Our team of Sports Business Classroom alumni came together to create a comprehensive resource surrounding the business of basketball. Here you will find a one-stop shop for transactions, draft capital, contract/league deadlines, upcoming free agents, and salary cap figures for all 30 teams. NTC’s objective is to provide easily digestible insights for fans, NBA executives, and everyone in between – in the aforementioned categories.
Please connect with us on social media or the contact information listed below. We love hearing from our audience and hope this leads to future job opportunities within basketball in the future.


Anil Gogna

Project Manager of NoTradeClause.com. Anil is an aspiring capologist, working to break into a basketball operations role. He joins the NTC team with over 10 years of sales experience & 5 years of management experience. Anil graduated from the University of Toronto in 2011 with a degree in Strategic Management.

Aaron Washington

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, currently reside in the Atlanta metro area. Armed with a Bachelors in Sports Management, I have taken my talents to the government sector, specifically within the Parks & Recreation department. Discovered a passion for all things related to basketball operations, which led me to pursue a full-time career in the NBA. This journey has led me to become a podcaster and writer for my own entity called Business Casual Basketball. I am also a proud Alumni of Sports Business Classroom 2020. Miami Heat fan for life.

Oliver Arruda

Originally from Cleveland, Oliver studied Business Administration at American University in Washington, DC. While at American, Oliver gained experience at the grassroots level as a Recruiting Coordinator/Tournament Director with Hoop Group, the collegiate level as Head Manager of American’s basketball program, and the professional level as a Basketball Operations Assistant with TBT.

Chanelle Manus

Chanelle is presently under consideration for the upcoming 2021 NBPA Certified Agent Class.  During the day, she is a practicing attorney specializing in Labor/Employment and Business matters. She has spent the past four seasons with the Detroit Pistons’ Public Relations Department as a Game Night Assistant.

Chanelle previously was selected as a top performer from Larry Coon’s Sports Business Classroom hosted at NBA Summer League.  In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with Fresh Start Ministries and the Midnight Golf Program.

Ali Shafique

Ali hopes to help his future clients reach new heights as an aspiring basketball agent with his growing knowledge of the NBA CBA, passion for community relations, along with his experience and education in brand communication. After finishing his undergraduate coursework from the University of Arizona in 2019, Ali taught middle school math and science while coaching the boys and girls basketball team. He’s currently an Integrated Media Planning Associate with OMD. When he’s free, you’ll catch him at a museum, basketball court, or thrift store.