Butler a worthy trade for 76ers
Nov14

Butler a worthy trade for 76ers

The Minnesota chapter of Jimmy Butler’s career has finally come to an end and while a reunion with Tom Thibodeau sounded the part, his longtime head coach decided that it was time for both parties to move on. After weeks of evaluating offers from a multitude of teams, the Timberwolves elected to pull the trigger on a deal that included young players with upside and draft capital. The Philadelphia 76ers acquired Butler and Justin...

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Mixed reactions further complicate G-League’s alternative to college
Oct25

Mixed reactions further complicate G-League’s alternative to college

On Oct. 18, the G-League announced a new venture that would provide top high school basketball recruits with an alternative choice to playing in college. “Select contracts” worth $125,000 would be offered to elite prospects who are 18-years-old, but not yet draft eligible. On the surface, the G-League’s alternative sounds like an intriguing option for a high school basketball player, especially ones who come from rough areas and...

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It’s too early to determine the NBA’s Power Rankings
Oct18

It’s too early to determine the NBA’s Power Rankings

The inaugural games of the 2018-19 NBA season are officially in the books. The Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 105-87, and the Golden State Warriors edged out the Oklahoma City Thunder, 108-100, on Tuesday night. While both the Celtics and Warriors top the charts in ESPN’s latest power rankings, it might be wise to pump the brakes before declaring either of these teams as championship-favorites. According to ESPN’s...

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New NBA Draft rules provide college players with flexibility
Sep06

New NBA Draft rules provide college players with flexibility

College basketball recently made a monumental change to its foundation, and it comes in the form of an adjustment in which the “One and Done” rule may finally be terminated. Since the adoption of the “One and Done” in 2006, no high school players have been able to make the leap from senior year of high school to the NBA. Now, the NCAA has proposed a change in which high school players can forgo the college experience depending on how...

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Westbrook in the right following run-in with unruly fans
May02

Westbrook in the right following run-in with unruly fans

Raucous crowds come with every professional sporting event. When it comes to maintaining home court advantage, a rowdy fan base that gets into the heads of opposing players is invaluable. But in some instances, fans take it too far. That was the case on April 28, when the Oklahoma City Thunder took on the Utah Jazz in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. With a chance to send the series back to Oklahoma City for a Game...

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Predictable Commission on College Basketball report provides no real answers
Apr25

Predictable Commission on College Basketball report provides no real answers

Everyone knows that college basketball needs major changes, and some possibilities were presented on April 25 by the Commission on College Basketball’ in a 53-page report. There were ideas, but few answers as to how those ideas can be implemented. That is where the commission fell short and where college basketball still hangs in the balance. The commission, made up of prominent figures in college basketball and led by former...

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Five-star recruits forgoing college could reshape road to NBA
Apr11

Five-star recruits forgoing college could reshape road to NBA

College is not for everyone. Just ask 2018 five-star recruit and former Syracuse commit Darius Bazley. In November 2017, Bazley made the decision to join a loaded Syracuse recruiting class primed to bring the program back to its status as a national power. As time progressed, though, Bazley’s focus shifted from playing in the ACC to taking his talents to the next level. A decision two months in the making, Bazley announced his...

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NBA smart to be proactive in potential gambling onset
Feb28

NBA smart to be proactive in potential gambling onset

The movement toward legalized sports gambling continues to grow stronger, and the topic continues to grow more relevant as the Supreme Court deals with a New Jersey-based case on the matter. The reality of legal sports betting is slowly becoming imminent and the National Basketball Association has recognized this by taking a definitive stance in benefitting from it. In late January, the NBA testified and requested to a New York State...

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‘Loyalty’ a contradictory term in NBA
Jan31

‘Loyalty’ a contradictory term in NBA

With the NBA trade deadline approaching on Feb. 8, there are players that will soon be on the move as front offices look to move pieces. Some of those players may have already experienced being traded, but others may be moving for the first time. By the time offseason comes, the narrative changes – players who are up for free agency can decide their own fate. These players, though, get treated differently. A team’s front office...

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Carrington at defining point in career
Nov08

Carrington at defining point in career

Athletes as seniors normally have their roles figured out. For many, it’s a fourth season in the same environment and with each passing year he or she becomes more familiar with the surroundings, and more accustom to his or her role. Although, Seton Hall men’s basketball has one notable exception to that rule in the form of Khadeen Carrington. Carrington is not adjusting to a new environment, as the guard from Bishop Loughlin High...

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Still a Pirate, Whitehead living life in Brooklyn
Oct04

Still a Pirate, Whitehead living life in Brooklyn

Isaiah Whitehead, Seton Hall’s latest NBA product, has fully embraced the professional basketball world. Entering his sophomore year in the NBA as a member of the Brooklyn Nets, Whitehead has grown from the player that raised the Big East trophy at Madison Square Garden in 2016. Whitehead’s first year in his hometown as a Brooklyn Net was what some may call a baptism by fire. With starting point guard Jeremy Lin injured early in the...

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NBA’s new schedule creates a more watchable league
Sep27

NBA’s new schedule creates a more watchable league

The NBA has had a schedule problem for many seasons, but this year, it finally addressed it. In recent years, the NBA schedule was full of teams with obscenely large travel schedules, back-to-back games and three games in four nights. It became too much and teams began resting their players during some of these road trips and back-to-backs. What did that create? Well, take for example the March 11, 2017, game between the Golden State...

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