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Scouting Report: Quincy Miller

by Cameron Schott

Jan 19, 2015 12:13 PM

Quincy Miller was the best prospect in the D-League after averaging 26.3 points per game and has a chance to stick with an NBA roster. He’s a versatile offensive player that can handle, shoot, and drive. Defensively, he blocks shots and can get out to run the floor. Read more »

Tags: Quincy Miller, Sacramento Kings, Reno Bighorns, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

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Coach's Corner: Get Over It, Afflalo's Underutilized Post Game

by Brett Koremenos

Dec 8, 2014 6:33 PM

On defending the pick-and-pop with a 'show-and-over' strategy, along with the Nuggets not using Arron Afflalo's postgame to increase their offensive efficiency. Read more »

Tags: Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets, 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 »
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 »
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 »
Isaiah Thomas Learning To Lead As He Approaches RFA

by Andrew Perna

Regardless of the Kings' short and long-term future, Isaiah Thomas has carved himself a place in this league at 5-foot-9 despite the growing trend towards bigger point guards. 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 »
Kings Lacking Commitment To Long-Term Rebuilding Process

by Benjamin Cantor

Sacramento should have two main goals for the next few seasons. The first is to develop its young players, while emphasizing ball movement and defense. The second is to acquire two high lottery picks with the intent of drafting a superstar caliber young player. Trading for Rudy Gay was counterproductive to both of these goals. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Raptors Trade Rudy Gay To Kings

by Daniel Leroux

In trading Rudy Gay, the Raptors get a better look at the young talent that actually matters to their future while gaining more flexibility at a time they can actually use it with the possibility of two more interesting players. 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 »
Demystifying DeMarcus Cousins

by Daniel Leroux

Despite all of DeMarcus Cousins' flaws, it still feels better to make a bet on a high-ceiling talent turning it around with a change of scenery (even strangely available for the Kings with new people) because elite players play such a big role in playoff success and championships. 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 »