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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Temi Fagbenle: meet the Brit at the center of a WNBA championship team

Women’s basketball is complex. The United States thinks it has the monopoly on James Naismith’s game, but when it comes to female hoopers, players can earn more in leagues around the world that have longer seasons, and some NCAA and international tournaments are held in greater esteem.

NBA teams need to #LetLuolPlay

When Woody tore the seam in his arm at the start of Toy Story 2, he was relegated to the shelf in Andy’s bedroom where he meets a forgotten, but former favourite, toy Wheezy. According to Slinky Dog, the penguin’s broken squeaker saw him get “shelved” a long time ago and Andy’s mum had failed to get it repaired, turning him into a useless play thing that gathered dust and lose value. He was destined for the yard sale.

Reintroducing the species: The Minnesota Lynx will go as far as Maya Moore can take them

Defense might win you a championship, but you still need a superstar player to get…

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Where do the Spurs go now?

Tim Duncan’s picture still sits on the mantelpiece like a dearly departed relative. Tony Parker…

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Forget ROY, A’ja Wilson could be the MVP

Wilt Chamberlain in 1960, Wes Unseld in 1969 and Candace Parker in 2008. Basketball players…

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Gold, Silver and Bronze – Warriors and Thunder climb the podium

There is still a sense of urgency to proceedings, but if the opening day of Free Agency was about who got out of the blocks in the best way, day two saw those with slower starts and a bit more patience make up for lost ground quickly.

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Gold, Silver and Bronze – Who is leading free agency so far?

The starter’s pistol goes off on 1 July each year and all 30 NBA teams…

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Parker’s pretty passes ignite L.A.’s spark

For a 10-year veteran of the WNBA, Candace Parker is still crushing the hopes of opponents. She can bang inside the paint, fire from outside, drive to the hoop and impose her will offensively. But the Los Angeles Sparks haven’t required the two-time MVP to take on the leading scorer’s role in recent years, thanks to the team’s addition of the 2016 MVP Nneka Ogwumike.

NBA London 2019 will feature the Knicks and Wizards

NBA London 2019 is here and will take place on January 17th 2019. The annual…