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Coach's Corner: Suns Time To Shine?

by Brett Koremenos

Jan 12, 2015 2:49 PM

The Celtics participated in the Western Conference arms race by dealing away Brandan Wright and Jeff Green. Here's how those trades will impact the Suns and Grizzlies. Read more »

Tags: Memphis Grizzlies, Phoenix Suns, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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The NBA's Last High School Class

by Jonathan Tjarks

Dec 1, 2014 10:05 PM

Gerald Green, Monta Ellis, Lou Williams and Amir Johnson were part of the final high school class to go straight to the NBA. Talent was never the issue for any of these guys, but it took them awhile to find their place as they were caught between two eras. Read more »

Tags: Gerald Green, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors, Golden State Warriors, NBA

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Coach's Corner: Stagnant Suns; Let 'Em Shoot

by Brett Koremenos

Nov 10, 2014 3:27 PM

How the Suns replaced floor spacing and passing with more scoring by letting Channing Frye and Ish Smith leave and adjusting to that, while the Celtics tried to stop the Mavs by letting Monta Ellis shoot. Read more »

Tags: Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, NBA

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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 »
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 »
Internal Improvement Candidates: Pacific Division

by Jonathan Tjarks

Wesley Johnson, Ben McLemore, Draymond Green, Alex Len and Reggie Bullock are young players that can offer their teams improvement from within. Read more »
Why Eric Bledsoe's Max Contract Awaits

by Jonathan Tjarks

Once Eric Bledsoe gets more NBA games under his belt, thereís really no ceiling to how good he can be - imagine Chris Paulís brain in Derrick Roseís body. He's also already one of the best two-way players in the NBA. 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 »
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 »
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 »
Leandro Barbosa Overcame Doubts He'd Play Again Before Speedy ACL Comeback

by Shams Charania

As superstar players applied supreme caution healing from significant knee surgeries, Leandro Barbosa was steadfast and sought an unconventional technique Ė training with Brazilian soccer players, consuming their conditioning exercises. Read more »
Surgical Advances, Rehab Progress Give Eric Bledsoe Hope In Full Recovery

by Shams Charania

With tremendous earning potential in the offseason, Eric Bledsoe could very well be motivated by returning as soon as the removal surgery permits, by proving his worth before free agency. No matter: The Suns believe in Bledsoe, and the front office has made clear it will match any offer someone could give him in July. 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 playerís 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: Pacers Trade For Luis Scola

by Andrew Perna

Adding Luis Scola to a team that expects to compete for an NBA title over the next few seasons is a nice move, but it becomes even better when you consider the price the Pacers paid for him. Read more »
Suns Rebuilding With New Wave GM

by Jonathan Tjarks

While itís far too soon to draw any conclusions about Ryan McDonough, the early returns are very good. For the first time in a very long while, thereís reason for optimism surrounding the Suns. Read more »