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Grizzlies Just Found Their New Era With Ja Morant, Brandon Clarke

The Memphis Grizzlies moved past the final remnants of the Grit-and-Grind era Wednesday when they traded longtime point guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver, Grayson Allen, this year’s No. 23 pick and a future first-rounder, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. One day later, they officially jump-started that post-Conley future…

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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 Wild Cards

Through my own recruiting and this draft scouting process, I keep circling back to this quote in examining my own methods. All scouts and assistant coaches must answer to somebody when gathering information on a player, and they will be forced to answer questions to provide context and conclusions from the legwork they’ve done. But…

Sekou Doumbouya is 2019 NBA Draft’s International Enigma

French teenager Sekou Doumbouya will likely be the youngest player and first international prospect picked in the 2019 NBA Draft. With physical gifts that capture general managers’ imaginations and an early knack for improving, the 18-year-old forward has rightfully earned lottery buzz. Like most overseas youngsters, Doumbouya is somewhat of a mystery and far from…

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Rui Hachimura Carries Japan’s Basketball Dreams to 2019 NBA Draft

When Rui Hachimura gets picked in the 2019 NBA Draft, he will have bridged both sides of the Pacific. June 20, 2019, is when Hachimura will become the first-ever homegrown Japanese drafted in the NBA. It will truly be a landmark achievement, unprecedented in the annals of Japanese basketball. There have been NBA players of…

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NBA Draft 2019: Come Get Your Role Players

We’ve all heard the prevailing narrative surrounding the 2019 NBA Draft: Zion Williamson is the big fish, and there are perhaps a couple other potential stars in the group. The remaining prospects don’t really capture our imagination, and some have more question marks than elite skills. While the 2019 contingent doesn’t have as much star…

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Atlanta Hawks Are Sleeping Giant in the East

Armed with an impressive young core, multiple first-round picks in this year’s draft, gobs of salary-cap space and no onerous long-term contracts, the Atlanta Hawks have the ingredients to become an Eastern Conference powerhouse in the coming years. Likely Rookie of the Year runner-up Trae Young started his NBA career off slowly, but he finished…

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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…

2019 NBA Mock Draft, Part 2: Picks for Playoff Teams

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…

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