Basketball Analysis

How Early Success Spoiled Paul George's NBA Experience

by Andrew Perna

Mar 23, 2017 11:11 AM

As strange as it sounds, the success and continuity that Paul George enjoyed in his first four seasons may now be a detriment as they attempt to keep him over the long-term. Read more »

Tags: Paul George, Indiana Pacers, NBA

The Dad Mystique Of LaVar Ball

by John Wilmes

Mar 23, 2017 1:55 PM

LaVar is preceding his sons' feats with a reel of hyperbolic myth-making that turns them into more than athletes. Before any of them have taken a shot in the NBA, the Ball family have already become legend. Read more »

Tags: Lonzo Ball, UCLA Bruins, High School, NCAA, NBA

Rondo Doing Vintage Rondo Things Since The Break

by Michael Pina

Mar 24, 2017 12:26 PM

The one-two punch of a shifting league and Father Time have already won Rajon Rondo's battle. But this stretch may just save Rondo's career. Put the ball in his hands, surround him with shooters, and decent NBA offense can be yours—in limited minutes. Read more »

Tags: Rajon Rondo, Chicago Bulls, NBA

Player Rest And Needlessly Caring About The NBA As A Saleable Good

by Colin McGowan

This rest predicament is a compelling argument for capitalism's counterproductiveness. The NBA could be more enjoyable to watch, but it will choose to be more profitable instead. Read more »
Prospect Report: Markelle Fultz Of Washington

by Rafael Uehara

Markelle Fultz will give his team's general manager some flexibility for how to build a team around him. Here's how he would fit in with the Lakers, Celtics, 76ers and Suns. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week: Mar. 20-Mar. 26

by Danny Leroux

This week features quality matchups of the league’s best teams, including Wizards/Celtics and Jazz/Clippers in the Game of the Week, along with a few important games closer to the fringes of the playoff picture. Read more »
Five NCAA Tournament Players Off Draft Boards With An NBA Future

by Brett Koremenos

Nothing is more rewarding than finding a diamond in the rough, that college player no one else gets excited about but you know is going to be a pro one day. Read more »
Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Calipari & The NBA Age Limit

by Jonny Auping

There are three parties in this equation: The NCAA (and their coaches), the NBA, and the players. They all have money to make or lose under any system. Read more »
Reviewing The Prospects Of The Big East Tournament

by Jordan Tyler

On how Josh Hart, Justin Patton, Angel Delgado, Desi Rodriguez and Marcus Foster impacted their professional future at the Big East Tournament. Read more »
Larry Sanders' Comeback On His Own Terms

by Colin McGowan

Building his life around basketball was hurting Larry Sanders. Like a lot of tall, springy dudes, he was recruited into the sport because of his natural gifts, not because he spent his adolescence dreaming of becoming David Robinson. Read more »
Top-10 NBA Draft Prospects Of March Madness

by Rafael Uehara

On Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum, De'Aaron Fox, Lauri Markkanen, Malik Monk, Jonathan Isaac, Miles Bridges, Justin Jackson and John Collins. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week: Mar. 13-Mar. 19

by Danny Leroux

As the NCAA Tournament approaches to gobble up the sports landscape, the NBA put together an interesting week of games with stronger League Pass options due to the limited national slate later in the week. 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 »
Dirk & The Never Say Die Mavs

by Brett Koremenos

Part of the greatness of Dirk Nowitzki is also in years like this; when he made deficient teams into average ones. Read more »
Turning Twice-Discarded, Volume-Scorer Isaiah Thomas Into An Offensive Machine

by Brett Koremenos

What has made Isaiah Thomas so special is he's combined efficient volume three-point shooting with what he already does well: fearlessly attack the basket. Read more »
How Bojan Bogdanovic Has Turned Into A Monster With The Wizards

by Michael Pina

Washington targeted him for Bojan Bogdanovic for two reasons: 1) a hope that his offense can stabilize one of the worst bench units in the entire NBA, and 2) that his outside shot and size will add another pick-your-poison element to their John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter trio. Read more »
When Reggie Jackson Realizes What He Can't Do

by Colin McGowan

Reggie Jackson is excellent at nothing and deficient enough as a shooter that good defenses can smother him. He's fine, in other words- a member of the fraternal order of point guards whose teams are always open to replacing them. Read more »
If Doug McDermott, Jerami Grant Don't Provide Some Answers, OKC Might Have Tougher Questions

by Jonny Auping

Jerami Grant and Doug McDermott represent the one-step-back, two-steps-forward strategy. They are reasonable pieces that can complement Russell Westbrook in the future if given larger rules. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week: Mar. 6-Mar. 12

by Danny Leroux

Another interesting week on League Pass, featuring a nice mix of matchups of teams at various levels of contention. Read more »
Draymond Green As The King Of Zone, Switch-Everything Defense

by Haven Kaplan-Miner

Draymond Green is one of the best defensive players in today's NBA as he's taken advantage of rule changes and the league going smaller. Read more »