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2020 NBA Draft: How Valuable is the Craftiness of Tre Jones?

In such an uncertain environment, there is little about the 2020 NBA Draft that is certain. Workouts will be affected, as will combines, testing information and in-person interviews. Scouts no longer have the NCAA Tournament as a one-stop-shop to conveniently evaluate. How will the draft order even be determined in a season without playoffs? We’re…

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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…

NBA Draft Watch: Challenges Ahead in March Madness Sweet Sixteen

The first two rounds of the 2019 NCAA Tournament saw more chalk than a powerlifter’s convention. Twelve of the sixteen teams to make the Sweet Sixteen are top-three seeds within their region, and rather clearly the nation’s top teams. There was a brief flurry revolving around Ja Morant’s dazzling performance against Marquette, as well as…

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The Lessons Every NBA Volume Scorer Must Learn

Last week, a few games I watched left me simultaneously impressed by young talent and worried about their development. I shouldn’t be surprised. Teenagers with immense skill don’t get enough credit for their maturity, growth and the difficulty of their tasks. These are guys a few years removed from high school social studies that are already…

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