Tagged Wendell Carter Jr.

PODCAST: 2019-20 NBA Central Division Season Preview

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba), Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) and special guest Duncan Smith (@duncansmithnba) of Forbes preview the Central Division ahead of the 2019-20 season. How will the Chicago Bulls’ point guard rotation shake out? Are Cleveland Cavaliers guards Collin Sexton and Darius Garland compatible? Will this be Andre Drummond’s…

How Each Young Chicago Bull Takes the Next Step

Although the Chicago Bulls lack a (current) top-shelf superstar or the depth to be an Eastern Conference contender, they have an intriguing stable of young talent. If they stay healthy, these up-and-coming prospects can grow into a legitimate core to build upon. Chi-town has 12 players under contract who are 25-and-under, and some of them…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today

2019-20 NBA Season Preview: Central Division

The 2019-20 NBA season is just around the corner. After an offseason chock-full of player movement, the title race appears as wide-open as it has been in years. Over the coming weeks, we will examine one big question hanging over each team heading into the season. We’ll continue today with the Central Division, where the…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today

NBA Frontcourts of the Future: Lauri Markkanen & Wendell Carter Jr.

“The NBA is a guard-oriented league.” Modernized spacing concepts lead to wider driving lanes, making it easier than ever to be a guard. The trends are certainly changing towards skill and versatility over size and strength. So, why are teams still investing in high-caliber frontcourt tandems? This piece is the final installment in a five-part series here…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today

Chicago Bulls May Finally Have Something to Build on

While they spent most of the last few years as laughingstocks across the league, the Chicago Bulls have found their way back and may just compete for the bottom of the Eastern Conference playoff bracket. It’s been a while since the Bulls had so many good options that their head coach might have trouble finding…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today

What Would an NBA All-Rookie Third Team Look Like?

This may come as a shock, but the NBA is on a different tier (or seven) from college hoops. Games are longer with less time to make decisions thanks to the shorter shot clock shorter. The court is bigger, giving defenders even more ground to cover. Players are bigger, faster, stronger and (mostly) smarter. There’s…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today

Week 24 Fantasy Basketball Notebook: Shutdowns, Shutdowns Everywhere!

Upon getting officially eliminated from playoff contention, NBA teams have begun to shut down players with nagging injuries. While that approach makes sense in real life, it’s brutal timing for fantasy basketball owners who were relying on those guys. On Thursday, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced Derrick Rose (elbow), Robert Covington (right knee) and Jeff Teague…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today

Week 15 NBA Fantasy Basketball Notebook: Will Boogie Cousins Be a League-Winner?

This weekly fantasy basketball notebook, which will publish every Monday, features waiver-wire pickups, notable injury news and players whose value is rising or falling as of late: DeMarcus Cousins made his long-awaited debut in a Golden State Warriors uniform Friday, much to the delight of Dubs fans and fantasy basketball owners alike. In 15 minutes…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today

The Subtle Brilliance of Wendell Carter Jr.

The Chicago Bulls aren’t very good. Per NBA.com, a cursory glance at their offensive rating (100.2, 30th), defensive rating (110.9, 23rd) or record (6-21) are all the indicators you need. If that isn’t enough, their mess of a front office and its questionable decisions should do the trick. On the bright side, even bad teams have…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today