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Nothin' But Nets

NBA Mock Draft 1.0: Brooklyn Nets hunting shooting with size

The Brooklyn Nets currently hold 3 picks between No. 17 and No. 31 in the 2019 NBA Draft and in our first look at a mock draft, size that can shoot is key. The NBA Playoffs are just getting under way, but the NBA Draft looms large on the horizon for the Brooklyn Nets and […] NBA Mock Draft 1.0: Brooklyn Nets hunting shooting with size - Nothin But Nets - Nothin But Nets - A Brooklyn Nets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Soaring Down South

Atlanta Hawks: 4 Reasons to Draft Romeo Langford in the 2019 NBA Draft

An exploration of why Romeo Langford might be worth a look in the lottery for the Atlanta Hawks in the 2019 NBA Draft. With the 2019 NBA Draft right around the corner (and its lottery even closer), the Atlanta Hawks, and all teams set to make choices in the lottery, are gearing up for the […] Atlanta Hawks: 4 Reasons to Draft Romeo Langford in the 2019 NBA Draft - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog

Swarm and Sting

Charlotte Hornets NBA Draft: Scouting Report of Keldon Johnson

Keldon Johnson, the promising freshman guard from Kentucky, should be on the radar of the Charlotte Hornets during the 2019 NBA Draft. In our recent 2019 NBA Mock Draft, I had the Charlotte Hornets selecting Keldon Johnson with their lottery pick. To this day, I continue to think he would be a really good selection […] Charlotte Hornets NBA Draft: Scouting Report of Keldon Johnson - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Daily Knicks

New York Knicks: Ranking every NBA Draft Lottery pick

The New York Knicks have a top lottery pick ahead, but who is their best over the past 34 years? On Tuesday, May 14, the New York Knicks will learn where their lottery pick for the 2019 NBA Draft lands. They had the NBA’s worst record for the 2018-19 season, but under the new rules, […] New York Knicks: Ranking every NBA Draft Lottery pick - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Peachtree Hoops

2018-19 Season Review: Alex Len

It hadn’t really worked out for Alex Len in the NBA in his first five seasons in the NBA. Having being drafted by Phoenix in 2013 with the fifth overall pick, Len’s NBA career hadn’t panned out the way some may have expected — granted, Len was just one player in that infamous 2013 draft that hadn’t performed to their draft position (though, in time that class has redeemed itself somewhat). After signing the qualifying offer with Phoenix in 2017 and becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2018, Len signed with the Atlanta Hawks on a two-year deal. It was a big win for Hawks GM...

ClutchPoints

How Zion Williamson would fit with the Hawks

The prodigy is officially on his way to the big leagues. Though the decision was never truly in question, Duke superstar Zion Williamson recently declared for the NBA draft. The likely number-one overall pick has become a household name as a college player–a feat rarely accomplished in a world where the mighty NBA towers over […] The post How Zion Williamson would fit with the Hawks appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Steve Mills admits Knicks might not be able to keep some players this summer

Despite finishing the 2018-19 season with the worst record in the league at 15-67, the New York Knicks find themselves in a rather enviable position heading into this summer. New York will share the top odds (14 percent) of landing the no. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft along with the Cleveland Cavaliers […] The post Steve Mills admits Knicks might not be able to keep some players this summer appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Zion Williamson takes part in a couple’s gender reveal

Former Duke standout Zion Williamson made headlines earlier this week when he decided to declare for this year’s NBA Draft, but he isn’t stopping there. On Wednesday, Williamson joined the associate director of the Blue Devils Network, Nolan Elingburg, and his wife, Daniel, to reveal the gender of their unborn baby. Via Jaclyn Hendricks of […] The post Zion Williamson takes part in a couple’s gender reveal appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Thunderous Intentions

OKC Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo sidelined for four weeks

The OKC Thunder will be without rookie shooting guard Hamidou Diallo for at least four weeks The OKC Thunder announced on Wednesday that they will be without their rookie wing out of Kentucky, Hamidou Diallo for four weeks. Diallo shuffled through two other teams before landing with his third, the OKC Thunder on Draft Night […] OKC Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo sidelined for four weeks - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Grizzly Bear Blues

2018-2019 Grizzlies Player Reviews: Jaren Jackson Jr.

Jaren Jackson Jr. brought some hope to a bleak season for the Memphis Grizzlies. Jaren Jackson Jr. BY THE NUMBERS: 58 games played (56 started), 26.1 minutes per game, 13.8 points per game, 50.6% field goal shooting, 4.7 rebounds per game, 16.4 PER, .105 win share per 48 minutes, 100.5 offensive rating, and 102.4 defensive rating. HIGHLIGHTS: SEASON IN REVIEW: With the fourth pick overall in the 2018 NBA Draft, the Memphis Grizzlies select Jaren Jackson Jr. out of Michigan State University. These were the words from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver that has given hope to the franchise of the...

ClutchPoints

Celtics HC Brad Stevens makes bold statement about Jaylen Brown’s transition pass to Jayson Tatum

Boston Celtics youngsters Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum have had a charmed start to their careers. After nearly helping lead Boston to the NBA Finals last season, Brown and Tatum were widely lauded as two of the best players in their respective draft classes. Brown was drafted by Boston in 2016 and has since become […] The post Celtics HC Brad Stevens makes bold statement about Jaylen Brown’s transition pass to Jayson Tatum appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Swarm and Sting

Charlotte Hornets NBA Draft: Scouting Report of Bol Bol

The Charlotte Hornets have a lot of talent that they can choose from in this year’s draft. Is the team considering Bol Bol? In less than three months, the Charlotte Hornets will be making their lottery selection in the NBA Draft. There is a lot of talent that they can select from, and they will have […] Charlotte Hornets NBA Draft: Scouting Report of Bol Bol - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

ClutchPoints

Lonzo Ball admits he had only his Lakers shoes during 2017 Draft

The Los Angeles Lakers picked Lonzo Ball in the 2017 NBA Draft. However, had things turned out differently, it would have been an awkward situation for Zo. In an appearance on House of Highlights, Lonzo admitted that he was wearing his Lakers shoes during draft night. Interestingly, it was the only shoes he had, which […] The post Lonzo Ball admits he had only his Lakers shoes during 2017 Draft appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

James Dolan suggested Patrick Ewing represent Knicks at draft lottery

Is it possible that mercurial New York Knicks owner James Dolan is the superstitious type? Dolan — who is arguably one of the most polarizing owners in all of professional sports — will send Patrick Ewing, the no. 1 overall pick in the 1985 NBA Draft and a Knicks legend, to represent New York at […] The post James Dolan suggested Patrick Ewing represent Knicks at draft lottery appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Peachtree Hoops

Schlenk cites flexibility, chance to ‘package picks and move up’ in recent interview

The NBA Draft is more than two months away and four weeks will pass before the Atlanta Hawks find out their position in the lottery. However, the nature of a non-playoff team dictates that the draft is the next big event on the calendar for the organization and that means a lot of intrigue and discussion. With that as the backdrop, Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk joined 92.9 The Game in Atlanta on Tuesday morning and the full interview is certainly worth a listen. However, one portion of the discussion was particularly noteworthy, and Kevin Chouinard of Hawks.com and ATL and 29 passes...

Behind the Buck Pass

Milwaukee Bucks: Sterling Brown’s playoff coming of age

After a positive season overall, Sterling Brown has really turned it on of late, as he has become a key playoff contributor for the Milwaukee Bucks. Going into the 2017 NBA Draft, Sterling Brown was listed by many as a possible steal. He was not invited to the combine prior to the draft and was […] Milwaukee Bucks: Sterling Brown’s playoff coming of age - Behind the Buck Pass - Behind the Buck Pass - A Milwaukee Bucks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinions and More

Lakers Nation

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Kevin Durant Not Expected To Re-Sign With Warriors Regardless Of 2019 NBA Playoffs Result

With the 2019 NBA playoffs underway, non-playoff teams are focusing on the NBA Draft and free agency, which features...

ClutchPoints

Anonymous NBA East All-Star says Zion Williamson ‘won’t be be able to just rely on his athleticism in the NBA’

Former Duke Blue Devils big man Zion Williamson has now officially declared for the 2019 NBA Draft and is obviously slated to become the No. 1 overall pick. While Williamson realistically has a shot at landing only in about four different cities, the entire league will surely be talking about the up-and-comer as the annual […] The post Anonymous NBA East All-Star says Zion Williamson ‘won’t be be able to just rely on his athleticism in the NBA’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Jerry West says passing on Zion Williamson would be like passing on Michael Jordan

As one of the only freshmen to ever win the Naismith Award and one of the most recognizable college basketball players of all time, the hype train surrounding Zion Williamson keeps steaming forward. Williamson, who declared for the 2019 NBA Draft in an Instagram post on Monday, has been the presumptive No. 1 overall pick […] The post Jerry West says passing on Zion Williamson would be like passing on Michael Jordan appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Daily Knicks

New York Knicks: Four tempered goals for 2019 offseason

Some offseason tasks for the New York Knicks are obvious, but others have general importance for their 2019-20 team. The New York Knicks’ 2019 offseason entered the discussion during the 2018 summer. It was the prelude to cap space and a likely high pick in the next draft, with Kristaps Porzingis done for the year […] New York Knicks: Four tempered goals for 2019 offseason - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bright Side Of The Sun

After two seasons without one, it’s time for the Suns to answer their point guard question

Whether it’s via the draft, free agency or trade, it’s time to solve the longstanding issue alongside Devin Booker. ‘I Dont wanna be here.’ One tweet from a disgruntled Eric Bledsoe three games into his fifth season in Phoenix changed the fortunes of the Suns’ backcourt not only for the 2017-18 season, but also long-term. Since this moment that led to a war of words through the media between former GM Ryan McDonough and Bledsoe’s agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, many things around the organization have been changed. Less than a year later, McDonough was fired and replaced by...

Pippen Ain't Easy

Chicago Bulls: 3 Zion Williamson exciting draft tidbits

The 2019 NBA Draft isn’t too far around the corner and Duke’s stud forward Zion Williamson officially declared, giving added intrigue to the Chicago Bulls. It officially arrived on April 15: the Chicago Bulls and the rest of The Association got word that the Duke Blue Devils true freshman superstar forward Zion Williamson would declare […] Chicago Bulls: 3 Zion Williamson exciting draft tidbits - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

BT Powerhouse

Antony Cowan and Bruno Fernando Declare For 2019 NBA Draft

The Terps could be losing two key contributors. Earlier this week, multiple reports surfaced with some disappointing news for fans of the Maryland Terrapins. Fans learned that two star players in Anthony Cowan and Bruno Fernando would be declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft. Considering the contributions these two made for the Terps last season, it was substantial news for the program moving forward. As I wrote a few weeks back, Fernando seemed likely to take his chances at the next level after flirting with the NBA last season. And Cowan was in an interesting place as well after putting up...

SportsDay

A $10 million-per-year shoe deal for Zion Williamson? Awesome news and sublime timing for Mavericks' Luka Doncic

Zion Williamson on Monday announced that he will indeed enter June's draft, amid several reports that he will receive a $10 million-per-year shoe contract even before the May 14 draft lottery.This is great though not unexpected news for one-season Duke prodigy Williamson, but also a huge development and fortuitous timing for another phenom: Mavericks guard/forward Luka Doncic. If odds-on 2020 Rookie of the Year favorite Williamson fetches a $10 million-per-year sneaker deal before setting foot on an NBA court, imagine what the market will be for all-but-certain 2019 Rookie of the Year Doncic...

NESN.com

NBA Rumors: Celtics Host Three Senior Guards In Pre-NBA Draft Workouts

The Boston Celtics have entered tire-kicking mode. The C’s held a group workout consisting of three pro prospects Monday at... Read More »

ClutchPoints

Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. disappointed with his rookie season, but believes it’s not a waste

When the Chicago Bulls drafted former Duke standout Wendell Carter Jr. with the seventh overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, they were hoping that they had selected the perfect player to complement Lauri Markannen in the frontcourt. Those hopes seemed to come to fruition during the NBA Summer League, when Carter averaged 14.6 points, […] The post Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. disappointed with his rookie season, but believes it’s not a waste appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Damyean Dotson is the most underrated aspect of the New York Knicks young core

When you think of the New York Knicks young core, rookies Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson, and Allonzo Trier come to mind. Who doesn’t come to mind? Damyean Dotson. The Knicks selected Dotson with the 44th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft when Phil Jackson was still the team’s president — before being jettisoned four days […] The post Damyean Dotson is the most underrated aspect of the New York Knicks young core appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Smoking Cuban

Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic’s rookie season highlight reel is must-see

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic exceeded all expectations this season, and the rookie’s highlight video is something fans cannot miss. Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic took the NBA by storm this season. He was the third overall pick in the 2018 draft, so expectations were high coming in. Luka blew those out of the water, […] Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic’s rookie season highlight reel is must-see - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Anthony Davis is a rental player between now and his free agency – Jalen Rose | Jalen & Jacoby

Jalen Rose believes both the New Orleans Pelicans and Anthony Davis would benefit if Davis sits out the rest of the 2018-19 NBA season because it would keep Davis healthy and New Orleans could improve its 2019 NBA draft position. ✔

Knicks winning a good or bad outcome for NBA draft prospects? | Golic and Wingo

Stephen Jackson joined Golic and Wingo to discuss whether the New York Knicks winning is actually a bad thing because it decreases their chances at the #1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft. Jackson also breaks down whether all the scoring James Harden is

How Alfonzo McKinnie made it from Luxembourg to the Warriors' rotation | NBA Countdown

Nick Friedell joins NBA Countdown to tell the story of how Alfonzo McKinnie, who had no shot of going in the NBA draft after a career at Eastern Illinoiis and Wisconsin-Green Bay, went to Luxembourg then Mexico before landing on the Chicago Bulls' G-Leagu