NBA Opening Night 2019-20 Season Preview: Over/Unders and X-Factors

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We made it! Another NBA Opening Night could not come soon enough. Last year I sniffed out a 41-41 Pistons…

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2019 NBA Mock Draft

Ilia’s 2019 NBA Draft Big Board: Annual Tiers

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Last year we unveiled the inaugural “Final Tiers” Draft Big Board. 12 months later, I get to do this all…

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Projecting NBA Draft Prospects: Bol Bol

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Height: 7-2 Weight: 210 lbs. Wingspan: 7-7 Birthday/Age: 10/16/99 (19 years old) Projected NBA Role: Center Hometown: Henderson, Nevada Team: Oregon…

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Projecting NBA Draft Prospects: Zion Williamson

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Height: 6-7 Weight: 285 lbs. Wingspan: 6-10 Birthday/Age: 7/6/00 (18 years old) Projected NBA Role: Forward/Center Hometown: Spartanburg, South Carolina Team: Duke…

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Projecting NBA Draft Prospects: Ja Morant

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Height: 6-3 Weight: 170 lbs. Wingspan: 6-8 Birthday/Age: 8/10/99 (19 years old) Projected NBA Role: Point Guard Hometown: Dalzell, South Carolina Team:…

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Ilia’s 2019 NBA Mock Draft

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Mock Drafts are cute until you realize that there will probably be a dozen first round picks moved around on…

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Historical Context for Zion Williamson with CBSR

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A holistic approach to talent evaluation involves qualitative and quantitative analysis. However, a few times in every generation a talent…

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Golden State Warriors X-Factor: The Forgotten MVP

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I’m going to keep this short, sweet, and Steph Curry. I can hear you already, “Is this guy seriously picking…

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Philadelphia 76ers X-Factor: The Fultz Redemption Tour

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The Philadelphia 76ers did not sign a superstar this summer but the silver lining is that their 3rd star might…

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NBA Season Preview: 2018/19 Over/Under Predictions and X-Factors

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Last season I decided to share my season predictions on opening night. The results? 18 out of 30 over/under predictions…

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2018 NBA Draft Big Board: The Final Tiers

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It feels like the Finals were yesterday, and yet draft week is already here! Having spent all season pulling my…

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Projecting NBA Draft Prospects: Jarred Vanderbilt

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Height: 6-9 Weight: 215 lbs. Wingspan: 7-1 Birthday/Age: 4/3/99 (19 years old) Projected NBA Role: Forward/Center Hometown: Missouri City, Texas Team: University of Kentucky Strengths: Rebounding,…

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Projecting NBA Draft Prospects: Jacob Evans

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Height: 6-5.5 Weight: 200 lbs. Wingspan: 6-9 Birthday/Age: 6/18/96 (21 years old) Projected NBA Role: 3&D Wing Hometown: Jacksonville, North Carolina Team: University of Cincinnati Strengths: Defense, Decision-Making,…

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Projecting NBA Draft Prospects: Rawle Alkins

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Height: 6-4 Weight: 220 lbs. Wingspan: 6-9 Birthday/Age: 10/29/97 (turns 21 in October) Projected NBA Role: Shooting Guard Hometown: Brooklyn, New York Team: University of Arizona…

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Projecting NBA Draft Prospects: Elie Okobo

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Height: 6-3 Weight: 180 lbs. Wingspan: 6-8 Birthday/Age: 10/23/97 (turns 21 in October) Projected NBA Role: Scoring Point Guard Hometown: Bordeaux, France Team: Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez, France…

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Projecting NBA Draft Prospects: Chandler Hutchison

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Height: 6-7 Weight: 200 lbs Wingspan: 7-1 Birthday/Age: 4/26/96 (22 years old) Projected NBA Role: 3-and-D Wing Hometown: Mission Viejo, California School: Boise State University Strengths: Length,…

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Projecting NBA Draft Prospects: Khyri Thomas

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Height: 6-4 Weight: 200 lbs. Wingspan: 6-10.5 Birthday/Age: 5/8/96 (22 years old) Projected NBA Role: Combo Guard Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska School: Creighton University Strengths: Length, Effort, IQ,…

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Projecting NBA Draft Prospects: Michael Porter Jr.

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Height: 6-10.5 Weight: 211 lbs Wingspan: 7-0 Birthday/Age: 6/29/98 (turns 20 in 10 days) Projected NBA Role: Combo Forward Hometown: Columbia, Missouri School: University of Missouri…

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Projecting NBA Draft Prospects: Mitchell Robinson

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Height: 7-1 Weight: 225 lbs. Wingspan: 7-4 Birthday/Age: 4/1/98 (April Fools!) Projected NBA Role: Center Hometown: Chalmette, Louisiana School: Western Kentucky (withdrew) Strengths: Size, Length, Verticality, Rebounding Weaknesses: IQ,…

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Projecting NBA Draft Prospects: Troy Brown

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Height: 6-7 Weight: 208 lbs. Wingspan: 6-10 Birthday/Age: 7/28/99 (turns 19 in July) Projected NBA Role: Guard/Wing Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada School: University of Oregon Strengths: Size,…

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Projecting NBA Draft Prospects: Dzanan Musa

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Height: 6-9 Weight: 195 lbs. Wingspan: 6-9 Birthday/Age: 5/8/99 (Just turned 19!) Projected NBA Role: Small Forward Hometown: Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina School: KK Cedevita…

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Projecting NBA Draft Prospects: Keita Bates-Diop

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Height: 6-8.5 Weight: 224 lbs. Wingspan: 7-3.5 Birthday/Age: 1/23/96 (turns 23 in January) Projected NBA Role: SG/SF/PF Hometown: Normal, Illinois School: Ohio State University Strengths: Length,…

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Projecting NBA Draft Prospects: Kevin Huerter

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Height: 6-7 Weight: 194 lbs. Wingspan: 6-7.5 Birthday/Age: 8/27/98 (turns 20 in August) Projected NBA Role: SG/SF Hometown: Clifton Park, New York School: University of Maryland…

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Projecting NBA Draft Prospects: Kevin Knox

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Height: 6-9 Weight: 212 lbs. Wingspan: 7-0 Birthday/Age: 8/11/99 (turns 19 in August) Projected NBA Role: SG/SF/PF Hometown: Rearview, Florida School: University of Kentucky Strengths: Size, Length,…

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Projecting NBA Draft Prospects: Collin Sexton

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Height: 6-1.5 Weight: 183 lbs. Wingspan: 6-7 Birthday/Age: 1/4/99 (19 years old) Projected NBA Role: Point Guard Hometown: Marietta, Georgia School: University of Alabama Strengths: Athleticism, Aggression,…

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Projecting NBA Draft Prospects: Miles Bridges

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Height: 6-7 Weight: 220 lbs. Wingspan: 6-9.5 Birthday/Age: 3/21/98 (20 years old) Projected NBA Role: Small Forward/Power Forward Hometown: Flint, Michigan School: Michigan State University Strengths: Athleticism, Aggression,…

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2018 NBA Draft Big Board 1.1: Combine Edition

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This past weekend dozens of prospects spent their time in Quest Multisport gym testing and scrimmaging in front of NBA…

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Projecting NBA Draft Prospects: Luka Doncic

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Height: 6-8 Weight: 220 lbs. Wingspan: 7-0 (no official measurements) Birthday/Age: 2/28/99 (19 years old) Projected NBA Role: Point Forward Hometown: Madrid, Spain (born in Slovenia)…

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Immediate Lottery Reaction: 2018 NBA Mock Draft (1.4)

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The Lottery went down last night, with Elton Brand sitting uncomfortably at the same table next to Celtics’ Team President Rich…

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