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Midseason NBA Coach of the Year Power Rankings

We’re more than halfway through the 2019-20 NBA campaign, and a small group of coaches have emerged as the strongest candidates for Coach of the Year honors. With so many players switching teams this offseason, some of the league’s top skippers have faced new and significant challenges. While Coach of the Year winners often have…

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10 NBA Questions: How Obnoxious is the ‘Giannis Leaving Milwaukee’ Chatter?

How much more obnoxious can this made-up storyline get? The answer is none. None more obnoxious. (But it somehow will.) And thus the reason why so many people hate the “big boys” of sports media and its talking heads who typically have no idea what they’re talking about. Instead of analyzing the games using anything…

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Professional Collegiate League Provides New Path to NBA

There are conflicts inherent in the experiences of college basketball players in the NCAA. Whether that takes the form of not being able to choose certain majors because the class schedule conflicts with sports commitments or well-documented “paper classes” designed to keep athletes academically eligible without them doing any actual classwork, the academic experience of…

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Selling Your Future? Spencer Dinwiddie’s Digital Tokens Explained

One of the more innovative and perplexing pieces of NBA news of late is Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie’s notion to sell “digital tokens” on his future earnings. Reading through the tweets on this topic, I’m struck by how many are still saying, “I still don’t understand what this is all about.” So here’s a…

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10 NBA Questions: Trade ‘Rumors’ Time

You probably knew this already, but doesn’t it kind of blow your mind that the highest-trafficked portions of the NBA season are Free Agency, Trade Deadline and the Draft? That’s no joke. The hypothetical season indeed outweighs the concrete stuff like Opening Day, the Playoffs and even the NBA Finals by a pretty significant margin.…

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2020 NBA Rookie Rankings: Ja Morant, Michael Porter Jr., Tyler Herro & More

As we enter the second half of the 2019-2020 NBA season, it’s time for an updated set of rookie rankings. Although Zion Williamson’s absence takes some of the sparkle from this class, there are other standouts carving out niches in the Association. The Rookie of the Year race is starting to become clearer now that…

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Robert Covington Needs a Change of Scenery

Now seven years into his NBA career, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robert Covington is stuck in a peculiar situation. After providing a glimmer of hope for the Philadelphia 76ers during the height of their rebuild, Covington was cast away in what was seen as the completion of ‘The Process.’ He was shipped off to the Timberwolves—another…

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10 NBA Questions: End-of-the-Decade Edition

We like to get granular here at TBW, digging into the players and trends that help shape the NBA, WNBA, eSports and FIBA games we love so much. We also believe that irresponsible, clickbaity speculation is both out of control over the past few years and also not helping the game in the long run.…

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One NBA Trade Deadline Move Can Return Warriors to Title Favorites Next Season

Let’s (mostly) run it back, San Fran. In their unbelievable misfortune through injuries and player departures, the Golden State Warriors have been afforded an incredible opportunity. They can use the 2019-20 season as a gap year for their main stars, preparing them mentally to be fresh for the next campaign. They will bottom-out in the…

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Atlanta Dream Co-Owner & US Senator Can’t ‘Stick to Sports’

Kelly Loeffler is simultaneously a future member of the United States Senate and a co-owner of the Atlanta Dream. Having an owner of one of the WNBA’s 12 franchises in the US Senate should be a win for the league in terms of both the ability to influence policy and visibility. Because of Loeffler’s politics,…

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