Tagged gregg popovich

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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50 Important Predictions for the 2019-20 NBA Season: Part 3

The final part of our 50 Important Predictions series has a heavy focus on the Western Conference. Why? West Coast, Best Coast. There is so much drama and intrigue here; Almost six teams could legitimately win the conference, and therefore the title. It’s going to be a bloodbath. If you missed the first 33 predictions,…

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PODCAST: 2019-20 NBA Southwest Division Season Preview

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba), Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) and Bobby Karalla (@bobbykaralla) of Mavs.com preview the Southwest Division ahead of the 2019-20 NBA season. What should we expect from Kristaps Porzingis this year? How will Russell Westbrook and James Harden fit together? How will the Memphis Grizzlies move on from…

FIBA World Cup 2019 Group E Preview: Czech Republic, Japan, Turkey, United States

The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup is almost here. As part of the event’s rebrand, the number of teams incorporated will expand from 24 to 32. The tournament is being 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.…

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Young Backcourt Will Spark San Antonio Spurs in 2019-20

So long as head coach Gregg Popovich remains in place, the San Antonio Spurs are a veritable lock to win 45-plus games and make the playoffs. After all, they’ve done so in each of the past 23 years (not counting the lockout-shortened 1998-99 campaign, during which they went 37-13 in the regular season). Although seven-time…

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Kawhi Leonard Reminds Us What Makes Him Great

Normally when an NBA superstar falls from public grace, it’s due to something out of his control. His play slips as he ages, or his body breaks down after thousands of wild forays to the basket. Or a younger player at his position reinvents what we accept as possible and said superstar loses relevancy. (Hello…

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Who Should Be 2018-19 NBA Coach of the Year?

Just about every NBA award race in 2018-19 will come down to the wire, but Coach of the Year may be the most hotly contested of all. There are no shortage of deserving candidates from which to choose, as a number of coaches led their team to far more success than expected. Some successfully navigated…

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The ‘Gremlin’ Spurs Don’t Die, They Multiply

This was supposed to be the year the San Antonio Spurs (finally) fell off.  We (read: I) have been waiting for the shoe to drop for years. This summer seemed to lay the framework of the inevitable slip. The Spurs traded Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a pick.…

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