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BbA 9: Navigating NBA Draft Bias with Adam Spinella

In this ninth episode of TBW’s Basketball by Association podcast, Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes are joined by bballwriters.com‘s Adam Spinella to examine how much bias plays a part in scouting players prior to the 2020 NBA Draft. Centered around Adam’s “2020 NBA Draft: On Bias, Tyrese Maxey & Evaluating Shooting”, we discuss how…

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BbA: Are Little Point Guards Endangered Today?; Meet Dan O’Brien

In this fifth episode of the Basketball by Association podcast, Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes are joined by TBW’s Dan O’Brien to discuss their favorite “short” point guards from the past and present. Framed around Dan’s entertaining article “The NBA I Grew Up Watching: The Undersized Underdogs”, the guys reminisce about luminaries like Kevin…

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BbA: Show Must Go on; Meet Adam Spinella

In this fourth episode of Basketball by Association podcast, Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes are joined by TBW’s Adam Spinella to process everything that’s changed in basketball, sports and the U.S. in just one week’s time. Framed around Adam’s incredible article “NBA Did the Right Thing by Suspending its Season”, the guys weigh just…

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50 Important Predictions for the 2019-20 NBA Season: Part 1

The 2019-20 season is almost here, so it’s time to be bold about what we think will actually happen. For some, these predictions may not seem incredibly bold while they may be preposterous to others. But basketball is back, and that in itself is worth celebrating: 1. Ben Simmons makes 11 three-pointers Let’s dive right…

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Why Rajon Rondo, Dwight Howard Should Not Start for L.A. Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel has some critical decisions to make around his starting lineup. LeBron James and Anthony Davis unquestionably have first-unit spots locked up. Danny Green, a low-usage three-and-D wing who fits perfectly alongside those two, should likewise be guaranteed to start. That leaves the point guard and center spots up…

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What LeBron James’ Move to Point Guard Really Means

After the Los Angeles Lakers struck out on Kawhi Leonard in free agency, they quickly went out and cornered the market on remaining shooters, bringing in Danny Green, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Quinn Cook⁠—the first two of whom have earned strong defensive reputations as well. A few days later, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported the…

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Breaking Down the New-Look Lakers’ Upside

For the third year in a row, the Los Angeles Lakers are trotting out a new-look roster. And although they didn’t take home the biggest prizes in free agency after the Anthony Davis trade, the latest version of the Purple and Gold should be noticeably better than its immediate predecessors—and not just because the Brow…

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Where L.A. Lakers Go From Here

A fish stinks from the head to the tail. When it comes to dysfunction in a team, corporation or even a family, poor leadership is, more often than not, the culprit. And that always starts at the top. To the Los Angeles Lakers’ credit, they are apparently looking to get rid of the stench that’s…

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Must the L.A. Lakers Be Destroyed?

Some great movies are made, and also ruined, by the plot twist. The script for the Los Angeles Lakers’ 2018-19 season had the hype necessary for fans to watch, care and enjoy a bag of buttery and heightened expectations with their ‘ great time out’ at Staples. The storyline was not only intriguing. It was…

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