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NBA Draft Scouting: Saddiq Bey

NBA Draft Scouting: Saddiq Bey

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ Bey is my favourite player in this Draft Physicals: Height - 6’8 Weight - 216 lbs Wingspan - 6’11 Jay Wright runs one of the best programs in college basketball. Villanova have been consistently excellent over the last five years but Wright has not changed his core ideas about coaching at the collegiate level. It is easy for coaches to fall in love with 5-Star recruits but not Jay Wright. Wright has continued to do what he has always done, find smart players and develop them into NBA players. Wright’s process has meant that Villanova have won two NCAA...
Oct 23, 2020
Upcoming 2020-21 NBA season to reportedly start sometime in December

Upcoming 2020-21 NBA season to reportedly start sometime in December

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via The league also announces NBA Draft to be held virtual this year The National Basketball Association is reportedly targeting to start the 2020-21 season sometime in December, according to the Associated Press and ESPN. The Associated Press reported that the league is eyeing to start the new season back up on Dec. 22, as well as teams playing 70 games. According to ESPN, the board of governors met Friday and discussed potentially starting the 2021-22 season on Christmas Day to take advantage of that “historically prime NBA showcase” and play...
Oct 21, 2020
Danilo Gallinari might not return. Here’s why that’s a good thing for the Thunder

Danilo Gallinari might not return. Here’s why that’s a good thing for the Thunder

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Pending free agent Danilo Gallinari seemingly confirmed in a tweet Tuesday that he will not return to Oklahoma City. Where to next? pic.twitter.com/oWxB7npu3S— DANILO GALLINARI (@gallinari8888) October 20, 2020 This should not be that big of a surprise to Thunder fans as the 32-year-old made it known last week that he would rather compete for a championship than have one final big payday. The Thunder and Gallinari are heading in different directions in terms of competing. The former is looking to rebuild while the latter is entering the...
Oct 17, 2020
NBA Draft Scouting: Aaron Nesmith

NBA Draft Scouting: Aaron Nesmith

Photo by Donald Page/ The Vanderbilt sophomore could be a long distance marksman in the NBA Physicals: Height - 6’6 Weight -215 lbs Wingspan - 6’10 Over the last few years, the Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball side has been rather poor in terms of record. Vanderbilt have struggled in SEC play but the Nashville university has quietly developed into a talent factory. Darius Garland went fifth overall in the 2019 NBA Draft. Aaron Nesmith could be the second lottery pick that has come out of Jerry Stackhouse’s team. Nesmith did not play a full season due to an injury in his right foot...
Oct 15, 2020
Houston heads in a different direction, Daryl Morey is gone

Houston heads in a different direction, Daryl Morey is gone

Photo by Bob Levey/ The Rockets’ general manager stepped down from his position earlier today A few hours ago, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN dropped a bombshell. Daryl Morey, the Houston Rockets’ General Manager, was stepping down from his position with immediate effect. Rafael Stone, a senior executive within the Rockets’ front office, will be promoted to the role. ESPN Sources: Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is stepping down. https://t.co/NTmplVtWcl— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 15, 2020 Morey was the head of the Rockets’ front office for thirteen...
Oct 11, 2020
NBA Draft Scouting: Devin Vassell

NBA Draft Scouting: Devin Vassell

Photo by Michael Hickey/ Devin Vassell is the pick of the bunch Physicals: Height - 6’6 Weight - 200 Lbs Wingspan - 6’10 Devin Vassell was relatively unheralded during his first year at Florida State. His statistics were unremarkable and it looked like he had some way to go before even entering the Draft conversation. His sophomore season has put Vassell into that conversation; Vassell could very well be the best wing in this Draft. Under the guidance of Leonard Hamilton, Vassell has grown as a ball-handler and as a defensive presence on the court. He is an attractive proposition for...
Oct 10, 2020
Lawrence Frank wins Executive of the Year

Lawrence Frank wins Executive of the Year

Photo by Scott Varley/MediaNews Group/Daily Breeze via Sam Presti was robbed It was reported last night that Lawrence Frank has won Executive of the Year. Frank, the Clippers’ President of Basketball Operations, was a surprise winner for many fans. A lot of people expected Sam Presti, Rob Pelinka or Pat Riley to win the award. Frank was definitely not expected to pick up the trophy. Marc Stein of The New York Times had a comprehensive breakdown of the balloting on Twitter. Full NBA Executive of the Year balloting ... pic.twitter.com/mz4JI0oKxe— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) October...
Oct 9, 2020
Thunder Draft Prospect: Desmond Bane

Thunder Draft Prospect: Desmond Bane

Photo by Ed Zurga/ An in depth look at what Desmond Bane could bring to the Thunder With the season coming to a close next week, it is time to look ahead to the NBA Draft in November. For Thunder fans, the draft will become a yearly must watch event due to the fact that the team has stockpiled draft picks for years to come. In this NBA Draft, the Thunder have the 25th pick in first round. The key draft needs for Oklahoma City are three point shooting and player versatility. Both of these can be found in Desmond Bane. Bane is different to most of his peers as he played all four years of...
Oct 5, 2020
2020 NBA Draft Scouting

2020 NBA Draft Scouting

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via The NBA Draft draws near as the season comes to a close The NBA Draft is one of the most anticipated events on the NBA Calendar. It is the place where dreams are made for young basketball players and teams alike. It is also the place where fans are vociferous in their displeasure if they do not like the pick that their team has made. The 2020 NBA Draft will be held on November 18 and I thought that it would be a good time to take a look at prospects who would be well suited to the Thunder’s needs in the Draft. To be totally clear, these are not...
Oct 3, 2020
Trouble in Los Angeles

Trouble in Los Angeles

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via The Clippers’ future is looking increasingly precarious At the start of the season, the Los Angeles Clippers were expected to contend for a championship. People looked at the roster and the coaching and saw a serious contender for the title. It has all gone horribly awry for the Clippers in the last few weeks. Los Angeles was bounced in the Western Conference Semi Finals by the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets were never expected to be rivals to the Clippers. Denver used these doubts as the primary motivation behind one of the most epic comebacks in...
Oct 1, 2020
What should the Bulls expect from Billy Donovan?

What should the Bulls expect from Billy Donovan?

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ After watching Billy Donovan grow into an NBA head coach the past five seasons, here’s what the Bulls should expect from the ex-Thunder coach Six days after the Thunder were eliminated from the playoffs by the Rockets in a two point Game 7 loss, the franchise and Billy Donovan decided to mutually part ways. The decision to go in different directions stemmed from the Thunder being unable to give Donovan a definitive answer as to what the future holds for the franchise. Soon after the news broke, Donovan became a hot commodity for multiple contending teams looking...
Sep 30, 2020
NBA Finals Prediction: Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers

NBA Finals Prediction: Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers

Photo by Jim Poorten/NBAE via The 2020 NBA Finals are shaping up to be one of the most interesting series in years On Wednesday night, the NBA Finals will finally happen. It has been an unusual season in many respects; COVID has meant that we have seen teams battling against each other in the Bubble to try and reach the promised land. There are only two teams who remain, only one of these two can be the 2020 NBA Champions. The Los Angeles Lakers started the season as one of leading favourites to win the title. The combination of LeBron James and Anthony Davis meant that Los Angeles had...