2020 NBA Draft Profile: Projecting Jaden McDaniels’ Upside

The top of the 2020 NBA Draft class is filled with exciting, yet puzzling and sometimes polarizing prospects. Washington’s freshman forward Jaden McDaniels fits the bill. His combination of tangible scoring potential and physical tools are clouded by inconsistency and an unpolished playing style. He’s on the NBA radar thanks to a prolific high school…

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NBA Film Study: How Mike Miller Simplified NY Knicks Offense Using Pistol

Since Mike Miller took over as interim head coach for the New York Knicks, the team has responded by going 7-12. Those numbers don’t set the world on fire, but they are a massive improvement from the 4-19 start under David Fizdale. Specifically, Miller has sparked their offensive performance: Over the last two weeks, according…

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Chicago’s Last NBA All-Star Game was MJ’s Coming Out Party

The NBA All-Star Game is returning to Chicago for the first time in 32 years. And while the Chicago Bulls probably won’t send any representatives this year, its franchise’s greatest player once used this venue to start changing his career’s narrative. Eventually, the United Center would become “The House that Jordan Built”, but he first…

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The new tentative collective bargaining agreement between the WNBA and WNBPA is a groundbreaking labor contract for those parties. But that’s kind of the problem. While the league has yet to make the full text of the CBA available (and likely won’t do so until after the contract is voted on by the league’s Board…

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The Silver Lining Behind 2019 Seattle Storm’s Poor Injury Luck

The Seattle Storm’s hopes of repeating in 2019 were already all but dashed by the time the season tipped off. In the six weeks before the season began, league MVP Breanna Stewart suffered a ruptured Achilles overseas and star point guard Sue Bird underwent arthroscopic knee surgery. That left a lot of question marks and…

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PODCAST: NBA Midseason Awards Edition

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) make their midseason picks for every major award. Who is the front-runner for MVP: James Harden, Luka Doncic or Giannis Antetokounmpo? Can anyone catch Ja Morant for Rookie of the Year? Who’s leading the wide-open Defensive Player of the Year and…

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One of the more innovative and perplexing pieces of NBA news of late is Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie’s notion to sell “digital tokens” on his future earnings. Reading through the tweets on this topic, I’m struck by how many are still saying, “I still don’t understand what this is all about.” So here’s a…

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