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The NBA I Grew Up Watching: When Centers Ruled the League 

The NBA’s rapid evolution into a positionless game within the past five years has changed basketball forever. This development offers a more open floor and skillful game that showcases players’ otherworldly athleticism through off-the-ball movement, teamwide defensive switching concepts and by stretching defenses horizontally with long-range shooting way past the arc. Even with such positive…

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Where does TBW go with no basketball?

Dear friends and subscribers of TBW, Much has certainly changed in our world over the past couple of months. We anticipate further changes and challenges due to COVID-19 in the near future. These hurdles supersede everything I am about to discuss, so please note this perspective that we recognize basketball (and sport, in general) as such…

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NBA PODCAST: Buyout Season, Post-Beilein Cavs & Saving the Bulls

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the All-Star Game’s Elam Ending, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein’s resignation, notable buyouts and more. Should the NBA implement the Elam Ending beyond the All-Star Game? How should the Cavaliers proceed in the wake of Beilein’s resignation? Will any…

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NBA Film Study: The League’s Best Backdoor Cutters

From a young age, basketball players are taught not to get beat backdoor and give up layups, yet this still happens at the highest levels because the art of cutting is emphasized just as heavily. A few months ago, I published an article here regarding The Anatomy of a Backdoor Set, detailing all the necessary…

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