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Coach's Corner: D.J. Augustin Next In Line

by Brett Koremenos

Feb 4, 2015 7:44 PM

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 »

Tags: D.J. Augustin, Brandon Jennings, Jameer Nelson, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, NBA

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Coach's Corner: Fixing The Magic Offense

by Brett Koremenos

Jan 21, 2015 5:30 PM

The Magic are on the right track in general, but they can still do better. Here are three suggestions that could push the team’s offense from their inexplicable 28th-place ranking to a more respectable position. Read more »

Tags: Orlando Magic, NBA

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Rookie Seasons About Survival, Patience

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jan 4, 2015 2:43 PM

When it comes to long-term potential, it doesn’t really matter how much better Nikola Mirotic is right now than guys like Exum, LaVine and Caboclo. Mirotic is the same age as Tobias Harris, who has the better shot of being a combo forward star. Read more »

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic

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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: 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 »
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 »
Lottery Lowdown (Late-May Edition)

by Daniel Leroux

With the lottery out of the way, we can begin to examine which teams represent good and bad fits for the teams in a position to draft them. 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 »
Tracy McGrady's Place In History

by Jonathan Tjarks

By any reasonable measure of success, Tracy McGrady had an incredible career in pro basketball. At the end of the day, “T-Mac” is not his real life. It’s a character he plays on TV. There’s nothing wrong with a good TV show; it just becomes a problem when we start to think reality operates by the same rules as one. 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 »
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 »
Choosing Destinations For The 2013 Free Agency Class

by Daniel Leroux

The 2013 free agency class won't stop everything the way 2010 did and 2014 will, but it is strong and deep with many different possible outcomes. Here is what the top-30 players 'should' do. 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 »