Huw Hopkins

Huw grew up in Wales and was too much of a wimp to play rugby. He fell in love with the quiet brilliance of Tim Duncan and ended up a San Antonio Spurs fan. Huw is a Lead Writer for Double Clutch and also contributes to Sky Sports (NBA/WNBA) and Sporting News (FIBA).

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Biggest surprises so far this season

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition — but we didn’t expect the Thunder, Pascal Siakam, nor Aron Baynes to be so good, either!

Top 5 MVP race – the ‘it’s way too early, but…’ edition

As we reach two full weeks of regular season NBA basketball, Huw Hopkins looks at the best five players so far in the race for MVP

We won’t be fooled again – the records that don’t represent the teams

Some teams are only as good as their record, others are not. Huw Hopkins looks at what teams we can trust so far

2 on 2 – Double Clutch staff take two teams to follow this season

With the season underway, Matthew Wellington and Huw Hopkins pick two teams each that have varied, exciting seasons unfolding

What NBA teams will be impacted by the FIBA World Cup?

International basketball has always helped players grow and reach that next level on their NBA squads, but Huw Hopkins looks at the most beneficial teams after the FIBA World Cup

From the G-League to GB: why Nate Reinking is the right man for multiple coaching jobs

Being a head coach is not easy, and Nate Reinking talks to Huw Hopkins about two of the tougher coaching gigs out there: the G-League’s Canton Charge and the Great Britain men’s national team.

Episode 311 – NBA | G-League and Great Britain head coach Nate Reinking

In this week’s edition of the Double Clutch podcast, we share an interview between Huw Hopkins and head coach Nate Reinking.

You thought Tim Duncan might be the perfect superstar, but his return confirms it

Tim Duncan is back in the Spurs locker room, and while it is the leading story in San Antonio, Huw Hopkins believes it is hiding the real story of a dangerous team next season.

The bigs are alright – why there will be more players like Hakeem Olajuwon in the future

As NBA legend Hakeem Olajuwon looks set to return to the UK to host his City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Camp, Huw Hopkins looks at why his skills are still inspiring players today