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.
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
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
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
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
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
**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
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
The Milwaukee Bucks entered the 2018 NBA Playoffs as the seven seed with a favorable matchup against the injury-plagued Boston Celtics. Giannis Antetokunmpo was a Celtics killer in the regular season averaging 33.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game, so all he needed was help from his teammates to advance to the semifinals. After two
Dan Hurley came into the Atlantic 10 with high expectations for Rhode Island. The program had been so close to making the NCAA Tournament from 2002 to 2011, but fell victim to the NIT. Coach Jim Baron had done an excellent job with the program but couldn’t get over the hump. Then came in Hurley.