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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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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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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 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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Playing 2019 NBA Draft Matchmaker, Part 2

Most NBA Lottery teams draft the best player available and then figure out the fit later on during free agency. Teams are scared of leaving a potential star on the board solely because his position is already filled. Yet, fit is still a strong consideration because current teams also have current stars, and rookies don’t…

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