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2nd-Round Picks Who Showed Out in NBA Summer League

What do Nikola Jokic, Draymond Green and Isaiah Thomas all have in common? They were drafted in the second round. Common conception paints second-round selections as roster filler on cheap contracts, role players at their apex or high-risk, high-reward prospects that are simply too worrisome to spend a first-round selection on. But All-Stars and primary…

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NBA Youngsters With Big Opportunities in 2019-20

The who’s who of NBA circles are all out on the strip with Las Vegas Summer League underway, but given the change that’s happened in the last few weeks, the entire league is still adjusting to the roster turnover. Summer League not only provides a first look at new faces entering the NBA, but it…

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NBA Veterans Standing Out at NBA Summer League

Summer League is all about finding the next big stars, right? Well, sort of. For most rookies, it’s about making a great first impression and seeing how quickly they will acclimate to the new level. Top picks and “sure-thing” guys go through the motions to reinforce what we already know. For everyone else trying to…

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This EuroLeague Champ, MVP Could Make an NBA Return

I’d like to begin by stating that what you will read is biased. I have had the blessing of scouting and watching Nando De Colo grow into more than a basketball player. While I do my best to stay within my lane as a consultant as well as a basketball journeyman who works around Europe…

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2019 Free Agency Player Preview: Derrick Rose, Rudy Gay

For the second consecutive season, a pair of former stars whose careers have taken winding paths will hit free agency together. 2011 MVP Derrick Rose suffered near-career-ending knee injuries before bouncing back with a solid two-year stint in Minnesota. Rudy Gay experienced an Achilles injury in 2017 but was able to rehab his value over…

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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 Mock Draft, Part 2: Picks for Playoff Teams

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…

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How to Fix NBA All-Defensive Team Voting

Every year, a select group of media members, broadcasters, and analysts are handed the responsibility of voting for individual and team awards. It’s no small thing. These votes can enhance or limit earning potential, affect Hall-of-Fame resumes, and rob players of bragging rights. (Okay, maybe the last one isn’t super important, but you get my…

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Playing 2019 NBA Draft Matchmaker, Part 4

As we’re nearing the Conference Finals, it’s time to reveal the final eight selections of the NBA Match-Making Mock Draft. Remember: This is an exercise that solely focuses on team need, as opposed to normal BPA (Best Player Available) mentality. You can read Part 1 here on the high lottery, Part 2 on the low-lottery teams…

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