Tag Archives: Marvin Bagley

Why the 2018 NBA Draft Class is So Special

Josh Elias | April 22nd, 2019

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As I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, I like to keep my finger on the pulse of the current NBA topics of conversation and write about such things as “Hank Gathers has been dead longer than 79% of the NBA has been alive” and “Rodney Rogers was a thing once, I wonder what happened to – oh. Damn.” It’s time to keep that trend going and interrupt the most important month of the season to talk about a bunch of guys whose years are over. Continue reading

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Rookie Report: February 21-March 3, 2019 (Part 1)

Troy Pierce | March 3rd, 2019

The final stretch of the season has begun! There is still a lot of basketball to be played this season and the Rookie of the Year race is far from over. Luka Doncic has been at the forefront of that conversation for most of the season but over the last couple of weeks we have seen Marvin Bagley III, and others, come to life.

This edition of the rookie report will be a two-part series to account for the few games just after the All-Star break and leading into the first full week of NBA action. Let’s dive into Part 1…

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All-Star Weekend 2019: Rookie Preview

Troy Pierce | February 15th, 2019

NBA All-Star weekend is arguably the biggest event during the NBA season. Celebrities and fans flock to see the best shooting, dunking, and most exciting plays that you cannot see anywhere else. Continue reading

Rookie Report (2/4/19-2/10/19)

Troy Pierce | February 14th, 2019

Last week’s Rookie Report featured a break-out 30-point performance from Luka Doncic as well as some impressive scoring from Trae Young. We also checked in on the Pacers rookie guard Aaron Holiday and his performance in the wake of Victor Oladipo‘s injury.

For last week’s Rookie Report, click here.

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Early Surprise Team: Sacramento Kings

Coach Treal | November 15th, 2018

It’s still very early in the NBA season to get carried away with a team but the Sacramento Kings are off to the most surprising 8-6 start of any NBA team I can remember. After Monday night’s win over the San Antonio Spurs, a lot more people are starting to take notice. The Kings have not seen the playoffs since the 2005-06 season, when they were eliminated in the first round. But this season looks and feels different, even though it is still too early to tell.

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The Business Beyond the Baskets: Shoe Deals

Liam Romero | August 7th, 2018

Basketball is so much more than just entertainment. There’s a massive business behind the scenes. For most spectators going to a game, they think they’re going to marvel over a player’s athleticism, they don’t realize that in reality, they’re watching a live commercial. For shoe companies, these athletes are a prime spotlight for their product. The NBA is a direct marketing opportunity for shoe companies that generate billions of dollars annually and fight tooth and nail for the NBA’s big-time player endorsements. So, how big is the sneaker industry in the NBA, and how has it changed throughout time?

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