A Night The Boston Celtics Have Been Patiently Waiting For

It’s been a tough start to Gordon Hayward’s career with the Boston Celtics. He suffered a fractured tibia and dislocated ankle on opening night last season and missed the rest of season. After a full year to rehab, it was clear he still wasn’t 100 percent. Hayward struggled to score in the first month and

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Nassir Little

Nassir Little Scouting Report

School: North Carolina Year: Freshman Height/Weight: 6’6, 220 lbs   Strengths: Nassir Little begins his career in Chapel Hill with an NBA-ready build. At 6’6 and 220 lbs, he has the strength and athleticism to play alongside any wing in college basketball. He’s also been gifted with a 7’1″wingspan. That allows him to play aggressive perimeter defense

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What We’ve Learned From Each Atlantic 10 Team Early In The Season

After nearly two weeks of Atlantic 10 basketball, enthusiasm is low on the potential for this conference. Three teams remain defeated and most teams have already suffered a bad loss on their tournament resume. Davidson, St. Joseph’s, and Saint Louis still look like potential NCAA Tournament teams, but the rest of the conference remains unpredictable.

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Schmidt Talking Roundtable: George Mason Preview

George Mason enters the 2018-19 season as the ultimate sleeper in the Atlantic 10. Last season they nearly held that same title, but road struggles and lack of size kept them in the middle of the conference. With a majority of their core returning and a transfer adding size to their front court, George Mason

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Atlantic 10

Atlantic 10 Transfers to Watch in 2018-19

The Atlantic 10 Conference enters the 2018-2019 regular season with major contributors no longer on their respective rosters. Jaylen Adams, Matt Mobley, Peyton Aldridge, Justin Tillman, B.J. Johnson, E.C. Matthews, Jared Terrell, Yuta Watanabe, Shavar Newkirk, and James Demery all graduated. This forced plenty of teams to be active on the transfer market the last

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Rodney Hood

Rodney Hood Should Be on the Pelicans Radar

The New Orleans Pelicans were the surprise team in the Western Conference last season. They finished sixth in the conference and swept the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. With momentum rolling into the conference quarterfinals, their playoff magic came to a halt after losing in five games to the

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Austin Rivers Will Provide A Major Boost Off The Washington Wizards Bench

Just over one week ago, Austin Rivers opted into his $12 million Los Angeles Clippers contract. Now he’s packing his bags and moving across the country. The Clippers agreed to trade Rivers to the Washington Wizards for Marcin Gortat. The story was first reported by ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski. The Los Angeles Clippers

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Nikola Jokic

Nikola Jokic Deserves Every Penny Of His Expected Deal

The Denver Nuggets yesterday agreed to decline Nikola Jokic’s $1.6 million team option for the 2018-2019 NBA season, making him a restricted free agent. This allows the Nuggets to match all outside offers, but they are expected to reach a long-term agreement before even receiving any offer sheets. Jokic plans to sign a five-year maximum

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Schmidt Talking Power Rankings: Jaylen Adams NBA Workouts

**Schmidt Talking Podcast host Kyle Allan contributed to this article.** St. Bonaventure Bonnies point guard Jaylen Adams brought major attention to the program throughout his college basketball career. He joined a senior class that won the most total games in school history and led his team to two postseason tournaments. His senior year, he led

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Marcus Smart Has Earned The NBA’s Respect

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart never had the best image. He developed a bad reputation at Oklahoma State after shoving a Texas Tech fan in 2014 and that wasn’t even the first time his aggressive behavior was detrimental to that team. When Smart entered the NBA, that image came with him. Smart joined the Celtics

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