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Key Takeaways from 2019 NBA Draft

The 2019 NBA Draft was a marathon with four lottery picks traded, a green room invitee falling to the 40’s and several executives turning heads with their choices. Some guy named Zion Williamson from Duke went first overall and will garner most of the headlines, but there were many more layers to the evening’s festivities.…

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Teams Most Likely to Make a Trade on NBA Draft Night

We aim not to sink to the fake trade rumors, the useless and pure conjecture that fills most of the Internet during draft season. But avoiding the “what if” scenarios entirely does little justice to the high likelihood that multiple deals will go down on draft night. In fact, trades that impact draft night began…

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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’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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PODCAST: 2019 NBA Draft Preview, Anthony Davis Trade Fallout

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) welcome Sam Vecenie (@sam_vecenie) of The Athletic to preview the 2019 NBA draft before discussing the fallout from the Anthony Davis trade. Where does Zion Williamson rank among top prospects in recent years? Should the Pelicans trade the No. 4 pick?…

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…

Sekou Doumbouya is 2019 NBA Draft’s International Enigma

French teenager Sekou Doumbouya will likely be the youngest player and first international prospect picked in the 2019 NBA Draft. With physical gifts that capture general managers’ imaginations and an early knack for improving, the 18-year-old forward has rightfully earned lottery buzz. Like most overseas youngsters, Doumbouya is somewhat of a mystery and far from…

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Rui Hachimura Carries Japan’s Basketball Dreams to 2019 NBA Draft

When Rui Hachimura gets picked in the 2019 NBA Draft, he will have bridged both sides of the Pacific. June 20, 2019, is when Hachimura will become the first-ever homegrown Japanese drafted in the NBA. It will truly be a landmark achievement, unprecedented in the annals of Japanese basketball. There have been NBA players of…

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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…

NBA Draft 2019: Come Get Your Role Players

We’ve all heard the prevailing narrative surrounding the 2019 NBA Draft: Zion Williamson is the big fish, and there are perhaps a couple other potential stars in the group. The remaining prospects don’t really capture our imagination, and some have more question marks than elite skills. While the 2019 contingent doesn’t have as much star…

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