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Leroux's NBA 2014-15 Regular Season Awards

by Daniel Leroux

Apr 17, 2015 10:15 PM

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 »

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Gaming Out An Alternative Playoff Structure

by Daniel Leroux

Apr 16, 2015 4:45 PM

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 »

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Non-National Games Of The Week (Apr. 13-Apr. 15)

by Daniel Leroux

Apr 13, 2015 12:48 PM

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 »

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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 »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Mar. 30-Apr. 5)

by Daniel Leroux

A surprisingly weak set of games on the higher end means the edges of the playoff picture can get some non-national attention. Read more »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Mar. 23-Mar. 29)

by Daniel Leroux

Another week with the NCAA Tournament means we have an almost comically strong non-national lineup this week, featuring three huge Memphis games on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Read more »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Mar. 16-Mar. 22)

by Daniel Leroux

While the NCAA Tournament certainly takes some of the spotlight away from the NBA during the stretch run, it makes the non-national schedule much stronger. Friday and Sunday in particular are incredibly exciting days of NBA action with important and intriguing games. Read more »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Mar. 9-Mar. 15)

by Daniel Leroux

Considering we are a little more than a month away from the playoffs, it would follow that the non-national games would be stronger with increased stakes. Those matchups will come but sadly will not be here this week, but we'll instead get some great games out of nowhere. Read more »
Non-National Games Of The Week (Mar. 2-Mar. 8)

by Daniel Leroux

As March begins, the playoffs come into clearer focus while the lottery is still distant enough to stay in the background. Injuries to Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook are unfortunate but they do add some intrigue to the next few weeks. 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 »
The Stepien List At The Deadline

by Daniel Leroux

Using our incomparable pick database, we've determined which teams are presently limited by the Stepien rule and how it affects them right now at the deadline. Read more »
2015 NBA Draft Pick Protection Update

by Daniel Leroux

The first half of the NBA season has changed some of the dynamics of traded pick protection, while also producing a few other trades involving 2015 picks. Read more »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Feb. 9-Feb.11)

by Daniel Leroux

With the All-Star Game looming, the NBA still has a nice first three days of non-national games including some fun conference matchups. Read more »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Feb. 2-Feb. 8)

by Daniel Leroux

With the NFL season coming to a close, the NBA gets the chance to take center stage and not so coincidentally has a great slate of games headlined by a major trio for the hottest team going in any professional sport: the Hawks. 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 »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Jan. 19-Jan. 25)

by Daniel Leroux

While getting some quality Western Conference games should draw your main attention if you like good basketball, this will be a fun clarifying week for two surprising Eastern Conference teams as both the Pistons and Bucks have multiple challenging games. Read more »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Jan. 12-18)

by Daniel Leroux

Another quality week for the NBA but one lacking somewhat in high-quality Western Conference matchups. We will instead get to see some quality tests for East threats Atlanta, Toronto and Chicago. Read more »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Jan. 5-Jan. 11)

by Daniel Leroux

The Hawks make multiple appearances on the list this week, including the Game of the Week against the Wizards. Read more »