Rookie Role Players

Rookie Role Players

The NBA draft lottery is typically filled with the most talented from the crop. Despite that notion, there are many players who can help their teams rather quickly. I will highlight three post-lottery rookies who can help their teams as rookie role players. Mark Williams (Charlotte Hornets) Draft pick: 15th Mark Williams was the first […]

Read More
 NBA Draft Grades

NBA Draft Grades

As the draft is now under wraps, here are my NBA Draft grades for every first-round pick. Orlando Magic: Paolo Banchero Paolo was the best player in college basketball last year, but he wasn’t my top prospect. I liked Jabari Smith’s projection to the NBA more, but his playmaking at 6’10” makes him lethal alongside […]

Read More
 Houston Rockets’ Round-Up: NBA Draft Recap

Houston Rockets’ Round-Up: NBA Draft Recap

After another season full of growth in losses, the Rockets missed the playoffs. But Houston Rockets fans have been looking forward to the NBA Draft since the season ended on April 10th (if not before). While the majority of the league began focusing on playoff basketball, the Rockets and their fans dove into the tape […]

Read More
 Top Five Chicago Bulls Draft Targets

Top Five Chicago Bulls Draft Targets

The 2022 NBA Draft is coming up and the Chicago Bulls will be selecting at pick 18. Assuming the Bulls do not trade the pick, they will have to find their next hidden gem. Here are my top five Chicago Bulls draft targets.  5. Nikola Jovic From: Mega Mozzart (Serbian League) Position: SF/PF Nikola Jovic is […]

Read More
 NBA Mock Draft 2022

NBA Mock Draft 2022

The draft is a day of dreams and hard work paying off, but it’s also about what makes sense for both sides. That’s the fun in a mock draft. With the draft in a day, here is my final NBA mock draft. Orlando Magic: SF/PF Jabari Smith (Auburn) Jabari Smith is a rare prospect. He’s […]

Read More
 NBA Draft 2022: Brad’s Big Board

NBA Draft 2022: Brad’s Big Board

As the NBA Finals are now a wrap, the NBA Draft is quickly approaching. Here is my first official top 50 NBA Draft big board. 50.) SF Caleb Houstan (Michigan) 49.) SF Josh Minott (Memphis) 48.) C Jaylin Williams (Arkansas) 47.) PF Peyton Watson (UCLA) 46.) C Trevion Williams (Purdue) 45.) PG JD Davidson (Alabama) […]

Read More
 LaRaving Reviews: Jake LaRavia Scouting Report

LaRaving Reviews: Jake LaRavia Scouting Report

Wake Forest’s Jake LaRavia has been quiet for most of the season among draft circles. A Jake LaRavia scouting report isn’t the most glamorous, especially for someone who averaged under 15 PPG. To his credit, he did what he needed to do in Chicago. The Combine  Chicago was definitely a plus for LaRavia as he […]

Read More
 Blazing A Trail For The Future

Blazing A Trail For The Future

(This is Part Three of the Small Market Series, where I dive into the NBA’s ten small market teams and give recognition to their star players. Parts One and Two can be found here. Today, we dive into the Portland Trail Blazers and Anfernee Simons). When you think of the Portland Trail Blazers, you typically […]

Read More
 Aman’s NBA Mock Lottery Draft

Aman’s NBA Mock Lottery Draft

For those who haven’t followed the story, or listened to the “F” In Sports podcast, I am a history teacher by day. I’ve been teaching since the fall of 2013, and have had a number of very sharp and very fun students. Frequently, I get an advisory full of sports fans because I am a […]

Read More
 NBA Draft Combine Takeaways

NBA Draft Combine Takeaways

Everyone says the draft combine doesn’t mean anything but don’t kid yourselves. We’ve seen players such as Donovan Mitchell, Donte DiVincenzo, Joshua Primo, and Bones Hyland rise because of it. Here are this year’s NBA Draft Combine takeaways. Terquavion Smith (NC State) The biggest show-stopper in the scrimmages was Terquavion Smith as he was lighting […]

Read More
 NBA Mock Draft – Post Lottery Edition

NBA Mock Draft – Post Lottery Edition

After the draft lottery, the order is now set. With only a month left, teams are narrowing down their boards. Here is a NBA mock draft of the lottery. 1.) Orlando Magic: SF/PF Jabari Smith Jr (Auburn) Jabari Smith is the best player on my board. It is rare to see players of his stature […]

Read More
 5 Moves for a Successful Bulls Offseason

5 Moves for a Successful Bulls Offseason

All things considered, the Bulls made steps in the right direction. They made the playoffs, are starting to create a winning culture, and giving the fans hope again. The job is obviously not done yet though and there are decisions the front office needs to make for a successful Bulls offseason. Give Zach the Max […]

Read More