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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: Northwest 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 past few weeks, we have examined one big question hanging over each team heading into the season. We’ll finish with the Northwest Division, where all…

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How Minnesota Timberwolves Maximize Andrew Wiggins

Five years into his NBA career, Andrew Wiggins remains an oft-frustrating enigma. The 2014 No. 1 overall pick has the physical profile of an elite two-way player, but he’s failed to become a consistent difference-maker on either end of the floor. He’ll flash explosive scoring chops or lockdown defense at times, but he has yet…

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Where Do Minnesota Timberwolves Go From Here?

Between a wild draft night and a major letdown on the first day of free agency, Gerson Rosas experienced a year’s worth of headaches within the month of June. Newly-hired as Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations, Rosas and his slowly-building front office had an active draft night that featured trading up to the No.…

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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 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 1

In today’s NBA, most lottery teams draft the best player available in the available pool and then figure out the fit later on during free agency. That’s been the thinking for years, seeing as teams are scared of leaving a potential star on the board solely because his position is already filled. That is typically the…

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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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