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Fran Fraschilla on NBA Draft, G-League, New York Knicks & More

Fran Fraschilla has been a staple of ESPN’s basketball coverage at all levels for the past 18 years. What began as a “be the international draft guy” assignment for the former college coach has turned into a multi-faceted and modern approach to covering all things NBA draft. Fran sat down with TBW’s Ray LeBov to…

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Grading New York Knicks’ Mid-Lottery NBA Draft Targets

There is always hope in the next New York Knicks draft pick. Despite the franchise’s frustrating recent history and tumultuous management, there’s a buzz and eagerness to talk about the future in Leon Rose’s first offseason as team president. The talent at the top of this year’s draft isn’t particularly stellar, so many franchises may…

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2020 NBA Draft: The Curious Athleticism of Obi Toppin

6’9″ and 220 pounds with jump-out-of-the-gym athleticism. 39 percent 3-point shooting, 1.06 points per possession on post-ups and 4.4 ppg in transition. The anchor of the nation’s most efficient offense and a National Player of the Year candidate for a team that went 29-2. Obi Toppin checks a lot of boxes. He’s a prototypical inside-outside…

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Who’s the Most Valuable Big Man in the 2020 NBA Draft?

NBA scouts and executives are becoming increasingly picky about drafting big men. It’s rare to find centers and combo bigs who can operate as true rim protectors, switchable defenders and multidimensional offensive threats. Teams don’t base their decisions on size as much as they used to, either. They now gravitate toward the speed and interchangeability…

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