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RealGM's Predictions For The 2015 NBA Playoffs

by RealGM Staff Report

Apr 17, 2015 4:21 PM

RealGM's writers each predict the entire NBA Playoffs and explain their picks to win the championship. Read more »

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A Playoff Preview In Team Infographics

by Christopher Reina

Apr 17, 2015 6:39 PM

Looking at the percentile rankings for every team in the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate. Read more »

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Draft Kings' $65,000 Playoff Fantasy Basketball Contest

by RealGM Staff Report

Apr 17, 2015 11:34 AM

DraftKings is offering RealGM readers access to a free fantasy basketball contest on Saturday for the first day of the playoffs with $65,000 in prizes. Read more »

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Series Preview: Rockets Vs. Mavericks

by Jonathan Tjarks

While the Rockets have a clear edge in terms of regular season performance as well as having two stars in the prime of their career, key Houston injuries should give some hope to a Mavs' team with a lot of talent that hasn't been able to get everything going this season. 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 »
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 »
Coach's Corner: Stan Van Gundy's Weird First Season With Detroit

by Brett Koremenos

If there was an NBA trophy for the year's strangest season, the Pistons would be a heavy favorite to win it. Detroit has experienced roughly five seasons worth of madness in one year. Read more »
Notes From The 2015 Portsmouth Invitational

by Jordan Tyler

Evaluating the standouts from Portsmouth who could follow the likes of Robert Covington to become NBA players. Read more »
What Separates NBA Coaches At The Highest Levels

by Jonathan Tjarks

The key for any coach is to make sure he has the necessary talent to win and that's exactly what Steve Kerr did in picking the Warriors over the Knicks. Kerr was the only one of Phil Jackson's disciples who was actually paying attention. Read more »
Tyler Johnson Reveals NBA Promise, Shedding Overseas Label

by Shams Charania

Tyler Johnson wanted to pursue the NBA, thoroughly and respectably. He became a premium undrafted player, and NBA executives envisioned an aggressive, athletic and two-way guard in the D-League with Sioux Falls. 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 »
Notes From The 2015 Nike Hoop Summit

by Christopher Reina

The depth of future lottery talent in the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit wasn't as strong as past seasons, including last year's edition that comprises a good percentage of the draft crop, but there are three potential franchise-changing talents in Skal Labissiere, Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown. Read more »
The NBA Future Of The Kentucky Seven

by Jonathan Tjarks

When you are drafting from a John Calipari team, you want to make sure you are taking guys based off their talent level and skill-set not their proximity to greatness at the NCAA level. So how do the seven guys from this year's team stack up with each other? 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 »
Nerlens Noel Emerging As One Of NBA's Premier Big Men

by Wesley Share

Nerlens Noel has remained healthy in his delayed rookie season while showing all of the defensive ability and upside on offense that made him the projected top pick in 2013 before he tore his ACL. Read more »
Shaka Smart Waited For This Chance At Texas

by Jonathan Tjarks

Most college games are won and lost before the ball is ever tipped into play. What Shaka Smart realized was there was no reason to leave the premier job in his conference unless he could get a premier job in one of the bigger conferences. Read more »
College Basketball Crowns A Champion

by Dan Hanner

The hero was a freshman, just not necessarily the one we expected. 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 »
Wisconsin Vs. Duke

by Dan Hanner

Kentucky vs Wisconsin lived up to the hype and more. Read more »