Brett Koremenos - Basketball Analysis

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 »
Three Question Playoff Preview: Hawks Vs. Celtics

by Brett Koremenos

On the Jeff Teague/Amir Johnson battle on switches, Avery Bradley's offensive production and whether we should be bracing for an ugly, low-scoring series. Read more »
Three Question Playoff Preview: Thunder Vs. Mavericks

by Brett Koremenos

On J.J. Barea's scorching form, finding the right fifth player for OKC's core four-man group and whether Billy Donovan can keep up with Rick Carlisle on adjustments. Read more »
Three Question Playoff Preview: Warriors Vs. Rockets

by Brett Koremenos

On whether the Rockets should try extreme lineups to find an edge, whether the Warriors will have any fatigue from chasing 73 and how many wins the Rockets can will out in the series. Read more »
Three Question Playoff Preview: Raptors Vs. Pacers

by Brett Koremenos

On how Indiana will try to get high value shots against Toronto's scheme, the possible return of DeMarre Carroll to the starting lineup and how Vogel will use one of their best 5-man lineups. Read more »
Three Question Playoff Preview: Cavaliers Vs. Pistons

by Brett Koremenos

On how the Cavs will juggle their rotation, how they'll defend Reggie Jackson and how Tobias Harris will be attacked on defense. Read more »
Building The Nuggets' Frontcourt Around Nikola Jokic

by Brett Koremenos

Emmanuel Mudiay and Jusuf Nurkic were supposed to be the Nuggets' foundational pieces, but the play of Nikola Jokic has been too encouraging to ignore. Read more »
What Ryan McDonough And The Suns Face With Their Second Rebuild

by Brett Koremenos

Phoenix has some intriguing young talent, assets to burn and even though their veterans under contract have issues, they still can provide (or be turned into) at least something of value. Read more »
The Wizards' Hasty Change Of Identity

by Brett Koremenos

In an attempt to revamp quickly around John Wall and play small, the Wizards lost their defensive calling card to move up a sole spot in offensive efficiency. Read more »
Orlando And The Difficulty Of Finding A Truly Elite Player In Lottery-Land

by Brett Koremenos

The Magic have a collection of promising, young pieces that will be at least a notch below a truly elite player. And that outcome that should cause teams to reassess their expectations and path forward from multiple forays into lottery-land. Read more »