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Stanley Johnson Showing Summer League Success

by Cameron Schott

Jul 6, 2015 1:13 PM

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 »

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Top-12 NBA Draft Review

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jun 26, 2015 12:03 PM

Here's some (admittedly long-winded) thoughts about what the Wolves, Lakers, 76ers, Knicks, Magic, Kings, Nuggets, Pistons, Hornets, Heat, Pacers and Jazz did in the top-12. Read more »

Tags: Charlotte Hornets, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Leroux's 2015 NBA Draft Review

by Daniel Leroux

Jun 26, 2015 12:17 AM

Great drafts for the Nuggets, Wolves, Heat, 76ers and Raptors; good drafts for the Bulls, Magic, Pacers, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and Celtics, along with teams having enh and bad drafts. Read more »

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Strengths, Weaknesses Of All 30 NBA Teams Entering Draft, Free Agency

by Christopher Reina

These infographics show the percentile rankings for all 30 teams in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate during the 14-15 regular season. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Pistons Acquire Ersan Ilyasova From Bucks In Salary Dump

by Daniel Leroux

Taking a flyer on Ersan Ilyasova without giving up any assets was a better outcome than most of their realistic free agent options in July, even with Greg Monroe almost certaining heading elsewhere. Read more »
Reviewing The Lottery Teams In Infographics

by Christopher Reina

The Thunder, Suns, Jazz, Pacers, Heat, Hornets, Pistons, Nuggets, Kings, Magic, Lakers, 76ers, Knicks and Wolves missed the playoffs. Here's where they struggled and where there's hope. Read more »
Coach's Corner: Stan Van Gundy's Weird First Season With Detroit

by Brett Koremenos

If there was an NBA trophy for the year's strangest season, the Pistons would be a heavy favorite to win it. Detroit has experienced roughly five seasons worth of madness in one year. 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 »
Coach's Corner: D.J. Augustin Next In Line

by Brett Koremenos

Everything about what Stan Van Gundy wants offensively -- the spacing, the high volume of pick-and-rolls and the presence of a capable low post scorer to share some of the offensive burden-- lends to it being an ideal spot for most NBA guards with an attacking mindset and an accurate jumpshot. Read more »
The Magic Of Four-Out Basketball

by Jonathan Tjarks

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

by Brett Koremenos

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 »
Greg Monroe's Inevitable Pistons' Future

by Shams Charania

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 »
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 Jerebkoís 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 isnít an Anthony Davis in the bunch, this yearís draft had plenty of good young players who, for a variety of reasons, were simply not ready for the NBA. Read more »
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