The Portland Trail Blazers went into this summer like a few teams with no wiggle room. Their 2017 summer actually occurred a year prior when the salary cap spike turned the month of July into utter chaos. Last summer, the Blazers committed over $340 million in future salary to C.J. McCollum, Evan Turner, Allen Crabbe, Maurice Harkless, and Meyers Leonard. The Blazers tapped themselves out and secured one of the biggest payrolls in the league for the near future.
Shortly after the New Orleans Pelicans acquired DeMarcus Cousins, the natural question for the franchise centered on what comes next for them. You have Anthony Davis and bring in Cousins to play next to him. They call them “fire and ice” in terms of games/personalities within the organization’s plans. Davis portrays the reserved personality, quietly posting loud numbers throughout any game. Cousins makes everything deafening, on and off the court for the Pelicans.
With the release of the 2017-18 NBA schedule, we can now start to map out the biggest games we’ll want to consume throughout next season. For some of us, anything will do. Basketball nerds will watch anything out there. Brooklyn Nets versus the Atlanta Hawks on a Tuesday night? Sign me up for the John Collins-Jarrett Allen showdown. Detroit Pistons versus Orlando Magic? Let’s build a ******* wall around a Stan Van Gundy revenge game.
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".