By Adam Spinella

Adam is currently a college basketball coach at the Division III level working at Dickinson 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.

NBA Frontcourts of the Future: Lauri Markkanen & Wendell Carter Jr.

“The NBA is a guard-oriented league.” Modernized spacing concepts lead to wider driving lanes, making it easier than ever to be a guard. The trends are certainly changing towards skill and versatility over size and strength. So, why are teams still investing in high-caliber frontcourt tandems? This piece is the final installment in a five-part series here…

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NBA Frontcourts of the Future: Jaren Jackson Jr. & Brandon Clarke

“The NBA is a guard-oriented league.” Modernized spacing concepts lead to wider driving lanes, making it easier than ever to be a guard. The trends are certainly changing towards skill and versatility over size and strength. So, why are teams still investing in high-caliber frontcourt tandems? In a five-part series here at TBW, we dive into…

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NBA Frontcourts of the Future: Julius Randle & Mitchell Robinson

“The NBA is a guard-oriented league.” Modernized spacing concepts lead to wider driving lanes, making it easier to be a guard than ever. Crunch time sets still revolve around isolations and ball screens where handlers that can make the reliable play are paramount. Teams are even beginning to downsize their rosters, playing more guards than…

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NBA Frontcourts of the Future: DeAndre Ayton & Dario Saric

“The NBA is a guard-oriented league.” Modernized spacing concepts lead to wider driving lanes, making it easier to be a guard than ever. Crunch time sets still revolve around isolations and ball screens where handlers that can make the reliable play are paramount. Teams are even beginning to downsize their rosters, playing more guards than…

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NBA Frontcourts of the Future: Marvin Bagley & Harry Giles

You have probably heard the saying dozens of times, from even the highest-profile basketball analysts on television: “The NBA is a guard-oriented league.” To a large extent, the saying contains a lot of truth. Modernized spacing concepts lead to wider driving lanes, making it easier to be a guard than ever. Crunch time sets still…

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The Continued Intrigue of Kelly Oubre Jr.

Caris LeVert, Derrick White, Kyle Kuzma and Pascal Siakam are all considered significant young building blocks for their franchises. They are all on rookie scale contracts, all on teams with championship hopes and all have already received praise for their play. All four are also older than Phoenix Suns wing Kelly Oubre Jr. Despite what…

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2nd-Round Picks Who Showed Out in NBA Summer League

What do Nikola Jokic, Draymond Green and Isaiah Thomas all have in common? They were drafted in the second round. Common conception paints second-round selections as roster filler on cheap contracts, role players at their apex or high-risk, high-reward prospects that are simply too worrisome to spend a first-round selection on. But All-Stars and primary…

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NBA Veterans Standing Out at NBA Summer League

Summer League is all about finding the next big stars, right? Well, sort of. For most rookies, it’s about making a great first impression and seeing how quickly they will acclimate to the new level. Top picks and “sure-thing” guys go through the motions to reinforce what we already know. For everyone else trying to…

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What’s Next for Toronto Raptors Without Kawhi Leonard?

The news was devastating to the Toronto Raptors: Kawhi Leonard was heading home to Los Angeles. As their dreams of a repeat championship disappear, the focus must shift onto what the organization can do to replace its Finals MVP. The team’s salary situation dictates either a complete blowup of the roster or replacing Leonard with…

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