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Jrue Holiday's Quiet Mission

by Andrew Perna

Jan 16, 2015 9:25 PM

Jrue Holiday credits his time in Philadelphia, where he spent his first four professional seasons, for helping ready himself for his role as a younger vet with the Pelicans. Read more »

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The Basketball Treasure That Nearly Never Was

by Christopher Reina

Nov 19, 2014 11:10 PM

Anthony Davis is the NBA’s most incredible prodigy (possibly ever) despite a late development in which he almost left the game. Read more »

Tags: Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans, 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 »

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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 »
Why Anthony Davis Will Be The NBA's Golden Ticket

by Daniel Leroux

Only one NBA team has the true golden ticket: a young elite player that they can say with certainty will be there throughout the tumultuous time of an increasing salary cap. 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 »
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 »
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 »
How Anthony Davis Celebrated First All-Star Berth, Is Uncertain Of Future Dunk Contest

by Shams Charania

Anthony Davis talks to RealGM about the model leaders on burgeoning teams, how he stays focused and the story behind finding out about his All-Star bid. 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 Bargain Bin's Best

by Jonathan Tjarks

The days of the $6 million per year role player may be all but over. Mo Williams, Mike Miller, Beno Udrih and Wayne Ellington are at the forefront of the new market inefficiency in the NBA -- veteran role players from the free agency bargain bin. 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 »
Eric Gordon Seeks Chance To Grow With New Pelicans Core

by Shams Charania

Skill and talent, scoring and athleticism have never been issues for Eric Gordon. Health has. He knows that, and just three years ago it seemed he was on the cusp of the All-Star game. As a growing leader, Gordon has tried to mend fences with the Pelicans this summer. Read more »
Grading The Deal: 76ers Start Over With Trade Of Holiday For Noel, 2014 Pick

by Christopher Reina

The 76ers and Pelicans completed a draft night trade that will have ramifications for years as their two general managers revealed their very different strategies on how to rebuild. 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 »