By Huw Hopkins

Huw is a TBW staff writer who grew up in Wales and currently lives in England where he coaches a local basketball team. He loves all sorts of basketball: men's, women's, wheelchair, international, good and bad. He has bylines with the NBA/WNBA’s UK broadcast rights partner Sky Sports, has featured on Sporting News covering FIBA events and is a Lead Writer with UK-based basketball website and podcast Double Clutch. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram @coach_huw where he often posts about how Tim Duncan was the best player of his era.

3 Things ‘The Last Dance’ Hasn’t Told You (Yet?)

One of the reasons The Last Dance has been so widely anticipated is the never-before-seen video content that was promised. Just two episodes in, there is still a lot to be shown from the culmination of the Chicago Bulls’ second Three-Peat, but while some of the information that has already been revealed, other parts have…

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Vince Carter was Often in the Right Place at the Wrong Time

With the NBA season over, no sports to discuss and the potential ending of Vince Carter’s career, fans and pundits have been looking back at his greatest achievements fondly. There is talk of his all-time dunk contest performance, the return to Toronto, the buzzer-beater in Dallas, the additional stops in Memphis, Phoenix, Orlando, and appreciation…

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Meet a Few of the Many Women Creating a Basketball Renaissance

Before being shut down by the Coronavirus, the many levels of women’s basketball were buzzing with excitement. Maybe it was the result of multiple exciting seasons—both past, present and future in the WNBA and NCAA. Perhaps it was WNBA’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement and its subsequent free agency—all portending greater player movement and empowerment. Maybe…

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How COVID-19 is Affecting US Basketball Players Overseas

LeBron James might have initially balked at the prospect of not playing basketball in front of fans, but the NBA is now shutting its doors with the news that Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has tested positive for Coronavirus. The world simply has to take note of the serious problems that could arise from this…

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Coby White is Chicago Bulls’ Bright Spot in Another Lost Season

The best thing about the Chicago Bulls this season has been the jerseys. The colors, the styles, the throwbacks… There is something about the Bulls’ championship heritage mixed with the culture of a great city like Chicago. It just works. But their basketball performance? Meh. Despite some faint postseason hopes among fans at the start…

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Dallas Mavericks Aren’t Quite Ready Yet

Luka Doncic might be way ahead of Trae Young in terms of early career success so far; Kristaps Porzingis has been the winner of the trade that sent him to the Dallas Mavericks from the New York Knicks; Offensively, the Mavs look to be in a strong position to claim a playoff spot. But it’s…

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What Will Winning Look Like for Washington Wizards?

Though fans might not believe it amid some recent dark days, Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis does know something about winning. One of his greatest strengths has been loyalty,  as well as giving people time to do their job. Unfortunately for the Wizards, that loyalty to bad decision-makers, injured players and dwindling opportunities has also…

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How Utah Jazz Can Maximize Mike Conley

When the referees missed an easy goaltending call on Rudy Gobert against the Portland Trail Blazers on February, it helped the home team break a five-game losing streak. It wasn’t a convincing 117-114 win for the Utah Jazz, but it was a win. The next night against the Houston Rockets, the Jazz needed a doubly…

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