Tagged ben simmons

We May be Missing the Greatest Men’s Basketball Tournament Ever

The fate of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo had been hanging in the balance ever since the COVID-19 outbreak began in China months ago. However, pressure truly began to mount on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the virus rapidly spread throughout the world.  The Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committee announced last weekend that they…

Get the NBA and WNBA insights you crave with a 14-day FREE Trial! Join Today

Share

NBA PODCAST: Stories from Inside ‘The Process’ 76ers

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) speaks with Yaron Weitzman (@yaronweitzman), author of the new book “Tanking to the Top,” about the Process Sixers. What led to Sam Hinkie’s downfall in Philadelphia? What misunderstandings about the Process do the general public—or Sixers fans—still have? Is Brett Brown’s job in jeopardy? Can…

Share

NBA’s Top 25-and-Under Defensive Weapons

While the NBA is littered with young offensive standouts, high-level defenders aren’t quite as abundant. It’s exceptionally difficult to shine defensively in today’s league. Scorers and playmakers are more skilled than ever while officiating lends itself toward a high-scoring brand of hoops. Nonetheless, I’m assessing the top young defensive weapons in the second part of…

Share

Furkan Korkmaz Has Become Sixers’ Ace in the Hole

Furkan Korkmaz’s first two NBA seasons were relatively quiet as he played a grand total of 62 games, starting in only seven of them. Yet, he showed steady, albeit modest progression over that time and even gave flashes of being a useful piece for the Philadelphia 76ers moving forward. That’s because he has a “special…

Get the NBA and WNBA insights you crave with a 14-day FREE Trial! Join Today

Share

Why the Joel Embiid, Al Horford Duo Isn’t Working (Sort of)

Last season, the Philadelphia 76ers won 51 games and were a Kawhi Leonard miracle away from going to the Eastern Conference Finals. General manager Elton Brand and his staff made two essential deals over the summer to give the Sixers a changed look. One of those moves was the highly publicized Jimmy Butler sign-and-trade to…

Get the NBA and WNBA insights you crave with a 14-day FREE Trial! Join Today

Share

Is This the Moment Where World Basketball Caught Up with U.S.?

For years, we’ve been hearing how the basketball world is catching up with the USA. But is it time to stop couching that in “future-tense” logic and ponder whether it’s happened, even at the highest levels? In 1992, the USA sent hoops pros to the Olympics for the first time, as the “Dream Team” captured…

Get the NBA and WNBA insights you crave with a 14-day FREE Trial! Join Today

Share

Ranking Each NBA Team’s Prospect Cores for 2019-20, Part 4

Our rankings of each team’s young prospects conclude with teams 1-5. Remember, we only consider players entering their third season or younger. Players with a proven NBA track record are weighted quite heavily along with those who have strong collegiate production. While some rankings might seem surprising on the surface, this list’s criteria are weighted…

Get the NBA and WNBA insights you crave with a 14-day FREE Trial! Join Today

Share