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2017 Offseason Preview: Houston Rockets

by Keith P Smith

Jun 26, 2017 5:16 PM

Even if the Rockets don't get Chris Paul or Paul George, you can bet Daryl Morey will continue to tinker with the roster throughout the summer and all the way up to the trade deadline. Read more »

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The Maximum Available 2017 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 6.0

by Keith P Smith

Jun 22, 2017 3:34 PM

Teams will have even less cap space now that the 17-18 salary cap has been reduced to $99 million. Read more »

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2017 Offseason Preview: Toronto Raptors

by Keith P Smith

Jun 21, 2017 4:53 PM

The Raptors have two starters and two of their top reserves becoming free agents. Without viable backups ready to step in behind them, that puts added pressure on Masai Ujiri to retain each player. Read more »

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2017 Offseason Preview: Los Angeles Clippers

by Keith P Smith

The Clippers are in a situation where they'll have to embrace a full rebuild if either Chris Paul or Blake Griffin decide to leave. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Chicago Bulls

by Keith P Smith

The Bulls are stuck between inadequately building around Jimmy Butler and trading him away for a full fledged rebuild. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Atlanta Hawks

by Keith P Smith

For a franchise that fancies themselves as Spurs East, the challenge facing Travis Schlenk is taking the Hawks from good to great. And that jump is often a lot harder than making the leap from bad to good. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Memphis Grizzlies

by Keith P Smith

While the current run of success has established the Grizzlies as a clear playoff team, it seems to have also put a cap on the upper bounds of their abilities. The roster is expensive and old, which is a dangerous combination for a team that is short of being a title contender. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder

by Keith P Smith

Outside of possibly re-signing Taj Gibson and Andre Roberson, Oklahoma City is likely to add veterans on minimum deals and will look similar to how they looked at the end of last season. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Milwaukee Bucks

by Keith P Smith

Outside of Jabari Parker's recovery, the new GM walks into a spot where the Bucks are as well positioned as any young team in the league. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Portland Trail Blazers

by Keith P Smith

Damian Lillard is a star and CJ McCollum is on his way, but the rest of the Blazers' roster is limited to high-performing role players, which makes their cap situation all the more problematic. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Indiana Pacers

by Keith P Smith

The Pacers are undergoing a transition at the very top with Kevin Pritchard replacing Larry Bird. His first major decision isn't an easy one. How he handles Paul George could set the franchise path for years going forward. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Miami Heat

by Keith P Smith

The Heat with cap space is a scary thought for the rest of the NBA. It gives Pat Riley the best tool to add to his roster. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Denver Nuggets

by Keith P Smith

The Nuggets aren't carrying any bad contracts and have good cap flexibility. After a period of down years and instability at the top of the organization things are looking up. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Detroit Pistons

by Keith P Smith

The Pistons are already staring at an expensive and somewhat limited roster and that's before they re-sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and address their point guard situation. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Charlotte Hornets

by Keith P Smith

In many ways, this could be the last go around for this group of players together. That means the Hornets should be focused on smart additions to add depth this summer and getting back to the postseason. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: New Orleans Pelicans

by Keith P Smith

With a few solid role players already in place, New Orleans needs to make focused, smart signings this summer. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Dallas Mavericks

by Keith P Smith

Because Mark Cuban won't fully rebuild until Dirk Nowitzki retires, it puts the Mavericks in a tricky spot. They want to be competitive, but can't hamstring the roster long-term. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves

by Keith P Smith

The Wolves enter the offseason with a lottery pick and a ton of cap space to help build around their core of Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Sacramento Kings

by Keith P Smith

The Kings are relaunching their rebuilding process yet again. This time around Buddy Hield, a host of young bigs and two lottery picks. Read more »
2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Philadelphia 76ers

by Keith P Smith

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 »