Brett Koremenos - Basketball Analysis

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 »
Five Question Season Preview: Central Division

by Brett Koremenos

On Chicago manufacturing space in their offense, the Greg Monroe dilemma for the Bucks, Jeff Teague unleashed in Indiana's system, Cleveland's veteran depth and whether the Pistons can still improve without Reggie Jackson. Read more »
Utah Jazz: How To Make The Offseason 'Win' Work On The Court

by Brett Koremenos

Every single acquisition of note pales in comparison to other the big moves that shook the landscape of the league. Yet at the end of this frenetic period, the Jazz may have succeeded in building the deepest and most versatile roster in the entire league Read more »
Milwaukee Bucks: How To Make The Offseason 'Win' Work On The Court

by Brett Koremenos

In the midst of a disappointing second season under Jason Kidd, the Bucks did at least seem to find a direction for their future. With budding superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo set to be the team's offensive engine, Milwaukee needed to build a rotation to complement his unique combination of size and skill. Read more »
Houston Rockets: How To Make The Offseason 'Win' Work On The Court

by Brett Koremenos

The questions abound for the Rockets, with the most looming one being whether James Harden is capable of balancing out his game in order to make the team better as a whole. Houston should be better than they were last season, but by how much will depend on injury luck and a commitment from their star guard. Read more »
Los Angeles Lakers: How To Make The Offseason 'Win' Work On The Court

by Brett Koremenos

What the Lakers seem have to done is start a layered approach -- finding low maintenance vets to complement burgeoning youth -- and given a young coach an opportunity to build a new culture from scratch. A lot of their success will hinge on how Luke Walton fares, but things are certainly looking more promising. Read more »
Dallas Mavericks: How To Make The Offseason 'Win' Work On The Court

by Brett Koremenos

The Dallas front office has always counted on Rick Carlisle to bail them out after they swing and miss on big free agents. When viewing this haul through a Carlisle-colored lens, there's excitement in thinking about the quirky solutions he'll find to make this all work. Read more »
Dwyane Wade And The Problem With Shiny Objects

by Brett Koremenos

For the Bulls, Bucks and Nuggets, pursuing Dwyane Wade seemed to clash with the direction of their roster. It's best to provide context by examining where each team exists on the competitive cycle of the NBA and what their interest in Wade says about their approach. Read more »
What Kevin Durant On The Warriors Will Actually Look Like

by Brett Koremenos

On the immediate upgrade of Kevin Durant replacing Harrison Barnes, the endless possibilities of their sets and the concerns of how he'll adapt to the flowing randomness of the Warriors' base offense. Read more »
Three Question Playoff Preview: Clippers Vs. Blazers

by Brett Koremenos

On how Moe Harkless will play for the Blazers against Blake Griffin and in general, whether they will be any cross-match craziness and if the Clippers have enough three-point shooting. Read more »
Three Question Playoff Preview: Heat Vs. Hornets

by Brett Koremenos

On whether the Heat can survive the "Dwyane Wade effect", the Hassan Whiteside vs. Al Jefferson matchup and if Josh Richardson is ready for playoff basketball. Read more »
Three Question Playoff Preview: Spurs Vs. Grizzlies

by Brett Koremenos

On the best ways the undermanned Grizzlies can generate points against the Spurs, how Gregg Popovich will treat the series and whether Lance Stephenson can change his perception. Read more »