Marc Stein

Marc Stein
Insider coverage of the NBA since 1994
Created 24 Jun 2021
  • The latest trade winds ...
    14 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 7 8
    It was formally announced one year ago today that Brooklyn had beaten out Philadelphia in the two-team, exclusively Atlantic Division race to acquire James Harden. Read more
  • Revenge of the G Leaguers
    11 Jan 2022 • 6 min read • 4 1
    Braxton Key. Ahmad Caver. Jon Teske. Paris Bass. M.J. Walker. If I am being honest, I did not know every single one of these players before the calendar flipped to December 2021. Ade Murkey. Olivier S...
  • Spotify Greenroom special session
    11 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 4 2
    My latest audio chat in the Spotify Greenroom was plagued by some early WiFi trouble and, later, some unexplained issues that prevented from me seeing which listeners were actually on stage. The good ...
  • More on the Ben Simmons front
    10 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 12 26
    The NBA trade deadline is now, on this second Monday of a new calendar year, just one month away. Not-so-bold prediction: We will be writing lots and lots about Ben Simmons over the course of that mon...
  • Trade season has arrived
    07 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 8 10
    The NBA trade deadline is 34 days away. There has been an undeniable uptick in deals-related phone conversations this week as teams leaguewide edged away from the holidays and a December rife with ros...
  • My first Spotify Greenroom of 2022
    06 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    If you missed my latest live audio chat in the Spotify Greenroom … fear not. Full subscribers to The Stein Line, as always, are emailed a recording of the session in case they missed it live and want ...
  • A summit of game-changers
    05 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 5 4
    The Golden State Warriors, by most measures, are the furthest thing from an ideal opponent for any team staging a jersey retirement. The Warriors are an automatic sellout wherever they play. The Dubs ...
  • Guess what? My BlackBerry still works
    04 Jan 2022 • 8 min read • 9 5
    Remember how I (jokingly) mused recently about starting a coffee Substack on the side? New (faux) plan: I think I have to consider starting a BlackBerry Substack. It might be the only way this corner ...
  • Hammon took her best available option
    04 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 12 1
    Becky Hammon's new job has made her a head coach for the first time. It came with what industry estimates peg as the first seven-figure coaching salary in WNBA history. The post also reunites her with...
  • NBA predictions for 2022 ... weigh in!
    03 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 23 101
    The arrival of a new year is always a natural time to uncork a fresh round of predictions, but Substack is a platform that enables me to do things differently than I've done them in the past. So ... I...
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