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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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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…

2019 NBA Mock Draft, Part 2: Picks for Playoff Teams

NBA teams are in the process of identifying which now-former college players they want to invest in, as well as drawing pathways towards them. You can never quite plan ahead for the craziness that is draft night. Teams will leak false reports, create smokescreens and do whatever it takes to make the draft fall in…

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2019 NBA Mock Draft, Part 1: How do the Lottery Teams Fare?

NBA teams are in the process of identifying which now-former college players they want to invest in, as well as drawing pathways towards them. You can never quite plan ahead for the craziness that is draft night. Teams will leak false reports, create smokescreens and do whatever it takes to make the draft fall in their…

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Toronto Raptors Showcase Importance of Late NBA Draft Picks

As the 2019 NBA Playoffs near its dramatic conclusion, most teams have already set their sights on improving for 2019-20. The NBA draft is coming quickly, and executives are scrambling to identify their top choices. The book on this year’s prospect haul is that it’s woefully uninspiring outside of Zion Williamson. It lacks the depth…

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…

How 2019 NBA Draft Lottery Can Reshape NBA’s Future

Whichever team wins the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night will land the rights to Duke forward Zion Williamson. That’s a given after he put up one of the most dominant freshman seasons in college basketball history. The 6’7″, 285-pound athletic marvel will provide an immediate jolt to whichever team he suits up for next season.…

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Playing 2019 NBA Draft Matchmaker, Part 4

As we’re nearing the Conference Finals, it’s time to reveal the final eight selections of the NBA Match-Making Mock Draft. Remember: This is an exercise that solely focuses on team need, as opposed to normal BPA (Best Player Available) mentality. You can read Part 1 here on the high lottery, Part 2 on the low-lottery teams…

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The Ten Commandments of NBA Draft Scouting

When I joined The Basketball Writers this Fall, I was excited about entering a space that was craving change to the current landscape of analysis. Most of the free and oversaturated content is structured the same way, designed for heavy clicks—catchy but frequently unsubstantive content and cut from a cloth that the everyday consumer can…