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Prospect Report: Donovan Mitchell Of Louisville

by Rafael Uehara

Donovan Mitchell's statistical profile is not particularly impressive but he's risen up the boards during workout season because he is the sort of prospect teams can more easily dream reaching the highest of highs. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Los Angeles Clippers

by Keith P Smith

The Clippers are in a situation where they'll have to embrace a full rebuild if either Chris Paul or Blake Griffin decide to leave. Read more »
Doomsday Arrives For Pacers As Paul George Signals He Intends To Leave

by Andrew Perna

Losing a player like Paul George is difficult for any franchise, but at least now the Pacers can definitively focus on what they can get for him instead of whether or not they should move him. Read more »
Prospect Report: Jonathan Isaac Of Florida State

by Rafael Uehara

Of all the prospects expected to be drafted in the top 10, Jonathan Isaac was the one given the smallest chance to showcase his skill-set on offense. His length and potential on offense is that enticing. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Chicago Bulls

by Keith P Smith

The Bulls are stuck between inadequately building around Jimmy Butler and trading him away for a full fledged rebuild. Read more »
Grading The Deal: 76ers Acquire No. 1 Overall Pick From Celtics

by Christopher Reina

If there's any two teams most likely to meet in multiple Eastern Conference Finals over the next decade, it's the Celtics and 76ers, and that potential rivalry becomes intertwined with the biggest draft week trade since the early nineties. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Atlanta Hawks

by Keith P Smith

For a franchise that fancies themselves as Spurs East, the challenge facing Travis Schlenk is taking the Hawks from good to great. And that jump is often a lot harder than making the leap from bad to good. Read more »
Prospect Report: Lauri Markkanen Of Arizona

by Rafael Uehara

Lauri Markkanen enrolled at Arizona as a highly touted pro prospect after playing on the FIBA circuit and he had one of the most remarkable shooting seasons in NCAA history. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Memphis Grizzlies

by Keith P Smith

While the current run of success has established the Grizzlies as a clear playoff team, it seems to have also put a cap on the upper bounds of their abilities. The roster is expensive and old, which is a dangerous combination for a team that is short of being a title contender. Read more »
Golden State's Decadent Superiority

by Colin McGowan

There are a lot of ways to explain the why and how of the Warriors' dominance, but the most striking thing about them, as they occasionally toiled but mostly calmly outgunned the Cavaliers, was the wearying totality of their talent. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder

by Keith P Smith

Outside of possibly re-signing Taj Gibson and Andre Roberson, Oklahoma City is likely to add veterans on minimum deals and will look similar to how they looked at the end of last season. Read more »
Prospect Report: Dennis Smith Of N.C. State

by Rafael Uehara

Dennis Smith, Jr.'s stock fell playing for a bad N.C. State team but he was able to showcase his game against a higher level of competition. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Milwaukee Bucks

by Keith P Smith

Outside of Jabari Parker's recovery, the new GM walks into a spot where the Bucks are as well positioned as any young team in the league. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Portland Trail Blazers

by Keith P Smith

Damian Lillard is a star and CJ McCollum is on his way, but the rest of the Blazers' roster is limited to high-performing role players, which makes their cap situation all the more problematic. Read more »
Golden State Did Not Consciously Become Death But Here We Are

by Colin McGowan

The Warriors put themselves on a cross, then clambered down and picked up a machine gun. They don't cut the figure they think they do, but nor do they care. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Indiana Pacers

by Keith P Smith

The Pacers are undergoing a transition at the very top with Kevin Pritchard replacing Larry Bird. His first major decision isn't an easy one. How he handles Paul George could set the franchise path for years going forward. Read more »
Prospect Report: Zach Collins Of Gonzaga

by Rafael Uehara

Because Zack Collins is a white big who has taken some jumpers here and there, there's a belief he's a "skills" player on offense, but the reality is there is a higher chance he will end up earning his money due to his athletic ability on energy plays . Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Miami Heat

by Keith P Smith

The Heat with cap space is a scary thought for the rest of the NBA. It gives Pat Riley the best tool to add to his roster. Read more »
LeBron's Persistent Desire To Construct Himself For Us

by Colin McGowan

LeBron thinks he should have the strongest word on who LeBron is and what he stands for. Unfortunately, the subject can't control history and the celebrity can't marshall the minds of the contemporary masses. Read more »
LeBron James, Michael Jordan & The Leap From Objective Excellence To Basketball Orthodoxy

by John Wilmes

Just as a rational person can't deny that LeBron James is the more evolved talent than Michael Jordan, an evidence-collecting observer knows that LeBron hasn't dominated the public imagination in the same way that his coolly bald predecessor did. Read more »