Haven Kaplan-Miner - Basketball Analysis

Draymond Green As The King Of Zone, Switch-Everything Defense

by Haven Kaplan-Miner

Mar 6, 2017 4:38 PM

Draymond Green is one of the best defensive players in today's NBA as he's taken advantage of rule changes and the league going smaller. Read more »

Tags: Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, NBA

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Allen Crabbe's Well-Timed Emergence

by Haven Kaplan-Miner

May 16, 2016 3:04 PM

Allen Crabbe emerged this season a highly regarded 3-and-D role player who has become a solid finisher in traffic as well as a terrific midrange shooter. Read more »

Tags: Portland Trail Blazers, NBA

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Rubio, LaVine And The Wolves' Newfound Space

by Haven Kaplan-Miner

Apr 3, 2016 3:28 PM

Playing Ricky Rubio and Zach LaVine allows the Timberwolves offense to flow properly as Rubio has the space he needs to run the offense efficiently and effectively. The additional space also helps Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns. Read more »

Tags: Ricky Rubio, Zach LaVine, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA

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The Eastern Conference At The Deadline

by Haven Kaplan-Miner

The East deals included the only two All-Stars dealt (Antawn Jamison and Danny Granger), the two best players (Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes), and the smartest player (Professor Andre Miller, PhD). Read more »
The Western Conference At The Deadline

by Haven Kaplan-Miner

The Western Conference is highly competitive this season, but that didn't carry over to a deadline in which Steve Blake was the most important acquisition after the Rockets were unable to cash in their Omer Asik chip. Read more »
Fix It: Brooklyn Nets

by Haven Kaplan-Miner

Mikhail Prokhorov has invested far too much money in this team to not go down with the ship. Youíre left hoping that the early season struggles will evaporate as the season goes on. This team can hope for a favorable matchup in the playoffs (if they get there) that they can take advantage of and use as a springboard to the second round. Read more »
Fix It: Boston Celtics

by Haven Kaplan-Miner

The Celtics traded away two of their three best players, hired a rookie head coach without previous NBA experience, and their best player has sat out the first two months of the season recovering from a torn ACL. Where has that left them? Second place in the Atlantic Division and a shot at homecourt advantage in the playoffs. Read more »
Fix It: Cleveland Cavaliers

by Haven Kaplan-Miner

While the Cavaliers may lose a lot of games again this year, it is not for lack of trying, as they have paired their high draft selections with quality free agents in order to propel themselves toward the playoffs. They may not make it this year, but this teamís time is coming. Read more »
Fix It: Chicago Bulls

by Haven Kaplan-Miner

The Bulls have the best defensive coach in the NBA, elite defenders at four positions, and a defensive system that always puts them at the top of the table in terms of points per possession. Read more »
The Fix: Charlotte Bobcats

by Haven Kaplan-Miner

The Bobcats could have three picks in the lottery, or they could have zero in what is a crossroads season for the franchise to finally stock their roster with top-end talent in a deep 2014 NBA Draft. Read more »
Fix It: Atlanta Hawks

by Haven Kaplan-Miner

The Hawks have long been on the mediocrity treadmill and that continues as they were unable to acquire a superstar with cap space this past offseason in free agency. They must stay the course and eventually pounce on a James Harden-like trade. Read more »
10 Most Likely Trade Victims Of Tankapalooza 13-14

by Haven Kaplan-Miner

Greg Monroe, Goran Dragic, Rudy Gay, DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge are part of a group of players that will spend most of the season as the subject of trade rumors. Read more »