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Scouting Report: Tyler Johnson

by Cameron Schott

Jan 13, 2015 4:45 PM

Tyler Johnson was a near unknown before Summer League, but seemed to take advantage of every opportunity available. He could become a fan favorite as an athletic shooter that provides highlight reel dunks. Read more »

Tags: Tyler Johnson, Miami Heat, NBA, D-League

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by Christopher Reina

Nov 11, 2014 3:22 PM

Just as Chip Kelly is rethinking the quarterback position, Erik Spoelstra has kept enough components of his system on offense to withstand losing LeBron James. Read more »

Tags: Chris Bosh, Luol Deng, Miami Heat, NBA

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2014-15 NBA Season Tiers Preview

by Daniel Leroux

Oct 28, 2014 1:38 AM

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 »

Tags: San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, NBA

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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: Southeast Division

by Jonathan Tjarks

Tobias Harris, Norris Cole, Cody Zeller, Otto Porter and Dennis Schroeder are five players in the Southeast Division that could offer their teams a boost by taking the next step in their development. Read more »
Breaking Down Protection Of 2015 NBA Draft Traded Picks

by Daniel Leroux

While the concept of tanking gets plenty of ink, the NBA has a more specific problem in that vicinity due to the rules concerning pick protection. We detail the potential issues that could rear their head this season, ranked in order of overall impact. Read more »
The Most Mutually Beneficial Loan Of All-Time

by Christopher Reina

LeBron James needed to leave to win a title and the Cavaliers needed that departure for him to return to win one for Cleveland. Nothing is mapped out for LeBron right now as it was when he joined the Heat, but he returns unburdened with two rings and with youth around him. 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 »
Kawhi Leonard Delivers Spurs The Present And Future

by Shams Charania

Kawhi Leonard is the connector of present and future on the Spursí legendary dynasty of championship contention. Gregg Popovich has persistent belief, they all do around the Spurs: One day, Leonard will grow out of his role as a foundational part Ė and become the foundation. Read more »
LeBron James Vanquishes Spurs' 'No Guard' Scheme

by Shams Charania

LeBron James didnít complete the everyday starís task. He vanquished the Spurs, tarnishing San Antonioís version of a rulebook against James once and for all, if only for one night. Read more »
LeBron James' Body Unravels In Sweat Of NBA Finals Opener

by Shams Charania

The most dominant player on the planet has also been the most indestructible, treating injuries with tape and pressure, not rest Ė and suddenly, on the grandest stage of professional basketball, a catastrophic malfunction left LeBron James at his bodyís mercy. Read more »
With LeBron Limited, Paul George Delivers Life Into Pacers With Superstar Performance

by Shams Charania

No oneís amassed the identical amount of energy and physical toll defending LeBron James in the last two years, no one but Paul George. Before each matchup across the regular season and late in the playoffs, James and George pound each otherís chests in acknowledgement, and then the understudy thrusts into duty. Read more »
Only The Elite Survive To Late May

by Christopher Reina

While the apparently parity of the first round was a refreshing and encouraging development for the NBA, we saw the teams ranked first, third, fourth and sixth in net efficiency during the regular season advance to the Conference Finals. Read more »
As Cavaliers Win Draft Lotteries, LeBron James Continues Enhancing Legacy

by Shams Charania

LeBron James continues to vindicate his free agency decision of 2010, but time and time again the Cavaliers validate everything for him. Winning and losing. Organizational structure. Worthy sidekicks. Read more »
Lance Stephenson Backs His Mouth As Pacers Reestablish Formula To Beat Heat

by Shams Charania

Indiana isnít afforded Lance Stephenson behaving like every other 23-year-old, nor afforded his lapses in judgment. So, yes, Stephenson had issued a challenge on the eve of this Eastern Conference final series, a calculated approach to work Dwyane Wade, work his legs to swell on the court. Read more »
The NBA's First Round As Prestige Television

by Christopher Reina

With 72 percent of games decided by nine or fewer points, the first round has had a level of competitive balance that is an encouraging and overlooked consequence of the NBAís new collective bargaining agreement. 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 »
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 »
The Third Contract

by Daniel Leroux

Most players have very little control over their destination for their first two NBA contracts, but the third contract creates a complete shift in power dynamics. Read more »