Will Baldwin is a current journalism student at Ryerson University in Toronto. Growing up Will fell in love with the game of basketball going to his Dad (a high school principal) school’s games. Thanks to countless hours at those games, his older brother’s games and the blessing of growing up in Kobe Bryant’s prime, Will was hooked for life. Now, Will’s greatest focus is to find a way into working in the basketball world through his passion for the game at all levels.
The best way to contact Will directly is on twitter @TheWillBaldwin or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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The case for Chris Paul to be an MVP candidate
Losers of nine of 11, three playoff series wins in six years and both Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum will be on the wrong side of 30 when next season starts. It’s time for the Portland Trail Blazers to have an honest conversation about where they stand…
Are the Knicks really back?
Can everyone please take a deep breath? I understand the idea of adding another “All-Star” to an already surging Brooklyn Nets team isn’t ideal but, this season is far from decided…
The trade deadline has come and gone and there some obvious winners and losers as always
The countdown to the NBA Trade deadline is officially on and the Raptors, Celtics, Clippers and Nuggets need to make a move before it gets here
Kyrie Irving and James Harden are thriving in Brooklyn
GAMBLING AGAINST GREATNESS: CELTICS, HEAT, RAPTORS, BUCKS AND MAVERICKS LOOK TO KICK START SECOND HALF RESURGENCE
It’s a busy night of NBA action to kickstart the second half and the picks are here
Looking back to my preseason picks to see what I got right and what I got wrong
At the All-Star break who are the five best rookies in the NBA
At the All-Star break it seems only fitting to check in and see who the league’s best MVP candidates are
BUY OR SELL: THE HEAT AND BUCKS ARE HEALTHY AND READY TO RUN WHILE THE HAWKS AND PELICANS LACK ORGANIZATION
The Heat and the Bucks are finally healthy and ready to roll while the organizations of the Pelicans and Hawks have me worried
GAMBLING AGAINST GREATNESS: ALL-STARS LILLARD, TATUM, BEAL, RANDLE, JOKIC AND MORE LOOK TO HEAD TO THE BREAK ON A WINNING NOTE
It’s another busy night of NBA action as a litany of All-Stars look to head to the break on a winning note
It’s time someone says something about the officiating in the NBA
In this week’s rookie report, Maxey and Wiseman need more time and Maledon is fun
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has taken another leap and we need to talk about it
BUY OR SELL: BUYING THE SUNS AND BULLS ALL-STAR GUARD PLAY AND THE LAKERS AND KINGS ARE DISAPPOINTING
The Suns and Bulls All-Star guards are leading them to wins while the Lakers and Kings are struggling
GAMBLING AGAINST GREATNESS: LUKA AND EMBIID GO HEAD TO HEAD WHILE ZION AND GIANNIS MEET UP IN A BUSY NIGHT OF NBA ACTION
Another busy night of NBA action and the gambling column is back!!
Someone needs to get LeBron in a room and explain to him the risk of how this season is going for the Lakers
Aaron Nesmith and Deni Avdija’s competitive spirit impresses while the Raptors are failing Malachi Flynn in this week’s NBA Rookie Report
With the blueprint of Sunday, the Pelicans have seen how Zion and Ingram can dominate the NBA for years to come together
BUY OR SELL: IT’S TIME TO BE HONEST ABOUT THE WARRIORS AND NETS AND THE ROCKETS AND CELTICS ARE STRUGGLING
The Nets and Warriors are better than many expected and the Rockets and Celtics have hit a wall
GAMBLING AGAINST GREATNESS: HARDEN AND IRVING BATTLE LEBRON IN LOS ANGELES WHILE THE RAPTORS LOOK TO FEAST ON THE BUCKS AND THE HEAT TRY TO SAVE THEIR SEASON
James Harden and Kyrie Irving battle LeBron in Los Angeles while the Raptors look to feast on the Bucks and the Heat try to save their season
It’s time to stop disrespecting Damian Lillard
Every week I’m blown away by just how many good rookies there are in this class…
It’s finally time, Will gives his 2021 NBA All-Stars
In this week’s buy or sell, the Hornets and Suns look frisky while the Magic and Thunder prepare for a long second half
GAMBLING AGAINST GREATNESS: OLADIPO GETS TO SHOW OFF TO MIAMI, EMBIID VS LILLARD AND THE RAPTORS AND CELTICS RENEW
Another big NBA night, another gambling column
This season very quietly, De’Aaron Fox, Christian Wood and Mike Conley have been playing like All-Stars and there’s no doubt in my mind they deserve their first selections
20ish games into the NBA season and Tyrese Haliburton, Patrick Williams and Jae’Sean Tate are all stating strong cases for me being a career-long fan of theirs
Could Joel Embiid be quietly leading the Sixers to NBA Title contention?
In this week’s Buy or Sell, Will explains why he’s in on the Raptor and Nuggets and out on the Cavs and Mavs
GAMBLING AGAINST GREATNESS: DONCIC, JOKIC, CURRY AND LEBRON HAVE NATIONAL TV SPOTLIGHTS IN POTENTIAL MVP CAMPAIGNS
In another big Thursday NBA night, Will gives you the gambling picks
It’s officially All-Star season, here’s why Jaylen Brown, Collin Sexton and Fred VanVleet should be first time All-Stars this season
This week Will takes a look at three NBA rookie guards working to find their games at the next level
Over a month into the season and Luka Doncic’s Dallas Mavericks are a bad basketball team. What the heck is going on?
BUY OR SELL: SPURS AND CELTICS QUIETLY READY TO TAKE OFF WHILE THE WIZARDS AND PISTONS ARE IN SHAMBLES
The Spurs and Celtics are in the shadows and ready to take off. Meanwhile, the Wizards and Pistons (even if they beat the Lakers) are in shambles
In tonight’s NBA Gambling Column, can the Blazers and Suns overcome injuries or will it be a Rocket and Warrior night on TNT?
On Saturday night in Brooklyn, Bam Adebayo showed the whole world his continued growth on his path to superstardom
Just over a month into their careers and yet there’s no doubt already, Tyrese Haliburton, Patrick Williams and Desmond Bane are winning NBA Players
Three teams have separated themselves from the western conference pack. The Lakers, Clippers and Utah??? Will explains how the Jazz have looked so much better this year and what to expect going forward…
BUY OR SELL: EMBIID HAS THE SIXERS ROLLING, THE JAZZ ARE POPPING AND THE KINGS AND BLAZERS ARE FLOPPING
It’s time to make money off Joel Embiid’s dominance and the resurgence of Mike Conley and the Jazz offence. Also though, it’s time to stay away from Portland and Sacramento has things have gone from bad to worse for the Blazers and Kings
Last night was the official debut of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and James Harden and we have a full breakdown of it, including with film here:
Surprise, surprise, Kentucky has two rookies thriving in the NBA as Quickley and Maxey make people regret passing them. Meanwhile, Wiseman flashes unique talent…
The Nuggets need to be realistic and understand where they are because otherwise, they’ll open themselves up to a potentially massive mistake…
The Pacers and Mavericks appear ready to make a run while things could get ugly in Orlando and Oklahoma City very soon…
As commendable as the work he does off the court is, Kyrie Irving’s absence this past week undoubtedly played a role in the Nets trading for James Harden
Jaylen Brown is here as an elite player in the NBA and how he’s doing it starts with the dreaded midrange jumpshot…
In this week’s Rookie Report we look at LaMelo Ball’s early impressive play, Anthony Edward’s being exactly who we thought he was and Payton Pritchard proving a theory of mine again here:
With so much money at stake for both sides, it doesn’t really matter if they logically should or shouldn’t be playing. At the end of the day, money is going to make these choices for them.
Why the Clippers and Bucks are ready to pop and the Pelicans and Timberwolves are not…
Is there anything more Christmas than gambling on NBA Basketball?
Let’s all be honest here, there’s only so much I can say about this team until Harden is resolved…
This league isn’t about good, it’s about special and the Spurs are on the lookout for their next special player…
Can Zion lead the Pelicans to the playoffs?
Can Ja Morant lead the Grizzlies to the next step and the playoffs?
What’s next for Luka, Porzingis and the Mavs?
One of the most forgotten teams heading into this season are the Jazz. Just how good are Donovan Mitchell and Co. and can they with a reloaded roster challenge the conference’s elites?
After their impressive offseason, just how good are the Portland Trail Blazers?
For the first time in their short history in Oklahoma, the Thunder are rebuilding but with their stockpiling of picks and young pieces, it doesn’t seem like it’ll last long.
Are KAT and Russell really a winning NBA duo?
Can Murray and Jokic find their bubble magic again?
Could a duo of Haliburton and Fox be the next great NBA back court for the Sacramento Kings?
Is Chris Paul enough to push the Suns back into the playoffs for the first time in a decade?
Are the Lakers being such big favourites justified?
Did the Clippers do enough in the offseason to exercise their playoff demons?
Was last season an aberration or are Curry and the Warriors destined to return to the lottery?
Did the Bucks do enough this offseason to finally get back to the NBA Finals?
Are the Pacers stuck?
What the heck are the Pistons doing?
Are Sexton and Garland really the future of the Cavs?
Can a real NBA coach lead the Bulls back to the playoffs?
How far can Westbrook and Beal lead the Wizards?
Has there ever been a team in league history other than the recent Magic with a harder ceiling and floor?
Was the bubble a fluke or are the Heat primed for another run at the NBA Finals?
Yes the Hayward contract was bad but, did the Hornets actually have a good offseason?
Did the Hawks bring in too many new players for their own good?
Are the Toronto Raptors primed to stay as an elite eastern conference team once again or, finally ready to take a step back?
Is this the final chance for Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons to make it work?
Exactly who of the Knicks young core is the true future should be this team’s focus this season:
Are Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving actually in a place to make the Brooklyn Nets Contenders?
Are the Celtics noticeably better or worse heading into this season?
After another superstar breakup for James Harden, how should we view the future Hall of Famer?
@TheWillBaldwin Imagine your entire career being stuck in the shadow of a person you think you’re better than. From the organization to the fans, no matter how well you play, he’ll still always be the face of the organization. Now, imagine after ascending to All-League level status, your organization ships away your shadow for a … Continue Reading WHY THE BIG WINNER OF THE WESTBROOK/WALL TRADE IS BRADLEY BEAL
In the next couple of weeks, Giannis Antetokounmpo holds the future of the next decade in the NBA in his hands
As Cade Cunningham took centre stage on National TV, it showed the value college basketball has for these prospects and the NBA
Jayson Tatum, Bam Adebayo, Donovan Mitchell and De’Aaron Fox all received max contracts from the 2017 NBA Draft. How do those contracts look and what’s next for these young stars?
The Portland Trail Blazers are massive winners this offseason.
In just a week, the Laker’s offseason moves have built the best roster LeBron James has ever played on. Don’t believe me, checkout for yourself…
Which big name players are quietly at risk of moving soon after the draft and early free agency?
The common theme of NBA Free Agency so far is desperation. Will explains why desperation in the NBA is the route of ineptitude as a franchise
What teams left us scratching our heads at their moves on draft day?
Which teams left yesterday’s NBA draft winners?
Deni Avdija excels in his role but does he have enough of a ceiling to believe he can be more in the NBA?
Tyrese Haliburton is one of this year’s out of nowhere to a top prospect stories, find out why he has the highest ceiling of all of them in 2020 here:
“What I see when I watch Cole Anthony is a player with the potential to be something special, regardless of how his UNC season did or didn’t go.”
What every lottery team’s plan should be going into the draft and, one trade for every one of them to kickstart their offseason revamps
Isaac Okoro is a winning player regardless of his jumpshot, a welcome addition for most of the bad teams in the NBA Lottery
So your team needs a point guard? Let me introduce you to Killian Hayes