Author Archives: Austin Kent

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Austin Kent is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Good Point. Having contributed to a handful of newspapers, web sites and magazines prior to his involvement with TheGP, he blends traditional journalistic qualities with the new online medium.

With an academic background in both the business of sport and academic writing, he offers a uniquely specific background to the publication. Personal interests in medicine, technology and 1990s popular culture are obvious in his extensive archive of work with the publication.

Contact Austin Kent by email at or on Twitter @TheGoodPoint.

John Wall

John Wall: The Place Beyond The Peers

We live in a golden age of point guard talent, part of the reason why theĀ NBA has fared as well as it has over the course of the past decade. It’s a time when the sport’s biggest heroes come in its smallest packages, when the belovedĀ role models of our youth are no taller or bigger …

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Julius Randle

Rookie Monster: Julius Randle Tries Again

While there were a concerning number of future NBA stars once considered legitimate alternatives to Andrew Wiggins for the No. 1 pick in the 2014 Draft that quickly fell out of the Rookie of the Year conversation altogether due to unforeseen circumstances, the one that we’re most excited about heading into the 2015-16 campaign is Julius Randle. …

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Hassan Whiteside

Most Viewed NBA Profiles of 2014-15

Perhaps the best thing to come out of The Good Point’s merger with – yes, even better than the exponentially larger platform for us to ramble on about Darko Milicic – is that the fantasy giant has given the online magazine a first class ticket into the inner-psyche of a hoops fan. Consider this, …

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Karl-Anthony Towns

What to expect from Karl-Anthony Towns

The Minnesota Timberwolves were one of the most intriguing teams in basketball last season even before the arrival of Karl-Anthony Towns, but the addition of the second (wait, third) consecutive first overall pick makes the northern franchise that much more appealing. This isn’t an article about Andrew Wiggins‘ development or the highlight reel production value of Zach …

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Darko Milicic tattoos

The Political Afterlife of Darko Milicic

Darko Milicic is a memorable personality for reasons other than being one of the least productive second overall draft picks in NBA history. He’s always been a little bit more bold and more brash than we’d expect a bust to be. Imagine if we watched Kwame Brown rip his jersey apart in the middle of …

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