Ben Simmons

What improvements can we expect from Ben Simmons this season?

In one of the best rookie campaigns the NBA has seen in quite some time, Ben Simmons turned heads virtually every night as a dominant 6 foot 10 point guard. He finished the season averaging 15.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 8.2 assists. He helped the Sixers to a 52-30 record — their best win total

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J.P. Butler

Schmidt Talking Ep. 31: Atlantic 10 Schedule Breakdown

The St. Bonaventure Bonnies finished 14-4 in the Atlantic 10 conference last season, totaling the most amount of conference in the program’s history. This year, the Bonnies look to do the same in the year’s conference schedule. With a seemingly much deeper conference, and losing two of the top scorers in the league on their

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Houston Rockets

Did the Houston Rockets really improve this offseason?

One game away from the NBA Finals. It was a season of ‘what could have been’ for the Houston Rockets. Houston’s year was headlined by success, and the surprising snatching of the number one seed, but ended in disappointment at the hands of the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals,

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Giannis Antetokounmpo

Can Giannis finally make it out of the first round?

Giannis Antetokounmpo has gotten some of the highest praise in the league for a player who is still so young. The 23-year-old has now been in the league for five years, but it really feels like ten. The progress over the past three seasons for the Greek Freak didn’t come by surprise to many fans

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J.P. Butler

Schmidt Talking Podcast Episode 30: Atlantic 10 Power Rankings

The Atlantic 10 is going to be very different from last year. The depth of the conference really wasn’t there outside of St. Bonaventure and Rhode Island being the only two teams to receive at-large bids.  Davidson ended up being the surprise story of the year winning the Atlantic 10 Tournament in Washington D.C, and

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Schmidt Talking Podcast Episode 29: Matt Mobley Signs a Professional Contract

Matt Mobley’s career with the Bonnies was one filled with a lot of excitement, especially during his senior season. Matt’s senior season entailed a game-winner versus Vermont, an NCAA Tournament birth, and an average of 18 ppg while shooting 38% from three. Matt was stellar alongside fellow backcourt mate Jaylen Adams. Adams and Mobley combined

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Trae Young

Can Trae Young become the fourth rookie ever to make 160 threes in one season?

Trae Young took the college basketball landscape by storm last season with his ability to shoot from anywhere on the floor. In one season at Oklahoma, Trae Young shot an eye-opening 328 three-pointers, while still maintaining a three-point percentage of 36%. Being only 6’2, weighing 180 lbs, and averaging nearly 31 ppg, his game reminded a

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NBA

Will the NBA’s new betting partnership with MGM be a success?

Gambling has been one of the hottest topics in the world of sports for a long time. In the past, many people would take the opportunity to wager on games in the Las Vegas area as Nevada was the only state that has allowed sports gambling for multiple decades.  Now, with state and federal government realizing

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J.P. Butler

Schmidt Talking Episode 28: Guest Chuckie Maggio Expects No Setback Next Season

The St. Bonaventure Bonnies had one of the most historic seasons in program history with a school record 26 wins last season. It was capped off by an NCAA Tournament run where the Bonnies stole the show in Dayton beating the historic UCLA in what felt like a David vs. Goliath matchup in one’s mind,

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Kawhi Leonard

Looking ahead at the top NBA free agents in 2019

2018 was an odd year in free agency. One-year contracts seemed to be the theme of the summer, with seemingly half of the free agents signing either one-year deals or a two-year deal, with an option to opt-out after the first year. The reason behind so many of these one-year contracts is because only a

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