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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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Pacers Go UCLA-UCLA On Draft Night, Hold Onto Paul George

by Andrew Perna

Jun 23, 2017 10:58 AM

The Pacers drafted T.J. Leaf, Ike Anigbogu and Edmond Sumner while they continue to wait for a Paul George trade they can accept. Read more »

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Leroux's 2017 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Jun 23, 2017 12:31 AM

The 76ers, Wolves, Mavericks, Kings, Raptors, Lakers, Warriors and Jazz highlight the great drafts, while the Hawks and Bulls have the worst draft nights for the trades each team made. Read more »

Tags: NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Grading The Deal: Wolves Acquire Jimmy Butler From Bulls In Lopsided Trade

by Christopher Reina

The Wolves pair Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins with a true superstar in his prime without giving up anything at all of consequence. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2017 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 6.0

by Keith P Smith

Teams will have even less cap space now that the 17-18 salary cap has been reduced to $99 million. Read more »
Prospect Report: John Collins Of Wake Forest

by Rafael Uehara

John Collins is one of the later risers in this draft class with impressive athleticism and a skilled post game despite being undersized. Read more »
Sights And Sounds Of 2017 NBA Draft Media Availability

by Andrew Perna

On Jayson Tatum already sounding like a Celtic, De'Aaron Fox's confidence, Jonathan Isaac's plan to add strength, John Collins as modern style throwback, and Malik Monk as a realist. Read more »
Prospect Report: Malik Monk Of Kentucky

by Rafael Uehara

Malik Monk's future in the NBA very well could be as a 3&D point guard who supplements ball-dominant wings by guarding opposing point guards and spacing the floor on offense while those guys run offense. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Toronto Raptors

by Keith P Smith

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 »
Prospect Report: Luke Kennard Of Duke

by Rafael Uehara

Without some unforeseen development in athletic ability or creativity, Luke Kennard will need to translate his elite-level shot making or perhaps even improve on it in the pros to justify how high he'll be drafted. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Hornets Trade For Dwight Howard

by Christopher Reina

The long, arduous decline of Dwight Howard continued with the Hawks trading him to the Hornets, which wasn't even one of the 10 biggest NBA stories of the day. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Nets Acquire D'Angelo Russell As Lakers Dump Salary

by Christopher Reina

While the Lakers did well to clear salary for 2018, the Nets used their unique financial position to buy low on a point guard who can shoot well, pass well and may still become an All-Star. Read more »
Without David Griffin, What's Next For Cavs Happens On Dan Gilbert's Terms

by Colin McGowan

Losing David Griffin doesn't mean LeBron James is going to leave Cleveland next summer, but step one was getting rid of an executive who made sure the Cavs were as talented as they could possibly be every year. Read more »
Prospect Report: Donovan Mitchell Of Louisville

by Rafael Uehara

Donovan Mitchell's statistical profile is not particularly impressive but he's risen up the boards during workout season because he is the sort of prospect teams can more easily dream reaching the highest of highs. Read more »
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 »
Doomsday Arrives For Pacers As Paul George Signals He Intends To Leave

by Andrew Perna

Losing a player like Paul George is difficult for any franchise, but at least now the Pacers can definitively focus on what they can get for him instead of whether or not they should move him. Read more »
Prospect Report: Jonathan Isaac Of Florida State

by Rafael Uehara

Of all the prospects expected to be drafted in the top 10, Jonathan Isaac was the one given the smallest chance to showcase his skill-set on offense. His length and potential on offense is that enticing. 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 »
Grading The Deal: 76ers Acquire No. 1 Overall Pick From Celtics

by Christopher Reina

If there's any two teams most likely to meet in multiple Eastern Conference Finals over the next decade, it's the Celtics and 76ers, and that potential rivalry becomes intertwined with the biggest draft week trade since the early nineties. 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 »