Draft Notes: Is Aaron Nesmith a Thompson or a Stauskas?

Klay Thompson came out of Washington State in 2011 touted for his shooting ability. In 34 appearances for the Cougars, Thompson scored 21.6 points and made around three 3s per game on a 40% clip, cementing his place in lottery conversations. Regularly showing off his off-ball IQ, dynamic footwork, and silky smooth release, draft analysts …

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Aaron Gordon 2019-2020 Player Analysis

According to Sean Deveney of Heavy.com, the Orlando Magic “tried hard” to trade Aaron Gordon prior to the trade deadline. Teams such as the Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, and Indiana Pacers were some of the teams cited in the article as interested parties. Looking purely at career averages, Gordon failed to increase his scoring …

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Milwaukee Bucks: Just Another Spoke on the Wheel?

As we prepare for the NBA season to resume on July 31, the Milwaukee Bucks sit atop the standings with a 53-12 record, with presumptive two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the way. They boast the league’s best defensive rating and sixth-best offensive rating as they dominate their opponents by an average margin of 11.2 points …

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Draft Notes: FIBA Tournaments as an Indicator of Success

FIBA tournaments have long been a staple for assessing top international prospects in the draft. The most notable player who saw his stock boom after stellar tournament play is Dante Exum at the U19 world championships in 2013. Since then, Exum hasn’t quite lived up to the hype of being selected fifth overall. While he …

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Evaluating the fit of DeMar DeRozan on the San Antonio Spurs

In a BleacherReport article published by Adam Wells on March 14th, 2020, Wells cites Jabari Young of ESPN Radio for saying that multiyear all-star DeMar DeRozan was “not happy” as a San Antonio Spur. Since the NBA has postponed games amid the COVID-19 health pandemic, the Spurs currently sit with a lackluster record of 27-36 …

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Crossroads of Destiny – The Sacramento Kings

Finishing the 2018-2019 season one spot out of the Western Conference Playoffs (39-43), the Sacramento Kings went above and beyond expectations by riding the success of their breakneck offense. Finally, after more than a decade of turmoil and failure to break into playoff competitiveness, Vlade Divac has found a workable core that would hopefully compete …

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Projecting the Future of the Milwaukee Bucks

Photo: https://dairylandexpress.com/2018/07/20/milwaukee-bucks-giannis-antetokounmpo-god-east/ The Milwaukee Bucks has had an unprecedented start to the 2018-2019 regular season. They currently sit pretty with the second seed in the Eastern Conference and second overall in the NBA with a record of 44-14. Further indications of their regular season dominance are illustrated in the Bucks’ having the highest average point …

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