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The Magic Of Four-Out Basketball

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jan 8, 2015 7:12 PM

What is happening with the Pistons is a lot bigger than Josh Smith. This is the triumph of four-out basketball in action, a team being radically transformed from one of the worst teams in the NBA to one of the best merely by doing a better job of spacing the floor. Read more »

Tags: Josh Smith, Brandon Jennings, D.J. Augustin, Jodie Meeks, Detroit Pistons, NBA

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Coach's Corner: Threats To The Best Of The East

by Brett Koremenos

Jan 5, 2015 6:21 PM

The Bucks, Pacers, Pistons and Celtics have the potential to be dangerous first round opponents for several of the best teams in the East depending on the matchup. Read more »

Tags: Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers, Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics, NBA

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Greg Monroe's Inevitable Pistons' Future

by Shams Charania

Dec 6, 2014 12:29 PM

Greg Monroe never wanted to return to the Pistons, but Stan Van Gundy wanted a chance to make it work with their trio of big men while risking losing Monroe for nothing in 2015. Read more »

Tags: Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons, NBA

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Coach's Corner: The Jerebko Conundrum

by Brett Koremenos

The Pistons seem to have enough talent to mould a playoff team if Stan Van Gundy pushes the right buttons. The early returns on Jonas Jerebko’s play in SVG's high-low system have been fantastic. Read more »
2014-15 NBA Season Tiers Preview

by Daniel Leroux

The Spurs, Clippers and Cavaliers enter the season as Tier One teams, while the Bulls, Raptors, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and several other Western Conference teams are in that second tier. Read more »
Leroux's 2014 NBA Offseason Review

by Daniel Leroux

The Cavs, 76ers, Spurs, Nuggets, Hornets and Suns were amongst teams to have a great offseason, while the Thunder, Magic, Kings, Lakers, Pacers and Knicks had bad ones. Read more »
Internal Improvement Candidates: Central Division

by Jonathan Tjarks

Andre Drummond, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Dion Waiters, Tony Snell and Solomon Hill are young players of the Central Division that can offer their teams improvement from within. Read more »
Team-By-Team Analysis Of The 2014 NBA Draft

by Jonathan Tjarks

With the new CBA magnifying the importance of the draft and one of the most talented groups of prospects in recent years, what happened on Thursday night will have significant ramifications on the balance of power in the NBA for the next decade. Read more »
Leroux's 2014 NBA Draft Review

by Daniel Leroux

Breaking down which teams had Great, Good, Enh and Bad drafts with Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid going in the top-3. Read more »
10-Year NBA Win Rank Snapshot

by Christopher Reina

A 10-year season-by-season Win Rank snapshot for an NBA franchise creates an insightful visual narrative. Read more »
Breaking Down The Rookie Seasons Of The 2013 Lottery Class

by Jonathan Tjarks

In a society where patience has gone out the window and only instant gratification matters, the poor play of the 2013 rookie class has many ready to write them off entirely. But while there isn’t an Anthony Davis in the bunch, this year’s draft had plenty of good young players who, for a variety of reasons, were simply not ready for the NBA. Read more »
2014 First Round Picks (Which Teams Own The Picks?)

by Daniel Leroux

While RealGM has an excellent database of the draft picks that have been traded between teams, we wanted to put together a summary more focused on the upcoming draft. Read more »
Top-60 Players In NBA Today (Considering Everything)

by Daniel Leroux

The goal here is look at overall long-term value of players by considering age, contract, positional scarcity and of course overall quality, without factors like a player’s connection with a franchise or fit within a specific system. Read more »
2013-14 NBA Season Preview

by Daniel Leroux

While the Western Conference has six teams (Clippers, Thunder, Rockets, Grizzlies, Warriors) in its first tier, the Eastern Conference is a tier of one (Heat) with the Bulls, Pacers and Nets vying for the second tier. Read more »
The NBA's Mediocrity Treadmill Since 84-85

by Matthew Gordon

The treadmill is somehow both more and less common than some might think. While teams tend to fall within the 30-49 win range, as would be expected in such a competitive league, the dreaded never-ending stream of late lottery picks is uncommon. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Pistons Sign Josh Smith

by Christopher Reina

The NBA is clearly going more and more in the direction of smallball, but without the pieces to do it as effectively as teams like the Heat and Golden State Warriors, the Pistons will have more success in building a counter to the trend around Josh Smith, Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe. Read more »
2013 NBA Mock Draft (Final Edition)

by Christopher Reina

Draft day has finally arrived and while everyone pines for the 2014 class already, this one has the chance to be sneaky good in the 'many quality starters' variety. Read more »
2013 NBA Mock Draft (Wednesday/Quality Of Opp. Edition)

by Christopher Reina

In this mock, we include the PER of each player based on the quality of opponent. Even statistics in this context can only go so far, but helps move beyond the possibility of inflation against competition that isn't even close to being NBA caliber. Read more »
2013 NBA Mock Draft (Draft Week Edition)

by Christopher Reina

Entering draft week in a draft universally labeled as weak preceding the best draft of the decade, few people are talking themselves into falling in love with any specific player as fervently as usual. Read more »
2013 NBA Draft Board

by Daniel Leroux

Victor Oladipo, Steven Adams, Rudy Gobert, Otto Porter and Alex Len join Nerlens Noel at the top of our draft board. Read more »