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Utah's Internal Improvement

by Jonathan Tjarks

Aug 1, 2015 12:30 PM

In an NBA where half of the rosters turn over every season, the Jazz will have a huge edge in continuity and culture. They dont need to wait until declining players hit the open market because they are getting improving players right when they come into the NBA. Read more »

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Finding Minutes For The Unorthodox Game Of T.J. Warren

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jul 28, 2015 3:35 PM

The Suns are going to have to depend on internal improvement to take the next step, but a lot of their young core is blocked in terms of potential playing time in the near future. T.J. Warren is their one young guy with the chance to take a step forward and vault them into the Top 8 out West. Read more »

Tags: T.J. Warren, Phoenix Suns, NBA

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Offseason Review: Atlanta Hawks

by Keith P Smith

Jul 27, 2015 8:02 PM

The Hawks basically had to choose between re-signing Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll. The difference in the roster from last season is Splitter in and Carroll out, which makes them bigger but less versatile. Read more »

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Ty Lawson And The Rockets' Depth Of Talent In Their Prime

by Jonathan Tjarks

The Ty Lawson trade fits Daryl Morey's modus operandi perfectly; he's taking a chance on a guy based on his basketball skills and figuring everything else will take care of itself. Read more »
The Case For Dante Exum: Tools Over Stats

by Jonathan Tjarks

Dante Exum still shows all the signs of becoming a really good player in the NBA for a long time to come, which makes the Jazz dangerous with all of their overwhelming length and talent. Read more »
CBA Encyclopedia: Contract Options

by Keith P Smith

In many cases, the terms Team Option and Non-Guaranteed contracts are used interchangeably but this is not actually the case. Here's how we can clear up the misconceptions. Read more »
The Second Chances Of Perry Jones, Jeremy Lamb

by Jonathan Tjarks

Perry Jones III and Jeremy Lamb were supposed to be part of a second wave of young players who would augment the Thunder core as they started making real money. That's how fast the worm can turn in the NBA - from a key part of the future to yesterday's news in a snap of the finger. Read more »
Reviewing The Orlando Summer League

by Cameron Schott

Myles Turner, Russ Smith, Stanley Johnson, Aaron Gordon and Joe Young were on RealGM's All-Tournament Team from the Orlando Summer League. Read more »
Merging New Shooters With The Rest Of The Hive

by Brett Koremenos

If the three-point shot is both the present and future of the NBA, the last season's performance beyond the arc by the Hornets must have meant they were stuck in the past. The goal this offseason was fairly straightforward: add as much shooting as possible. Read more »
Mavs Now Paying Bill For Avoiding Reloading Through Draft

by Jonathan Tjarks

Mark Cuban has been trying to find a shortcut to relevance over the last few seasons and all he ended up accomplishing was making the journey longer than it had to be. Read more »
Ranking Boston's Draft Pick Arsenal

by Daniel Leroux

The Celtics have a nice collection of players and picks but coalescing them into a smaller number of strong assets gets more unlikely each year. Here's a rundown of Danny Ainge's hand. Read more »
How The Pacers' New Identity Will Look

by Brett Koremenos

The Pacers sudden transition from their "power" lineups to a wing-centric roster is nothing but an extreme shift, one that will either look like a hasty, knee-jerk reaction or calculated, brilliant foresight depending on how they sort out the details. Read more »
Analyzing The Exum vs. Smart Summer League Duel

by Cameron Schott

While Marcus Smart and Dante Exum can still improve as jump shooters, both showed why they were such high draft picks on Monday. The sophomores already showed improvement from their rookie seasons and - if they can continue their development - can become valuable NBA point guards with rare size and talent. Read more »
CBA Encyclopedia: Salary Cap

by Trevir Nath

The NBA salary cap is used to maintain a competitive balance and is calculated as a percent of all forecasting Basketball Related Income for the upcoming season. Read more »
Mavs Offering Perfect Marriage Of Spot, Opportunity

by Jonathan Tjarks

Superstars want to be the final piece of the puzzle. The real appeal of the Mavs' pitch was to guys like DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews and Chandler Parsons who wanted to be bigger pieces in a new puzzle. Read more »
CBA Encyclopedia: Trade Exceptions

by Daniel Leroux

Trade exceptions allow for additional roster flexibility in some important situations. For example, they provide an amazing way for teams butting up against the cap or tax to add another piece or two. Read more »
Stanley Johnson Showing Summer League Success

by Cameron Schott

Stanley Johnson has showed no fear competing inside, using his strong frame to crash the offensive glass and finish with contact. The Arizona product knocked down a three, mixed in a pair of floaters, and held his own on the defensive end of the floor. Read more »
Kawhi, LaMarcus, The Mid-Range And The Spurs' Next Epoch

by Christopher Reina

Beyond the mere benefit of adding a player of LaMarcus Aldridge's caliber to a team already competing for a title, the greatest impact of his signing is how it elevates what's possible for Kawhi Leonard. Read more »
Piece By Piece With No Shortcuts

by Jonathan Tjarks

It doesn't matter whether you are in Los Angeles, New York, Milwaukee, Phoenix or San Antonio. Everyone has to build a team the same way in the modern NBA. Read more »
Greg Monroe Finds Perfect Opportunity With Bucks

by Brett Koremenos

For the vast majority of players in the NBA, finding situations where teams can accentuate their strengths while subsidizing their weaknesses is the only way to unlock their true potential. By choosing to take the Bucks, Greg Monroe did exactly that. Read more »
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