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Jalen Suggs of the Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic Escape Draft Night as a Major Winner

The Orlando Magic entered the 2021 NBA Draft in a tough spot with picks five and eight. This was seen as a top-heavy draft with picks one to four considered the creme-de-la-creme in this class. The Toronto Raptors made a surprise choice, gifting Orlando one of the best prospects in this class. 2021 NBA Draft: Orlando […] READ MORE

Josh Giddey

Oklahoma City Thunder catch Draft Off-guard: Grades

The Oklahoma City Thunder have a treasure cove of picks and were said to be one of the most active teams in the 2021 NBA Draft. They weren’t able to make any significant moves to move into the top three but they did pull a surprise move with their top 10 pick. Let’s dive into […] READ MORE

Boston Celtics Make Two Trades: Grades

Since being promoted to General Manager of the Boston Celtics, Brad Stevens has wasted no time making improvements. The Boston Celtics made two trades today, acquiring both Kris Dunn and Josh Richardson in two separate deals. Here are trade grades for Stevens’ performance today: Boston Celtics Trade Grades: Trade #1: Celtics Absorb Josh Richardson The […] READ MORE

The Houston Rockets had a great draft

Houston Rockets have Tremendous Draft Night: Grades

The Houston Rockets had a wonderful 2021 NBA Draft making four selections in the first round. After an ugly 2020 campaign that saw an underwhelming return for James Harden, the Rockets bounced back in a big way. Let’s take a look at the Houston Rockets draft grades. 2021 NBA Draft: Houston Rockets Grades Houston Rockets […] READ MORE

Toledo basketball continued its success despite a pandemic

Pandemic Profiles: Toledo Basketball Finds Normalcy, Continues Winning Tradition

This summer, Last Word on Basketball looks to profile college basketball teams and their journey through a season played during a pandemic. Our previous installment took a look at Xavier from the Big East. You can also check out prior installments, starting with Morehead State. The next program in our series is Toledo basketball. Tod Kowalczyk just […] READ MORE

Scottie Barnes should be a given a chance with the Toronto Raptors

Scottie Barnes is Not a Bust

The 2021 NBA Draft started as expected. Cade Cunningham went first overall, shocking, I know. However, after the top three picks of Cunningham, Jalen Green, and Evan Mobley, the NBA world was surprised. With the fourth pick in the draft, the Toronto Raptors selected Scottie Barnes. With Jalen Suggs still on the board, NBA fans, […] READ MORE

The Russell Westbrook Trade is a bad move

The Los Angeles Lakers have just acquired former all-star Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards in exchange for Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma and the 22nd pick in the draft. With that being said let’s go over both the good and the bad (but mostly the bad) about Westbrook. The Russell Westbrook Trade is a bad […] READ MORE

Jared Butler

2021 NBA Draft Profile: Jared Butler

The 2021 NBA Draft is set to kick off on July 29. LWOS continues its draft profiles with Baylor’s Jared Butler. Butler helped lead Baylor to their first national championship school history. The 6’3 guard withdrew from the 2020 NBA Draft and cashed in on himself after a great, title winning season. College Jared Butler starred at Riverside […] READ MORE

David Duke

2021 NBA Draft Profiles: David Duke

The 2021 NBA Draft is set to kick off on July 29. LWOS continues its draft profiles with Providence’s David Duke. After breaking through during his sophomore year, he returned and had a breakout junior season. David Duke 2021 Draft Profile Providence Duke averaged 15.2 points per game as a sophomore at Classical High School in Providence, […] READ MORE