2019-20 Rookie Review: Kendrick Nunn Is Still Slept On

(Image by Tomek Kordylewski) By Nick Faggio Kendrick Nunn entered the league undrafted and unheard of.  It did not take very long for Nunn’s name to be to the talk of the town, however. Nunn scored 112 points across the first five games of the season, setting an NBA record for most points by an undraftedContinue reading “2019-20 Rookie Review: Kendrick Nunn Is Still Slept On”

Guest Author Rookie Review! – De’Andre Hunter Surprised Us

By Evan Zaucha The draw for teams in the 2020 NBA Draft  when it came to selecting De’Andre Hunter was that he was an NBA-ready on-ball wing defender with a promising three-point shot who wouldn’t need many touches to make his mark. In many ways, Hunter did exactly what was expected of him. In others,Continue reading “Guest Author Rookie Review! – De’Andre Hunter Surprised Us”

Rookie Review, Bubble Watch Edition: Keldon Johnson

By Jesse Cinquini The San Antonio Spurs — sans LaMarcus Aldridge mind you, went 5-3 in Orlando. And while guys like Derrick White, Dejounte Murray, and Rudy Gay deserve recognition for their help in keeping the Spurs afloat in the bubble — Keldon Johnson’s encouraging play might be the team’s most noteworthy storyline. His blendContinue reading “Rookie Review, Bubble Watch Edition: Keldon Johnson”

2019-20 Rookie Review : Carsen Edwards Hasn’t Lived Up To His Pre-Draft Hype (Yet)

(Image by Tomek Kordylewski) By Jesse Cinquini There were high hopes for Carsen Edwards heading into his maiden NBA season. At the time, he was coming off a superbly productive stint at the Las Vegas Summer League. Just how terrific was he? Well, Edwards’ Summer League performance ranks among the top in Celtics history. Over aContinue reading “2019-20 Rookie Review : Carsen Edwards Hasn’t Lived Up To His Pre-Draft Hype (Yet)”

2019-20 Rookie Review: What Did Jaxson Hayes Show Us?

By Matt Esposito Do I defend having Jaxson Hayes 20th overall on my Big Board? Do I make a case that he’ll eventually turn into an efficient rim protector yet be undeserving of a big contract extension? I could go the Danny Ainge route and detail how players like Hayes can be mostly replacable andContinue reading “2019-20 Rookie Review: What Did Jaxson Hayes Show Us?”

2019-20 Rookie Review: Kevin Porter Jr Truthers Are Celebrating

(Image by Tomek Kordylewski) By Matt Esposito Where was Kevin Porter Jr on my Big Board? Not high enough. Or, in other words, 14th. After just one season in the NBA, however, it is easy to see why KPJ needs to be bumped up on that list. Porter did not average more than 10 points perContinue reading “2019-20 Rookie Review: Kevin Porter Jr Truthers Are Celebrating”

2019-20 Rookie Review: Tremont Waters Is Ready For A Role In Boston’s Rotation

(Image by Tomek Kordylewski) By Jesse Cinquini The Playgrounder pumped out Rookie Reviews for Grant Williams, Romeo Langford, and Carsen Edwards. There’s only one Celtics draft choice left for us to tackle — Tremont Waters. Selected with the 51st overall pick, Waters made a name for himself during his sophomore campaign at LSU. The season inContinue reading “2019-20 Rookie Review: Tremont Waters Is Ready For A Role In Boston’s Rotation”

2019-20 Rookie Review: San Antonio Is Molding Keldon Johnson

(Image by Tomek Kordylewski) By Matt Esposito Whenever you think the Spurs aren’t being too Spursy, trust me, this is when they are likely being their Spursiest. We should have seen the signs coming. Keldon Johnson was ranked as a top 20 prospect by multiple publications and San Antonio was able to nab him with theContinue reading “2019-20 Rookie Review: San Antonio Is Molding Keldon Johnson”

2019-20 Rookie Review: Where Darius Garland Flashed Star Potential

(image by Tomek Kordylewski) By Matt Esposito I had Darius Garland fourth on my Big Board and the less confident me is shyly whispering that while avoiding eye contact. The more confident me, however, is calling on distant relatives for cash loans so I can buy Garland stock from anyone willing to sell it. Garland’sContinue reading “2019-20 Rookie Review: Where Darius Garland Flashed Star Potential”

2019-20 Rookie Review: Zion Williamson Is Awesome, Can Get Even Awesomer

(image by Tomek Kordylewski) By Nick Faggio Before Zion’s highly anticipated rookie debut, the hype was immense and the critics were loud. The first three quarters of his first gave game critics some red meat to chew on. But when the fourth quarter of Zion’s inaugural game rolled around, he turned into a beast thatContinue reading “2019-20 Rookie Review: Zion Williamson Is Awesome, Can Get Even Awesomer”