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September 14th, 2019

Western Conference: Win, Lose or Draw

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 5:08pm

Following the defeat of the Warriors in the finals to the Toronto Raptors, a loss that saw Golden State’s roster get completely depleted by injuries and proved that any team is in fact fallible, GM’s in the Western Conference clearly got the bright-idea that now is their chance. So while the Eastern Conference saw no shortage of action during the free agent melee that was this offseason, the Western Conference offered no safe spaces if you were a GM hoping to just stay pat.

August 19th

Eastern Conference: Win, Lose or Draw

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 6:08am

After what was unquestionably the most tumultuous and exciting offseason in NBA history - an offseason that had the most roster turnover the league has ever seen - we are finally at a point where we can begin to assess just how each franchise comported themselves during the draft and subsequent free agent melee. And while some teams clearly were winners, and some were losers, some teams’ rosters look so different that it’s really still too early to decide which side of the line they fall-on.

July 25th

FIBA U19 World Championship: Team USA Recap

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 10:38pm

Team USA dominated in Crete in FIBA's U19 World Championship, returning to the throne. After taking a look at the Top-10 International prospects of the event, now it's time to breakdown Team USA.

Cade Cunningham (2001, 6-6, SG/SF)

July 20th

2019 NBPA Top 100 Camp Evaluations

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 12:08am

By Darnell "Tate" Johnson

July 17th

July 16th

FIBA U19 World Championship: Top 10 International Players

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:31pm

Despite a few of the European headliners deciding not to play in FIBA's U19 World Championship in Crete, there were still a lot of International players that managed to make some noise. Here are 10 players that stood out (plus notes on a number of others):

AJ Lawson (2000, 6-6, SG/PG, Canada)

July 6th

USA U16 Team Breakdown

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:09pm

USA Basketball dominated the FIBA Americans U16 Championship, capturing the gold medal in Belem, Brazil. With the likely change in NBA policy enabling direct entry to the NBA upon graduating from high school coming in the class of 2022, the U16 team has recently provided a glimpse into the next wave of elite American players. This is a breakdown of the gold-medal winning U16 team:


AJ Griffin 6’7” Wing, Class of 2021 Age: 15

July 2nd

Nike Elite 100: Top Prospects

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 12:49pm

The Nike Elite 100 featured the highest collection of talent in the four years I’ve attended the event. This year, there were NBA scouts in attendance and players displayed their ability over a few days of drills and scrimmages.

Jonathan Kuminga 6’7 217.2, 6’11 wingspan SF/PF - 2021

June 30th

NBA Summer League: Players to Watch

Sun, 06/30/2019 - 4:09pm

With the 2019 NBA draft now over and free agency taking up all the publicity, hopefully there is still enough bandwidth for the not so small matter of NBA summer league starting in less than a week. And while Zion, Ja and RJ will be getting all the pub and attention, this year’s draft saw several players selected by teams in need that make them a “must watch” for the Summer affair and its hope of portending future NBA success.

June 22nd

2019 NBA Draft Grades

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 1:49pm

As Coach K described him, the gift from god, Zion Williamson set the tone for the evening with his emotional, heart felt reaction (and interview) to finally living out his childhood dream of hearing his name called first on draft night.

With the 2019 NBA Draft in the books, it's time to take a look at which teams made the best and worst decisions on draft night.

NBADraft.net's Mike Misek (East) and Jacob Stallard (West) break down the entire draft.