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2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Philadelphia 76ers

by Keith P Smith

Apr 26, 2017 4:26 PM

The process is now ready to pay back that trust by delivering results in a big way. Bryan Colangelo will have many options available to him via the draft, trades and the most cap space in the NBA. Read more »

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2017 NBA Offseason Preview: New York Knicks

by Keith P Smith

Apr 20, 2017 4:36 PM

No matter what the Knicks do, the plan has to be to put pieces around Kristaps Porzingis. With Carmelo Anthony likely on his way out, nothing matters more than the development of their new franchise centerpiece. Read more »

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2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Orlando Magic

by Keith P Smith

Apr 17, 2017 2:24 PM

The Magic have a mismatched roster low on high end talent and are undergoing a regime change in the front office. Read more »

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2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Phoenix Suns

by Keith P Smith

The best strategy for the Suns is to stay the course, make a smart draft pick, and then, if the opportunity presents itself, move the vets for players who can help down the line. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2017 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 5.0

by Keith P Smith

Pat Riley and the Heat are expected to have the second most cap space in the offseason. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Los Angeles Lakers

by Keith P Smith

Because of limited cap space, the Lakers' entire offseason hinges on keeping their pick at the lottery. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Brooklyn Nets

by Keith P Smith

By staying the course and taking shots at restricted free agents, low-risk signings of unrestricted free agents and building through the draft, the Nets will get back to being a playoff team. Read more »
Previewing The 2014 Draft Class Extension Market

by Keith P Smith

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

by Keith P Smith

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

by Keith P Smith

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 »
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 »