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2020 NBA Draft: How High Should Aleksej Pokusevski Go?

Following in the footsteps of great international bigs like Arvydas Sabonis, Dirk Nowitzki and Paul Gasol, 7-foot German forward Aleksej Pokusevski has the talent and skills to have earned a spot among the youngest projected draft picks in this age-limit era. Before the likes of Kristaps Porzingis or Luka Doncic burst onto the scene and…

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The NBA I Grew Up Watching: The ‘We Believe’ Warriors

With the emergence of positionless basketball and the increased emphasis on the three-point shot, the days of needing a dominant seven-footer on the low block to win a championship have past. As the NBA continues to transition to a more guard-centric style, the term “small ball” has become quite popular. Teams across the league are…

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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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Here’s How Luka Doncic Can Win NBA MVP

The Western Conference has proven to truly be the Wild West this season. Outside of the Los Angeles Lakers (17-3) and the Golden State Warriors (4-17), the bulk of the conference is separated by about six games. The Dallas Mavericks have especially surprised to begin the year: They are 13-6 and currently are tied for…

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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…

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Predicting NBA’s Top 10 International Players in 2019-20: Luka Doncic (6)

There have only been five rookies in NBA history to average 20 points, five rebounds and five assists per game: Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Tyreke Evans and Luka Doncic.  Leading up to the 2018 NBA Draft, there was a lot of debate over just how good the Slovenian teenager was. Unlike other big-name…

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FIBA World Cup 2019 Group G Preview: Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Jordan

As part of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup’s rebrand, the number of teams now expand from 24 to 32. The tournament is held in China and will crown a champion of international basketball—with the added bonus of seven countries securing a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The teams are split into eight groups…

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VIDCAST: Are We Finally Appreciating Kevin Durant?

Mr. Controversy, D. Intellectual, Allen Fields and G discuss Kevin Durant in the “Scorers Pantheon” and name the top-5 bucket-getters they have personally watched. Are we finally recognizing where he stands as an all-time offensive player? Who would you place in your top-5 scorers ever? Leave us a comment below! NOTE: This episode originally aired…

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The Evolution Towards Positionless Basketball

A lot can change in twenty years. Two decades ago, Michael Jordan had just retired and an era of post-up basketball took over. The San Antonio Spurs won an NBA Championship with Tim Duncan and David Robinson towering on the blocks. Shaquille O’Neal was perhaps the most dominant back-to-the-basket scorer in the league. The NBA…

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