Nothing But News: here’s some of what happened this week in basketball news…
November 14-20, 2020
The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Anthony Edwards with the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. James Wiseman (Warriors), LaMelo Ball (Hornets), Patrick Williams (Bulls), and Isaac Okoro (Cavaliers) rounded out the top five.
A torrent of deals are expected to go down in the NBA as free agency is set to open.
Some trades already went through around draft time, like the Suns sending a four-player package to Oklahoma City for Chris Paul.
Rick Pitino called for college basketball to push back its start date, play a league schedule only and hold a May Madness.
The NCAA announced men’s March Madness will likely be moved from multiple cities to one, central site. It is still undecided on what to do with the women’s tournament.
DePaul men’s basketball cancelled the first three games of its season due to COVID-19.
Breanna Stewart adorned the cover of SLAM Magazine this week, celebrating another championship and a WNBA Finals MVP.
New Mexico men’s and women’s basketball teams have fled the state for Texas to escape stricter COVID-19 rules in New Mexico.
USA Today released its outlooks for its women’s college basketball preseason top 25 teams, with South Carolina, Stanford, Connecticut, Baylor and Louisville completing the top five, respectively.
Basketball is Better with UConn in the Big East and Everyone Should Care
This piece was originally posted in June 2019 when Connecticut announced its move back to the Big East. It’s finally about to come to fruition in basketball, so it felt like the right time to revisit this article (that I still wholeheartedly stand by).
2020 NBA Draft – Projecting Prospects’ Production Through Winshares
Greg and Wayne Winston of Winston Analytica put their heads together, crunched some numbers, and came up with winshares predictions for the top prospects of the 2020 NBA Draft.
Alonzo Mourning Charlotte Hornets Jersey – Hall of Thread
NBA Draft Second Round Gems to Remember
Heaven Hill went deep on three late-round diamonds in the rough he believes could carve out nice roles for themselves in the NBA one day. Check out his breakdowns on Lamine Diane, Sam Merrill, and Saben Lee.
Chicago Bulls Take Sixth Man with No. 4 Pick
New contributor Steven Williams was surprised when the Chicago Bulls went with Patrick Williams in the No. 4 spot in the 2020 NBA Draft. He had something to say about it.
We’ll be back next Friday to give you these same style of quick updates on the basketball news of the week!