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Utah's Internal Improvement

by Jonathan Tjarks

Aug 1, 2015 12:30 PM

In an NBA where half of the rosters turn over every season, the Jazz will have a huge edge in continuity and culture. They dont need to wait until declining players hit the open market because they are getting improving players right when they come into the NBA. Read more »

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The Case For Dante Exum: Tools Over Stats

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jul 17, 2015 2:02 PM

Dante Exum still shows all the signs of becoming a really good player in the NBA for a long time to come, which makes the Jazz dangerous with all of their overwhelming length and talent. Read more »

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Analyzing The Exum vs. Smart Summer League Duel

by Cameron Schott

Jul 7, 2015 3:09 PM

While Marcus Smart and Dante Exum can still improve as jump shooters, both showed why they were such high draft picks on Monday. The sophomores already showed improvement from their rookie seasons and - if they can continue their development - can become valuable NBA point guards with rare size and talent. Read more »

Tags: Dante Exum, Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics, Utah Jazz, NBA

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Top-12 NBA Draft Review

by Jonathan Tjarks

Here's some (admittedly long-winded) thoughts about what the Wolves, Lakers, 76ers, Knicks, Magic, Kings, Nuggets, Pistons, Hornets, Heat, Pacers and Jazz did in the top-12. Read more »
Leroux's 2015 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Great drafts for the Nuggets, Wolves, Heat, 76ers and Raptors; good drafts for the Bulls, Magic, Pacers, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and Celtics, along with teams having enh and bad drafts. Read more »
Strengths, Weaknesses Of All 30 NBA Teams Entering Draft, Free Agency

by Christopher Reina

These infographics show the percentile rankings for all 30 teams in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate during the 14-15 regular season. Read more »
Reviewing The Lottery Teams In Infographics

by Christopher Reina

The Thunder, Suns, Jazz, Pacers, Heat, Hornets, Pistons, Nuggets, Kings, Magic, Lakers, 76ers, Knicks and Wolves missed the playoffs. Here's where they struggled and where there's hope. Read more »
Scouting Report: Jerrelle Benimon

by Cameron Schott

As a face-up four, Jerrelle Benimon has some intriguing aspects to his game that earned him the Call-Up. He excels as a passing big man and is at his best when operating out of the high post. Read more »
Scouting Report: Jack Cooley

by Cameron Schott

Jack Cooley may not excel as a scorer, but always finds his way into the scoring column. Cooley is a scrappy power forward that brings great energy to every game and adds an elite attribute with his rebounding. Read more »
Scouting Report: Bryce Cotton

by Cameron Schott

While there are questions about his size and athleticism, Bryce Cotton has simply been too productive to leave in the D-League. Heís the D-Leagueís third leading scorer and has emerged as a top-five three-point shooter. Read more »
Enes Kanter, Thunder And The Need For The Right Fit

by Jonathan Tjarks

Enes Kanterís addition allows the Thunder to play total basketball in much the same way as the Spurs. They can attack you on offense from all five positions, something which they couldnít do before. Read more »
The Emergence Of Rudy Gobert

by Wesley Share

Rudy Gobert has already arrived at the age of 22, yet he retains a ton of potential for improvement. He continues to emerge as one of the gameís top rim protectors, and one of the most unique and talented defenders at his position. Read more »
Coach's Corner: A Twist On Hero Ball, Trey Burke, Mozgov

by Brett Koremenos

End of game situations become easier for superstar shotmakers who play 'Hero Ball' when the offense cuts help defenders out of a driving gap. Read more »
Scouting Report: Chris Johnson

by Cameron Schott

Chris Johnson is a classic glue guy. His upside is as a ď3-and-DĒ corner specialist, but can still improve offensively. While heís still raw, Johnson is averaging an impressive 20.1 points per game in the D-League to compliment his stellar defensive play. Read more »
Prospect Report: Elliot Williams

by Cameron Schott

As a former first round pick thatís still just 25 years old, Elliot Williams is a good prospect to take a chance on. He averaged 21.3 points per game for Santa Cruz and is effective in transition. Read more »
Scouting Report: Elijah Millsap

by Cameron Schott

If Elijah Millsap shoots it well enough from deep, he could be another ď3-and-DĒ prospect in the making. Read more »
Tape Measure, Game Film, Common Sense

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jabari Parkerís early success has a self-described facial coding expert taking a victory lap, but the the biggest market inefficiency was Dante Exum falling to No. 5, especially considering how well he'd fit with the Bucks. Read more »
2014-15 NBA Season Tiers Preview

by Danny 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 Danny 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 »
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 »
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