It feels difficult to imagine that the Indiana Pacers won’t trade Paul George. If you leave aside the consensus blunder that was Chicago’s capitulation masquerading as the Jimmy Butler trade, the last 12 months have seen NBA teams pull in huge hauls in exchange for impending free agents. The Brooklyn Nets are spinning their ship around rapidly after parlaying a couple of pieces of trade fodder and a single year’s worth of Brook Lopez into D’Angelo Russell.
Here’s an old chestnut that’s becoming less and less true over the years: the idea that, until they land in an NBA locker room, every player in the league has been the most dominant player on every team they’ve ever played for. This is becoming less true not because of amateur career arcs like Markelle Fultz. Fultz sat on his powerhouse high school’s junior varsity team for two years before uncorking three straight dominant seasons, including the one at Washington, before going No. 1 overall.
The BIG3 basketball league, triumphantly debuting tomorrow at the Barclays Center, is going to be absolutely off the hook. Most of your favorite irresponsible ball-handlers from the early- to mid-aughts are spending their summer traveling this great nation playing halfcourt 3-on-3. It’s a crazy daydream brought gloriously to life, down to the ridiculous 4-point circles from way downtown.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".