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Patrick Williams’ Potential is Through the Roof

Looking to join Orlando Magic forward Johnathan Isaac and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley as the only “one-and-done” prospects in Florida State program history, Patrick Williams has the kind of raw athleticism and youth that could potentially make him one of the greatest Seminoles to ever reach the NBA. Coming out of West Charlotte High School,…

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The Numbers: Warriors Make 5 Straight Finals

On May 20, 2019, the Golden State Warriors made history when they defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 119-117 to make it to the NBA Finals for the fifth straight time. They joined the Boston Celtics (who went 10 straight years from 1956-66) as the only teams to do so. Stephen Curry led the way with…

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NBA Draft 2020: Age isn’t the Number to Focus on for Payton Pritchard

Oregon Senior guard Payton Pritchard may be one of the best point guards production-wise in the entire draft. He was having a career-year while leading the Ducks to a 24-7 record that earned them the No. 13 spot on the NCAA men’s basketball AP Top 25 poll. Averaging 20.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists on…

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NBA Podcast: The 2015 NBA Draft Do-Over

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) re-pick the 2015 NBA Draft lottery. Is Karl-Anthony Towns still the No. 1 overall selection? Who goes at No. 2, Kristaps Porzingis or Devin Booker? Do real-life top-five picks Jahlil Okafor (No. 3) and Mario Hezonja (No. 5) even stay in…

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BbA 10: Favorite Centers of the 90s; Meet Bob Bajek

In this 10th episode of TBW’s Basketball by Association podcast, Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes are joined by Bob Bajek to reminisce about their favorite paint patrollers of the 1990s. Inspired by Bob’s “The NBA I Grew Up Watching: When Centers Ruled the League”, they look back on why they loved (or hated) luminaries…

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How Portland Trail Blazers Snag West’s 8-Seed

We’re rounding the corner from the NBA All-Star Break and have less than two months from the playoffs. In the Western Conference, there’s a multi-team race for the final postseason spot that figures to go down to the wire. To prepare you for the final run of the regular season, I’m unveiling a scouting report…

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NBA Podcast: Top Post-All-Star Break Storylines to Watch

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the top storylines to monitor after the All-Star break. How will the 2-6 seeds shake out in the East? Can any of those teams beat the Milwaukee Bucks in the playoffs? Will the Washington Wizards or Chicago Bulls overtake the…

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