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  • The Kansas City Star
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  • The Tribune
  • News Democrat
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  • The Modesto Bee
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  • Washington Post

Past articles by Alex:

What if the Nets kept their young core, Nic Claxton’s free agency: Mailbag, Part 2

Which perimeter sharpshooter do the Nets keep? Why didn't LaMarcus Aldridge play more? We tackle these in the latest mailbag. → Read More

Nets say no to Kyrie Irving being part-time player; what comes next for the Brooklyn guard?

A trade? A release? Retirement? What does the future hold for Irving and the Nets? → Read More

New Nets assistant Kyle Korver 'knows how to get through' to get players to take their best shots

Korver, who's fourth all-time in made 3-pointers, brings his expertise and a "great methodology" to help the Nets improve their shooting. → Read More

How Bruce Brown’s mastery of the short pick-and-roll has made him the Nets’ — and the NBA’s — most surprising guard – The Athletic

The 6'4 guard rolls like Jarrett Allen and crashes the offensive glass like Zion Williamson. Not bad for a guy who used to hate rebounding. → Read More

Spencer Dinwiddie is NBA's most unique trade asset, so will Nets move him?

Spencer Dinwiddie is NBA's most unique trade asset, so will Nets move him? → Read More

P.J. Tucker trade scenarios: What could Rockets get from Nets, Heat, Sixers, Bucks and Lakers?

P.J. Tucker will be one of the best players dealt around the NBA trade deadline. We examine what a deal could look like from multiple teams → Read More

Nic Claxton, the Nets' last young prospect, could be wild card in Brooklyn's title quest

The second-year big man is already an intriguing weapon on defense. But could Claxton become something even more down the stretch? → Read More

With James Harden trade, the Nets are betting on star power over depth

James Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving make a power three-headed offensive machine, making the future a problem for another day. → Read More

How might James Harden fit alongside Kyrie and the Nets? Let's check the film

We watched film of when Irving and Harden played together during the 2014 FIBA World Cup to get a sense for how they may mesh. → Read More

What James Harden's trade to Brooklyn means for the Nets in the short- and long-term

James Harden joins Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn as the trade signals the Nets' strong desire to win now. → Read More

‘Hopefully, this is a discovery by us’: How Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot’s journey led him to fit seamlessly with the Nets – The Athletic

The two-way player has about a week remaining before Brooklyn has to decide whether to sign him to a standard contract. → Read More

What does MSU’s Alize Johnson think is holding him back in NBA Summer League?

Former Missouri State star Alize Johnson is off to a strong start in the NBA Summer League with the Indiana Pacers, but is still being held back by a stat that has followed him since his days in Springfield. → Read More

Why Royals infield prospect Nick Pratto feels close to solving his hitting woes

Kansas City Royals prospect Nick Pratto has had a tough season at the plate, but he believes he’s close to solving his issues. Plus, JJ Picollo talks about the club’s other top prospects. → Read More

How Royals catching prospect MJ Melendez has helped develop the pitching prospects

Royals catching prospect MJ Melendez has had a tough year at the plate, but has still stood out on defense. He’s also been a big reason why Jackson Kowar and Brady Singer are already in Class AA. → Read More

This week in Mizzou recruiting: 2021 hoops offers, Jalen Logan-Redding & Cooper Davis

In this edition of This Week In Mizzou recruiting, we break down some 2021 basketball offers and visitors and get into some of Barry Odom’s defensive line targets for the 2020 class. → Read More

Mizzou football lands Florida defensive end Cooper Davis, who has Lee’s Summit roots

Mizzou Tigers football pledge Cooper Davis’ recruiting profile says Florida, but he’s really from Missouri. The Lee’s Summit native grew up dreaming of going to MU before his mom’s job had the family move to Florida. → Read More

Why former Mizzou star Jontay Porter might remain unsigned by NBA teams for a while

Missouri forward Jontay Porter remains unsigned with an NBA team going into the weekend after he wasn’t selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft. That situation might not change anytime soon. Here’s why. → Read More

Former Mizzou forward Jontay Porter goes unselected in NBA Draft

Former Missouri basketball player Jontay Porter did not get selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Porter, who has suffered two ACL tears, will now look to sign with a team as a free agent. → Read More

Former Bishop Miege star Bol Bol falls to second round in NBA Draft, goes to Denver Nuggets via trade

Bol Bol only spent part of his high school basketball career in the Kansas City area, but still left an impact in his short time. The 7-foot-2 center fell out of the first round of the NBA Draft. → Read More

SportsBeat KC podcast: Talking Mizzou hoops and NBA Draft with Alex Schiffer

On this episode of the SportsBeat KC podcast, Missouri beat writer Alex Schiffer, at the NBA Draft in Brooklyn, breaks down the top projected choices and the local possibilities with host Blair Kerkhoff. Plus, they talk about the ever-changing Missouri basketball roster and what to expect next season — coach Cuonzo Martin’s third. → Read More