Tagged Phoenix Suns

NBA Frontcourts of the Future: DeAndre Ayton & Dario Saric

“The NBA is a guard-oriented league.” Modernized spacing concepts lead to wider driving lanes, making it easier to be a guard than ever. Crunch time sets still revolve around isolations and ball screens where handlers that can make the reliable play are paramount. Teams are even beginning to downsize their rosters, playing more guards than…

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Teams That Lost the 2019 NBA Offseason

While plenty of NBA teams came out ahead during perhaps the wildest offseason in league history, a few notable exceptions weren’t so lucky. After all, free agency is a zero-sum game. If one team adds a superstar, another team loses one by definition. The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers are celebrating major free-agent coups,…

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The Continued Intrigue of Kelly Oubre Jr.

Caris LeVert, Derrick White, Kyle Kuzma and Pascal Siakam are all considered significant young building blocks for their franchises. They are all on rookie scale contracts, all on teams with championship hopes and all have already received praise for their play. All four are also older than Phoenix Suns wing Kelly Oubre Jr. Despite what…

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Where Are the Phoenix Suns Going?

The Phoenix Suns have had a truly baffling offseason. Every decent move has been seemingly followed by a terrible one, which is followed by a decent one. There’s a plan in place in Phoenix to build around Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton, but the execution of that plan has been haphazard at best. The Suns’…

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PODCAST: Team Winners, Losers in 2019 NBA Free Agency

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) go through the biggest winners and losers from a wild first week of NBA free agency. Which franchises came out ahead? Which should have some regrets? And who does the jury remain out on? Check out the episode to hear Morten…

PODCAST: 2019 NBA Draft Winners & Losers

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) walk through the biggest winners and losers of the 2019 NBA draft. Did any team have a better night than the New Orleans Pelicans? How bright is the Memphis Grizzlies’ future after landing Ja Morant and Brandon Clarke? Who else had…

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 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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Houston Rockets Are Due for Changes

The Houston Rockets have missed out on NBA Finals opportunities in each of the last two seasons, with both playoff runs being derailed by the Golden State Warriors. That isn’t anything to be ashamed of. The Warriors are in the midst of one of the most successful four-year runs in NBA history. Taking a loss…

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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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