HoopsHype Columns

The draft combine behind the scenes

Adam Pensack tells what it's like for an NBA agent at the annual Chicago draft combine.

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The Harden truth

James Harden used to sacrifice defense to perform offensively. But he didn't have to, Noah Naiditch says.

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Duke's Jahlil Okafor will be a Top 2 pick in the draft, but does he have the makings of an NBA star? Skill development guru David Nurse opines.

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NBA agent Bernie Lee has one advice for underclassmen thinking about going pro: Don't focus solely on draft position.

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Emmanuel Mudiay: Made in China

Draft prospect Emmanuel Mudiay passed on college ball to spend one season in China's CBA. How did that go? Skills development guru breaks it down for HoopsHype.

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Dean Smith: More than a coach

The Charlotte Observer recently paid tribute to Dean Smith with a compilation of articles about the greatest coach in North Carolina history. Here's one fantastic excerpt of the book.

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The Brandon Roy story

We reminisce on Brandon Roy's draft night thanks to Dan Riley's phenomenal book on the former Blazer great.

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The secret society of the 3-and-D

If you can play great defense and hit the three consistently, you are likely to find a job in the NBA. Who are the best players in the league with that particular set of skills? Pro shooting coach David Nurse gives us his Top 5.

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Legendary NBA scribe has written another phenomenal book on Michael Jordan. Here's a chapter focusing on MJ's rookie season with the Chicago Bulls.

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The curious case for Swaggy P

Lakers guard Nick Young is much more substance than swag, says skills development guru David Nurse.

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Why is Monta Ellis so much better now?

Skills development guru David Nurse explains the transformation of Monta Ellis from high-volume chucker to the smart and efficient scorer we see in Dallas these days.

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Is time up for Kobe Bryant?

He leads the NBA in scoring, but is NBA legend Kobe Bryant still a superstar? Skills development guru David Nurse answers.

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Lakers head coach Byron Scott couldn't be more wrong about the importance of outside shooting.

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Several of the top players in the last decade will try to bounce back from tough injuries this season. Eddie Johnson writes about his expectations for each of them.

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