Is OG Anunoby The Best Prospect On The Raptors?

By Matt Esposito Pascal who? Oh, you mean that Siakam fella? He’s good and all, but OG Anunoby is the better long-term prospect. Think this is a hot take? Let it cool for a moment. And while you do, think back to watching last season’s postseason matchup between Boston and Toronto. Who stood out toContinue reading “Is OG Anunoby The Best Prospect On The Raptors?”

What Will Tristan Thompson Bring To Boston?

By Matt Esposito Kim Kardashian. Boston now has the gaze of Kim Kardashian. That’s the answer to this article’s question. No need to write any further. Celtics fan are used to having a member of the Kardashian family tree in town and yes, that is a throwback reference to Kris Humphries. Enough Tom Foolery, timeContinue reading “What Will Tristan Thompson Bring To Boston?”

Analyzing the Chicago Bulls’ Draft

Featured Image From the Associated Press By Andrew Lawlor This was the first draft in Chicago for the Bulls’ new front office regime of Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley, and nobody really knew what they were going to do. There were rumors all over the place; I saw that they were looking to trade upContinue reading “Analyzing the Chicago Bulls’ Draft”

Film School – How Brad Stevens Will Use Aaron Nesmith

By Matt Esposito Yes, this is the type of rapid, next-day-after response that makes it tolerable when I hyperlink my twitter handle where my name is. Did I do tons of research prior to this draft? Lol. But coffee exists and so does a desire to figure out how the latest Danny Ainge draft pickContinue reading “Film School – How Brad Stevens Will Use Aaron Nesmith”

Winners and Losers of the NBA Draft

Featured Image By Nathaniel S. Butler / NBAE via Getty Images By Andrew Lawlor Winner – Oklahoma City Thunder Sam Presti is a shark on the trade market. In the past couple days he has traded: Chris Paul and Abdel Nader to the Suns for Kelly Oubre Jr., Ricky Rubio, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque, and aContinue reading “Winners and Losers of the NBA Draft”

NBA Draft – Instant First Round Reactions

By Zach Wilson & Matt Esposito 1. Minnesota Timberwolves – Anthony Edwards, Georgia Matt – I’m rooting for Edwards. I’m nervous for Edwards. I’m nervous for the Timberwolves. I’m down with the Ant-Man nickname. I’m over pop culture’s obsession with cartoons. These are my thoughts. Zach – I was wondering why the NFL went cartoonContinue reading “NBA Draft – Instant First Round Reactions”

Predicting NBA Three-Point Shooting Part 2: Random Forests

Featured Image By Eli Lucero / Herald Journal By Andrew Lawlor A few weeks ago, I published a model projecting three-point shooting numbers in the NBA for this year’s draft class. I used a linear model based on college statistics, and it was pretty good, but it did have some problems, particularly around upperclassmen andContinue reading “Predicting NBA Three-Point Shooting Part 2: Random Forests”

The Playgrounder Mock Draft

Featured Image By Rick Rycroft/AP Minnesota Timberwolves – LaMelo Ball, Guard, Illawarra Hawks The consensus on internet mock drafts had been centering on Ball as the top pick until some late action for Edwards yesterday. Still, Ball is the better prospect. He has been famous for years, but LaMelo has some real game, too; heContinue reading “The Playgrounder Mock Draft”

You’re Trash For Thinking Andre Drummond Is Trash

By Matt Esposito That’s right, it doesn’t feel good when someone calls you trash, does it? Okay, I’ll drop the tough guy act and return to my meek, bookish self. Still, someone has to stand up for Andre Drummond, and as a Connecticut native and UConn cult leader, I’ll take up the mantle. There’s beenContinue reading “You’re Trash For Thinking Andre Drummond Is Trash”

Talking Fake Trades Because Basketball Is Fun Part 2 – Westbrook Edition

By Matt Esposito “Zach, I’m gonna start up a trade idea article when we’re done with the podcast, if you wanna join in just let me know.” – Me “Idk what I would even do with Russ, send him to Barcelona.” – Zach Welp, not the most auspicious start to a blog, but at leastContinue reading “Talking Fake Trades Because Basketball Is Fun Part 2 – Westbrook Edition”