Tagged NBA Draft

The Unequal Path Women Take from College to the WNBA

A 20-year old sophomore at Texas Tech, Jarrett Culver played his last college basketball game on April 8th when his Red Raiders were defeated by the University of Virginia in the NCAA men’s basketball championship game. On May 16th, Culver will be in Chicago to attend the 2019 NBA Draft Combine—a televised event on ESPN2. If…

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2019 NBA Draft Prospect Breakdown: The Lead Guards

Let’s fill a sorely-needed space in the NBA Draft landscape: video breakdowns. Instead of thousands of words thrown at a reader to illustrate a point, showing those key points visually can be so much more effective. Plus, there is a clear absence of thorough and nuanced video breakdowns for each top prospect, creating an over-reliance…

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How 2019 NBA Draft Lottery Can Reshape NBA’s Future

Whichever team wins the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night will land the rights to Duke forward Zion Williamson. That’s a given after he put up one of the most dominant freshman seasons in college basketball history. The 6’7″, 285-pound athletic marvel will provide an immediate jolt to whichever team he suits up for next season.…

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The Ten Commandments of NBA Draft Scouting

When I joined The Basketball Writers this Fall, I was excited about entering a space that was craving change to the current landscape of analysis. Most of the free and oversaturated content is structured the same way, designed for heavy clicks—catchy but frequently unsubstantive content and cut from a cloth that the everyday consumer can…

Would Trading for Anthony Davis Even Fix the Celtics?

The Boston Celtics entered the 2018-19 NBA season as clear favorites to emerge from the LeBron James-less Eastern Conference and challenge the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. Then they ended said season by losing four straight to the Milwaukee Bucks after stealing Game 1 of their second-round series. The Celtics are now staring…

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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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EuroCup Players Who Will Attract NBA Attention This Offseason

EuroCup is widely considered as the second-tier pan-European basketball competition. It includes the best non-EuroLeague teams in the continent among 32 clubs overall. The winner takes home a rather large trophy, but the ultimate prize is a guaranteed spot to next season’s EuroLeague. Competitiveness-wise, this isn’t EuroLeague per se. Still, there’s always plenty of talent…

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Grit’n’Ground Out: Challenges of the Memphis Grizzlies’ Rebuild

The time has finally come for the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grit’n’Grind era is no more, and it appears the front office has finally decided it’s time to pull the plug. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski recently dropped one of his patented Bombs, reporting the Grizzlies had “reached a crossroads.” Mainstays of the most successful stint in Grizzlies…

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