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League Pass Games Of The Week: Dec. 5-11

by Danny Leroux

Dec 5, 2016 5:35 PM

As the season enters its second full month, it is strange that the biggest story for League Pass is players returning from injuries. Read more »

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League Pass Games Of The Week: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

by Danny Leroux

Nov 28, 2016 3:08 PM

Towns vs. Porzingis, Westbrook vs. Wall, LeBron vs. Giannis, Blake vs. AD and Boogie vs. Embiid headline this week's games, while Atlanta at Toronto is the League Pass Game of the Week. Read more »

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League Pass Games Of The Week: Nov. 21-27

by Danny Leroux

Nov 21, 2016 4:14 PM

The NBA taking Thanksgiving off actually stocks the League Pass pond as it puts more games on the same nights. A fantastic Black Friday (including Spurs/Celtics in the Game of the Week) and a shocking four Blazers games headline a great League Pass stretch. Read more »

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Duncan, Leroux Announce Twitter NBA Show

by Danny Leroux

The Twitter NBA Show hosted by Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux will be built around nationally televised games, with a halftime show during each game and a postgame show after the final contest of the evening. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week: Nov. 14-20

by Danny Leroux

Several must watch games this week featuring James Harden and the Rockets, Gordon Hayward and the Jazz, and Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week: Nov. 7-13

by Danny Leroux

Beyond Clippers vs. Blazers as the headliner of the week, League Pass subscribers get to see some strong individual matchups, including Kyle Lowry vs. Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis vs. Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid vs. Myles Turner. Read more »
CBA Encyclopedia: Designated Player Provision

by Danny Leroux

While not the most impactful rule in the CBA, Designated Player extensions have played a meaningful part in some huge events over the last five years and are a key component of the overall extension and free agency picture. Read more »
My Path As A Sportswriter

by Danny Leroux

From Vegan Fish Tacos to RealGM to the Sporting News and the Dunc'd On Podcast, Danny Leroux outlines his career in sports and offers his core values on how to approach the business. Read more »
The Warriors' Two Distinct Offseason Paths

by Danny Leroux

At a fundamental level, the Warriors have two basic paths for the 2016 offseason: they can either clear enough space to make a max offer, or function as an over the cap team to take advantage of those benefits. Read more »
Leroux's 2016 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Headlined by the great drafts from the 76ers and Nuggets, we go team-by-team to breakdown how every GM did based on the opportunities available to them. Read more »
Significant Traded Pick Scenarios Of The Lottery

by Danny Leroux

The draft lottery holds major importance both in the immediate and long-term in terms of traded picks. Read more »
CBA Explainer: Bradley Beal And Estimated Average Salary

by Danny Leroux

Bradley Beal's cap hold will be 250% of his 15-16 salary while it would have been 200% if his salary was even $1 over the estimated average. That difference may not seem substantial but it absolutely will be for the Wizards this July. Read more »
CBA Encyclopedia: Hard Cap

by Danny Leroux

The actions that trigger the hard cap are the things that below the tax teams can do but taxpayers (more specifically, teams over the "apron") cannot such as acquiring a player via sign-and-trade. Read more »
The Space Race Calculation Explained

by Danny Leroux

While there are a series of different methods to generate a fair estimate of how much money will be out there in July 2016, $1 billion works well as an approximation and we should not lose sight of how staggeringly large that number is for the NBA and the league's structure moving forward. Read more »
The Clipper Trap

by Danny Leroux

A lack of salary cap flexibility and assets puts the Clippers in a complicated spot moving forward that necessitates taking strong steps to get the most out of every opportunity. Moving Lance Stephenson and possibly Jamal Crawford would show their willingness to make the best team possible moving forward. Read more »
Minnesota's Dry Run

by Danny Leroux

The dry run concept acknowledges that Minnesota's path to long-term success runs through Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. As such, their primary focus the rest of the season should be to prepare those talents for their eventual role in situations that resemble their future in terms of opposition and surrounding talent. Read more »
CBA Encyclopedia: Disabled Player Exception

by Danny Leroux

The DPE stands out among the CBA exceptions because teams have to apply for it, leading to one of the more interesting processes with an NBA-appointed doctor to make the ruling. Read more »
The Kristaps Porzingis Comparison Project

by Danny Leroux

If Kristaps Porzingis can expand his game while maintaining his uncommon ability to hit threes and crash the offensive glass, the new golden boy of New York could chart his own path to success in the NBA. Read more »
Cavs Enter Season As NBA's Most Probable Champion

by Danny Leroux

While the Warriors deserve to start their title defense as the best team in the NBA, Cleveland's comparatively easy path to the Finals gives them a better chance of holding the Larry O'Brien trophy in eight months. Read more »
CBA Encyclopedia: Bird Rights

by Danny Leroux

Bird rights (named after Larry Bird) are exceptions to the salary cap that allow teams to retain players, typically those who have spent continuous time on that team. Read more »