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In order to add key bench contributor Bojan Bogdanovic the Washington Wizards surrendered a first round pick among other pieces.  Now with the NBA Draft just weeks away, the Wizards hold only one selection which is the 52 pick of the draft. The Wizards have to make this one...
The 2017 NBA Draft is just a few weeks away and it is important to review what the league's bottom will do in the lottery. Welcome to my ( aka Coach J's) Lottery Mock Draft. Boston Celtics Markelle Fultz is the best player on the draft board, period. The Celtics...
Unfortunately, it was another one and done for America East men’s basketball.  No, this wasn’t March Madness. Rather, it was television gone mad. Former Albany stand-out guard Mike Black – introduced to television viewers as former professional basketball player “Michael” – appeared on The Bachelorette and was dismissed after...
LeBron James is leading an army of the living against the darkness. Tyrion Lannister is knocking down three-bangers from the corner with shocking precision. If NBA Franchises were dumped in Westeros, what Houses would they align with? Cavs – Starks Lets start with the obvious: Jon Snow – the King of the...
PopGates resident Wizards experts take a look at the future of the franchise. Mike Steenstra:  John Wall, Bradley Beal, and Otto Porter: is this the base of a winning future? Let’s take a look at John Wall. I think he’s the best pure Point Guard in the league. I’m not saying he...
One of the biggest issues we run into when trying to compare two different players is the question of how some may have benefited more given the situations they were placed in. Perhaps the reason Kobe Bryant became a top-10 player All-Time was because he was able to play...
Back in the day, if you wanted to mix basketball and romance, you fired up the VCR, blew the dust off the VHS jacket, and popped in Love & Basketball. If your heart didn’t burst into a million pieces during that spring dance scene when Omar Epps and Sanaa...
On Tuesday night, a number of dreams were cast to the winds while others were shattered. The NBA Draft Lottery took place and the Boston Celtics came away with the number one overall pick. The same Celtics franchise that opened the Eastern Conference Finals at home against the reigning...
Despite winning the NBA championship in 1977, the Portland Trailblazers have long been known as a forlorn franchise with terrible luck with injuries. Bill Walton, Sam Bowie, Brandon Roy, Greg Oden…the list is extensive when you take into account how many able-bodied, potential stars went down and held the...
When you research basketball thoroughly, you learn to appreciate the teams that have been forgotten, the players whose feats have been surpassed and beaten. Not everyone has the talent or money to win championships every year, so the Cinderella teams that come up short give us reason to hope...