NCAA Warm-Up: Top Senior Guards

With the NCAA season starting and teams globally focusing in on this class of Seniors, here’s a quick positional preview of the upcoming 2018 NCAA Class.  And to start with a wider scope we are going with the Brad Stevens positional theory for easy organizing purposes: Ball-Handlers (Guards), Wings, and Bigs.  Which really means the idea of a ‘point guard’ now... Read more

Guide To The New G-League: 2-Way Contracts

2-Way Contract Breakdown With now 26 G-League (not D-League) teams and the last 4 NBA teams needing to eventually form their own farm teams, there is great expansion for the NBA’s minor league.  And not only great but very quick.  Generally the aim of the new teams and new contracts is to keep players at home, in the US, playing... Read more

Gameday Review (10/24): Basketball Champions League

The BCL has kindly put their live streaming on the esteemed LiveBasketball.TV for a monthly fee. The games will be archived on Youtube but if you want to watch them live, it’s no longer free.  On a Tuesday in front of the screen I was able to watch Elan Chalon vs BK Ventspils, AS Monaco vs Enisey Krasnoyarsk, and PAOK... Read more

Notebook: EuroCup Opening Day Review

Finally Euro Ball is fully invested into the streaming era and we have EuroCup in our Euroleague.TV packages now.  And this enabled a day of sitting around, watching as much EuroCup as possible and writing notes.  Was able to watch Lokomitov Kuban vs. Limoges, Trento vs. Asvel, Lietuvos Rytas vs. Bilbao, and the 2nd half of Unics Kazan vs. Andorra. ... Read more

Early Look Notebook (FIBA BCL Qualifiers): Wing Creators

The FIBA BCL Qualifiers have been a interesting couple weeks of intense basketball. You don’t want to judge or praise too early. It’s a long season. But these QF game really had teams battling to get that BCL payday, it was fierce competition. There was of course a lot of sloppy play and miscommunication that comes with any early season... Read more

Making The Jump Part III: Champions League Come Up

I’m doing a series of these Making The Jump articles with the focus on players moving up in level.  And with an extra focus on rookie, D-League, or NBA players making their first foray into Europe and players heading into their second or third season in Europe who are on the rise. Part I: Euroleague Part II: Eurocup And now... Read more

Making The Jump Part II: Hello Eurocup

Will do a series of these Making The Jump articles with the focus on players moving up in level.  And with an extra focus on rookie, D-League, or NBA players making their first foray into Europe.  The first edition focused on the Euroleague and now it’s time to dive into the new Eurocup Players. Robert Carter Jr: Enel Brindisi to... Read more