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PODCAST: 2019 NBA Draft Winners & Losers

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) walk through the biggest winners and losers of the 2019 NBA draft. Did any team have a better night than the New Orleans Pelicans? How bright is the Memphis Grizzlies’ future after landing Ja Morant and Brandon Clarke? Who else had…

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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Grizzlies Just Found Their New Era With Ja Morant, Brandon Clarke

The Memphis Grizzlies moved past the final remnants of the Grit-and-Grind era Wednesday when they traded longtime point guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver, Grayson Allen, this year’s No. 23 pick and a future first-rounder, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. One day later, they officially jump-started that post-Conley future…

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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…

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…

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…