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Potential 3-Point Flamethrowers in the 2020 NBA Draft

These days, who doesn’t love a good sharpshooter from 3? If the 2019 NBA Draft was proof of anything, general managers are among those who dig the long ball. The second-round was littered with 3-point shooting specialists, from Carsen Edwards of the Boston Celtics to Kyle Guy of the Sacramento Kings. Every team needs a…

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2020 NBA Draft Profile: Projecting Jaden McDaniels’ Upside

The top of the 2020 NBA Draft class is filled with exciting, yet puzzling and sometimes polarizing prospects. Washington’s freshman forward Jaden McDaniels fits the bill. His combination of tangible scoring potential and physical tools are clouded by inconsistency and an unpolished playing style. He’s on the NBA radar thanks to a prolific high school…

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2019 NBA Draft Profile: Gauging Anthony Edwards’ Ceiling

Georgia’s high-flying wing Anthony Edwards owns some of the best physical gifts and skills in the 2020 NBA Draft class. Thanks to his agility and creativity, he’s made one of the strongest auditions for the No. 1 pick so far. Through nine games, the 6’5” freshman shooting guard is posting 19.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and…

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Top NBA Draft Prospect Has Been Robbed by NCAA

Memphis freshman center James Wiseman torched the competition during his Nov. 5 college debut. He racked up 28 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks in a 97-64 home shellacking of South Carolina State. Wiseman should’ve celebrated his stellar showing, but the NCAA had other plans by ruling the ESPN 2019 No. 1 recruit ineligible due to “receiving…

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Early Surprises in the 2020 NBA Draft Landscape

There have been some unforeseen developments in the 2020 NBA Draft landscape through the first few weeks of the international and college hoops season. Several prospects are adding skills and adjusting to a higher level of competition sooner than we thought. Others are thriving in a bigger role and are more versatile than anticipated. They’re…

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2020 NBA Draft Watch: Coach Spins’ Preseason Top Ten Prospects

Last Spring, our crew at The Basketball Writers dove into NBA Draft coverage head-first. With in-depth positional breakdowns and scouting reports on each player’s strengths and areas of improvement, our aim was to shift the conversation towards identifying where each prospect fits best and what to expect from them early in their careers. Written analysis,…

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NBA Draft 2020: Can Israel’s Deni Avdija Be the Next Luka Doncic?

The Israeli Junior National Team won the FIBA u20 European Championship on Sunday, defeating Spain 92-84 in Tel Aviv as Israel became the first country since 2008 to repeat as u20 champions.  Deni Avdija, its 18-year-old point forward, is the one constant between the two teams, and he’s quickly creating NBA-level intrigue about what he…

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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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