Hoops Rumors Originals: 2/16/20 – 2/22/20

Every week, the Hoops Rumors writing team creates original content to complement our news feed. Here are our original segments and features from the past seven days:

  • Luke Adams broke down the “starter criteria” language that determines exact rookie salaries for this week’s Hoops Rumors Glossary item.
  • Adams also discussed the projected bi-annual and mid-level exception rates for the 2020/21 season.
  • Malik Beasley and Jordan McRae number among the Northwest Division free agents-to-be in 2020 who have seen their stock rise this season, Dana Gauruder details in the latest installment of our Free Agent Stock Watch series.
  • In our lone poll this week, we asked if you thought the NBA should stick with its new All-Star Game format or return to the old methodology.
  • In our Community Shootaround conversations this week, we asked:
    • Can the Grizzlies hold off the Trail Blazers, Spurs and Pelicans to secure a 2020 playoff berth? Or will one of these other teams make a playoff push of their own? (link)
    • Who do you think will walk away with Coach of the Year hardware in 2020? (link)
    • Can the Rockets succeed in the playoffs without a traditional center? (link)
    • Can college coaches really win in the NBA? (link)
    • Which of 2019’s free agent signings do you think teams will regret, even if they might not be considered full-fledged mistakes quite yet? (link)

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