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Non-National Games Of The Week (Mar. 2-Mar. 8)

by Daniel Leroux

Mar 2, 2015 10:20 AM

As March begins, the playoffs come into clearer focus while the lottery is still distant enough to stay in the background. Injuries to Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook are unfortunate but they do add some intrigue to the next few weeks. Read more »

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Suns' One Step Back To Take Three Steps Forward

by Jonathan Tjarks

Feb 28, 2015 6:06 PM

If the Suns kept Goran Dragic and Channing Frye, they would be a win-now team with a much lower ceiling than their competitors. Instead, they spun the whole thing forward, confident in their ability to project talent into the future. Read more »

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Hawk And The Mysteries Of Playcalling

by Brett Koremenos

Feb 26, 2015 5:12 PM

As the NBA continues to evolve and get smarter, the next thing marked for improvement should be the way players and coaches approach their game-management responsibilities. Read more »

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, NBA

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Jared Sullinger Enters Crossroads

by Andrew Perna

If we see a very different Jared Sullinger next season, heíll have finally heeded the advice of those that have hounded him to get in better shape not only for the Celtics, but his own longevity. Read more »
Scouting Report: Jordan Hamilton

by Cameron Schott

With an immediate need at small forward, the Clippers get an experienced 24-year-old that still has some upside. There isnít one standout trait in his repertoire, but Jordan Hamilton is a prospect that impacts the game in multiple areas. Read more »
NBA Return to Seattle: What Seattle Must Do Next Cannot Be More Clear

by Neema Hodjat

Seattle must find a way to build the new arena with hockey as the first tenant, with the NBA to follow. Read more »
Scouting Report: Jack Cooley

by Cameron Schott

Jack Cooley may not excel as a scorer, but always finds his way into the scoring column. Cooley is a scrappy power forward that brings great energy to every game and adds an elite attribute with his rebounding. Read more »
Scouting Report: Bryce Cotton

by Cameron Schott

While there are questions about his size and athleticism, Bryce Cotton has simply been too productive to leave in the D-League. Heís the D-Leagueís third leading scorer and has emerged as a top-five three-point shooter. Read more »
Enes Kanter, Thunder And The Need For The Right Fit

by Jonathan Tjarks

Enes Kanterís addition allows the Thunder to play total basketball in much the same way as the Spurs. They can attack you on offense from all five positions, something which they couldnít do before. Read more »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Feb. 23-Mar. 2)

by Daniel Leroux

With the All-Star break behind us, we hit the stretch run with fewer games remaining. That setup means ramped up pressure quickly and a quality run of matchups with playoff position on the line. Read more »
Scouting Report: Earl Barron

by Cameron Schott

With the lack of centers in Phoenix, Earl Barronís experience will help him make an immediate impact. Heís an effective pick-and-pop center that can hit mid-range jumpers. If he can add rebounding and energy off the bench, Barron could find a role for the remainder of the season. Read more »
Scouting Report: Henry Walker

by Cameron Schott

Henry Walker showcased his ability to shoot it from deep in Sioux Falls and should add some depth for Miami. Walker should be penciled in as a small forward, but could be moved around to create bigger or smaller lineups. Read more »
Coach's Corner: Four Questions Coming Out Of The Deadline

by Brett Koremenos

Did the Rockets or Thunder get more meaningfully better? Why was Denver so anxious to get rid of JaVale McGee? Is the MCW deal a referendum on him? Did the Pistons actually improve? Read more »
The Pat Riley Empire Strikes Back

by Jonathan Tjarks

The combination of Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside is a perfect fit for Goran Dragicís skills, as Miami now has a prototype spread pick-and-roll alignment, with a rim-rolling 5, a stretch 4 and an elite 1. Read more »
Scouting Report: David Stockton

by Cameron Schott

Although David Stockton isnít an ideal prospect physically, he has an elite feel and IQ for the game. After spending this season with the Kings' affiliate, he obviously made a strong enough impression to earn the NBA opportunity. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Bucks, Suns, 76ers Swap Point Guards

by Andrew Perna

In the most surprising deal completed before Thursday afternoonís trade deadline, the Bucks, Suns and 76ers agreed to swap five players and a first round draft pick. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Celtics Trade For Isaiah Thomas

by Andrew Perna

The Isaiah Thomas trade is significant as it makes good basketball sense and signals that Danny Ainge is finally ready to begin flipping some of his assets. Read more »
The Stepien List At The Deadline

by Daniel Leroux

Using our incomparable pick database, we've determined which teams are presently limited by the Stepien rule and how it affects them right now at the deadline. Read more »
2015 NBA Draft Pick Protection Update

by Daniel Leroux

The first half of the NBA season has changed some of the dynamics of traded pick protection, while also producing a few other trades involving 2015 picks. Read more »
The Impending Longevity Of Chris Bosh

by Andrew Perna

Chris Bosh marvelled at the longevity of Tim Duncan and doesn't think he can match it, but he's following in the footsteps of Rasheed Wallace and Kevin Garnett as recent big men that moved further away from the basket rather than closer as they aged. Read more »