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Suns' One Step Back To Take Three Steps Forward

by Jonathan Tjarks

Feb 28, 2015 6:06 PM

If the Suns kept Goran Dragic and Channing Frye, they would be a win-now team with a much lower ceiling than their competitors. Instead, they spun the whole thing forward, confident in their ability to project talent into the future. Read more »

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DraftKings' $125,000 Fantasy Basketball Contest

by RealGM Staff Report

Feb 27, 2015 10:52 AM

As part of their Micro Millions Sweepstakes, DraftKings is offering RealGM readers access to a fantasy basketball contest on Friday with $125,000 in prizes. Read more »

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Hawk And The Mysteries Of Playcalling

by Brett Koremenos

Feb 26, 2015 5:12 PM

As the NBA continues to evolve and get smarter, the next thing marked for improvement should be the way players and coaches approach their game-management responsibilities. Read more »

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers, NBA

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Jared Sullinger Enters Crossroads

by Andrew Perna

If we see a very different Jared Sullinger next season, heíll have finally heeded the advice of those that have hounded him to get in better shape not only for the Celtics, but his own longevity. Read more »
Scouting Report: Jordan Hamilton

by Cameron Schott

With an immediate need at small forward, the Clippers get an experienced 24-year-old that still has some upside. There isnít one standout trait in his repertoire, but Jordan Hamilton is a prospect that impacts the game in multiple areas. Read more »
Most Improved Euroleague Players For 14-15

by Erildas Budraitis

Mario Hezonja, Taylor Rochestie, Sylven Landesberg, Luka Mitrovic and Boban Marjanovic headline our top-10 Euroleague most improved players list. Read more »
NBA Return to Seattle: What Seattle Must Do Next Cannot Be More Clear

by Neema Hodjat

Seattle must find a way to build the new arena with hockey as the first tenant, with the NBA to follow. Read more »
Scouting Report: Jack Cooley

by Cameron Schott

Jack Cooley may not excel as a scorer, but always finds his way into the scoring column. Cooley is a scrappy power forward that brings great energy to every game and adds an elite attribute with his rebounding. Read more »
Scouting Report: Bryce Cotton

by Cameron Schott

While there are questions about his size and athleticism, Bryce Cotton has simply been too productive to leave in the D-League. Heís the D-Leagueís third leading scorer and has emerged as a top-five three-point shooter. Read more »
Enes Kanter, Thunder And The Need For The Right Fit

by Jonathan Tjarks

Enes Kanterís addition allows the Thunder to play total basketball in much the same way as the Spurs. They can attack you on offense from all five positions, something which they couldnít do before. Read more »
Freshmen Ranked 1-20

by Dan Hanner

Checking in on what we know now on the incoming freshmen who were ranked from No. 1 to No. 20 before the season started. Read more »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Feb. 23-Mar. 2)

by Daniel Leroux

With the All-Star break behind us, we hit the stretch run with fewer games remaining. That setup means ramped up pressure quickly and a quality run of matchups with playoff position on the line. Read more »
Scouting Report: Earl Barron

by Cameron Schott

With the lack of centers in Phoenix, Earl Barronís experience will help him make an immediate impact. Heís an effective pick-and-pop center that can hit mid-range jumpers. If he can add rebounding and energy off the bench, Barron could find a role for the remainder of the season. Read more »
Scouting Report: Henry Walker

by Cameron Schott

Henry Walker showcased his ability to shoot it from deep in Sioux Falls and should add some depth for Miami. Walker should be penciled in as a small forward, but could be moved around to create bigger or smaller lineups. Read more »
Coach's Corner: Four Questions Coming Out Of The Deadline

by Brett Koremenos

Did the Rockets or Thunder get more meaningfully better? Why was Denver so anxious to get rid of JaVale McGee? Is the MCW deal a referendum on him? Did the Pistons actually improve? Read more »
The Pat Riley Empire Strikes Back

by Jonathan Tjarks

The combination of Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside is a perfect fit for Goran Dragicís skills, as Miami now has a prototype spread pick-and-roll alignment, with a rim-rolling 5, a stretch 4 and an elite 1. Read more »
Scouting Report: David Stockton

by Cameron Schott

Although David Stockton isnít an ideal prospect physically, he has an elite feel and IQ for the game. After spending this season with the Kings' affiliate, he obviously made a strong enough impression to earn the NBA opportunity. Read more »
DraftKings' $50,000 One-Day Fantasy Basketball Contest

by RealGM Staff Report

To celebrate the return of the NBA, DraftKings is offering RealGM readers a great opportunity to win a share of $50,000 by picking a fantasy basketball team for Friday's games. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Bucks, Suns, 76ers Swap Point Guards

by Andrew Perna

In the most surprising deal completed before Thursday afternoonís trade deadline, the Bucks, Suns and 76ers agreed to swap five players and a first round draft pick. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Celtics Trade For Isaiah Thomas

by Andrew Perna

The Isaiah Thomas trade is significant as it makes good basketball sense and signals that Danny Ainge is finally ready to begin flipping some of his assets. Read more »