Basketball Articles

The Advent Of Hassan Whiteside

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jan 28, 2015 11:44 AM

Playing in Erik Spoelstra’s system has turned Hassan Whiteside from a fringe NBA player to one of the most valuable players in the league. That’s the beauty of playing 4-out basketball and allowing guys to operate in maximum space. Read more »

Tags: Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat, NBA

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Coach's Corner: A Twist On Hero Ball, Trey Burke, Mozgov

by Brett Koremenos

Jan 28, 2015 4:59 PM

End of game situations become easier for superstar shotmakers who play 'Hero Ball' when the offense cuts help defenders out of a driving gap. Read more »

Tags: Boston Celtics, Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA

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How Brandon Knight Got Himself Into All-Star Conversation

by Andrew Perna

Jan 28, 2015 7:29 PM

Brandon Knight is what you get when you combine intelligence, NBA-level athleticism and unrelenting desire. Read more »

Tags: Brandon Knight, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA

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Scouting Report: Reggie Williams

by Cameron Schott

As a savvy and productive player without elite athleticism, Reggie Williams seems like a perfect fit for the Spurs as a short-term replacement. Read more »
Scouting Report: Jorge Gutierrez

by Cameron Schott

While not overly explosive, Jorge Gutierrez is a quality passer and defender. He’s a tough defensive asset that can run an offense. Read more »
Scouting Report: Lorenzo Brown

by Cameron Schott

Lorenzo Brown was due for a Call-Up after his impressive play at the D-League Showcase, where he earned First-Team honors. He might have the highest ceiling among D-League point guards, but will need to prove he can shoot it from three better this time around. Read more »
DraftKings $75,000 One-Day Fantasy Basketball Contest

by RealGM Staff Report

DraftKings is offering RealGM readers a great opportunity to win a share of $75,000 by picking a fantasy basketball team for Wednesday's games. Read more »
Scouting Report: Chris Johnson

by Cameron Schott

Chris Johnson is a classic glue guy. His upside is as a “3-and-D” corner specialist, but can still improve offensively. While he’s still raw, Johnson is averaging an impressive 20.1 points per game in the D-League to compliment his stellar defensive play. Read more »
New Coaches And Freshmen Ranked 41-60

by Dan Hanner

New coaches can’t necessarily overhaul the whole roster in year one, but they can at least get their players to compete on the defensive end. Read more »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Jan. 26-Feb. 1)

by Daniel Leroux

Even without the stakes we will see later in the season, this stands out as a truly fascinating week of NBA basketball. Top teams in both conferences face off and Saturday includes quality matchups and two fascinating return games. Read more »
Kobe Bryant's Golden Parachute

by Jonathan Tjarks

In a business where rain makers can choose where they want to work, it’s never a bad idea to cultivate a reputation as a place that takes care of its employees. The Lakers are still a family business and their perspective is more nuanced than most. Read more »
Scouting Report: Tyrus Thomas

by Cameron Schott

If he can play with intensity on both ends of the floor, Tyrus Thomas should be able to use his length to rebound, block shots, or score over defenders. It’s a low-risk, high-reward signing that could pay off for both sides. Read more »
Scouting Report: Andre Dawkins

by Cameron Schott

Andre Dawkins will try to follow the paths of elite D-League shooters like Danny Green or Troy Daniels at the next level, carving a niche as an NBA sharpshooter. Read more »
Coach's Corner: Fixing The Magic Offense

by Brett Koremenos

The Magic are on the right track in general, but they can still do better. Here are three suggestions that could push the team’s offense from their inexplicable 28th-place ranking to a more respectable position. Read more »
RealGM's D-League Showcase Wrap-Up

by Cameron Schott

We split the honors into “All-Prospect” and “All-Assignee” teams to prevent an overlap from D-League players looking for a Call-Up and NBA players competing in the event. Read more »
DraftKings $65,000 One-Day Fantasy Basketball Contest

by RealGM Staff Report

DraftKings is offering RealGM readers a great opportunity to win a share of $65,000 by picking a fantasy basketball team for Wednesday's games. Read more »
The Nuggets' Hope Is In Jusuf Nurkic

by Jonathan Tjarks

Rebuilding a team starts with laying a foundation and there are few better cornerstones to have laying around than a 6’11 280 two-way center who is the age of a college sophomore. Read more »
Euroleague Interview: James Anderson Of Zalgiris

by Erildas Budraitis

RealGM sat down with James Anderson in Kaunas to talk about the adjustments in Lithuania, the first half of the Euroleague season, his game-winning shot, tanking with 76ers and his future plans. Read more »
Scouting Report: James Michael McAdoo

by Cameron Schott

While James Michael McAdoo didn't live up to the expectations that he received coming out of high school, he does show NBA potential as an athletic pick-and-roll power forward. Read more »
Freshmen Ranked 61-100

by Dan Hanner

In the preseason, when we see that someone is a Top 100 recruit, we expect them to be great right away. But as these numbers show, not everyone dominates at the college level immediately. A lot of these players will become stars as sophomores and juniors. Read more »