How Long Is The Leash?: The Unpredictability Of Player Development

The NBA is a league that is seeing more and more young talent come through the ranks and either flourish or falter. For every Kevin Durant there was a Greg Oden. For every Steph Curry a Johnny Flynn. Drafting the right player seems clear on draft night, but the development of players is what makes or breaks their NBA careers. It seems obvious. If a player doesn’t improve season to season they most likely won’t …

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When Two Mountains Meet: Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns

  Joel Embiid‘s stone face was plastered across ESPN as his name was announced third in the 2014 NBA Draft. The stone face became an instant internet meme, as Embiid’s excitement was halted due to tape delay. The excitement for Philadelphia 76ers fans would be delayed as well, as the moniker-ed “generational big man talent” from Cameroon was set to miss at least one NBA season due to a foot injury that cut his only …

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