Welcome back. Yep, we’ve been here before. Few teams in all of pro sports have had as polarizing a run as the Cavs on LeBron James’s second tour, and as such, the yearly ritual of hyper-analyzing exactly what Cleveland needs to do in a title-or-bust world has begun. The stakes are undeniably higher this time around, given James can opt out of his contract after the season.
The second leg of a weeklong scouting trip that started up north at the G-League Showcase brought the Front Office to the HoopHall Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts. At least two dozen future pro prospects took the court over the weekend (many of whom we detailed in yesterday’s column), but only one of them might hear his named called in this year’s draft. And so at least a dozen NBA scouts descended on Sunday to watch Anfernee Simons take the court.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — They all showed up for Zion Williamson, and so Williamson showed up for them, strolling onto the court at Springfield College with a strut in his step and an expression too fixed to be natural. Everyone's cameraphones are out, at least among males aged 18 and under, many of whom chant Williamson’s name behind the Spartanburg Day School bench.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".