami Heat, who advanced to the
houston rockets
April 25, 2023
The Houston Rockets, who have been bottom three in standings for the last three years, pulled one foot out of
jimmy butler
April 25, 2023
While dropping a game-high 56 points, Jimmy Butler delivered the greatest performance of this year’s playoffs and the single greatest
NBA playoffs
April 22, 2023
As expected, the first round of the NBA Playoffs is must-see TV, especially as this postseason features a bevy of
new york knicks
April 18, 2023
The New York Knicks striking first in their first-round NBA playoff series has put all the pressure on the Cleveland
sacramento kings
April 17, 2023
The Sacramento Kings have been bad for a long time. Even in their last playoff appearance, in 2006, they were
zion williamson
April 14, 2023
When Zion Williamson was the projected No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the league hadn’t seen that level
oklahoma city thunder
April 12, 2023
It was ironic that the NBA decided to come down on Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks last week for
nba playoffs
April 10, 2023
It’s finally over. After 2,460 games of NBA action, the regular season ended on Sunday. Let the NBA playoffs begin.
April 10, 2023
It feels like almost every NBA end-of-season award is going down to the wire this year. There hasn’t been an