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League Pass Games Of The Week: Jan. 16-Jan. 22

by Danny Leroux

Jan 16, 2017 2:16 PM

This will be a fun League Pass week because there are a ton of East vs. West matchups which only happen twice per season. That will be highlighted by Damian Lillard facing John Wall, Isaiah Thomas and Kemba Walker in the same week while Pacers center Myles Turner gets Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gobert. Read more »

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League Pass Games Of The Week: Jan. 9-Jan. 15

by Danny Leroux

Jan 9, 2017 7:29 PM

This is a strange week for the NBA, but there are plenty of fascinating contests on the schedule, including Bucks/Spurs, Grizzlies/Rockets and the Game of the Week: Cavs at Jazz on Tuesday. Read more »

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League Pass Games Of The Week: Jan. 2-Jan. 8

by Danny Leroux

Jan 2, 2017 6:28 PM

As the calendar turns to 2017, the NBA season approaches the halfway point and some of the league's dynamics come into clearer focus. Read more »

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League Pass Games Of The Week: Dec. 26-Jan. 1

by Danny Leroux

An abbreviated national TV slate (presumably due to college bowl games) means a great week on League Pass, including some great matchups and some of the best teams and players in the Association facing significant challenges. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week: Dec. 19-25

by Danny Leroux

The final full week of 2016 features a great slate of League Pass games, partially fueled by the lack of games over the weekend due to the holiday. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week: Dec. 12-18

by Danny Leroux

While the Game of the Week features the Warriors and Blazers, many of the other best League Pass contests are with teams in the middle of the East where half the conference is within a few games of .500. Read more »
League Pass Games Of The Week: Dec. 5-11

by Danny Leroux

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

by Danny Leroux

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

by Danny Leroux

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 »
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 »