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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WNBA players have opted out of their contract – what happens next?

With Lisa Borders no longer WNBA President and the players’ association opting out of its collective bargaining agreement, the league looks like it might be in trouble – but looks can be deceiving.

The good, the bad, and the ugly: underrated League Pass teams so far

Fun basketball comes in all shapes and sizes, and this Double Clutch roundtable looks at three entertaining teams for different reasons.

To build, or not to build? That is the Kemba Walker question

Kemba Walker has enough talent to put himself among the crop of good point guards…

NBA London Statement
NBA LONDON EXCLUSIVE: Game Tickets Statement

The NBA London office has responded to fan criticism regarding the ticketing situation for NBA London, featuring the Washington Wizards and New York Knicks. Here is their response.

Turning heel could be Jimmy Butler’s, and the NBA’s, best play

The art of turning heel can befuddle so many great athletes. Hulk Hogan was so…

3am all stars
Introducing your Double Clutch 3am All-Stars

Despite wanting to, it’s impossible to keep this up each night for eight months, so you need to pick the games carefully. At Double Clutch, we have picked five players you simply must make the effort to stay up to watch if they have a game on the dock. So without further ado, here are your D.C. 3am All-Stars.

Gary Maitland - Puresweat
Pure Sweat’s Gary Maitland on what to expect from Gordon Hayward, Markelle Fultz and more

It’s early in January 2018. Two of the hottest teams in the NBA’s Eastern Conference are set to face off at the O2 in London. Pre-game training has been taking place in front of the media, but it is time to start taking things more seriously. The media, family members and other excessive persons are asked to leave so the Philadelphia 76ers can focus on some in-game tactics.

WNBA Finals Featured
WNBA Finals: what to look out for when Washington Mystics take on Seattle Storm

The WNBA is at the pinnacle of what might be it’s best season in 22 years of activity. There was a fantastic race to get into the playoffs that saw multiple teams in the hunt for the final spot, we saw great early rounds where legends retired at the hands of their foes, and two Conference Finals that went the distance. 

Episode 266 – Gary Maitland | FIBA, Pure Sweat and more
Episode 266 – Gary Maitland | FIBA, Pure Sweat and more

On the latest instalment of the Double Clutch podcast, Huw Hopkins meets British coach Gary Maitland,…