Basketball Articles

The Atlanta Celtics Make Their Long-Awaited Return In Houston

by Jonathan Tjarks

Dec 24, 2014 5:34 PM

Ten years ago, if you had told Josh Smith and Dwight Howard they would wind up on the same NBA team, they probably would have figured they would win a title. They would have no reason not to. Read more »

Tags: Josh Smith, Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets, NBA

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Performance Against Real Competition

by Dan Hanner

Dec 24, 2014 5:26 PM

One of the frustrating things about the margin-of-victory rankings this time of year is that they try to rank all the teams. Segmenting out teams based on opponent quality is helpful. Read more »

Tags: Arizona Wildcats, NCAA

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How James Johnson Resurrected His NBA Career, Choosing D-League Instead Of Overseas

by Shams Charania

Dec 24, 2014 10:25 AM

From out of the NBA and nearly overseas, to becoming a top contributor with the Grizzlies last season and a guaranteed $5 million deal now with Toronto, James Johnson is the best case going of career resurgence. Read more »

Tags: James Johnson, Toronto Raptors, Memphis Grizzlies, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

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Waiting On Al Horford

by Jonathan Tjarks

Al Horford is the glue that makes everyone around him better, an extremely versatile big man with a complete skill-set who can impact the game on offense and defense. This makes it easy to put a team around him. Read more »
DraftKings' $200,000 Christmas Day Fantasy Basketball Contest

by RealGM Staff Report

DraftKings is offering RealGM readers a great opportunity to win a share of $200,000 by picking a fantasy basketball team for the NBA games on Christmas Day. Read more »
Non-National NBA Games Of The Week (Dec. 22-Dec. 28)

by Daniel Leroux

Even with a national holiday full of national TV games, we have an excellent week of matchups on League Pass. Read more »
Coach's Corner: Rondo's Debut, Spurs' Zone, Sluggish Boris

by Brett Koremenos

Rajon Rondo's debut with the Mavericks gave us a look on how Rick Carlisle may use him, as well as the Spurs' zone and a sluggish Boris Diaw. Read more »
The Inadvertent Contenders

by Christopher Reina

The Raptors have the best record in the Eastern Conference, but would be in the middle of a rebuild if not for the Knicks having too much respect for Masai Ujiri's GM jumper. Read more »
Six College Basketball Choices

by Dan Hanner

On how Duke, Kentucky, Michigan, SMU, Ole Miss, Oregon State, South Carolina, Penn State, Colorado State, Wyoming, Dayton and Marquette have begun their seasons. Read more »
The Long Rajon Rondo Goodbye

by Andrew Perna

Now that Danny Ainge has finally let go of the past, the Celtics can begin an uninhibited rebuilding process. Rajon Rondo may have been part of the present for too long in Boston, but at least now we know he’s no longer the future. Read more »
Danny Goes To Market: Is Rondo In Tow?

by Elrod Enchilada

The Celtics are being rebuilt, so marshalling assets, managing the salary cap, and accruing young talent and future no. 1 picks is the name of the game. Danny Ainge's decision on Rajon Rondo remains the defining issue. Read more »
How Nicolas Batum Continues Evolution Of His Game, Mindset

by Shams Charania

All around the Blazers, they’re pushing Nicolas Batum to be more assertive, to find the next echelon, and he promises one thing on his health and his game. “It’s coming.” Read more »
Coach's Corner: Can The Nets Be Fixed?

by Brett Koremenos

So is this middling squad what Brooklyn really is? Or can they find a panacea -- via trades or internal adjustments -- to regain their competitive footing? Read more »
Coach's Corner: Get Over It, Afflalo's Underutilized Post Game

by Brett Koremenos

On defending the pick-and-pop with a 'show-and-over' strategy, along with the Nuggets not using Arron Afflalo's postgame to increase their offensive efficiency. Read more »
Top Division I Transfers

by Dan Hanner

As important as freshmen are to Duke and Kentucky, for many teams transfers are the new faces who make the biggest impact. Read more »
Greg Monroe's Inevitable Pistons' Future

by Shams Charania

Greg Monroe never wanted to return to the Pistons, but Stan Van Gundy wanted a chance to make it work with their trio of big men while risking losing Monroe for nothing in 2015. Read more »
The NBA's Last High School Class

by Jonathan Tjarks

Gerald Green, Monta Ellis, Lou Williams and Amir Johnson were part of the final high school class to go straight to the NBA. Talent was never the issue for any of these guys, but it took them awhile to find their place as they were caught between two eras. Read more »
Feast Week Wrap

by Dan Hanner

On Colorado State winning the Great Alaska Shootout, Week 3 of the Terrapin Watch, Florida's broken offense, Ladarius Webb and more. Read more »
Klay For Love Revisited

by Daniel Leroux

While the Warriors' front office should be thrilled with Klay Thompson’s strong play and the team looking dominant early in the season, the rationale for making the Kevin Love trade still stands. Read more »
Bradley Beal's Rise A Credit To Unique Blend Of Talent, Maturation

by Shams Charania

From trying times to a contending team, Bradley Beal has been the perfect co-star for John Wall and these Wizards, fresh of talent and his own sense of self. Read more »