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Ranking Boston's Draft Pick Arsenal

by Daniel Leroux

Jul 7, 2015 8:10 PM

The Celtics have a nice collection of players and picks but coalescing them into a smaller number of strong assets gets more unlikely each year. Here's a rundown of Danny Ainge's hand. Read more »

Tags: Boston Celtics, NBA

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CBA Encyclopedia: Trade Exceptions

by Daniel Leroux

Jul 6, 2015 1:19 PM

Trade exceptions allow for additional roster flexibility in some important situations. For example, they provide an amazing way for teams butting up against the cap or tax to add another piece or two. Read more »

Tags: NBA, CBA Encyclopedia

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Grading The Deal: 76ers On Winning Side Of Atrocious Salary Dump By Kings

by Daniel Leroux

Jul 2, 2015 2:37 PM

For those who wonder why Sam Hinkie and the Sixers keep their books so clean, it works because it makes them the first call for teams looking to do terrible deals like this one. Read more »

Tags: Philadelphia Sixers, Sacramento Kings, NBA

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CBA Encyclopedia: Money In Trades

by Daniel Leroux

Under the current CBA, each season has its own limit for the maximum amount of cash a team can receive or pay in trades. For the 2015-16 season, this limit will be $3.4 million. Read more »
2016 Pick Protection Primer

by Daniel Leroux

There are nine traded first rounders for 2016 with pick protections that will be determined by regular season records next season. Read more »
Leroux's 2015 NBA Draft Review

by Daniel Leroux

Great drafts for the Nuggets, Wolves, Heat, 76ers and Raptors; good drafts for the Bulls, Magic, Pacers, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and Celtics, along with teams having enh and bad drafts. Read more »
CBA Encyclopedia: The Rookie Scale

by Daniel Leroux

The Rookie Scale limits the salaries for first round picks in response to some outlandish contracts, predominantly in the 1990s. That change had greater waves around the league, some positive and some negative. It made young players substantially more valuable and draft picks hotter commodities. Read more »
Introducing The CBA Enyclopedia

by Daniel Leroux

The CBA Encyclopedia will become a one stop shop that can explain the Collective Bargaining Agreement while putting it in proper context. Read more »
Leroux's 2015 NBA Draft Preview

by Daniel Leroux

While this draft class does not have any super-high end guys (think the best player on a title team), it should produce a nice amount of starters and high rotation players that help make the league more enjoyable top to bottom. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Pistons Acquire Ersan Ilyasova From Bucks In Salary Dump

by Daniel Leroux

Taking a flyer on Ersan Ilyasova without giving up any assets was a better outcome than most of their realistic free agent options in July, even with Greg Monroe almost certaining heading elsewhere. Read more »
DeAndre Jordan Or Bust

by Daniel Leroux

DeAndre Jordan is the most interesting player of the 2015 offseason because leaving changes two franchises and likely takes the Clippers out of title contention for 2016. Read more »
Potential Destinations For Tom Thibodeau

by Daniel Leroux

A Tom Thibodeau team should have played below expectations on defense, have some key players capable of performing at a high level who will still be under team control a few seasons from now and the total talent to be relevant within the first two seasons. Read more »
Stephen Curry's MVP Journey

by Daniel Leroux

Stephen Curry's game has grown so much over the years, but that "it" factor and his almost comical shooting range served as constant reminders that he could transcend being fun and become a true difference-maker on a great team. Read more »
The Stepien Wiggle Room

by Daniel Leroux

All the Stepien Rule says is that a team cannot be without any first round pick two years in a row and pick protection complicates those scenarios. Read more »
Leroux's NBA 2014-15 Regular Season Awards

by Daniel Leroux

Awards season can be both fun and frustrating because it creates some intriguing intellectual exercises but the overall structure leads to some deserving individuals not getting the accolades they deserve. Read more »
Gaming Out An Alternative Playoff Structure

by Daniel Leroux

In this alternative scenario, the top 16 teams make it regardless of conference and the top half of teams can choose their opponents among the bottom half, selecting in order of record. Read more »
Non-National Games Of The Week (Apr. 13-Apr. 15)

by Daniel Leroux

There are still plenty of good games and storylines to watch in the final three days of what has been an incredibly fun regular season. Read more »
Pick Protection Update

by Daniel Leroux

With the regular season winding down quickly, here is an update on the 2015 first round picks that have trade protection on them with the 76ers have the most at stake. Read more »
Why Anthony Davis Should Control His Own Destiny

by Daniel Leroux

Anthony Davis has given himself an incredible and almost unprecedented opportunity to take control of his career at a young age. Electing to play on a qualifying offer instead of a max extension gives him the flexibility to choose where he makes his legacy and plays for his entire prime. Read more »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Apr. 6-Apr. 12)

by Daniel Leroux

The final full week of regular season basketball features some high profile matchups and plenty of playoff ramifications. Read more »
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