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Eastern Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

Feb 17, 2017 2:23 PM

While the Knicks, Bulls, Hawks and Heat could be either buyers or sellers, there are a number of teams in the East that will be aggressive at the deadline. Read more »

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

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Grading The Deal: Cavs Turn A Year Of Creative Moves Into Kyle Korver

by Keith P Smith

Jan 6, 2017 12:33 PM

The Cavaliers turned Anderson Varejao and Matthew Dellavedova into Kyle Korver and, very likely, another player TBD, by using the Varejao TPE. Read more »

Tags: Kyle Korver, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA

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2016 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

Dec 31, 2016 12:36 PM

The Warriors and Cavaliers remain atop our year-end rankings but there's considerable change behind them, most notably the Raptors, Bucks and 76ers. Read more »

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James Harden And Houston's Rehabilitation Project

by John Wilmes

James Harden will be in a position to easily score or assist on essentially every possession he's in the game, for a team that threatens to increase the number of possessions per game to previously unseen numbers. Read more »
Five Question Season Preview: Southeast Division

by Brett Koremenos

How Bismack Biyombo may fit with Nikola Vucevic, big roles for Dwight Howard and Dennis Schroder, whether Erik Spoelstra can bring out the best in Goran Dragic, gauging Scott Brooks' coaching chops and the narrative of the Hornets. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Atlanta Hawks

by Colin McGowan

This Atlanta switch is the least bold decision of Dwight Howard's now-vagabondish career. The Lakers were supposed to be a superteam. Dwight and Harden were supposed to belong to a lineage of championship-contending guard-center combos. The 2016 Hawks are supposed to die an admirable death in the Eastern Semis. Read more »
2016 NBA Offseason Review: Southeast Division

by Keith P Smith

While the Wizards and Hornets largely are bringing back the same teams, the Magic, Hawks and Heat enter 16-17 with meaningful changes to their roster. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Al Horford Chooses Boston

by Christopher Reina

Al Horford quintessentially demonstrates the sum of being pretty good at everything makes you really good in the aggregate. This is also the type of team the Celtics have been over the past two seasons. By landing an All-Star without losing any assets, they've accomplished the first step in becoming great. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Hawks Keep Kent Bazemore On $70M Contract

by Christopher Reina

Kent Bazemore parlayed his increased opportunity with the Hawks over the past two seasons to become one of the NBA's better 3&D wings and is now one of the best paid ones. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Dwight Howard Signs With Atlanta On Three-Year Deal

by Christopher Reina

For all of the Hawks' attempts at becoming San Antonio East, it has felt like they're making it up as they go in terms of roster construction. Signing Dwight Howard feels like another such move even if it could work out exceptionally well. Read more »
Leroux's 2016 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Headlined by the great drafts from the 76ers and Nuggets, we go team-by-team to breakdown how every GM did based on the opportunities available to them. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Teague To Pacers, George Hill To Jazz, 12th Overall To Hawks

by Christopher Reina

It is a win for all three teams on the surface as the Pacers slightly upgrade at point guard, the Jazz definitely upgrade at point guard and the Hawks acquire a lottery pick, albeit in a weak draft, for a player that was no longer in their plans. Read more »
2016 Offseason Preview: Atlanta Hawks

by Keith P Smith

With so many players' status up in the air, this summer will go a long way in deciding the future of the Hawks. They've had a great run with this group and you can't blame them if they want to run it back for one more. Read more »
The Hawks' Triumph Of Maxing Out What They Could Accomplish

by Colin McGowan

The default post-mortem on this Hawks' season is an argument about whether they should blow up their roster or keep its core intact and retool. There has been little consideration of what they are and a lot of noise about how they should become different. Read more »
Three Question Playoff Preview: Hawks Vs. Celtics

by Brett Koremenos

On the Jeff Teague/Amir Johnson battle on switches, Avery Bradley's offensive production and whether we should be bracing for an ugly, low-scoring series. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2016 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

Several teams will start the summer assured of having cap space. They'll be joined by several more as roster decisions are made leading up to the summer with more max contract slots available than ever before. Read more »
Eastern Conference: Buyers & Sellers

by Keith P Smith

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, we look at which teams in the Eastern Conference will be buying or selling, or could even do either. Read more »
Thankfully Boston Has The Brooklyn Lifeline

by Jonathan Tjarks

The Celtics are trying to make the jump from good to great - the hardest leap to make in the NBA - without any of the pieces on the roster necessary to make that possible. You can't follow the Hawks' blueprint without having the Hawks' big men. Read more »
2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The only considerations are talent, age, cap flexibility and future draft picks with the goal being to eventually compete for and win the NBA Finals. Read more »
How The Hawks' Draft Decisions Are Undermining Their Run

by Jonathan Tjarks

The Spurs never forget the importance of the draft and never let competing for championships distract them from the task of building for the future. The same can't be said for the Hawks and that's where the real concern about the long-term success of the franchise comes in. Read more »