Keith P Smith - Basketball Analysis

Previewing The 2014 Draft Class Extension Market

by Keith P Smith

Mar 12, 2017 5:37 PM

After what was considered at the time to be a very deep draft, a lot has happened in terms of development over these players' first three NBA seasons. Here's what to expect for all 30 players. Read more »

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The Maximum Available 2017 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 4.0

by Keith P Smith

Mar 2, 2017 1:52 PM

With the NBA Trade Deadline behind us and rosters locked in for the most part, it is time for an updated look at what all 30 teams cap space picture looks likes for the summer of 2017. Read more »

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Grading The Deal: Thunder Turn Cameron Payne Into Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott

by Keith P Smith

Feb 23, 2017 5:37 PM

The Thunder had been looking for ways to add depth up front and to add more shooting around Russell Westbrook. They accomplished both of those objectives with this trade and didnít have to give up a significant rotation piece to do so. Read more »

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Grading The Deal: Raptors Improve Again With Trade For P.J. Tucker

by Keith P Smith

With P.J. Tucker, the Raptors acquired a very good and versatile defender who will also help their spacing while also improving their ability to play small to finish games. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Mavs Steal Nerlens Noel From 76ers

by Keith P Smith

The Mavericks acquired their center of both the present and future for spare parts. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Hawks Trade For Ersan Ilyasova

by Keith P Smith

The Hawks had one hole in their rotation and that was for another big off the bench and they found one in Ersan Ilyasova without giving up anything significant. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Wizards Acquire Bojan Bogdanovic From Brooklyn

by Keith P Smith

Bojan Bogdanovic will give Washington a good bench weapon who can play either shooting guard or small forward and fits in any lineup the Wizards want to run. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Lakers Trade Lou Williams To Houston

by Keith P Smith

Trading Lou Williams was more about the pick than the player for the Lakers and they did solid job to get a first round pick for a luxury asset at this point in their season. Read more »
Western Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

There are a number of teams on the fringes of the playoff picture such as the Kings, Nuggets, Blazers and Mavericks, which makes predicting their deadline goals difficult. Read more »
Eastern Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

While the Knicks, Bulls, Hawks and Heat could be either buyers or sellers, there are a number of teams in the East that will be aggressive at the deadline. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Raptors Acquire Serge Ibaka From Magic

by Keith P Smith

Toronto is going all-in on this season by acquiring Serge Ibaka to fill their longtime need at power forward, while the Magic tried to recoup some of what was lost in dealing for him while also making their roster more coherent. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Nuggets Acquire Mason Plumlee From Portland For Jusuf Nurkic

by Keith P Smith

More so than most trades, this deal was about both on court impact and off the court bookkeeping, in terms of cap sheets and Luxury Tax payments. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Bucks Clear Salary In Trading Miles Plumlee To Hornets

by Keith P Smith

For a roster that is starting to get expensive, Milwaukee had to free up some cap flexibility. Dealing Miles Plumlee for Spencer Hawes and Roy Hibbert was the first step and it was a good one. Read more »
10 Least Tradable Contracts Of 2017

by Keith P Smith

Big men Joakim Noah, Omer Asik, Miles Plumlee and Timofey Mozgov figure prominently on this list, as do 2016 signees on the wing Luol Deng, Chandler Parsons and Evan Turner. Read more »
The 10 Most Tradable Contracts Of 2017

by Keith P Smith

Khris Middleton, Draymond Green, Kemba Walker, Jae Crowder and Maurice Harkless headline the list of the most tradable players in the NBA. Read more »
Nets, 76ers & The Rebuilding Roads Less Traveled

by Keith P Smith

While Bryan Colangelo inherited a rebuilding franchise with a loaded asset base, Sean Marks and the Nets are a case study in how to rebuild when you have next to nothing. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Cavs Turn A Year Of Creative Moves Into Kyle Korver

by Keith P Smith

The Cavaliers turned Anderson Varejao and Matthew Dellavedova into Kyle Korver and, very likely, another player TBD, by using the Varejao TPE. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2017 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 3.0

by Keith P Smith

Despite the salary cap projected to go over the $100 million mark for the first time in history (latest estimate is $103 million) not as many teams will have cap space in 2017 as many might think after the free agent spending of the 2016 offseason. Read more »
Under The Radar 2017 NBA Free Agents

by Keith P Smith

JaMychal Green, Patty Mills, Bojan Bogdanovic, Dewayne Dedmon, Langston Galloway and Jonathon Simmons are amongst the most notable non-star free agents of 2017. Read more »
Why The Suns Need To Remain Committed To Rebuilding Timetable

by Keith P Smith

The Suns have a confusing mix of very young players, older veterans and the guys in the middle have all missed considerable time with injuries. Phoenix needs to be clear and committed to their rebuilding efforts to avoid short-term 'all-in' moves. Read more »