By Adam Spinella

Adam is currently a college basketball coach at the Division III level working at Washington & Jefferson College. He loves watching for offensive schemes while specializing in individual skill development, shooting technique and coach-speak. Born in New Hampshire, Adam grew up as a Celtics fan but now claims to just love "good basketball", which does not include mid-range jumpers.

TBW’s Official 2019 NBA Mock Draft

Let’s not waste time or precious cliches by reminding you what time of year it is, what’s at stake Thursday, how one life and/or NBA franchise can be changed in an instant. Blah, blah, blah. You’re here for a Mock Draft, so here’s how you read the positions on this one: PG = Point Guard…

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2019 NBA Draft Prospect Breakdown: The Wild Cards

Through my own recruiting and this draft scouting process, I keep circling back to this quote in examining my own methods. All scouts and assistant coaches must answer to somebody when gathering information on a player, and they will be forced to answer questions to provide context and conclusions from the legwork they’ve done. But…

Warriors’ Dynasty is About to Come Full Circle

No more Kevin Durant. DeMarcus Cousins and Kevon Looney are both question marks as they battle through injuries. Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala have been playing hurt, too. This team looks less like the Golden State Warriors and more like a sick game of “last one standing.” Nonetheless, the Warriors stole Game 5 on the…

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2019 NBA Draft Prospect Breakdown: The Defenders

Offense wins games, but defense wins championships. The old adage may or may not be true (anymore), so defense is often viewed in a tilted lens from a draft perspective. NBA coaches and general managers would rather take a player (in the early draft stages) with a scoring mentality and surround him with role-playing defenders…

Just What Are the Brooklyn Nets Up to?

We all knew Sean Marks was moving the Brooklyn Nets in the right direction. From the resurgence of the organization during the 2019 NBA Playoffs to the sudden rise of their free agent candidacy, the Nets have been considered a threat to turn the corner from rebuild to contender. When news broke on Thursday of…

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2019 NBA Draft Prospect Breakdown: The Scorers

At the end of the day, basketball is a fairly simple game. It’s about getting buckets. There are a few names in the draft class of 2019 that are more adept at putting up points than others and may be able to make an impact as scorers at the NBA level. Some are bulk-scorers that…

The X’s and O’s That Will Define 2019 NBA Finals

On Thursday night, the 2019 NBA Finals (finally) commence between two teams who took very opposite paths to arrive. The Golden State Warriors are looking for their third consecutive championship and fourth of the last five years. The favorites, Golden State enters the series with questions surrounding the health and availability of superstars Kevin Durant…

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Marc Gasol Has Been Toronto Raptors’ Secret Weapon

We all thought it was Jimmy Butler’s arrival in Philadelphia, but it turns out the most important acquisition at the 2019 trade deadline was Marc Gasol heading to the Toronto Raptors. During this Eastern Conference Finals against Milwaukee, Gasol has averaged a seemingly “not-that-important” 10.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, five assists and 2.5 blocks while shooting…

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2019 NBA Draft Prospect Breakdown: The Lead Guards

Let’s fill a sorely-needed space in the NBA Draft landscape: video breakdowns. Instead of thousands of words thrown at a reader to illustrate a point, showing those key points visually can be so much more effective. Plus, there is a clear absence of thorough and nuanced video breakdowns for each top prospect, creating an over-reliance…