2019-20 Rookie Review: Romeo Langford’s Rookie Season (Thus Far)

(image by Tomek Kordylewski) By Jesse Cinquini The Boston Celtics landed a quartet of promising rookies in the 2019 NBA Draft. Tremont Waters, Grant Williams and Carsen Edwards all boast skill sets that are coveted at the next level. But which has the highest ceiling? I’d lean towards Romeo Langford, the 20-year-old wing from IndianaContinue reading “2019-20 Rookie Review: Romeo Langford’s Rookie Season (Thus Far)”

2019-20 Rookie Review: Is Brandon Clarke The Steal Of The Draft?

(image by Tomek Kordylewski) By Matt Esposito Nothing brings on self doubt more than seeing the player you have ranked 7th on your Big Board fall to the 21st pick in the draft. That is exactly what happened to Brandon Clarke; a 6-foot-8 trampoline with deceptively good touch. Earlier in the year, The Playgrounder doveContinue reading “2019-20 Rookie Review: Is Brandon Clarke The Steal Of The Draft?”

2019-2020 Rookie Review: What Is To Become Of Michael Porter Jr?

(Image by Tomek Kordylewski) By Nick Faggio Every rookie entering the league is evaluated on their positives and negatives. Each and every rookie brings a particular level of NBA readiness, or lack thereof. When it comes to Michael Porter Jr., he brings some good, some bad, and a little bit of ugly. During high school,Continue reading “2019-2020 Rookie Review: What Is To Become Of Michael Porter Jr?”

2019-20 Rookie Review: Grant Williams Is A Coach’s Dream

(Image by Tomek Kordylewski) By Jesse Cinquini There’s so much more to the game of basketball than scoring. Yes, it may be what draws eyeballs, but in reality it’s merely a component of the sport. Since the league’s inception, there has existed valuable albeit non-glamorous contributors who embrace doing the dirty work. Setting picks, takingContinue reading “2019-20 Rookie Review: Grant Williams Is A Coach’s Dream”

2019-20 Rookie Review: P.J. Washington Is More Skilled Than You Think

(Image by Tomek Kordylewski) By Matt Esposito Taken at the 12th spot in the his draft, P.J. Washington went right around where I had him pegged on my personal Big Board (16th.) Prior to the draft, Washington benefitted from receiving solid results on his physical measurables. He appeared bulky enough to hang with stronger playersContinue reading “2019-20 Rookie Review: P.J. Washington Is More Skilled Than You Think”

2019-20 Rookie Review: Remember Trashing The Cam Johnson Pick?

(Image by Tomek Kordylewski) By Matt Esposito I certainly do. But I mean, that’s life. We should have never unlearned the old grammar school adage, “always pick the older, bigger kid in dodgeball.” Am I going to fact check this next claim? No. But I’m pretty sure Cam Johnson was the oldest player drafted lastContinue reading “2019-20 Rookie Review: Remember Trashing The Cam Johnson Pick?”

2019-20 Rookie Review: Cam Reddish Surprised Us In The Pick & Roll

(Photo credit – Tomek Kordylewski) By Matt Esposito As the number five overall player on my 2019 Big Board, Cam Reddish seemed to be built in a basketball factory if that factory was ran by a hoops-crazed Willy Wonka. That positional size. That fluidity. That effortless stroke. Seeing Reddish slip to the 10th pick gaveContinue reading “2019-20 Rookie Review: Cam Reddish Surprised Us In The Pick & Roll”

2019-20 Rookie Review: Coby White Has One Glaring Weakness

(photo by Tomek Kordylewski) By Matt Esposito Last year, I had Coby White 10th on my big board. There were some aspects to love. White displayed the potential to become a legitimate three level scoring threat; a skill with a premium placed on it in today’s league. He also routinely showcased an advanced shot creationContinue reading “2019-20 Rookie Review: Coby White Has One Glaring Weakness”