By Joel C Cordes

Bleacher Report’s former NBA Associate Editor (2012-17). Previously served in key B/R NBA columnist, video host and writer training posts (2009-12) during B/R's industry-changing rise and NBA-driven buyout by Turner Sports. Former high school history teacher, basketball coach, and play-by-play broadcaster; NBA podcast host, locker room reporter (Minnesota Timberwolves, Vikings, Twins, Wild) and radio host/producer. Most recently Managing Editor of TravelPulse.com. Appears on NBA radio shows across the U.S.

FIBA World Cup 2019 HQ

Here you’ll find all our scouting reports and previews for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in one easy place. We’ll also add our tournament check-ins and analysis as well. Special thanks to TBW’s Brandon Jefferson and Dan O’Brien for helming coverage. Remember to check out fiba.basketball/basketballworldcup/2019 for all scores and game coverage. In-Tournament Coverage Previewing…

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What We’re Doing at The Basketball Writers

Dating back to my days at Bleacher Report’s NBA Department—can’t believe it was 10 years ago I started at B/R already—I’ve been near constantly asked by students, family, friends, etc.: “How do I get involved in sports media? How do I break through? How do I have a career?” I almost grimace when it’s time…

TBW’s 2019 NBA Draft Bible

Everything you need to know is right here as you get ready for Thursday night. Whether you’re researching unknown players who just popped up in your Twitter feed, or you just want a fresh take on your favorites, the TBW crew of Adam Spinella, Dan O’Brien, Bryan Toporek, Mort Stig Jensen, Antonis Stroggylakis and Enzo…

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TBW Expert 2019 NBA Finals Preview Roundtable

It’s finally here. The Toronto Raptors arrive to their first-ever NBA Finals riding an all-time great postseason showing by Kawhi Leonard. Their reward is facing a Golden State Warriors team that is the most dominant of the era, if not the best ever. Postseason demons finally vanquished and the basketball hopes of an entire nation meet…

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The Ultimate 2019 NBA Playoffs Preview

The NBA Playoffs are sans LeBron James but flush with storylines amid a seemingly wide-open Eastern Conference and a West wondering whether the Warriors will ever wane. Alliteration aside, we asked our crack team of staff writers, contributors and editors about the myriad angles this postseason presents. the west What’s the Golden State Warriors’ weak link…

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Meet the ‘Intelligent Media’ Team

Intelligent Media started with a dream. Actually, it was more of a nightmare. Our founders surveyed the crumbling sports media landscape–ever fragmenting while treating its creators and readers worse each day–and knew there must be something better out there. The only problem? There really wasn’t. So they started building something that would be. Ray LeBov…

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Who are The Basketball Writers?

Traditional online content is undergoing massive disruption and redefinition, as is the NBA media world. Site after well-known site makes layoffs, and the few that remain so massively underpay their writers, podcasters and video producers (henceforth collectively summed up as “writers”) that very few survive, much less thrive. The current economic model requires click-based churning…

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