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How NY Knicks’ ‘Offseason of Plan B’ Could Work (or Backfire)

Give the New York Knicks credit: They appear to have learned from their “money-to-burn” debacle in 2016. However, that doesn’t mean their plan B this offseason is guaranteed to pay off. When the salary cap jumped an unprecedented $24 million in 2016, the Knicks quickly came to terms with Joakim Noah on a four-year, $72…

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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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Teams Most Likely to Make a Trade on NBA Draft Night

We aim not to sink to the fake trade rumors, the useless and pure conjecture that fills most of the Internet during draft season. But avoiding the “what if” scenarios entirely does little justice to the high likelihood that multiple deals will go down on draft night. In fact, trades that impact draft night began…

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TBW’s 2019 NBA Draft Bible

Everything you need to know is right here as you get ready for Thursday night. Whether you’re researching unknown players who just popped up in your Twitter feed, or you just want a fresh take on your favorites, the TBW crew of Adam Spinella, Dan O’Brien, Bryan Toporek, Mort Stig Jensen, Antonis Stroggylakis and Enzo…

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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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2019 NBA Draft Prospect Breakdown: The Scorers

At the end of the day, basketball is a fairly simple game. It’s about getting buckets. There are a few names in the draft class of 2019 that are more adept at putting up points than others and may be able to make an impact as scorers at the NBA level. Some are bulk-scorers that…

NBA Draft Watch: Challenges Ahead in March Madness Sweet Sixteen

The first two rounds of the 2019 NCAA Tournament saw more chalk than a powerlifter’s convention. Twelve of the sixteen teams to make the Sweet Sixteen are top-three seeds within their region, and rather clearly the nation’s top teams. There was a brief flurry revolving around Ja Morant’s dazzling performance against Marquette, as well as…

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The Lessons Every NBA Volume Scorer Must Learn

Last week, a few games I watched left me simultaneously impressed by young talent and worried about their development. I shouldn’t be surprised. Teenagers with immense skill don’t get enough credit for their maturity, growth and the difficulty of their tasks. These are guys a few years removed from high school social studies that are already…

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Grit’n’Ground Out: Challenges of the Memphis Grizzlies’ Rebuild

The time has finally come for the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grit’n’Grind era is no more, and it appears the front office has finally decided it’s time to pull the plug. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski recently dropped one of his patented Bombs, reporting the Grizzlies had “reached a crossroads.” Mainstays of the most successful stint in Grizzlies…

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