Hoops Rumors currently features a team of eight writers to bring you the latest NBA news, rumors, and analysis. Let's meet the team:
Luke Adams is the full-time writer and editor for Hoops Rumors. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Luke currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. Having blogged for a variety of sports and music publications, including MuchMusic.com, he began writing for MLB Trade Rumors in September 2009, contributing hundreds of posts to the site over the next two-plus years before moving over to Hoops Rumors in January 2012. Luke's NBA fandom began in earnest in 1995, around the time Damon Stoudamire became the first draft pick to wear the expansion Toronto Raptors' truly awful jersey. Luke brings to Hoops Rumors an expansive knowledge of the league and its Collective Bargaining Agreement. You can contact him here.
Alex Lee is a part-time contributor to Hoops Rumors. He works part-time for the Philadelphia Daily News, primarily covering college sports and occasionally delving into the high school or professional ranks. He is also the beat writer for the NLL’s Philadelphia Wings indoor lacrosse team and a former intern at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Alex graduated from Gettysburg College as a business major in 2006 and is currently finishing up a Masters of Journalism at Temple University. His claim to fame is being mentioned in two LeBron James biographies – one by accident, one on purpose, but neither because he himself was ever all that good at basketball (Google it). His highlights as a fan include going to a party at Shaq’s house on Miami’s Star Island and gallivanting around Atlantic City as an excited high schooler after the 76ers beat the Lakers in Game 1 of the 2001 NBA Finals. Follow him on Twitter: @leeal02.
Zach Links is a staff writer for Hoops Rumors. In addition to serving as a staff writer for MLB Trade Rumors, he is also a play-by-play announcer and freelance sports writer. Zach has spent years covering the NBA in various capacities, most recently as a part of the production team for Nets broadcasts on the YES Network. At WRSU-FM he called some of the biggest games in Rutgers sports, including the Scarlet Knights’ 2006 victory over Louisville, a college football classic. He has also worked in the newsrooms of CSTV, WNBC-NY, ESPN Radio, and WFAN. Learn more about Zach here and follow him on Twitter: @ZachLinks.
Spencer Lund is old enough to remember Magic vs. Michael in vivid detail, but he had to wait until college before he got to watch M.J. slog down a D.C. court in person. After a few post-college years spent in sales to help pay down his student loan debt for a vacuous degree in English, he greeted a recession-era layoff by interning all over New York City while contributing to various non-basketball sites too haphazard to warrant mentioning here. He has also written for Dime Mag, The Classical, and Hardwood Paroxysm, among others, as well as the TrueHoop Network’s Magic Basketball. If you know Vin Baker or Keon Clark, he'd like their numbers or emails.
Chuck Myron was probably the only kid in the mountains of Tennessee who kept a copy of the NBA Guide by his bedside every night. That inevitably led to a sports writing career that took him from small daily newspapers in the Appalachians to Fort Myers, Florida, where he gained notoriety for doing journalism out of his car. Chuck now resides in Naples, Florida, and co-authored “Hits and Misses in the Baseball Draft: What the Top Picks Teach Us About Selecting Tomorrow's Major League Stars,” set to be released by McFarland & Company in early 2014. He has served as an editor for books on Andre Dawson and Shane Victorino, and he enjoys the immediacy of Internet writing as well, as his work has appeared on sites like Deadspin and Media Bistro. Chuck’s first love will always be NBA basketball, and he patiently awaits the day he’ll report that another product of East Tennessee State University, his alma mater, has made it to the Association. Where have you gone, Keith “Mister” Jennings?
Michael Pina currently lives in his hometown of Boston, Massachusetts, working as a part-time contributor for Hoops Rumors and a contract writer for Boston University's School of Management. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in journalism. His writing regularly appears on blogs across ESPN's TrueHoop Network, including Red 94, CelticsHub, and HoopSpeak. He is also the creator of the crossover-centric NBA blog, Shaky Ankles. He's loved the NBA for as long as he can remember, and has an undying loyalty—through tears of both pain and joy—for his Boston Celtics. Follow him on Twitter: @ShakyAnkles.
Ryan Raroque is a part-time contributor for Hoops Rumors. A graduate of the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Human Biology, he uses his love for basketball as one way of balancing a life intertwined by physics, chemistry, and biology. Ryan's passion for the game has been crafted through a multitude of experiences - being an avid Knicks fan among the waves of purple and gold in Los Angeles, engaging in years of thought-provoking debate as a member of Alan Hahn's "The Knicks Fix" blog and NYKFanPage, learning principles from the sidelines as the 12th man on the Crespi High School basketball team, and coaching at the youth level. His greatest play comes from the final game of his freshman season, when he hit a buzzer-beating three to reduce the margin of loss from 17 to 14 against an undefeated team right before being carried off the home court by his teammates (a la Notre Dame's "Rudy" Ruettiger). Ryan credits the philosophies of John Wooden and Walt Frazier as some of his most formative basketball influences on his writing and analysis.
Daniel Seco is a graduate of the University of Maryland and completed his graduate studies in journalism at the University of Florida. After hosting countless radio shows and contributing to college and national newspapers throughout his collegiate career, Daniel entered the world of blogging as the editor-in-chief of a prominent U.S Soccer blog. After spending time as a special education teacher at a charter school in New Orleans, Daniel is currently the director of communications for a college travel company based in New York City. His love for sports extends beyond basketball, as he once worked as a clubhouse assistant for the Baltimore Orioles – collecting hundreds of autographed baseballs in the process. On a side note, Daniel's beloved Knicks snapback hat is more of a fashion statement than a testament to his allegiance to his hometown team.