Brett Koremenos - Basketball Analysis

The NBA's No-Man's Land: Detroit Pistons

by Brett Koremenos

Mar 24, 2017 6:31 PM

The Pistons came into this season looking to take another step forward, but instead tumbled back, in part to some concerning performances by their two franchise pillars. So instead of doubling down on a perplexing present, Detroit would be wise to start finding answers to questions about their future right now. Read more »

Tags: Detroit Pistons, NBA

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Five NCAA Tournament Players Off Draft Boards With An NBA Future

by Brett Koremenos

Mar 16, 2017 1:04 PM

Nothing is more rewarding than finding a diamond in the rough, that college player no one else gets excited about but you know is going to be a pro one day. Read more »

Tags: NCAA Tournament, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Dirk & The Never Say Die Mavs

by Brett Koremenos

Mar 10, 2017 7:23 PM

Part of the greatness of Dirk Nowitzki is also in years like this; when he made deficient teams into average ones. Read more »

Tags: Dirk Nowitzki, Seth Curry, Dallas Mavericks, NBA

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Turning Twice-Discarded, Volume-Scorer Isaiah Thomas Into An Offensive Machine

by Brett Koremenos

What has made Isaiah Thomas so special is he's combined efficient volume three-point shooting with what he already does well: fearlessly attack the basket. Read more »
How Masai Ujiri Approached The Deadline With LeBron In Mind

by Brett Koremenos

The reason the additions of Serge Ibaka and P.J. Tucker have the potential to be so impactful are because they will give Toronto more options for combating the LeBron-related headaches that pop up not only game to game in playoff series, but possession to possession. Read more »
The NBA's No-Man's Land: Charlotte Hornets

by Brett Koremenos

For the Hornets, it's clear that the root cause of their struggles this season has been the availability of one solid, if unspectacular big man in Cody Zeller. The real mystery in this case, is why? Read more »
The NBA's No-Man's Land: New Orleans Pelicans

by Brett Koremenos

New Orleans needs to make a firm assessment on where they stand with Jrue Holiday and then proceed accordingly heading into the deadline and offseason. Read more »
The NBA's No-Man's Land: New York Knicks

by Brett Koremenos

The Knicks should look to move Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose, which would put Kristaps Porzingis through the developmental experience of being at the top of opponent scouting reports and also allocate more minutes to their young prospects. Read more »
The NBA's No-Man's Land: Portland Trail Blazers

by Brett Koremenos

The Blazers weren't some odds-defying, feel-good story come back down to earth. The ingredients for a contender are mostly there, but unfortunately a bad summer spending spree has spoiled the batch. But with some creative maneuvering going forward, there's no reason the Blazers can get back to the playoffs. Read more »
The NBA's No-Man's Land: Chicago Bulls

by Brett Koremenos

With the ongoing excellence of Jimmy Butler and some tinkering with the starting lineup, the Bulls can quickly move back into the top half of the Eastern Conference. Read more »
How Marc Gasol Has Saved The Grizzlies' Season

by Brett Koremenos

Marc Gasol's passing wizardry has saved a team that has lacked functional point guard play for large portions of this season. Read more »
Figuring Out Detroit's Reggie Jackson Problem

by Brett Koremenos

The players around Reggie Jackson have combined to show glimpses of a better, more balanced offensive approach. If Jackson fails to gel with this group and the team continues to sputter, it could mean that an up-and-coming young team may need an unexpected overhaul. Read more »
The Rockets' Other Guys

by Brett Koremenos

Corey Brewer, Sam Dekker and Clint Capela have formed a symbiotic relationship with James Harden, providing him with a measure of support that is allowing the all-world guard to showcase his skills. Read more »
How The Clippers' Starting Five Has Become So Dominant

by Brett Koremenos

The Clippers' Big 3 has been very good for many years, but each of them has evolved while they've found productive complementary roles for both J.J. Redick and Luc Mbah a Moute. Read more »
Numbers Game: On The Blazers' Offense, Pistons' Rebounding

by Brett Koremenos

The Pistons and Blazers were two teams expected to take a step forward this season. For Detroit, they continue to rebound better without the league's leading rebounder while the Blazers have regressed on offense. Read more »
Five Question Season Preview: Northwest Division

by Brett Koremenos

How Tom Thibodeau will use Karl-Anthony Towns on offense, finding a backcourt partner for Russell Westbrook, Evan Turner's fit with Portland, Quin Snyder's false ation offense and whether one of Denver's young guards will emerge as a foundational piece. Read more »
Five Question Season Preview: Atlantic Division

by Brett Koremenos

On Al Horford's impact on an already good Boston defense, how the Knicks can move away from the Triangle, whether the Nets should keep Brook Lopez, how Toronto will replace Bismack Biyombo and Brett Brown's Spurs-style offense with Philadelphia. Read more »
Five Question Season Preview: Pacific Division

by Brett Koremenos

Bringing out the best in Julius Randle, Marquese Chriss' dark horse ROY case, Golden State's young depth, Sacramento's improved ball movement and the Clippers' giant hole at small forward. Read more »
Five Question Season Preview: Southeast Division

by Brett Koremenos

How Bismack Biyombo may fit with Nikola Vucevic, big roles for Dwight Howard and Dennis Schroder, whether Erik Spoelstra can bring out the best in Goran Dragic, gauging Scott Brooks' coaching chops and the narrative of the Hornets. Read more »
Five Question Season Preview: Southwest Division

by Brett Koremenos

James Harden in the Steve Nash role for Mike D'Antoni, the Spurs in the mid-range, whether Anthony Davis can expand his game, the Grizzlies' three-point shooting and how the Mavs may shift their offense in Harrison Barnes' direction. Read more »