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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…

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Why Zion Williamson Isn’t a Lock for NBA Rookie of the Year

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson enters the 2019-20 NBA season as the overwhelming favorite (-135) to win Rookie of the Year, which should come as no surprise. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft averaged 22.6 points on 68.0 percent shooting, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.8 blocks in…

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2019-20 NBA Season Preview: Southeast Division

The 2019-20 NBA season is just around the corner. After an offseason chock-full of player movement, the title race appears as wide-open as it has been in years. Over the coming weeks, we will examine one big question hanging over each team heading into the season. We’ll continue today with the Southeast Division, where two…

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PODCAST: 2019-20 NBA Southeast Division Season Preview

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba), Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) and special guest Jeff Siegel (@jgsiegel) of Peachtree Hoops and Early Bird Rights preview the Southeast Division ahead of the 2019-20 NBA season. Could the Atlanta Hawks make the playoffs this year? Are the Orlando Magic the favorites in the division? How…

Will Atlanta Hawks’ ‘Warriors East’ Approach Work?

When the Atlanta Hawks transitioned from the Mike Budenholzer era to the Lloyd Pierce era in 2018, general manager Travis Schlenk began to shape the franchise in the likeness of his former team: the 2015-2019 Western Conference juggernaut Golden State Warriors. Many view the hiring of Pierce and the acquisition of Trae Young, Kevin Huerter,…

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New Orleans Pelicans Can Shape Future Sooner Than You Think

The Los Angeles Lakers are getting most of the publicity from their side of the Anthony Davis trade. Adding a top-eight player to a team equipped with LeBron James and $32 million in cap space is exciting. There’s quite literally room for Super Team speculation, as Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, and Jimmy Butler have all…

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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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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…