By Kelly Scaletta

Kelly is a TBW co-Founder and frequent contributor. He spent 4.5 years in the USAF before attending University of Minnesota, Bible college in Anaheim and 15 years in youth ministry. Basketball blogger-turned-NBA Featured Columnist with Bleacher Report, BBallBreakdown, Fansided, The Step Back, Hoops Habit, SportsNet, Vantage Sports, Dime and FanRag, among others, his work has been read over 25 million times. The former NBA Assistant Editor at FanRag (2016-18), he is an NBA Twitter staple who is well-connected and respected among today’s finest basketball writers.

D’Angelo Russell is Making Minnesota Timberwolves Fun Again

The Minnesota Timberwolves have a long history of being bad. They’ve made the playoffs just once since 2003-04. That was the only time in franchise history they had ever gotten out of the first round. Not coincidentally, they don’t have a very good track record of point guards following that same season when Sam Cassell…

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Can Andrew Wiggins Find Himself in Golden State?

Andrew Wiggins is on his way to the Golden State Warriors after spending the first five-plus seasons of his career with the Minnesota Timberwolves. It seems to me that most of the talk has been about how Wiggins is a better fit for the Warriors than combo guard D’Angelo Russell, who was traded to the…

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Will Going All-Small Ball be Houston Rockets’ Downfall?

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Houston Rockets are trading Clint Capela to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday as part of a massive four-team trade which brings back Robert Covington and Jordan Bell to the Rockets. They also send out their 2020 first-round pick and get back the Golden State Warriors’ 2024 second-round pick.…

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Why the Sun Never Sets on Kobe Nation

I wasn’t a big fan of Kobe Bryant, so this isn’t an article about that. I’m not going to regale you with tales of how I grew up watching him play; I was a 30-year-old man before he started playing. I’m not going to recount for you his stats or rings or All-Star selections. They…

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Ja Morant’s Confidence Has Memphis Grizzlies Winning

The Memphis Grizzlies selected Ja Morant with the No. 2 pick in the 2019 NBA draft. He’s been validating that selection ever since, establishing himself as the front-runner for Rookie of the Year and leading his new team to surprising success. Morant is averaging 17.9 points and 7.0 assists, leading rookies in both categories while…

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Selling Your Future? Spencer Dinwiddie’s Digital Tokens Explained

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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Devonte’ Graham Emerging as NBA’s Newest ‘3-and-P’ Threat

When the Boston Celtics traded for Kemba Walker, it opened up a chance for young Devonte’ Graham to prove himself, even as the Charlotte Hornets bet far bigger money on free agent scoring guard Terry Rozier. Graham has not only seized the opportunity, he’s one of this year’s most improved players and possibly the league’s…

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Russell Westbrook, Houston Rockets Have Figured Each Other Out

Russell Westbrook’s immersion into the Houston Rockets hasn’t been seamless, but it’s beginning to take hold as the season progresses. His early-season inefficiency is getting better, and wins are coming as a result. Come postseason, that could mean all the difference. Westbrook isn’t the first great point guard that James Harden has played with. His…

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Take a Luka Me Now: Doncic’s Career Arc is Off to an All-Time Start

Luka Doncic was impressive in Europe, impressive enough that some people thought he was worthy of the No. 1 overall pick. Not everyone agreed, of course, and we know at least two teams who weren’t convinced enough to draft him. There’s a good chance they’d rethink that decision today if offered the opportunity. The Dallas…

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James Harden is King of the Monster Game

James Harden was lighting it up again. November 30 was to the tune of 60 points in a shade over 30 minutes. Then he watched the entire fourth quarter. He was surreal, going 8-of-10 from 2, 8-of-14 from 3 and 20-of-23 from the charity stripe. His 87.9 true shooting percentage was the highest in NBA…

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